A Halloween Fox

One of my coworkers, Shane, has a violent hatred of the song The Fox (What Does the Fox Say) by Ylvis.

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please visit this link and join the rest of the people who either hate it or love it. And if you you’re wondering what the hell they were thinking when they wrote it, you should take a look at some of their other songs***.)

My coworker dislikes the song so much, that if one of us turns it on while in the lab–usually just to annoy him–he’ll leave the room.

So when I found a large Halloween card with a fox on it last month, I HAD to buy it.



The inside was fairly blah…



After a little time spent playing around with background colors and font…

(and a trip to Kinkos to print it out since we haven’t replaced our dead printer yet).

…this is what Shane received for Halloween…

Yes, I went there...
Yes, I went there…


It’s a good thing he has a sense of humor.


***The song Work It is another one of my favorites, but it’s definitely not safe for kids.


Proper Opossum Gourmet Cooking

When Simple Nutrition Just Isn’t Enough by ME Pearl Productions.

I learned three important things about opossums and fine dining from this instructional video:

  1. “Opossums don’t like pepper, so don’t give an opossum pepper.”
  2. It’s important to taste test your opossums food to make sure it’s not too hot, cold, spicy, bland, or just plain revolting.
  3. Opossums understand that sometimes you’re too tired to cook, and are fine with frozen gourmet meals.

The interesting part is that I could apply most of the information in this video to my husband as well.  Even the part about pureeing certain types of disliked items to mix with his paté.  Hmmmm….

Iron Man Cupcakes

Our birthday boy’s real birthday is early next month, but we celebrated today instead since two of our Sunday brunch families (including us) won’t be there for it. Last year, he wanted Thomas the Train, now it’s Iron Man. It’s so cool that he’s getting to the age where we both have the same interests… not sure what that says about me; however it does means his parents are doing a great job of raising another geeklet.

Iron Man Cupcakes

I think I’m beginning to prefer decorating cupcakes over decorating cakes, probably because it’s the closest I can get to making plated desserts these days (yes, I’d be happier in a restaurant than in a bakery, but fewer and fewer restaurants have their own pastry chef anymore).

Iron Man Cupcakes - detail

The helmets and power cells are fondant and everything else is buttercream over chocolate cupcakes.

The Birthday Boy

He was happy, so it was another success!