Friday, May 15, 2009

Haiku Friday! Back Again

It's Haiku Friday! Don't be afraid to let your creative juices flow. So lets hear those haikus.

Remember, a haiku consists of 3 lines and syllables of 5-7-5.

Happy to See the Sun
Perfect for Garden Planting
and Deck Relaxing

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Brownie Anyone?

Okay, back to my day yesterday. So before heading to the theatre we went to Elephant & Castle for Happy Hour. Their happy hour menu was alright, but could have been better. I wasn't hungry, but looking at the dessert menu my mouth starting watering. All I saw were the words brownie, ice cream, and chocolate sauce. I asked the waiter if the brownie had nuts in it and if it didn't I wanted one. A few minutes later he comes back to the table with this huge plate of dessert goodness. Had I fully read the description of the dessert I might not have ordered it because it was so HUGE.

So first off it was called the Big Ben Brownie. Okay, so you might expect maybe one big brownie, right? Read on further - Thick slices of brownie covered in chocolate and caramel sauce with vanilla ice cream and whip cream. Did you see where it said "thick slices?" The key word being "slices," as in multiple. The size of one brownie was equal to 4 normal sized brownies and there were two of them. Thickly sliced is no joke either; it was more like a brownie cake. Sandwiched between the two brownies was the ice cream, chocolate sauce drizzled on one and caramel sauce drizzled on the other and 4 large patches of whip cream.

Not that this dessert was a bad thing because it was good and yummy. Since it was so extremely large just looking at it made me full. I only had a few bites.

Here is a picture I took inside the dark restaurant from my phone. It's kind of dark, but you get the idea.

Grease is the Word

Last night I saw Grease at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Growing up I was always a big fan of this movie and getting to see it performed live was awesome in itself. Although, I did see it performed as a high school play once, but still nothing can top a Broadway production of Grease. The only thing that bummed me out was Taylor Hicks, Season 5 winner of American Idol, has a part in the show as the Teen Angel. Well, apparently yesterday and today he was not performing and his understudy was stepping in for those two days. Sigh! I really wanted to see him perform. Taylor was definitely a favorite for me in the American Idol competition. He always had his special quirks and soul.

Taylor Hicks

Another favorite American Idol contestant was Blake Lewis. Blake came in 2nd place in the 6th season of American Idol. Blake is an amazing singer/songwriter/beatboxer. I am a fan because he is a local boy who was born in Redmond, WA, but I am also a fan because of his talent. He like, Taylor Hicks, has something special and unique about him. I got to see him perform live in Seattle outside Westlake Center and during which he performed with Sir Mix-a-Lot, which was quite entertaining.

Blake Lewis

Monday, May 11, 2009

Katie Climbed a Tree

So Sunday, while Evan and I were outside planting in the flower pots we let Katie, our cat, outside to explore for a little bit. First thing, she ran underneath the deck frantically trying to get away from our two dogs, Savvy and Kaylee. Every once in a while we would see her little ears and tail poke up from the outside perimeter of the deck. Unconcerned we went back to planting. All of a sudden the dogs got very excited and ran to the edge of the deck. I turned to see what they were looking at and noticed they were looking slightly upwards towards a flowering tree we have in our backyard. There was Katie trying to balance on a tree branch and looking like she was having the time of her life. It almost seemed like it was the greatest toy ever. We did get a chance to take a picture of her and her awe inspiring moment.