December 12th, 2013
I want to get the boyfriend a present for Christmas. the only thing is, I have very limited funds (money went for my two little monsters' presents). by the time the 25th gets here, we will be at our 2 month mark.
I'm thinking I would like to print out a 4x6 picture of us and put it in a nice frame. cute or stupid? guys, would you like something like that?
he told me not to get him anything because he didnt need or want anything. the only other cheap thing I can think of is getting him some chewing tobacco and energy drinks (I got him a couple of each for his bday and he was happy.)
speaking of chew...would you rather kiss a smoker or someone who uses chewing tobacco?
are you ready for Christmas? what was your shopping budget? how many people did you/will you buy for? with the exception of the boyfriend, I finished my shopping today. I spent $175 on Christmas presents and stocking stuffers for my 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter.
sorry this is random and scattered...its 3am here and I've been up for 21 hours. :/
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What sort of multiplayer games do you play?
YOU STILL HAVE TIME....
Will your year end with a whimper or a bang?
Stuff I've already read: the Slog article, the Warrior Eli blog.
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What is something you absolutely HAVE to stand up for, verbally or otherwise, if you see it in public. Ex: I am very quiet and non confrontational but I saw a man hitting his dog and I just lost it on him.
So this morning I jumped up and I calibrated my thermometer. Then I started on my eggnog fudge. I let it sit at room temp for five hours, then stuck it in the fridge for another two and it never set. It has the consistency of frosting. I'm going to try again tomorrow. Here are my questions:
1. What did I do wrong on this particular recipe? I'll double check my thermometer tomorrow (Pyrex candy thermometer - I boiled water, stuck it in there for ten minutes, checked to make sure read 212). What else can I try? Someone recommended beating it after the ingredients are together (but this one uses a marshmallow creme...?).
2. With the left over frosting type, I was thinking truffles! :D What would be a good coating for eggnog truffles? Or should I turn my pumpkin snickerdoodle pudding cookies into cookie sandwiches with the eggnog frosting in the middle? It's not an overpowering eggnog flavor, I should add. More white chocolate but with a distinct eggnog flair.
DK/DC - What are your favorite recipes that are twists on old classics?
I was always partial to the original Frosty the Snowman.
2. As an adult, did you acquire any new ones?
Buddy the Elf, from the film Elf, definitely won me over.
*feel free to add images or favorite clips, be topical or obscure.
What are you excited for this weekend?!
So. Can you add a (weird/eccentric or must have) item to my shopping list (but nothing expensive, let's keep it to less than $100USD)? Because even if I can't afford everything... I can at least go window shopping. Or if you know of something in Hong Kong that NEEDS to be tried, could you please recommend it?
I had a friend recommend that I buy an umbrella because apparently Asian umbrellas are incredibly light, ridiculously cute, but still sturdy.
There's also IKEA here, which we don't have in my home country... so is there anything amazing that I need to go find in IKEA?