Sunday, April 28, 2013

Silent Sunday

Grandsons Carter and Austin hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Silliness

At a friend's wedding, everything went smoothly until it was time for the flower 
girl and her young escort to come down the aisle. 
 The boy stopped at every pew, growling at the guests. When asked afterward why 
he behaved so badly, he explained, "I was just trying to be a good ring bear." 


Wife texts husband on a cold winter's morning: "Windows frozen , won't open." 
Husband texts back:  "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it." 
 Wife texts back 5 minutes later:  "Computer really screwed up now." 


Pearly Gates
Saint Peter is sitting at the Pearly Gates when two guys wearing dark hoodies, and sagging pants, arrive.
St. Peter looked out through the Gates and said, "Wait here. I'll be right back."
St. Peter goes over to God's chambers and tells him who is waiting for entrance. God says to Peter:
"How many times do I have to tell you? You can't be judgmental here. This is heaven. All are loved. All are brothers. Go back and let them in!"
St. Peter goes back to the Gates, looks around, and lets out a heavy sigh. He returns to God's chambers and says, "Well, they're gone."

"The guys wearing hoodies?" asked God.
"No. The Pearly Gates."
A blonde pushes her BMW into a gas station. She tells the  mechanic it died. After he works on it for a few minutes, it is idling smoothly.
She says, 'What's the story?'
He replies, 'Just crap in the carburetor'
She asks, 'How often do I have to do that?'
There's this blonde out for a walk. She comes to a river and sees another blonde on the
opposite bank'Yoo-hoo!' she shouts, 'How can I get to the other side?'
The second blonde looks up the river then down the river and shouts back,
'You ARE on the other side.'

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Frantic Friday

I decided it was time to do some cleaning.  Why, you ask?  Well, for one thing, I was running out of names for my dust bunnies.  I'll be back tomorrow with Saturday Silliness.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WTF Wednesday!

Yes, it's that time again....when I share with you the news items that I've encountered that have caused me to scratch my head and ask "What the f*ck???"

Here are this week's head scratchers!
A burglar in Rumania who was startled by a scary noise which he thought might be another burglar, dove under a bed and called the police.  Officers arrived to find no one else in the house and arrested him.  They assumed the noise he heard may have been made by the family cat.

I guess you couldn't call him a "cat burglar."  He may need to find a new occupation!


He has a "spider-themed" beard among others and has his own website here to show them off.  His name is Chad Roberts and he's a member of the RVA Beard League.   It's worth clicking on the link if just to see his "beerd."

I don't know if he's married, but I think sleeping next to that "spider" would be a hairy situation!


Her name is Pam Shaw and she's a 70-year-old virgin looking for some action.  She says she spent the last 50 years concentrating on her career as a cabaret singer, didn't believe in sex before marriage, and feared that marriage would mean the end of her career.  Not that she didn't have chances, she flirted with Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink back in the day.  Now she's looking for a millionaire to wed and/or bed.

Good luck to her---hope she finds her dream man, and that if he's in her peer group that all his equipment is operational!


Sometimes a photo is all that's needed for a WTF moment!


Now, here's an internet scam that's looking for some gullible idiots!

That's all the head-scratching today!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Silent Sunday

Grandson Austin, age 11


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Silliness


Two old men were arguing the merits of their doctors. The first one said, "I 
don't trust your fancy doctor. He treated old Jake Waxman for a kidney ailment 
for nearly a year, and then Jake died of a liver ailment." 
 "So what makes you think your doctor is any better?" asked his friend. 
 "Because when my doctor treats you for a kidney ailment, you can be sure 
you'll die of a kidney ailment." 


A woman decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist, "Paint me 
with diamond rings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby broach, and 
gold Rolex." 
 "But you are not wearing any of those things," he replied. 
 "I know," she said. "It's in case I should die before my husband. I'm sure he 
will remarry right away, and I want his new wife to go crazy looking for the 


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WTF Wednesday

WTF Wednesday will return next week. 

 It just didn't seem appropriate to make snarky comments about the news today after Monday's tragedy.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We're With You, Boston.

