Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Quote Me On This!

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress….
But then I repeat myself.

-Mark Twain

Monday, January 28, 2008


I love mutts. Mutt kitties, mutt doggies, mutt humans. Purebreds are a snore. But Mutts the comic is a must read every day and I have it emailed to me every morning for a wake me up smile. Do you like Mutts? If so, they have an online store they are closing for t shirts, toys, books, jammies and pet items. A portion of the proceeds go to animal charities and other human helps to make the world a better place. Take a look. I have t shirts and the book ends myself.

Tom Cat-Unmasked

Herb Gardens For The Kitchen

Look what I got!!! I had seen these a while back and had one on my wish list at Amazon. Then my daughter got one for her birthday in November and when she went to Florida, I had to check in on it. I then came home and used some of my reward certificates from my Amazon Credit Card to buy my machine. I love it so far! I get so many goodies using credit cards that pay ME as I always pay my bills on time and in full.

This is what my garden will look like fully grown. I planted mine on Thursday of last week and by Sunday my first seeds had sprouted. I will post when I can take all the domes off the seedlings in a couple of weeks. This will be a great way to have fresh herbs, not get ripped off at the grocery store and have them go bad so fast and a little bit of nature in the cold ugliness of a Michigan winter.

You can find more info here and also on Amazon. There is also the possibility that Target has them as their website sells them, too.

I suggest the Pro models or better as the originals don't have the same timers or alternative capabilities. Free shipping at both sites.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bumper Stickers Stuck On You

  • There are many ways to say "I love you," but sex is the fastest.
  • I feel so much better since I lost hope.
  • If you smoke after sex, you're doing it too fast.
  • It's people like you that make people like me take medicine.
  • Alzheimer's. A disease that...where are my socks?
  • Don't vote. It just encourages them.
  • Reality is a nice place, but I wouldn't want to live there.
  • Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
  • If walking is so good for you, why does my mailman look like that?
  • Ask me about my vow of silence.
  • If the answer isn't beer, you've asked the wrong question.
  • Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
  • Before you condemn someone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
  • We must silence those who oppose freedom of speech.
  • A man does not have to be a bigamist to have one wife too many.
  • Try not to let your mind wander. It's too small and fragile to be out by itself.
  • Guys, just because you have one, doesn't mean you have to be one.
  • I'm happily married, but my wife isn't.
  • Real women don't have hot flashes, they have power surges.
  • When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
  • You are right where you belong. Behind me.
  • Old age comes at a bad time.
  • The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach.
  • Veni, Vedi, Visa: I came, I saw, I did a little shopping.
  • Do unto others before they do unto you.
  • Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
  • Don't play stupid with me. I'm better at it.
  • Experience is learning a lot of crap you didn't really want to know.
  • I used to care, but I take a pill for that now.
  • If 10 percent is good enough for God, it should be enough for the IRS.
  • Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. The answer is yes.
  • Was today really necessary?
  • Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
  • The more I learn, the less I understand.
  • Just because people don't understand you doesn't make you an artist.
  • Love is grand. Divorce is fifty grand.
  • I came here with nothing, and I still have most of it.
  • Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat.
  • Pass carefully. Driver chews tobacco.
  • O.K., I take it back. Unscrew you.
  • The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
  • I wasn't born a bitch. Men like you made me this way.
  • Taxation with representation isn't so hot, either!
  • Not all men are annoying. Some are dead.
  • Does your train of thought have a caboose?
  • Better living through denial.
  • I majored in liberal arts. Will that be for here or to go?
  • You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.
  • I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing.
  • Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.
  • The bigger the jackass, the louder the bray.
  • If you lived in your car, you would be home right now.
  • It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
  • If voting could really change things, it would be illegal.
  • I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.
  • A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.

Happy 90th Birthday Ernie Harwell

The long time voice of the Detroit Tigers and a soothing comfort for many local generations, he celebrated with ice cream, pizza and a walk on the treadmill. If Ernie was calling the game, it made all the sadness and badness go away for a while. Five generations of my family have loved him and I hope a sixth will get to hear his voice someday. Many more healthy and ice cream celebration days to you Ernie!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

African Sweet Potato Stew

Some aromas are indescribable. This stew at full simmer was incredible. I took this photo about 2 hours into the 8 hour slow cook on low. I let it simmer all night and then added the peanut butter right at the end. I did play around with some of the ingredients as I had more of some items and less of another. Since I love garlic, I used more.

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (I used 5)
  • 4 cups peeled and cubed sweet potato (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained (I wanted red beans but didn't have any) and any legume you like will work as long as they are fully cooked.
  • 1 cup baby carrots cut in half
  • 1 cup frozen full green beans cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated (use less if dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • fresh ground cinnamon to taste-I used 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained
  • a few chopped chili peppers (depends on the heat you want)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • chopped peanuts
  • one lime-wedged

Heat oil in skillet and add onion and garlic. Sweat these for 5 minutes over medium heat. Place onion mixture in slow cooker adding sweet potato and other ingredients. Cover and cook on slow for 8 hours or until tender.

