Posted in Food, Holiday, Home

Kaboom!

We’ve official made it to the 4th Of July! The picnic table is set. The grill is doing it’s grill thing. I put together a wonderful bar and Mr. C. Cow made a very patriotic looking cake with edible sparkles. Marslean’s firework spectacular is about ready to start and the party guests are full of the veggies Bishop grilled.

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We all hope that you have a wonderful (and firework safe) holiday with all of your family and friends! To those that are not in the states, we hope that you all have a great (and firework safe…seriously….fire explosions!) day!

Hopefully I can get a piece of cake before Mr. C. Cow decides to start licking it.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Posted in Food, Holiday, Home, Town/City

Crostini Boss

The 4th of July is coming up in the states next week and it’s going to be a busy one. We’ll all be at home and Mr. C. Cow and I plan on doing a lot of cooking. He’s been pouring over cookbooks for the perfect deserts to go with grilled veggies while I’m trying to figure out how to light the grill. I’ve used a gas grill before but it’s been YEARS since I’ve attempted to use charcoal. Bishop might have to be in charge of the grill lighting. I’m afraid I’ll catch my giant beehive on fire.

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I’m great at table centerpiece design!!!

Speaking of fire, we’re planning on letting Marslean handle the fireworks this year. Last year Mr. C. Cow was holding a sparkler and got a teeny tiny little burn on his hoof. It was so tiny that it probably hurt for a second. Despite the small injury, Mr. C. acted like his entire leg had caught on fire. We had to wrap all of his legs in gauze just to get him to stop crying. Marslean said there will be no sparklers this year. I think that’s a wise decision.

Since everyone seems to have a job to do to get ready for the holiday I’m at a loss as to where I am needed. I tried to move the picnic table in the shade but it was too big and heavy. Bishop and Mr. C. Cow had to move them around. I was going to get the nice tablecloth and place mats out but Marslean beat me to it. The only thing I’ve done so far is that awesome table centerpiece.

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You’re a couple of days early little party guest! 

Mr. C. Cow sensed the lost look on my face and offered to let me help him do a bit of baking. I would but he’s really good at it. He can lay down a good fondant on a cake while I find myself tangled up in it like some sort of sugary trap.  After a few minutes of sitting under a tree with a therapeutic martini,  I decided that I am taking on the appetizers. I can crostini like a boss.

Sometimes we feel left out because we think our skills aren’t useful. It might take a martini rest under a tree before we find out that we are useful. All of us have something to offer.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

All photos taken in Second Life at my personal home by me. 

Posted in Food, Holiday

Carrot Dog

Spring has sprung! We’re not sure if it sprung a leak or sprung out of nowhere but here it is! With it has come spring cleaning, new buds on the trees,  and birds doing their chirping thing. Spring also brings us the holiday they call “Easter”. It involves a giant bunny who somehow took over an egg empire that was started by chickens and paints them different colors. I am assuming that this was a hostile takeover as I have never met a chicken who would ever let a bunny tell them how to lay an egg. There’s also candy and special family holiday meals.

For Easter this year each of us is in charge of one aspect of the dinner. For example, Marslean is bringing her special “carrot dogs” for us to snack on. She, like Mr. C. and I, is a vegetarian so she replaced the meat in a hot dog with a carrot. I think it’s brilliant. Mr. C. Cow thinks it’s brilliant because it’s food. It’s a win-win for Easter family dinners everywhere.

I’m planning on bringing a cake shaped like a bunny. I am thinking that, by shaping the cake like a bunny, it shall appease the great giant one that brings candy.  In all honesty I should say I am bringing a cake that I hope looks like a bunny and not like a blob with ears. If I screw up the bunny cake shape I’m afraid I will incur the wraith of the rabbit. Whatever that is.

Mr. C. Cow has been FORBIDDEN to bring anything with cud in it this year. Last Easter he brought cud casserole. For Thanksgiving he brought a cud salad. One time he brought cud dip to a party. Bishop put his foot down and asked (nicely) that Mr. C. think of a dish that did not utilize cud as an ingredient. He’s bringing a veggie tray instead.

Bishop has been busy cleaning up his shop so that I can put out a place for us to all eat. I wanted a nicely decorated table for us all to sit around. Bishop felt we should just put a piece of plywood on the saw horses and throw a tarp on it.  When I asked Bishop if he thought the pink bunny placemats matched the easter egg table cloth I wanted to use he went to make a pot of coffee. I’m thinking he’s not into cordinating table settings or decorating the shop. I do know that he makes great coffee!

