Friday, August 28, 2015

The Caped Lunch Crusader

Funny Friday, August 2015

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by The Bergham’s Life Chronicles.
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1. At least they put my cape on right.

2. Ladies and gentlemen! May I present: The Only Toddler to Clean Her Plate... Ever

3. No. You may not watch TV. I'm eating.

4. What did they put in this? It's delicious!

5. Yep. I'm adorable. The most adorable person to ever adorb. That is all.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Oh Myyy, How Time Flies

Seriously.  What a frakking year!  I'll break it down for ya:
  • Shunt replacement in November of last year
  • Four months later, find out I'm pregnant
  • Miscarry less than 2 months later
  • Pull a muscle in my leg, which leads to finding out I have a blood clot
  • Same leg is plagued by edema
Can we say "take her out back and shoot her - she's lame"?


Tomorrow is my birthday (as in the day after this posts, not the day after I'm writing this)!  We're so broke I'm not even getting a cake... and I love me some cake!  I may have to improvise.

I am getting the best birthday present though.  My kids go back to school on Monday!!  Two in junior high and my baby in 5th grade.  How does that happen!?

This is the year Little Sasquatch went into 1st grade, Quesadilla in 3rd, and Bigfoot in 4th.
We actually got a vacation!!  My parents came down and we spent 5 wonderful days hanging out poolside and having fun at Snowbird.  The rest of them even went hiking to Secret Lake, but didn't quite make it.  Apparently there was an easy route and a hard one - they chose poorly.

I spent my time sleeping, reading, and getting one hell of a sunburn.  For you Game of Thrones fans, my leg (the same one with the edema and blood clot) looks like I have greyscale (minus the grey part).  Oh the peeling!  Chunks so big it looks like I'm skinning myself.  Bleh.


OMG.  My little girl needs a bra.  Quesadilla is 12, dammit.  Curse you, hereditary large breasts!  Ack.  I can't handle the growing and the maturing and the random peeks of adulthood I'm seeing in my kids.  Did I mention taking me out back and shooting me?



Little Sasquatch told me he loves me more than the air he breathes.  I was flattered and horrified at the same time.  Isn't that my line!?

Have you seen the Glidden commercial where they spout off about how beautiful a $50 paint is, then immediately ask if the paint is any less beautiful at the price of $25?  It is a terrible commercial.  I mean, due to time constraints, I don't have time to become investing in the fact the paint is $50, let alone be relieved it is actual $25.  Bad marketing, people.

And why is there even a can of paint costing $50??  It's PAINT.

Yes... I do not have a life outside my home.  This is important to me.



You want to hear something stupid?  I applied for free/reduced lunch for my kids through the school district and was denied.  Why?  Because we (as a household) make less than $3,000 over their income-based monetary chart.  Less than $3,000.


Baking In A Tornado
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Frakkin' A, Double Frakkin'

It's Friday, so ...  Blogging Challenge!  This week is Use Your Words, where participating bloggers pick 4 - 6 words or short phrases for someone else to use in a post.  The blogger must use each word/phrase at least once and each post will be unique, as each blogger gets their own set of words.  

Here's the twist: no one knows who got their words, until now.  Make sure you stop over and visit the other blogs featuring this challenge (links at the bottom)!




My words are: rain, door, missed opportunities, coffee, mile
Submitted by: The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Ugh.  Time is moving too fast!  I started this post early, but then put it on the back burner and forgot about it, like two-day old coffee.  I mean, talk about missed opportunities.  This post could have been great!

Instead it's all doom, gloom, and rain storming in my head and my brain is a mile away.

Sorry this is short, but here's the door to people better equipped to entertain than me:

Baking In A Tornado

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Price of Food Porn

Where in the hell did the year go!?  August already.  Not that I'm complaining completely - the kids go back to school soon!  But, before that happens...

It's Friday and you know what that means!  Time for a blogging challenge: Secret Subject Swap. This week 16 bloggers braved the unknown by coming up with a secret subject for another blogger, while getting one in return.  No one knows who got what... until now!


