Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Odd food...

Other than freshly helicopter-shot caribou (I have to make a Palin reference somehow), do you have any odd things you like to eat?

Over at As Seen from Up Here , Chris is asking about odd food combos. You'll have to check out the interesting combo he came across today. His blog's comments started talking about odd food choices or habits. These are mine:

* Peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches. I once was reading through a book of trivial facts at a gift shop years ago. One page said

"Omaha, Nebraska has the lowest
per capita consumption of
mayonnaise in the US."

I almost spit across the room. I know that almost every salad, many deserts and some casseroles of my Nebraska experience require mayonnaise in HUGE quantities. Then I saw an * at the end of the sentence. I went to the bottom of the page and read

"The same can't be said for
Miracle Whip consumption."

Now that I must agree with. I have recipes that specifically state
"2 cups Mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)"
because ... well, regardless of the popular sentiment there, they are not the same!

* I won't put a lemon wedge in my drinks. I'll squeeze the juice in and set it aside.
If it's already in the glass, I can live with it but won't put it back in. This drove my mom nuts for some reason. I reasoned that I had worked once in a very upscale restaurant for a month (hated it!) and saw lemons rolling everywhere. So I forwarded this to her ...

Mom came around.

I saw lots of things that I don't want to remember. But I'll always remember this:

Never piss off your server before the food arrives!
Do you have any beloved food combos or quirky food habits?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

OK, I couldn't sleep! So...

I took a quiz and my insomnia actually was pertinent information!


Your result for How Long Would you Survive in a Horror Film?...

The Black Guy

44% chance of survival!

Look, I think the whole "the black guy always dies first" stereotype in horror films is just awful. In fact, the black guy usually dies second. So cheer up. The black guy is the one who always wants to turn back; who thinks that what the rest of the gang is doing is crazy. In other words, he's the sane guy. It's always a shame to see the black guy get cut down, because he's almost always right and you know that the group's going to just go charging right in without him.

If you're ready for a lead role check out: Danny Glover, Predator 2; Laurence Fishburne, Event Horizon; Calvin Lockhart, The Beast Must Die; Taye Diggs, House on Haunted Hill; Sanaa Lathan, Alien vs. Predator; Tory Kittles, Frankenfish; Carla Greene, Shadow: Dead Riot; Teresa Farley, Breeders; and Alex Datcher, Body Bags.

All possible results:


The Black Guy

The Horror Aficionado

The Hero/Heroine

The Killer

Please remember to rate, but more importantly, please message me if you've found any blatant errors (especially with the results page and links). Thanks!

Take How Long Would you Survive in a Horror Film? at HelloQuizzy

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Been a lazy lazy day but that hasn't kept me from finding this!


See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa!

I promise I will stop! I will stop in two and half weeks! Well, I hope I can stop in two and half weeks!

Man, these two are funny...

Monday, October 20, 2008

TMI Tuesday

Hey I think I was first! And it's Monday...

So welcome to TMI Monday! Nods to TMITuesday!

(Mom, stop reading now!)

1. Have you ever felt guilty or ashamed after a sexual experience?

Let's see...8 years of Catholic schooling...would it be possible to say "No."? No, it would not.
2. Did you ever own a fake ID?
Yes! My brother's draft card described me better than it did him. I used it from the time I was 16 until I was legal age of 19. I remember the bouncer who knew me rolling his eyes and saying "Oh, shit!" when he first checked my real ID and I had just turned legal age!
3. How often do you tell white lies? Is it with or without thinking?
It's a part of life to avoid hurting feelings, not spill secrets, maintain professional decorum, etc....isn't it? I stop and think once in a while, I guess.
4. On a scale of 1-10, how well do you receive constructive criticism?
5. Have you ever shaved your pubic hair?
Have I? No.

My wife thinks you're daid...


I am trying to break my Palin habit.....

And I love a song that sticks in your head....


This one


seem to be all over this week...

So here's one I have always liked!

I'm just sayin....

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I sat around most of the weekend and had time to have random thoughts....

With the economy the way it is and airline prices being what they are, it looks like the holidays will be a time of spending carefully and prioritizing those expenditures.

How does this tie all of the random thoughts below together? It doesn't.

Yes, I am thankful I am securely of Friday at 4:30 anyway!

Since Christmas flights are out of this world, the first economic casualty appears to be any trips home to see Mom while she's at "The Hotel" as we call it. Since I have forbidden her to say that she's "in Rehab" (see my June blogs!) in my presence, we had to call it something. Lockdown sounded so...severe! She says she's doing better and will get home in a few weeks.

