Sunday, August 5, 2007

A Weekend Wrap-Up of Stuff

Anyone who read my post yesterday titled Tickled Pink at the Mall might remember the picture I posted of a beverage that I had while surfing the internet at the Seattle's Best Coffee Cafe at a Borders store near the mall where Amanda was meeting a friend. For those who don't remember, missed it, or just wanted to see it a second time I shall post it again simply because it looks so downright yummy ...

Handshaken Coldbrew Mocha Chocolate LatteDoesn't that just make your mouth water? Oops ... hold on, I just drooled on my keyboard ... okay, now that I've got that cleaned up ... this beverage is a Handshaken Coldbrew Marble Mocha Latte topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and shaved white chocolate. It was one of the most delicious drinks I have had in a very long time and I don't even want to think about what the calorie count was, especially considering I had more or less started a diet yesterday (I'm thinking we should go with "less" on that!). It was almost better than milk chocolate-covered Oreos which are better than pretty much anything on the face of the planet! Mmmmm ... cookies ...

Other than for torture purposes, the reason I have mentioned my decadent coffee beverage again today is because Jen and I decided to order in Chinese at work this afternoon for lunch as when you're working 16 hours it's hard to bring food in for the entire day. I was a good girl and had chicken and soup but couldn't pass up my fortune cookie as what's Chinese food without a fortune cookie? The meal just seems so unfinished until you open your cookie and see what words of wisdom there are for you inside. Mine today?
Today is probably a huge improvement over yesterday.
Uhm, looking at that drink again and the fact that I was on a day off yesterday to boot - I. Don't. Think. So. 'Nuff said there!

Meanwhile, around the Internet today I found a couple of other interesting things I thought I would pass along. First off from Trav's Thoughts is this great post: "Email and thank a Marine." Please stop by and see how you, too, can send a quick thank you to our troops fighting overseas. Travis got the post from The Ice Box who got it from Atlas Shrugs. I think this would be a great thing to make its way around The Blogosphere and a fantastic way to show our men and women in the military that we appreciate them.

From Saturday Stuff at Polliwog's Pond I found this fun little webpage where you can "Simpsonize" yourself just by uploading a photo and waiting for the cartoon magic to happen. I've never really wanted to be yellow but who can resist being turned into a Springfield-ite? Or is that Springfield-izen? Springfield-ion? D'oh! Just go have fun with it! Some might say this was an improvement!

In other news - Bobbarama has the eighth edition of the Humor Carnival going on over at his place; there's still time to join in on the Saturday Comeback Challenge that Mimi Lenox presides over at Dating Profile of the Day; while over at The Freelance Cynic Simon is having himself a major case of writer's block so go on over and give him a cyber kick-in-the-pants to see if that helps him get going again!

Lastly - my friend Ed, the man behind The Pisstakers, is offering a snazzy little contest widget over on his blog that you can either install on your own blog to keep up-to-date with the great contests offered that are out there or add an entry of your own should you find yourself hosting a contest of some sort.

Speaking of contests, I am thinking of hosting one myself in order to promote my daughter's on-line store Artistic Intoxication over at Cafe Press. Now tell me - who wouldn't want their very own Death Eating a Cracker t-shirt?? Details to follow as soon as I figure them out!

Here's hoping all your todays are wonderful and your tomorrows are even better!


  1. Anonymous5:42 PM EDT

    Stuff! Great wrap-up Linda. Thanks for the little plug. I love your Simpson's version.

    Congrats to Amanda on her store. I'm off to check it out.

  2. Yikes...I'm exhausted from your weekend wrap-up. Oh, and thanks! Now I can't get that photo of the Marble Mocha Latte out of my mind and I can just feel the calories padding my hips!!!

  3. Linda - GREAT information here. Thank you! So many blogs, so little time.

  4. What a great week wrap-up. The coffee sounds way too good. Now I'm hungry for chinese too. Oh well. Have a great day. :)

  5. Mmmmmm......chinese food!

    Gee now I have to go simpsonize myself!!

  6. Thanks for posting about the Marines and the e-mail campaign. I hope everyone take the time to drop a simple line or two. It will help so much.

  7. Thanks for paying it forward for the Marines. This is the power of the bloggosphere gearing up.

  8. Its time for a drink after such an intense read about blog life in the fast lane. Thanks for the plug too.

  9. OK I want some of those Oreos, they are goooooooooooooooooooooooooood.

  10. What a week! Great wrap-up Linda.

  11. That was quite a "linky" post. ;)

    I'm trying to play catch up!


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