Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday 9....
and Stuff

1. In romance, have you ever been stuck in the middle with someone?
I guess not....since I am not sure what this means.

2. Which current commercial is the currently most annoying to you on TV or radio?
I do not watch TV or listen to the radio for the most part anymore. I see commercials on programs I watch on the internet...but don't pay much attention. I did get annoyed by a person who likely took a commercial out of context recently (their interpretation was super-lewd).

3. What do you think is the most difficult task when it comes to Spring cleaning?
My Spring Cleaning starts today. The most difficult task will be hard to reach areas (dusting some of the ceilings, checking expiration dates on the really high cereal shelf, vacuuming refrigerator coils,etc.).
---I like a blog series entitled "52 Weeks of Organizing" and I also like Better Home and Garden's ideas for organizing your pantry by zones.

4. What area is your expertise in?
Research.

5. Have you ever bumped into a former lover and found out they were now gay or straight depending on your relationship with them?
No.

6. When was the last time that you got stabbed in the back?
This is ongoing. I have a person who routinely takes my ideas, expounds on them and passes them off as entirely their own so that another person will think highly of them as a mentor. I guess the person doing this either doesn't realize that this is not ethical or doesn't think I will notice. It hurts my feelings but would cause more drama than it is worth if there was a confrontation. Ironically, I would give most of the ideas freely if asked. Typing this was therapeutic.

7. For a few years in a row, you receive a nice tax refund: do you make an adjustment with your payroll deduction so they’ll take less, or do you leave it that way so that you can continue to receive the big check every spring?
It depends on where we are at in our monthly bills. I have tried both of these and each worked out well for that timeframe.

8. Do you remember the most naughty night of your life? (And do tell a bit, if comfortable)
I don't answer these kind of questions. I am married and I would hope that the most wonderful night of my life is always yet to come.

9. How would you handle yourself if you were regularly in the press and tabloids?
Honestly, I would likely start playing mind games with the idiots following me around...and suing a lot. Paparazzi disgust me.

Participate in Saturday 9. :-)

Friday, March 23, 2012

THURSDAY THIRTEEN.....

1. Pizza Arizona:


I am proud of this photo...and it turned out really well for being on a cell phone.

Last month, we tried a pizza recipe that I found on Epicurious.com. The recipe for Pizza Arizona first appeared in the June 2002 issue of Bon Appétit. We used a good amount of fresh cilantro (probably more than what the recipe called for). Walmart did not have chipotle salsa, so we just used regular. I like crusts with a little cornmeal on the bottom and this had just the right amount.
-----Little One had some of the inside of the crust heel...and was very happy about this. This was a part with no salsa,etc.
-----I was having a humorous conversation with Husband this week; Little One is very into drums,trying to get into peoples' pockets and pizza. I jokingly made the observation that, if patterns continued this way, Little One was going to grow up to be a drummer, a pickpocket and obsessed with pizza. Husband, of course, latched onto the last part and asked me if Little One was "going to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?" :-)

2. Bluestbutterfly's Valentine:


(post)Valentine 2012
Chocolate Truffles from Husband


3. February Thrift Window-Shopping:

Music teacher?

This is the second time I have seen wooden shoes placed in the kitchen and serving stuff.

I would have liked having the money to buy this.
It just speaks to me somehow.
The lady had a considerable amount of dust in her lap.

4. A Snowy Promise.....

I have made a commitment to try photographing the beauty of the snow whenever I see it. :-) Bbelow are snow photos from March 2012...so far.

The hedge gets pretty icicles.

 Majestic.

Frosty.

It's the little things.
I was happy to find that my shoes have snowflakes on the bottom.

5. Zoo Trip- March 2012






6. Spring Grove Cemetery-August 2011
Cincinnati.




7. 100 Books to Read in Kindergarten

8. Blog Finds:
-----Guilty Kitchen
-----On My Plate

9. Recipes:
-----Papaya Smoothies. Pretty simple...blended with some other fruit.
-----Honey and Saffron Cake
-----Cherry Almond Muffns
-----Indonesian Lamb Curry
-----Chicken Jerusalem
-----Roasted Chicken and Jerusalem Artichokes



10.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”
-Audrey Hepburn

11. Food...News and Fact. 
-----Orange juice prices will not rise as much as it was speculated.
-----27 foods that can trigger migraines.

12. So, what is it the year of?
An atheist and agnostic group are suing Pennsylvania for declaring 2012 the "Year of the Bible."
They also claim to take issue with content in the Bible, including "violent, sexist and racist models of behavior that FFRF members find personally repugnant."
"(This content) potentially could encourage persons who rely on them to act in a manner harmful to them and others," the lawsuit claims.

13. My Dream House Stuff:
-----Tips to combat predators in your backyard fish pond.
-----Beautiful idea for something like a gazebo.
-----European Antique Pine Warehouse

This post is a work-in-progress. :-)

:-)



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