Candy Canes?


i was recently making my blog rounds and stopped by my buddy Tony's... always a pleasure in oh so many ways! once the main page loaded, out sang nancy wilson's "christmas time is here" (a personal favorite of mine) it twas my first pleasant surprise. rolling along down, T had written a few jolly holiday "what do you think" questions and answers;

#20 had me pissing my pants! I wanted to share it with you...

Candy Canes?
If somebody wants to suck something for that long, I got a better idea for them. And I‚’ll rub it with a mint leaf first if they want.

Visit Tony's blog, there's always something for at least one of your sences!


here's two things I'm planning fro this years holiday 2006 festivities...

i've first decided to write an article on how i feel now, at this point of my life, about what christmas was and is now. a few days into the first draft and i'm already wondering if it may end as two posts (lengthy), we'll see. oh, some of it will be posted soon...

my second idea came one morning a few days ago. as in years past i tend not to over spend at christmas. a, it's a stupid mistake so many make every year. b, the money isn't there in large "spendable" amounts and c, the gatherings and the time spent are more important than any object one might buy. so this year i've decided to up the crafty level and try candy making; dark chocolate dipping that is. looks not so complicated but time consuming. i purchased a few supply's (mold, dipping tools) and got the dark chocolate dipping melts.

since i'm one who often "thinks out of the box" i decided to make a few basic designs...typical candy bar size (solid) and a few of those blaw shaped semi round pieces. beyond those i thought the following might also be interesting: dried apricots, banana chips, a raspberry jam center, graham crackers, pretzels, coconut covered marsh mellows, a crushed granola mix and dried pineapple wedges.

tomorrow night is the block of time for this along with gift wrapping. should be an interesting day for sure.

i'll let you know how it all ended up...

what can i say


20 voices

take a few minutes and check out this musical review at jibjab!

spandau ballet


always believen... a new amazing discovery of a remix by an all time favorite. back in the day when things were "very sinthy electric" i remember hearing a bunch of britts, calling themselves spandau ballet. one of the great things about these boys, their music made you want to belt one out and dance all at once!

todays find is a new, dmc remix of the song "gold" i stumbled on this afternoon. everything old is new again and the mix is worth more than itself! seek and find and return to that time, all over again. check out their web site!

Concert for Diana

A celebrity concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has been announced.

Princes William and Harry are organising the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium on 1 July, when she would have turned 46.

Sir Elton John, Duran Duran, Joss Stone, Bryan Ferry and hip-hop star Pharrell Williams will perform. Tickets go on sale at 0900 GMT on Wednesday.

A memorial service will also be held in London at a venue to be confirmed.

To reflect the princess's love of dancing and musicals, there will be an appearance by the English National Ballet, while Andrew Lloyd Webber will stage a medley of songs from his West End shows.

The princes said more acts were coming but they had released just "a flavour" of those confirmed.

Sir Elton John said: "I applaud Princes William and Harry for choosing to honour their mother with this concert. I am absolutely thrilled to be performing at this great event.

"Diana was a personal friend and someone I greatly admired for her tireless and enthusiastic work for charity."

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran added: "The concert next summer seems an entirely fitting way to celebrate her life and her work.

"We are honoured that she always referred to Duran Duran as her favourite band as she was certainly our favourite princess."

Proceeds from the concert will go to a number of charities that were supported by the princess during her life, and to two of the princes' own charities, Centrepoint and Sentebale.

It has also been confirmed the senior royals, including their stepmother the Duchess of Cornwall, will attend the memorial service on 31 August, the actual anniversary of Diana's death.

the “Elvis Cup”

Recently, Hershey’s announced the “Elvis Cup”, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that includes a layer of Banana Creme. You may or may not know (if say, you’re blind), but Elvis loved to eat. One of his favorite foods was fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, thus the inspiration for the new Reese’s cup. Hershey’s just added some chocolate and took away the fried aspect (though I’m sure a local county fair can help you with the fried aspect.)

This “limited edition” candy is being made in honor of the 30th Anniversary of The King’s passing. The candy will be on your shelves sometime in July ‘07, while Elvis’ actual date of death is August 16th. The candy, which will come in mini, standard and “king size”, will also include an instant win contest for a trip for two to Graceland.