Sunday, March 30, 2008

FUN MONDAY - Who Said That

This week’s FUN MONDAY host is Robin the Pensive one. She says, ‘please share words that inspire and motivate you–brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night’s Comedy Central…from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you.

My current favorite -
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Now Just For Fun

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dirty Little Secret };-)

Ever read the package, i.e. Back or the Box or Bag your food come in? I’m not talking the Nutrition Facts, but the recipes and little propaganda they stick on the side and the back of the packages. " Screaming Yellow Zonkers" has some of the funnies

But I came across this one today, see if you can guess the Produce.

Live Your Life with the great taste of (Product)
Healthy Lifestyles Begin with healthy choices and eating in moderation is the Key to smart snaking. Staying energetic and active completes the recipe for a happy, health lifestyle.

Fuel your excitement with the great taste of (Product). Our tasty products are a perfect snack to pack for outdoor activities with friends and family. Bring them along on a walk or hike for a quick energy boost! When the Snaking is over…. Let the fun begin!

Any idea what the Product is?

Come on guess.

Your right, POTATO CHIPS
Here I had no idea potato chips where healths snack. LOL ;-p

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Aren't they just too cute? Just want to Love them.
Pygmy Goats are extremely interesting animals. Each Pygmy seems to have its unique personality traits, most of them are evil. Pygmy Goats are a wonderful entertainment source, particulary if your into home distruction. They like jumping and clowning around as kids. In addition, Pygmy Goats are good-natured and friendly, if Satain is one of your friends, responsive and adaptable. They need to have plenty of things to climb and jump on, your car, your sofa, your dog. Any thing this cute has to be Bad it is just the natural of things.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

FUN MONDAY - Alphabetized

This week's host Fun Monday is Swampy, and not being able to resist her teacher's sole or maybe it's just her obsessive compulsive tendencies reared it’s head for this week's challenge, (Read the details here,) in short she asked us to choose a topic/theme and make an alphabetical list of words, phrases, photos...however you want.

Here's mine, fits my mood
Azure Baby Cobalt Denim

Endeavor Frenchpass Golf Humming bird

Indigo Juniper Kingfisherdaisy Lochmara

Minsk Navy Orient Periwinkle

Quail Royal Sky Teal

Underworld Venice Wedgewood Xanadu

York Ziggurat

None of the pics are mine.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

FUN MONDAY - Tuna Surprise

Nikki has set us this task for St Patrick's Day! She would like to know What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining! OR/AND In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!'

It isn’t so much what is we say but the meaning behind it. Fist you will need a little background, the family is large and spread over more than two decades. Large is relative, my Mother was one of twelve and she had a couple of brothers that had twelve kids each, so our family wouldn’t be considered large. But in a neighborhood of only children or families with just two kids, our tribe seem massive, loud, and always in motion. Add to it that there was usually a cousin or three added to the mix and a friend for each of us (often one of them onlys). There was almost always a gang at our house, yes we were the house with all the kids around . My Farther made an ok income, and My Mother worked up until John, the third of us bunch of hooligans was born. This was back in the early forties when married woman didn’t work, but Mother did as she please and was emancipated long before woman’s liberation ever came along. Sorry I digressed. But Daddy-boy make an ok income, and it would have been plenty for a house hold of one or even two children but for are large brood and our penchant to collect sheepskins, the family budget was tight. Mother was frugal and nothing was thrown away that could have any possible real use. No, we did not collect little pieces of string and the like, but those little pieces of soap where put in a large jug under the station tubs and she melted then down to form new bars or concocted into soft soap. We by no means ever went hungry, or didn’t have some thing we needed. However clothing were hand me downs, and food was NEVER thrown away. Cooking is where my Mother genius shown throw, no she was not what one would say was a good cook but she was creative. Leftover hamburgers were turn into meat sauce that was later turned into chili, and that was a tame progression. One day she started out making icing for a cake and we ended up with two cakes. I was in school before I realized that not everyone used old cereal in their cookies and that recipes were more than suggestions. We learned two very important thing with my Mother’s cooking one just because it looked like pumpkin pie did mean it was, this was, this was true for just about anything (lesson only take a small portion on the fist passing until your sure you like it) Food was not wasted if you took it you ate it. Second don’t complain. If some reason you choked out “Oh my God this taste like burnt cat S#!&” My Mother did not hear this what she heard was “Oh Mother dear , I would just love to clear the table and do the dishes.” and would sweetly remind you that the floor could use mopping as well, when you done with the dishes. (lesson Don't complain thing could be worse). Most of the time the meals were pretty editable. Every Thursday we would have Tuna Surprise. It was pretty much a family tradition and I am sure if the Queen herself was coming over to dinner, we would still have Tuna Surprise. The game became to get someone new over for dinner on Thursday Night, for Tuna Surprise. You see some time during the meal they would ask why we called it tuna surprise. As if in one voice we would all say , “Surprise No Tuna” . Thursday was the day my Mother clean out the refrigerator, and anything left over was fair game to go into a concoction of her making. It could take many forms, casserole, pot pies, turn overs, pinwheels, sherpard pie, pancakes, pop up and most of the time pretty tasty. When I lived in New Mexico, I continue the same tradition and it wasn’t long before my roommates would invite guesses over. Then the next thing you know the neighbors were bring their leftover on Wednesday so they could come to dinner Thursday and see what they would become.
Our Family still use Tuna Surprise an a term for a dish made from.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

~Little Duck Warning~

There are some day when for no know reason you are up, all is good. You are able to smile at the world even when it hand you a steam pile of S#!%. I can’t really complain all in all I have a pretty fair life. Majority of the time life is good to me. In return, I take life as it comes. But then there are days when you want to stomp fluffy little yellow ducks. [I’m not sure that I would go through with it if actual in the present of said fluffy little duck.] It isn’t even that life is all that bad it just nothing makes me happy nothing makes me smiles. Albeit this too will pass.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

FUN MONDAY'S theme this week is Give Me 5s! These are about Things Left Unsaid with a Twist...the twist is...well below what I.T. Guy sets for this week's Fun Monday.I need YOU (yes, the wonderful YOU!) to pick 5 memorable lines from 5 different movies (if you could tell us which character said it and to whom, would be a bonus)...and tell us to WHOM (who in the people in your life) you could have said those lines. So here are my 5s!

(1) “Who, me? Why, I'm not a witch at all. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas.” - Dorothy, Wizard of OZ.

To: The joint committee during the introduction phase of the senate hearing, or maybe at the annual board meeting.

(2) “I fart in you general direction, your mother is a hamster and your Farther smells of elderberries.” - French Soldier, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

To: My brother use as a general bye, part of my Radom Acts of Weirdness.

(3) “Here's something to remember when you're older Thomas - never pass up a bathroom, never waste a hard-on, and never trust a fart.” - Edward Cole, Bucket List.

To: My lover.
(4) “Momma always says there’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been. I’ve worn lots of shoes.” - Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump.

To: Whomever is unlucky enough to be setting next to me on the bench as I’m dressing out in level B decon suit, code name "space suit”. (When we are dressed out, we all wear identical clothing down to our under garment ).

(5) “After all, tomorrow is another day.” - Scarlett O’Hare, Gone with the Wind.

To: You my friend for it is time for me to go.