Wednesday, December 29, 2010

7lbs, 7 oz - born at 2:36 pm. :)

Our d-i-l had their 3rd child ...their first son, just as I was writing this post.

7lbs, 7 oz - born at 2:36 pm.

And she looked great ..only 5 hrs later ...sitting up all dressed!

I was worried too ...because I thought she was in labor a lot longer than she was. It turns out that it was an easy birth (if there is such a thing)

And he is soooooo CUTE! And so sweet ...I could just eat him with a spoon! :)

The kids gave me a camera for Christmas and I took a gazillion pictures of him. So ...maybe I will put one up ..when I learn how to use everything on the camera.

Still Waiting

Shouldn't be long now.

Dear d-i-l had an epidural and water broke.

Ha! Son is announcing on face book too. (Cool)

Every time the phone rings ...I make a mad dash for it! We are all waiting and wondering. :)

Interesting on how with technology ...all the relatives can follow and be in on it as soon as son posts.

As mom ...I am glad to hear his voice and get the personal update.

So exciting!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Not long now ...says me 10:50pm and not in labor.

Our dear d-i-l will be having their 3rd child ...a baby boy ...sometime tonight or tomorrow!! We are watching the girls and look forward to having fun with them.

I put a birthday table cloth on the coffee table in family room and the girls made birthday cards for their new brother. Since they haven't mentioned a name yet, Devan is leaving a blank space to be filled in after he is born. Wrenna made her card with the help of her older sister. I'm calling them glitter girls right now ..because you can never get rid of all the glitter once you've worked with it. :)

Wrenna decided it would be fun to dump the entire large basket of crayons on the couch and so I just had to get a picture of her sitting next to them. Devan also made an Christmas ornament for the tree. I will pack it away in tissue paper every year ..just like I do for the boys special Christmas projects.

Plan on baking later. And hopefully ...Devan and I will get to watch a couple of movies. We're making fresh popcorn with the old fashioned popcorn popper and she picked out her own teapot from which she can pour her own hot chocolate ..the yellow one. I am going to use the blue pussy willow teapot.

I could hardly sleep last night because I feel so excited about the new baby and can hardly wait to meet him. We're all eagerly anticipating his soon to be arrival. :)

I just could not get to write any Christmas posts before Christmas, but I may still put one up. :)

P.S. I had glitterized ham on my dinner plate tonight. It was kind of pretty. Pretty ..sparkley ham. Must've fallen off me from somewhere. :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

MIA For Christmas and Other Thoughts

I can't believe that I haven't written even one Christmas post ... anywhere. I've never been MIA for Christmas blogging. But, I've been busy with a capital "B"! Hopefully, I will catch up with writing after tomorrow. If you like SCRUBS'll appreciate the following videos.

Nothing like the 12 days of Christmas being sung about a surgeon's night in the OR.

Well ...God forbid my life should have anything to do with the OR version of the 12 days of Christmas. I'll take the 8 maids a milking any day ..well ..actually ..I'll take the 10 Lords a leaping ..because after all who doesn't want to leap around a bit? Nah ... pipers ..11 pipers and oh ..I'll take the 12 drummers too ...because after all ...who doesn't like music? And 5 Gold rings ...a girl can never have enough jewelery. I love anything French and so I must have the 3 French hens. But of course True Love trumps all. We should all have True Love in our lives. I'm just saying. :)

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

This was a good episode. The short video is about Turk's (Surgeon) being on call for Christmas Eve and you see him being woken up non stop in the call room ... and surgical lyrics to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." being sung.

What they don't show is that earlier ..he was so positive, filled with faith and believing in miracles well as acting like Mr Christmas spreading holiday cheer. However, after his hellacious night in the OR, he goes home exhausted and discouraged ...questioning God's existence.

In this next clip (below), while still discouraged ..he gets a thought ...leading him to the location of a missing girl in labor in the park ...thus saving her life. Turk regains his faith and belief in miracles and the other previously jaded friends recognize they witnessed a miracle.

And miracles ...they do occur. :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

*Gladly* a New Customer! :)

For at least a few years now ...I have been on a quest for a good pizza establishment.

I finally found one last night. A NEW one!

