Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hot Dog Art and a Cold

Spring is finally here!  And with it, the Common Cold.  I'm not really complaining.  Last year I was off work for a whole week in February.  This year's cold isn't nearly as bad.  My brave friends even let me attend our weekly game night on Saturday, so I didn't miss out on any of the fun. I hope they all survive being exposed to my germs.

My Maltese friend baked these adorable and delicious figolli (which have nothing to do with figs).  They are sort of double-layer cookies filled with a marzipan-like ground almond mixture.

Lambies!  Those who were brave enough to eat the black icing got to show off their super-attractive blackened teeth to the rest of us.

We played Munchkin.  The gender-specificity of this card might bug LL Cool Joe, but I did like getting a cute shoulder dragon.  Who could ask for more in a fashion accessory?

I had a ticket to a classical piano concert this afternoon, but having woken up hacking and sneezing I decided that I'd better stay home.  I was technically well enough to go, but my wheezing would have spoiled the performance for everyone else.  Instead I went out and bought tissues with lotion and a bag of oranges.

I'm guessing I have another two or three days of this cold nonsense to get through, but I'll be back to my old self soon enough.


DarcKnyt said...

Nothing like a good cold to let you know spring has sprung, eh Spark? I hope you get better soon. Maybe your shoulder dragon can help dry out your sinuses. :)

Sparkling Red said...

The shoulder dragon had better not catch this cold, because we'll all be in trouble when the fiery sneezes start.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Now shoulder dragons will be the new "In" thing... guess I'll have to break down and get one now. Feel better!

Granny Annie said...

I love food that makes my teeth turn colors, especially black. That and a shoulder dragon should attract a lot of attention.

Sparkling Red said...

Ron: You would totally rock a shoulder dragon.

Granny Annie: Right? Tooth whitening is for sissies. Blackening will be the next big trend.

Lynn said...

I hope you are feeling better today. And the cookies look fun. :)

Vanessa T said...

Aww, sorry about the cold, Spark! :( I hope you feel better soon and are back to your sparkly self.

The shoulder dragon is cute! I could use one of those. As long as it didn't make a mess for me to clean up. And dragons and blackened teeth just seem to go together somehow. :)

*hugs* Feel better soon hon.

Jenski said...

Black icing is impressive! Glad your not completely knocked out from the cold...and maybe even feeling better by now!

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha, thanks for the shout out, yes the gender specifying would bug me, you know me well, but the dragon is very cute, I agree.

I hope you fell 100% well very soon.