Monday, March 9, 2015

Case of the Mondays, Part 1: Nick Names

I don't like nicknames.

My parents painstakingly combed through lists upon lists of names and finally settled on the one they would ultimately give me.  And then every asshole with a mouth thinks it's alright to rename me something else.

My name is Hilary.  It is not Hil, Hils, Hily...


I'm sorry if three syllables is too cumbersome, but it is my name and that's what I prefer to be called.

There are exceptions, of course.

  • My parents can call me whatever they want; they named me, they can rename me if they would like.
  • My boyfriend, because I find everything he does adorable.
  • Small children, because their little mouths can't form the sounds that make my name.
I'd rather be called something completely wrong than be called a shortened version of Hilary.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Three Things

First thing.
I'm obsessed with my puppy.
She is a six month old Beagle/Basset mix.  In this picture she was littler than she is now.  There are a lot of really great things about CreamCheese.
  • She is cute
  • She can sit when commanded to do so
  • She groans in her sleep and it's so adorable it breaks my heart
  • She likes me most of the time
  • She looks good in pictures, so I can post them on various social media sites and make everyone jealous
  • She goes bananas for peanut butter
  • She's very sweet
  • She's dumb as rocks
  • I love her so much

Second thing.
Great-Grandma Celia's Rice Crispy Treats

1 cup of clear corn syrup
1 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Melt the corn syrup and brown sugar together until the sugar is dissolved. Add the peanut butter and swirl it in the sugars until melted and a big glop of light brown sticky.
Add the cereal and stir until coated (it'll Snap, Crackle, and POP). Press into a baking dish until cool. Cut apart. Eat all of them in one sitting.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Quadrupled. Honestly, you can't possibly make too much.
You might also try the chocolate puffed rice cereal, but I like my treats pure to Celia's vision. She must have been a good lady.

Third Thing.
I am in desperate need of some sort of miracle hair product that will change my hair from straw to golden threads of silk.
Any suggestion is welcome.  Please help.