I had just dropped off what has now become the traditional Christmas basket of goodies I bake for my wonderful urodoc and partners and the lovely staff that work for them. They are just the best people and the best office to go to. They really are.

I even decided to wear a Santa hat this year. :) However ...I am disappointed with myself for not being able to get it there when I wanted to. I guess it is because I have so many things going on this year. And I probably should've waited until next week when my schedule cleared a bit. So ...I didn't get it to the office until right when they closed the doors to the waiting room and so most of the staff had left. They are always so enthusiastic and of course that is part of the fun. But ..I do smile thinking that they must've been surprised when they saw the baskets of goodies this morning and knowing they could be having them with their coffee break or lunch. Ha! I guess I was like Santa ...leaving the present while no one was around ..except the one receptionist. :)

But I digress.

I got out to the car and called a pizza place about 15-20 minutes away. But I didn't factor in Christmas traffic at Rush hour. because of the traffic ...I actually left the building ...turning in the opposite direction of where I wanted to go, so I could turn around ..come back up and just go straight through the busy intersection, instead of having to make a left turn. That meant I was sitting in traffic even longer! And I was imagining a mediocre ...maybe warm pie that would be cold once it hit the frigid outdoor air. I was thinking that I should've just ordered and waited for it there.

It goes to show you the importance of word of mouth (WOM), because a friend of mine recently RAVED about their basil tomato pizza. I remembered that and so I thought I would give them a try.

I had actually written that pizza place off a long time ago because another friend of mine used to work in a store near that pizza place and she said the owner would be working out back on his car and then without washing his hands was making the pizza dough. She witnessed it. YUK! Again WOM kept me from ever going back there. His pizza wasn't good anyway.

And ...for some reason me ..the pizza places in my immediate area are bland or lacking something. It can be very disappointing. I have found that sometimes it depends on who makes it. You'd think there would be a set recipe ..but they can be different even tho coming from the same place. There is a good one a couple of towns away ...but's a couple of towns away.

Then there is a Dominoes pizza ..but a frozen box of pizza is just as good and cheaper. That being said ...I love the domino's pizza when we are at the shore house. It tastes so much better! It must be because is vacation the shore. :)

I love the taste of boardwalk pizza. The thin crust and flavor ..awesome! And that one pizza place I like up here ..well they are from Bergen county ..which is close to NYC and so I think pizza down that way tastes better too.

Well it turns out that pizza place with the owner who didn't wash his hands is under new ownership now.

Walking in was nostalgic, because years ago was also the pizza place we HS kids would walk to during lunch and buy a slice of pizza. Memories. :)

So ...I walked in ..stated my name and what I had ordered. The girl promptly pulled the pies that had been warming on top of the oven. After exchanging a few pleasantries while paying for our greatly anticipated treat ...the owner said, "Thank you Pat."

I was immediately taken with his kindness and a warmth he had about him. I said "Your welcome but thank YOU!" and left.

The pizza was just warm ...but ...let me tell you ...upon tasting the basil tomato pizza ...I was exclaiming "Oh my God! This is so good!", with every bite. Even ..the CRUST! All of it!

Actually guys like meat on their pies and so I got half tomato basil, half meat (a lot of meat for you meat lovers :) and then a personal white pie (my favorite) with broccoli (although I prefer spinach ...but broccoli still good), tomato, ricotta and garlic - to die for IMO. :)

The guys loved the meat pie, and son also loved the other pies too. It was sooooooooo delicious that it was guilt free calories. Okay ..well not totally guilt free or I wouldn't be mentioning guilt. :) But if you're gonna cheat ...make sure it is worthwhile. Oh WAS! :)

I cannot wait to have another tomato basil pie! I think I like it as much as the white pie. Now that is saying something, because white pies are my absolute favorite!

Well ...I just had to call them to tell them how much we enjoyed it.

I told the girl,"The pizza was delicious, the best pizza we've had in a long time ..that my husband and son really liked it and that we will now be their customers." I asked her to please tell the owner and she said she would.

Then she said "Thank you Pat."

There it was again.

They used my name. And they used it in a warm, knowing way.

No one from any pizza place in my entire life has ever used my name. N-e-v-e-r.

