I’m trying something new this year.

Food sculpting?  No, turns out hummus is a tricky medium.  Or maybe the tiny seafood fork I used wasn’t the best tool for the job.

Besides . . . the look of death The Husband bore into me while he was sorting through the giant stack of filing I gave him (when all he wanted to do during precious, and in recent days, rare toddler nap time was lie on the couch and watch The West Wing on Netflix) and I sat next to him with my tiny seafood fork molding the word “NEW” onto tortilla chips claiming I was “working” and would need him to listen for the boy to wake up so I could then take my hummussy, tortilla chippy masterpiece on a photo shoot in the newly fallen snow was, shall we say, less than pleasant.  Insert run on sentence here.  Oh wait. 

Perhaps I should just stick to describing hummus in a way that is nothing at all like how Melville described how white the whale was in Moby Dick.  That was a run on sentence too in case you aren’t a Literature nerd like me.

The hummus was orange.

But how orange the hummus was is really not the point I’m trying to make here.  I’m supposed to be talking about the new thing I’m trying this year.

Duh duh duhhhhh . . . .

I’ve decided to become a joiner.

No, no I haven’t hopped on the Kale bandwagon or started using the phrase I digress or bought stock in Chobani yogurt or stopped using the word moist or offered a fabulous giveaway open only to those who promise to tweet their first born child to me.  And I have definitely not started eating oatmeal and blogging about it like it’s better than french toast, pancakes, omelets or bacon.  It’s not.

I have, however, joined the BIC Bands bandwagon and bought me a sparkly new headband.   While still not technically relevant to this post, I am pretty sure Katrina would approve of the sparkles.

Ahhhhh, yes, finally a point in this mess.  Who is Katrina?  She is the fabulous chick I have decided to join over at the blog ‘Sota is Sexy.  Katrina is funny!  So funny I’ve learned not to read her blog on my cell while rocking my sleeping babe.  Laughter and sleeping babes do not mix.

Katrina and her pal Lindsey are hosting a blog challenge to post on a specific topic every day throughout the month of January.

For instance, January 30 is “your biggest flaw.”  Clearly my biggest flaw is hummus sculpting.

If you’re wondering why I sculpted hummus in the first place, it’s because Katrina told me to.  The topic for January 1 is “NEW” and Katrina politely suggested I “share a photo of the word “NEW” completely sculpted out of hummus and cheese curds.”  I’m not a huge cheese curd fan and Katrina is a vegan again anyway so I skipped that last part.

So I will be joining in and posting daily in January with my own interpretation of the January Blog A Day Challenge.  You may be aware though, that I do have an active toddler (yeah, he’s toddling now) and don’t have the time to devote to a lengthy post more than a few times a week.  So a portion of the posts will most likely just be a picture or two.  I’ll try to make them prettier than NEW in hummus, though.  After all, when you take away the N in NEW, all you are left with is

Joanna

Question of the Day: Have you ever made a mood board before?  Apparently it is the topic for January 21, but I gotta confess (which is January 11) that I have no clue what that is.

11 Comments

  1. I think this is hands-down the best thing I’ve ever read.

    (Please tell me you ate the hummus sculpture!)

    And I LOVE the headband! I’ve actually heard great things about BIC bands and have been meaning to order one myself. The sparkles are adorable.

    • That is high praise coming from you. I think your blog is fabulously funny! I ate the first “W” that didn’t pass inspection, but sadly the “NEW” did not get eaten. I was hovering in the corner of the patio trying not to get snow on my camera so the chips were resting on some pretty nasty ground. I thought about it though…

  2. you? blogging every day this month? This is the best news I’ve heard all year. 😉

  3. seeing as we are 11 hours into the new year I hope that comment made you smile. Also, I’m so glad you are on the BIC Bandwagon and feel sad that I couldn’t help you get there by way of free bands. I love funny blogs too so thanks for the reco. I feel lucky that I can pretty much laugh out loud at any time I want, so I am free to read blogs from my phone in most all situations I find myself in. I lived a blessed life. HNY!!

    • Sweet. I’ll take it. Especially since I have to be right up there with “I’m not contagious anymore” as good news so I’d say that is high praise.

      I’m such a freak, I bought one of the exact bands you gave away on your blog plus a fun peacock one. So far I love them, except so does the boy and he is constantly trying to yank them off my head.

      You’ll like Katrina, she will definitely make you laugh out loud. I think she totally needs a column in a newspaper.

  4. I love that you actually crafted things out of hummus for this!

    I also love that you made your husband do other work while you created this masterpiece. That sounds like something I would do, and the boyfriend would just glare and glare and glare… Men just don’t understand what is important sometimes 🙂

    • The hummus challenge is what made me want to do this January Blog a Day thing in the first place!

      Since my husband works all day he just doesn’t get that baby naptime is for getting things DONE. Loafing is for baby bedtime. Very important distinction 😉

  5. Yay for more posts from you! This one definitely made me laugh. 🙂 I have no idea what a mood board is, though, so I can’t help you with that. Wikipedia said this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_board which made it seem like you can do anything you want, as long as all of the pictures/items contribute to one main idea.

    Did you do anything special today?

    • Ohhhhhh… “visually explain a certain stye of writing” sounds like something I can do. Maybe I can reuse the hummus picture? Today was pretty low key here in the Midwest. Boxed up all the Christmas decorations (Mike wanted to keep them up til February but I won!) Started getting the living room ready to paint. Enjoyed our family time before work starts back up.

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