Friday, December 28, 2012

More Time

Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

    ― Jim Rohn

Thursday, December 27, 2012


This year I heard and learned more about turnduckins then I ever cared to.


A Pumpercapple Piecake?

That is a whole other story.

You might ask:
What is a Piecake?  Well it is a pie that is baked inside a cake.

What is a Pumpecapple?
The Pumpecapple piecake consists of the following scratch pies, cake and icing from bottom to top (feel free to change the order):

Pumpkin Pie baked in a pumpkin spice cake
Filled with crème cheese icing

Pecan Pie (or chocolate pecan pie) baked in chocolate cake
Filled with crème cheese icing 

Apple pie baked in our spice cake
Iced all over with our crème cheese icing

Garnished with pecan pieces And topped with a generous drizzle of carmel.

And it is calorie free! Well, not maybe not.  A serving size is 2,000 calories...

Sadly this is not a local treat!  Check out

 Photo Credit: aa.com

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cherry Mistmas!

Tequila Christmas Cake

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 bottle tequila
2 cups of dried fruit

Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the tequila again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup...just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit up off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the tequila and wipe counter with the cat.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Running Shoes On

I have never understood running.

But, I do like shoes.

While on a recent flight I took the time to read the inflight magazine and came across some very cool running shoes that I thought were worth a second look.

SKORA Running shoes are made in such a way that the center of your foot does the work and not your heel.  The goal is to give as close to a natural stride as possible.

Plus they are pretty cute.

 So here are the reasons:

And here is some technical stuff about them.

I especially like the side laces, totally brilliant.

And here is a cuter picture of them.

And here is some more running stuff for the runners out there!

All images and graphics from SKORA

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No Regrets

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.     
~ Lucille Ball ~


Monday, December 10, 2012

Girl Power

Today, Google is celebrating the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace with a homepage doodle that honors her contributions to computer science.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Party at the National Zoo

 Host your holiday party 

during ZooLights!

Dazzle your guests at your company’s annual holiday party with a sparkling new touch: ZooLights! Envision guests grabbing a warm mug of hot chocolate or mulled wine to sip as they walk through the very popular light features at the National Zoo before entering a transformed indoor exhibit. Enhance your holiday experience with the following:
  • Experienced event planner dedicated to your holiday event
  • Greet your guests with a candy cane martini or Bailey's hot chocolate
  • Have Panda Claws stop by to say hi to your guests
  • Ride our holiday trackless train

Indoor Venues

Amazonia Habitat

Reception Capacity: 150

Small Mammal House

Reception Capacity: 200
Seated Capacity: 100

Amazonia Science Gallery

Reception Capacity: 200
Seated Capacity: 125

Think Tank

Reception Capacity: 150
Seated Capacity: 75

ZooLights tigers 

ZooLights Dates

November: 23, 24, 25 and 30
December: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14-23, 26-30
January: 1
Note: Check with your event planner on options for non-ZooLights evenings.


Kelsey Thompson Amy Gaus Ashley Chinnici
202.633.8307 202.633.3068 202.633.3063
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***I have personally worked with the Zoo Event Staff and
 they are amazing and the spaces are very cool and a lot fun.***

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


5-9 P.M.

NOVEMBER 23-25, 30
DECEMBER 1-2, 7-9, 14-23, 26-30

ZooLights is brighter than ever! More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights! 


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