Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Five

1. Sen. Barney Frank KICKS ASS and says it straight.

2. I have worn my contacts for four days in a row. I feel like a superhero or something.

3. I am returning 13 books to the library, all related to The Thesis. I am not renewing them.

4. Buster shakes and gets nervous about EVERYTHING since being put on Doggy Prozac. We are starting behavior training with him, too. I don't quite know what to do with this dog.

5. In the cookbook I am designing, under the snack section, there is a recipe for a blueberry smoothie. It is called the "Purple Cow." (This cookbook is aimed at low-income folks with kids.) It explains how you can mix a smoothie together in a ziploc bag, then snip the end to pour it in a cup. It says, you can "milk the purple cow."

Milk the purple cow.

I cannot get over this. I am very, very tempted to delete that before it goes to press.

Happy Friday to you!


  1. I have the perfect illustration for that purple cow smoothie. I once read about a polar bear that turned purple temporarily due to a medication that it was taking. I'm pretty sure you should add a photo of it to the cookbook. Here's a good one:

  2. Follow your instincts: delete.

    It just sounds a little too emphemistic.

    Also #3: I LOVE that feeling. Even when the books I am returning have nothing to do with work.

  3. Yay on returning books! I love the feeling at the end of each term when I return the piles of books from the various papers I had to write.

    And, please, please, please leave in the line about milking the purple cow. It's just too awesome to delete.

  4. P.S. Love the Daily Puppy widget. Except that it is sending my puppy want into overdrive.

  5. I'm reminded of the phrase "one-eyed yogurt slinger" for some reason


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