I am SUPERDUPERCALIFRAGILISTICALLY excited about seeing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince tonight. I'm heading out to meet my niece at the theater for the 12am showing. WEEHAWWWIEEEE OOWWWZAAA!!!
Yeah ... well ... hmmm ... I'm a huge fan, build a bridge and all that!
I have a pretty long funny ... so I'll not bore you with the AWESOMNESS that was The Closer and Raising the Bar last night. (Although AHEM Mr Us and Them perhaps you should check out a show or two that I post about, just in case of course, because they ARE fantastico! he he he)
Tips for Traveling in the South
--If it can't be fried in bacon grease, it ain't worth eating.
-- If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in the cab of a four-wheel-drive truck with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help, just stay out of their way -- this is what they live for.
-- Don't be surprised to find boiled peanuts, movie rentals and fishing bait in the same store.
-- Remember: "Y'all" is singular. "All y'all" is plural. "All y'all's" is plural possessive.
-- Don't be worried that you don't understand anyone. They don't understand you either.
-- If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this!" -- stay out of his way. These are likely the last words he will ever say.
-- If you see a turn signal blinking on a car with a southern license plate, you may rest assured that it was on when the car was purchased.
-- Satellite dishes are very popular in the South. They are to be positioned directly in front of one's trailer, since it cost considerably more than the trailer and should, therefore, be displayed.
-- As you are cursing the person driving 15 mph in a 55 mph zone, directly in the middle of the road, remember: many Southerners learned to drive on a John Deere, and this is the proper speed and lane position for that vehicle.
-- You can ask a Southerner for directions, but unless you already know the positions of key hills, trees and rocks, you're better off trying to find it yourself.
- Marty Indik
Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
- Putt's Law
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov
I couldn't pick just one ... so I did all three of them. I'm super-cool that way!
My favorite french thing? FREEDOM FRIES!!!
noun: An elongated ridge formed by wind erosion, often resembling the keel of an upside down ship.
From Turkic yar (steep bank).
"There are about 50 yardangs on Edwards [Air Force Base], with the largest about 15 feet high and 150 feet long. Base biologist Mark Hagan described them as looking like upside-down ship hulls."
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 large red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup cubed pancetta
1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
3 tablespoons feta cheese
4 (1 ounce) slices Provolone cheese
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg white
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 inch pie plate.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red onions; cook and stir until tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and pancetta, cook until the pancetta is crispy, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Mix in the spinach and feta cheese. Remove skillet from the heat.
Arrange the Provolone cheese to completely cover the bottom of the prepared pie plate. Spoon the spinach mixture over the cheese. Cover with the puff pastry sheet, trimming the edges to fit the pie plate. Brush top of pastry with the egg white.
Bake pie in preheated oven until the crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool 1 hour before serving.