Good salesmanship 101: Use the customer's name. It demonstrates they are important enough to care what their name is and it personalizes it and draws the person in ..because they no longer feel like just a number.

Now ...I have heard that over done sales people that are just oozing phony and want the sale. And the pizza people obviously didn't know me. But there was a sincerity that I picked up on. A warmth. Inviting ..causing me to want to come back. Are they consistently that way? I don't know. But personally ..I got a really good vibe and they are now our new go to pizza place and I will tell everyone to try them.

That is me. I like relationships ..with the pharmacist, the doctor, the grocery clerk ..whomever. People are special. I like the connection. I like the familiarity. I like the mutual respect. And I like the resulting trust that builds over time. I like the sense of community.

I know that is not for everyone ...but it is me.

The owner had me at "Thank you Pat." :) Truthfully ...even if the pies weren't all that good ...I would still go back there ...just because of the owner and the sweet girl.

I think the pies will be even more excellent if we bring them home when they're still hot.

For those of you living in the area ...the name of the place (located in the Shoprite Plaza) is called:

"The Pizza Shoppe" 973-209-2299

I'm telling you girlfriend was right ...the basil tomato pizza is soooooo GOOD! And even if you think you don't like basil and tomato pizza may really like it after trying the
Pizza Shoppe's basil/tomato pizza. I'm just saying. :)


P.S. Now I am heating up a leftover slice to eat ... MMMM ...while decorating the Christmas tree. Perfect tree this year - again I digress. :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Baker's Law of the Universe ;)

Baking, baking and more baking!

House smells wonderful.

My scale numbers are NOT wonderful and crept up 3 pounds since Sunday.

So ..this afternoon ...I decided to put my scale in my kitchen work area.

Because everyone knows that when cookies and brownies and any other little tasty morsels break off ...or seem the least bit defective ... in any way is the Baker's Law of the Universe that said baker has to taste (to the point of complete ingestion) said ..broken or defective any way baked goodies ...just to insure that all the intact pieces will taste just as good.

It's just the way it is.

But ...I am just going to have to defy this baker's universal law that I have been so obedient to in all my years of baking. Heck ...I wouldn't even be surprised if there were some subconscious baker's sabotage going on know the kind of sabotage that insures there will be broken and defective pieces ...thus activating the Baker's law of the Universe. I'm just saying. :)

Anyway ..I've decided that stepping on the scale - looking at my numbers would empower me to be noncompliant of said Baker's Law of the Universe . But, let me tell you ..while it is having an effect's not easy going against the universe.

Vive la résistance!

Again ..I'm just saying. ;)

I am baking for the urology office basket tomorrow and a care package for a friend's son in the Coast Guard. Then there will be some dessert platters going out between now and Christmas.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Is She KIDDING Me?!! *May She Have Many More

Obviously not.

She just needed to say that.

Because she (SeaSpray) is v-e-n-t-i-n-g... she says with an ever so disingenuously soft ...eerily sweet intonation in her voice.

Okay ..she knows ....usually when SeaSpray goes into 3rd person she is distancing from a post ..usually one that causes some kind of blogger's remorse ...but n-o-o-o ..not this time ...this time she is distancing herself from her too adorable puppy who is probably a tweenager in her young years ...may she have many more.

She is distancing and v-e-n-t-i-n-g through this post when she really had planned to be in bed ...right NOW and had just hung up the phone from a friend stating she was tired and wanted to be up early to get a good start on the day ...but now SeaSpray feels adrenalin coursing through her veins and so here she is blogging... and at risk of repetition is v-e-n-t-i-n-g about said tweenager puppy ...still in her young years ...may she have many more .

It was pretty bad when said tweenager puppy chewed SeaSpray's glasses she uses for distance to pieces last weekend rendering them virtually unrecognizable.

The very next night ...late Sunday night ..a week ago ...darling puppy decided to chase the elderly cat ...who decided to run through the almost empty paint tray filled with yellow paint ...who then left yellow paw prints on the kitchen tile to where he stationed himself for the ultimate defense under the table. Thank God for latex because SeaSpray was able to get all the yellow paw prints off the kitchen tile. SeaSpray also discovered that it was not fun to have to stop to clean paw prints off the tile when she was exhausted and still had to continue painting and then clean the paint tools.

