I want to go to the Waverly Louisville Sanatorium so bad. Not
because I have tuberculosis, but because this seems like a particularly awesome
place to visit. I’ve already started
planning a vacation. My partner just
looks at me and shakes her head, but she’ll go.
I’m pretty persistent and it is just easier to go to the sanatorium than
keep listening to me. I’ll keep you
posted about our plans, but we ARE going.
I made this for breakfast today…along
with our standard Lord’s Day Bloody Marys.
This is a really easy and tasty
breakfast. Go make it. Right. Now.
1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury Grands Jr. Golden Layers refrigerated biscuits
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 10 regular-size muffin cups with no-stick cooking spray. In skillet, cook bacon until crisp (or use already-cooked bacon). Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk and eggs, beating at low speed until smooth. Stir in Swiss cheese and onions. Set aside. Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 5-inch round. Place 1 biscuit round in each muffin cup; firmly press in bottom and up sides, forming 1/4 inch rim. Place half of bacon in bottom of dough-lined muffin cups. Spoon cheese mixture evenly into cups. Bake 21 to 26 minutes or until filling is set and edges of biscuit cups are golden brown. Sprinkle each with remaining bacon; lightly press into filling. Remove biscuit cups from pan.
I seriously hate dusting. I would
rather clean stadium toilets. Well, not
really, but you get the idea. I know it
needs to be done, but I put it off until I start noticing a layer of dust on the
furniture and then I screw up and try to draw something in that layer. After you do that you have no choice, you
gotta dust. It never takes long to get
that layer because the dogs and the birds are doing everything possible to
create as much dust as possible. They
excel at this task…especially the birds.
The thing about the dusting that is so annoying is usually when I finish
the task and sit down, I notice pet hairs and dust particles gliding by my face
on their way to land on the surfaces I just dusted. It is a vicious cycle.
I use a swiffer duster. The nice
thing about the swiffer duster is it “traps dust and dirt.” The trapping
feature enables me to have a cocktail while dusting. This does bring some solace to an otherwise
mundane task. This is my usual dusting
cocktail. It is important that when
dusting and drinking this cocktail you have reggae music playing. If you have dreadlocks, you can actually dust
by “whipping your hair back and forth.”*
*Disclaimer - It is not wise to
dust the ceiling fan in the whipping your hair back and forth manner. It does not end well. Trust me.
Cut 4-inch length from green end
of 1 onion; slice remaining onions. Beat
cream cheese and 1 1 ¼ cups cheddar with mixer until well blended. Stir in slice onions and peppers. Refrigerate 1 hour. Shape into ball; roll in remaining cheddar. Cut pepperoni into shapes for the
jack-o-lantern’s eyes, nose and mouth; press into cheese ball to make
face. Insert green onion piece into top
for stem. Serve with crackers.
I have always been pretty sure I
could compete on Survivor. The only
thing that would need to change was the actual surviving part. I’d have the mental and social game under
control for sure, but in order to do that, I’d need access to a shower, plenty of
food, cable tv and comfortable seating with reclining options. Additionally, I would need my own
cabin. I don’t want all those other
people around me, bothering me. The
physical challenges would also probably be more fun if they were Wii based with
beers to drink or maybe swimming pool challenges like standing on your head,
holding your breath or funniest dive off the lowest diving board. Golf carts to get us to tribal council are an
important addition, too. That just seems
more conducive to survival than walking.
Clearly, I’d need access to the internettes, as well. That way I could ask people watching what the
other people on the island were doing.
Speaking of the other people on the island, they would not have internet
access, their own cabin, food, showers, etc.
I think it would just be better for me if they stuck to the actual
Survivor formula. Once all these factors
are in place, I feel good about my chances of winning. Perhaps I will make my application video
sometime this week. Wish me luck!
This reminds me of that Allstate Mayhem commercial about the blind spot...only that is a Koala instead of Mayhem, but other than that, the same. In fact, that Koala should be named Mayhem.
I made a new picture.
I got this idea from a show on
Food Network. I was watching it Sunday
with my sister. We weren’t really paying
attention. We were talking about pie and
drinking beer, but I think I got the concept of the dish. It was like an all-in-one dinner. I tried to recreate it. Here is the recipe I came up with…
Super Easy All-In-One Meatloaf
1 pound 85% lean ground beef
1 6-oz package Stove Top chicken flavored stuffing
2 large eggs
Heinz Ketchup (whatever your preference – I think
less is more, but that is just me)
Salt and pepper
Del Monte Cut Green Beans (naturally fresh is
better, but I was going for quick)
Idahoan Baby Reds instant mashed potatoes
(naturally fresh is better, but I was going for quick)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix meat, stuffing mix
and eggs together. Make mini meatloafs
and place in little crocks or ramekins.
