In Honor of St. Patrick's Day, here is a photo of our Fatty McFatcat (aka Q-ee)
Did you hear how Gilbert Gottfried got fired from Aflac for making jokes about the terrible disaster in Japan? I am in total 100% agreement of that. Firstly, Gilbert Gottfried is OLD - waaaaaay old enough to know that making jokes about a tragedy might not go over well. Secondly, I read the "jokes" he made - THEY WEREN'T EVEN FUNNY!
Thank GOODNESS the sun is out today. I have been fighting a major case of the "winter blues" this year. :-(
If network tv execs are wondering why people more and more turn to cable, it's because it seems like the shows on network tv are the same shows, over and over, with different titles and different actors. Either tv script writers are the laziest people on earth (never coming up with new ideas!), or the people who choose the shows that are produced must think sticking with a "formula" is the better way to go, rather than offer shows that are fresh, new, and interesting!!! That's a main reason "Lost" was so popular - THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT ON TV! How many crime dramas, reality shows, sit coms and medical dramas can people watch? Same 'ol, same 'ol, over and over. I wish we got the subscription channels like HBO and Showtime to see shows like Boardwalk Empire and Deadwood, and other historical era shows like the Tudors.
I love the smell of cigars and especially tobacco pipes. I think it's because both of those smells are associated with happy memories. My grandfather used to smoke a pipe, and you could always smell it when you went to my grandparents house, and memories of going to my grandparents house gives me a "happy feeling". My Dad would just occasionally smoke a cigar at a holiday, or family gathering...occasionally even he and my husband would smoke a cigar after a nice meal, or some enjoyable day. Are there any scents that you especially like just because of a memory?
One of the few shows we watch is Survivor. Yeah, we still like it after all these years. Did you know that Jeff Probst is tweeting live during the episodes now? It's really fun! He answers fan questions during the commercials, and during the show he tells all kinds of tidbits about what's going on. Definitely enhances the show. If you Twitter and don't already follow Jeff Probst his twitter page is here. In fact you can click on it now and read what he tweeted during last night's show.
I often hear people complaining about having to do the "captcha" thing when commenting on certain blogs (it helps prevent spam). It takes two seconds. I "suffer through" (oh the humanity!) doing the captcha on some blogs that I comment on. Sometimes the "captcha" word even gives me a laugh. What is the big deal over this?? Some peoples' blogs take longer to LOAD than it takes to put in the "captcha" word when commenting. Get over it people.
I am having guests over for dinner tonight for corned beef and cabbage. I have been hosting St. Patrick's Day for many years now - what an easy "holiday dinner" to make compared to other holiday meals. It's always gone well, except for the very first year. I had never made corned beef before and I made two big mistakes. #1 - I followed the cooking instructions on the package, which are, quite frankly wrong if you want tender, melt in your mouth corned beef like you EXPECT. Yes, the meat was done, but it wasn't tender and falling apart. #2 - I did not realize the meat was going to shrink dramatically. You can imagine my surprise when I looked in the pot at the nice sized hunk of meat I had bought to feed us all, only to discover it had shrunk to the size of a smallish cantaloupe. Luckily my brother-in-law, mother-in-law and husband were very nice about my crappy dinner that first year. :-)
What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day, anything?