Barnmouse Blitherings

Insert Interesting Title Having to do with food and Hunger And Yumminess Here.
September 28, 2007, 12:46 am
Filed under: general wonderment

People of the Internets…I present to you, my very first cheesecake!


Not bad, eh?

Right then. Who’s coming over for dinner?


Things on the Road Thursday! OMG!
September 27, 2007, 8:47 pm
Filed under: whineyness

I am soldiering on, even with my grievous injuries.  So!  Things on the Road Thursday!  Moving on.


I had been waiting for one of these.  And I found one! (a few months ago actually…sorry)  The picture is a little bit blury (hello top-of-the-line cell phone camera!) and a little bit….uh…reflection-y…but it’s clear that that is a “NO For Sale Vehicles – Towing Enforced” sign, with a large vehicle with a large “FOR SALE” sign on it.  A friend of mine called me about this a few days after I took the picture, so obviously the “enforced towing” takes a while.


Look!  A shovel!  Anyone want a shovel?  Anyone missing a shovel?  I happened upon this while on a walk with Shadow.  This isn’t technically “on the road” but the road is behind this about ten feet up.  Kinda makes you wonder what someone was doing with a shovel in the creepy tunnel thing.


You might have to look a little harder at this picture to figure out why exactly I took this picture, so I’ll just go ahead and tell you.  That would be wood putty they’ve used to seal up that back window.  Yup.  Wood Putty.  The stuff you use on….WOOD.  I can’t imagine that worked very well for them.


And my personal favorite…..the upside-down trailer attached to the non-upside-down truck.  This just cracks me up.  I know it had to suck for the guy driving, but I guarantee he won’t come down that off ramp that fast again!  I wish my phone camera didn’t suck so much and this picture was a little clearer.  I did all I could with my photoshop (considering I have no idea how to use it!!! Hee!).

So there you have it!  Finally!

Now I must go rest.  This was just way too much work.

Oh, and if anyone happens to find anything that would fit in with Things on the Road Thursday, Post it!  Just don’t forget to link back to here.  Maybe TOTRT will grow into a fin thing for everyone to do! 🙂

September 27, 2007, 7:14 pm
Filed under: whineyness



Ah, the perils of cheesecakery.

P.S. I’m still working on the Things on the Road Thursday post.

P.P.S. I might milk my cheesecake war wound a little bit and post it tomorrow.

Coming Soon!!!
September 27, 2007, 3:00 pm
Filed under: whineyness

Remember that time that Things on the Road Thursday made a semi-weekly appearance?  No?  Well…it was supposed to!  Anyway, it’s on it’s way.  I’ve just got to find the right cable thingy.   So prepare yourselves for grainy, fuzzy, top-of-the-line cell phone camera pictures!

Say What?
September 17, 2007, 5:10 pm
Filed under: electronics are out to get me, general wonderment, Public Humiliation

The last three or four times I’ve heard the phrase “good ol’ fashioned” I’ve heard “ghetto fashioned”. This leaves me thinking “what?” for a few seconds until I realize that they’re not talking about baggy pants and gold chains.

Also, the plastic clothes hanger hanger thing fell off the cabinet door and whacked me in the head. Ouch!

And one more thing (while I try not to write the shortest post ever) does anyone else just absolutely LOVE that Extra Supermint commercial where the guy chews the gum and dances through airport security? I’m sorry, I’ve tried not to love it, but I do! Makes me giggle every time!

Awesome. Just awesome!

September 16, 2007, 12:54 pm
Filed under: whineyness

I have…


…the *hic* hiccups.

I hate having the hiccups!  For some people, like Rat, they last for maybe 2 minutes.  For me, I hiccup until my chest hurts.


I’ve tried every way to get rid of them (except the spoonful of sugar thing, because, yuck.  Just yuck.) and nothing seems to work.  What works one day, won’t work the next. 


Does anyone have any hiccup remedies that *hic* always work for you?




Frakin’ hiccups!  (Rat has turned me into a geek!  Help!)

Mouse + CHI = Pee in your pants excitement (and very hot thumb)
September 15, 2007, 1:14 am
Filed under: whineyness

Guess what!  Just guess!  Go ooooon….give up?

I just purchased the second best electronical thing I girl with long, unruly hair could have!  (the first thing being an iPhone, of course)  I finally went out and got myself a CHI!  A CHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

*spinning around with arms out squealing CHIIIIIIIIIII*

For those of you who don’t know what a CHI is, where ya’ been?  Under a rock? (is that commercial not hilarious!)  It’s a flat iron.  For you hair.  For MY hair!  For years I refused to buy one based on the fact that they cost like, a bajillion dollars and I have this awesome one from Target that pulls and burns my hair but WHATEVER IT COST THIRTY DOLLARS.  After being shamed (by myself) into finally going to a salon to get my hair cut, the guy (Bobby Rae, OMG, Fabulous!) used this leetle tiny CHI on my hair and it worked SOFAST and didn’t pull my hair at all.  I had always thought that I had to buy the big 2 inch version that of course cost not just an arm and a leg, but also my first born as well!  But apparently I could use the little 1 inch version that only cost me two of my limbs.  Whatever, I’m right handed anyway. 

So I used my brand new magical hair styling device just a few minutes ago (yes I know what time it is, shut up I had to wait for my hair to air dry because I am afraid of my hair dryer and now that I spent so much money on my CHIIIIIIIIII I am not allowing myself to buy anything else for my hair until I’m 80) and my hair is so smooth and shiny and pretty and okay, well my thumb hurts a little bit, but damn that thing gets a lot hotter than my other flat iron and I guess I know that now! (hello run-on sentences how are you I am good.  Hee!)

Anyway, when I bought it, as I was walking out of the store, I swear I was so excited I nearly peed myself! (hence the title)

Well now that my thumb is cooling off and it’s past 1 and my parents are coming up tomorrow and I still haven’t cleaned much (Look!  Bad sentence structure!  Woo!) I’m going to go play my DS and then go to sleep and probably dream about cleaning.

Here’s an adorable picture of Winston that I completely forgot I had.  Please forgive the badly stained carpet, it was a crappy, falling apart rental.


Whatever it is, I swear I didn’t do it!