Monthly Archives: May 2007

Easy "Silver Dollar" Pancakes

I figured out an easy way to make “silver dollar” pancakes.

100_1096.JPGUsing any pancake mix (I used Bisquick shake and pour) put the batter into a plastic ketchup type squeeze bottle ($1 at WalMart or dollar stores). You have a lot of control over where the batter goes and no messy drips from a ladle.

Squirt out the batter onto your hot griddle or frying pan
100_1098.JPGWhen they bubble nicely, flip:

100_1099.JPGWe had a few right away and the rest are in a Ziplock bag in the freezer ready to slip a few into the microwave for future breakfasts…

The Wiggles

We got to see the Wiggles today at Six Flags! The real Wiggles; Sam, Murray, Jeff, and Anthony, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy, Henry, and Wags!

I took the pictures with my Treo, from up in the stands, so they’re not terrific pictures, but we did have a lot of fun!

Jeff (Purple) is asleep again!

Everyone, near the end of the show

WBBM Chicago CBS2 was there as well and has this little video.

Remember Me

Back in April I posted on a You Tube video made by a 15-year-old girl from Ohio named Lizzie Palmer.

An argument ensued in the comments to that post, commenter Sue and others were not convinced that Lizzie is a real girl who put together a fantastic video. Fox News had interviewed Lizzie, but Sue couldn’t find a link to the interview and was skeptical.

Just today, Mr. Palmer, Lizzie’s Dad, commented and posted a link to the Fox News interview and he’s noted that Lizzie will be interviewed on CNN tomorrow (5/28/07) morning at 7:30 am Eastern.

Here’s the You Tube video.

Link to the Fox News America’s Newsroom segment with Bill Hemmer and Lizzie.

Let's Say Thanks

We posted on this eleven months ago and think that it’s appropriate to post again this weekend. is a site by Xerox whereby one can choose a postcard design by a child, personalize the postcard message, and Xerox will print and send the postcard to troops overseas or at sea. Xerox has some choices of messages that are already written if you can’t decide exactly what you want to say, and they also give you the choice of personalizing a message.

Go. Do it.


Lorie at Wizbang! will updating a Memorial Day post during the weekend with links to other Memorial Day related posts.

See also In Flanders Fields posted below.

In Flanders Fields

Jeff posted this 11/11/2005 for Canada’s Remembrance Day which is also our Veteran’s Day. I’m posting it for Memorial Day this year.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Written by Lt-Colonel John McRae (1915)

Fake Toenails

100_1029.JPGI saw these in the store the other day and just had to buy them to see how they are. 20 nails in 10 different sizes, glue on. I’ve had to glue some back on a couple times already. Very silly.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s to all the Mothers out there! To all those who are not mothers, remember, without a mother, there would be no
Mom, before she was a mom

I love you Mom, thanks!