Saturday, December 27, 2008

"You don't know what your missing...

If you aren't in the kitchen!"

That's the closing tagline at the end puppet segments of Cartoon Network's show "Chowder" created by the talented C. H. Greenblatt. He's worked on both SpongeBob Squarepants and The Grim Adv. of Billy and Mandy as a storyboard artist as well as the voice of Fred Fredburger on Grim Adv. Chowder is one of those rare shows that works on a level that can be enjoyed by adults and kids. The story centers on an expert chef named Mung Daal and his young apprentice Chowder. All the characters have food themed names and the episodes usually involve a decidedly bizarre recipe being created to advance the plot. Don't like food? Well don't let that stop you, the show's style is refreshingly original, hip, and visually rich. It can get a little gross at times but don't fear (it's no Ren & Stimpy of Bevis and Butthead) it's all in the quirky spirit of fun. The writing is equally well done and there is a wonderful blend of innocence and weirdness in every episode that elevates the comedy to a higher level. It's one of my favorite animations to come out in a long time and my son loves it as well. You should check it out if your able, the show's first DVD just came out recently and I was able to pick it up for $9.99. Plus you can find it on Cartoon Network on Sundays.

Watch it, love it, share it!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Quail? Quail!

Yes, quail. Chicken junior. Mini fowl. Tiny bird. A welcome suprise at the early Christmas lunch at my grandmother's house today. Deep fried awesomeness. You can't pick this up at the grocery store.

At least I don't think you can, hmm, I should check on this...

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'll take least fun things to do at 6 a.m. for a hundred Alex...

Just spent a good 30 minutes on vomit duty. My poor little boy woke up crying for me and a mad sprint for the bathroom ensued. The launch wasn't all that spectacular but my son has the most unfortunate habit of what I like to call "Full barrel vomiting". Meaning it comes out his mouth AND nose, with gusto I might add. The majority of the time spent was just trying to get his nose cleared. It seems that when you mix pink lemonaide kool-aid with fish sticks (not my decision mind you) you end up with a volatile result. He's was so pitiful sitting there shaking and trying not freak out about his stopped up nose. He hates getting nasty stuff on him and I know it was killing him to have the vomit inside his nose, especially with it smelling as bad as it did. 

As I was typing this there was a second act to his performance and we got into his room in time to catch the end of it. He handled this bout better than the first, I think he was more awake, he was a bit more chipper about the whole thing. Hopefully he's done, being on vomit watch makes for a rather arduous sleep schedule...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

In the beginning...

Ok, so I've fought off the urge to get a blog for some time now. Yes I have a facebook and a myspace but somehow I really don't count those since I haven't all that much to say on them and quite frankly find them kind of tedious these days. Also, I really can't see anyone being interested in what I have to say anyway. If you are then I thank  you and I hope I continue to keep you coming back.

Now, who wants fudge?