Monday, April 30, 2007

Two funny things

Funny, the First: Hearing the dude in the apartment upstairs cackling uproariously. Um, yeah, UPROARIOUSLY. Heh. I wish The Joke had been as loud. :) Apartment living!

Funny, the Second: Jim imitating Dwight on The Office. DVR, people. Thursday nights.

sleep. for me. now.

Aubrey

Monday, April 23, 2007

Virus

My computer had a virus. Now, it's kaput. I'm working on getting it back in operation again. It's slow going. Argh.

Aubs

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I guess I do have some Honky Tonk skills....



On the news tonight, there was a story about a neighborhood near the airport where the road is made from bits of rock some kind soul has brought from a quarry. Where I'm from, folks call that a "gravel road". The reporters interviewed locals who moaned that they could never wash their cars... the cars would just get dusty. The dust settled all over their houses... Cameras panned to the marquee at a local church: "pray". PRAY that one day soon, concrete will come to Southwest Atlanta.

Errr? Are these people for real?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Peanuts in Coke cans

Apparently, throwing a handful of goober peas into your Coke is a Southern tradition. I'll try it at a ball game or something one of these days. I thought the idea sounded pretty strange until I remembered a cake Mom made a few times. Ooey, gooey, goodness....

A

COKE CAKE
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
3 t. cocoa
1 tsp.soda
1 tsp.vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 c. (any brand) canned cola
1 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows

Combine softened butter, flour, sugar, cocoa, soda vanilla, eggs and buttermilk. Add cola, blend well and stir in marshmallows by hand.
Pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.

Cool for 30 minutes.


FROSTING:

1/2 cup butter
3 T. cocoa
1/3 cup cola
4 cup powdered sugar

Toast 1/2 cup almonds (or peanuts! :) ) in oven and stir into frosting if desired. It adds a great flavor (indeed.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

A T L

Atlanta is good.
I like it.
Public transportation isn't the best (Note: Beware of MARTA parking attendants).
Brake lights are generally out. (Note: Invest in "Budget Brake and Muffler" stock).
400 is absolutely BONKERS, mad spazzy. (Note: Don't try to drive like that in MO!).

BUT...

1. Down the road a bit, the Adult Kickball Association is registering teams and individuals. That's going on TO-night! Someday, I'll have a regular work schedule! Kickball or BUST!

2. The ATL airport is a popular layover place. Friends, I would love to be your layover hostess! Let's have some hot beverages and shoot the breeze.

3. Georgia seems to have this Alabama sisterhood happening. You're going to "THE HAM", eh? The Ham in Bama?! eh?? :o) Heh. It's cute. (In English, that's "I am heading to Birmingham, Alabama").

4. People here can say ANYTHING as long as it is prefaced with the phrase, "Bless his heart." ex) "Sheila, Marco is as dumb as a pile of blunt nails...bless his heart." heh. Bless what?? That always makes me laugh.

5. I love Publix (grocery store--extraoridnaire). The sandwiches are good. The cake is good. They have pizza dough for $1.25. The advertising is creative. They're giving the WM a bit of competition in the Southeast. Good stuff, that Publix.


I can't believe it has been almost 8-months. A year ago, I would have laughed at anyone who said I'd be in Atlanta now. CRAZY. It's crazy what the Lord did to get me here (props to LL Cool J)...but I'm so glad He did. Lord, you are in this. Thank you for being soooo in charge. Thank you for taking my life and making it Yours. Thank you for the blessings I've found here. Fellowship. Friends. Good, Good times.

Love.

Aubrey

P.S. I love you, my friends in Missouri. I think about you often. They just don't have good bluegrass in the city! ;p Amanda, punk, call me. Dwayne, your grilling kicks Georgia BBQ TAIL. Mikelle and Jason, there will never be a better BLT than the one I had hanging out with you. Grandma and Grandpa, I miss our afternoon chats. ***SAP ALERT*** This place will never replace you. I just wanted to get that in writing. ;)

To bed!

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My roommate's most loved Easter Lily ;)
love ya, Krizzle! :)



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