severed witches fingers...

oh yah... I made them again.... only the 2007 versions are much more disgustingly graphic than last year's.

There's still time for you to make your own... witches finger cookies.
Have fun!


Your world. View.

Just thought I'd pass this along if you haven't already seen it. Pretty interesting. Tell us what YOU think. I'm interested.

(Thanks for sending it my way Chris!)


I need to say something...

Three things on the news this morning highlighted something I feel compelled to vent about:

  1. Police shot a man who was threatening to shoot them with a shotgun.
    Now, a neighbor is upset that the officers put them in danger by shooting the man.

    Hmmmmm... well... now let's see... Yes, there were bullet holes in the neighbor's trailer... but, no one (besides the shotgun guy) was hurt. And, I'm sure if the police hadn't shown up and the crackpot neighbor shot that neighbor and who knows how many other people with his shotgun... they'd have been mad at the police, too.


    Seems to me, the police were doing their job... and maybe instead of playing the "blame game" and whining about how dangerous the police are, we should THANK THEM for putting themself in danger to protect us.

  2. Chilren's cold medicine is being pulled from the shelves .
    While I am horrified that some children have died due to an overdose of cold medicine (92 deaths are connected to combination cold medicines - 79 of them were due to misuse or overdose)... and it is probably a good idea to make sure the regulations are correct... I don't believe it is all on the manufacturer. There are clear directions, warnings and information on every package. If a child is given too much of the medicine, how is it the manufacturer's fault? Shouldn't the person who administered the medicine be held responsible?

    Now, I'm not saying anyone did anything on purpose... of course they didn't. I'm just saying... as sad as it is... that once a person buys the medicine, it's their responsibility to be diligent / judicious about administering it correctly. 79 children died because someone didn't follow and/or read instructions properly... it isn't the manufacturer who is accountable for that. That is called "human error".

  3. Ellen's "dog giving away" drama is over-the-top.
    Two things here:
    1.) She should have read the fine print and this wouldn't have been a big deal;
    2.) But she didn't and that's understandable, too. I mean seriously, how many of you would have made the same mistake? I probably would have... cause I'm not always good at reading the fine print.

    Either way, both sides are playing the blame game. Ellen is blaming the dog adoption agency... the dog adoption agency is blaming her. Meanwhile, a little common courtesy and communication probably could have kept this from becoming national news. I don't know what happened... and frankly... I don't care. What I do know is that this IS NOT national news. This is about two parties not being willing to admint there might be some kind of unintentional mistake on both sides, then working together to come up with a solution that is best for everyone. My guess is that dog would have been fine in the home of her hair dresser... if Ellen would have realized what she agreed to... and, if the dog agency could open their eyes long enought to realize there was most likely no malicious intent, everyone could have walked away from the situation happy. As it is... it is simply this: a pissing contest where no one is accepting responsibility for their own actions.

These are just THREE examples of how our society has become "unaccountable". Nothing is ever "our" fault it seems... so many of us are happy "playing the victim" and I'm just OVER IT.

That said... I accept the fact that I'm just as guilty as the next person when it comes to this... but I'm gonna try harder to look in the mirror more. It's time we all made more of an effort to be accountable for our own actions and mistakes... and quit being a bunch of whiny Americans.



Seems simple enough

Okay, you brainiacs, here is a brain teaser for you:


...is still a word after removing only one letter
...one by one
...until there is only one letter left?
If you think you know it... post a comment below.

Check back on Tuesday for the answer.
OK... it's Tuesday:

My sources say the word is: startling
  • remove the l, and the word becomes: starting
  • remove one t, and the word becomes: staring
  • remove the a, and the word becomes: string
  • remove the r, and the word becomes: sting
  • remove the other t, and the word becomes: sing
  • remove the g, and the word becomes: sin
  • remove the s, and the word becomes: in
  • remove the n, and the word becomes: I

  • **she wipes hands**

    See comment #1 for a link to other options as well.
    Thanks for playin.


    I'm an ENFP.

    I know... another quiz.
    Deal with it.

    Seriously though... don't you find this interesting? I got this quiz from D-pop, too. When I took a Myers-Briggs in the early 90s, I was an ENTJ. But... the T and J were borderline. Wonder if there's anything to the online quiz.

    What do you think?
    Does this describe me?
    Not sure about all these quiz anaweres!

    You Are An ENFP

    The Inspirer

    You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
    You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
    Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
    You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

    In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
    You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. And you do break a lot of hearts.

    At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
    You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

    How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

    When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused

    what is your aura?

    Those who know me... might expect it to be black since that's all I seem to own.
    Heh. Oh well... stole this quiz idea from d-pop. Her aura is green. What a rocker.
    whaddya think?
    Is my aura purple?!

    Your Inner Color is Purple

    Your Personality: You're a dreamer and visionary. You believe you were put on this earth to do something great.

    You in Love: You're very passionate but often too busy for love. You need a partner who sees your vision and adopts it as their own.

    Your Career: You need a job that helps you make a difference. You have a bright future as a guru, politician, teacher, or musician.


    China's Latest Toy Recall


    Thanks to LK for sending this warning about the shredder slide.

    The world is now a safer place for kids.



    Rusty is the "Iron Man"

    Earlier this year, we were coming back from lunch and spotted a giant iron man being constructed in someone's back yard. It was amazing.

    Well... today, Liz-o-licious and I went to The Factory to paint at Third Coast Clay over lunch, and guess who greeted us at the entrance?!

    Rusty... the gianormous iron man.

    He's a complete work of art now... and has a home at the entrance to The Factory, just down from the Viking Store.

    Rusty's got a a nametag and everything. You can't read it in this pic, but it is the silver thingy on his left shoulder.

    Stop by and pay him a visit... he's so loveable... Liz tried to hitch a ride.