Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ready for a New Year!

I don't know how I feel about this year. It was a tough one. I lost my Gram and had lost my other grandma the summer before. Of course the surprising and tragic lost of Bandit was very tough. However we did get Putt-Putt the car, and Little Bandit. Also we took up disc golfing and found a great dog park. Now the prospect of the new year is very near. What am I hoping for? Once again to get engaged! And to move to a nice house with a big fenced yard!
Big Lobster filled in  for Hef for this years champagne toast.
Hef's dad and I couldn't eat both lobsters, which is fine because I got to make a Lobster Roll! I was being lazy and did not want to cut up the leftover meat so I used the food processer and made it more of a tuna salad consistency. Also my nice bakery hot dog roll went hard before I got around to making it so I used baguette. Its an easy recipe, see below:
Preheat oven to 400. Brush roll insides with melted butter. Let toast about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Mix lobster meat, mayo, celery, parsley, tabasco, green onion, and lemon juice, spread on roll. 
No measurements from me, I didn't use any! I make tuna salad all the time and eyeball it to taste, so have fun with it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What a Christmas!

We had a great Christmas! Little Bandit got about a MILLION toys, I got a Wii! Hef's dad got pants that were too small, but really liked his other gifts. Shadow has a new best friend in her peanut butter rawhide candy cane, and Hef? Hef of course was spoiled to epic preportions.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Having a merry Christmas Eve!

Just a little sneak peek at our Christmas Eve supper. It is tradition for us to go to Red Lobster, but tonight I didn't feel like it and we really had to grocery shop anyway, and we found this 4.5lb treasure at the store! Next to him is a regular 1.3lb lobster and yes, they are in my turkey roasting pan. Hef's dad had to go back out and purchase a 20 qt. stock pot to hold the great lobster! We have a bottle of champagne chilling and plans of sauteed brussel sprouts as a side, can't wait!



Monday, December 12, 2011

We gotta brag!

Has anyone ever seen a made for tv production of Peter Pan starring Mary Martin as Peter Pan? Its on youtube if you want to see it. Its a musical and its live action. My grandma had a tape of it and I loved it when I was young, still do! Anyway Peter Pan sings a song called "I gotta brag" and thats the mood we are in. As of today I am finished christmas shopping! Woo! Everything is wrapped except the ones I have to mail out. The dogs went to the dog park today, and Bandit was off leash the whole time! She did get halfway across the bridge to the parking lot once, but came back. I had treats for her and another dog picked up on that and whenever I called Lil B, he came running too, so fun. We really get to brag today because we came home to a package from Shell May who we all love! She is so sweet to send something for everybun!
I am so excited about this frappe vino because it looks like it will make a wine slushie, I hope I can hold out until summer!

Thanks for the banana chips, Auntie Shell!

Shadow: Thanks for the cookies! Bandit: Why did we get cookies? Shadow: Because Mama is not the only nutter with a computer and sometimes that works out for us!
How is everybody else's holiday prep going? We aren't hosting our holiday party this year, someone else in the family wanted to so we can take it easy.
P.S. Shell this box is coming right back your way once I fill it up with new goodies!
P.P.S. I almost forgot to mention, the other night Hef was hanging out in my lap and Little Bandit was snoozing next to us on the couch. YEAH! It was awesome...until Hef peed on my new fleece and my late grandmothers blanket!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just a warning...

I wanted to warn everyone about the very crappy and very upsetting trip I had to get an oil change today. I went to Goodyear Auto Service Center, and I think they are nationwide so I wanted to share this with everyone, especially since most of you are women.
They came out and called my name and I thought it was done instead they tell me my oil plug is stripped and they are having problems with it. Then they go on to say that I will probably need a new oil pan which is $250 for labor. They start... blaming whoever did the last oil change. Now this is my first oil change since I got the car from my Gram, and she went to a really good place so I find it hard to believe they stripped it. So I tell the man I can't afford that and to just do the oil change. He says he can't, the car will leak oil. I say I understand that, but I can't pay for that. Then he tells me to call my dad to get the money, and he can "try" to get the plug off. So I call Hef's Dad and tell them, so he calls the shop. As soon as they get Hef's Dad on the phone its all "oh oh its just a plug, its twenty dollars" so thats what they do. As I am checking out the man says "I was talking to your dad," so I said "That was my husband" (I say husband sometimes when boyfriend doesn't seem right) and he was "Oh!" Yeah, buddy I'm not like 16 so cut the crap. In the ended it took about an hour and twenty minutes to get a freaking oil change and cost me double.
Beware!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Never leave a human to do a bunny's job

"Alright let me just get up here,"
Hi Everybun, it's me, Hef! Lazy ole Mama- err, I mean Busy Mama hasn't blogged in a little while so I'm taking it into my own paws. I wanted to update everyone about Little Bandit. Here she is following my rules of viewing
But I still gave her the bunny butt o' snub!
 I have to admit Little Bandit is smart. Mama is doing a good job training her, I'll have to train her to do some things too! In order Little Bandit does Sit, Paw, Down and Leave it.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Meet Little Bandit!

