Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kraft project

God bless Rachael Ray! Without her I would still be surviving on spaghetti and scrambled eggs! Seriously. And things like this used to happen to me on a regular basis...


I strive to be educational here as well as entertaining. Today, for example, I have the answer to a question that I'm sure has been pressing on many of your minds as it had mine; why did the Kraft company have to invent "Easy Mac"? What is the point of putting the same product in a new package when obviously all they had to do was add onto the original box a new set of instructions on how to microwave their classic macaroni and cheese dish? Well, dear readers, rest assured that there is a valid reason. And a few years ago I humiliated, uh I mean I "experimented" at work and discovered exactly what that reason is. With that, I humbly submit my recipe for something I like to call "Macaroni Mortar."

In a bowl, combine entire box of noodles with two cups of water. Microwave for 5 minutes, stopping at about 2 1/2 minutes to stir noodles to prevent them sticking together in a solid noodle brick. Be proud of yourself for remembering this step!

Realize that you have an instant teakettle on site and decide that the noodles will be cooked better if you put them in boiling water. Drain water that you microwaved and pour in two cups of water you boiled from teakettle. Put bowl off to sit for about 5 minutes, again stirring occasionally to prevent brick.

Drain most of the water (leaving some to make cheese sauce) then add cheese powder. Mix well. Notice that the noodles have an unusual appearance, as in, they have more or less disintegrated into mush. Assume that they may not look exactly right, but probably still taste okay. Take huge bite of mush. Gag. Realize that this dish may now be used as glue for paper mache projects.

Suspect co-workers are not laughing *with* you. Glare at one who suggests that the dish may be useful as mortar for his next building project. Look pathetic and hungry until another co-worker takes pity and shares leftover pasta salad from his stash in the refrigerator. Resolve to write about the experience that others may not have to suffer as you have! Smile as you finish said entry.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Great @SNCTbugs Challenge

I'm just going to be brutally honest here: this challenge totally made my day. :o)

It was the first time the #SNCTwitterbugs had a challenge made just for us, so that was exciting. And it was a race! And when I mentioned at work what I was trying to do, I discovered that a few of my co-workers have more of a music theory background than I realized.

I didn't win the challenge, but I've been told the teaser sounds amazing. That's really the only thing from today that didn't surprise me. ;o)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dan Ponce leaving Straight No Chaser

I delayed uploading this one because I wanted to say something (positive) about it, but my thoughts are still jumbled even several days later. So for now I'll just let the photo speak for itself.

EDIT: I finally put my thoughts together on this. Check out "The ABCs of SNC: F is for..."

This thing

Walt posted this photo on the SNCMusic site a couple of days ago saying he didn't know what this thing was and invited guesses.  My guess was a giant microchip sculpture, which led me to posting a 5-minute flash piece joke comment that I rather liked in relation to the photo. I thought I would add them both here so I could remember it. One person did say she also thought it was funny. :o) Oh and FYI, my tech friends tell me that the thing is actually probably a server board from a 1970's computer.

"She was a heartless woman - some days he thought she was made of stone. She never thought of or reached out to him, and they never seemed to see eye to eye; in fact, she didn't really get along well with anyone. He had long ago decided it was because she had a gigantic chip on her shoulders."

Monday, July 12, 2010

Let's start from the very beginning...

I have a Twitter and I know how to use it.  I've been told that I use it a bit too much, which I didn't like to hear at first, quite honestly. But then I realized that I do use it a lot and began to wonder why.  I finally decided that maybe it's because I have a lot to say lately, and just maybe I should be blogging instead of breaking Twitter. So here I am, at my very own blog on my very own domain name! So exciting!!! The only promise I've made is to commit to a 365 Project, which I've already started. I'm interested to see what else appears now that it has a place to go. I may also add things I've jotted down in previous years, just for fun.  Thanks for reading! And don't be shy, I love feedback! :o)

A little about me: Sara, Christian, 34, aspiring YA writer (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and music-related stories), avid reader, musician, small town girl, chocoholic, cat person - the rest is in the blog. ;o)