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Friday Foolishness – Fatal Attraction Edition

Today’s Music: Talking Heads – Life During Wartime

*UPDATE: Because I’m a jackass, I closed the poll at the wrong date.
If it shows as closed, give it a few minutes and it will reopen.

Another week done, and another Friday to be foolish. I spent a couple of days off-line and am still trying to catch up on all the posts I missed. Which isn’t to say I haven’t seen some great stuff already!
Becca, at 25 to Fly, introduced us to her blog. Beth Ann told us about her giveaway, with a cause! Benzeknees had some great tips for surviving panic attacks. And Raising The Curtain gave us fashion parenting tips.
(Despite not having kids, if Raising The Curtain and Lorre ever give parenting classes, I’m there!)

Also, the hilarious and very inspiring Sooz honored me with a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! (Because the check must have cleared…)

Thanks to them and everyone else for keeping me properly entertained this week!
But what of last week? Well, last week, we celebrated the joys of pancake dressing. Or, more specifically, what do you like to put on yours? Apparently, the places I go have very uncreative menus. Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are drippy and sticky in italics.)

Robbie Williams covered in Nutella –Raising The Curtain
(That’s more covered than he is this!)
(kind of disgusting, but I think it's hilarious.)

Leftover Cherries from last nights orgy 🙂 Oops none left… Gray Dawster
(I hate when guests eat all the frui- Ohhhhhhhhh…)
Jam, Cheese and Bacon 🙂 Gray Dawster
(Wasn’t that a 70s supergroup?)
brandy, sugar and orange juice -crepes suzettes! MBT
(I only use one Suzette in my crepes. Too rich otherwise.)
Pickles and a pancake bun..hold the mayo zannyro
(You’ve left me speechless. And hungry.)
A tiny dolphin, “see you on the flipper side.” Get it? by Live Clay.
(You made that pun on porpoise!)
sweat & shame as I stuff my face (words&otherthings)
(Don’t forget to drizzle on some delicious salty tears!)
Ummm….bacon….was that a trick question? (polysyllabicprofundities)
(I’d turn tricks for bacon!!!)
(Wait – no, forget I said that.)
(That’s your answer to everything, isn’t it.)
Waffles and french toast. It’s just good sense. (Madame Weebles)
(The turducken of breakfasts!)
A yummy treat of course 🙂 Now all I need to do is find her… Gray Dawster
(I think her name is Suzette…)
Bacon and sausage Surprise 🙂 NO… Don’t Ask – Gray Dawster
(But is it enough to be filling?) 😉
Regret and shame.
(It’s the self loathing that makes it delicious!)
Powdered sugar, frosting, sugar, more syrup and then more syrup. – Hotspur
(And a nice layer of insulin to finish it off!)
I prefer French Toast with real Canadian maple syrup! benzeknees
(You know it’s made in Vermont, right?)
Ooh, Nutella! … Wait, no. Cheese! … No, Nutella. Definitely Nutella. (ODNT)
(If Nutella makes a spreadable chocolate cheese, they’ll take over the world…)
Ewww. No syrup. Jelly. Or butter and sugar when I was a kid (Elyse 54.5)
(Because putting it on a kid would just be silly.)

I don’t top my pancakes with anything. They are a topping for my Nutella. –Lily In Canada
(Brilliant! Stick the pancakes to the plate so you have to exercise to get them off!)
Hamburger Helper ~whatimeant2say
A napkin to soak that shit up! Lorre (Articles of Absurdity)
(Dose of Justice)

(Oh, sleeves aren’t good enough for you?!?)
M&M’s, of course! ~Maddie
(more & more?)
butt floss… x, Becca
(You know we’re talking about pancakes, right?)
Gobs and gobs of delicious Friday Foolishness! lindavernon
(Careful – that’s been known to cause frizziness in laboratory camels.)
Pecans and more pecans! (Stacy)
(That’s just nutty…)
I truly prefer to wrap pancakes around something substantially meaty. ~Red.
(And here I was thinking Gray Dawster did all the innuendo in these…)
(Woah! That’s even stickier than syrup!)
My face. Because NOM. — Ashley, Etc.
(Cannibalism never tasted so good…)
PMAO… my face
(Please tell me that’s after you pour the syrup on…)
Butter, peanut butter, syrup, macadamia nuts, and… love. 🙂 Quirky
(I see pregnancy hasn’t affected your appetite…)
I’m a purist – Butter, Maple syrup and a side of ice cold milk. Grippy
(I’m a lunatic. I prefer to pour the milk on top.)
A good old helping of “Mom! Brother won’t stop looking at me!” (UndercoverL)
(Ashley and PMAO may have ways for you to dispose of pesky brother.)
Friday Foolishness, of course! It’s soooo GingerLicious!
(Flattery will get you everywhere!)
Pancakes are manna from a frypan.
(Mancakes…I’m intrigued…)
I’m a recovering pancake addict. Pancake Anonymous meets annually on National Pancake Day. Michelle
(At an IHOP?)
Lipitor – Twindaddy
(I like to dissolve my pills in the lard I cook with…)
hot, hot, hot FRESH maple syrup and lotsa butter… buddhakat
(Skip the pancakes. That sounds delicious all on its own!)
mmmmm…. real whipped cream… lick lips now… buddhakat
(I’m not sure you’re still talking about pancakes…)
Joey Ramones sweaty leather jacket ~ Rutabaga
(Probably not the weirdest thing that’s been in it. Besides Joey.)

Congratulations to whatimeant2say for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was MORE PANCAKES!!!, so congrats to everyone who’s sitting behind a stack of ’em too!
This week, the big event was that commercialistic phenomenon Valentines Day, wherein love was reduced to an equation of how many of those damn Jane Seymour Open Heart commercials they can possibly cram into a normal tv viewing hour. (At least in the US.)
Since today is the day after, that’s what our poll is concerned with.
Answer soon, answer often, but answer before 2359 EST, on 21 Feb, because that’s when this one closes.
(And if you leave a way to tell who you are in an other answer, I’ll link back to you next week.)

And until next time, enjoy these.
First, continuing with yesterdays semi-rant, Ron White, with some great dating advice

And Wanda Sykes. Just because she’s funny.

Have a great week, y’all. See you on the…flipper side!

The Obligatory Valentines Day Post

Today’s Music: Matthew Sweet – Girlfriend

“Buy roses.”
“Buy Chocolate!”

Things I really don’t like about Valentines Day:
– