Friday, February 3, 2012



  • 2 lbs chicken wings (about 12 wings)
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 Tbsp bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Celery sticks (optional)
  • Blue Cheese (optional)

Place wing pieces on the rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for about 10 minutes on each side, until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove from oven and baste with reserved marinade


 Jello Shots are so easy,   

6 ounces Jello (large package)
16 ounces Water (boiling)
6 ounces Water (cold)
10 ounces Vodka

Mix the jello mix with the boiling water until the powder is fully dissolved and add the cold water and alcohol. Pour the cooling mixture into either shot glasses or paper cups. Shot glasses are more attractive, but drinker can turn the paper cups inside-out to more easily eat the alcoholic jello.


Dawn Boyle
Tony wrote last week about the Facebook Flame and the destruction is does to I want to put a different spin on the harms of Facebook flirting.....

I have two friends who are happily married. They have wonderful children and awesome jobs. They do charity work and help out at the school their children attend whenever asked. From the outside these two have it all together. You can walk into their house unannounced and it looks like they're ready for a party of 15 to not me! Anyway, I talk to these two women often, at least 3-4 times a week. We talk about money, our children and husbands that don't listen to us and how much our mortgage payments and taxes are making us broke. We make plans for drinks and play dates, we get together with our husbands a few times a year as is the difference, they are both broken hearted over someone from Facebook.

My one girlfriend has been carrying on with this one guy from high school since day 1 of Facebook. They haven't seen each other, but speak to each other online and on the phone a few times a day. They say I love you before the end of each conversation and basically she has told me that the only thing that gets her through each day is talking to him.....isn't that cheating??

The other friend is a little bit different. She is actually having a nervous breakdown because her Facebook flame (again - has never seen him) basically broke up with does that happen? I avoid her calls now. I don't want to hear about how he hasn't returned her inbox messages, that he blocked her and how she is now considering telling his wife.....seriously? How can you be in love with someone that you never saw? Never actually had real life interaction with?

How is it that two smart women would get themselves involved with school-girl crushes?? Why is this one acting like Glenn Close from Basic Instinct?

Are they really willing to end it all and walk away from their families, awesome jobs, and seemingly having their acts together, for some random guy from high school they haven't seen in about 25 years? What could possibly be better then the lives they have?

Which brings me to my next topic....THE FACEBOOK FRAUD!
We all know them, their bullshit is smelt in every fabricated post. They lie about job positions, or accomplishments in their info. They post pictures so enticing that even the shrudest person could fall victim. These guys wisk you off in a moments notice to vacations, praying on divorced women who have children, or ones with low self-esteem. They fill their heads up with non-sence of white picket fences and happily ever-after or some other get rich quick scheme.

The truth is these guys are the biggest cons! The come in sweep you off your feet and then you turn around and they have stolen money from you and have left you with a broken heart or scratching your head....LADIES BEWARE, they are on each one of our friends lists, waiting to pounce if given the opportunity!

Go with your gut, and remember the old saying....if it seems to good to be true....IT IS!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012



Q: What would you get if you crossed Groundhog Day with a puppy?
A: Ground-dog Day!

Q: What happened when the groundhog met the dogcatcher?
A: He became a pound hog!

Q: What happens if the ground log sees its shadow?
A: We'll have six more weeks of splinters!

Q: Why was the groundhog depressed about his den?
A: He was having a bad lair day!

Q: What would you get if you crossed Groundhog Day with a Christmas drink?
A: Ground Nog Day!
Q: Where do sick groundhogs go?
A: To the hogpital

Q: What do you call a groundhog adopted from the Humane Society?
A: A poundhog

Q: What do you call a groundhog who eats too much?
A: A roundhog

Q: What do you call a royal groundhog?
A: A crowned hog


Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow.

If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole.
If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground.
The groundhog tradition stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas Day and the days of early Christians in Europe, and for centuries the custom was to have the clergy bless candles and distribute them to the people. Even then, it marked a milestone in the winter and the weather that day was important.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Tired of celebrating the same old holidays? Here are actual documented celebrations for each day of February. Visit the zany website of Brownielocks to check out the celebrations for every month!

February 2012

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* Freedom Day

*Car Insurance Day

*G.I. Joe Day

*Hula in The Coola Day

National Girls & Women in Sports Day

*Robinson Crusoe Day

*Spunky Old Broads Day

*Working Naked Day


* Crepe Day

*Crepe Day or La Chandeleur

*Groundhog Day

*Marmot Day

*Groundhog Job Shadow Day

*Hedgehog Day


*Sled Dog Day

*World Wetlands Day

*Four Chaplains Memorial Day

*The Day The Music Died

Bubble Gum Day

Give Kids A Smile Day

Wear Red Day

Laura Ingalls Wilder Day

*Liberace Day

*Quacker Day


*USO Day

*World Cancer Day

Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

* Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day

*Weatherman's [Weatherperson's] Day

*World Nutella Day

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day

Super Bowl XLVI

*Western Monarch Day

African American Coaches Day

*Ballet Day

*Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor's Day

*Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

*Boy Scout Anniversary Day

*Laugh and Get Rich Day

*Opera Day

Tu B'Shvat

*National Stop Bullying Day

*Read in the Bathtub Day

Exterrestrial Visitors Day

*Plimsoll Day

*Be Electrific Day

Daytona Pole Day

*Pro Sports Wives Day

*National Shut-in Visitation Day

*Satisfied Staying Single Day

*White Shirt Day

*Darwin Day

Grammy Awards Day

*Lincoln's Birthday

Man Day


*Oglethorpe Day

*Paul Bunyan Day

*Safety Pup Day

World Marriage Day

*Employee Legal Awareness Day

*Get a Different Name Day

*Madly In Love With Me Day

Clean Out Your Computer Day

Westminster Dog Show

Extraterrestrial Culture Day

*Ferris Wheel Day

*Federick Douglass Day

*Pet Theft Awareness Day

*Library Lovers Day

*National Have A Heart Day

*National Condom Day

(World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

*League of Women Voters Day

*National Women's Heart Day

*National Call In Single Day

*Race Relations Day

*National Donor Day

*Quirky Alone Day

*Valentines Day

*World Marriage Day


*Susan B. Anthony Day

*National Gum Drop Day

*Remember The Maine Day

Innovation Day

*Kyoto Protocol Day

*My Way Day

*National PTA Founders Day

*World Human Spirit Day

*Battery Day

*Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day

*Pluto Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh)

*Chocolate Mint Day

*Iwo Jima Day (Landing)


*Love Your Pet Day


*Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day

Presidents Day

*World Day for Social Justice

*International Mother Language Day

International Pancake Day

Pancake Day (aka Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or Fastnacht Day)

International Pancake Day (IHOP)

Mardi Gras

Paczki Day

Shrove Tuesday

Ash Wednesday


*National Margarita Day

*Woolworth's Day

*World Thinking Day

*George Washington's Birthday

Inconvenience Yourself Day

*Curling is Cool Day

*Diesel Engine Day

*Iwo Jima Day (flag raised)

Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day

National Chili Day

American Birkenbeider Race

International Sword Swallowers Day

Open That Bottle Night

Daytona 500

National Personal Chef's Day

Academy Awards Night

*For Pete's Sake Day

*Levi Strauss Day

Orthodox Green Monday

Orthodox Lent Begins

*Floral Design Day

*National Tooth Fairy Day

Rare Disease Day

Spay Day USA

Bachelor's Day

Inspirational Underlings Day

*Leap Year Day

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Chia Pet growing instructions

Chia seeds are edible seeds — yes, the very same ones used to grow Chia Pets — that are especially rich in plant omega-3 fats, like the more popular flaxseeds. And ounce for ounce, chia seeds contain more fiber and calcium than flax. You can pick up a bag in health-food stores or order them online. They're also starting to make their way into packaged foods like chips, crackers, and cereals. Use chia seeds just as you would other seeds or chopped nuts; try them sprinkled on oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, or cottage cheese, or mixed into dips or salad dressings. Unlike with flax, you don't need to grind them first because they're completely digestible in whole form. Consider adding chia seeds to pancakes, muffins, and other baked goods too.


