Sunday, May 17, 2009

"To Be Announced..." Needs Your Help

I am posting this here so i can put a link on my FB with all the details. TBA is the exceptionally funny Improv group Seth is in that one of his friends (another homeschooled teen) created:

Please note the sale for Friday, May 22 has been canceled, however we will still hold the sale on Saturday, May 23. Please come out and help us raise the money we need.

"To Be Announced..." Teen Comedy Improv group needs YOU.

As many of you already are aware, TBA is going on tour to five libraries in July. In order to help this group that is teen-run and made up entirely of teens, we are holding two physical and one on-going email bake sale. We need to raise at least $600 to cover gas for three vehicles, food while on the road and other expenses (supplies, etc.). We desperately need your help. If you're willing and able to donate baked goods for the sales, please contact Jake either by email or at 286-5583 (home) or 812-7486 (cell). Also, we need your support and ask you to come out and purchase some yummy baked goods at the sales or from our email campaign.

Our physical bake sales will be outside the Edmond Mardel entrances:

Friday, May 22 from 3pm to 7:30pm CANCELED due to another performance
Saturday, May 23 from 11am to 5pm

Friday, June 12 time tba
Saturday, June 13 from 11am to 5pm

I will list the available baked goods for the email sale ASAP. As of right now, I know we'll have the following (there will be more soon). NOT all the items listed below are available at the Mardel sales as they need refrigeration, etc.
Corn bread
Cookies (chocolate chip; oatmeal and oatmeal-raisin; peanut butter, etc....)
Muffins (blueberry, etc.)
Chocolate cakes
Cakes, Pies, and Breads:
Death by Chocolate Cake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Coconut Raspberry Cake
Crustless Cranberry Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake
Oreo Surprise Cupcakes 1 dozen
Moist Cinnamon Nutmeg Bread 9x5
White Chocolate Citrus Cranberry Bread 9x5
Savory Cheese Herbed Bread 9x5
Cookies and Brownies Turtle Brownies 1 dozen
Rocky Road Brownies 1 dozen
Triple Chocolate Chunk Urban Legend Cookies 1 dozen
Double Delight Peanut Butter Filled Cookies 1 dozen
Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies 1 dozen
Cherry Filled Bonbon Cookies 1 dozen
Candy and Fudge:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge – 1 lb.
Cranberry Walnut White Fudge – 1 lb.
Pistachio Cranberry Bark – ½ lb.
Chocolate Truffles – 1 dozen
White Chocolate Truffles – 1 dozen
Chocolate/White Chocolate Truffles – mixed dozen
Chocolate Covered Cherries – 1 dozen

More TBA (ironic, huh?)

Cash donations are also gratefully accepted.

Oh, here's the show schedule, we hope you come see us!

Monday, July 13 - Noble Public Library, 5 pm

Tuesday, July 14 - Purcell Public Library ,5 pm

Monday, July 20 - Moore Public Library, 6 pm

Friday, July 24 - Norman Public Library, 7 pm

Tuesday, July 28 - Newcast le Public Library, 7 pm

Each show is FREE and should run about an hour to an hour and one-half.

Thanks for your support!

~ Jake

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Generosity Meme

I read about this meme on Patti Digh's blog and though it took me a few days to commit to it - i am going to participate and i encourage you to as well.
~~~It’s a generosity meme in which you make stuff for five people. Check it out...
The first five (cinq) (cinco) (5) people to respond to this post in the comments will get something made by me. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully…
I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. (No refunds… no exchanges!!!!) What I create will be just for you, with love from me. It’ll be done this calendar year (2009) and when you get it, you have to let me know it arrived.
I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. I may even create something totally unbelievable and surprise you!! It will be handmade and may be any medium I choose. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
I reserve the right to do something painterly or whatever - it may be just weird!~~~
Patti says: "This isn't just for artists--it's for human beings. We're all artists, all able to create something precious for another human being. Yes, yes we are. One of the most gorgeous things I've ever received was a small box of precious stones from a child I met once--she made it for me, assembling it, cherishing it, giving it. You can do the same. Whether your name is drawn or not, I hope you'll play, participate, make, and give. Post this on your blog, tweet it, put a sign up in your office, find a way to be involved in it. Let's hold up five people this year, creating beauty for them. Yes, let's."
The reason this took me time to commit to is that i am by no means an artist. So, this is a stretch in comfort zone for me. I am actually going to create something artistic for 5 people who leave comments. I don't even think 5 people read my blog but hey if so - great, that means i get to make 5 people something. I am going to do what Patti did on the off chance i have more than 5 readers, i will put all the commenter names in a container and draw 5 and will let you know if you're on my list of five!I have said 'something' twice now which i guess you know means that i haven't a clue what it will be. I will be as surprised as you will. I am going to ask that when you leave your comment, you let me know your favorite color. I am not sure the significance that will make but its something my brain said to ask for so ummm, i did :-)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Homework and Superhero

Aden gave me homework this morning. It consists of 5 smaller pages of notebook paper stacked together. He said excitedly and with a huge smile, "Mommy, here's your homework. I am giving you homework." as if homework is a gift...teeheehee. I asked what he wanted me to do with it and he said, "Its for writing songs in. Write any songs you love."

Last night he came in the living room from watching Justice League in his playroom and announced that this is his superhero mask. Can you tell what it is made from?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Aden, again

Aden sure is being cute...well he always is but I am actually remembering to blog about it before the thing he says escapes my brain.

Yesterday at the dentist, he was watching very closely when the hygienist was cleaning my teeth. He asked "what are those" and the hygienist said "those are mommy's fillings" he said "her feelings?" with a very concerned look on his face...teeheehee. I was laughing so hard she couldn't get in my mouth to continue.
Today when i asked what he wanted for breakfast he said "Raisin Brown" I said "Raisin Bran?" He said, "yes, Raisin Brown"


...well since Melissa seems to think i dont update my blog (Melissa, check here and umm here)...

She so very graciously tagged me for the "Me NOW" game. So luckily my hair is straightened and not as crazy as it usually would be! I had Aden take a pic first but i dont like the double chin it gives me to look down so i took another one right after. Of course to keep myself honest, i am posting both (mine's not much better...maybe its not the looking down that causes the double chin?).

I am not going to tag anyone else mostly because i dont really know who even reads my blog (other than Melissa) so if you decide to play along, leave me a comment here so i can go check out your post.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Aden Speak

Aden was playing 'tag' with Gemini this morning (our chocolate lab) and he said "Gemini sure is bunctious this morning" teeheehee. What a cutie!