Monday, April 29, 2013

It's Official!

We are engaged (as of 4/27/2013). I'm at a loss. Deer in headlights. Happy but...stunned....a million things to be done. Ring forthcoming - one has been picked out but it's being modified (a beautiful marquis main stone is going to replace the insipid little princess cut one that was in the ring) and needs to be paid off, so it'll be a few weeks but there it is.

Not a great pic but it's the only one I took.

Thank you, my beloved - whoa. I can't call him Boyfriend anymore. Well, thank you my beloved betrothed! Jeeze, that sounds so...goofy. Lol.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beating My Head Against the Wall of Stupid...

Clients are bad for my health. I think my blood pressure skyrocketed beyond the range of "normal" today.....

1) Client asks why I can't make the rectangular image she sent me fit proportionally into the square space....

2) Client: When will my update be finished?
     Me: My hope is to have it done today. I will let you know when we've finished the programming.
     Client: Ok, thanks.
     Me: The programming has been completed, please review at your convenience.
     Client: What am I looking at?

3) Client receives scam email. Forwards it to a lawyer and asks what he should do. Lawyer says while it's important to protect your trademarks, this is a scam, ignore it, blah, blah, etc, etc. Client then forwards email to me, with a very panicked message about not knowing what should be done and asking what action should be taken. I reiterate that it is a scam and should be deleted and forgotten. Client says "Okie dokie, that was easy peasy". SOMEONE NEEDS THEIR MEDS INCREASED.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


So I was cleaning out my computer - purging various old files as I am prone to saving everything for no good reason and I found a text file that contained this:

1710 In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock. This is the last time Swedish and Danish troops meet on Swedish soil.

Now this leaves me wondering WTF I was doing and why I thought that was apparently noteworthy enough to have its own file. While I am partially Swedish, I am not particularly interested in history, so I really cannot figure out for the life of me what this was about.

Though I do think the o's with the little slash mark are very cute....

A Poem...

Come morning, I press my lips against you,
Opening my mouth to take you in,
Feeling your sweet warmth,
Finding myself lost in the bliss of you.
Ever so happy, I bask in your presence.
Ever so satisfied, I look forward to the morrow.

My Friends

I'm expecting a Facebook Friend request from Princess Buttercup and a LinkedIn request from Westley. 

Citrusy Almond Biscotti

3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange liqueur or orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cup whole almonds, toasted, coarsely chopped or sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350°F.
 Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl.
 Mix sugar, melted butter, 3 eggs, vanilla extract, orange liqueur/juice and zest in large bowl. 
Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until well blended. 
Stir in almonds.
It helps to place dough in the fridge for a half hour or so if it's soft.
Divide dough, using floured hands, shape each section into 13 1/2-inch-long, 2 inch-wide logs. 
Place onto prepared baking sheet, spacing apart 2 logs on one sheet.
Bake logs until golden brown (logs will spread), about 25 minutes.
Cool logs completely on sheet. Maintain oven temperature.
Using serrated knife, cut logs on diagonal into 1/2-inch-wide slices. Arrange slices, cut side down, on same baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Turn biscotti over; bake until just beginning to color, about 8 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Go Anonymous!

Hehe - Anonymous hacked into the Facebook account of Westboro Baptist Church and gave it a much needed makeover!

Thanks for making my day, Anonymous!

Friday, April 12, 2013

If this is crazy, well then....

Or, I'm sorry if this is krazy.....Then you can call me Krazy K:

“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.”

― José N. HarrisMI VIDA