The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: April, 2004

I love the weekend

Weekends should be 4 days long. I’m going to start a petition.

I thought I wrote something yesterday but apparently I didn’t. So consider the first paragraph thee Saturday entry and this one Sunday’s. Thanks so much.

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Green Muffins

It’s Phood Phriday here at the dump. Pull up a chair and I’ll get you a barqs.

Item 1 – Work Muffins. Every once in a while, I decide to get a muffin from the cafeteria for breakfast. And every time, I think to myself “My God, how do you consistently make muffins that self-destruct on first bite?” They taste pretty good, I mean, I’ve had better and I’ve had worse. I went for the pistachio today because, well, it’s green. Green like they make food on St. Patrick’s day. But I just wish they wouldn’t fall apart. I have to eat them with a fork, and that’s just wrong when you’re talking about a muffin.

Item 2 – Carrots. Junior, all of a sudden, has added raw carrots to his list of foods that will not kill him instantly. They have to be cold and crunchy, and he has to do a bugs bunny imitation, but HE’S EATING CARROTS, PEOPLE! Combined with his fruit consumption (massive), that recently added pineapple, I think he may actually be eating, dare I say it, healthy! He’s eating more chicken, and he decided that orange juice isn’t all that bad (or oranges themselves). He eats peaches, apples, bananas, pears, watermelon and grapes all week long. He still eats a lot of pasta, but I point out that it’s only with tomato sauce, not butter and/or cheese, so he’s getting a ton of tomato anti-oxidants. The only area that could use improvement is dairy. He’s not a big fan, so anything I can possibly buy that is high in calcium, I do. All his juice is 100% vitamin C and 10% (or higher) USRDA Calcium. We try to get a grilled cheese in when we can, but he’s not always open to them. But it’s better than a diet of Doritos and Ring-Dings!

Item 3 – Last Monday my sister grilled some food for lunch and the grownups had cheeseburgers. The only cheese she had in the house was jalapeno havarti. (Ya, I know. Who on earth has this and only this in the house with a 5 year old and a 3 year old?) She sliced off a couple of chunks for the burgers and….mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I highly highly recommend it. Just enough of a little pop to make you want to take another bite.

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Here’s the video clip of Junior forgetting he has to use the bike brakes if he doesn’t want to kill himself and others. Some day, I’m sure he’ll be delighted to know I shared this with the world.

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My Little Baseball Player

Junior’s first tee ball, er, minor league game is Saturday! I’m SO excited that we were able to finally figure out how to get in touch with the people running the league and get him signed up! He’s on the Turnout team – I can’t wait to show you all a picture of the man in his uniform!

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Sneaky Little 81

Okay, so we were minding our own business expecting a week of 50s and 60s with rain for most of it, and then today I glanced at my Yahoo weather and it said 81. 81? My goodness, who invited him in here? It was only 52 at noon, so does that mean it’s going up 30 degrees in a few hours and then back down again to a low of 47? Tomorrow’s low is 39 with a high of 53. So this 81? An unwelcome intruder.

I say we get the pitchforks and run it out of the week.

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Is It Wednesday?

It is? Good. I’m ready for Wednesday. I’m more ready for Friday, but I don’t know how to manipulate time and space. Yet.

My cold is in a manageable place right now – I can function, and most of the time, I can breath. Junior, on the other hand, is having a bad time with the whole breathing thing. I always hate to give him medicine during the day because it makes him out of it. Well, it’s school vacation so he’s not going to have any kindergarten pop quizzes to worry about. Medicine it is!

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Snack Review

Over the weekend I made nachos, because that’s something I do when the kids are up. I use canned chili, Mexican cheese, etc. It’s a tasty treat. We never make it when they aren’t here – I guess it just makes it a special thing. Tonight I decided to nuke a few of the Tostitos with just the Mexican pizza cheese, but it wasn’t the same. I guess we’ll just have to buy another can of chili and wait for the kids to come back!

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Access Limitations

I’m stuck today with limited internet access. My faithful sidekick, Sidekick, isn’t communicating at all with the world of T-mobile. Makes me sad, it does. So if you’ve emailed me, I’ll get it eventually. Maybe even today!

In other news: who invented French dressing, and why? And what exactly makes it “French”? The color? I had some Russian dressing on my sandwich today, and it tasted suspiciously like modified French dressing. That’s not cool, for the record.

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Burger’s Up

I declare the first bbq of the 2004 season a complete success. Mr. Dump did a stupendous job on said burgers. I just wish I’d had the fixings for a macaroni salad on hand…nothing better in my book.

Junior is still working on the bike thing. He had two crashes – one of them involved his sister. I happened to catch it on videotape. If I can get it small enough I’ll post it.

Today we spent most of the day flying things. Air Hog copters, then our kites. Picks to come. The cow kite was hysterical!

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Burgers Up

I declare the first bbq of the 2004 season a complete success. Mr. Dump did a stupendous job on said burgers. I just wish I’d had the fixings for a macaroni salad on hand…nothing better in my book.

Junior is still working on the bike thing. He had two crashes – one of them involved his sister. I happened to catch it on videotape. If I can get it small enough I’ll post it.

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