Snoopynut had her first pumpkin spice latte (also known as PSL to the cool people. ;) ) of the season yesterday! I've tried all the different ones over the last couple of years -- Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Panera Bread, even a few convenince store ones. My favorite is Panera's but they do not make them in snoopynut size! The one they do make is a whopping 400 calories. Luckily, Micky D's comes in a close second, taste-wise, and they DO make snoopynut size and it is only 200 calories. Still a bit high and wicked high in sugar but it makes for a nice treat every couple of weeks until PSL season is over! Micky D's PSL
There were two good comics yesterday. One is a comic called Speed Bump, a very creative and unusual strip. Odd humor but then the snoopynut has an odd sense of humor, anyway. The second is from The Barn, the best comic strip out right now, imho. Second best is another one called Ollie and Quentin, from a guy from the UK. He is a definite "think outside the box" person! WAY outside the box sometimes! Not that there's anything wrong with that.... Speed Bump; The Barn; Ollie & Quentin
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September 5, 2014
Happy Cheese Pizza Day!
Firstly ;) we are going to try a new format with today's post, à la Yahoo's Puck Daddy. More text, less to download that you don't want to, although I know everyone who views snoopynut.com looks at all our stuff, right? :)
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To celebrate Cheese Pizza Day, Snoopynut made her very own cheese pizza! Well, half of it is cheese, anyway. The Mr's side was ruined with mushrooms. ;) This delectable pizza was made with Betty Crocker Pizza Crust, Ragu Pizza Sauce and Go Veggie Mozzarella Shreds.Snoopynut pizza; crust; sauce; cheese
I saw a quote today that made me stop and think:
"Never fight an inanimate object."
~ P. J. O'Rourke
Picturing myself in days past, banging on the toaster or vacuum
cleaner when they stop working! Hehe. It also reminds me of one of my
Today is the 20th anniversary of the first Mutts comic strip! Congratulations, Patrick McDonnell and thanks for 20 years of Earl, Mooch and supporting cast. You have entertained us, made us think and made us love our pets that much more! Well done! Mutts
We can't have a decent Bit O' Tid day without a cat video, now can we? Snoopy - don't answer that! Keyboard cat
And speaking of cats, one of ours seems to be trying to tell us something. Maybe it has to do with the fact that we have only been on two trips in 3 years, I dunno, but we've gotten up to an interesting sight each morning for a couple of weeks now. This is a picture of our bookcase and the shelf has our gazeteers and maps and stuff for travel. Think they're jonesin' for a trip? Or do they just want us to leave so they can have the place to themselves? Kitty nighttime mischief
Our last two bits are a couple of comics from today's funnies. The first one, Pickles, is SO me. Thus why I don't keep Peanut M&Ms around the house! The second needs no explanation! Hehe. Pickles; Speed Bump
Oh, and a huge THANK YOU to my friend, Kiara, for this Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!! She likes me, she really likes me! :) Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte
September 7, 2014
Happy National Hummingbird Day!
(Odd time to have a hummingbird day...must be a southern creation since all our hummers are gone by now, sadly.)
September 9, 2014
Happy Teddy Bear Day!
(Not to mention Traveling Tuesdays at Byrne Dairy -- free coffee! Woot!)
To commemorate Teddy Bear Day, thought I would show you one of my two teddys. He came from a place called Dolgeville Mall which, sadly, is no longer in business. We loved going there and then having lunch at Katie's across the street...which is also gone. :S Katie's had the greatest sweet potato fries and soda with real sugar! Teddy from Dolgeville Mall
And speaking of peanuts, a little known bit of trivia about the snoopynut -- I am allergic to peanuts! And nooo, not the comic strip. ;) About 20 years ago, I started having these sudden illnesses with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness and went to the emergency room the first time. They couldn't figure it out and sent me home with some medicine and told me to take two and call them in the morning. Lol. The other times I just suffered through until I finally went to an allergy doctor who did a scratch test on my back which showed I had a severe allergy to peanuts! However, I have never had a reaction to peanuts or peanut-related products. Ever. My theory is, since I love peanuts and eat peanuts and peanut butter all the time, I developed a resitance to them much the same way taking honey has prevented my seasonal allergies. I decided it was probably food poisoning, something the allergy doc mentioned. He told me to stop eating at salad bars and since I did that, I haven't gotten sick once. Lesson to be learned, kids!
