Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunny February & Is It Really Too Early To Put The Top Down?

We've had some wonderful warm, for us, weather this month and there are flowers popping up everywhere that must think it's spring.

"...So get yourself a car
Drive it all alone
Get yourself a car
And ride it on the wind
Get yourself a car
And drive it all alone
Get yourself a car
And ride it on the wind, yea..."

Getaway Car by Audioslave

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Game Day

There is a ball game of some kind today.....

Friday, January 22, 2010

Backtracking to Summer 2009 ~ HAWAII-A-WEEN

This was a fun event
even though we somehow missed the dress-up as a Zombie pre-instructions for attending.
Maybe this summer we can vamp it up
before we head out to Voo-Doo Doughnuts.

There were a handful of vendors....

The Face Painting gals seemed to be doing more business than can see why by checking out this inspiring ghoul...

Unfortunately, we didn't make it to this, even with the temptation of Jake the Alligator Man.

Goth Dogs.... for real.

These ladies had some fun clothes that were featured in the fashion show.

Rock and Rolling in the Parking lot of Voo-Doo Doughnuts

Dead Elvis showed up to 'perform' ....

A group of the pin-up girlie's before the fashion show.

How cute do they look?

Ghoul pin-ups

As far as the car show part of this, there were maybe five. So, don't go thinking you're going to a car show. I was disappointed that the Coffin Cruisers didn't have older hearses. As it turned out there were more vintage cars parked outside the gated area.

the end ~

Friday, January 1, 2010

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

This is a very easy recipe.
So easy, you can't really call it a recipe - but it's good, so why quibble with words, hum?

 We do like bacon....
consider it one of the basic food groups.

You need to fry up about ten pieces of bacon - less if that's all you have on hand. 
All I could find not currently frozen was about 7 pieces.
Don't cook it crisp, it will be in the oven shortly and finish up there.

Open up a can of the big refrigerator Cinnamon Rolls - 5 to a package size.
Unroll the dough and place a couple of slices of bacon on each one and re-roll (that's a word, isn't it?)
Place them in a 9 inch cake or pie pan.
I like to add more cinnamon and other spice or get lazy and just grab the 'pumpkin pie spice'...the scent of these baking in the oven will wake up your family even on the weekend.

It takes about 18 minutes at 375 deg. according to the package directions, which is what I did here.
Of course you need to add the frosting while they are fresh out of the oven so it melts in like, well like melting icing...

Be forwarned this only makes 5 bacon cinnamon rolls and one usually is not enough ....
besides they warm up great for dessert later with ICE CREAM.

Snow Day

We had a surprise snow day here on December the 29th.
I was with my mother and had to get her back to her apartment and was caught in the first part that was bad enough that Brian called and offered to come pick me up...
but I was brave or crazy and pushed on through and made it to my house.
We ended up with a couple of inches of snow here, which doesn't sound like much,
but it was really wet and made the roads more like skating rinks. In less than two miles from my house to Brian's, he saw about ten accidents, some multiple
and others just cars that had slid off the road.

The next day, when these photos were taken, it was warming up enough that by
afternoon most of the snow was already gone...
except for a few melting snowmen.
Everyone on TV the radio seemed to have a snow story to share
with some people stuck in traffic for four hours and more to go less than 20 or 30 miles.
It made me feel lucky to only have had my 30/40 minutes or so to go about five miles and only a very short time of that on the freeway- which was locked up until late into the evening.

I forgot to post this on Christmas and decided it was too good of a
rockin' wheel shot not to share.
hope your holidays were good ~

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Countdown to Holidaze

listen? ...
do you hear that?
the holidays are sneaking up on us
faster than a cat being called out of the room
on yet another secret mission.
( I do think they all wear pagers, we just can't see them )

the only snowmen in sight today are on the tree

no angels this time,
but the house crow seems quite content to watch over the tree ...

Ho, ho, ho .... hope you're nearly ready for the big day ~

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tardy Packard Update

To get at the split hoses, and replace them, this had to come off ...twice.

One more time ...

Always the critic, Joey questioned the whole bother of it all.

We got the car running...for a few blocks. Then limped back after taking off the air cleaner, hitting it with starting fluid multiple times. It would die. More false starts.

finally made it back into the drive way...

Checked the Internet for answers and found that getting a 'new' fuel pump for a 1956 Packard is pretty much impossible, but one kind soul told us to try a Ford model. Well, after ordering and waiting for that, we (using the term loosely here) put the new fuel pump into the Packard.

That worked ....kind of. We managed to drive it all the way down to my house where it now rests. Now we seem to have more problems, possibly have to pull off the gas tank or something less invasive ( I hope).
There is no time line on when this might happen, because the main mechanic AKA Mr. B is off recuperating from surgery that repaired a few things for himself.