Not too much is happening. I'm exhausted, I'm on my 12th straight day of work. I have 1 more day to work this week and then I'm off for 3 glorious days. (Of course, I have to fit Thanksgiving into that too. UGH) I really just want to veg out.
I'll post my recipe for Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms tomorrow. I usually make them every year for Thanksgiving. I'll be making them for this years feast as well.
I was in Denver last week for a week-long training seminar. (Which is why I'm sooo bloody exhausted this week.) I really learned alot, and some interesting things happened. I'll talk more about that as time permits.
I went and got my nails done today. I actually have my nail tech keep them pretty short, just past the tips of my fingers, because I do so much typing. She talked me into this shimmery bronze color, which would look awesome if I wasn't so pastey white, I'm not to excited about. Oh well ... I only have to live with them for 2 weeks.
That's about all the news, here's some humor ... and the rest of the story!!!
Proof of human stupidity
1. Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
3. Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
4. Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
5. Only in America......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
6. Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
7. Only in America......do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.
8. Only in America......do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
9. Only in America......do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.
10. Only in America......do they have drive-up ATM's with Braille lettering.
11.Only in America.....Will you go to a restaurant at SeaWorld and ask for band aids and get mayonnaise
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ingrid Bergman
~Quote of the Day~
~The ‘Blog This!’ Of The Day~
While walking in a winter wonderland can be fun in theory, it makes shopping a bit of a drag. Do you plan on doing your holiday shopping online or in-stores this season?
(For those of you who are questioning what this section is, it's for those of us who might not have a thought in our heads at that particular moment for a blog, just a tool to use if you feel like blogging and have a bit of a block)
~The Word Of The Day~Corpulent
MEANING: adjective: Large, bulky, fat.
ETYMOLOGY: From Latin corpus (body). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kwrep- (body, form) that is also the source of corps, corpse, corporation, corset, corsage, and leprechaun.
USAGE: "Mr. Barbecue-Smith was a short and corpulent man, with a very large head and no neck.
~Today’s Person Of Interest~Audrey Hepburn Biography
Audrey Hepburn was a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century and one of the most beloved actresses of all time. She enchanted the world with elegance and innocent charm, and portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film. Although she was one of the few actresses to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award, Audrey was modest about her talents, often claiming she had no acting technique. She redefined glamour with elfin features and a waif-like figure that inspired timeless designs by Hubert de Givenchy. Raised in the Netherlands during World War II, Audrey never forgot her own struggles during the German occupation and dedicated her later years to helping needy children around the world, becoming an International Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and traveling around the world to provide aid. Audrey Hepburn is remembered as a natural talent, a timeless beauty and a great humanitarian.
~What I'm Reading~Nora Roberts, Captivated ~ Synopsis: His interest in her was purely professional…or so he told himself.
Nash Kirkland had sought out Morgana Donovan, self-proclaimed witch, to help him research his latest screenplay. The hardheaded skeptic didn't believe for a minute she was what she professed to be, but Nash somehow found himself falling under her bewitching spell. Nash had never trusted his feelings. How could he be sure the irresistible passion he felt was real and not just some conjurer's trick?
~What I'm Watching~Tonight is: Terminator: TSCC, The Big Bang Theory, HIMYM, 2.5 Men, Heroes, Boston Legal and My Own Worst Enemy
~Poem Of The Day~To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying;
And the same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And, while ye may, go marry;
For, having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.
~Recipe of the Day~Penne w/ Bacon, Spinach & Mushrooms
1 box (16 oz) penne
10 slices bacon (about 1/2 lb)
1 medium onion, halved and sliced thin
1 pkg (8 oz) sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 pkg (12 oz) fresh baby spinach
1. Cook pasta as package directs.
2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Remove all but 2 Tbsp fat from skillet.
3. Add onion and mushrooms to skillet; sauté 5 minutes until onion is golden. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds until fragrant. Add spinach; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes until wilted.
4. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta water. Add pasta to skillet with some of the reserved pasta water; toss. Add more water as necessary. Crumble bacon on top of pasta and serve with Parmesan.