Friday, March 27, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

I hope it is socially acceptable to blog about an event 10 days after it occurred. Let's see, I'm social. Do I accept this? Yes, I do!

St. Patrick's Day has long been one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my favorite color is green. My family always seemed to focus more on the green aspect rather than the Irish aspect. In fact, I don't think I had ever heard of corned beef or tried cabbage until I went to college. Even when I try to be cultural, it's off. Case in point: my dearest cousin Melinda also has a fondness for this holiday, and we like to celebrate by watching "Brigadoon." Which takes place in Scotland.

Anyhow, we (my sister and I) started off the day with some good old-fashioned green eggs. I did take a picture, but it doesn't exactly look appetizing, so I'm going to leave it out. My cousins and a few of Reid's co-workers came over for dinner, which turned out to be a feast! This is what made it to the table:
  • Avocado, pear, orange & craisen salad (thanks, Deanna!)
  • Green mashed potatoes
  • Pesto gnocchi
  • Chili queso (so, this was not green or Irish in any way. Sorry, I love queso!)
Our guests also contributed to the meal:
  • Steak (yum!)
  • Rolls with green butter (looked like frosting)
  • Mint chocolate chip and brownie ice cream
  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches
  • Shortbread cookies (pretending to be Irish...really Scottish)
  • Dark chocolate biscuit cookies (French...which is an even further cry from Irish)
Overall, a delicious meal. And when followed up with "American Idol," what could be better?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Golden Rule: Comments

Hi. My name is Rebecca, and I have a problem.

It's a problem that many of you may share with me. Some may consider it normal while others consider it rude or even verging on illegal. What am I talking about?

The act of reading others blogs while never commenting, also known as: lurking.

With Facebook and blogs, it is so easy to follow someone's life, and keep up on their activities without actually connecting with them. Then, I sit at home, refreshing my blog to see if anyone has commented. Ironic? Yes.

I am changing my ways. Right now. From here on out, I am committing to being more communicative and less stalkerish. I will actually take the time to type up the thoughts that I have and share them (at least the nice ones), instead of just moving on to the next thing.

I won't beg (oh please!), but just know how much I LOVE reading comments. Maybe this will start a mini-revolution in my little blogging world.

In summary: follow the Golden Rule and share the love. And don't be surprised if I know more about you than you may think ( that verging on creepy?)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Cluff's Happenings

Hi! I'm Rebecca's sister, Holly. I have been visiting with the Cluffs this week and have been blogging about all of our adventures. Rebecca has been scrapbooking a lot this week, but will return to blogging soon. To see what we have been up to please visit my blog-Holly's Happenings. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Butterfly Dress

Reid's mom mailed us this adorable dress with butterfly pockets, and I love it. So cute!

Now, all she needs is hair...