Spoon out 1 cup of liquid into a small bowl and add 3 tablespoons of peanut butter,using whisk to blend out any lumps. Stir into hot stew evenly. Top each serving with chopped peanuts and a lime wedge squeezed over the top.

6-8 servings

Serve with spinach salad and crusty bread. Protein 11 grams, fiber 10 grams and 220 mg sodium based on 6 servings.

Sam the Butcher

I grew up watching the Brady Bunch. Coming from a fractured family, I loved that even in turmoil, the Brady's loved each other. I have to believe there are real families like that. My favorite character was Alice as I felt she was that BFF everyone wanted and needed with a dose of common sense. Age meant no difference. I only wanted to see her happy with Sam.
Allan Melvin died this weekend. What a wonderful character actor and just seeing his face here, I have a grin on my face. I hope "Sam" is bowling for the tournament this week.And still pining for Alice.

It's Cold!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


The scrapbooking indoctrination video they tried to suppress.

Star Trek Lives!

The video I had up here before looked like someone shot it with a cell phone and posted it to You Tube. I am removing it and sending you to the Yahoo movie trailer site where it is much clearer.
click here .

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What Color Is Your Brain?

Your Brain is Green

Of all the brain types, yours has the most balance.
You are able to see all sides to most problems and are a good problem solver.
You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don't get stuck in bad thinking patterns.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and relationships (both personal and intellectual).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another Baby Is NOT The Answer Here!

If you can't take care of those kids you have, and lose custody of them, do you just have more like buying toys or going to the car dealership? When is the judge gonna step in and order a mental evaluation before this poor girl harms herself and/or others? She is the gravy train for far too many users and no one wants to do the right thing as their paychecks will be cut off.
The troubled pop star and mother of two, was photographed shopping for a pregnancy test Tuesday at a local Rite Aid store in Studio City, Calif. Photos show Spears and her new beau, 35-year-old photographer Adnan Ghalib, at the store together, and Spears scanning the shelves of pregnancy tests.
ETA-OMG Listen to this audio made early in Brit's career.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Connecting The Dots

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Bush, on his first visit to this oil-rich kingdom, delivered a major arms sale Monday to a key ally in a region where the U.S. casts neighboring Iran as a menace to stability.

Bush’s talks with Saudi King Abdullah, which began over dinner and were continuing with late-night meetings, also were expected to cover peace between Israelis and Palestinians and democracy in the Middle East.The proposed deal follows notification of five other packages to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, bringing to $11.5 billion the amount of advanced U.S. weaponry, including Patriot missiles, that the administration has announced it will provide to friendly Arab nations, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said. Administration officials say the total amount of eventual sales as part of the Gulf Security Dialogue is estimated at $20 billion, a figure subject to actual purchases.

14 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis .

We invaded Afghanistan and Iraq!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Flag of Our Fathers

RED-in favor of the Iraq War
White-Against the Iraq War
Blue-Don't know where Iraq is

Know Any "Conservatives"?

annual budget deficit in 1976: $70 billion
after 4 years of Carter: $75 billion
after 12 years of Reagan/GH Bush : $280 billion
after 8 years of Clinton: $ 0
after 7 years of GW Bush: I lost track after $400 billion

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Money Well Spent

If you plunked a few greenies on any film depicted in this montage, it was money well spent. And if you didn't, go find one of the flicks from this that are still in the theatre and have a great evening of classy movie-going.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Win A Mixer-Cook Up Some Goodies!

A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!
The Prize:
The winner will receive a brand new Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Tortured? Or Torturing?

You Are 87% Tortured Genius

You totally fit the profile of a tortured genius. You're uniquely brilliant - and completely misunderstood.
Not like you really want anyone to understand you anyway. You're pretty happy being an island.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Science 101-9th Graders?

No wonder our kids are so stupid compared to Asian and Europeans. This would be funny if it were primary school kids but not high schoolers. Actual teacher submitted results from tests.

  • The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on the top, and you sit on the bottom.
  • A city purifies its water supply by filtering the water and then forcing it through an aviator.
  • The inhabitants of Moscow are Mosquitoes.
  • It is so hot in some places that people there have to live in other places.
  • Momentum is something you give a person when they go away.
  • Mushrooms always grow in damp places which is why they look like umbrellas.
  • The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.
  • Thunder is a rich source of loudness.
  • Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun but I never have been able to make out the numbers.
  • In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.
  • When planets run around and around in circles, we say they are orbiting. When people do it, we say they are crazy.
  • One of the main causes of dust is janitors.
  • For asphyxiation, apply artificial respiration until the victim is dead.
  • Blood circulates through the body by flowing down one leg and up the other.
  • A monsoon is a French gentleman.
  • The word "trousers" is an uncommon noun because it is singular at the top and plural at the bottom.
  • Rain is saved up in cloud banks.
  • Genetics explains why you look like your father, and if you don't, why you should.
  • Water vapor gets together in a big cloud. When it gets big enough to be called a drop, it does.
  • There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because so many people are stomping around there these days.
  • The cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.
  • You can listen to thunder and tell how close you came to getting hit.If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind.