14 October 2011


I was looking at a baseline in a chromatogram and thought of FAC (flat ass calm), an acronym used by the boy.  FAC is when the water is totally flat.  Not surprisingly, the innerwebs told me that it is used primary in military and nautical circles.

13 October 2011

Cream cheese igloo and penguins-update

In response to this query:

I would like to submit a picture of a stellar preparation of your Igloo Spread with Cream Cheese Penguins as prepared by my mother. Of the pictures I have seen on the internet of this recipe (including this website), my mom's was the best. Thank you.

I received this response:

Dear Carol Morris-Tilden:
Thank you for contacting General Mills.

It is General Mills’ policy not to accept submitted ideas in order to avoid compromising our internal product research, development and marketing efforts. Although we appreciate your sincere interest in General Mills and its products, we are unable to consider your request.
Again, thank you for your interest in General Mills and your enthusiasm for our products.


Imee B. Roberts
Consumer Services

am I right?
I don't think Imee B. Roberts genuinely considered my request.  If I could have attached a picture, I'm confident that Imee B. Roberts would have enthusiastically accepted.General Mills' policy, my foot.  They just don't want to admit that their picture sucks, and mom's is better.  You be the judge.


10 October 2011

elusive vs. lucid dream

Me:  *hollering* why do i hear yammering?! go to bed!
Alex:  i was telling henry about my elusive dream.
Me:  your what?  you guys need to be sleeping.
Alex:  my elusive dream.   you know, when you can control your dream.
Me:  LUCID dream.  you mean lucid dream.  l-u-c-i-d.  elusive is when something is hard to find.
Alex:  oh.  i thought it was elusive.  lucid.  you know what it is?  you've had one?
Me:  yes.  they're pretty sweet.  now, go to bed!
Alex:  i'm going to have a mental picture of a *bionicle, and when i see one in my dream, i will know i'm having a dream and then i can control the dream.
Me:  ok, but go to bed!
Henry:  i had a lucid dream once where i was floating above the ground facing down but then i fell.
Me:  Umm, ok.  love you guys.
Alex:  (bionicle, bionicle)

it is exchanges such as this that keeps me from murderlizing them.
they are also adorable when they sleep.
especially when alex talks nonsense when i take his glasses and henry snores and sleeps with his eyes open. they are going to make two lucky girls very happy.

*see comments below for the definition


i just looked at the stats for my blog, and 1 hit was from a search for "slurpee costume" on google.  how cool is that?

Super-awesome cream cheese igloo with penguins

a la my mom:

cream cheese igloo with penguins


one of the more aggravating invalids.


I dusted off the Twitter

In order to participate in Pinterest, I needed to hook it up to a social networking thingie.  I don't FB, so I joined through Twitter.  I don't expect to do a whole lot with the Twitter; it is just a means to an end.

Ask me for my super-secret-squirrel-Twitter-name thing if you really want to see what amuses me.
Or not.
That's ok too.