I hope that, whatever you do, this upcoming Easter you do it with the ones you love. Family isn’t just about blood. It’s about those you care about the most. We hope you spend the day surrounded by your loved ones. From all of us here we wanted to say….

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“Tipsy” Cerulean

Our Easter card to you was made from a photo I took in Second Life then used a photo editing program to make it look all festive.

If you don’t know what Second Life is then check them out HERE.

We also wanted to mention that we have been sending you all postcards for over a year now! (Our anniversary was last month and we totally spaced on it!) Thank you all for sticking around and enjoying this as much as we do!

Posted in Nature, News, Park, Tourist Attraction

Cocktail Constitutional

Mr. C. Cow and I didn’t go out to a bar or pub or brew-ha-ha for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Yes, we did have a cocktail BUT we drank it in the middle of the woods on a night hike. It beats driving around with all the yahoo’s drinking dyed green beer. Not being anti-social or anti-green beer but I knew it was just going to be a hassle to get a decent drink anywhere.

Mr. C. was all for having a bit of the ol’ spirits on a night hike to celebrate. He kept coming up with cool names to call it.

Highball Hike

Whiskey Walk

Tequila Trek

My personal favorite was “Martini March”. Sounds like I should wear some sort of big hat and carry a baton. (Mr. C. Cow could play the triangle.)

Speaking of hats, Mr. C. decided that, being St. Patrick’s day and all, that he needed to go all out with the green swag. We’re talking green hat, sunglasses, and (the icing on green cake) sparkly green hoofs. How does one green sparkle one’s hoofs? Apparently with a lot of hoof cosmetic glue and enough glitter to start your own craft store. See for yourself:

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Sparkle That Walk!!

Being a night hike and all it was difficult to get the best picture of him but I was able to properly capture his holiday cheer. Not only did this photo capture the pure essence of a Mr. C. Cow outfit it has also came in handy to prove that we saw weird “sky squids” floating around. It wasn’t just the hiking cocktails! We would have stopped to ask what they were doing squid-squashing around in the night sky but we couldn’t get close enough.

If we ever run into any “sky squids” again we need to have a chat because squishing around the sky looks AWESOME!

Hope you all had a wonderful and safe St. Patrick’s Day!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

 

Background Image: Pantheon Forest (M) in Second Life. (Don’t know what Second Life is? Check out their official website HERE!)

Mr. C. Cow drawing (I should say realistic photo!) by yours truly.

Current News:

I wanted to share with all of you my new website that I just started this past Sunday. It’s called “Lizzy Zilla” and follows the adventures of a GIANT lizard just trying to make it in a “dog eat dog get eaten by  a lizard” kinda world. My artwork borders on “drunken toddler with crayons” when it comes to style so I hope it makes you laugh as much as it makes us laugh. (Mr. C. Cow thinks it’s funny as all get out!) Please share with your friends because I would love to share my crazy humor with everyone! (Currently updates with a new comic every Sunday.)

Lizzy Zilla

 

 

 

Posted in Holiday, News

Resolve This!

Happy New Year to all!

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Mr. C. Cow and I always try to come up with some sort of New Years resolution every year. I was able to keep my promise of never diving off a cliff into any sort of body of water. Mr. C. didn’t eat any strange donuts he found on the ground. Hey…at least it’s something!

This year we have each come up with a new set of resolutions to try to keep for 2017. 

Mr. C. Cow’s Five Resolutions For 2017

To stop, accidentally, kicking floor mats out of the camper without noticing. We estimate that we have spent at least $100 this year from him kicking one when getting in/out of the camper and not noticing. There is probably some lucky person out there with a mismatched set of floor mats they have never had to pay for. You’re welcome!

If the camper informs us that the door is “ajar” Mr. C. Cow will no longer get confused and wonder what it is a jar of. Peanut butter? Jelly? “Ajar” is not the same as “a jar” and he promises he will try to remember that.

Chewing gum cannot be used as a handyman fix-it-all. It cannot fill cracks in walls. It cannot glue wood together. It cannot be used on paper in place of a post-it note. Gum is for chewing. Not for fixing.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. If you do then just put more deodorant on. Don’t be stinky!

These boots are made for walking. They are not made for eating. They are also not made for chewing. They are definitely not made to be used as a rolling-pin. Mr. C. Cow promises to use boots the proper way this year. (Even if he has to wear them.)

