Tuesday, April 14, 2009

...afraid of this body wash!

If your wife/lady friend brings this body wash home, be careful! Dove's website says this product "Leaves your skin with a gentle tingly, refreshing feel." Translation: this body wash = liquid Gold Bond.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

...making cake for Easter Brunch.

My latest obsession is trying to figure out ways to incorporate beer into cooking. The easiest one I've found is to substitute beer for water in just about any recipe. Today I'm making Imperial Stout Chocolate Chocolate Chip cake with Boulevard Imperial Stout. I used a dark chocolate cake mix, added a box of chocolate pudding, 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips and substituted 12 ounces of Imperial Stout for the 1 and 1/3 cups water. The other 13.4 ounces of beer went into my belly. Here's the cake fresh out of the oven without frosting.

Friday, April 10, 2009

...getting a little buzzed for a good cause.

Last night I competed in the KC Corporate Spelling Bee as part of a Kansas City Literacy Council fundraiser. Being the fashionable dude that I am, I wore a bee costume. Much to my disappointment, a photographer from the KC Star followed me around all night taking pictures. At some point during the night, I, a 6'3" guy wearing a bee costume, managed to lose her. Success! But not before she snapped this picture that appeared in the KC Star today. My favorite part of the picture is my wife standing behind me in the orange jacket looking incredibly proud and amused. We ended up getting third place, but when we got knocked out the announcer was quick to point out that we'd been drinking beer the whole time.