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Saturday, November 1, 2008

ABC News: Smarter People More Likely to Vote, Scientists Say

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=6108897&page=1
Really?
Do ya think?
Wanna show your friends how smart you really are?
GET OUT AND VOTE ON TUESDAY!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Joker Mask from Walgreens $18.00

Garage sale dress shirt $1.00

Resale shop men's suit $3.73 (it was ladies day 30% off yesterday)

Having my son beg me to buy him a suit..............Priceless.

My son....The Joker.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What's your Thanksgiving Menu?

Thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos

We usually go to my partner's Mom's home and celebrate with their family. I usually cook our Thanksgiving meal at home on the weekend so we can have leftovers for lunches the following week. This year, my sister will be coming to town with her husband. Here is the menu in progress:

A big Turkey- at least 18lb. (I cook it in my Nesco or out on the Gas Grill with my smoker boxes filled with hickory wood....weather permitting, I'm not running out in the rain, been there done that and I just don't find it fun.)
Stuffing #1 - (bag of stuffing; celery, onion, gizzard, liver, heart finely diced; chicken or turkey broth.)
Stuffing #2 - 1 batch of the above plus peeled and diced roasted chestnuts.
Mashed Potatoes (from scratch)
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Gooey Sweet Potato marshmallow mixture my partner insists on making (and no one else will eat. lol!)

Green Bean Casserole (Cream of mushroom soup, Durkee Fried Onions, etc.)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Spinach Dip & Hawaiian Bread (store bought)
Veggie Tray - and this year I will be adding my Dilly Green Beans, Basil Beans, Pickled Asparagus, Pickled Okra, Sweet/Hot Pickled Green Tomatoes, Bread & Butter Zucchini Pickles.
Apple Pie -If I have time I will bake this ahead, otherwise storebought.

Dessert tbd

I'm always on the lookout for something new.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama's 30 Minute Infomercial

I couldn't watch the event live, so I found it on youtube. SixTrey94 thanks for posting these.
Powerful!
Biden's speech prior to infomercial

Obama's speech prior to infomercial (Part 1)

Obama's speech prior to infomercial (Part 2)

Obama's speech prior to infomercial (Part 3)

Infomercial Part 1

Infomercial Part 2

Infomercial Part 3

Infomercial Part 4

Insomniac Theater

I suffer from insomnia A LOT. Much of it has to do with my pain issues, but it also has a lot to do with stress. Regardless of what prescription I take, I toss and turn like a fish out of water until the medication takes hold. That puts me in the doghouse a lot too.


Sunday night I couldn’t sleep. My partner gave me a verbal warning. She was exhausted and did not want to get woke up by my flounder impression. I take verbal warnings SERIOUSLY! So I decided to stay downstairs and watch something on the laptop until I was so sleepy I couldn’t hold up my head. My tactic worked in the sense that when I went to bed I dropped off to sleep almost immediately. However, I didn’t go to bed until past 2am!


What did I watch? Episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy”. I never saw an episode until Sunday night. I never watched it as it originally aired because I was all “ER”’d out. I had enough of medical drama type shows and just wasn’t in the mood for another.


How stupid of me!


Initially I decided to begin with the first episode of season 4, thinking that would get me up to speed without investing a lot of time. I got to the third episode of season 4 and had to rethink my approach. The reason? The beginning of season 4 has George’s wife wondering if he’s had an affair and Izzie keeps telling George he has to tell his wife. Since I jumped in right at that point, I didn’t know the ‘history’ and I seriously could not believe that George and Izzie had an affair. So I stopped at season 4 episode 3 and googled to find out when it happened and began watching from season 3 episode 19 and I’m going forward from there.


I’ve been doing this “Grey’s Anatomy” late night ritual since Sunday. I think that quite a few shows are better watched back to back, rather than once a week like when they originally aired. I also think you notice a lot more things about the characters, the actors and the writing.


One thing I noticed? T.R. Knight apparently went to the Andrew McCarthy school of acting. The deer in headlights blank stare. It’s starting to annoy me.


I’m just sayin…..


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Monday, October 27, 2008

Random Act of Kindness

Have you heard about the Texas woman who lost her home to foreclosure and a random stranger bought the home and gave it back to her?
 
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