Monday, May 30, 2011

Just Go With It

It's Monday, and even though I've been a bit lax in blogging of late (the reason for which is long and tedious so I don't plan to bore you with it), and I really should be "writing" something,  I am just in an MJ meme mood.  So I'm meme-ing, and Michael-ing. Can ya feel me? Hmm, well, if not, just go with it. We'll all be better for it in the end. You'll see.



Michael Jackson Bring It Meme

Michael Jackson Different Meme

MJ Kingdom Meme


Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. And here's to a great, and short, work week...and hopefully some more blogging. ;)

Monday, May 16, 2011

1 For the Snickers, 2 for the Smiles

I have a few things to share this week for Snickers and Smiles. Let us start with the Snicker, and then we can end with the Smiles. And no, I'm not trying to see how many times I can write snickers and smiles in this post...or am I???

Captain Picard GTFO Meme

This indeed made me snicker when I saw it...right before I literally LOL'd. First of all, who doesn't love them some Captain Jean-Luc Picard? He is, clearly, one of Star Trek's hottest captains. And you know how he is, all calm and controlled and professional to an inter-galactic fault. And yet here we have him supposedly saying the F-word. Admit it. That's just funny! And if you don't think it is...there's the door...now get the...oh, you get the idea.

Next up, Smile number one. Are you ready? Brace yourself.

Mouse Surprise Gif

Now when was the last time a furry little rodent didn't make you smile? OK, yes, excluding the time you saw one in the kitchen cupboard, which is definitely not cause for a smile. At least not in my house. But this little guy, awe shucks, he's cute! And cuteness generally causes smiles in my neck of the woods.

Finally, we have Smile number 2, which I'll just call Princess Destiny. She's my granddaughter. And she'll all decked out in her tiara and flashy earrings, ready to reign supreme if the moment calls for it.

Princess Destiny

But who are we kidding? That little princess rules her roost (and part of mine too). And she definitely makes me smile. Not that I'm biased or anything.  :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Can I See Your Id?

So it was a day out for The Hubs and Me yesterday. We decided to head uptown to check out the Lilac Festival, something we don't always get to do because for some reason, Mother Nature decides to send rain almost every year for that local event. It's like the curse of the Lilac Festival or something. Although if you are wanting rain, then you can plan on it happening that day and you'll be quite the happy and soggy little camper.

But anyhoots, it was sunny out for the most of the day with only clouds in the distance, so we decided to check out the festivities before the weather took its predictable turn for the worst (which it did later that day). Lots of nice little arts and crafts for sale. And I must say, tutus must be the "in" thing right now, as just about every other craft booth was selling tutus. But my only purchase  of the day was a hand-thrown ceramic bowl with a spout, made by a potter I went to college with. It came with a whisk and I thought it would be the perfect scrambled eggs mixing bowl, so we bought it. Yes, folks, I do get excited about scrambled eggs. That's not weird.

After the festival we decided to head to Fort Wayne for dinner, since I needed some things from Sam's Club anyway. Neither of us had eaten by 2pm, so Olive Garden was sounding mighty tasty to us both. And since our town has little in the way of decent restaurants, we almost always have to drive an hour to get the good stuff, as it were.

So we got seated immediately at the OG, which was odd considering it was Saturday and it's usually pretty packed. But who am I to complain [listening to my husband snicker in the background]?! And then our lovely waitress offered us some booze, er, wine. I'm never one to turn down free liquor [did I just say that...'out loud'?], even in small quantities, so we said sure, we'll have some. And then came the question that caused a great deal of cognitive dissonance to both the Hubs and me.

"Can I see Your Id?"

Um, hold on just a tick. You want to see my what now?

Perplexed, I just asked the waitress, "are you serious?"  And she told us that yes, it's a new law in the state of Indiana that requires them to ID everyone up to age 50.

Tinalicious Ohio ID Meme

But seriously...WTH?

I can see carding someone up to age 30 or so, because there are plenty of 28-year-olds that look more like they're 20. So there's room for doubt in that age range. But as much as I like to think I look quite young for my 44.8 years, I don't think there's any mistaking the fact that I am well over the legal drinking age of 21. Know what I mean?

But apparently the law is the law, and that means everyone up to age 50 is gonna get carded in Indiana, no matter how ridiculous it might seem to us ignorant Ohioans. Seems like a giant waste of time to me. But what the heck do I know?

On the plus side, I told the Hubs, we should look at it as a compliment. I mean, if she carded us, at least it means we don't look over 50. So I guess I can reserve any righteous indignation for the day when I don't get carded in Indiana, because that will mean I do look over 50. And then I guess I'm gonna need the free booze at the OG to soothe my shattered ego.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's MJ Meme Monday

I'm feeling all kinds of MJ today, so what better than to post some
semihumorous memes for your reading enjoyment, and to help you start your work week? OK, sure, there probably are better ways to start your work week, but humor me. You may get a giggle or two out of them. And then we all win, no?

Michael Jackson Jazz Hands Meme

Michael Jackson Hokey Pokey Meme

Michael Jackson Food Fight Meme

Michael Jackson Oprah Cages Meme


I hear you laughing. ;) Have a great Monday, gang!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Well, it's Tuesday, gang. And you know what that means. That's right, it means that if I happened to cook anything even remotely tasty in the last week, then I'm going to post it as a Tasty Tuesday recipe. I'm nothing if not predictable.

This week's Tinalicious treat is Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Being completely moderately obsessed with the Food Network, I like to think of myself as quite the food connoisseur. Granted, nobody else thinks of me that way, but there's nothing wrong with a little self-delusion on occasion to keep life interesting, no? Anyhoots, I'd seen fingerling potatoes in the store several times, but then also started seeing some of the Food Network chefs cooking them. So that was enough to sell me on the idea. And it turns out they are quite tasty!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Recipe


So here's the simple recipe, in case you'd like to try them too.

Ingredients



  • 2 Pounds Fingerling Potatoes

  • 3 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 TBSP Kosher/Course Salt (trust me, table salt will NOT do), to taste

  • 1/2 to 1 TSP Garlic Powder (to taste)

Directions
Wash the potatoes and quarter the larger ones. Put them in a bowl. Add the other ingredients. Mix well. Pour onto a baking sheet, making sure any cut potatoes are cut side down. Then bake  in a pre-heated 450° for 25 minutes or until tender.

The Hubs and I really liked these potatoes. It was a nice alternative to fried potatoes or French Fries, and they are just so easy to make. The only real downside for me was the cost of the potatoes. I think I paid $3.50 for the 2lb bag of potatoes, and that just seems pricey. But hey, they were good!

And life is short. If you can't eat some pricey fingerling potatoes once in awhile, then can you really say you're living? I think not.

Bon appetit!