Friday, May 17, 2013

Resistance is Futile.

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I am a geek. For anyone who knows me, or has ever read this blog before, this comes as no surprise. I was geek before geek was chic! 

But I must confess. I am not really a Star Trek fan.

I know! Shocking! What kind of a geek doesn't do Star Trek?! It isn't that I dislike the shows. On the contrary - the ones I have seen have been quite good. It just hasn't drawn me in. The Dude, on the other hand, IS a big Star Trek fan. His favorite is Star Trek: The Next Generation. I have seen a good number of episodes with him, enough to have a certain level of appreciation for the show and franchise. At some point I will sit down with him and watch the entire ST:TNG series start to finish, I promise. I just haven't been converted into a total fan yet.

However, I AM a big fan of George Takei. The original Mr. Sulu!

Besides being a geek legend and an internet superstar with a fantastic sense of humor, the man has done some amazing social work. He has used his fame to turn the bright, shiny spotlight on LGBT rights and on the history of Japanese internment camps in the US. He is nothing short of awesome.

Mr. Sulu, thanks for everything you do!

"It's OK to be Takei" pepper jack cheese letters on steamed rice with baked salmon.

I do kind of love this. It is Takei's insignia painted with edible dye on cheese.

"Oh myyy!" kiwi slices and raspberries. There are also a few chocolate espresso beans from a local gourmet shop tucked in there as a sweet surprise.

Veggie rainbow! Red, orange, and yellow sweet bell peppers with cucumber slices and a purple packet of soy sauce for the salmon and rice.

Bonus lunch! I packed this one for him yesterday:

IceBorg (Heh. See what I did there?) and grilled chicken Caesar salad with red and golden cherry tomatoes and pepper jack cheese spelling out the infamous Borg motto: Resistance is futile. He also has bold guacamole (with tortilla chips in a separate container) and sliced apples and plums.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Lunches

We love spring! The rare glimpses of sun through the rain, the blooming flowers, getting the garden ready for summer... Spring rocks!

In celebration of the gorgeous, unusually sunny weather we have had here for the past couple of weeks, a pretty flower spring lunch:

With cantaloupe pieces and Wylde allergy free pretzel os by Ener-G, and a scoop of sweet strawberry-banana yogurt.

And a pretty flower and butterfly main compartment, made with a simple silicone cup full of pickle pieces, dill havarti cheese butterflies, Enjoy Life allergy safe cookie bits, a ham sandwich made with Udi's gluten-free bread, and sweet pea stem.

Beaker loved this lunch. Fun, cute, delicious, and totally safe for his allergies!

And for Mom, a simple salad with ham and salami and cheese bits.

With pears, strawberry, plum, and blackberry mix and yogurt for dipping on the side.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

May the Fourth Be With You!

One of the best, most geeky days of the year ~ it's Star Wars day! May the Fourth (and the Force) be with you!

For May the Fourth, Bean took a Laptop Lunch box full of delicious-ness. She has Angie's Sweet & Salty popcorn (so very tasty!), with mini sausages and a little dish of barbecue sauce for dipping. Carrot discs and watermelon stars are tucked in with the dip dish, and mango chunks, a Cutie orange, and more watermelon  bits round out the side. For a good snack, on the side she has a Chobani Champions Greek yogurt tube.

Okay, it's supposed to be a Cutie Death Star. It looks more like a Cutie wearing an eye patch and a bad goatee. Meh, she ate it anyway!

Because sometimes a Storm Trooper just needs to feel pretty.

Princess took Angie's popcorn, mini sausages, mangos and a Cutie with watermelon stars, and some carrot discs with cherry tomatoes. She also has a yogurt tube for snack.

What? Inside every Darth is a little princess fighting to get out and dance!

 Beaker has a muffin tin for his Star Wars lunch:

Watermelon balls, mini sausages, cheese bits, peeled Cutie segments, broccoli, and Vans Multigrain crackers.

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