But when she was ready at 1am to clean out the paint stick ..she regrettably had to awaken Mr SeaSpray so that he could assist her in emptying buckets of paint water rinse outside. But ..when they walked back out to the kitchen in ... oh she doesn't know ...maybe a minute or two ..they found a trail of diluted yellow paint. SeaSpray grabbed a big towel and began wiping up said diluted yellow paint as she followed along the yellow brick road yellow tiled path across the kitchen and then down to the tile in family room and then up onto the dark blue carpet ...really wondering if the sofa was next... and really wondering what she had done now and did she ingest any paint and where is the closest all night emergency vet on call at 01:01 in the morning that they could bring adorable tweenager puppy young in years to ...may she have many more.

And lo and behold there it was ...the object that had dripped all the watered down paint. She grabbed the paint cylinder that inserts into the roller ..that holds the paint ..that had been soaking in water in the paint tray ...that SeaSpray concedes she mistakenly left on the floor for what would be just a minute. (She was tired) She also thought she would only tinkle for a minute and is when she heard the cat vs puppy skirmish and the paint tray sliding on the floor.

Suffice it to know ...yellow paint on a Sapphire blue rug is quite the contrast ...glaringly so at 01:05 in the morning. And suffice it to know that it is not fun to clean up yellow paint ...even diluted on a Sapphire blue rug at 01:05 in the morning. SeaSpray is just saying. *sigh*

So ...after a week of SeaSpray yelling "Faith! NO!", more times then she can count ...tonight was the final straw ...when she heard what she knew was a now broken/shattered collectible Longaberger Christmas mug she loved so much. But then was driven to writing this post because she is v-e-n-t-i-n-g because after hanging up the phone, eagerly anticipating bed as she walked into the other room to shut the computer off ...she found her favorite, most comfortable, fairly new ...pretty pink slipper that were the last ones left in the store ...with the whole back half of the slipper sole chewed off ...gone. !! SeaSpray evidently thinks that maybe if she puts the chewed glasses on or maybe if she slides her foot into the chewed off slipper that maybe they will morph back to normal, but instead finds that she can't see out of or even wear the glasses, nor does it feel right when half her foot is on the floor and the other half of the foot is sitting in a saliva soaked slipper. SeaSpray hadn't even been talking with her friend that long!

"FAITH!!!", (who was nowhere in sight), exclaimed SeaSpray as she reluctantly removed the half eaten, saliva coated slipper from her foot and then looking for sympathy ...brought said half eaten slipper to son ..silently holding up the slipper which son flashed a big grine and says "You wanted a dog."

Yes ...yes SeaSpray did want a dog and she wanted this adorable tweenager puppy young in years ...may she have many more.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Make it Stop!

Does anyone know if this is spam? I didn't click on their link to verify account. It was in my junk mail. the e-mail address is:, which looks suspicious.

Also, I have been getting junk mail using some of my e-mailing friends names and email address. The first time I got one I clicked on it and my computer warned me of a virus. Fortunately nothing happened. So ..if you ever send me an e-mail and I don't respond is possible it ended up in junk and now I won't open with a suspicious return e-mail address. But my one friend's looked normal. ?

This is so frustrating!

Why do these people do this?

I could care less about them or what they are offering!

And have you ever gotten any of the ridiculous names that you just know you will not respond to?

What is the point, the purpose ..the gain for them to do this?

What a waste of time.

Anyway, here is the message.

Oh and how could they get my paypal info and how can they get names of people in my e-mail? It's IN my e-mail contact list that can only be accessed with my password?

I would close my junk mail, but sometimes people I do want to correspond with show up there and so I have to leave it open. What do you do with your spam? I just wish I could make it stop ..I tell you ..m-a-k-e it s-t-o-p!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Honeymoon is Over!

You haven't lived until you've pulled something out of your dog's butt. Yes ..I said that. I'll come back to it.

Suffice it to know that our sweet puppy amazing as she is ... crossed the line when she chewed up my prescription glasses this morning! (I had left them on the end table next to the sofa in the family room) No ..I didn't yell at her because we didn't catch her in the act and I've heard that dogs don't know why you are upset because they quickly forget what they did wrong. To make the connection ..your reprimand has to be within seconds of the undesired act.

Oh and the sofa ..specifically the love seat ...last night she chewed the foam stuffing out of a section on the foot rest part. Why??? I stuffed it back in. I don't know how to repair it though. :(

I have come to terms with the fact that her main mission in life to playing with anything and everything (which we love about her - her antics are hilarious) to secure the cat food any way she can. She is relentless. She's cunning. She lies in wait for the very second we are distracted ..and then with lightening speed ...comes in for the inhale.

We probably should not laugh when she comes out with one of our shoes. And I probably should not have given back Mr SeaSpray's chewed up slipper for her to totally annihilate. She has a chew bone and several toys. What is it about the shoes?

But I have to tell you ...that I draw the line at canine roto rooter service after having to pull a stream of paper towels out of her butt last night! The honeymoon was on shaky ground right then.

But this morning ...let me tell you ...the glasses ...finalized it.

Honeymoon OVER!

Son brought them to me. I exclaimed "OH NO!" Then I just stared at them in disbelief before I even reached out for them.

Son remained silent.

I looked up at him and back at the glasses. I took them into my hands ...still in disbelief. She even chewed the part that goes over the ears. But one side wasn't good enough. No ... evidently, she's an equal opportunity chewer. One side still had the curve for over the ear...although chewed down to the bare metal. The other side was mangled kind of straight.

The lenses had scratches and what I thought were droplets of spit.

Son still silent ...not saying a word.

In utter frustration ... I looked into the family room to see where the chewing canine machine was and of course was nowhere to be seen. I looked back at son ...opened my mouth to say something ...anything ..but I was speechless and just looked back down at the glasses.

Then I put them on ...just in case I could still use them at home. I looked up at son ..trying to see him through the destruction

Then... son LAUGHED!

It was like looking at a windshield covered with raindrops.

And there were sharp ..tiny sharp pieces of plastic poking the top of my ears ...and they were sitting all kinds of crooked. I took them off ..trying to straighten them a little more.

Then I turned toward the sink and thought maybe washing them would help.

Suffice it to know that those little raindrops that I erroneously thought were saliva ...were actually all her little tooth marks all over the lenses. She also cracked the upper corner where it fastened to the frame.

The glasses are NOT ..I repeat NOT salvageable!

I would've tried to wear them for TV though. Not gonna happen.

Thankfully ...I still have my prescription sunglasses. Oh'll recognize me on the road at night as the lady who drives at night while wearing her SUNGLASSES!

Lucky for me, the only time I use them is for TV and driving. Lucky for her too!

Oh and back to the paper towel, grossest thing I have ever had to do in my entire life moment and it was freezing outside!

It was like we were a magic act and I was the magician pulling all the scarves out of the sleeve ...except it was my dog's BUTT! If only I had white gloves ...or could've made it all disappear. We were under the back yard spotlight. I wonder if any neighbors saw us?

I have learned that no one wants to see anything hanging out of their dog's butt.

This will be with me for a long time.

It is also going to make me hypervigilant with ...EVERYTHING! I thought I already was ...but apparently not. All day today a new mother listening for every sound ...I've been on alert. Just now I am typing ..I heard her mouthing something, called her over and she just dropped the wrapper from a roll of toilet paper, Q-tip and a cotton ball. She's got me so that I can hear the sound of her swallowing *saliva* 2 rooms away. I should sanitize this keyboard after extricating things from her mouth all day. And I've become quite proficient at the finger sweep in the back of the throat. Seriously!

Back to her BUTT. It was a stream of paper towels that I had left all connected. I know exactly what they were from. Wednesday night, after making the Turkey soup ...I took a bunch of paper towels and sopped up the remaining broth that was on the turkey platter. Then ...I discarded them, but forgot to close it back up because I went on to something else.

She is stealthy too. I was right there!

