Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas From a Mess O' Monkeys

It's unclear how Sock Monkey Madness began on the Gold Coast.  Clearly, it was an epidemic that overflowed here, as it certainly did not begin here.

As memory serves, it had something to do with this:

The good thing is sock monkeys are highly photogenic.  They don't blink and are always smiling.

I should be so lucky.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ultimate Fun Friday Cake

Despite the 302 steps it took to make this cake, Darlene was up for the challenge (note:  none of those guys behind the cake are Darlene). 

This picture doesn't do that chocolate mousse justice.  Trust me - it was -

AH-MA-ZING with extra ZING!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Benefits of Self-Employment

Being self-employed is not for the weak of heart.  It is a lot of work and often it is unpredictable.  If you are self-employed and the sole employee, you do everything.  You're the Business Owner and the Janitor.  You get to go to the bank (and pay lots of taxes) and you do the lowliest of cleaning tasks.

But in general, I like pretending I am Corporate America.  I get to make all the decisions.  However, when I was down with the flu for two weeks solid, this was all rather unpleasant and challenging.

This time of the year is the best.  I can have my own office Christmas party.  I choose the menu.  I also get to eat everything all by myself.  There's no waiting for the karaoke machine and no booing at my terrible singing.  If I get really drunk and hit on the boss, it's still a compliment and I won't get fired.

Don't be jealousy.