Archive for April, 2011
As I was playing my favorite game on Facebook (Bejeweled Blitz), I came across an ad on the side of the page. THIS was the ad:
Let me just say, that it got my attention. It DEFINITELY got my attention. But, um, HELLO!?!?!?! Looking at that mean, Exorcist-looking face does NOT make me want to become a social worker. Not in one year, and not in ten years. Now, as I look at that photo, I’m imagining that the photographer just told that sweet (she probably really IS sweet, and not evil) little girl to make the scariest monster face she could. And that’s great.
But the sepia tones, added with the ad for becoming a social worker, makes the whole thing just creepy. I did not click on the link. For two reasons…the first reason would be that I very, very, very, very rarely will click on a Facebook ad. And if I do, it’s only the ones that go to another Facebook page. Secondly, I was afraid that the devil himself might jump right out of my laptop if I clicked there.
OK, just needed to share. What’s the weirdest Facebook ad you’ve seen?
There are many things I love about summer. Sleeping in, sitting outside, going to the park…
and Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad.
ZOMG, it’s frickin’ awesome. I distinctly remember the first time I ate this so-called salad. It was my niece’s birthday party, at my brother’s Mother-in-law’s house. We were outside, and I saw this concoction sitting in a pan. My sister-in-law told me to try it, it was awesome.
That, it was. I had never tried to make it. I would just go to summer graduations, birthday parties and what not, and basically hover over it, making sure I got two pieces. I was watching WQED a couple of weeks ago, and they were trying to get pledges. If you pledged 60 bucks, you got a cookbook about what Pittsburgh eats. Then, they made some recipes. One was a burnt almond torte (again, ZOMG! Soooooooooooooo good. One of our friends had a burnt almond torte wedding cake. I will forever remember that wedding because of the cake. Such an excellent idea). I was not about to venture into making a burnt almond torte. It looked super difficult. But, then they made Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad. That didn’t look to bad.
So, last week I bought all the ingredients. But I didn’t get the motivation to make it until last night. Not difficult to make at all. I stuck it in the fridge to let the jello set. About 45 minutes later, I just couldn’t wait…I had to have a piece. I asked the girls if they wanted some. They absolutely refused to try something new. Fine. More for me.
All I can say is YUMMY! I had promised my one sister-in-law, Anita, that when I made it I would bring some to her. So, after I polished off THREE PIECES, I packed up four pieces for her. I think this is my new thing to bring to parties. Here’s the recipe from WQED’s website: