Saturday, December 02, 2006


Oh boy! I must be in the bigtime now! Someone at THE Microsoft googled ME. Yep, got no clue how or WHY, but whatever floats their boat. I have to say that I was pretty surprised when I noticed. Yes, I AM addicted to sitemeter and would say that it is quite a useful blogtool. Especially when I wanna know if and when one of my friends or family logs onto my blog, I can tell...and they cannot lie and say they did read something when they didn't.

Luckily I have no haters of my blog so far. Not like montchan *snicker* she got 2 smacks from I talk 2 much. At least SHE has been reviewed, they haven't even bothered to so much as look at my blog, yet. I'm certain they will hate it with all the pink and long sidebar, etc. Not to mention long posts and nothing content of note. But that's ok, this is more for me than them. So, montchan, I hope Ms. Bitchy goes and picks up an ugly guy when she hits the bars this weekend and gets the clap, or some other nasty disease....perhaps a little syphilis will go a long way *evil grin*.

Greatest Movie I've ever seen....The Prestige

Oh yes, The Prestige is TRULY the most diabolical movie. Filled with incredible twists and turns, and guaranteed to give you the shivers.

Last night, C~ decided to take me to the movies. A notable event to be sure, since going to the movies over here in Oz can be a pretty expensive adventure. I was quite excited! hey I was going to see Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in one movie. WOW!

But of course, some teenage girls decided they MUST ruin our movie watching "experience". Screw THAT, I thought as they sat throughout the beginning previews constantly chattering like magpies; and when the movie started, I nicely turned around and asked them to be quiet since the movie had started. They proceeded to make fun of the "old lady" in front of them. A few moments later, I asked nicely again for them to please be quiet so we could at least hear the movie. Oh no, they just twittered away making snide remarks.

So, I calmly got up even though I was fuming. I'm certain the steam could be seen coming out of my ears! I asked to see the manager and then explained to her what was going in and I expected that she would probably go in and tell them to be quiet. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! She hauled the entire row of gawking giggling girls OUT. I was dumbfounded! I guess she took my complaint pretty seriously, which I totally did not expect. Well, hopefully the teeny boppers will think twice about making fun of some other "old lady" again.

All I can say is that if you want to be thoroughly astounded at a movie, then go see The Prestige. It was great! Oh and here's a link for IMDB, but don't go there unless you wish to see a bit of a spoiler!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Men with Cramps...

ooooooooooo kay. Why did I bring this up? Probably because I have cramps too. Also because When I opened the page of my yahoo group an ad was at the top and although I generally never click on ads, this one just begged me to. I'm guessing this is some kind of sick joke. At least I hope it is. But I really do NOT need to know how Men With Cramps shaped our history. Someone is playing a sick joke on the poor unsuspecting women of this world.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Thanksgiving aftermath

Oh yes, there was an aftermath, and I suffered greatly! Oh MY! I had an interview on Monday morning at 7:30 and didn't think I was going to make it. Thank God I'd showered and washed my hair Sunday night after all the rellies left. I could barely see straight. My feet are still killing me. Egads, even my hands hurt.

I cooked from 9:30 am Sunday morning until 6:30 pm Sunday night when the first guest arrived. There were orignally supposed to be 12, but ended up being 10, which seemed somewhat more manageable, though it truly didn't make any difference, except in how many leftovers there were.

I think it was a hit, the only thing not really eaten was the salad, But that's okey dokey. The FIL hit the leftover mashed potatoes and dressing like he'd been in jail and starving for the last 10 years. I counted 3 completely full SKILLETS! about 2 inches deep that he ate within the course of one day...Don't ask me why he didn't use the microwave. Ah well they were meant to be eaten.

The best part though was the broken airconditioning! Yep. I cooked all day with only a couple of fans and the windows all open, with the outside temp about 80 degrees with around 75% humidity. Can you imagine what it felt like inside the kitchen? That's why we had dinner after dark, so it would at least be cool enough to sit and eat a hot meal.

I was really surprised at how good I did, though. This was the first time I'd ever made cornbread dressing, and I had to make my own "poultry seasoning" to use in it. Honestly, it was great, still not as good as my mom's but still quite edible. C~ wanted some with apples in it cuz he thought they would be good, I dunno because I didn't bother to taste it. But lots of people ate it. So I'd made 1 large batch and 1 small one for C~. I even toasted and caramelised some pecans with the apples for it...nice touch *grin*. I only wish i'd picked up some chestnuts instead when I saw them on sale last week. It's been ages since I've had sage & chestnut stuffing.

....And speaking of food, it's time for a turkey sandwich for supper. So, until next time when I have something infintely more interesting to's sending you some mashed potato wishes and turkey filled dreams.