Sunday, July 4, 2010

We'll See

I've always hated the response "We'll see." because it ALWAYS meant NO! Growing up, anytime I asked my mother if I could do something or have something, the answer was either a direct "No" or a "We'll see" which was almost worse because I'd get my hopes up and sure enough, eventually, the answer turned out to be NO anyway.

And now my sister has adopted this habit of being non-committal. It drives me crazy! I said to her on Friday - "Next Sunday (meaning a week and 2 days from now) can you come to my house and help me with my closet (this is her birthday gift to me - helping me clean my closet). Her response - "We'll see". I'm thinking - what, do you want to see if a better offer comes along? Now obviously there are a LOT of better things to do than clean a closet out on a Sunday in July, but she uses the "we'll see" for other things too. Had I said "Next Sunday do you want to go to the movies?" the response would have been "We'll see". Just say yes or no, dammit! I've asked her why she doesn't give a definitive answer and she says because she doesn't know what might be going on then. Well duh - if there's some valid reason you can't do something we planned, we just cancel - no big deal. But nope - it's always gotta be "We'll see".

So... will she help me clean out the closet on the 11th?? We'll see!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Faux Filet

MOG is it muggy out!! Everyone was miserable at work today. The heat and muggies just came on too fast - ugh! And to make it worse, I had to cook when I got home! I went food shopping on Friday and there was a sale on Black Angus ground beef for $2.79 a pound. I bought two single pound packages and froze one but the other went into the frig. Well, of course I didn't cook it over the weekend because I was scrapping all day Saturday and lazy all day Sunday! If I didn't cook today, I would have had to toss it out.

So I sucked it up and actually turned on the oven when I got home. I made something called "Faux Filets". They are fake filet mignons made with ground beef. Actually very similar to little mini meatloafs wrapped in bacon. You bake them then broil them. They were quite tasty, even if my kitchen ended up being about a zillion degrees! You can find the recipe at one of my favorite recipe sites -

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Cell Phone

I need a new cell phone. Ok, maybe NEED is too strong a word. The cell I have now works but it's two years old and let's face it, in the world of electronics, that's like.. umm.. well, I can't do the math but - it's old! It's a Blackberry Pearl. I got it two years ago when I was on vacation at the Mall of America. It was everythign I wanted and needed at the time but with all the bells and whistles out there now - well... I NEED a new phone - see what I mean?!

I'm texting a lot more now and this "Crackberry" doesn't have a QWERTY keyboard. What a Pain In The Ass! It's supposed to have an auto-correct, where it "intelligently guesses" the word you're trying to text, you know - to speed up the process. Yeahh.. not so much.

I press g o o d and it gives me "hoof". I ask - which word is more common and makes more sense, good or hoof? I press h e y and it says "get". I can never type "I" - it always comes out at a "U". I'd love to know what the hell language the creator of this auto-correct dictionary speaks cuz it sure as hell ain't English!

I want to stay with T-Mobile because I like my phone number and it's a hassle to change it. I'd have to contact all the guys that never call me anyway and give them my new number in case they decided they want to call me - you know - ust to be safe.

So finding a T-Mobile phone with all the bells and whistles hasn't been easy. The ones I see in Target or Walmart are boring. They don't have any flash or panache to them. I'm not opposed to going to an actual T-Mobile store but I'm not crazy about the locations they're in. I could buy something online but you know how that goes. You're never sure what you're going to get. I'd prefer to have the phone in my hot little hands so I can play with the buttons and stand in the aisle of the store holding the phone to my head pretending like I'm making a call so I can measure how cool I feel with my new phone, you know? lol!

And btw, I'm always accepting donations for things like new phones!! LOL!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dumb Again!

Apparently, I should have named this blog "How dumb am I?" or something equivalent!

So... I like eggs. Yesterday I wanted egg salad with my Dunkin Donuts Cheddar Cheese Bagel Twist (YUMMM!!) I saved from the morning. I remembered reading in the Food Network Magazine that the best way to boil the perfect egg was to put the eggs into boiling water, remove them from the heat and let them sit for 8 minutes. Or something like that. So I decide I'm going to try this "fool proof" method. Apparently, it is NOT fool proof!

First of all, I wasn't thinking about how the water would be BOILING hot so when I put the eggs into the water I wasn't able to "gently lower" them without burning my fingers so I sorta "dropped" them and two of four of them cracked enough for egg white to bubble out of the egg but then because of the boiling water, the white congealed to the egg itself. Kinda gross and cool at the same time! But still - cracked eggs!

Also, I'm not one of these people that happens to keep eggs at room temperature. I don't think I know anyone that does. But recipes often call for room temp eggs - hmm...? With the water at a rolling boil I put my VERY cold eggs in - which of course took the water temp down too far. Duh!

I let my four eggs sit in the water for about 20 minutes, not caring if they were overcooked since I was gonna mash them to smithereens in my egg salad anyway. And here's the big surprise - they were barely soft boiled!!! :-(

No egg salad for me... Yeah - I'm kinda dumb... LOL! But the cats enjoyed their runny egg! LOL!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A poopy thanks

Did you ever think that someone would wave a bag of poop at you and you'd simply nod back instead of being pissed off?? LOL!

The other day a woman was walking her dog and I stopped to let her cross the street in front of me. She lifted her arm/hand to give the recognized "Thank You wave" and I realized she was holding a bag of poop in that hand!! LOL! What is this world coming to? That some woman THANKS me by waving poop in my face and I actually SMILE at her and nod... We're a very weird people...

How Dumb Am I?

Pretty dumb, actually.
I have a website that I pay a monthly fee for yet I create a blog here on a free site because I can't figure out how to fix my damn site! It was hijacked by some nasty bastids but I'm clueless about anything to do with fixing it. (I think I just repeated myself - but whatever! lol).

So here I am, adding my 2 cents to the web.

I just watched several episodes of "Pawn Stars" and I really liked it - yeah yeah, I know - I'm late to the party on this one but what can I say? My TV schedule is very busy.

So this "Pawn Stars" show is like a "modern day" Antiques Roadshow. It's so interesting to see people bring in these items, learn about them and see what they'll get for them. One particular thing pissed me off though was that they paid this one guy $100 for an old Coke case and it turned out to be worth TONS more than that! Poor bastid - he shoulda kept it... Another guy had a really old underwater helmet thingy (I'm so technical!) and the specialist they called in to authenticate and value it said it was worth about $15k. They only gave the guy 8k for it though - not right, I tell ya... just not right.

Time for the Amazing Race!