Well now it was Wednesday so call it a Wild Hare and forgive me for getting this little lady!
Not the easiest baby to hold!
I answered a Craigslist ad for Little Bandit, who is 5 months old! So far she has been a great addition to the home. She is already potty trained, and pretty good at sit and down.  Shadow likes her very much and they had a rowdy play-chase session in the living room yesterday.

Little Bandit has seen Hef twice with little interest. The first time she was more interested in scooping out the room then Hef, and the second time they did a nose touch thru the cage bars without barking or anything. When Hef hopped away Little Bandit just walked away.
"So, do you love me yet?"

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fondue Fun

Its almost winter, ugh! Last Friday Hef's dad built a cozy fire and I made yummy fondue! Here's the link: http://www.food.com/recipe/beer-cheese-fondue-16286 I used montery jack and sharp cheddar, along with Arrogant Bastard Pale Ale. Our fondue candle is on its way out so I had to heat it back up a few times and whisk it back together.

Look at Hef's dad so serious! Somebunny didn't want gooey cheese on the coffee table!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It goes way back...

Ok I know, I know all these buns in a cage like that, however that girl on the right is me! I am probably around 8-9, giving a little spotty bunny a nose bonk! Ugh but this cage is driving me nuts, so inhumane!

Christmas is coming!

And today I am taking my first brave steps into the shops for christmas presents. Wish me luck, I hope its not mobbed.
"Suck it up Ma! This stocking isn't going to fill its self!"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Its about time we blogged huh?

Yes, yes, shame on us for not blogging in so long! Things have been tough here. Rarely a day goes by that I do not get choked up about our sweet Bandit. Also we had to find miss Elvira a new home, Hef's dad really is very allergic to cats!
"He's allergic to me too but he can just suck it up, as far as mama's concerned!"
 We found a great home for Elvira, she is going to be a classroom cat, pretty neat! I really want to get another german shepherd but Hef's dad keeps saying no! He did buy me this sweet stuffed shepherd one day.

Other then that not much is happening, I am working part-time at Avenue, which is a plus-size clothing store and it is nice. Its a lot less stressful then Wendys! We'll try to keep in touch more!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hef & Elvira

I bet some of you are wondering how things are going between Hef and Elvira.
"Pay attention bunz, thats how it should be!"
 Everyone is getting along nicely. Elvira is very nice and if Shadow or Hef bothers her she scoots away. I managed to get an ok shot of all three of them sharing the couch.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just Checking In

Nothing terribly exciting has been happening around The Bunny Lounge. Shadow has an odd interest in Hef's treats:
"Exscuse me Madame, but do I hop up to your treats and sniff them?"
 And Elvira is warming up to everyone nicely. I tried really hard to get a picture of Hef, Shadow and Elvira but Elvira didn't want to stand that close to Shadow. I think she worries about being trampled.
"That's it, I'm not a couch potato. I just don't want to get trampled"
Over the weekend we went to Canada. There was a local wine tasting festival that was a lot of fun. Hef's dad and I were prepared for it to be cold, but it was actually about 85! We ended up in a little port town on the coast of Lake Ontario, it looks like we were in Florida! Of course now its rainy and cold, fall is here!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vote Hef.... or else!

"I'll just leave these treats here, anybun helps themselves, thats ok"
 Hef's an oddly competitive rabbit and he wants your votes! Hef is being vain and wants to win the running mate position over at A Houseful of Rabbits, hop over and vote!
"OR ELSE!"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Our door is always open

One reason Hef''s dad and I got Bandit was to rescue an animal from a shelter. We have plenty of room for animals. When I came home for the first time, our house felt empty. A 70lb bouncing german shepherd makes a house feel full. So in the spirit of helping animals in need we welcome a new member to the bunny lounge family.
"It's ok, come say hi!"
This is Elvira, a one year old kitty rescued from a shelter. She loves being in my lap and purring, which is very comferting. She has been shy, but is starting to explore more. So far no problems with Hef or Shadow, and Hef's dad isn't having any allergy problems!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Could everybun do me a favor?

Good Sunday Morning Everybun! I would just like to ask everybun to please please leave my mama nice "Happy Birthday" comments. Unfortunately, Mama's been having a tough week and all your nice comments will cheer her up! Thanks ever so much.
-Hef
p.s. In the future I will let Mama take the pictures of me, I didn't do too good on my own!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

With broken hearts we blog

Yesteday, Bandit accidentally got out of the house, since our neighbors dog was on our lawn she chased it off. The neighbor confronted Bandit, who bit him and he hit her wit a tool. This morning I took Bandit to the SPCA ad they put her down. Goodbye to my sweet puppy.