My thoughts and prayers today are with the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Menu Idea

I saw this recipe for Pizza Casserole on facebook last week.  My cousin's wife Jean Anne Ouellette had posted it and it looked so delicious I had to try it.

Pizza Casserole

1 (16 oz.) package uncooked rotini pasta
1 lb. ground Italian sausage
1 (24 oz.) jar pasta sauce  (I added an additional 12 oz. jar of pasta sauce for a saucier dish!)
1 (16 oz.) container cottage cheese ( I used ricotta, 'cause that's the way I roll!)
1 (2 1/4 oz.) can sliced black olives (I omitted these, as Mr. Eva won't eat them)
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, drained
12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
2 (3 oz.) packages sliced pepperoni

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish (I used 2 8 x 8 and froze one for a later meal)

Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.  Place pasta in pot, cook 8 to 10 minutes and drain.

In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until evenly browned, drain grease.  Mix in the cooked pasta and pasta sauce.  Pour into prepared casserole dish (or dishes...2  8 x 8, if you want to freeze one for later.)

In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese (or ricotta) olives, mushrooms, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Spoon the cheese mixture over the sausage and pasta mixture.  Top with pepperoni slices.

Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly browned.

I served it with  parmesean cheese and Texas Toast, but any garlic bread will do.


It made for a really delicious meal.  And I have another in the freezer for some time when I'm in a hurry and want a good dinner!  (Heating time for the frozen dish will be 30 minutes covered with non-stick aluminum foil, and then 20 to 25 minutes uncovered.)  See, I do cook once in a while!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Silent Sunday

Our Granddaughter, Rosabelle--a mini Minnie Pearl?

(I know, I'm showing my age...most of you are too young to remember Minnie Pearl!)


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Silliness

The Story of Adam & Eve's Pets. 

Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonely here and it's difficult for us to remember how much you love us.'

And God said, 'I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.'

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal and God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said, 'Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.'

And God said, 'I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name and you will call him DOG.' 

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was content and wagged his tail. 

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, 'Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved but perhaps too well.'

And God said, 'I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.'

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve. 

And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings. 

And Adam and Eve learned humility.
And they were greatly improved. 

And God was pleased.. 

And Dog was happy. 

And the Cat . . .

          didn't give a shit one way or the other.


Graphic Picture of Boating Accident - Just Seconds Before the Owner Dies
Not for the squeamish!! 
SECONDS before Death (totally unaware).



Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday--Fact or Fiction?

I'm not sure if this is true, but it came to me on email and I thought it was interesting!

300 C.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Same Love

I saw this video on Unknown Mami's blog and decided to share it with my readers.

I'ts a powerful video with an important message.  One I believe in, and I'm proud to say that the state of Maine agrees with me.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WTF Wednesday

I know you are dying to know what news items are head scratchers that made me ask What the F*ck? this week!   Well, there are always a few and here they are:

In Saudi Arabia, a 90-year-old man married a 15-year-old girl.  He complained that she locked herself in the bathroom on their wedding night, and did not come out again until 2 days later when she fled to her family.  He is threatening to sue her parents unless they return the $17,500 dowry he paid, or their daughter.

I'm just glad she was able to out-run him!


I know you ladies out there have been wondering, "What's New for my Hoo-Hah?"  Well, I found it!  It's called the "Vagacial" in San Francisco, and it does for the vagina what the facial does for the face.  We should have seen this coming after all that VaJazzeling hoopla!   As far as I know, this procedure is  also available in New York City, under the name "Peach Smoothie."   

And that's all I'm going to say about that!


In Tokyo, Japan, a $3000 toilet was stolen from a public park ladies' bathroom. The costly crapper was lifted from its moorings by unknown commode crooks.  Police are still trying to locate the loo, and are baffled as to what the motivation was for fleeing with the flusher.

Obviously, someone had to go!


Scott Damerow, a freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology, scored a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records when he crushed 142 eggs with his head in one minute.

His parents must be so proud of their "egghead," and thrilled that he's putting those bucks they paid for his college education to good use!


Now you can get married at Denny's in Las Vegas!  This particular restaurant has an in house chapel area set aside specifically for weddings, and even has a full bar.  For $95, couples get a bottle of champagne, a Pancake Puppie wedding cake  and “Just Married” T-shirts.   

