Saturday, August 21, 2010

Soak Up The Sun :)

"Truth is like the sun. You shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."

-Elvis Presley

The sun came out the last couple days, and the warmth was awesome! Today, the cold weather is back, but there is another warm-up next week! I am focusing on that!



Friday, August 20, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen... Aerosmith

Yeah, I am chilling a bit! God I LOVE Stephen Tyler! Oh, and Valium! And Green Tea Frappuccinos!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grrr... Sarah Palin...!

After Sarah Palin's Twitter crap yesterday, I felt like this video needed to be a part of my entry. Look, Sarah was at her vilest yesterday. Apparently she has never heard of treating others the way she wants to be treated! You know? I really have a hard time believing that our founding fathers had name calling, and hurtful barbs in mind. I don't know, I suppose I could be wrong, but if I am wrong, and they would approve of us slinging such disparities at each other, then AMERICA is not the best country on earth... and it never will be!

The question I have to ask is... Is THIS how you have raised your children Sarah? Do you count name-calling among your family values? If so, fine, do it in your own home, but don't step on clear thinking parents all across America who are working hard to raise fair-minded, responsible children! Sarah, consider your words carefully, would you want someone else messing with your children's morals? Freedom of speech used to hurt others... SAD... OH SO SAD!

Sarah Palin's words...

"Dr.Laura:don't retreat...reload! (Steps aside bc her 1st Amend.rights ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence"isn't American,not fair)"

"Dr.Laura=even more powerful & effective w/out the shackles, so watch out Constitutional obstructionists. And b thankful 4 her voice,America!"

This is all especially confusing, considering what Dr. Laura said about you, after John McCain chose you has his running mate!

"I’m stunned - couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain? I realize his advisors probably didn’t want a “mature” woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age. But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?

-Dr. Laura (Full length article here)


PS: You know, it's really difficult not to hop over to Sarah Palin's Twitter page and leave a "Good Morning Bitch!" Thankfully, I know what the 1st Amendment is about!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WA #331: Pie v Cake

"I'd give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter."


Pie? Cake? Pie and Cake? No, that won't work! It would be way too naughty to choose both... wouldn't it? Yeah, it would!


Reluctantly, I choose Cake! Above you see a Red Velvet cupcake, which I made last Valentine's Day. Black Forest cake is my very favorite type of cake, but to be honest there isn't very many cakes I don't like, with the possible exception of German Chocolate cake. I am not a fan of coconut, even if it is covered in chocolate! LOL. I have been wanting to bake a Lady Baltimore cake for a long time, but just haven't had the chance. It is a rather involved process. If you haven't heard of it, it is usually a yellow cake of several layers, with a wonderful chopped fruit/nut/cream filling. It's a goal at this point. :) Maybe this holiday season will be the right time.

My love of cake, and all things sweet, by the fact that my husband Alan, doesn't like sweets, and he is especially uninterested in cake! In fact he HATES cake. He does, however, make the exception of pie. Yep, I am a cake person, and he is a pie person. Needless to say, I tend to bake more pies then cakes, because it just makes more sense. After all, I don't hate pie, I just love cake more! Above you see my famous, Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. A Thanksgiving tradition! I love to bake, pie, cake, it's all good!

I do have to admit, I really only indulge on special occasions these days. And when I do make something, it is usually sugar-free because I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007. I have found a nice balance with things, and I don't have to cut my sugar consumption back all that much, in fact there are plenty of decadent indulgences available for the Type 2 Diabetic, such as a serving of Chocolate Covered Strawberries. It's true! 4 Chocolate dipped berries, prepared according to most recipes or dipped in Dark Chocolate coating, is about 175 calories! Not bad for a delicious dessert, when you just have to indulge in something wicked! It can keep a gal with a sweet tooth and Type 2 Diabetes sane!

Like I said, it's all good, but really, cake is the best! But if neither cake, nor pie is your favorite, try making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! Here is the recipe, from Diabetic Gourmet.


If you haven't joined in the discussion, you still have time. Just visit the Weekend Assignment blog for all the details! Just click the link below!

Weekend Assignment


Monday, August 16, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #103: Billboards

"On my way here I passed a local cinema and it turned out you were expecting me after all, for the billboards read: The Mummy Returns."

-Margaret Thatcher

EMPS #103: Billboards. NOW CLOSED!
BILLBOARDS, personally speaking I love them, but not everybody does, so, I thought it might be a creative subject to tackle this week! Do you have a BILLBOARD near you that you find interesting or unusual?Great! Let's see it! Do you have a BILLBOARD near you that you find to be an awful eye sore? Show us the BILLBOARD and tell us why you hate it! One thing to keep in mind as you do this challenge, it must be BILLBOARDS you submit... not signs in general! Ok?

Extra Credit: Show us a BILLBOARD from two different categories.

This Monday Photo Shoot assignment closes next Sunday evening at 9:00 PM ET. Please submit your entries by that time by uploading your photo to your blog, journal or website, and then comeback here with the link that goes back to your entry. The link you leave must be to an entry which is specific to this week's assignment. A general link to your site will not work, and HYPERLINKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Also, please include a link in your entry to this photos shoot assignment so that other folks can find us and participate with us. The more the merrier... right? ;)

Linking List for EMPS #102: It's All A Blur 08/09/10

1. Sandy

2. Jama

3. Karen

4. Greg

Okay guys, I will be looking forward to your BILLBOARDS this week. See you next week with an all new assignment and a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Don't forget to check back next Sunday for the BIG news!