The Looky-Loos

The Wedding

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hey guys! I actually went and posted my 'dating ad' on Plenty of Fish dot com. Pretty funny. I'm blaming Charmaine from Middle Aged Dating for any weirdos that come my way. LOL! Just kiddin' girl ... ya know I loff ya!

And here's a funny for ya today! So apropros for our current economic situation too!

The American way of "SPREADING THE WEALTH". Don't need a Politician to do it for us, we've done it to ourselves. Isn't this the truth!

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm
clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am.

While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA ), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA )

After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled it with GAS (from Saudi Arabia) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer (Made In Malaysia), Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can't find a good paying job in AMERICA.

Rock on global new order!

On to the rest of the goods:

ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Thomas Szasz

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

What would your best friend say makes you great? What about your parents
or siblings?

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ


(port-MAN-to, -TOH, PORT-)

1. A word coined by blending two or more words.
2. A case opening in two parts, used for carrying clothes while traveling.

From French portemanteau, from porter (to carry) + manteau (coat, mantle).

Originally a portmanteau was a court official who carried the robes of a king. Since a portmanteau had two hinged compartments, Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a blended word in his book "Through the Looking-Glass" (1871). While explaining the poem Jabberwocky, Humpty Dumpty tells Alice:
"Well, 'slithy' means 'lithe and slimy'. 'Lithe' is the same as 'active'. You see it's like a portmanteau -- there are two meanings packed up into one word."

Some everyday portmanteaux are brunch (breakfast + lunch), smog (smoke + fog), and motel (motor + hotel). Some more examples are adultescent, bumbershoot, mingy.

"Montreal's annual Fantasia Film Festival has come a long way since its beginnings in 1996. A portmanteau of 'fantasy' and 'Asia', the festival's name once reflected the programmers' focus."

ஜ~§What I'm Reading§~ஜ

White Witch; Black Curse.

ஜ~§What I'm Watching§~ஜ

Tonight is: Lost and Criminal minds.

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

The Wedding

O marriage-bells, your clamor tells
Two weddings in one breath.
SHE marries whom her love compels:
-- And I wed Goodman Death!
My brain is blank, my tears are red;
Listen, O God: -- "I will," he said: --
And I would that I were dead.
Come groomsman Grief and bridesmaid Pain
Come and stand with a ghastly twain.
My Bridegroom Death is come o'er the meres
To wed a bride with bloody tears.
Ring, ring, O bells, full merrily:
Life-bells to her, death-bells to me:
O Death, I am true wife to thee!

Sidney Lanier

ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ

Heirloom Tomatoes with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Basil

6 slices firm white sandwich bread
1/4 lb sliced bacon (about 5 slices)
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
3 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
4 assorted medium heirloom tomatoes (2 lb total), cut into 1/4- to 1/3-inch-thick slices
30 small fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 oz blue cheese (preferably Maytag Blue), crumbled, at room temperature

Special equipment: a 3-inch round cookie cutter
Garnish: very small heirloom cherry or currant tomatoes

Cut 1 round from each bread slice with cookie cutter.

Cook bacon in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until crisp, then transfer to paper towels to drain. Pour off bacon fat from skillet and reserve fat (do not clean skillet).

Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then toast 3 bread rounds, turning over once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes total. Transfer toasts to a rack to cool and season with salt and pepper. Toast remaining 3 bread rounds in 1 1/2 tablespoons more oil in same manner.

Cook shallot in 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat and remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a small heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add vinegar and simmer, whisking, until emulsified, about 1 minute. Season dressing with salt and pepper and keep warm, covered.

Crumble bacon. Arrange bread rounds on 6 plates and divide tomato slices among them, stacking slices and sprinkling some basil and bacon between slices. Sprinkle cheese and remaining basil and bacon over and around tomatoes. Spoon some of warm bacon dressing over and around tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

Cooks' notes:

·Toasts can be made 3 hours ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature.
·Dressing can be made 1 hour ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat before proceeding.

·Tomatoes can be sliced 1 hour ahead and kept, covered, at room temperature.

This is sooo flavorful and delicious, enjoy!

Brightest Blessings,

4 Things people say ...:

♥ Kathy said...

That is SO the truth! Hmmm, great about my silliness definitely :D everyone is always saying how weird I am :p

david mcmahon said...

That really is the new global order! And the photo looks appetising too!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

That tomato recipe looks delish. I must stop reading blogs when I'm hungry.

Captain Dumbass said...

Don't forget that whatever Joe was watching on tv was probably filmed in Canada. Bwah ha haaaa!