The Looky-Loos


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


A little funny for the men around these parts. I'm sure you've seen or heard these 'Rules' before, but it's never a bad thing to reiterate. He he

These are MEN'S rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered '1' ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.We need it up, you need it down.You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports: It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides.Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it.. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one

1. You can either ask us to do something, or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we..

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' We will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really .

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
Henry David Thoreau

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

How do you define greatness?

It's hard to define, but there's a picture of myself on this page, and they say a picture is worth a thousand words!!! (OMG, I can't believe I just put that in here, but it's staying! By the GODS it's staying!)

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ



1. Of or relating to letters.
2. Composed of letters (as a literary work).

From Latin epistola (letter), from Greek epistole (something sent), from epi- (upon, over, on) + stellein (to send). Ultimately from the Indo-European root stel- (to put or stand) that is also the source of stallion, stilt, install, gestalt, stout, and pedestal.

"Case in point: Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock's epistolary novels told entirely through extravagantly illustrated postcards and letters tucked into envelopes contained in the book."

ஜ~§What I'm Reading§~ஜ

White Witch; Black Curse

ஜ~§What I'm Watching§~ஜ

Tonight is: Oh jeez, I don't even know anymore. I'm totally turned around. I'm sure it's something fantastic though.

Actually I just looked it up and it's Criminal Minds and LOST (woot). I think I'm going to give the new comedy, Better Off Ted a go too!

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ


Fle fro the pres, and dwelle with sothefastnesse,
Suffise thin owen thing, thei it be smal;
For hord hath hate, and clymbyng tykelnesse,
Prees hath envye, and wele blent overal.
Savour no more thanne the byhove schal;
Reule weel thiself, that other folk canst reede;
And trouthe schal delyvere, it is no drede.

Tempest the nought al croked to redresse,
In trust of hire that tourneth as a bal.
Myche wele stant in litel besynesse;
Bywar therfore to spurne ayeyns an al;
Stryve not as doth the crokke with the wal.
Daunte thiself, that dauntest otheres dede;
And trouthe shal delyvere, it is no drede.

That the is sent, receyve in buxumnesse;
The wrestlyng for the worlde axeth a fal.
Here is non home, here nys but wyldernesse.
Forth, pylgryme, forth! forth, beste, out of thi stal!
Know thi contré! loke up! thonk God of al!
Hold the heye weye, and lat thi gost the lede;
And trouthe shal delyvere, it is no drede.

Therfore, thou Vache, leve thine olde wrechednesse;
Unto the world leve now to be thral.
Crie hym mercy, that of hys hie godnesse
Made the of nought, and in espec{.i}al
Draw unto hym, and pray in general
For the, and eke for other, hevenelyche mede;
And trouthe schal delyvere, it is no drede.

Geoffrey Chaucer

ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

8 Tbsp (1 stick, 4 ounces) unsalted butter
1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chips or chopped
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons mint extract
1/2 cup sour cream

Optional Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

8 Tbsp butter, room temperature (1 stick, 4 ounces)
1 Tbsp milk
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Optional Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 Tbps butter, room temperature (1/2 stick, 2 ounces)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
Fresh mint for garnish


1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin tin by lining it with cupcake liners. Use a double boiler or add an inch or two of water to a medium sized saucepan and place a metal bowl over it, bringing the water to a simmer. Add butter (cut into chunks), chocolate, cocoa to the bowl. As the butter and chocolate melt, whisk until the ingredients are well combined and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to touch.

2 In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

3 In a large bowl (can use a mixer), beat the eggs. Add the salt, the sugar, the mint extract and beat until well combined. Slowly add in the chocolate butter mixture and beat until combined.

4 Add in half of the sifted flour mixture, mix to combine. Mix in the sour cream. Mix in the remaining flour mixture.

5 Spoon the batter evenly into the lined muffin cups. Place in oven in middle rack. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until tops spring back when touched and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6 Let cool in muffin tin on a rack for 15 minutes. Then gently remove cupcakes from the tin and let cool completely before frosting.

Use frosting of choice, flavored with a little mint extract. Garnish with a little fresh mint. Recipes for simple butter cream or cream cheese frosting follow.

Makes 12 cupcakes.


1 In an electric mixer, beat the butter (if making buttercream) or butter and cream cheese (if making cream cheese frosting) at medium speed until creamy. Beat in milk (if making buttercream) and mint extract.

2 Slowly add in the powdered sugar on low speed, stopping every now and then to scrape down the sides of the bowl, until light and fluffy. Taste and add more mint extract if it isn't minty enough for you, or powdered sugar if it isn't sweet enough for you.

Brightest Blessings,

7 Things people say ...:

♥ Kathy said...

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one

My husband says that to me all the time LMAO

K, the question...I'm going with your answer because it was greatness in itself!! ♥

Sassy Britches said...

Yay for you touting your own greatness! Loving it!

CaJoh said...

I beg to differ about the toilet seat. My wife complains if I leave the lid down (I'm like that because I don't want the dog drinking out of the toilet). But if you saw the lid you would understand. In the dark it looks like the seat— I can never win.

lmerie said...

Oh that cupcake looks divine!!

Juliet Colors said...

I think you're GREAT!

SSP said...

here's to recognizing your own greatness! :-) that cupcake looks/sounds divine....mmmm

Miss Grace said...

I actually don't mind when men leave the seat up because then I know they put it up in the first place!