Body Shot Invention: Hottie Body Toddie Shots

I realize it has been an embarrassingly long time since I posted anything on my blog. Figured if I was gonna start blogging during the [awful] winter months, that I should return with a BANG!

With Thanksgiving just days…Yeah, it’s tomorrow, folks, it is the time of year where we put away our margarita mixers and Thanks, centercityteam.combring out the eggnog, cider and whiskey drinks. Let’s focus on the whiskey drinks for a minute. Hot toddies are quite yummy and very simple. Great for when you’re sick or if you just want to feign sophistication while you get hammered in front of a lovely wood burning fire.

Tequila and its little hoodlum friends have ruled the [trashy] custom of body shots for too long. Salt, lime, tequila and a drunk, agreeable stranger. During a dull moment at work I put my creative juices to work. I do want to give partial credit to my coworker, who I’m sure wishes to remain anonymous in all this, but she was a huge help in talking out the order of things with me.  After a 30 second Google search and scan of the results, I realized no one else has written up instructions for this awful idea. I feel obligated to share for other cold, trashy people that enjoy drinking.Thanks, personaltrainer.gr

Tools

  • Brewed, still warm/hot tea
  • Two shot glasses (preferably non-breakable)
  • Honey
  • Whiskey  (honey whiskey if you can shoot it)
  • Fresh lemon, cut into small wedges
  • An agreeable person (Shot Holder)

I noticed on several other sites that the authors pointed out the people you’re doing body shots with should be totally okay with this and not coerced. Also, you should drink responsibly and make sure everyone has a safe ride home. As if you’ll be getting up off the floor when you decide to do this one evening. There, disclaimer made.

Method

1. Pour shot each of whiskey and brewed tea. Do not fill to the very tip top. Your drunk friends will spill it.

2. Depending on the size and shape of your Shot Holder, you may want to adjust the placement of the items. So, with a dash of tequila salt, do something like this: Have the Shot Holder lay down andThanks, air-n-water.com

  • Hold the shot glass of tea in mouth
  • Drizzle a preferred amount of honey around the clavicle of the S.H. (~2 teaspoons)
  • Place a lemon wedge in the area of the base of the ribs (solar plexus)
  • Balance a shot above the naval of (probably uncontrollably laughing) Shot Holder

Once everything is placed, don’t waste time or spill your liquor! Work your way up starting with the shot, biting into the lemon wedge, licking up the honey and gulping down the warm tea. Good luck getting past the honey, honestly. Especially if you think the collar bone is too mundane a place to drizzle honey. Feel free to adapt as needed.

There you have it, the

Hottie Body Toddie Shot

To protect the agreeable folks involved, I have not included photos. None of these pictures belong to me. Full cred and thanks to others. Enjoy those stock photos until you make some of your own memories.

 

Spring Trip

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In IL visiting the siblings. We have great plans for my weekend. Of course some of our plans involve a bit of wine.

Everytime I come to visit we try to hit a new winery. This time we visited Star View Vineyards. They have beautiful grounds surrounding their events/tasting building. We tasted five of their sweet wines which were all quite tasty. We left with souvenir glasses and a bottle of wine for later.

While shopping in town we got more scrapbooking supplies. Beth and I have decided that our distant descendents will likely be putting the final touches on our wedding scrapbooks long after our deaths.

We also stopped by the international grocery to grab a sushi mat. I hope you’re looking forward to see photos from the sushi rolling tonight. I expect a delicious train wreck.

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After shopping we hung out at Rustle Hill Winery with a pitcher (or two) of their white sangria. Tom opted for a Gunslinger beer. After getting sufficiently spiffled we came home so Tom could catch up.

Beth and I slowed our boozing down with chocolate chip cheesecake dip, graham crackers and port. I made the sweet dessert dip earlier yesterday. It is so completely worth the 10 minutes it takes to put together. Want the recipe? Stay tuned.

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Hope your week is going just as well. We’ll be hitting the Giant City State Park trails midmorning and picnicking in the woods.

