Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's like the punchline in the Fox Force Five Joke.

It's catch-up time, and that usually means a bulleted list. It means a bulleted list this time, too.

  • We've been sticking pretty heavily to our "what's next" philosophy. Why, just yesterday evening we replaced a couple of switchplates in a redecorated bathroom, re-hung a ceiling light, replaced our doorbell (it had been broken for years), assembled a new floor lamp, and Mr. Awesome mowed the yard and bathed the dog before I got home from work. We're sleeping really well at night :)

  • Since cancelling cable television service about a month ago, we have not suffered from a loss of anything to watch, especially since we signed up with Netflix again, primarily for their Instant Play feature. After breezing through The IT Crowd series for the second time (what a fantastic show), we are currently absorbed by the Up Series from the BBC. This series follows a group of children every 7 years, starting in 1964 when they were 7 with 7 Up. The series is currently on the 49-Up installment, and we're up to 42-Up, which I'm anxious to watch tonight.

  • A couple of weeks ago, we went to St. Louis to see the always delightful Kate Miller-Heidke perform at The Old Rock House. The show was great, and the venue was great, too. The trip also gave us an opportunity to visit the Arch and Citygarden.

  • A rainy day last weekend afforded us the opportunity to make a visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The museum is free, so really, if you haven't been in a while you have no more excuses.
  • I recently discovered a culinary treat that is as easy as it is delicious. Are you ready for this? Take two or three frozen bananas and toss them in a food processor with a couple big tablespoons of reduced-fat peanut butter and a splash of soy milk. Puree until smooth, then freeze a bit more until it reaches the consistency of... BANANA SOFT-SERVE ICE CREAM! Yes, you can make something that tastes remarkably like real ice cream without any cream or ice or an ice cream maker or anything usually associated with the creation of ice cream. Except for a freezer, of course. Serve with a drizzle of (sugar-free for me) chocolate syrup and a little bit of crushed graham cracker crumbs and holy shitballs is that good. It's so good I broke out the cussing.

  • One day until Lilith Fair, and we're still trying to decide if Metric is worth the price of admission and the oppressive heat. A couple more listens to Fantasies might make up our mind... it's a terrific album and I highly recommend it.

  • I finally beat the computer at Scrabble on my iPhone. On Hard. Thanks, 104-point word, ICEBREAKER.