Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh Oprah, how you disappoint...

I am not a huge Oprah fan anymore. Sure, my Tivo still records every show. This is primarily so that if something or someone truly special is on the show, I can watch it. More often than not it is just deleted unwatched. But I do occasionally tune in. Normally, Oprah's favorite things show would be one of those times when I would tune in. Not because I think Oprah is so smart or more cutting edge than the rest of us. No, I like to watch it because I love to see the audience acting like freaking idiots over the freebies she gives out. It is fun and exciting, and heck, I would love to be one of those people in the audience on that fave things show. Who wouldn't? Well that is until today. Today was a huge disappointment. All of us are capable of wracking our brains, researching, and searching out cheap things we can give to others that will be special for the recipient. But Oprah, honey, we look forward to your higher priced options. Not because we can afford all of them, but because maybe we can afford one or two things on your list. If I was in your audience I would have been really bummed. Come on, you can do better than this. The least you could have done is given everyone a Kindle. Really. The economy is your reason for this? Buying all those items for your audience and then endorsing them would actually serve as a boost to the economy. The way I see it, you owe us. You are hurting the economy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Six secrets/six tags...

Gina tagged me and this meme is all about secrets. Actually, it is six secrets. I am supposed to divulge six secrets about myself then tag six people to do the same. Anyway, I figured what the heck? Actually though, I think this may be more difficult than it looks because I am not sure there are many secrets about myself that most everyone or at least someone who reads my blog doesn't already know about me. But I will give it a shot!

1. I take a bubble bath in my great big jacuzzi tub almost every night. I am sure I am using up way more than my share of the worlds water and my carbon footprint is probably huge, but I don't care. It is what keeps me grounded. And really, really clean.

2. I would like to have another baby or adopt one in the near future.

3. Tonight when I made dinner, I substituted beef with venison. What they don't know wont hurt them. All though in all honesty, I am the only one that really cares. They all like venison!

4. My room is a mess. There are two baskets of clean clothes that need to be put away, it has not been dusted in two weeks and there is a bin with summer clothes still sitting in the corner next to the treadmill which has clothes that need to be hung up in the closet. hanging on it. A mess.

5. I love a quickie!

6. Reading fiction is my favorite activity to just relax and chill out. It is an escape.

So I know I am supposed to tag 6 people but instead, I am going to allow you dear reader to decide if you want to participate or not. No pressure!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just who are those Obama voters?

For those of you who like me, were wondering just how on earth Obama actually managed to get elected, this may shed some light on it for you. I can't say that I am surprised.

Granted this is not a scientific poll but apparently Zogby also ran the same questions via telephone poll and got the same results. Which just goes to show you that Obama voters are painfully ignorant.

Zogby Poll
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
And yet.....
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!

Here we go again. Another week. This week is the book fair at school, which I run, so I will be crazy busy this week. Hopefully I will still be able to stick with the menu plan since ultimately that really does help keep me organized.

Monday: Ravioli lasagna, caesar salad, garlic bread
Tuesday: stuffed pork chops, spinach, potatoes
Wednesday: chicken salad sandwiches, homemade chicken soup from freezer
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: Dinner with friends-kids eat pizza
Saturday: family game night so we are having kid fun food, potato skins, chicken nuggets etc.
Sunday: pork roast with sour kraut, mashed potatoes, spinach
Monday: spaghetti with meat sauce, salad
Tuesday: pork fried rice(using left over pork roast), mini egg rolls
Wednesday: BBQ sandwiches, oven fries
Thursday: Thanksgiving!(going to moms house)
Friday: Black Friday (mike and I are going out)
Saturday: Turkey dinner at our house(because Mike likes the leftovers)
Sunday: turkey leftovers

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The morgue, Danny Devito, T-bagging and more

I admit, this is going to be one of my more senseless posts, but I am writing it anyway cause I am bored and you probably are as well if you are sitting there reading this. So my question for you is, what are you watching on television these days?

Now I know many of you will say you don't watch TV because you are way too busy to do anything as mind numbing and senseless as watching TV. But I say you are lying! Yes, that is right. I know you are secretly watching the good ole boob tube. So watcha watching? What is the dumbest, most senseless, mind numbing show you just have to tune into every week?

For me it is It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. That show is so freaking funny, I about crack a rib every week when I watch it. It is so sick that the parental controls on my TV actually request the code more than once during the program. It is also the most politically incorrect show ever created. If you thought Archie Bunker was bad, try watching a show where they routinely break all of the rules.

I cant actually say what happened on the show this week, but hunting humans, the morgue, t-bagging, homeless people, cannibals, Rambo, raccoons, monkeys, and a hot plate all came into play. Just let your imagination go and try to wrap your brain around all of that. Oh and Danny Devito. Come on, how can you resist anything that Danny Devito is in?

Monday, November 10, 2008

The List

This is a pretty cool meme that I got from Leeann and Gina. Looked like fun so I thought I would play along.

Bold or color the things you have already done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance(rode along with my sister when she was hit by a car)
47. Had your portrait painted(does a caricature count?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person(I flew over it)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (Lobster, crabs, etc.)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

How about you? How many have you completed?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What a week!

OK, so needless to say, I am quite disappointed by the results of the election. That said, I am hoping and praying that I was completely wrong and that Obama is not actually going to be the ruination of our country. I really do hope I am wrong and that his plan to "change" the country actually turns out to be the kind of "change" I want. Not very hopeful but bottom line is he is our president elect and unless I want to move out of the country, I may as well get on board and support him. Or try to. Anyhoe, time will tell...OK so lets move on, shall we?

Between kids and school and well, life, things have been a little bit crazy around here. But I think we are over the hump and things will get better. My goal is once again to try to get a little more organized. In an effort to be more organized, we spent a couple of hours today cleaning out and inventorying our freezers. I have a boat load of meat and frozen veggies in there so I plan to try to eat out of the freezer for a few weeks at least. I also want to make some soup because it is getting cold again and nothing is better than a steaming hot bowl of homemade soup when it is cold out. So there you have it!

So on to my menu for the week.

Monday: spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic bread
Tuesday: Breaksfast for dinner-french toast, bacon, eggs
Wed: tuna casserole
Thursday: meat loaf, mashed potatoes
Friday: homemade pizza
Saturday: pork chops, scalloped potatoes
Sunday: Moms house