Walkabout The Snow Day

Snow DateDepending on your line of work (teachers) and your age (still in grade school) you will see a ton of snow days in Kentucky. I don’t get many snow days as I am not a teacher nor am I in school. Snow Days in the South are a big joke to people up North who get snow in feet not inches. Down here, it would be insane to send a standard yellow school bus down curvy country roads that haven’t seen salt trucks ever. We got several inches of snow and several inches of ice overnight and I got a snow day! Sometimes it is good to live on back roads. It took most of the day for the road crews in our area to get the main parkways and interstates clear. We’re still waiting for our main highway to be cleared today (day two).

On our snow day we made a big pot of chicken and dumplings and sipped on hot coffee through the morning.

Veggies in broth

This photo of the chicken stock and the onions, celery and carrots was too beautiful not to share. Isn’t food just BEAUTIFUL! You can tell why my weight loss is so slow going. Hah!

Chicken n' dumplings

I painted my nails blue while we watched tons of episodes of Bones, Leverage and Rules of Engagement. I also caught up on some reading–glorious, glorious reading.

messy blue

In the afternoon, I donned three shirts, two pants, a sweater, hat and insulated overalls. I hadn’t ventured out of the house much because I hate being cold, but given the proper preparation I love it! I romped in just about every snow drift on the farm to show how impressively deep the snow had gotten–Several feet.

I attempted to  throw a snowball at Kit but quickly realized it was much to powdery for any real fun. A snowman would have been out of the question.  However, I had a grand time romping in drifts, making a snow angel, spying tracks of and seeing some actual wildlife.
We brought the camera: 

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One foot on top of snow and the other sunk to what I assume was the ground.

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I remember making dozens of snow angels as a kid until I got the perfect one. Then my brothers usually walked through it.

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Sunken into a drift that built up by the neighbor’s fence row. My knee is below the snow line.

snow angel poseHad to pose by my not-so-perfect snow angel.

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We wanted to see the half frozen pond and had to stop in short to keep from scaring off the pair of moose enjoying the pond. Okay, moose is a weird inside joke and it is what we call Canadian geese. If I explained it you would just think I am more crazy and less funny.

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The obligatory Snow Day Selfie! I hope you guys got to stay home with your loved ones. And if you didn’t get to yesterday, then make a point to spend a day with the people who make you smile soon!

Purse Inventory or Crap I Carry Around

Everyone carries random crap around in their purse. Often times my purse ends up being the black hole home that tells the story of my recent handlings. My brother decided I needed some more fun and silly pictures for this blog post. Big thanks to my guest cartoonist is Onewitherr. They definitely add a spin to this post.

Inventory

  • An opened bag of honey lemon Ricola cough drops with Echinacea.
    They are delicious and have been my friend during the past week. I don’t know if it was allergies or a sore throat, but I’m glad to be feeling better.
  • Lemony scented moist towelettes that I stole from Chili’s. I feel no shame for jacking them from the dinner table. The wrapper reads, ” Pepper some freshness.”
  • Pack of Orbit gum with three pieces left. Wildberry remix flavor.
    As are many of my purchases (cough drops), I bought my gum at my favorite grocery store–the salvage store.

    Purse full of random crap

    Purse full of random crap

  • A wadded up Walmart receipt with 13 items on the list. I recently went “nice” clothes shopping for work. I will likely share a blog with my clothes choices soonish.
  • Circle tin of Nivea hand creame for when my hands are super rusty. As the weather gets colder my hands get more dry and sometimes crack. I try to put lotion on my hands and drink extra fluids, but the cold fights dirty.
  • Artistry brand light up lip gloss. A gift from my cousins up North. I like to wear this when I wanna feel fancy. When you unscrew the top the light turns on and there is a tiny mirror on the side of the tube. Like I said, to feel fancy.

    Dumping my junk

    Dumping my junk

  • One dollar in quarters. The soda machine at my new work only takes quarters. It is a good indulgence for my lunchtime. I also have three random pennies.
  • 6 tampons. There are four different styles. and three different brands represented. It looks like a bunch of different wrapped candies. Some of them are brightly colored and fun (I love the UKotex packaging). This may sound a little psycho, but typically I forget to throw some in my purse until !surprise! Then I throw an entire box into my purse and forget until….It’s a vicious cycle.
  • Mission Skincare mint chapstick. A gal can never have too much lip product in her purse. This is my favorite colorless lip stuff. The mint is fresh but not like a breath mint burn.

