August 27, 2009

Help Wanted: Pool Boy

Every year at this time, Grandma and Grandpa leave their farm to come for a visit. So today, keeping with tradition, Auntie Karen took Grandpa to The Great Minnesota Sweat Together (that'd be the State Fair for you non-MinneSOtans) while Momma and Grandma canned homemade pickles. After the last pickle was canned, the two joined Claire for an afternoon of lounging by the pool. Then it was Stew's turn to make pickled peppers with the four pounds of jalapenos he harvested from his "special" garden yesterday. I don't know if he used some hybrid plants or created these peppers on his own, but I've gotta hand it to him - these peppers look "hot" and even make this dog's mouth water! Unfortunately, it didn't take long for Stew to start spewing profanities after he learned the ladies used up all the mustard seed on their [bleeping] pickles... and, as luck would have it, the local grocery store just so happens to be sold out of mustard seed. Anyway, being mustard seedless left Stew in a foul mood, so I decided it was time for me to join the gals out by the pool. Plus, Grandpa and Karen arrived back home from The Fair and headed for the backyard, too. Before too long, someone requested that Stew make some "umbrella drinks" and deliver them poolside, but he was still angry about the mustard see thing and pretended not to hear. Then I was asked to "play pool boy" and "go fetch some drinks", but the only drink I know how to make is a Dog Dish Martini...

DOG DISH MARTINI
1] Fill a drinking bowl about one-half to three-quarters full of water.
2] Place the water bowl next to your dog dish.
3] Fill the dog dish about half full with dog food - preferably smaller sized pellets.
4] Grab a mouthful of dog food in your mouth and chew 4-5 t
imes, then immediately submerge your snout into the bowl of water and take a drink.
5] Remove snout and, if Step #4 was performed correctly, there s
hould be a few dog food pellets floating on top of the water in the dish. If not, then repeat Step #4 as many times as necessary to produce the desired result.
* skim off any doggy drool that might be floating on top of the water (optional)
6] Carefully pierce the floating dog food pellets with a toothpick, add a drink umbrella, and serve at room temperature.

Anyway, here are a couple pics from the afternoon...


Grandma, Grandpa and Claire... wearing a little piggy crown Grandpa and Auntie Karen brought her from The Fair.

Being super cute and playing in the pool all day can really tire a girl out!

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Commentary from a stay-at-home dad on daily happenings and misadventures while helping raise a wonderful little girl. The goal is to employ wit, sarcasm and/or humor to make the blog pseudo-entertaining. Then again, setting goals never really worked for me, but maybe you'll chuckle anyway.

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