Be sure to leave room for green beans and potatoes, but their addition
will come later. Cook meatloaf for about
25 to 35 minutes depending on size.
While meatloaf cooks mix instant potatoes. Once meatloaf is finished take crocks or
ramekins out of the oven and add green beans on the top, salt and pepper to
taste and then top with scoop of mashed potatoes. Change oven setting to broil and broil on
high until potatoes have a nice crispy top.
The largest relay race competition in the world is the Norwegian
Holmenkollstafetten. Traditionally, over
30,000 runners compete. The most
exciting part of the event is always the 4 x 400 meter race. In this race four runners run 100 meters each
and pass a baton. The worst time ever
recorded at this competition was in 1978, but ironically the worst time was
also the winning time that year.
The four runners of that team were the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, a Sleestak and Michael Myers.
The four got together and really wanted to make a name for themselves as
runners. They had a unique baton. It was a large butcher knife. It soon became apparent, due to their
complete lack of any running abilities whatsoever, that they would never perform
at the competitive level. Naturally, they
were all upset, but decided they wouldn’t let this stop them from running at
the Holmenkollstafetten. Their new strategy
was just to kill all of the other runners.
Their strategy worked. It was
messy, but successful because most of the runners lived near water, prehistoric caves, an insane
asylum, or a village. When the race
started there was only one team. The
race took 5 hours, 22 minutes and 8 seconds.
Preparation In a large saucepan, combine
marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted and
blended. Remove from the heat; stir in
cereal. Press into a greased 13 in. x 9
in. dish; cool. Cut into 12 squares and
set aside. Cut a ½ in. piece from the bottom
of each sandwich cookie. Crush removed
cookie pieces; set aside. Write “RIP” on
each cookie, using white decorating gel. Position cereal squares on a
large serving tray. With 2 tablespoons
frosting, form a circle on each cereal square; top each with a decorated
cookie. Sprinkle reserved crumbs around
tombstones; add Halloween sprinkles.
Place two spoonfuls of clear corn
syrup into a cup. Add 1 spoonful of
water. Stir with a toothpick. Add 2 drops of red food coloring. Stir again with toothpick. Pour mixture into a Ziploc baggie. Add 3 pinches of cornstarch and 2 pinches of
cocoa to mixture in baggie. Squish the
cornstarch and cocoa into the mixture.
Presto you have fake blood!
I’m really not the type of person
who thinks everything is about them.Although I do think I’m personally responsible for some weather
patterns, making street lights change, Evel Knievel’s failed jump over Snake
River Canyon and the creation of really good movies and television
shows...other than that though, totally not about me.So it is weird how much I think I’m
personally responsible for Oklahoma’s heartbreaking loss to Texas Tech last
night.As we’ve mentioned before, I’m
responsible for some weather patterns.Yesterday afternoon I wore an Oklahoma pullover coat.It wasn’t coat weather.I needed short sleeves.I was really hot.Once we got to Memorial Stadium to see the
game, I was roasting and getting annoyed.Something needed to give.I got a
little overzealous in my attempt to cool down the temperatures and an enormous
rainstorm hit the area.There was
lightning and hail, but it did get cooler…until we all had to get out of the
rain and go inside the stadium.This was
not pleasant.I don’t really like people
that much and I really don’t like being that close to that many people.Some of them were stinky and many looked
funny.My OCD was hitting explosive
levels.I wanted a fire hose so
bad.I felt like if I had one I could
turn it on, spin around quickly in a circle and clear myself an appropriate
personal space zone.The real injustice
was there was also no alcoholic beverages for sale.I can’t properly deal with an apocalyptic-like
setting with no booze.One high point
was this lady who walked by with a plastic bag on her head.
I was at my breaking point and
really wanting to clean something feverishly to deal with the pressure.When I saw medics go by with a stretcher and
come back with a guy who had passed out, I knew it might be time to sacrifice
myself.Death by corndogs and funnel
cake.I had it all planned out.When suddenly at that moment the skies
cleared and we were able to go back to our seats.I felt better about making that storm go away
since I had caused it in the first place.It isn’t always the mistake, but how you deal with the mistake that
matters.Once we got to our seats it was
really quite pleasant…except Texas Tech scored on their first possession, but
then OU answered with a touchdown.Then
is started to get colder and colder and colder and Texas Tech kept
scoring.I began to feel really
bad.If I had dressed appropriately I
wouldn’t have caused the rain and it seemed the rain had really thrown off my
Sooner’s game.They seemed asleep.They did rally in the second half, but two
missed field goals plus all that scoring that Texas Tech kept doing totally
screwed us.The outcome totally sucked,
but it is just a game and what we should really focus on is me.How will I overcome the weather I