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Who Ever Loved That Loved Not at First Sight?

Monday, April 13, 2009


And it's FRIDAY ... well it is for me ... it's MONDAY for everyone else. He he he! Suckahs!

I have no particular plans for my day off, gonna continue re-organizing my apartment. Tackling the bathroom, vanity, and my computer desk, that literally just collects stuff, AS I don't use that one. I actually have a seperate roll-around desk for my laptop. I'm kind of lazy like that.

Here's a wee funny for the day:

Inner Peace

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you anytime,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

....Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
Ted Nelson

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

What is your favorite old-school video game?

Oh my favorite old school video game was Pitfall. Ooohhhh I just LOVED pretending I was Indiana Jones!

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ



1. Something, for example a master key, that enables unrestricted access.
2. An ornamental mat used to frame a picture.
3. An adhesive tape used to attach a picture to a mat, glass, backing, etc.

From French, literally, passes everywhere, from passer (to pass) + partout (everywhere), from par (through) + tout (all).

"Francesco Isolabella, one of her lawyers, said, 'Marion True is being used as an excuse to criminalize all American museums.' Ms. True should not be used 'as a passe-partout to get at the Getty'."

ஜ~§What I'm Reading§~ஜ

Tribute, Nora Roberts

ஜ~§What I'm Watching§~ஜ

Tonight is: TBBT, HIMYM, 2.5 Men, Rules of Engagement, Heroes and Castle. Big TV night, I'd better stop and get some wine on the way home.

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

Who Ever Loved That Loved Not at First Sight?

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

And one especially do we affect
Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:
The reason no man knows; let it suffice
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?

Christopher Marlowe

ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ

Lemon and Olive Chicken

8 bone-in chicken breast halves
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 lemons
2 onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup green olives, pitted and halved
2 cups chicken stock or reduced-sodium broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Sprinkle the chicken with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat. In two batches, sear the chicken, skin side first, until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Cut the lemons in half lengthwise and then into thin slices crosswise. If the skillet is dry, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the onions and garlic, and cook over medium heat until soft but not brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in lemon slices, olives, stock, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Put the chicken on top of the vegetables, pour in any accumulated juices from the plate, and sprinkle with thyme and crushed red pepper. Cover, and simmer until the chicken is just cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings

Brightest Blessings,

11 Things people say ...:

Sassy Britches said...

"where both are deliberate, love is slight."

Is that the same thing as saying if you try TOO hard it won't work?

Lacey said...

I love the quote of the day. Too true, too true...

Vodka Mom said...

wait, is it Friday or Monday? I'm confused.

Hit 40 said...

Like your first quote about he dog!! Very funny!!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Vodka Mom, it IS in fact Monday, but I have the next two days off. Sorry for the confuzzle!

punk in writing said...

You're lucky... I'm back at work. :P I hope the weekend shows up soon.

The Stiletto Mom said...

I have to admit that I had to go get a cup of coffee right after I read the line "If you can start the day without caffeine" because I realized I'd run out...I'm so not the family dog!

Mama Kat said...

I love your buffet post. A little of everything...and now I'm hungry.

Anna Russell said...

Oh, I LOVE that Marlowe poem. I haven't read it or thought about it for so long. Thanks for the reminder SweetPea :)

Charmaine said...

Is it Friday or Monday?

Who am I?

Where am I?

Whose that man in my room?

hee hee

Denise said...

What a great blog you have, always so interesting. It's been a fun visit!