You remember trying out the different tongue twisters as a kid? The whole sally sells seashells down by the seashore? Yeah...its not like that anymore
Researchers at MIT have come up with what they claim to be the hardest tongue twister ever.
They say that this phrase - "pad kid poured curd pulled cod" is the hardest. its easy to say in your head, but try saying it out loud 10 times - FAST! I will pass. I have enough trouble with regular words!!
I hadn't really thought about it until today when I saw an article on the different ways to Top off your Christmas tree.
Stars are probably the most common according to the article. Lit ones, paper ones, wooden ones, bursting ones.
Angels are after that.
Then it also noted that ribbons and bows are big....and even nests with eggs in it.
Growing up, our tree always had this funky looking thing on the top that I think was given to my mom and dad when they got married...or something like that. It was...odd. Like a big ornament almost. But that was our tree top.
I know that we recieved an Angel for our tree as a wedding gift ( married in November, so it makes more sense!) But as the angel was and is far too large for our tree....she is still in the box she came in.
But we do have an angel on our tree top. She isn't fancy, she isn't shiney or plugged in. In fact, I am not sure now just how I got her. But for the past 11 years, she has sat on the top of our tree...and will do so for many more years to come!
Nothing about the Big Game is cheap. We know that. But this years...well they are already saying that its going to be really not cheap this year!
Tickets will be almost double the cost of previous years. They say they want to make the value of the ticket more equal to the value of the experience.....ok.
Usually tickets sell for around $1,250 a ticket...for the good seats. This year, those tickets are around $2,600 for those seats.
That better be some experience you get!!
Otherwise, those home parties to celebrate the big game are looking a lot better!
No, this doesn't mean that Nutella is now a green light food. No its not really a replacement for peanut butter and no, shouldn't really see the light of day for breakfast foods.
But....it is good!
So good in fact, that mario batelli is opening one of his Eataly places in Chicago and will be including a Nutella stall. Basically you can go up to it and get Nutella on a piece of toast or a crepe.
So far, no talk of just getting a spoonful to eat straight, but there is still time to adjust the menu! :)
Makes me think too that perhaps a trip to chicago will be on my list soon too!!!
I don't know why, but the whole decorating for the Holidays isn't really my thing. I love the decorations and the tree....I just am not the one to usually do it.
Thats what Kids and Husbands are for! And so they did it this weekend, brought out the decorations and got the tree up and it all looks pretty good.
The Holidays are ready in my house!
Its pretty obvious that I am not a huge sports fan. I do however support local teams and teams that do things right....like the WSU Cougs are!!
And altho they are having a great year, thats not what I mean. I just read an article on Yard Barker.com about the AD of WSU and how he is backing the coach Leach....big time.
Last year was coach Leach's first year and it wasn't so hot for the football team.( but it was his first year coaching a team that was there before him...not his full plan in place just yet....) But the AD Bill Moos said he got a ton of angry nasty emails about hiring the coach and the future of the football team.
Moos....kept those names of those angry and against the team in a special file. NBT. That means...No Bowl Tickets.
Yep. Even last year Moos had faith in his coach and the team.
And this year, the team could be eligible for a Bowl Game..the first since 2006.
But guess what? Those who ranted and raved against the coach and team....won't be getting tickets if Moos has anything to do with it!!
He has said that those tickets only go to those who support the team and the school, not those who are looking to jump on the train late in the game....he said the train has already left the station.
Now sports is always about peoples opinion and team actions and such...thats why sports talk radio is alive! But there is a distinction between talking about team and ranting and railing against it.
And Bill Moos knows that line. And the people who have crossed it.
I get it. I can totally see both sides of the whole Black Friday suddenly starting earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving day. I can see why retailers are wanting to open ( if people are out shopping, only makes sense to be open too) and also that all stores should be closed so that all families can be together for the holiday.
Thats kind of the point of this particular Holiday! :)
But now its almost like you don't want to let people know which side you are on or which side you will do??
I noticed on FB this morning that people are posting things about not shopping on that day, if you do you are part of the problem, right next to ads all about what great deals will be available.
Honestly, I think you will do whatever you want to do...whatever is right for you to do.
Then I think you should just not tell anyone on FB about it! :) Wish them a Happy Turkey day and be done!
We ( read the Hubby) isn't real big on putting christmas lights on the house!( its a lot of work!) So this feat is all the more impressive to me!!
A family has reclaimed their record breaking amount of christmas lights! ( and light bill I would imagine too!)
I love food scented candles. Ok, usually the sweets, like vanilla or apples and spice or pumpkin spice those kinds of candles.
Never a big fan of the floral ones. Guess I just like to have the smell of good food in my house ( because a candle is the only way thats going to happen!!!)
But this one takes it! Nope, not bacon. Its Fried Chicken!!
Seriously, someone made a candle that smells like Fried Chicken. The lady who makes them actually cooks the chicken in the wax...so its legit.
THe Chicken Fried Candle is from Kentucky!!