Deep Thoughts with Sawyer

Time for another dip into Deep Thoughts Thursday, folks. I've always been a LOST fan--because you know, it's like one of the best shows. Ever. So this week's deep thoughts are all about Sawyer. After all, that red-neck-man was full of deep thoughts. OK, maybe not so much 'deep' as just totally Sawyer. I mean, who doesn't like Sawyerisms?

Anyhoots. Get ready for some thoughts. Deep ones. Sawyer style.

Deep Thoughts Thursday Fish Biscuits

I think any LOST fan will tell ya, they weren't thinking about Fish Biscuits or Strawberries for too long after that. Nothing like a little romp in a jail cell to keep things, um, interesting.

Sawyer LOST Leaf Reaction Gif

Yeah, here they were a little bit lost. On LOST. And leave it to Sawyer to have the perfect one-liner to lighten the moment with ever-so-serious Locke. Sawyer was all about the snappy one-liners. That, and golden opportunities to remove his shirt. But I digress.

Sawyer Shot a Bear Reaction Gif

And it wasn't just any bear in the jungle. No, no. It was a Polar Bear. Ah, Season 1 of LOST. The memories. The good times. The head-scratching-what-just-happened-I'm-so-confused-moments of epic TV in the making. I miss it so.

And just in case you're missing some of those Shirtless Sawyer moments I mentioned previously, here's something for old time's sake.

Shirtless Sawyer LOST
Now that's enough Deep Thoughts for one day. Get LOST.

Deep Thoughts Thursday with Damon

I am all about trying new things, even here on the blog. So as I was wasting time Googling some almost fabulous gifs the other night, I came across some that inspired a brand spanking new category: Deep Thoughts Thursday. It will just be a way to share some not-quite deep thoughts and musings using photos and gifs I spy on the Web. You know, just for sh*ts and giggles.

Are you feeling it? Ready for the first one? Are you sure now?

Well, OK then.

Damon Life Sucks Deep Thoughts

You kinda had to guess I'd feature Ian Somerhalder (as Damon Salvatore) from The Vampire Diaries to kick off this thrilling new Thursday feature, didn'tcha? And really he's right, life does suck--I mean, sometimes. So here's to hitting the nail on the head, vampire style. But just in case that one wasn't enough for ya, here is one more to help you kick start your weekend.

Damon Eternal Stud Deep Thoughts

And I like it too, Damon. In case it wasn't obvious.

So you see, the thoughts here are not necessarily all that deep. But it's too late in the week for deep thoughts anyway. Who really wants to partake in deep-thinking on a Thursday evening? I'm more about the funny than the deep, aren't you?

Anyhoo, enjoy my little dose of Deep Thoughts with Damon. And enjoy your weekend while you're at it.

Chicken and Rice Bake-a-Roni

Well it's not quite Tuesday, but I thought I'd share a new recipe so you can make it a Tasty Tuesday, if the mood strikes you. I found the original recipe on Pinterest, and I wanted to link to it here, but of course now I cannot find my pin! Figures. But anyway, I tweaked the recipe a bit, and made it for the first time this evening. So naturally I feel the need to share. So cheers to sharing, right?

Cheers Ian Reaction Gif

I'm calling this recipe Chicken and Rice Bake-a-Roni. Catchy, no? Here's your list of ingredients.
  • 1 Family size box of Rice-a-Roni, Chicken-flavored
  • 1-22 oz bag of Frozen Grilled Chicken Strips (thawed and diced)
  • 1-10 oz can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1-1/2 Cups of Sour Cream
  • 1 Can of French Fried Onions
And the deets:
  1. Prepare the Rice-a-Roni, per its package directions.
  2. When the rice is finished, add in the can of soup and the sour cream. Stir well.
  3. Add in the chicken and stir to combine.
  4. Spray a 9x13 pan w/cooking spray, and then spread in your rice and chicken mixture.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350° for 30-40 minutes, until heated through.
  6. Pour the can of French Fried Onions on top, bake another 5 minutes.
You should end up with something that looks a little bit like this:

Chicken and Rice Bake-a-Roni Recipe
 Yeah, not my best photo, but it's definitely a bowl full of yummy in your tummy. Really. I promise.

Rebel Wilson Reaction Gif

And in a semi-random side note, I'll just add that I know what Ian Somerhalder's character, Damon, is about to say in the first gif in this post. In that scene Damon says, "here's to duplicity."

I think that proves once and for all--lest there was any lingering doubt amongst you--that I do watch entirely too much of The Vampire Diaries.

Sorry Not Sorry Reaction Gif

Dance Party

I don't know why, but when I see animated gifs of celebs, movie and TV characters and what not dancing, it gives me a little chuckle. Not a big one, mind you. But a chuckle, nonetheless. So on the off chance that you're as abnormally amused by dancing celebrities as I am, I decided to create a new category here at Tinalicious. When the mood strikes me, I shall post gifs of people, you know, dancing.

