Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My kind of murphy's law -

 When you feel strangers pain in a work bathroom when the automatic sinks and towel dispensers seem to be mocking you. And you joke about how you need to be a sink ninja to keep the water running to wash your hands and help them get their sinks started, and then show them how to "kick start" the towels with a pseudo round house, it will be an important partner of the company's entourage and you come face to face with the laughing important partner who is watching your silly antics as you head out the door.  Sigh.... Always so graceful and eloquent, that is me.




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Healthy Eating - Polenta Surprise


1/3 C precooked polenta
1 tsp butter
4 Sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 C spinach
1 clove garlic, minced 
3 TBSP canned peas
2 TBSP canned corn
1 oz crumbled queso fresco
1/4 C tomato sauce 
1 Italian chicken sausage, sliced 

Put butter in skillet and crisp up sliced polenta, and place on plate or in bowl. Sauté veggies till warmed. Dump on top polenta. Crumble cheese on top. Warm sausage & sauce in pan and pour over rest of dish and enjoy!

469 calories, 24 G protein, 52 G carbs, 20 G fat

Can make lighter with Pam spray, not butter and different sauce or sausage. Tasty and very filling - I could not eat it all! 
 



Friday, January 11, 2013

Things that creeped me out while shopping...the Asian Market edition

I love Asian Markets. Heck, I love any kind of ethnically diverse store. But they leave a lot of opportunities for items to creep me out. Here are some the hubby and I have come across in recent months.


Flava Flave's Russian brother has found a job selling mustard. I think I'll pass on the "mustard mayo spread."
 
 
Love beef and fruit roll ups? Now you can have them together in one fruit meaty snack!
 

 
Baby bologna - now with more REAL baby! (The 3 roll, in the secod pic looks like a baby Donald Trump - it puts hair on your head!)
 
 
I admit, I really wanted to pass these out for Halloween. maybe nexct year. tasty dried whole fish snacks!
 
 
Nothing says "Yum, I wanna drink you!" like the name Sac Sac!
 
The hubby holding a fruit of doom. They smell like butt, taste like kerosene and have ther texture of snot.  Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT ingest a Durian. I tried one once without warning.  One of the few things I've actually spit across a room and gagged on. YUCK!
 
 

This hardened brown sugar candy was the size of my entire hand. Take that Jawbreakers!
 
 
I admit, I wanted to liberate all these little guys. I know they're tasty, but they looks so sad in their display case. I didn't feel like getting arrested though. Poor froggers.
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Illustration Friday - Edge

This is my submission for last week's Illustration Friday topic, Edge.


Friday, December 07, 2012

Things that creeped me out while shopping...


I'm always fascinated by the random things that catch my eye in retail stores. A shopping trip to my fave big-box retailer yesterday, was too good not to share. Here's a few things that creeped me out!
 
 
Henna I can understand, but placenta! Gee, I've always dreamt of that "I just washed by hair with afterbirth" look for my hair and now I can finally get it for the bargain price of $0.98! 
 
 
I confess, I sniffed socks at the store They still had the sticky wrapper on them, so hopefully I didn't inhale scaley bits of human toe jam. Who can resist the siren call of "Aromatherapy liners" aka - socks that might smell like old lady Avon potpourri till this first wear and wash. Who are these marketed to?  This sounds more like something you'd put in your underwear, not your shoes. And just who is going around sniffing people's feet to make scented footwear a necessity. Wash your feet and mind personal space! If someone asks to smell my foot they deserve the torment they get.
 

I think they spelled the name of these wrong. It's SATAN, not Santa. Now you too can have nightmares about your snack cakes. Send them to school with your kid so they can connect with fellow demon worshippers in a non-threatening way!  Last time I checked the jolly fat man had rosy cheeks, but didn't look like he'd been skinned. Let me guess....  you have "Star of David Brownies" for Hanukkah as well, they just happen to look more like a pentagram. Little Debbie, I'm disappointed and a bit creeped.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A very belated haunt season summary

 For the second year in a row, I worked as an actress at Forsaken Haunted House in Mentor, Ohio. It's my sanity-saving fun! This year I was also a makeup artist, and had the opportunity to represent the haunt on the Fee's Kompany morning show at Q104. Here are some photos from this year's fun and festivities.
 
 

Before the Better in Mentor Days parade


2012 Cast Photo

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

exploding dog butts aren't fun...

Poor Gato, our 10 month old boxer lab mix was not feeling well last night. He gave my hubby some on-the-job parental training by exploding excrementorily on the faux wood kitchen floor. He then went on his merry way and proceeded to act like nothing was wrong. So what did the hubby do?  Continued to let him play in the house.

We've all had those days where we were sick and weren't quite sure if we could trust a fart. Well, with dogs, they don't know quite what to do when that happens, so they let'r rip!

You only get lucky to have poop on a hard surface once. Next bomb went off in our carpeted living room. Now we have a stinky carpet to shampoo, a frustrated/grossed out hubby and a dog who looks miserable and sad. (but at least now he's in his crate where we can contain the epidemic.)

Let's hope a day of no solid food, lots of water and some canned plain pumpkin do the trick!


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