Monday, November 29, 2010

Nah Nah Nah, nah nah nah, Hey Hey Hey - Good bye!

FSU Seminoles laid a whoopin' on the gators last Saturday and this fan could not be any happier. Actually, I can because Maryland beat NC State and now FSU is going to the ACC Championship. It's like Christmas for Thanksgiving this year! Now if I can only manage to get tickets AND get my happy butt up to Charlotte, NC for the game this weekend...

and here's a link to an article about the win that just made feel all warm and fuzzy inside:
Seminoles beat Gators for first time in seven years

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Feel better?

Now that I am posting like a mad woman to make up for the fact that I have been so MIA? Still love me? yay!

Here's another video to entertain you:
This soldier in Iraq had an HP printer which quit working. He contacted HP tech support for help to fix it. HP told the soldier that he would have to pay them for the advice.

Watch this 60 second video for his response to them.

I don't know how many folks will end up seeing this ...but HP customer relations probably wish they had helped him out or even sent him a new printer.

Further Proof

that the internet is made up of 98% cat photos/videos. And that cats are strange creatures, but highly entertaining at times.

Penguin love

I love penguins. I have since I was a little girl. Whenever I see a cute news story or video about them, prepare yourself because I will be posting it. Enjoy :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oh, Anthropologie, how I love thee!

Can someone please please please be my sugar momma/daddy and take me shopping at Anthropologie?!

Love, I call it love:

sweet love!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Until I get the strength..

and the motivation to actually go through my pictures and post about my friends and I's "pre-thanksgiving, thanksgiving", I give you this. A few movie trailers of movies coming up I think look fairly interesting...

Monday, November 15, 2010

100th post? Hooray!

I do find it fairly ironic that my 100th post would also coincide with me apologizing for being M.I.A for the last week. I came down with a  fairly acute case of Tonsillitis. If you have never had it, it SUCKS. Yes, I realize I'm an adult, but when/if you ever go through that you will know what I mean when there is no other way to describe it but that it SUCKS. If you don't know what it is here's a picture and a brief description:

Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat and fever. While no treatment has been found to shorten the duration of viral tonsillitis, bacterial causes may be treatable with antibiotics....
Common symptoms of tonsillitis include:[1][2][3][4]
  • red and/or swollen tonsils
  • white or yellow patches on the tonsils
  • tender, stiff, and/or swollen neck
  • bad breath
  • sore throat
  • painful or difficult swallowing
  • cough
  • headache
  • sore eyes
  • body aches
  • fever
  • chills
  • nasal congestions
Acute tonsillitis is caused by both bacteria and viruses and will be accompanied by symptoms of ear pain when swallowing, bad breath, and drooling along with sore throat and fever. In this case, the surface of the tonsil may be bright red or have a grayish-white coating, while the lymph nodes in the neck may be swollen.
The ONLY symptom I did not have was coughing. I figured this was because in order to cough you have to be able to have movement in your throat, which I had NONE. My throat was so swollen by the time I saw my doctor I had been unable to even drink water for a few hours. The poor doctor had a hard time even getting my jaw low enough to scrap the back of my throat (no fun!). I was literally in tears after the swabbing. Thankfully they took pity on me and just immediately shot me up with a pain killer and then immediately filled a pain prescription. God Bless them. It was the kind of pain that makes you want to curl up into a ball, rock back forth and cry for your mommy. Yeah, I was that pathetic. Too bad at 25 you are a little old to do such things in public. So instead I just dragged myself home and managed to freak my roommate out with my impression of a "dying" mess. I'm pretty sure I not only resembled, but also sounded, like a bullfrog when I managed to...."croak" out any words....yeah bad joke, deal with it :)

Good news is I am on day 5 of 10 for my antibiotics and only suffer from "mild discomfort". Which basically means it still hurts to swallow and talk for lengths, but I can eat food again after not eating anything for days. I was able to eat solid food by Saturday for my friends and I's "Pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving", but I will share more on that in the next post.

Thankfully I had friends to help to take care of me, aka- the giant pathetic mess, and I am well onto recovery and feeling up to blogging again. Win for everyone!

oh, and as just as a warning, DO NOT Google image search tonsillitis. It will scar you/ traumatize/gross you out. Trust me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I miss....

My favorite pair of red sunglasses. They were truly my favorite pair of sunglasses I have ever owned, and trust me, I have owned A LOT of sunglasses.

le sigh.

I will find another adequate enough pair to replace them, but until then....

Memories, like the corners of my mind.......Misty colored memories, of the way we weeeeeere!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm ashamed to say...

This sounds delicious....

"Whether this Thanksgiving centerpiece incites horror, amazement, or confusion when it’s served, it’s certain to evoke some kind of outburst. Warning: This dish is not recommended for people who require an inch of space between food groups."

For the turkey layers:

Unsalted butter, for coating the pans

2 pounds ground turkey breast

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated on the small holes of a box grater

1/3 cup ketchup

1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves

1 teaspoon minced fresh sage leaves

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

For the sweet potato layer:

1 pound sweet potatoes

1/4 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick)

1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed

Pinch ground mace or nutmeg

Freshly ground black pepper

To assemble:

About 5 cups or 1 recipe Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, warm

1/2 cup cranberry sauce, such as our Cranberry and Citrus Sauce, chilled, excess liquid drained

2 1/2 cups Sausage Stuffing, warm

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Gravy, for serving (optional)

Oh dear goodness......

Source: Chow website

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Elyse Frankcom is one of the lucky ones.

The 19-year-old ocean tour guide was saved from a shark attack in Australia last weekend when a stranger grabbed the animal's tail and forced it to release its grip.

Frankcom was left with two giant bite marks, 200 stitches on her left leg and buttock and undying gratitude for Trevor Burns, a guest on her swim-with-the-dolphins tour, who had been snorkeling near Frankcom when the attack occurred.

"I felt the force of being kind of pulled to the side … and then I looked and saw a grey figure in front of me," Frankcom told the Sunday Times in Perth. "I felt me inside its mouth – it was horrifying. There is a lot of people that don't make it and a lot of people don't survive."

Frankcom later thanked Burns in an emotional reunion. "Thank you so much, thank you so much ... my hero," she said, embracing him. "Anytime, okay?" he replied. 


Monday, November 1, 2010

Map Monday!

Okay, lame headline, but it's all I came up with on a Monday.

I found this little pop culture nugget funny on my blog list today. I found it amusing becuase my friends and I always say that movies take WAY too much liberty sometimes with how they describe where cities/states/countries are just so that they fit a plot-line better. Gotta love Geekologie for finding this clever map to help you if you ever wonder what our country looks like according to the movie industry.

(click on image to enlarge)