Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beware The Ides of March

I honestly have nothing to warn you about today, after all, I am no soothsayer; but ever since I first learned this phrase while studying William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, it has stuck with me. Talk about foreshadowing! So, since today, the 15th of March is indeed the Ides of March (and the date of Julius’ Caesar’s assassination), I thought it would be an appropriate title. What can I say? I can be more than a little nerdy at times.

So, today, since I don’t have much of anything specific to write about, I figured I would continue on with my random ramblings from yesterday. Erika seemed to be the only one that enjoyed it so maybe she will stop by and read again today.

My dad introduced me to a new snack recently and if you are a fan of salty snacks, then you must try these. They are called pretzel crisps and they are found in the deli section of the grocery store. They come in a variety of flavors. The garlic parmesan is my favorite. I’ve also tried the “everything” flavor and they are good too. Other flavors include plan, buffalo wing and sesame seed. There may be other flavors but these are the only ones I have seen. They are addictive too! You’ve been warned!

Pretzel Crisps - go get some!

Lately I have taken to popping popcorn on the stovetop multiple times a week; since I’ve been having problems with my #30 tooth though I haven’t popped as much because eating popcorn isn’t very easy these days. I’ve never been a big fan of microwave popcorn or microwave anything for that matter. My microwave serves as a butter melter for me – especially when I pop popcorn. What about you all? Do you pop popcorn on the stove top or are you strictly a microwave popper?

The time change has really messed up my internal clock and I can’t seem to get used to the new time. Losing that hour of sleep has been brutal on me as far as getting up in the mornings. I really don’t understand why we can’t just leave the time as it is. It’s annoying.

I recently ordered the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert on Blu-Ray from the PBS Store. The cost was outrageous on Amazon (shocked me!) and it was also on backorder. Erika called last week saying it was on PBS. Well, it wasn’t on my PBS station for some reason, but it did come on this past Sunday and PBS was selling the DVD – for $120! YIKES! Obviously most of that $120 would have been a donation to PBS. I ordered it from the PBS Store last week for $40. It is also on backorder, but it was cheaper than the Amazon price. I cannot wait until it comes in! This may be one Blu-Ray disc that I literally wear out!

My friend Sara is starting an Etsy store. If you don’t know about Etsy then you might not want to visit. Etsy is a site that sells all homemade goods and it can be addictive as far as looking at and perhaps purchasing all the cute things people are selling. Sara hasn’t set the link for her store yet, but when she does, I will pass it on to you so you can take a look. She is trying to build up an inventory before she lists her items. She has some cute things, ya’ll! I’ve asked her to help me with my lack of sewing skills; but she’s raising three boys and a husband and doesn’t have a lot of spare time on her hands.

I hate to close on a sad note, but I do want to ask that you all keep my dear friend, Judy in your prayers this week. She found her husband dead at their home on Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure what the cause was; but can only assume a heart attack or stroke. Needless to say, it was very sudden and shocking. This is the third person that I knew that has died suddenly this year and each one seems more chocking that the previous. So, pelase keep Judy and her three boys in your prayers.

Thanks for stopping by today and stay tuned for a review of RENT, a book review of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and a guest post about cycling coming up in the days ahead. Have a great Tuesday and Beware The Ides of March!


Erika said...

I was so sorry to hear about Judy's husband....so so sad.

I LOVE the time change. It's so nice to leave work and it not be pitch dark!

Glad you snagged a copy of Les Mis :)

Kimberly Washer said...

Who are the other people that you know who have had sudden deaths? Do I know them? Our Bunco girls last night made them a card. I hope I remember to mail it when I get home today.

I read yesterday and enjoyed, just forgot to comment. I like your random days!

Melissa said...

I like having more daylight during the evening timeframe, but I don't like the springing forward at all. And, next week, I will be on Eastern timezone for a work trip - so I have to 'spring' forward again...maybe I'll quickly adjust to this hour change first before going to FL.