Saturday, September 3, 2011

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LUNCH WITH THE GIRLS ........

Through the ages...
A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Ocean View restaurant because they had only $6.00 among them and Jimmy Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street.

Ten years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the beer was cheap, the restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, there was no cover and there were lots of cute guys.

STICKY SWEET

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Patty B




There is good sex and there is bad sex but chocolate is always chocolate.



You never have to marry chocolate.

You're parents don't care what kind of chocolate you bring home.

A chocolate rush can last for an hour.

You can get ill from chocolate, but it goes away.

Friday, September 2, 2011

9-11 REMEMBRANCE CAKE

"There's rosemary; that's for remembrance. Pray, love, remember." Shakespeare, Hamlet
Ingredients
1 Empire or Granny Smith apple
1 small sprig and 1 long sprig rosemary
1 teaspoon sugar
Juice and zest of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon butter

For the cake batter
2 tbs butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Peel, core and roughly chop the apple and put into a saucepan with the small spig of rosemary, the teaspoon of sugar, the lemon zest and juice, and butter. Cover the pan and cook on a low heat for 4-8 minutes until the apple is soft. Leave to cool, and fish out the rosemary sprig when it is cold.

Preheat the oven 350.Butter and line the bottom of  a loaf pan with baking parchment.

Put the cooled apple into a food processor and puree. Then add the butter,  sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder and process to a smooth batter. Spoon and scrape into the loaf tin and smooth the top. Sprinkle the surface with the remaining tablespoon of sugar and then lay the long sprig of rosemary along the centre of the cake. On baking, the rosemary sheds its oil to leave a scented path down the middle of the cake.

Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean, then leave to cool on a rack. Slip the paper-lined cake out of the tin once it is cool.

FROM FUNK TO FISHNETS...BRINGING SELF BACK

Dawn Boyle
It's here. The very last week of "summer". I feel like it was over in a blink of the eye. I feel that the days, months and now years are going too fast. I feel like I am entering into a new phase of my life...

A handful of months ago I turned 40. I handled it pretty well, if I may say so. I celebrated with my family and friends (somewhat - I think someone slipped me a mickey that night...you know who you are). I barreled into my new coming of age year with balls to the wall. I have to admit, I fell short of all the personal promises to myself. I wanted to accomplish way more than I did. I will say I kept to my word on a number of key issues, but once again let myself and my attempt at continuing it to be a "ME" year flat line.

I am not one of those people who believes in making resolutions, but I have to do something to bounce back. To get out of the funk that has encompassed me for a while now. I am taking the starting of the school year as my key to unlock the bullshit I have allowed into my own head and release it.

I had a good summer, not a great summer, but a pretty good one. I feel that I really need to start reading the Soul Food on our site, I need inspiration. I need a boost. I need a fresh start.

My friend Mary Sunshine tells me all the time that it starts with believing it and making it happen. So I say this...I believe. I believe that it's time to snap out of it and MOVE FORWARD. Leave all the crap of what is coming up on the year anniversary behind me. To let go of the issues other people have that for some reason I take on as my own. I need to embrace my immediate future and make it happen...what "it" is, I am excited to reveal within myself.

It's time to pull on the FISHNETS and let it ride!!! START SOMETHING POSITIVE TODAY. MAKE A DEAL WITH YOURSELF TO MAKE THIS A YOU YEAR!!! SHAKE IT UP  AND LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE...I am going to give it my all!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

WANNA LAUGH?!?!?! - COMPUTER WOMEN

In keeping with today's What's Shakin' Tech Theme...
HARD-DISK Woman: She remembers everything you say and do,FOREVER.!!! 

WINDOWS Woman: Everyone knows that she can't do anything right, but you can't live without her. 

EXCEL Woman: They say she can do a lot of things but you mostly use her for only four of your basic needs. 

SCREENSAVER Woman: She is good for nothing functional, but at least she is exciting, colourful, and lots of fun! 

INTERNET Woman: Difficult to access and hard to keep running.!!! 

SERVER Woman: Claims to be available to you, but Always busy when you need her. 

MULTIMEDIA Woman: She has a way of making horrible things look very beautiful. 

CD-ROM Woman: She always has you on the move, going faster and faster.!!! 


E-MAIL Woman: Out of Every ten things she says, eight are plain nonsense. 

VIRUS Woman: Also known as "WIFE"; when you are least expecting her, she shows up, installs herself, and starts gobbling up all your resources. If you try to uninstall her, you will lose almost every thing. If you don't try to uninstall her, you will still have nothing. 

GLUTEN FREE,AND YUMMY TOO!

Marion Pellicano Ambrose
As a teacher, I’ve noticed the growing number of children with severe allergies. Peanut butter probably tops the list, but Gluten is becoming a contender for the title! I‘ve always loved to make treats for my students so I’ve found good gluten free mixes to make cookies and cupcakes . This way my kids with allergies don’t miss out on all the fun. Here are three top rated recipes for those with gluten allergies. Enjoy!


