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Husband Down August 28, 2010

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SO MUCH FUN SATURDAY – (enjoy your Saturday – the greatest day of the week!)

I’m off to a wedding and reception today. What a nice evening. Seeing two people who have a half and half chance of making it. And the 3 D’s: dinner, drinks, and dancing. Delightful!!! Hope you have a delightful Saturday too!

The definition of a perfect Wife? – one who helps the husband with the dishes…

A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.

‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the wife.

‘They’re on sale, only $10 for 24 cans he replies.

‘Put them back, we can’t afford them demands the wife, and so they carry on shopping.

A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.

What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the husband.

‘It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,’ replies the wife.

Her husband retorts: ‘So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it’s half the price.’

On the PA system: ‘Cleanup on aisle 25, we have a husband down.’

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
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Take a Dip August 21, 2010

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SO MUCH FUN SATURDAY – (enjoy your Saturday – the greatest day of the week!)

It’s a nice hot summer. Why not find a place to go Skinny Dipping at night!
This is a must on a melancholy Saturday night. Throw away your inhibitions and take a dive in your nearest water source. Whether you want to be the next Michael Phelps or Natalie Coughlin, you only live once, so take the plunge!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
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Dirt dirt go away come again another day July 30, 2010

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And we all know it will…

With a party coming up soon, I need to get at cleaning my house. And I just LOVE cleaning…can you hear the sarcasm?

10 Rules Of Housecleaning

Here are some tips to remember, which should make cleaning your house easier–or at least more fun!


1. Don’t vacuum too often— it weakens the carpet fibers. Say this with a serious face, and shudder delicately whenever anyone mentions Carpet Fresh.

2. If disturbed, dust bunnies cannot evolve into dust rhinos. Rename the area under the couch “The Galapagos Islands,” and claim an ecological exemption.

3. Layers of dirty film on windows and screens provide a helpful filter against harmful and aging rays from the sun. Call it an SPF factor of 5, and leave it alone.

4. Cobwebs artfully draped over lampshades reduce the glare from the bulb, thereby creating a romantic atmosphere. If your husband points out that the light fixtures need dusting, simply look affronted and exclaim, “What? And spoil the mood?”

5. In a pinch, you can always claim that the haphazard tower of unread magazines and newspapers next to your chair provides the valuable Feng Shui aspect of a tiger, thereby reducing your vulnerability. Roll your eyes when you say this.

6. Explain away the mound of pet hair brushed up against the doorways by claiming you are collecting it there to use for stuffing hand-sewn play animals for underprivileged children.

7. If unexpected company is coming, pile everything unsightly into one room and close the door. As you show your guests through your tidy home, rattle the door knob vigorously, fake a growl and say, “I’d love you to see our Den, but Fluffy hates to be disturbed, and the shots are SO expensive.”

8. If dusting is REALLY out of control, simply place a showy urn on the coffee table and insist that “THIS is where Grandma wanted us to scatter her ashes.”

9. Don’t bother repainting. Simply scribble lightly over a dirty wall with an assortment of crayons, and try to muster a glint of tears as you say, “Junior did this the week before that unspeakable accident. I haven’t had the heart to clean it.”

10. Mix one-quarter cup pine-scented household cleaner with four cups of water in a spray bottle. Mist the air lightly. Leave dampened rags in conspicuous locations. Develop an exhausted look, throw yourself onto the couch, and sigh, “I clean and I clean, and I still don’t get anywhere.”

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com

 

“Craigslist for Cuisine” Get Leftovers to the Needy? July 29, 2010

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From: Takepart.com

With more than 14 million Americans looking for jobs and shelter, and food pantries reporting greater numbers of families resorting to food aid, it may surprise many people that 1.5 million tons of good food are thrown out annually in the state of California alone.

But business, restaurants, and individuals have few easy options for getting food to the organizations that could put leftovers to the best use for the needy.

Enter Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus. He’s struck on a novel idea: put your leftovers online.

Let’s pass a law that requires restaurants and other food businesses to notify clients that leftover food can be donated to nonprofit organizations rather than be thrown out.

If the client approves (and who wouldn’t?) the business would then post what’s up for grabs, and the time and place it’s available, on a state-run website—a Craigslist for cuisine.

Nonprofit groups that have registered with the program would monitor the site. If they have the capability to safely pick up, transport, and store the food, they’d lay claim to the goodies. First come, first served.

Several cities and states are attempting to pass laws to encourage the public and businesses to donate more food to the needy. At the federal level, the Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act—which passed in 1996—protects individuals and organizations from liability if they donate food to a nonprofit group.

That means that restaurants and caterers couldn’t be held liable if perfectly good leftover banquet food they donated to a shelter went bad and got people sick.

Also, the Los Angeles City Council recently adopted a proposal that requires all city departments—including the massive Los Angeles Convention Center—to create policies that will facilitate the donation of leftovers to organizations that help the needy.

What a awesome idea!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com

 

30 Years on the Job July 8, 2010

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Larry KING – my bestest friend
30 Years at Hewitt Associates

I’ve worked with my good friend Larry for 23 years at Hewitt Associates. We had a little celebration for him at work today. This picture was taken on a Hawaiian vacation he just returned from with his wife of 26 years. Boy in this day and age, it’s just incredible to be able to say you’ve been at your job that long! These celebrities have also weather the years. Larry congratulations, you’re a celebrity in my book!

Dick CLARK
32 Years New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
“You try to stay on top of what’s going on,” says Clark. “I read magazines and I listen to the radio all the time.” Otherwise, “I’m not doing it different. I’m doing the same act.”

Gene SIMMONS
31 Years KISS
“My costume still fits and I wear it with pride,” says Simmons, who’ll tour Australia and Japan with KISS in May. “I look stunning.”

Diane VON FURSTENBERG
32 Years Wrap Dress
“For 10 years I stopped completely,” says the designer, who unfurled her design in ’72. “But I’ve always had my identity with my brand.”

Susan LUCCI
34 Years All My Children
“When I began I was a schoolgirl, so I grew up with Erica Kane,” says Lucci, who won an Emmy after 18 defeats. “She’s such a delicious character.” One of three original cast members, she’s logged roughly 7,000 episodes.

Still working those rubber lips

Mick JAGGER
42 Years Rolling Stones
“A lot of it is just genetics…. In front of an audience, you have a lot more energy than you’d imagine.”

Big BIRD
35 Years Sesame Street
“The technique hasn’t changed a lot,” says Carroll Spinney, the man inside about seven bird suits and on 4,000 shows since ’69. “His eyes move, his beak moves to my voice.”

Garry TRUDEAU
34 Years Doonesbury
“The dress code,” says the cartoonist, “is one of the best aspects of my job.”

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Jurustic Park – Grrrroowwwlll July 7, 2010

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Spiders and dragons and snakes oh my…
Spiders and dragons and snakes oh my…
Spiders and dragons and snakes oh my…For more details see the link below.

I went to my sister’s house in Wisconsin this weekend. Your first question should be Bethsheba did you gain weight? Why yes blog reader, in fact I did. Only tomorrow’s scale will tell but, I feel very confident that I’ve successfully hit my normal 5 pound weight gain for a eating/drinking weekend in cheeseland. What did we eat you ask?

Well let’s begin with the first night. Ribs, coconut rice (one of my recipes we had to adjust because it just didn’t taste coconutty enough), coleslaw (my grandma’s famous recipe-they owned a bar and grill in Ringwood Illinois called Fireside), potatoes with onions, garlic and goat cheese packed in a foil packet on the grill and cherry ice cream. Oh of COURSE beer. Silly you couldn’t possible be allowed into Wisconsin without popping open beerskis. The evening was topped off with some INCREDIBLE fireworks!!!

Day number 2: Giant sub sandwiches with chips. Dinner we resorted to beans and wienies. More ice cream and beer? Yep. The 4th of July on Lake DuBay was windy and rainy. Sorry Charlie – no more fireworks for us. A snuggly movie watching night of Julie and Julia. Me and my sister Julie’s favorite part? The part where Julie is laying on the floor crying over her unsuccessful meal. Yes – me and Julie have both lain on the floor lamenting dinners gone wrong.

Day number 3: 2nd half of giant sub sandwich more chips and more beer. Sorry we ate all of the ice cream the day before but we did find some hot cocoa because we froze our bare shorts-wearing legs off in the day long rain storms. Those same bare legs were totally chewed up by HUGE mosquitos. And what found it’s way into our belly for dinner? Homemade pork curry made by my brother in law from his English parent’s recipe. Yes there was homemade chutney as well. Kudos to Charles on holding back on the spices for my dainty stomach. Where did the squiters bite us? This really cool place called Jurustic Park in Marshfield. The retired couple were incredibly interesting. He is a retired lawyer turned crazy paleontologist. He builds these amazing creatures from rusted metal parts. My favorite part? He told us lots of funny stories with a deadpan Steven Wright delivery. He explained how people are offended by the male appendages and boobs on his creations. hahahaha I remember commenting how much the boobs made me laugh.

http://www.jurustic.com/marshcreatures/index.php

Day Number 4: Driving home sweet home. I had to swing by and use the fanciest bathroom in the world located in Janesville’s Fuddrucker restaurant. It has a freakin’ fireplace! A chocolate malt found it’s way into my parched travel weary throat. I’m safely home (I got to go 100 miles an hour on the Wisconsin Autobahn), belly richer, new plants for my garden richer, new red rider wagon to pull my plants around for $7.00 at a resale shop richer, and even insect bite richer.

