Monday, February 16, 2009

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana

I'm really not ready to go back to work tomorrow. My bag of work keeps calling me from the corner where I shoved it last Thursday night. Eh, I don't even know why I bring home all that stuff. One day, I'll accept that I'm just giving the stuff a ride.

But really, I have no room to complain. The schools were closed Friday and Monday for President's Day. Not a bad break. I'm trying to figure out where all the time went.

Yesterday, I decided to bake some Key Lime cupcakes.



I love little cupcakes (Because there is no way I'm eating all the calories that a whole piece of cake has to offer. Really. How many calories could be in each of the little buggers. I'm banking on about 5 or 6 calories. About the same as a Tic Tac. While we are on the subject of calories, I wonder why my damn jeans are tight. Must've shrunk in the wash.). The butter cream icing recipe that goes on top is so good! My husband told me I was a MASTER BAKER! A compliment from a cook. He just made my weekend.

The real story of the weekend is the truck Mr. Strong bought (for the next 36 months) on Saturday. We spent the day of love driving 5 hours round trip then waiting two hours in the dealership to pick up this baby (Not really this baby. I borrowed this picture from the Toyota site. Dig the happening jet ski in the background. Cool trucks can hang out with the jet skis.). A green pickup truck! I can't wait to rumble with my man now. And is it just me but I swear Mr. Strong has more chest hair since this purchase.


Now that Mr. Strong has a truck, he can actually pick up the pine straw he finds on the side of the road. It never ceases to amaze me how jazzed up he can get over pine straw. I know I disappoint him regularly because I don't share the same excitement over the straw. Sometimes I think he wants me to act like a dog in heat and hump his leg. He really gets that emotional. And apparently, he isn't alone. I've had conversations with other men who compare notes on where they found the best *free* pine straw. Twenty years ago, they probably had similiar conversations about women.

In the end, no matter how emotional he gets. No matter how much he drools. No matter how much he begs and grovels. The man around the corner will not let him "just rake his yard for free." He even put up a sign to keep all the pine straw whores at bay.


18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I have never had Key Lime cupcakes. But apparently, I need to.

Vodka Mom said...

i'll be right over for a treat.........

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

I've never even heard of pine straw??? And those cupcakes look sooo gooood!! Too good! Maybe its your laundry detergant? I think thats what's making my jeans too tight : )

nikkicrumpet said...

I have a crap load of Pine straw just his for the taking! And I know when I bought my 4 wheel drive truck...I had more chest hair!!!

only a movie said...

"One day, I'll accept that I'm just giving the stuff a ride."
LOL. At my school, we call that the bag full of good intentions...
Congrats on the truck!!
Good luck w/ school tomorrow. I feel guilty - we are on school break. However, it is not a break for me, as I am headed down to visit w/ family (usually fun), but my mom is in the hospital.
Oh, and the cupcakes? Look yummy. Surely only 4-5 calories each.

Deb said...

you kind of lost me with all that talk about pine straw, but man, those cupcakes look awesome!

Braja said...

I'm right behind Vodka...hmmm...vodka and lime cup cakes? Kinda like lick, sip, scoff :))

Marinka said...

Those cupcakes looks amazing. they probably have negative calories.

Anna Lefler said...

I have that same sign in our bedroom!

;^) Anna

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I take my work for a ride too. It's good for it to get out once in awhile, you know. Yummy cupcakes and I'm sure you are correct that the caloric value is the same as a tictac. Congrats on hubby's new truck. Happy miles!

Candice said...

What the hell does he do with the pine straw? Does he use it as mulch or something? We had a metric asston of the stuff when we lived in Va. We had over 20 pine trees in our yard though. He could have had all of it, but it would have taken a few days to rake and bag it.

bernthis said...

I will never,ever, ever understand the relationship b/w a man and his car

Sunny said...

lol, I used to take paper work home too, when worked at school. Then I gave up as I never ever got down to it at home.

Your cupcakes look lovely. I wish I could cook!

Mr. Strong bought a wonderful car! Now, tell me why he need pine straw?

Sunny said...

P.S. Beth, your letter is D ,as you're a really determined Director of your primary school's Dreams ;)

Beth said...

Kristina - The darn cupcakes are divine. But I showed restraint and only ate about 20.

Vodka Mom - Come on over...

Sarah - Pine straw is basically a cheap mulch. When pine needles from pine trees falls to the ground, it makes a mess. And once it is raked up, it makes a mulch.

Nikki - See! I knew it was true about the truck and chest hair!

Only a Movie - I hope your mom is ok. I'm thinking about you guys.

Deb - I'm glad I took a picture because the cupcakes didn't even last 24 hours. And I never thought about living in a world without pinestraw. In the fall, it is the bane of my existense (rake, rake, rake).

Braja - Wonderful idea! I didn't think to pair the cupcakes with libations.

Marinka - I really think they do have negative calories.

Anna - I love Groucho Marx sayings...

Smart Mouth Broad - You crack me up. And I do think the bag 'o stuff enjoys the change of scenery.

Candice - We don't have pine trees on our property but still he has to have the straw.... He probably would have been like a boy in a sex shop over acres of straw.

Bernthis - Me either.

Sunny - The cupcakes are pretty easy. And the straw goes into various flower/herb beds around the house. That is as exciting as it gets.

Sunny said...

hm.. Mum uses bark to nourish plants. Gotta tell her about the straw

Jan said...

Oooooo...key lime cupcakes. I have to admit, they get me as excited as Mr. Strong apparently does over pine straw. I can totally see myself roping off a plate of key lime cupcakes with a big sign that says, "NO."

But that's just me.

Kulio said...

My husband had to sell his truck.
It was a sad, sad day.
:-)