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LambAround Comic Strip #2

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Not Just For Clothes! How To Organize A Closet For Your Life

I'll start out by admitting that I don't exactly have a tiny closet, especially now that our bedroom/bathroom renovation is nearing the end. However, I certainly don't have a ginormous closet either (it's downright tiny after I stuff all my clothes and junk in there!) and many of these tips can be applied to a small, non-walk-in closet.

I don’t go into my office every day. But what does that mean for the to-do pile on my desk and the appointments on my calendar? Well, unless I convert to a nudist lifestyle, (probably not going to happen any time in the near future) my typical day is going to include a few trips to my closet.

I don't know why I never thought to put my calendar inside my closet before! I see it before leaving the house each day, which is especially helpful if you like to check things out from the library like I do. And with my laptop on my vanity, if a due date is coming up for a book I'm still enjoying, I can renew online right when I think of it…

The Living/Dining Room Switch Around

The first time we ever saw our house, the previous owners had the downstairs laid out so that you walked into the dining room, then went to the living room, which was across from the kitchen. At least, if you used your imagination, that's how it was laid out (the previous owners were a little odd).

When we purchased the house, we decided to flip the layout, so that the dining room was across from the kitchen and you entered into the living room. It seemed to make so much more sense! However, as our bathroom renovation is coming to an end (after over a year!), I'm beginning to wonder if the original layout might work better, albeit with a few changes. This idea all started when Sexy Nerd began fancying up our dining room (a bathroom renovation and a dining room renovation at the exact same time, you ask? Sure, why not!) We've been trying to create a classy, formal dining room feel. However, since you can see into the living room and the kitchen while at the table, it never …

Woman's Day Magazine Irks Me

I have been a bit peeved with Woman's Day ever since I subscribed a few months ago. The magazine is marketed as being "written and edited for every woman to live well every day." Scanning through the pages, you'll find a variety of recipes, organizational tips, and inspirational stories. There is only one thing that I don't like about Woman's Day magazine. Scratch that. There's one thing that I can't stand. It's at the beginning of every issue, casually placed in its own little 1/8 of the page. I had been looking forward to the April issue because there was a new editor, Elizabeth Mayhew. Surely, I thought, she'll do away with this one, stupid out of place item. What am I talking about? Here's this month's thing that ticks me off:


"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth." 
Psalm 96.1
Are you kidding me, Woman's Day? I've asked around and I'm not the only one who was under the impression that it&…

Valentines Day: Darn You, Sexy Nerd

Did Sexy Nerd sweep me off my feet for our 2nd Valentines Day as a married couple? Well, not exactly. Not at all, in fact. I had told him beforehand that he didn't need to buy me anything - just being nice to me would be a perfect day. Specifically, I wanted him to give me a massage (which he never, ever does!)

Sexy Nerd remembered that he didn't need to give me a gift, but he forgot the part about being nice. The day started with him getting out of bed before I woke up. When I came downstairs, he was on the couch, watching racing (he is always watching racing! As I write this, he's watching drag racing! Earlier, he was watching Nascar!) I told him that I was going to go get his gift. I assumed that he would also be getting my gift while I was away. Nope. Here is a word of advice, guys. When your wife or girlfriend says that you don't have to get her anything, don't not get her anything! At least a card would have been nice. Or chocolate! FYI, Sexy Nerd, I loooooov…

Denny's French Toast Copycat Recipe

This scrumptious recipe can be found here.

To be honest, I'm not sure that I've ever actually been to Denny's. I'm more of an I-Hop kinda gal. When I find an "I-Hop-Style French Toast" recipe, I'll be sure to post it here. For now, this is some tasty french toast!

I started by mixing everything together. "Why use a Tupperware container instead of a mixing bowl", you ask? You'll see soon enough!


Next, I needed some bread. "Will this recipe work without Texas toast", you ask? Technically, yes, it will. However, it would almost definitely be better if you use Texas toast, or at least some kind of a white bread. If you're on a health kick, use whole wheat. Although, if you were really dedicated to a healthy diet, would you be making french toast?
Good bread, by the way. I get mine at the dollar store!  From what I can tell, the only difference between the dollar store version and the $4 version is that these loaves are a little smus…

Dogs Named Biscuit Are Naturally Cute

Marie says there are no photos of Biscuit on my blog. That's unacceptable!


