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Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sail..

We've been watching "Vikings" on the History Channel,
and they just happen to use one of my favorite
songs during the show previews.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Keep an eye on this one.. : )..

He's definitely going places..
36 NFL Teams sent scouts to watch him play..
About 5 or 6 of them have had him
stop by for private workouts..
Including the Pittsburg Steelers,
New York Giants and...
Yay!!!!
The Kansas City Chiefs!
It's my wine mobbin' friend's
son who is fresh out of his senior year in
college, and is being promoted by agents
and will hopefully be a part of this year's draft.
Go Andy!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jazz!

 Caught up with some great friends
at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen
at the Legends Mall in Kansas tonight..
 We had alligator bites,
which kind of tasted like clams..
 We made our friend Angie try some..
Lol..  This was the before picture..
She wasn't too keen on trying alligator.. 
And probably less keen after she tried it..
Ha!  It really wasn't too bad, kinda yummy!
 We found out that our waiter only moonlighted
as one a couple days of the week..
His real job?
He's a firefighter.
: ).. Right on..
And also kind of appropriate that we were
hanging out with the woozy co-worker
that started all of our firefighter obsessions..
 Yikes!  I had the Shrimp Czarina,
which was delishus, but whew!
SPICY!!  I should have remembered to have them
go a little light on the Cayenne Pepper..
And to top it all off?
One of our friends won a free order
of beignets with her Front Flip iphone app.
Deeeelishus!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ladies Night with the Wine Mob..

 Well said..
Lol..
: )..
 Most definitely..
: )..
 Ooooh, my sweet red friend, Lucky Pierre,
how I've missed you..
Hung out with three of our wine mob
tonight at Belvoir Winery's
Ladies Night..
This is the winery that used to be a home for
orphaned boys, indigent people and the elderly
back in it's day and the one that is rumored
to be haunted..
I'm thinking these precious, small flowers
are a ghostly apparition..
 
Definitely a great evening..
We missed some of our other wine mob
friends, but we muddled through it!
Lol.  Great weather to boot!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jurassic Park 3D?! : O...

 Jurassic Park...
 In 3D?!
 
I don't think so...
Not when I could wake up to this
standing over me at any given time!
 Looks vicious, doesn't she?!
 Look at those choppers!!
And oooooh, whatta suhweet little puppy!
And..  Umm..  Mulitply that by three..
Jurassic Park 3D?
I live that every single day of the year.
Lol.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Shoppin.. Shoppin.. Shoppin..

 At Fence Stile Winery
during a wine mob meeting..
I couldn't agree more.
 Found at one of our local Hyvee Grocery Stores..
Sounds delish..
Until I realized it was $8.00.
Lol.  Still sounds good.  : )..
Lol.  Larry the Cable Guy branching out..
He's got three or four flavors,
including BBQ Ribs.
Alrighty then!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Snoooooow.. Again..

Good news though, had to clean our satellite dish
again, and it only took five throws this time,
got two direct shots right in the middle.
Yay!  : )..

Friday, March 22, 2013

Winner, Winner, Chick..Err.. Reuban Fritter Dinner..

Last year on May 14th, someone stole my husband's
semi truck that we had bought and paid for in full, and had
just recently rebuilt the entire engine at considerable cost.  : (.. 
After a couple months of haggling with our
insurance company, we finally got our insurance money.
 I know that it was pretty depressing to have his entire business
stolen right out from under him.
 
Our solution?
We've been thinking that a restaurant might be a viable idea.
He's a terrific cook, his chicken is definitely finger-lickin
good, so good that you want to lick everyone else's fingers too.
 
Soo, after watching several episodes of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives,
and a whole host of other Food Network shows,
he's actually considering the whole cooking dealio.
I told him that no one could actually steal this business and haul
it off.  Ha.  Anyway, here's a deeelishus looking dish
that was on one of tonight's Triple D episodes.
 
It's a yummy sounding Reuben Fritter dish.
I love Reubens, but they are messssssy!
Reuben balls?  Right on!
Count me in!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Groundhog is sooo wrong..

Most people around these parts wanna find him
and teach him a lesson.
Lol.
On a positive note..
I'd rather have snow than tornadoes.
 
I've never kept track on how many times
Puxatawney Phil is right,
but the past three years,
he's been wrong, wrong, wrong.
He saw his shadow during the last two years,
and we've had early, warm Springs.
This year?  Nuttin.
And this is what we have on March 21st.
 
'Nuff snow.
More than 'nuff.
Dusting today.
Six inches due on Saturday.
Nooooooo.
No more snow.
I'm done with snow this year.
Zzzt.
Done.
Shh.
Done.
No mas.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I.Am.Going.To.Snap...

American Idol's Beatles night?
Great?
Yeah..
American Idol's doing the Beatles tonight Kree did With A Little Help From My Friends and did a killer job and she really did a great job because American Idol is doing the Beatles songs tonight, who sang that one from the Beatles.. Aww.. Emmy's soo cute she's got this perfect little dark stripe down her back and she's such a sweet little dog and it reminds me of a skunk, I think skunks are cute, don't you..  I wish that I had a skunk jacket with white stripes on the lapels, wouldn't you want one of those..  You wouldn't..  Really.. You don't think that skunks are cute..  Are you crazy..  Skunks are great.. Burnell's never HEARD of the Beatles..  Are you kidding me..  What kind of person has never heard of the Beatles..  Are you serious..  How can you get that far on American Idol and never have heard the Beatles..  Have you heard of the Reverend Al Green..  Marvin Gaye..  They are great..  How can you never have heard of the Beatles..  Let it be, let it be, oh let it beeeeeeeeee(oh)eeee, let it beeeeee..  How can you never hear of the Beatles..  (Something about a Beatles song that I've never heard..)..  (my) ..  Rocky Racoon..  That's a great Beatles song.. (grrrrrrrrrrrrr.. you're a bad puppy! you think you are big and bad.. you're a bad boy!  grrrrrrrrr..  that's MY tennis ball..  grrrrrrrrr.. you think you can growl at me...)  Something more about the Beatles..  Another alternate song being sung..  Another dog growl (gosh) BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!!  Grrrrrrr..  Something about Nicki Minaj..  Something about another Beatles song..  Grrrrrr..  Scratch, scratch, scratch - stop scratching my arm Fergus!!  BARK! BARK! BARK! (i.am.going.to.snap..)
 
Do they have an off button?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Why U Not Go To Work?

My dogs this morning..
Not sure if they were happy it's my day off..
Or mad that they didn't have the bed to themselves..
Lol..

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Aha! Found my pot of gold..

 I found my pot of gold at the end of a rainbow..
It was sleeting outside..
And it was wine mobbin inside..
Nuttin like a pot of gold Enticement
to make a great day with
great friends even better!
: )..


Friday, March 15, 2013

My Little Black Crow Video..



I love "Little Black Crow" by the Divine MAGgees, but there wasn't
a video out there for it.  It's one of my absolute favorite Pandora
finds.  This is a video that I created with my computer's movie maker.
I'll fiddle with the end and add some more pics, but here's what I've
got so far.  Not too shabby for only my second video that I've created.
Hope ya enjoy it like I do.  : )..

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

OOOOH Yeah!!!

I thought the Chiefs signing Dwayne Bowe to another five year contract
was going to make me happy this year.
Wait!!  It just got even better!!
 
Oooooh yeah!!!
The Chiefs just signed Chase Daniel, former MU Tiger Quarterback
from 2008 as a backup QB..
Whut??!!
 
OOOOH Yeah!!!!
 
I am a Tiger fan!
I am a Chase Daniel fan!
I am a KC Chiefs fan!
Put them all together??
This is going to be a great year!!
 
Aww.  Wait.
 
You should see the KU fans moping around,
leaving derogatory messages on the news webpage about this..

JohnJackson
Early April Fools Joke? I hope so!!!!!!

JeremyLing
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse! A former Missouri quarterback that's as bas as Blaine Gabbert. Great move!! LOL
 
What was my response?
Ha!
 
Hmm, I'm betting you all are KU fans. I seem to remember Chase Daniel doing fairly well as the Tiger's quarterback. I can't recall who won the MU/KU game that year.... Umm.. Oh yeah. It wasn't the Jayhawks. I'm also betting that QB is still picking the divot out of his helmet.

----------

Ooooh the debate has already started. Hmm. Lol. Dang KU fans. Ooh, by the way, the Chiefs play on the MO side of the state line. Better luck next time boys. : )..
 
And..  To back that up?
Here's a pic of their quarterback..
What's his name?
Oooh, yeah, Todd Reesing..
Don't worry.
That brown thing stuck to the right side of his helmet?
That was his MU souvenier that he took home from the MU / KU Border War
from that fateful game in 2008.
The one where MU won after sacking him in his own end zone
for a safety!  Ha!  They buried his helmet in the grass
and he had a little somethin stuck in it..
Oooh, but where is Todd Reesing now?
The CFL.
NFL?
AFL?
Nope.
CFL.
That's the Canadian Football League.
Where was Chase Daniel?
The NFL.
First in Washington.
Next in New Orleans.
Now??
KC baby!!!
OOOOH Yeah!!!
 
Go Chase!!
Go KC!!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

One of my favorite songs from Pandora..