My Subject isYou've chosen to accept a challenge from a billionaire. For six months, you're only allowed to eat from a list of ten foods/dishes. If you successfully only eat those ten foods, you'll be rewarded with $1 billion tax-free USD. You may also pick two beverages other than water. What are your picks? Do you think you'll be successful? (Hint: You can say cheeseburger rather than ground beef. Be as specific as you want. Cheeseburger and fries would count as two).

For some reason, as I was thinking about this prompt, I got it into my head it was only for a month.  Six months... that's a whole other story.  Or maybe not.  Changing my mindset on the length of time didn't change my mind on the foods I would put on my list of ten,

Here's the list, in all its delicious glory.

Yogurt Parfaits: the breakfast of champions!  It wouldn't do to put yogurt and granola (my usual breakfast) on the list, because it takes up two spots on the list.  Parfaits solve the problem.  Just think: creamy vanilla yogurt, fresh berries, and crunchy granola, all in one cup.  Yummy!

Ham and Turkey Sandwich: this has to come from a specific place, which makes it count as one item.  There is this sub shop in my city which makes the best sub sandwiches ever - The Philadelphia Sub Shop (and no, I don't live in PA).  Bread baked fresh every day, stuffed full of sliced ham and turkey, lettuce and pickles, slathered with mayo and mustard, sprinkled with oil, vinegar, and oregano - it's literally the best sandwich I've ever had.

The next two are from the same place: CafĂ© Zupas.  If you don't have one in your area, I suggest you petition for one.  Soup, Salad, and Sandwiches.  Mmm mm mmmm.

Mangoberry Salad: you can't go wrong with this salad, unless you don't like fresh, plump, juicy berries and tart mango.  It has strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, and cinnamon almonds atop a bed of mixed greens and drizzled with mango-yogurt dressing.  To. Die. For.

Nuts About Berries Salad: This salad is much like the Mangoberry, but instead of mangoes, they added raspberries and blackberries aside the strawberries, blueberries, and cinnamon almonds.  Same mixed greens, but with a poppyseed dressing.  I would kill for this right now!

And since we're on the topic of salads, how about a...

Chef Salad: one can't forget to add protein to the diet.  Hard boiled eggs, ham, turkey - that about covers it.  Throw in some crisp cucumber slices and top it with ranch dressing = perfection!

Chicken Alfredo Pizza: has to come from Brick Oven.  Chicken, smoked ham, bacon, and mushrooms in a creamy Alfredo sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan-Romano cheese, all on a thick crust of deliciousness.  Yeah, I'm down with that.

Truffle Mac: the only place I've had this is at Noodles and Company, but isn't on their every day menu.  It's a white cheese sauce, topped with shredded Parmesan cheese and mushrooms, then drizzled with truffle oil.  Literally heaven in your mouth if done right.  O. M. G.

On to dessert!

Butterfingers Ice Cream: why?  Because it's delicious and I'm craving it right now.  Besides - Butterfingers.

Triple Chocolate Brownies: do I really need to explain brownies??  No.  No I do not.

Last, but certainly not least, I'll need something to snack on in my down time.

Theater Popcorn: buttery, salty, crunchy popcorn, hot and fresh from the local movie theater.  Yum!

Now, I've been allowed two drinks aside from H₂O.  That's easy: Pepsi™ with Real Sugar and Moutain Dew™ Baja Blast.

With a list like that, there is no way I'd fail.  Bring on my billion dollars!

Now, to find something to eat...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Slinging Bull

Funny Friday, July 2015

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Sanity Waiting to Happen.

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1. I think I smell bull shit.

2. I'm trying to see things from your point of view, but your giant ass is blocking the view!

3. Laugh it up, fuzzball!

4. Not the best advertising - selling real meat, but having a fake cow in the back...

5. Get your butt outta my face! (Get your face outta my BUTT!)

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