My Hero

I found something new to look at during this dreadful dearth of new and good tv.  It’s on the intarweb, though. And although I don’t really like watching tv/movies on my computer, I’m happy to sit through this.

Nathan Fillion, a.k.a. Captain Malcolm Reynolds, is in it!  I love Nathan Fillion.  I even liked him in that gross zombie/bug movie, Slither.  And I don’t do gross movies.

I now love Neil Patrick Harris, too.  Who knew?  He’s Dr. Horrible, and pretty damned funny.  Felicia Day rounds out the cast, at least for the first three episodes.

Got a few minutes?   I’m talking about  Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.  It’s amusing.  It’s a musical!  Try it!  You’ll like it!  It’s directed by Joss Whedon, the man who became My Master when he created Firefly and Serenity.

15 minutes + or – per episode.  Three episodes that I know about.  But I’m probably late to the game, here.

Convict shave

Dudes, here’s the “after” haircut.

I know dogs shouldn’t get on the furniture but he’s too short to look out the window. I’m being lenient in regards to this particular piece of furniture.  His stumpy little hind legs get tired if he has to balance on them for too long when he looks out the window.

His head is such a funny shape, and he’s sitting so regally there.  NOT.  The pink areas are his skin where I scalped him. Note the terrible eyebrows and trim job on his feet.  His weiner is pretty bad, too, which you can see on the next to last picture if you’re interested. 🙂

I told him he was very pretty now and he seems to be okay with it.   You can click the pictures to see them a little bigger.

Poor Lewi's haircut

Lewi and Goober Aka Gunnar AKA The Scarecrow (If I Only Had A Brain).

The neighbors came home and rescued Howlio from the back yard and let him out in the front.  All three of my dogs were whining and shrieking out the window  [MOM!!MOM!!MOM!! LOOK OUTSIDE THERES A DOG A DOG A DOG WE’RE LOOKING WE’RE LOOKING MOM! MOM! MOM! LOOK LOOK !!!LOOK!!!. ] I went to get the camera to see if I could capture the intensity of the moment, but now, when I got back Sissy crawled under the table and flipped me off.   The other two stuck around for the photo op, albeit a bit calmer.

Lewi and Goob

The bad haircut in all its glory.

Shih tsu hair should look more like this:

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAH!!!

Not in my lifetime.

Gobbling Cobbler – say THAT 5 times fast

I am wasting a perfectly good day today. There are lots of things to do, but I surely don’t want to do any of them.

On Cobbler:

Kathy, we tried your cobbler recipe last night. It was good, but we decided we liked the first one better. There are two reasons for that, I think. First is that recipe #1 was created for fresh apricots. #2 is it didn’t use nearly as much sugar and butter, so there were less guilt spasms wracking our bods as we ate the entire thing.

If I make the first one again, I will probably double the dough part so it will cover most of the top, thus becoming more suitably fattening. It was divine and I had a hard time giving Bob his share. Don’t tell him that, k?

Here’s the original:

Fresh Apricot Cobbler

  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use the organic cane kind but it tastes just the same)
  • 1Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 cups fresh apricots (frozen would probably work, too)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used whole because I had some left over from another recipe but non-fat would be just as good)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts – I used walnuts – it was a good choice
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted

Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a 2 quart saucepan.
Stir in apricots and water.
Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
Boil and stir one minute. Pour into ungreased 1 1/2 quart casserole.

Stir together remaining ingredients until a soft dough forms.
Drop dough by tablespoonsful onto hot apricot mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with cream if desired, or a la mode if you’re feeling decadent.

Like I said, there wasn’t enough dough for my tastes, so I’ll make half again as much or possibly double it.  This was toe-curlingly good. I think I got the recipe from About.com, but not positive.