 
 
 
 
On another note..
After eleven work days in a row,
I have one day off tomorrow..
Then back to work..
Whew.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Smokin Guns and Sweet Tator Fries.. Oooh My!

Ooh yeah..
Guy Fierri..
Diners, Drive Ins and Dives..
In North Kansas City at
Smokin Gun's BBQ..
Dutch wanted to try them out after
seeing this clip from 2010..
Sooo..
What's for dinner tonight?

 Burnt Ends soaked in Au Jus..
And some sausage and ham,
with Sweet Tator fries..
I love Sweet Tators,
and I really love Sweet Tator fries..
: )..
Sooo..
Dutch asks, as he grabs another one of 
my precious sweet tator fries,
"Whaddya think?"
I'm thinkin you better stop eating my
sweet tator fries or that eastern diamond
rattlesnake bite from years ago won't be the
only reason that you lost part of a finger
in North Kansas City, MO.

That story later.
Lol.
Great dinner though!
Yummy!
Definitely Triple D worthy.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Poor Little Milo..

 Our middle puppy..
  Who broke three toenails..
 Had been doing so well..
Until the other night when he and Fergus,
the puppy, were acting crazy and bouncing
around and jumping on and off the bed
after I came home from work,
and..
Milo got another one of these..
Ouch!  Another broken toenail..
Poor little Milo!
Ouchies!
He hobbled around that night and couldn't
get comfy, kept twitching that foot..
Until we took him to see their "Aunt Chelsea",
our friend and groomer,
who trimmed his broken nail down and
put some superglue on it.
He's better and playing again..
But poor little boy..
Hope he's done with those for a while!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

My AI 2013 Pick..

I'm rooting for Candice this year.
I know a lot of people think Angea Miller will win, 
But I'm not as enamored by her.
Candice can sing circles around her.

I'm glad Kree made it as well, and I love Amber.
I still love Lazaro, but I'm picking Candice overall.
It's going to be a great season for sure.
: )..

And, yup, I'm still hearing comments about Nicki Minaj.
Who IS she?  What has SHE done?  Blah, blah, eye roll, blah.Lol.  Apparently enough to get on the Idol panel.  Nuff said.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I Don't Like Spam.. Ok.. Yes I do.. : )..

I'm not big on spam in my mailbox,
on my facebook page, or
on my blog, but luckily, Blogger
does a great job of blocking it.
 
Case in point:
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(Lol. I love using Blogger, they block this but send me the emails so I can giggle.)
 
Yeah.. I'll be sure to check out that web page..
Whateva spammer..
Be gone..
 
But seriously..
I like Spam..
I don't sleep a lot at night after fighting
for a spot on the bed with three snarling,
darling little Cairn Terriers
who bark at any noise they hear and then
bark at each other for barking.
 
I don't have a lot of time after I wake up,
make something for breakfast,
get ready for work and get out the door..
I don't have time to cook bacon or sausage,
unless it's the yummy link sausage..
Sooo, what to do, what to do, what to do?
 
This morning, it was Spam's turn.
Cubed and sauteed with some onions..
Add my scrambled eggs..
 Toast some bread, add some strawberry
jelly, and toss it on a paper plate.
Glass of milk?  I was good to go.
Quick, easy and yummy! 
I like Spam.  : )..


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Skuh-wee..

Umm..
Yes!
Please!
Stat!
Vite! Vite!
What is that?
Snickers Cupakes.
Could it get any better than that?
Can we say "Squeeeeeeee?!"
I sure can!


Monday, March 4, 2013

shhh...

If it weren't for Pandora and my itunes music
on my phone, I probably would have
lost my mind today.
Too much audible stimulation from dogs,
cats, co-workers and the spouse.
Hi.  Have you all met me?
I'm the one who hates noise.
shh.
If it wasn't for the likes of Ben Harper
and his smooth sounding music,
I would be a quivering ball of jello.
Thank you Ben.
You are awesome.
Thank you Pandora.
Thank you ITunes.
Thank you Apple.
Ahh.
Peace and quiet.
And soon..
Mike & Molly.
Lol.
I love that show.
: )..


Friday, March 1, 2013

The Great Seafood Chimichanga Debacle of 2013..

I love seafood chimichangas..
I reallllllly love seafood chimichangas..
Soooo..
 Imagine cutting into the flaky, cheesy
fried tortilla to discover....
Beef?
Wha?
Huh?
Noooooooooooo!
 noooooo
 Aha!  Right order..
"You take home the wrong one.."
K..  Noo problemo..
All that and some Very Happy Custard,
makes for a very happy day..
 
(Very Happy Custard
"aka"
Sheridan's Malt with
heath bar and graham cracker..)
Snowing?
Pish.
No problem.
: )..
Veeeeery Happy Custard.
Yeah.
It was just like that.
: )..