Dawn Boyle

Everyone around me is getting all geared up for the upcoming Sunday. Invitations are being thrown around, plans are being made. Boxes being bought and attire is purchased. New songs are all over the place for each team.

I realized something...I have no idea what the point of football is...or maybe I should say, I have no understanding of the game. I have watched football, cheered for football, and even bar tended for football games, but still have no idea what the point is. I asked a close friend who is a football fanatic to explain to to me figuring maybe if I understood what was going on in the game I might be able to stick to my 1,000 calorie intake during the food and drinking fest that the Super Bowl has always been for me. Below is a part of an email I received...I hope you are able to understand it. I think I actually get it now!!!

Football is played on a field which is 100 yards from goal to goal.  Each game starts with a coin toss which is one thing that does not happen in any other sport and this determines which team will get the ball first and which side the other team wishes to defend against for the first and fourth quarter or the second and third quarter. The very first thing that happens in a game is called a kickoff, which is when one team kicks the ball across the field to the other team. The other team tries to run into the other teams end zone and score.  They have 4 chances to move the ball ten yards at a time. They can do this by throwing the ball or by running it. If the team doesn't get to a place they feel comfortable after three downs they can do one of three things, either go for the yards to make the ten, punt the ball which is kick the ball to the other team, or go for a field goal which is kicking the ball between the yellow posts which are located at the end of the end zone. 

The point system is;
when they score a touchdown, which means run into the other teams end zone with the ball they score 6 points.
After the touchdown they can either kick for a point or do another play to get into the end zone for two points.

Another way to score is called a safety. This is when you tackle the other team when they are still inside their end zone, this will give the team that makes the tackle 2 points.

There are obstacles to get to the end zone. The receivers are being covered by defenders and you block for everything. The other teams goal is to not allow you to get any points so they will try their best to knock down passes and tackle against the run so no yardage is gained. Also to make things harder, there are penalties such as offsides, which means that the defensive team went before the ball was snapped and this gives the offensive team 5 yards. On the same lines there is a false start which means that a player on the offensive side of the ball went before the ball was snapped to the quarterback and that team will loose 5 yards. There are other penalties such as holding, face mask (grabbing or tackling by a players face mask), personal fouls, roughing the kicker, roughing the passer, chop in the back, illegal formations, halo rule (being within 2 yards of the kick returner before he catches the ball)

There are three time outs given to each team for each half of the game, there are also two challenges given to each team, but they can only be used as long as the challenging team has a time out to use. The challenge means they are not agreeing with the referee's call on the field and want the ruling overturned.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Creating a Super Bowl Box Pool

Make 100 boxes about 1inch by 1inch.
10 rows horizontal and 10 diagnal.
Sell each box for however much you want.
Assign a team the top of the sheet and on the left side of the sheet.
Randomly assign numbers 0 through 9 on the top of the sheet and on the left side of the sheet.
Determine how you want to payout, ususlly halftime score and Final score.
Sit back ad see who wins.


OK Florida, it's your turn! GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!
Mitt Romney will be campaigning in the Tampa area today and will be at the Tampa Convention Center when the polls close tonight. Newt Gingrich will spend primary day in the Central Florida area, waiting out the results at the Rosen Center in Orlando. Each of the candidates is confident and predicting that he will take Florida.

Florida is a crucial state in this primary, as in every Presidential year. Every four years, U.S. citizens elect a new president. And every four years, candidates, the news media and political consultants head for Florida. Florida is perennially important in presidential politics because of its large number of votes in the Electoral College, and because the voters in the state, at least in recent memory, are sharply divided.

