Thursday, March 08, 2007

An eye-opening post about the Staff of Life and things that we can live without

Word of the Day:

malapropism \mal-uh-PROP-iz-uhm\, noun:

The usually unintentionally humorous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound; also, an example of such misuse.

(Hey, I do that all the time. Does that make me a "Malapropic"?)

Oh, you are all in for a treat. I made bread today.

This is a picture of it mixing.

And here's the finished product.

I have a bread machine, and though I am quite capable of making a loaf with my own two hands, it is so much easier to just throw all the stuff in the bread machine and let it worry about making the thing. I was low on regular white bread flour, so I put in half white bread flour and half wheat. I have found that a loaf of bread made with nothing but whole wheat flour takes on the consistency and weight of a large brick.

And here's a picture that just pissed me off:

I pulled into Walgreens to pick up a prescription, and saw this big Hummer parked next to me.
Oh, yeah. THIS is necessary, right? Because you never know when you may have to engage in guerrilla warfare while buying a pack of Tums.

Could we all just get a freakin' clue here? If it gets 10 miles to a gallon of gas, maybe, JUST MAYBE, it might not be the appropriate vehicle to buy?

Tomorrow, we will be back with our regular standard programing.
A RAPTORite and the girls and I will be out nest-hunting. Pictures will be taken!


NatureWoman said...

Mmmmmm, homemade bread is, bar none, the best! You rock!
Ooooo, hummers tick me off, too. It looks like the one that a guy down the road owns. I so just want to "take it out" sometime. Guys that own these vehicles must be missing something. . . Yeah, and you know Ohio is just full of mountainous back roads, huh?
Looking forward to tomorrow's photos!

LauraHinNJ said...

It is my personal right to drive a gaz-guzzling monster if I so chose!

What really ticks me off is all those poor people getting food stamps! Why don't they get a job and contribute to the fossil-fuel economy like the rest of us patriotic Americans!

(Silly tongue-in-cheek mini rant brought to you by an over-tired social services caseworker who had a very long day!)

Trixie said...

Hey, like everyone in Alaska drives a hummer. It is our right as pork-guzzling nieces and nephews of Uncle Ted. I mean, we drill the stuff, right?!

Were you at the Nouveau Riche Walgreens?

Mary said...

And another thing about the hummer - it's UGLY.

Have a good day birding and I'll be back!

Body Soul Spirit said...

Right now in our area there is a gas shortage. Gas is $1.07 a litre (Quart) and we are limited to 70 litre fill ups. Many stations are closed as they are out of gas. The Hummer and SUV drivers are in trouble!

Liza Lee Miller said...

I love homemade bread . . . hmmmm, maybe I'll make some this afternoon as a treat for me and the kids!

Malapropisms are so fun. Here is a great link for you, Susan.

Fun with Words on Malaprops

I love that it's a made up word based on a character in an 18th century novel who regularly substituted similar sounding words with hilarious, unintended results.

(Wow, did I just release my inner English Major geek or WHAT?)

So, anyone seen any cool birds lately or anything because I'm totally not being an English geek right now -- I'm much more comfortable being a cool birder. (Whistling nonchalantly and looking innocent!)

Lynne said...

Liza- you are SUCH an English geek!!

Susan your blog needs sniff-o-vision! Your bread got my mouth watering! Don't you just love a bread machine? Hummers are BUTT_UGLY!! That's all there is to say about them.

mon@rch said...

and gas prices have gone up!! I love the bread from those bread machines! They are the best! Have a good weekend!