Thank God she didn't get an obstruction(why not?) and have to go to the vet for surgery ...or *I* would be in the dog house with Mr SeaSpray. (Remember - he told me NOT to bring a dog home? It doesn't matter that he loves her too. You know when the kids are bad ..suddenly ..YOU are the ONLY parent because YOU conceived them ...even if you're a man ...through the immaculate conception or whatever and they are YOURS and only YOURS? YOUR son.. YOUR daughter. It would be "YOUR dog." Love has nothing to do with it. :)

I have never experienced a chewer like this. NEVER! And we've raised 3 smaller puppies and had 2 other adult dogs. I still want to get gates to close her off when we leave, but I am afraid we'll come home to massive chewed destruction. I think I'm gonna be dreaming about this stuff. She is getting *ME* trained!

Is this a phase? Tell it to me straight.

We really love her and are spoiling her so much. Lucky for her ..she has endeared herself to all of us. You'd fall for her too. :)

I was going to keep her on leash for 3 weeks as part of her training in the house because it teaches them to look to you for everything. We learned that from a personal dog trainer that we brought in for Bob because he was a very domineering, strong willed dog when he was a teenager. All of our other dogs were easy to train ..but Bob was strong willed. Keeping them with you or someone else in the house or crate them when you absolutely can't keep them at your side works so well. We became the alpha dogs and he looked to our every move. They are with you everywhere you go. For three weeks, they sit when you sit, etc and it teaches them to look to you and your every move. I started with her, but she chewed the leash. That's not why I stopped though. I stopped because she is actually very obedient and does listen and is well behaved.

But apparently not when out of site ...with the chewing. She even took an earring off my vanity. Little tiny dangling Christmas wreaths. I found the one by my computer desk, on the floor. I can't FIND the other one. ???

And I am wondering what else has gone MIA that I don't know about?

For peace of mind, I am thinking that we need to contact the TSA and see if we can get one of those airport scanners a loaner ..just until she gets through this phase.

"What? Can't find your keys, my jewelery, the cat, or the door to the bedroom? Going crazee looking for something?

Scan the dog!"

Mystery solved!

And we have the Christmas tree ... sitting in a bucket of ice ...that in my perfect world will go up in the stand tomorrow night. Hundreds of ornaments ... all those dangling ornaments.

Fa-a-a la la la la la l-a-a-a .....

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The 11th Commandment - Pure Logic

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Turkey soup with dumplings (last winter - but will look like this in a little while :) Mr SeaSpray prefers his soup sans dumplings and I so I alternate, because we all like the dumplings. He likes a broth type of soup and we like it thicker. Unfortunately ... eating too many dumplings ...makes for walking dumplings. So it's good that I alternate.
I always say, "NEVER waste a good carcass!"

Chicken or turkey doesn't matter. In good conscience ...I just cannot toss a carcass out. Can't do it. I can't do it because I know how many more meals I can get out of said carcass. And the soup always tastes soooo good. :)

A while back, my sweet m-i-l mentioned she was going to get the rest of the meat off the turkey and then throw the rest out.

Me - "WHAT?! You're THROWING it OUT?! Mom! NEVER throw out a good carcass! You can always make a good soup out of it."

She laughed and gave me the carcass to take home.

And I made the turkey soup and then gave her some in return.

She gave us our Thanksgiving turkey and so tomorrow we will surprise her with some soup. :)

This past Saturday night, while out celebrating a friend's birthday ...I told her I was looking forward to making the turkey soup. She told me she was too, but that her husband threw the turkey out.

Me - "WHAT! He THREW the carcass OUT?! NEVER throw out a good carcass!" (Obviously he didn't know the 11th commandment! ;)

My friend sighed and agreed. It didn't occur to him. A couple of years ago, I shared how I make turkey soup and so she has been doing that. But ...I guess he isn't carcass oriented as yet.

As for me ...I just can't bear to throw a good carcass out and it almost hurt the few times that I had to. You'd think tossing out the carcass was an actual sin.

Well ...actually ... it is pure logic that even though the old testament was inspired by God ...the writers somehow dropped the ball ... um I mean dropped the carcass and omitted what I believe surely must've been God's intended 11th commandment, which reads as the following:

"Thou shalt not toss, throw, slide, punt, or endeavor through any other method to dispose of ...thus waste the chicken or turkey carcass, without first making soup out of said carcass to feed thy multitudes and/or thyself."

No wonder I feel like tossing the carcass is akin to a sin.

And now that you've been enlightened ..."NEVER waste a good carcass!"

I'm just saying. ;)