TGIF – Watermelon Bread

TGIF Peeps! I am sooooo glad it’s Friday and that we are headed out of town for a long weekend. At the same time, I’m a little stressed out that we are leaving the bedroom unfinished and the house in disarray.  But, MacGyver really wants to go fishing and after all the work he’s done on the bedroom there was no way I could deny him that.

Casey Key

      So, I guess I’ll just be stuck here for the next 4 days…..

Oh well, looks like I’ll just have to take one for the team…it’s a rough life.

I’ll update again later today if I can but before I go, I wanted to tell you about something.

Watermelon Bread!  You heard that correctly, I said WATERMELON BREAD and holy moly does it look awesome.

watermelon bread
This bread is made by Jimmy’s bakery in Jiaohsi, Taiwan.  Although they say it taste nothing like watermelon that doesn’t stop hundreds of people from lining up every day to purchase it.

Only 100 loaves are made each day and they sell out fast. Unfortunately unless you live near Jimmy’s bakery in Taiwan or you happen to be visiting there, you’ll have to make your own watermelon bread.

But how is it made?

Don’t worry, I scoured the internet for you and I found this DIY video on YouTube. If you make it send me a picture so that I can post it.  I’d love to see how it turns out….or better yet, you can send me some and I”ll taste test it for you.  For reals.

 

You’re Welcome!

Do you have the day off today?
Are you going to make the watermelon bread?  And send me some…..

Thursday Three

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year many of you are taking long weekends. We are too. MacGyver and I are going down to Venice either tonite or tomorrow and staying until Monday night. I’m sure we’ll be doing a lot of fishing and boating and fire-working.

Fortunately we are in Florida so we may even go, (gasp), swimming in the ocean! If we were in North Carolina, I wouldn’t go near the water, seriously. Seven shark bites so far this summer, SEVEN.

shark attack
Since Shark Week doesn’t officially start until next week, I thought I’d share a few facts with you. Just a few facts that you can ponder before hitting the beach this weekend, if you happen to be near one.

The shark attack capital of the World is actually located in New Smyrna Beach. Yep, right here in Florida. In fact, it’s estimated that if you swim in New Smyrna Beach you’ll be swimming within 10 feet of a shark. Oh joy!

sharks and swimmers

There were 52 shark attacks in North America last year. 28 of those attacks were in Florida and only 4 were in North Carolina. (North Carolina decided to get all competitive this year obviously.)

Most shark attacks occur less than 100 feet from the shore. That’s usually waist deep in case you’re wondering.

So, have fun swimming this weekend and if you do go in the ocean you should probably avoid any shiny jewelry and large fish with big, multiple teeth…. but that goes without saying, right?

Number two, let’s get thrifty, shall we?  If you like the Brooks Transcend you probably already know that Brooks has released the Transcend 2, but what you may not know is that you can get the Transcend pretty darn cheap right now.  In fact Brooks is currently selling them on their site for 80 bucks. Or, you could go to DSW and get a pair for 69.95! Also, for every 50 dollars that you spend at DSW from now until July 6th, you get a 10 dollar certificate!

transcend

You can get the Brooks Transcend from DSW here.

And finally, thing number 3:

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I can’t poop and it’s making me bitchy.

Your turn, tell me three things.

WTF Wednesday, News of the Weird

A 35 year old woman in Australia spent days in the hospital as a result of wearing skinny jeans. The woman had been helping a friend move all day and later that evening while walking home, she collapsed. She managed to crawl for help and spent the next few days in the hospital.

It seems the jeans had cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles causing them to swell which lead to additional problems. That is what you call a fashion victim my friends.

skinny jeans

                                        No gurl, seriously NO!

Last month, Thomas Bacon aged 19 from Madison, New Jersey was arrested for assault. Mr. Bacon was upset at another person in his home for eating the last piece of sausage.

And you know I have to add some Florida wtf for you right? Well, how about this artist in Tarpon Springs, Florida who has wrapped his home in aluminum foil for art’s sake, of course.

foil house
Piotr Janowski is a polish artist who moved to the area in December and was immediately mesmerized by the sunshine and palm trees.  Mr. Janowski made several trips to Costco where he purchased heavy duty aluminum foil and then began the process of wrapping the palm trees and the house.  He’s even created ears for the palm trees out of chicken wire and foil. I can’t even begin to figure out why the artist created this or understand the idea behind it, but I do wonder, what the hell does his landlord think about it?

Apparently Iggy Azalea is blaming Britney Spears for the failure of their collaborative effort, Pretty Girls.

really?
How about we just come out and say what it really is…..it’s a sucky song! The song just sucks. And all the promotion in the land is not gonna help it. That is all.

Yesterday MacGyver and I went to Lowe’s, again.  When we got to the car after shopping, MacGyver started loading the big items while I was delegated with the task of loading the small things.  Obviously it was much more than I could handle because I tripped on the parking space divider and almost broke all of the light bulbs we just purchased.  I saved them all, at the very last minute.

Later when we got home, I went outside to paint the molding and trim for the new room which is something I should not be allowed to do.  At some point while I was painting I scratched my face and flipped my hair.  I know this because my face and hair were plastered with white paint, however, I managed not to see it until after my shower this morning.

I’m spending the day today trying to stay upright and paint free. WTF, it must be Wednesday!

What are you doing today?