Did my coconut rice turn out yummilicious? Why yes it did. It’s now all fixed up for the Jamaican me Crazy party this Friday.

What did you do for the weekend?

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!! July 2, 2010

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Beer with lime – check
Ingredients for making coconut rice and naan (Indian bread) – check
Blues, disco and Caribbean music to play on the boat – check
Gifts to give from trip to Germany – check

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It’s 221 miles to Mosinee WI, I have a half a tank of gas, half a pack of smokes,
it’s dark and I’m wearing sunglasses. Hit it!!!

HAPPY 4th of JULY TO EVERYONE!!!

VIDEO OF HOW TO MAKE NAAN

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Put de lime in de coconut… July 1, 2010

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She put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ togeder
she put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ up.
She put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ togeder
put de lime in de coconut, call de doctor woke him up, an’ say

Doctor! Ain’t der notin I can take, I say
Doctor! to relieve dis belly ache, I say
Doctor! ain’t der notin I can take, I say
Doctor! To relieve my belly ache?

I put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot togeder,
put de lime in de coconut, I drink ’em bot’ down,
I put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ togeder,
put de lime in de coco nut, call de Doctor, woke him up an’ say

Doctor! Ain’t der notin I can take? I say
Doctor! To relieve my bellay ache. I say
Doctor! Ain’t der notin I can take? I say
Doctor! And he say Lemme get dis straight

You put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot togeder,
put de lime in de coconut, you drink ’em bot’ up.
You put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ togeder,
put de lime in de coconut, call de Doctor, woke him up, an’ say

Doctor! Ain’t der notin I can take, you say
Doctor! To relieve your belly ache, you say
Doctor! Ain’t der notin I can take, you say
Doctor! You such a silly woman!

Put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot’ togeder,
put de lime in de coconut. Den you feel better.
Put de lime in de coconut, drink ’em bot down.
Put de lime in de coconut, an’ call me in da mo-o-o-ornin’.

Just felt like singing. I have a Jamaican me Crazy party to teach next Friday so I’m getting in the mood.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Old Midsummer’s Day June 24 June 25, 2010

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In the British Isles, this day was celebrated as Midsummer’s Day. Not to be confused with the astrological date of the Summer Solstice, this day also has quite a bit of legend and lore surrounding it. This is a classic time to work with the faeries. Here is a spell designed to both celebrate and work with the faeries in your garden. Before you begin, take a moment to plant some pretty flowers in the garden, just for the faeries. (Keep in mind that fragrant blossoms are well loved by the Fey.) Then leave a small tumbled stone for them as a sign of your intentions. Now repeat the spell.

June twenty-fourth is the old Midsummer’s Day,
Faeries gather around and hear me, I pray.
Bless my life and garden with your loving energy,
No tricks, just joy, and a friendship between you and me.

How cute!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds.
Bethsheba

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Anyone interested in robbing my house? May 22, 2010

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Couple make burglar clean their home at gunpoint burglar

An American couple turned the tables on a burglar they caught ransacking their home by dispensing their own summary justice.

Without waiting for the law to arrive, the pair doled out their own punishment to the surprised criminal – they made him clean up the house at gunpoint!

The unlucky burglar was caught red-handed when Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned to their house near Montgomery, Alabama, after a week away.

To their dismay they discovered their home had been plundered.
“Tears just rolled down my face as I walked in and saw everything gone and piles of trash all over my home,” Mrs. McKinnon told her local newspaper the Montgomery Advertiser.

When her husband walked into another room to check what was missing he came face to face with the burglar, who was wearing one of Mr. McKinnon’s hats.

“My husband Adrian caught the thief red-handed in our home. And what is even crazier, the man even had my husband’s hat sitting right on his head,” Mrs. McKinnon said.

Mr. McKinnon held suspect Tajuan Bullock at gunpoint and made him sit down until he decided what to do.

“We made this man clean up all the mess he made, piles of stuff, he had thrown out of my drawers and cabinets onto the floor,” Mrs. McKinnon said.

When the police arrived the work-shy burglar had the cheek to complain to them – about having to clean up his mess at gunpoint.

“This man had the nerve to raise sand about us making him clean up the mess he made in my house,” said Mrs McKinnon.

But the police officer laughed at Bullock when he complained and told him that anybody else would have shot him dead.

Bullock was arrested on burglary and theft charges and was held in Montgomery County Detention Facility.

A police spokesman said the victims were lucky to be able to catch the suspect in the act and hold him until police arrived. It was an unusual case because usually burglars struck while the homeowner was away and were in and out fast so they could quickly sell the stolen items, the spokesman added.

CLEANING LIST:
Wash and wax car
Vacuum and mop
Pick up husband’s poo poo undies
Clean out cat’s litter box
Remove ashes from fireplace
Weed the garden

And can you bring some cookies when you come to rob my house? I’d love to have some cookies and milk while I watch you work.

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html