Cerulean’s Five Resolutions For 2017

I shall not be so hard on Mr. C. Cow when he “taste tests” a place mat, “accidentally” chews on a door mat, or even licks someone named “Matt”. We all make mistakes!

NEVER walk into a gas station again (even if it is 3am) to buy toilet paper because SOMEONE ate the last roll WITHOUT doing your hair properly. I don’t want to talk about it.

Restock the “first aid kit” with more tiny booze bottles. We always seem to run out of medical help.

Hug everyone more. I need hugs. You need hugs. Everyone needs a hug. Why don’t we hug enough?

Drink more martini’s. I’m not sure if this is possible but DANG IT I am willing to find out!

Happy New Year To You All! May 2017 not suck as much as 2016!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Posted in Holiday, News, Tourist Attraction

Happy Ho Ho Holidays!

We wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday! 

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Yesterday Mr. C. Cow had an accident while wrapping presents. It’s nothing serious. He just got wrapped up in tape. It started with him attempting to hold the tape with his mouth and ended with his tongue getting all taped up along with the rest of him. The only thing that was hurt was his pride.

The holiday season is a busy time for us. We park the camper at home and like to help out Bishop at the equipment company. I type stuff & organize tires into giant pyramids. Mr. C. Cow wears a hard hat and randomly yells out construction lingo. Bishop seems grateful for the extra help but doesn’t seem to like it when we try jousting with forklifts.

Because the holiday season is so busy we’ll be taking a short vacation from our postcards.

Oh no! Don’t cry! Postcards will resume on schedule Tuesday January 3rd 2017.

Gives us time to do the whole tinsel present thing and buy postcard stamps.

Happy Holidays Everyone! May your days be merry and bright!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

P.S. – We might go to a New Years Eve party this year. If we do we’ll be sure to share pictures!

Posted in Food, Holiday, Tourist Attraction, Town/City

Lost And Found

The moment of truth had finally arrived. The directions were correct. The camper had made it there (with only a few stops for snacks). This was it. We had found the home of Santa Claus. Only…we had one slight issue. Actually it was more like a few slight issues holding hands. Yes…we were being thwarted by a chain of gingerbread people.

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Oh Come On!!!

We were finally on our way to see the jolly man and we were stopped by a group of gingerbread people. I thought that they might attack us. Mr. C. Cow thought they wanted to just sing a few songs to us. We were lucky and the cow was right. They just wanted to sing us a few holiday songs before we went on our way. What is up with me & gingerbread people? I know they were just singing but I could have sworn that one of them was staring at us like we were the ones made out of cookies.

To make our visit to the great bearded one an elf offered to walk us up to his special visitors center. It makes sense that Santa would have a special place to greet his guests. You wouldn’t want everyone walking around your house. The carpet cleaning bill would be astronomical!

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Welcome To The North Pole! Have A Complementary Wreath!

Mr. C. Cow couldn’t wait to see Santa. He had his list ready to go and was so excited he skipped the whole way up to the visitors center. As we approached the doors they magically opened and we were able to gaze upon the great man himself.

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OMG! It’s Santa!!!!

Our little cow friend made his way up to Santa and gazed upon that amazing white beard…then passed out. He didn’t just slowly slide down to the ground. It was more like a massive cow drop to the floor. Almost to Santa…bam…plop…passed out by Santa’s magic toy bag. The excitement and the weeks of searching leading up to finally finding the guy was just too much for Mr. C. Cow.

I felt so bad for my poor little cow friend but before I could help him up Santa was down on the floor talking to him as he was waking up. He helped Mr. C. Cow up on all four hoofs, patted him on the head, and told him to not be embarrassed or upset that he had passed out.  It happens to all of us.

Santa Claus, being one of the greatest hosts of all time, not only took Mr. C. Cow’s list but also allowed him to eat off of the elf lunch cart so that he wouldn’t pass out again. So nice of the Claus thinking about the wellbeing of one cow. I guess that’s why he’s the man in charge of the presents.

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Snacks!

I am glad that we finally made it to the North Pole. Mr. C. Cow had been trying to find Santa for weeks and to finally find him (even though we had a bit of an issue) made this whole search worth it. I hope that Mr. C. gets everything he asked for. No cow loves the holiday as much as he does.

“Tipsy” Cerulean 

Second Life Location: Christmas Winter Holiday Village (G)