Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nick Lachey is a Robot

1.) Last night I watched my friend Heather's kids and we spent the whole two hours drawing, coloring and painting.  A while ago I told them about my ridiculously large collection of art supplies and they were eager to see them so I brought them along and they were sufficiently impressed.  I'm not going to lie, it's a pretty rad collection.  There are hundreds of crayons (in standard, neon, metallic, glitter and glow in the dark), colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, markers, and glitter paint.  It was kind of an awesome night.  I love Heather's kids (K said, "I think we should start an art society," as seven year olds do.) and I love to color and now I'm trying to figure out how to get other kids to color with me because it was so much fun.

2.)  I've done it.  I've made amazing rolls.  Year after year I try to make rolls and they always turn out sort of mediocre.  But I was trying out a new recipe for Thanksgiving and I wanted to give them a test run so I made some this afternoon and THEY ARE INCREDIBLE.  I feel victorious. (Fluffy Dinner Rolls from America's Test Kitchen baking cookbook.  ATK has never failed me.  I'm also making their sausage cornbread stuffing that I made last year and have been dreaming about ever since.)

3.)  Is anyone watching the Sing Off?  And is anyone else annoyed that Afro Blues was sent home?  And does anyone else think that Nick Lachey may be a robot?  He does not vary from his host mode at all.  From the inflection in his voice to his shiny shirt/black slacks combo to the way he stands with his hip a little out to the way he drops his arm when he's done talking, everything is exactly the same week to week.  It's creepy.


Rach said...

1. I miss being your roommate. My kids aren't that into coloring.

2. The only kind of roll I can make is the frozen Rhodes kind.

3. I'm guessing Nick Lachey has taken lessons from Dick Clark.

Heidi (Todd) Broberg said...

Ned & I crack up laughing at Nick EVERY WEEK and just die... totally agree. ha ha ha

Camille said...

If I was the cue card guy on the Sing-off I would change Nick's cue cards to really embarrass him and he probably wouldn't even notice and still roll his head and hips just as much.

Bronwyn James said...

I love ATK! And I love that stuffing. We opted for a Bon Appetit stuffing recipe this year and it's not as good and I'm regretting trying to improve on perfection. Let's do Thanksgiving next year! Your place, my place - I'm easy.