Monday, December 31, 2007

Hip Hop Celebrity - Updated

Sabi's Hip Hop class is being taped live this morning for a local news show. We have to be there at 6:30 am for a live taping at 7:00 and then again a 8:00.

Here is the link to a video from the taping this morning.

Stained glass cookies

Stained glass cookies
Originally uploaded by msabcmom
Yesterday I made stained glass cookies. I was inspired by Chef Paz who made some recently.

The cookies are are procedurally fairly simple to make. You make a sugar cookie recipe, cut out shapes in the middle and then fill the cutouts with crushed hard candy. When the cookies cool, you have a sugar cookie with a hard candy center. The cookies and pretty to look at and tasty too.
Stained Glass Cookie

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Random Act of Kindness

My grandmother called me today after she went to church to check in. She said that after church was over she and a friend decided to go out to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant. When it came time to pay for the meal they were informed that their meals were covered by "that couple over there!" My grandmother said that she and her friend looked over at the young couple and didn't recognize them. Perplexed, they got up to leave and thank the couple but by the time they made it to the table, the couple was gone. My grandmother still doesn't know who did this for her but left with good holiday spirit as well as a full stomach!!!

That story made my day.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I'm Spicy!

I saw this link over on Xolo's site. Go on...try it... it will spice up your life!

Your Score: Saffron

You scored 75% intoxication, 50% hotness, 75% complexity, and 25% craziness!

You are Saffron!

Those other spices have nothing on you! You're warm, smart, and you make people feel really good (and with no side-effects!). You can be difficult to get to know and require a lot of those who try, but you're so totally worth it. *Sigh*

Link: The Which Spice Are You Test written by jodiesattva on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Second Night of Hanukkah

Another busy day. I haven't made it home yet. I'm at a tech class now and playing around!

Photo: Second Night of Hanukkah
by: Hotzeplotz

Video: Swinging Dreidel by Kenny Ellis.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!
Today was so busy and I thought Sabi and I would never make it home to celebrate Hanukkah. We finally got home around 7:30. My mom was busy with adjunct duty at school so we were expecting to not celebrate the first night with her. Miraculously, my mom got out early and came home at the same time we did. That was our Hanukkah miracle! We ended up having enough time to light the candles, watch them burn and even play dreidel!

Chag Sameach!!!

Gelt Melts by The Leevees

Gelt melts
Gelt melts
Gelt melts

Just because it looks like funny money
In your pocket it's chocolate runny
Heat's the enemy, it's not your friend
Golden coins melting in your hand

Everyone knows chicks love chocolate
Fires them up like a bottle rocket
Rip the tin off right away
I think you know what we're trying to say

You gotta get it while you can
'Cause it won't last long
We don't claim to understand
But we're not wrong
And your good thing will be gone

Gelt melts
Gelt melts
Gelt melts

Don't throw it at your baby brother
Better run now, here comes your mother
Comin' at you with a wooden spoon
Still covered with her chicken soup

Grandma's couch with the plastic coating
Fifty coins later, stomach's bloating
If goys can eat a chocolate bunny
Why can't we eat chocolate money?

You gotta get it while you can
'Cause it won't last long
We don't claim to have the answer
In this song
But your good thing will be gone

Gelt melts
Gelt melts
Gelt melts
Gelt melts

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Wax On? Wax Off?

Happy Hanukkah

I collect Hanukkiah's. (Hanukkah menorah's) I didn't mean to collect them but little by little, the collection grew. It is beautiful to see all of the hanukkiah's together when they are lit. The one thing I don't like dealing with though is the wax. In an attempt to save money on candles (I need a lot since I have so many hanukkiah's) I bought cheap candles instead of the dripless kind. WRONG MOVE! The wax build up was so bad. I used tons of hot water and spent a long time cleaning the wax off of the hanukkiah's since I like the surfaces to be clean and spotless.

Last year I heard someone say that they don't remove the wax from their hanukkiah because the wax is a reminder of Hanukkah's past. That was a new concept for me. It would be a lot easier to live that cleaning... I don't think I could handle it though.

If you celebrate Hannukah, tell me, do you leave the wax on or off? Inquiring minds want to know!!!