I wonder if the Honey-Moon over my Hammy is part of the package?


Well, that's all the head-scratching for today!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Author's Page

I've been wanting to set up an author's page and finally made myself work on it today.  I still am not finished, but I published it anyway to see if I could get some feedback.  

I'd like to have a navigation bar, but I haven't yet figured out how to do that....I'm computer-limited, if not computer illiterate!

If anyone has any suggestions on how I can improve my page, I'd appreciate them!  It's a work in progress.

Come on over and take a look, and let me know what you think!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Silent Sunday

Grandson Austin cuts his birthday cake with Karate Chops--family custom.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday Silliness

The Fishing Trip

A man phones home from his office and says to his wife, "I have the chance to go 
fishing for a week. It's the opportunity of a lifetime. I have to leave right 
away. Please pack my clothes, my fishing equipment, and especially my blue silk 
pajamas. I'll be home in an hour to pick them up." 
 The man rushes home to grab everything. He hugs his wife, apologizes for the 
short notice, and then hurries off. A week later, the man returns and his wife 
asks, "Did you have a good trip, dear?" 
 The man replies, "Yep, the fishing was great... but you forgot to pack my blue 
silk pajamas." 
 His wife smiles and says, "Oh, no I didn't... I put them in your tackle box!" 


The Interview

A man is hiring for an accounting position, conducting interviews with each of 
the hopefuls. The first accountant walks in and starts to introduce himself.  
Accountant 1: "I'm here for the accounting position." 
Boss: "What's 2+2"? 
Accountant 1: "Four". 
Boss: "Get out". 
Confused, the applicant leaves the office and the next applicant walks in. 
Accountant 2: "Hi, I'm here for the accounting position". 
Boss: "What's 2+2"? 
Accountant 2: "Four". 
Boss: "Get out". 
Just as confused as the first applicant, he leaves thinking that if the boss is 
that stupid he doesn't want to work there anyway  He passes applicant #3 as he 
enters the bosses office. 
Accountant 3: "Hi, I'm here for the accounting position". 
Boss: "What's 2+2"? 
Accountant 3: "Anything you want it to be". 

Boss: "You're hired"! 


Playground Scuffle
Little Pete came home from the playground with a bloody nose, black eye, and
torn clothing. It was obvious he'd been in a bad fight and lost. While his 
father was patching him up, he asked his son what happened. 
 "Well, Dad," said Pete, " I challenged Larry to a duel. And, you know, I gave 
him his choice of weapons." 
 "Uh-huh," said the father, "that seems fair." 
 "I know, but I never thought he'd choose his sister!" 
Family Reunion

There was a family  gathering, With all generations  around the table.  Mischievous teenagers  put a Viagra tablet  into  Grandpa's drink, And after a while,  Grandpa excused himself because he had to go  to the bathroom.  When he returned,  however, his trousers were wet all  over.
'What happened,  Grandpa?'  He was asked by his  concerned children.
'Well,' he answered,  'I don't really know. I had to go to the  bathroom.  So I took it out  and started to pee, but then I saw that it  wasn't mine, so I put it  back!'

Friday, April 5, 2013


T.G.I.F.   (Thank God it's Friday!)

When I was still a member of the work force, that phrase was so meaningful!  The last day of the work week had arrived; for two whole days I could sleep in, wear my jeans or my jammies, and walk around barefoot!  It seemed like heaven.

Now...three years into retirement, the phrase has lost it's appeal.  What had to wait until Saturday or Sunday can now happen any day of the week!  Don't get me wrong--that's not a bad thing!  I have no desire to return to the working class any time soon!  I do miss the income, however;  being retired comes with increased medical expenses, (no, Medicare does not pay for everything!), increased leisure   time and less cash with which to enjoy it!

I'm sure there are some retirees out there who planned better than I; who never went through a divorce (34 years ago), remarried (30 years ago), got laid off from their job (more than once over the years), and went through bankruptcy (20 years ago), and who planned well and are enjoying their "golden years" in ease and comfort.

