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Posts from May 2013


Taking the pet on a trip? DON'T DO IT!!
I visited my sis in New Orleans, who's moving home to Philly this summer.  I offered to fly her cat home so Fuzzybutt wouldn't have to suffer the road-trip ordeal.   

Can you believe it cost $125 (one-way!) for the cat to be shoved under the seat in front of me?!! 

No pretzels. No water.  Nuthin. What a scam.  Even a child can sit on your lap FOR FREE. 

Plus, I felt like an outlaw going through security: they make you hold a clawing, squirming cat while they swab your hands for traces of explosives.  Yup, cats can be terrorists, too. 

The best - the evil eye from the grouchy passenger that "can't BELIEVE they'd let a cat on the plane! What if I'm allergic?!"  He wasn't. Just an ass. 

I'll NEVER do that again.
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This is my inner child ....


This is EXACTLY how I feel when I attempt to cook. 
And right now, I'm totally using the fact that Cole won't stop pulling things out of the Lazy Susan as my lame excuse to not cook ... I HATE this stage of repeatedly having to pick the same things up and put away - can't get anything done! 
LAZY Susan, my ass!!

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Does your high school deserve to be on the "best of" list?

77 Pennsylvania schools made the list of the top 2,000 public high schools in America - is yours on the list?
(check here:)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html
 

Congratulations to Dallas & North Pocono- the only schools in Luzerne/Lackawanna Co's to make list!  Not too shabby, considering there are areas (Lehigh Valley, for instance) that didn't have any schools listed.  Philadelphia suburbs had the most high schools in PA on the list ... congrats to my alma mater: Wissahickon High School !


I was really hoping more schools would be listed in NEPA, were you?  I was surprised Lehman didn't make it (go easy on them, Dallas!), nor Abington Heights (btw, Abington High, outside of Philly, made the list, not to be confused with AH in Clarks Summit)

Which public high schools do you think got robbed? 

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I may be a mom, but I think like a 12 yr old boy ...

I was so touched when I received my FIRST handmade (literally!) gift from my 15 month old son, Cole.  It's a flower, made with the imprints of his hands ...


...althooooough, I'm still trying to figure out what body part imprint made the leaves?!!! 

C'mon, you wondered, too.

A Facebook friend innocently told me it's his fist and thumb.  Ohhhhhhh!!  HAHAHA!  Whew.  I thought I was going to have to call authorities!!

Enjoy your handmade gifts, Moms!!!
May your gifts bring a smile, even a laugh, to your day.
Happy Mother's Day!

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TRES de Mayo!
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo a lil early, but it totally worked out with the TRES Agave! Want to try the refreshing drinks Chandler from Fine Wine & Good Spirits brought in on Friday?  They're easy to make, and perfect for this weekend, or any fun, warm day!  Enjoy responsibly!

Charonge Sunset (Wake Up Call favorite)
  • 1.5 oz. Charonge (Size:750ml, Code:5913, Retail:$11.99, Sale:$9.99)
  • 1.5 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 0.5 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz. Orange Juice
  • Orange wedge, for garnish
 
Pour ingredients into a shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into glass over ice.  Garnish with an orange wedge.
 
Red Pepper Daisy
  • 4 dime-sized slices of red bell pepper
  • 1 ½ oz. 1800 Reposado Tequila  (Size:1.75L, Code:3158, Retail:$39.99, Sale:$36.99)
  • ½ oz. Tres Agaves Agave Nectar Juice (Size:750ml, Code:6612, Retail:$9.99)
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • Club Soda
 
Place the pepper slices in a shaker and muddle. Add tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, and ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass and add club soda to taste..
 
Pyrat Rum Sangria (Large Batch)
  • 1 Bottle Pyrat XO Reserve Rum  (Size:750ml, Code:8902, Retail:$29.99, Sale:$25.99)
  • 2.0 bottles Campo Viejo Reserve Red  (Size:750ml, Code:9327, Retail:$13.99, Sale:$10.99)
  • 8 ½ oz. Triple Sec
  • 24 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 12 oz. Orange Juice
  • 6 oz. Pineapple Juice
 
Mix all together and rest for 1 hour but even better if overnight. Add seasonal fruits. Serve in a wine glass on the rocks.
 
Avion Strawberry Fizz - Cocktail of the Month - made at finewineandgoodspirits.com
  • 2 oz. Avion Silver Tequila  (Size:750ml, Code:3513, Retail:$44.99, Sale:$39.99)
  • 1 oz. Tres Agaves Agave Nectar Juice (Size:750ml, Code:6612, Retail:$9.99)
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • Strawberries
  • 2 oz. Dry Champagne
               
Muddle strawberries in cocktail shaker then add lemon juice, agave, and tequila. Shake and strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a strawberry.
 
Maya Magic
  • 1 oz. Pinnacle Pineapple Vodka (Size:750ml, Code:5410, Retail:$14.99)
  • 1 oz. Pinnacle Whipped Vodka (Size:750ml, Code:3293, Retail:$14.99, Sale:$11.99)
  • ½ oz. Triple Sec
  • ½ oz. cranberry juice
  • Pineapple slice for garnish
 
Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.
 
Jos-ito  (also fun to say!!)
  • 1½ oz. Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila (Size:750ml, Code:6584, Retail:$19.99, Sale:$17.99)
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier Liqueur (Size:750ml, Code:5587, Retail:$34.99, Sale:$31.99)
  • ¾ oz. Tres Agaves Agave Nectar Juice (Size:750ml, Code:6612, Retail:$9.99)
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • Ice cubes
  • Crushed ice
 
Combine agave nectar and mint leaves into shaker and muddle. Add the rest of ingredients in shaker with ice and shake. Strain into rocks glass packed with crushed ice.
 
SALE PRICES EFFECTIVE April 29th  THROUGH May 26th.
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