The second most popular cold-based villain in the DCU. A long-time foe of the Flash and leader of The Rogues. Really just a bank robber in a parka with a freeze gun but he’s interesting because he has sometimes been portrayed as having a sense of honor.
Similar to Mister Freeze, Cryonic Man wished to save his wife from dying by cryogenically freezing her. Cryonic Man debuted in the ’80s and battled Batman and the Outsiders after trying to steal organs from a Gotham City hospital. He hasn’t been seen in the main DCU since that failing effort.
To date, there have been three villains known as the Icicle. The original Icicle ( debuted in the 1940s, had a mischievous appearance, and functioned similarly to Captain Cold . The second Icicle’s run was extremely brief. He was the grandson of the original and had a more horrific, ghostly appearance. The most recent version of the Icicle is the son of the original and does not need any type of cold/freeze gun to use his powers. Both the first and third Icicle have been members of the Injustice Society. Continue Reading
Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish is a brand that’s mostly known for their line of snack crackers but they’ve been releasing cookies and graham cracker versions for quite awhile now as well. While browsing the aisles at Target, I saw things like vanilla cupcake and strawberry cheesecake but what a really grabbed my eye was Goldfish hot cocoa grahams over in the holiday aisle. I think Goldfish has had chocolate grahams for awhile and probably the hot cocoa version as well but this was the first time I’ve ever noticed it.
While parts of me may wish the hot cocoa grahams were awful just so I could say they are hot caca, they’re actually really good! Maybe a bit rich for me to eat on any consistent basis but they are an excellent choice to devour once a year during Christmas and wintertime. Imagine chocolate Teddy Grahams combined with the little dehydrated mini-marshmallows that you find in hot cocoa packets and that’s Goldfish Hot Cocoa Grahams.
On a secondary note, I decided to try Goldfish French Toast Grahams that I found in the regular grocery aisle. I wasn’t expecting much from them as I typically do not care for artificial maple/pancake syrup flavoring, but it seemed like a such a novelty I had to try them. They’re okay, but yeah, I still don’t care for the smell or taste of fake syrup.
Halloween is gone, which makes me sad. BUT… now we have Christmas to look forward to and can celebrate the next two months with that in mind. Then it’ll be depression time come January because there’s nothing else to look forward to for like eight months but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
Even though I live in Florida, we’ve had some nice cool weather today. It was 41 degrees when I woke up and not it’s 60 degrees. There’s a nice breeze going and I have the windows open. All that’s left is for me to kick start the holiday season with a seasonal beverage and a Christmas movie, which I plan on doing very soon this.
From today’s purchases, I think I’m off to a good start this holiday season…
Flannel bed-sheets, Swiss Miss dark chocolate cocoa, Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee and instant spiced apple cider. Instant because I have no clue how to make hot cider on my own and I know I don’t have the ingredients to do so.
Oh, and I’m totally making this a thing now:
Be on the lookout for all kinds of Christmas-inspired posts from now until the end of the year! It’s all a part of the first annual A Misfit Christmas!
I’ve also started up a new Tumblr blog that is all about Christmas called Christmasplosion!. You might see some repeat posts but I’m hoping to use Tumblr as a place where I give post much more (shorter) thoughts and photos regarding the holiday season. Be sure to stop by!
Continuing with getting into the Christmas spirit, I decided to pick up a 4.5 foot pre-lit tree and set it up in my room. Hey, it was on sale for $19.99! Knowing that I only have two KISS ornaments to my name, I also bought some gold garland to wrap around it. I lost the rest of my ornaments years ago in the fire (AKA – the break-up). I’ll have to slowly work on building up my ornament collection again. Oh, and I’ll need a topper as well.
I know it’s not much to look at it, but it’s mine and I can use it as a night-light.
So that’s what I did late last night — I put up a small fake Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music. Then I kept the party going until about 1:30AM or so and woke up around 8AM with the idea of going to see Disney’s Frozen at 10:30AM. Turns out that 10:30 showing was in the next town over and I wasn’t going to drive that far on a Sunday morning to go see a movie.
So I made these Christmas sugar cookies earlier in the day than I originally intended. All made from scratch (including the icing)! I used Alton Brown’s recipe for the cookies and then another recipe for the icing that I found on AllRecipes.com. I think I did pretty well for myself.
Listening to old-time radio shows, I’ve learned that one big tradition for Halloween parties “back in the day” was apple cider and donuts. During the various Halloween episodes of Jack Benny, they almost always make a reference to serving cider & donuts for the gang’s Halloween party. Since I don’t know a place in the area that makes/sells cider donuts (I miss you, Quality Dairy!), this sounds like the next best thing short of dipping the donuts into the cider, which I wasn’t about to do.
After I worked my second job last night (which was insane before trick-or-treating time and then deader than a zombie afterwards), I decided I would do the traditional cider & donuts along with the cliched viewing of Halloween (one of the all-time horror greats). I have to be honest, after an exhausting evening at work, when I got home around 10:45PM, I was struggling to keep my eyes open. I lasted until 11:45 and then went to bed and finished up the rest of the movie this morning while drinking coffee and eating maple bacon! Even though Halloween has come and gone, I plan on watching Halloween II (almost as good as the original) this afternoon on this lazy wet & gloomy but still warm & humid day.
By the way, I picked up the donuts from the way-too-close-to-my-house-for-my-own-good Dunkin Donuts and got old-fashioned cake donuts along with some sugar raised donuts!
And, yes, that is the 25th Anniversary DVD edition of Halloween. I don’t own the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray. :(