Behold. My Tinalicious Dance Party! 
(If you need some background music, just press play on the SoundCloud player.
Song is Nothing Compares, by Brooke Duff.)

Everybody Dance Now Dance Party

Join us, won't you?

Brad Pitt Dance Party

You know, get down.

Tom Hiddleston Dance Party

Get funky now.

Beyonce Dance Party

There now, don't you feel the groove movin through ya? Don't you just wanna get up and dance? I see your foot tapping. Don't pretend it's not. Besides, sometimes you just gotta cut loose.

Anyhoots, if you love a good dancing gif like I do, you may enjoy this new blog feature. If not, well, that's more dancing left for us. :)

Poop Happens

Yes, that's right. It says Poop up there. And all thanks to my adorable granddaughter, Destiny, who makes me glad everyday that I'm a grandma--because she always knows how to make me laugh.

The other night we took her and my grandson, Dylan out to dinner. We were talking about food and eating dinner when Destiny, out of nowhere, said, "you know what, if there are brown fruits, they should be called Poop Snacks."  And at first I was like...

Loki Unsure Reaction Gif

But then I was like...

Loki Thumbs Up Reaction Gif

Because let's face it: she's only gonna be four once, and the girl is just funny! I know she gets that from me. I mean, obviously.

Then I got to thinking about something she did last year, also--amazingly--poop-related. She was singing some little song to herself and I couldn't quite make out what she was saying. So I decided to ask her...while recording her on my iPhone. So when I asked her what song she was singing, this was her reply.

What can I say? It cracks me up. Every. Single. Time. She wouldn't go back to singing her song after that, but no matter. I loved her reply enough to keep forever. And really, when you think about it, poop is funny. At least sometimes. It's part of life.

Really, poop happens.

Things I Don't Understand-the Saga Continues

I had originally planned to come on here and rant a bit about something. But then that turned into a couple of somethings. And then I just decided that perhaps my rantics would be better suited to a Things I Don't Understand post. And since I haven't posted in awhile (which has nothing at all to do with laziness, I assure you), I bet you are simply chomping at the bit to read all about my daily confusion, aren't you?

So Excted Reaction Gif

So I don't want to keep you waiting any longer. Off we go with list of many things I do not understand...

Why the pump thingamajig (it's a word, I know it's a word, you can't tell me that it's not a word) in my bath products is never long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle. In the name of all that is good and Holy, why oh freaking why isn't the pump thingamajig long enough to reach the bottom? Do they really want us to have to remove the pump thingamajig every single time we need to get shampoo or conditioner out of the bottom of the bottle and shake it out?! Or maybe they just have not yet heard of quality control. Or maybe, just maybe, they really want us to just get so pissed while we're in the shower that we throw the bottle away and buy a new one? Yeah, that sounds about right. For the same reasons they want us to Lather, Rinse, and Repeat: TO MAKE MONEY. Capitalism, at its finest.

Twist ties on bread bags. What genius decided that it is a good idea to close a bag of bread or buns with a wired tie that you have to repeatedly twist, or untwist as the case may be, to get it open or closed. It's. Not. Fun. Like, at all. And you don't even know what fun is until you go to defrost a bag of buns in the microwave, conveniently forgetting that there is a metal twist tie on said bag of buns. And need I say it? It does not play nicely whilst in the microwave.

Microwave Fire Reaction Gif

And speaking of microwaves, I do not understand why sometimes...

Morning People. Seriously. Just stop.

Morning People Meme

Why the post office lies. At least sometimes. I found a "Final Notice" in my mailbox the other day, for a registered mail small package. That wouldn't be so surprising if I'd actually ever gotten ANY prior notices before the "Final" one. And I watched the mailman put the notice in my box and then walk away--while I was home. Did he knock at the door? No. So I called the post office and asked how this could be--how could I be getting a "Final Notice" on something when I'd NEVER gotten any prior notices?! Their reply? "You should have gotten two prior notices." And yet, I didn't. Even though I was home every day prior to that, following the notice I'd seen online a week earlier showing that my package was "out for delivery." Hmmm. 

Throne of Lies Reaction Gif

And if I hadn't called the P.O. at 4:45pm--only moments after I'd witnessed the mailman putting the "Final Notice" in my box and walking away without knocking--my package would have been returned to its sender the very next day. Yet the post office continued to repeat that I "should have" gotten two prior notices. Yeah well, I DIDN'T! Nor did I receive any knocks on the door when those two prior notices were supposedly delivered to request my signature. 

Advanced Quantum Mechanics. Just sayin.

Why anyone would have the desire to become a proctologist. Does it pay the most or something?

And finally, why some people are obsessed with Damon Salvatore/Ian Somerhalder.

Ian Somerhalder Reaction Gif

I mean, some people are really obsessed with this gorgeous man and his hotness and acting abilities. No one I know, course. But there are people. You know. Just people. Typing this. Out there.

Yeah, so, the confusion continues. Carry on.