Lurking in the shadows, it's ninja Biscuit!
"I bwushed my teeth gud".
Separated at birth?
You learn to put up with a lot when you share a home with Pica. Look at all that Pica hair!!!

Who doesn't love Punk Rock/Stoner Biscuit?
Biscuit is not amused by all these dopey photos.

The Premier Of The LambAround Comic Strip

I hope to have a new comic strip posted every Monday. Let me know what you think of it!

P.S.
This strip is based on an actual conversation with the girls at work. Scary, huh?





For the full comic strip, which wouldn't fit properly here, click here.

10 Random Things, Just For The Heck Of It

1. Sexy Nerd and I went to see I love you, you're perfect, now change at Popejoy last weekend. Our review? It was good.

2. Sexy Nerd and I went to see Bravo Broadway! yesterday afternoon, which was presented by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. Our Bravo Broadway! review? It was outstanding! (and, at $10 a seat, a heck of a deal)

3. Sexy Nerd is looking over my shoulder as I write this, which is quite distracting. I told him that the average NMSO musician makes $16,000 a year. He says "Damn. I should've kept playing my trombone". I never knew he used to play the trombone!

4. We had Papa Johns pizza for dinner last night. One large with all pepperoni and one large with half ham and half banana peppers. The store was much more clean than any Pizza Hut or Little Caesars I've ever been to.

5. Biscuit has become "too lovey", according to Sexy Nerd.

6. I have been going back and adding photos to old posts. For example: Seychelles

7. Pica was just busted snea…

Fighting With Sexy Nerd Cracks Me Up

Here is something I wrote waaay back before Sexy Nerd & I got married:

Nerdy just told me that his mom asked why our house is decorated my way and not his. Well gee, I'd love to use his dining room table instead of mine but, guess what, he doesn't own one! I'd love to use his plates and glasses and bedding and towels, etc, etc, if he had some! He always complains that my couch is uncomfortable, but does he ever offer to buy a new one? Nope! And does he even own a bed? Nope! (although I've been told that he has an air mattress stored away somewhere...) Besides, he says he likes the way that I decorate. If you saw the way "his" office and "his" garage look, you would understand why he has little influence over the rest of the house. Lol, he's standing here reading this right now and he says that his office and garage match because the theme is "ugly" and he likes it. Crazy nerd! ;)
Eep! Nerdy is attacking me! (yay!!!) Oh no! I'd…

Zoo Zoo Review

Yesterday, Sexy Nerd and I went to see Imago Theatre's Zoo Zoo. It was advertised as being fun "for the whole family". What did we think of it?



This is the only performance I have ever attended where no one in the theater gave a standing ovation. The 90 minute show really should have been condensed to half an hour. It would be easy - just cut out all the parts with absolutely nothing happening. Our favorite part of this show was the little kid sitting behind us who would periodically yell "DO SOMETHING!" My thoughts exactly, kid.

Fairytale Brownies

For Valentine's Day, my boss gave each employee an assorted box of Fairytale Brownies. Isn't she awesome?


Keeping in line with my typical, chocoholic nature, I decided to keep all of the ooey, gooey brownies to myself. Perhaps I could stash them somewhere, like underneath the driver's seat in my Alero.

I certainly wasn't going to be sharing them with any Kitchen Pigs.

Have you seen the "Lamb Cooks" section lately? If Kitchen Pig wants brownies, Kitchen Pig needs to make brownies!


Sexy Nerd was never going to know about these brownies either. It wasn't a totally selfish thought. After all, he would be much healthier not eating any.

I gave myself a pat on the back for being so good about keeping my Sexy Nerd healthy.

But then, I started thinking about all the handy little things Sexy Nerd has done for me, like creating a clever place to store my stand mixer attachments.


And building (and painting in the near future, hopefully) these snazzy spice racks to f…

Sexy Nerd Made Cookies!

Here they are in the cookie dough stage:


Oh wait, that is a photo of them fully baked. Hmmmm.

*Yes, it is fun harassing Sexy Nerd! Besides, considering that he made about 2 dozen of these and right now, less than 24 hours later, they are ALL GONE, I'm sure he knows I'm just teasing him.
The recipe may or may not be coming soon. I asked how he made them and he said "I dunno". So I asked if he used a recipe or just made something up. "I dunno," he said again.

YOU DAMN WELL KNOW WHETHER OR NOT YOU USED A RECIPE, YOU CRAZY ASS NERD!

Whoops! Must be the sugar talking. o-:)