A sign the outage is getting a bit long in the tooth -- the first thing I said to Herb this morning was, "I can't wait to go to bed tonight." Lol. It's not easy getting up at 4 am eight days out of ten. :/ And to prove how tired I was this morning, I thought O&Q was hilarious today! O&Q
A cute little bee comic on the 'net that I decided to draw the other day... Bee
I finally broke down today and got out the fall woolies. My goodness! Woke up to a frosty 47 degrees. It was actually 71 inside but still... Jammie pants, sweatshirt and slippies are in order for this chilly mid-September day! Mooch agrees
September 20, 2014
Belated Happy National Cream-Filled Donut Day!
(The best ones can be found at Krispy Kreme! Trust me on this one...)
"Let's not and say we did." A phrase used 25 years ago that I've really missed! To any young people who are reading this and have never heard it, here's an example of how it is used in case you ever want to use it.
A tip for dog owners: Next time your pooch does something that pleases you, pet him. According to this study, dogs prefer being petted over being told, "Good boy." After having Bradley trained last year, I can tell you what the trainer told us and that is that dogs are physical creatures. They express themselves physically as opposed to humans who can verbalize how they are feeling. Therefore it means more to the dog when you pet them than when you vocalize your pleasure. NIH.gov study
September 22, 2014
The Autumnal Equinox: The First Day of Fall!
To celebrate the first day of fall, I thought I would share some early leaf changing pictures from the pond behind our property. The first two were taken Friday and the second two are from yesterday. Pond 1; Pond 2; Pond 3; Pond 4
Oh, and we finally tried the crock pot pumpkin spice latte yesterday and it was excellent. I would highly recommend it for a fall/winter treat! c\_/
September 30, 2014
Happy National Mulled Hot Cider Day!
(Although I prefer mulled wine...;))
First, a random bit of trivia I learned from Ask Shagg, (See, dad? You CAN learn stuff from the comics page!) There are no squirrels in Australia! How sad for the Aussies. :(
Secondly, there really is light at the end of the tunnel as the outage is winding down! Yay! Time for some much needed recreation for Mr. Snoopynut beginning with the annual LaFayette Apple Fesitival! If you are reading this from the CNY area and have never been, you MUST go if only for their magnificent apple fritters. Pictures to come in the future if I can remember. There are not too many things better than a cool, crisp, sunny fall day in upstate NY with a box of apple fritters and a cup of hot cider. OH MY GOODNESSSS......
A couple more random things: our traditional cute cat video; and a crazy article I found on Yahoo of some people who call themselves highliners. OMG 2!
And how can you not love a face like this? And yeah, he rocks that coat WAY better than any human.
Now for the comics, once again backed up from a week ago. Sorry. Hehe. First up is Mike du Jour, a comic that's not always that funny but I like it mostly because it's drawn funny. Charles Schulz said a good comic is simply drawing funny pictures. So if you see a comic that's been around a long time but isn't always that funny, now you know why. That doesn't explain Prince Valiant, though... Mike du Jour (This one's for Mike M!)
Ollie & Quentin rarely needs explanation. Just a darn funny comic, Mr. Baker!
As you may or may not know, the Snoopynut loves stuff like UFOs and the unknown so Ralph Hagen knocked one out of the ballpark with this one! Hehe.
Mutts is one of our favorite comics of all time. It's not only drawn funny but also often shares our philosophy about nature and mankind. Here are two about the current fall season; the second being one I cropped and used as my desktop! (The center picture.)
And lastly a couple from the master himself, Charles Schulz, celebrating fall. The first one reminded me of Bradley the other day when a breeze was blowing some leaves off the trees and one landed on his butt which made him jump and spin around! What a hoot! The second is just funny!
Every so often, Mr. Snoopynut, a family member, or friend will ask me for a picture of something from our past that we or they've talked about, so if you will indulge me, here is a blast from the Snoopynut past! These pictures were taken from our boat, the Snoopy Too, in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina in 1986. Quite often we'd get a chance to see dolphins swimming around our boat and in one of these particular pictures, I caught Daisy as she is freaking out after seeing a slew of them! Dolphin 1; dolphin 2; Daisy & the dolphin