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. Anonymous6:41 PM EDT

    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. Anonymous10:54 PM EDT

    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. Anonymous4:06 PM EDT

    That was quite a "linky" post. ;)

    I'm trying to play catch up!


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