Monday, September 12, 2011

Bandit Ball

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I'm not really a sports person, but I love Bandit Ball!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Now it's Shadow's turn!

September is a good month at The Bunny Lounge, Hef's gotcha day, now Shadow's birthday, and soon my birthday! According to SPCA paperwork today is Shadow's 7th birthday! We hung out outside for several hours and the pups had rawhide chews (peanut butter flavored Shadow's favorite!) on the deck. We all love Shadow, she welcomes everyone and loves us all, so Happy Birthday to Shadow!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Is it a bunhawk or a mobun?

Hef is having a shedding, and had a neat hairdo the other day!
"Mama, your gunna pay for this!"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hef's Gotcha Day!

Does anybody recognize this itty bitty bunny? This picture was taken the very night I brought Mr. Hef home! Awwww! Such a cutie pie!
 And look at the handsome bun he has grown up into! It's been four years so far and every day its still aww what a cutie pie!
"OK so there are treats for this, right Mama?"


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not allowed?

Anyone run into this issue? On some of your blogs when I go to leave a comment it goes to a screen saying my account doesn't have access to comment?! I'm getting frustrated, I have comments to make, any suggestions?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Job!

Well, that was fast huh? I got a new job already!
"Yes Mama your new job is to sit here with me and enjoy the weather!"
Uh, no, Hef its not, but that would be awesome! My new job is actually running a Yogen Fruz! Pretty cool! No pun intended, incase you dont know Yogen Fruz is a modern hip frozen yogurt place. I did take a minor paycut but I expected that since I just walked out on Wendy's. I'm looking forward to Yogen Fruz, especially since I will be working mostly by myself unless it is a busy time of day. Also since it is in a mall it will be closed major holidays, and its not open until midnight, woo hoo!!!
"HAPPY DOG DANCE!"

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hef has an announcement!

"Ahem,"



"MAMA QUIT HER JOB!!!"
Yes I sure did! As I have mentioned time and time again, another manager at work kept giving me problems. Today I had a "meeting" with the other manager, our boss, and the boss's boss. Well instead of trying to discuss anything, she just denied everything, yelled at me, and the next thing I know I have my boss's boss asking me why I sometimes tell my gm I don't want to work there, I explain I get frustrated sometimes and overwhelmed since I am still learning a lot. His response is he told my boss that if I wanted to walk out he should have told me to go ahead. I said thats fine with me threw my keys on the desk and left!
It became pretty obvious in this meeting that the other manager was not going to face any discipline. Instead she turned it around on me, accused me of making every complaint I had up and screamed at me.
In other news I just got a phone call for an interview tomorrow morning.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Most awake when I should be asleep.

Here we go again, working another string of closing shifts! Just got home from the first one and I am wide awake! I just opened a bottle of Moscato, and thought I'd check in with everyone. I feel bad not blogging more, but I am always reading everyone else's blogs even if I don't comment. Nothing too exciting going on around here to blog about either.
*whisper whisper* Boys up to no good.
 The other day Shadow and I went to visit Hef's dad at work and have lunch. Here is Shadow waiting for Daddy outside of his office. Hef's dad now works in the tallest building in Buffalo NY! He is only on the 16th floor though.
"Let's hurry up and go get hot dogs!"
 In other news our garden is doing very well. I picked this lovely rose one night. I love the way it looks in the martini glass. I wonder if they make a rose scented liquor, I know elderflower is big in England. I will have to look into this. So we are all happy and healthy, but a little busy lately. Someday things will slow down again.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Garden Update

These pictures are all courtesy of Hef's Dad. I am on bed rest and can't go in the sun because of an antibiotic I am taking. Something bit myleg on Tuesday and I've had quite the reaction to it. Yesterday I left work early and went to the emergency room. The bite is infected and ha cellulitis, so I'm on the couch for the next few days. Anyway...
"It's here, just like Hef said it would be"
Hef's dad caught this rabbit theif in our old garden enjoying the wild lettuces.
"NOM NOM NOM!"
 And Hef's new garden has really taken off!
 We are enjoying a lot of summer squash and cucumber. I am going to try the cucumber recipe Carmen C. posted when we collect a few more.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Something new?

Surprised I am back so soon? It's an improvement. Hef's dad is dreaming of a BMW or a Mercedes so we were looking at them today and I found this gem! It's a 1969 Beetle!

So its kinda weird, its not an automatic and its not a manual, its semi-automatic. No pressing the clutch but shifting still, weird! Hef's dad and I are going back to the dealer wednesday night to talk to them. I'm trying to make an even trade, but we'll see. Might have to keep working at Wendy's, ugh! Anybody ever drive a semi-automatic?