It appears Thanksgiving will be the same as it has been nearly every year I have been in California. Not really knowing what I was going to do or where I would be eating until the last moment! Southern Chris and Lea were thinking about coming to beautiful Claremont for a So Cal Turkey Day but that looks like it won't be happening. I'm all disappointed as I was looking forward to a Southern Thanksgiving!

Please accept my heartfelt apologies as this could just as easily be anywhere USA
but that bucket really lent itself to this blog!

I hate to admit it but I thought Sarah Palin was funny on SNL. I mean at least she made an effort to memorize the lines well enough to outdo Alec Baldwin's dullard reading from the cue cards! Oh, and I almost spit up when I saw the moose during the rap!

I am not sure if I am supposed to be flattered or what but when you get mistaken for a porn star at the mall, do you say thanks? Someone came up to me at Nordies this afternoon when I stopped to get a new tie (It's picture day tomorrow!) and my fellow shopper (eventually) said I looked like Colton Ford. A lot like Colton Ford. I had no idea who that was but thought I should check it out considering my fellow shopper scared me a little. Well, to save doing "The Google" on him...
Former porn star, currently in the music biz, subject of a documentary....

You decide...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Funny and NOT Political

This is what it looked like to me as a child! Really!

What a song!

I love it!
And you can sing along!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Coochie Coochie? You Betcha

Gary Shandling, on Bill Maher's show last night, said that Joe Biden prepped for the debate by watching tapes of Johnny Carson with Charo!


Now, I can agree with that!
Palin is (or acts like) a white Charo!

That's my point but I have to make the comparisons

Charo Sarah
Largely incomprehensible English grammar that you somehow manage to understand.

Charo X
Sarah X

Uses traditional feminine flirtation as a technique to connect with the audience.

Charo X
Sarah X

Has a verbal cue ending with the ch sound followed with a vowel

Charo Coochie
Sarah Betcha

Friday, October 3, 2008

Inspiration from yesterday!

I have a whole new logic model I may use to understand the hockey moms of one of the miscreants at my school. See below:
(and, yes. I stole this from some website that I forgot but have seen it everywhere since)

And before you write, I apologize to ALL hockey moms.

This accurately charts Gov. Palin's circuitous route to winning any argument. Let's face it, she didn't do that badly. She played to the crowd who already doesn't know much in detail about the issues and thinks she's down home and "just like us". She's plays that down home role so well. She'd be fun to work with as long as that razor wit wasn't aimed at you. She'd be a hoot!

It had to get a little wearing on everyone after the third or fourth wink, however. And what does she mean giving kids extra credit!? Get government out of the schools! Lame but nevertheless her education answer was about her worst! Give them more money but isn't that the opposite of the Republican mantra?

So consider... Palin as Mayor? Yeah, though she's not that good at knowing how to plan growth in an attractive or fiscally responsible manner, administer the departments with finesse or improve a city's rep. She was a great booster for Wasilla, though...if you like anonymous big box stores.

A governor?
Well, when running it means cajoling big bucks from Washington, managing a non-diverse population, and taxing oil companies to get each resident some share of their state's wealth, she's done okay for two years even though she seems to have run it like her own personal treehouse (No Palin Haters allowed!)

President? C'mon. No. Never. Haven't we learned what a C student can do? Seriously. Not having someone with a command of the issues has really wrecked us....

We aren't having a beer with her for goodness sakes, she'd be representing us and running this country! And, shame on John McCain, the maverick, the straight talker, for not choosing someone who he knew would be good for the USA and instead pandering to the far right wing of his party.

But you know the one thing that really bothered me at last night's debate? Her greeting and asking "May I call you Joe?"

Did she really think he was that stupid?

The moment he tried to call her 'Sarah' and take her down a notch, he'd be accused of "attacking a woman!" He'd have been called every name in the book and she'd have scored big. But leave it to Joe the Shark...he called her Governor Palin! God love ya, Joe!

It reminded of a fellow Kindergarten teacher I worked with in a heavily military community. An arrogant father came to a conference. He always gave the teachers almost as much trouble as his sons did. She said, "Hello Sgt. Conrad!" He said "Hi Sharon! Call me Pat!" She stood up, looked up at him and said. "No, I'm Mrs. Penn and you're Sgt. Conrad." And that was the end of that. She had no trouble with him and very little with his sons.

Oh, and one thing I gotta give Gov. Palin...

I admire her hair much more than Sen. Biden's!