    I might could open a tampon dojo

    I might could open a tampon dojo

  • A Bic Atlantis black ink pen. Similarly to tampons, I often end up with absolutely no writing utensils or a thousand in my purse.
  • A snack sized snap lock baggie with 9 Advil pills in it. This also makes me look a little crazy. I didn’t have a travel sized bottle and I needed something to cut the edge off of my scratchy throat last week. Now it is just squirreled in my purse for the occasional headache.
  • Personal checkbook/wallet. This is expected, right?

What weird crap do you carry around either on purpose or accidentally?

Exploring the final frontier via purse

Exploring the final frontier via purse

DIY Googly Eyed Headband & Hat

katwithcrosseyeheadbandI found a great craft on Pinterest done by The Crafty Blog Stalker.
The best part about this craft is that it is almost entirely a Dollar Store Craft. The one exception is you must buy or already own a hot glue gun and glue sticks.

supplies-needed-googly-craftJust so we’re clear you will need:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • A package or two of googly eyes
  • Headbands (the wider the headband the better for gluing eyes)
  • And/Or, a knit hat

Step One: Gather supplies and get a workspace.

Step Two: Plug in your hot glue gun.

Step Three: kitgooglyhat
For the hat–Lay out a pattern that you like. I put a piece of cardboard (used the tag from the packaging) between the hat fabric layers. It would be lame to make a fun hat that you inadvertently glued shut.

For the headbands–Pick out a pattern that you like.

Step Four: For hat–Apply dots of glue to the backs of the googly eyes and stick to your hat. Allow to fully cool and dry before throwing it on your head. Again, you don’t want to have glue and hair and forehead all trapped and boiling hot.

For headbands–I applied glue to the headbands directly because my headbands were a bit more narrow than my big googly eyes. Be very careful not to get glue on your fingers. It’s stinkin’ hot! For the large eyes, I mashed them down and waited a couple of seconds to make sure I didn’t knock them back off while they were still cooling. pileofheadbands

Step Five: Once you allow the pieces to fully cool, I picked away those little hairs that I always seem to have to deal with when hot gluing.

After doing that bit of housekeeping, throw on your accessory and hit the town.
I believe that people should dress up, or at least start getting festive during the whole month of October. I think the headbands would be a great accessory for people to wear who work in places they are not allowed to dress up. Offices and such typically err on the serious side. Hopefully your office doesn’t have a policy against wearing googly garb.katgooglyeyehat

Kids: Get someone intelligent to supervise you. Or better yet, learn how to properly use tools, because when you’re an adult no one will stop you from chainsawing your fingers off. Hot glue is painful, please be careful.

This would make a fantastic costume piece too.
For example: I am working on creating a cherubim costume. The cherubim from L’Engle’s Wind in the Door were described as being a mass of eyes and feathers and wings. I believe a huge package of craft feathers and more hot glue is in my future. Feel free to use this idea and out-nerd all your friends at the next Halloween party. Perhaps more simply, this could be the spider eyes for a fun spider costume.

~Kat~

What I have Learned this Summer

-IPA is NOT International Pale Ale.
Thankfully, it was only family that heard this terrible misinformation I spewed. Oh wait, it was family that knows. They will never let me live this one down. For anyone else like me, it stands for Indian Pale Ale.

-Government shutdowns do happen and there isn’t a law saying the decision makers have to do anything. You say: Wait, there is a government shutdown?

-The value of a tongue scraper.
   And, bacteria that lives on your tongue is quite, quite terrifying.

The microwaved versus filtered water post on Facebook is a hoax. I completely fell for it—the post said science fair project….Okay, that is terrible defense.
This type of urban legend is related to the girl who getting ready for prom/wedding cooks her insides at the tanning bed. This one isn’t related to one’s vanity, but to our fear of new (Read:  any) technology.

-I have missed having a computer SO DAMN MUCH. Yes, this may sound like chicken shit to some people with money to have several computers in their home. I have had a smart phone for over a year and that has been my computer. For most situations, this works. However, life is better with a full sized QWERTY keyboard. I simply adore the feel of real keys bumping under my fingers. I’m sorry that that had to sound slightly pornographic. I’ve got no link for this people.

-Music early in the morning makes me happy. Music while I cook or clean makes me happy. Music in the shower (singing, you pervs) makes me happy. I really love music just about all the time.

-As always, I have continue to remind myself that there is so much left to learn in the world. I can’t wait to find out more.