Gods ... I have no news. I need to center myself. Think of myself ... for a while. It's getting annoying. I'll come out of it though. I'm sure I have a TON of funny emails at work. I may edit this later to include some funnies. I could use a great big hearty laugh about now. I'm going to try for some funny poems and funny quotes and such today. YAY!!!
It was this little girl's first day of school, and the teacher asked her what her name was. She replied, 'Happy Butt ..'
The teacher said, 'Honey I don't think that's your name. You need to go to the principal's office and get this straightened out. '
So she went to the principal's office and he asked, 'What's your name?'
And the little girl said, 'Happy Butt.'
The principal called the girl's mother to get this straightened out once and for all.
After getting off the phone, he looked at the little girl and said, 'Honey, your name is Gladys, not Happy Butt.'
Grinning from ear to ear, the girl then exclaimed, 'Glad Ass, Happy Butt, what's the difference?!'
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Even if you're not actively eavesdropping, you can hear some interesting things. What's the best conversation you've ever overheard?
Lares and Penates
(LAR-eez and puh-NAY-teez)
1. Household gods: the benevolent gods in an ancient Roman household.
2. Household goods: a family's treasured possessions.
From Latin Lares et Penates, from Lares, plural of Lar (in Roman mythology, the deity or spirit who protected a household) + et (and) + Penates (deities of the household that were believed to bring wealth), from penus (provisions, interior of a house).
In an ancient Roman home a shrine for the guardian spirits was called lararium.
"But let's face it, the nearest thing that many Aussies have in the way of religion, or, as it is labelled with new-age vagueness, spirituality, are those little do-it-yourself offerings to the roadside gods, the lares and penates of the new-age pantheists."
Nora Roberts: Sacred Sins and I'm still plugging through 'The 5000 Year Leap".
Tonight is: Smallville, Supernatural, Hell's Kitchen, Burn Notice and Private Practice. (dunno what's up with Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty,already are we having a hiatus?)
Be it of a rope, bamboo or gold
The tale of ecstasy isn't old.
By the breeze
Swirls up and comes down again.
In every rise a new adventure, a new mettle
Reaches the zenith and touches the ground
Yet efforts to ascend the higher invisible steps
And join the infinite
Ceaseless peregrination of man continues
For in every man
A higher psyche to meet 'the Oversoul'
Attain sublimity, serenity, summum bonum
And never look down again.
1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
6 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup diced onion
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes
3/4 pound plum tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup canned dark-red kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained
For the tacos:
8 hard corn taco shells
2 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce
1 cup diced red onion
4 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces grated Cheddar cheese
1. Place the eggplant in a colander and sprinkle with the salt. Let stand for 1 hour. Pat dry with paper towels. Meanwhile, heat 4 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant and sauté until almost tender, adding more oil if necessary. Remove to a casserole.
2. Heat the remaining oil in the same skillet over low heat; wilt the onion, garlic and red pepper for 10 minutes, then add to the casserole. Place casserole over low heat and add the ingredients up through the parsley. Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes.
3. Stir in the kidney beans and chickpeas; cook for 15 minutes. The skin of the eggplant should be tender. Adjust seasonings.
4. Prepare the tacos: Place 1/4 cup of the cooked veggies in each taco shell. Top with some shredded lettuce and 1 tablespoon each of the onion and tomatoes. Dollop with sour cream and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.