Shamrock Shakes

Why wait another 11 months for a Shamrock shake? Make one yourself!

2 c. vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 c. milk
1/4 tsp. mint extract
8 drops green food coloring

Blend until smooth (I used my magic bullet!). If needed, stop blender and stir with spoon to help blend in ice cream.

These suckers are pretty thick! I ended up adding a tad more milk to help the blending process.

Mint extract is STRONG. Don't pour a lot in. It will knock your socks off.


Hug somebody today!

Here's a photo of the car accident I witnessed yesterday.

That's no zoom ... that's how close I was.

So hug your friends today. A hug never hurt anybody.


I love God and Shamrock Shakes ...

... in that order.

So today is St. Patrick's Day. I'm not much of a drinker, nor am I Irish, so I don't really celebrate. However, I do *heart* McDonald's Shamrock shakes. Not only are they delicious, but they remind me of my childhood. Nothing weird or anything, but I just drank them as a kid.

So today, driving home from a friend's house, I decide to get one. McDonalds #1 - sold out. McDonalds #2 - sold out. McDonalds #3 (which I hate going to, because when you exit the place you can't turn left. You have to turn right, drive 2 miles down the road and make a U turn) - sold out. Way to go McDonalds. I can't imagine how much revenue you're losing today!

I knew at home I had a recipe for home made Shamrock Shakes. I had all the ingredients except mint extract, so I was off to Wal-mart.

As I'm slowing driving over the speed bump that's in front of the gate in my community, I hear a noise. I look up as 2 cars are plowing into each other on the highway. One car's right side was totall smashed (the wheel was turned 90 degrees) and the car in front of me was totally crunched. It was also leaking a ton of fluid. I just kept imaging cars in movies exploding on impact.

Everybody was totally ok, but I just kept thinking to myself, "I owe you one God! If I was driving even 5mph faster I might have been right in the middle of that."


Hitler Reacts to the Fantasyland Expansion

"... first we loose the Adventure's Club, and now my beloved Toontown Fair."

I feel like a total jerk typing this ... but I kind-of agree with Hitler. Only on the Fantasyland stuff ... not the WWII stuff! Just to be totally clear. *doh*

FYI - watch out for a couple f-bombs.

Who ever makes these Hitler You Tube videos is a genius.