Month: December 2012

Trippin’ (and DANCING) at Sherm’s Thunderbird

We went to Sherm’s Thunderbird to get gummies before going to see Les Miserables. There were great prices and even greater dancing.



A few weeks ago, Charlie and I had a full-day Christmas shopping marathon. Costco was a main destination. There were samples, things were in bulk, there was music, and there were even gifts at Anthropologie for people with dreadlocks… it was a wild day.

White Elephants and Milo & Otis

We had a Christmas party! AND a white elephant gift exchange… there were some good gifts…

I contributed 2 slim jims and a 5-hour energy drink, while Charlie contributed a Twist magazine (think Tiger Beat or other teeny-bopper magazines). I ended up with a pair of pink plastic earrings, and Charlie got a lotto scratcher. The “best” gift was probably the painting that Matt brought, which was done by a Native American and depicted a scantily clad woman hitch-hiking in the desert with a guy stopping to pick her up… and other weird things.

Then we watched Milo & Otis, one of my favorite movies from when I was little. It’s about a pug and a cat who are best friends.


We had a Christmas cook-off with our friends. It was tasty.

We decided to bring “Elvis Goes to Nashville” sandwiches, our take on the “The Elvis” sandwich. Typically, “The Elvis” is bacon, banana, and peanut butter on white bread. We modified ours by cooking the bacon in bourbon, mixing Jet-Puff marshmallow fluff and butter into the peanut butter, and adding gold sprinkles on top (The King had a gold cadillac). They were really good. We didn’t win, but the three year old at the party liked ours the best.

Jackson LOVES Thanksgiving

Jackson, my 6 year old Staffie, is an amazing dog. He likes to go for drives, he likes swimming in the pool, he likes having his back scratched, and he also sits at the dinner table sometimes like a man.¬†And sometimes when he gets a little too much energy (or is being filmed, in this case), he goes nutso. Here’s a little compilation from Thanksgiving 2012.