"Electoral College

  •      The Electoral College isn't an institution of higher learning.
    U.S. presidential races are decided by the Electoral College. Each state has electors to the college based on the number of representatives it sends to the Senate and House of Representatives. There are 100 senators, two for each state; 435 members of Congress, apportioned according to population; and three electors from the District of Columbia for a total of 538. Candidates need 270 votes in the Electoral College to win.

Winner Takes All

  •      You don't get any points for coming in second in softball.
    In 48 states, the candidate with the most votes wins all of that state's votes in the Electoral College. Two states, Nebraska and Maine, send select electors according to votes in the Congressional district. Florida, with 27 Electoral College votes, contains 10 percent of the winning total.

Swing States

  •       Some states are red states.north carolina .
    Many states vote reliably for one party or the other. Utah, for example, is reliably Republican. New Jersey votes predominantly for Democratic Party candidates. Florida is not one of those states. It has, historically, been a swing state. According to 270toWin, "influxes of Cubans, retirees, service workers to the theme park economy booming near Orlando and other groups have resulted in a state much more diversified -- both economically and politically -- than many of its southern brethren." As a result, although still leaning slightly Republican, Florida is today seen as perhaps the ultimate swing state, with its population a microcosm of the country as a whole. Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan are also considered swing states. Florida, however, is the largest swing state. It trails California, which has trended Democrat in recent years and has 55 Electoral College votes; Texas, with 34 votes and mostly Republican; and New York, with 31 votes.

Electoral Math

  • A credible presidential candidate must find a way to come up with 270 votes. Both sides typically start with a batch of states widely considered to be safest for its candidate. Then, the candidates use polls to tally which "lean" toward their candidate--states that aren't a sure thing, but can be won with minimal effort. Next are the toss-up states, which require more significant investment. The math, according to one Los Angeles Times article, can sometimes fill a classroom blackboard. But in the end, a handful of states are truly contested. These are the swing states."


Congratulations to Mary Tyler Moore on receiving the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award Sunday night.

Mary rose to fame as Laura Petrie while starring in the hit 1960s CBS sitcom, "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In the '70s, she portrayed 30-something career woman Mary Richards in the long-running series, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." And at 75 years old, Moore continues to act. She recently made a guest appearance on the Betty White series, "Hot in Cleveland."

It was very fitting that Mary’s television husband, Dick Van Dyke presented her SAG award on Sunday. Moore described her former co-star, Van Dyke, as her "biggest fan," telling Reuters, "He would encourage me because it was the first time I had done any real comedy. And I said to Dick, 'I'm so nervous,' and he said, 'Mary, you just do what your instinct tells you and don't be afraid of moments where you think you'll look like a blubbering idiot. Just do it to the best of your ability and you're going to be fine.'" Mary Tyler Moore has received seven Emmys, three Golden Globes and a Tony award. Of course she’s a great actor – she’s from Brooklyn!

The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were presented in 15 movie and TV acting categories in Los Angeles, and aired live on TNT and TBS.

The show aired without a host, but had an A-list group of presenters to announce the winners, including George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Owen Wilson and Kenneth Branagh.

Monday, January 30, 2012


If you use whole chicken

3 tablespoons hot sauce

3 teaspoons honey

2 tablespoons low-sodium Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon paprika

1 clove garlic, crushed

12 boneless, skinless chicken tenders

Low-fat blue cheese dressing

Preheat nonstick skillet to medium-high.
In a small bowl, stir together hot sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and garlic until well blended. If the honey clumps, nuke the mixture for 10 to 15 seconds, then stir.
Place chicken and half the sauce mixture inside a large zip-top plastic bag, then shake to coat each piece.
Pour soaked tenders into the skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side. When done, toss with remaining sauce mixture to coat. Serve with dressing.