I'm not complaining, mind you.  I am fortunate that after both Mr. Eva and I lost our jobs 20 years ago, I was able to secure gainful employment again and build up a 401K with a company which also entitled me to a small pension, so we're not just hanging on by the skin of our teeth with only social security to sustain us.  We are not short of the necessities, and are able to occasionally enjoy some extras like a nice dinner out or a movie, and a trip every couple of years.

My concern is for those who are still working and living for T.G.I.F.  I do hope you are planning ahead, more than I did.  Retirement seemed so far away and intangible when I was in my working phase.  I didn't give a huge amount of thought to the future, other than when I started that 401K, I increased my contribution to it every time I received a raise.  I thankful I did that, because things would be bleak today without it!

Unfortunately, most of us are too soon old and too late smart!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Open Letter to the Boston Celtics

To My Dear Men In Green And White,

Last night's game nearly did me in!  When I thought I could breathe easily because you had an 18-point lead, you let me down.  You let the Pistons come within two points with less than 2 minutes on the clock!

I held my breath, thinking you were about to totally blow it.  But you came through.  Between Paul Pierce, Jeff Green (34 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks), and Jason Terry's clutch foul shots at the end, you managed to win!

Don't you know my hair gets grayer every time you blow a lead in the last quarter?  I'm getting too old for this kind of stress!  Plus, it's embarrassing to be yelling at the television screen!  The refs don't listen to me, anyway, so that's a futile effort.  If I were there in person, I'd probably be offering them my glasses so they wouldn't miss all those fouls against Green, Pierce, Bradley, and Randolph!

Mr. Eva was watching the Boston Red Sox, so I couldn't vent to him.....  yes, that's right, I picked watching your game over watching the Sox!  Just another reason you guys shouldn't be testing my cardiovascular strength.  I hate those close endings!

Avery Bradley, Terrence Williams, Chris Wilcox, Courtney Lee, Brandon Bass, Jordan Crawford, and D J White....I still love all of you guys, but could you put a little more effort into your offensive rebounding?  That might keep the lead a little wider in your favor, and help me to maintain a more calm demeanor.  

So far, the neighbors haven't called 911 because of my screaming, but we don't want to chance it.  Go out there and win big, will ya'?  For me?  Please?  The few non-gray hairs I have left thank you.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WTF Wednesday!

Yes, it's that time again, when I peruse the news to find those items that make me scratch my head and ask "What the f*ck???"   Enjoy!

A Pennsylvania man was arrested after an incident that occurred in a Blairsville, PA Walmart parking lot.  Arcangelo Bianco, Jr., spotted a deer in the parking lot, grabbed his handgun from his truck and took off across the parking lot on foot in pursuit, firing several shots.  Walmart shoppers called 911 and police apprehended the perp.  He was charged with reckless endangerment, hunting without a license, and several other hunting related charges.  Fortunately, no humans were injured.  (And, no, he didn't get to keep the deer.)

Who says the meat you find at Walmart isn't always fresh??


A biology teacher in Idaho is being reprimanded for using the word "vagina" in a lesson on reproduction he was teaching to 15 and 16 year-olds.  Apparently, four parents were upset that he used the word "vagina."  The teacher stated that he has taught biology at this school for 18 years without a problem, and that students can be excused from the lesson on reproduction if they are uncomfortable with the material.

Was he supposed to say, "When a man puts his peepee in a woman's hoo-hah?"


The company that brought us Baconnaise and Bacon Salt, J & D Foods now brings us Bacon-flavored condoms.  That's just what your relationship was missing:   a pork-flavored prophylactic!

I guess bacon's not just for breakfast anymore!


A Connecticut priest who earned the nickname "Monsignor Meth" pleaded guilty to drug charges.   Police say he was involved in a cross-country drug distribution ring and had been involved in the sale of $300,000 worth of methamphetamines.  

Well I guess that draws attention away from sexual abuse charges that have been a dark cloud over the church.


A normal-sized couple in England gave birth to a 15 pound, 7 ounce baby boy!  Jade and Ryan King named the toddler-sized infant George.

I suspect those newborn size onesies will be returned and exchanged for some larger sized clothing!  And let me just say "OUCH!"


That's enough head-scratching for today!!