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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Every great relationship starts with one good conversation...

... and sometimes an inside joke.

Sometimes throwing the perfect party takes a little more tweaking along the way, right? Well, the first party at Miss Mixer's place is certainly on the way. I hear Patience is a Virtue, so perhaps building virtuosity is part of the mission here in the Mix.

In the meantime, as a gal keen on pop culture, I notice that these little webby worlds are riddled with catch phrases, and particularly abbreviations and initials: lol, rofl, lmao, ttfn... Well, friends always know each others' little jokes and phrases, so I thought I would start our own.

Let's start by being clear that this shall normally be a classy place, and this may not be the classiest phrase going. Hopefully our virtues shall get us through.

jpal: Just Peed A Little-- an appropriate response for when you see, read, or hear something that challenges the fortitude of your bladder. This is the kind of laughter that might make you tinkle. Also appropriate for when you get really exciting news and can, literally, hardly contain yourself. One does not actually have to urinate to use "jpal." In fact, let's hope everyone stays Depends-free in most/all cases (Note: *most* people aren't actually rolling on the floor when they rofl).

There, now you have it: Your own new, fancy slang to share at parties, use on the web, and maybe make you giggle. Mix it around out there and see if you like it. And, now we have our own inside joke! One day we might say, "Remember that time we tried to make 'jpal' work? Whoops." Or we might read the entry for it on Wikipedia together and share a collective guffaw. Or huzzah.

So, let's really get this party started! Is there a pop culture question you are dying to ask? How about advice you are seeking... perhaps Miss Mixer has a pearl of wisdom to share? Would you like to invite Miss Mixer to take a challenge in the kitchen, a baking adventure to take? Just write to The Miss at dear miss mixer at gmail dot com. Questions will be selected at Miss Mixer's discretion. And if your question is selected perhaps you will receive a good answer. Perhaps you will not. In any case, random drawings will occur amongst ALL inquisitors for a special bakery-fresh prize. Mmmmm.

Lots of love,
Miss Mixer


  1. So excited you've started this, Miss. Can't wait for more!

  2. LOVE it! I'm totally gonna try using jpal!

  3. Dear Miss Mixer, there is a girl in my kitchen doing an impersonation of a Russian/German/Middle European girl named Carmen. She has kitchen duty, but her singing is jpal provoking. I have another smaller (we say smaller, really she's just younger) daughter who would really like to make Alton Brown's Cinnamon Rolls very soon, like this weekend. We will have to send you pictures and stories behind this adventure for the food blog.
    Mother of Strange children whom you know well...

  4. Dear Ms. Mixer-- Crack Pie, please.

  5. Why did I not know until now that this existed? I can't wait to come up with questions for you. I know that once upon a time I said I already had one, but now I can't remember what it was. Oh, and sorry about the lame "name"--a school fundraiser was the only time I've had a blog, and I couldn't figure out how to comment just as me. Can it be done with just an email address or something? This is Beth C, btw.

  6. Okay, I went in and played with my profile so now I can comment as myself. Wait, that sounds dirty. Anyway, I won't be commenting as MHS Thespians anymore. Also, am I the only one that needs 3 tries to get the word verification right? Sheesh!