Monday, July 27, 2009

Name Needed...

Our blog is in need of a new name. In 5 months, we won't be DINKS anymore. Any ideas?

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Misguided Spending

In the newspaper this month, I found a small blurb that has been bothering me since I read it.
Job layoffs began in many industries before the holidays and are continuing. Yet, Hollywood just had its first ever billion dollar January. To me, movie ticket prices are astronomical. It makes me wonder how people are affording to support this surge in business for what I consider an industry that overpays its employees.

A Site for Ryan

I found this while searching for tiramisu recipes for potluck tomorrow. The step-by-step pictures are pretty cool, and even though he is still pretty suspicious about it, Ryan liked the steps laid out in a left-to-right linear diagram.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Substitution Idea

While browsing in the substitution part of a cookbook, Ryan found this:

If you don't have: one whole egg
Use: two egg yolks


Sunday, December 14, 2008

For all the moms out there

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Name Etiquette

Ryan and I have been having a disagreement over the etiquette of names.
It all started when Ryan got sucked into listening to a long, impassioned sales pitch from a mall kiosk carnie. Me, never interested in facial products sold out of middle of the walk-way kiosks, kept moving to find another window to look in. (I might also add that I would rather be left alone in EVERY store unless I have a specific question begging an answer). The man pitching to Ryan asks, "What is your wife's name?" When Ryan tells him, the man turns and calls to me (I am 15-20 feet away) "Kari, come here." I was irritated and refused to have anything to do with the visit.
Ryan thinks I over-reacted. I think that no one has the right to use my name unless they have been introduced in some manner. I considered his actions rude and past the point of pushy. He was using my name as if we were friends and not just passing strangers.
Ryan did tell him my opinions on his actions and why it offended me. Any thoughts on proper etiquette? I say it is rude to use someone's first name until you are properly introduced--either by yourself or another person.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Not all Halloween shirts are appropriate for teaching middle school. This one helped me teach body parts a little better than I hoped last year.