GLUTEN FREE EGGNOG CAKE

1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix
2/3  cup milk
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 ½  teaspoons rum extract
 1  teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 eggs
¼ cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of (8- or 9-inch) round or square pan. Beat cake mix, milk, butter, extracts, nutmeg and eggs in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
Bake 33 to 41 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around inside edge of pan. Cool 30 minutes longer.

NO PAIN NO GAIN

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
Patty B


Chromium, copper, iron, magnesium: if you take all those supplements, you'll set off the metal detector at the airport.

If the counter guy offers you fries with that, it's rude to refuse.

It's not overeating. its stockpiling calories.

THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE... THE USB VIBRATOR!!!!

Jillian B. Hart
Here's a whole new twist on "What's Shaken"...
Crave, a San Francisco design firm, has produced a USB drive that doubles as a personal vibrator.  On their website they boast, "In a world where high technology and luxury design seem to touch every corner of our lives, the most intimate experiences should be no exception".  MY, MY, if that doesn't make technology personal, I am uncertain that anything will!  This puts the vibrator setting on a mobile phone to shame by creating what may just be the most provocative interface between human and machine to be seen, (or in this case felt!).  The new USB device is a rechargeable dual motor vibrator that comes in 8GB and 16 GB capacities.  The "Duet USB also boasts about it being "sleek, waterproof ("submersible down to 100 feet." Seriously, that's more then shower power!) and available in a range of colors".  The world's first thumb drive, designed by Ti Chang, that can truly brag that it is a pleasure to use! The device that can not only be used for personal erotic purposes, but also to store your personal digital files (let your own mind wander here... talk about multipurpose). Currently Crave is seeking investors through the "international funding and ordering platform for product design" website CKIE. The Duet was launched on CKIE on August 17 and has so far raised over $46,000 in backing. Crave says they expect to begin shipping the vibrators in early October.  All kinds of thrills and potential to be had by becoming "involved" with Crave and it's new product.  With it's pioneering "flash-drive-come-vibrator" (HA!) there is bound to be a buzz and titillation for this marriage of technology and sensuality.  This launch begs the question to ponder...  Just what demographic will "crave" such a "toy"?!?! Sorry I just couldn't resist that one!  Will it be on your Christmas list?  Might it be your "Hart's Desire"? Will that make you naughty or nice?

Additionally this "news flash" was just pressing to be shared with our funny man Tony. 
(If you read DRL daily, you KNOW this is the kind of thing Tony "craves" to joke about - could it get any easier?! --- Look out Tony, I can be funny too!)
So, that's just what I did... and did I laugh?! Laughed hard enough to be shakin'!  
Read on and ENJOY!  ;)

Tony Walker
WOW!!! What a fantastic idea!!! 
Can't you just hear the jokes???
"She's got a lot of room in her vagina!!! Look at all the storage it holds!!!"
"Did anyone see my USB? Oh never mind.... I know where I left it!!!"
Even the fox news article is funny. I laughed not only when it mentioned storage.... but the waterproof description had me cracking up!!
I was disappointed with the name though. The Duet? They can do better than that! How about The Sex Drive?? Get it?? 
I wanna write the commercial for this. "You've seen the laptop. Now see the lapIN!!!!"
I can go on & on... just like this product!!!
Tell us what you think! What are some of your jokes about this device????


...... Now, if none of that made you laugh, go check your pulse!  
- Jillian

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WANNA LAUGH?!?!?!

Tony Walker
The only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon "quickie" with their 8-year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a Popsicle and tell him to report on all the neighborhood activities.

He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation:

- "There's a car being towed from the parking lot," he shouted.

- "An ambulance just drove by!"

- "Looks like the Anderson's have company," he called out.

- "Matt's riding a new bike!"

- "Looks like the Sanders are moving!"

- "Jason is on his skate board!"

- After a few moments he announced, "The Coopers are having sex!"

Startled, his mother and dad shot up in bed! Dad cautiously called out,
"how do you know they're having sex?"

"Jimmy Cooper is standing on his balcony with a Popsicle."

STICKY SWEET

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Patty B



Chocolate-coated truth tastes better. - Amy Shawnee

Flowers and champagne may set the stage, but it's chocolate that steals the show.

Hell hath no fury like a woman who has sworn off fudge and chocolate.

WHEN BOSSES BATTER!

Marion Pellicano Ambrose

Most people today are worried about their jobs and the future. Many companies have had massive layoffs and those that have survived are doing not only their own job, but carrying the load of those who were let go. More work, more responsibility, more stress – same pay! Employers have resorted to the old “you should feel lucky you have a job” ploy to blackmail employees into working weekends, longer hours without extra pay or bonuses.
Every day, workers are handling floods of emails, voicemails, paperwork, and numerous other overwhelming tasks. We now have cell phones so the boss can call you on your off time and computers to check in and do more work at home or even while on vacation. It seems our work day never ends!
Workers are more stressed, fatigued, frustrated, and emotionally battered than ever before. So what can we do to keep our health and sanity When Bosses Batter?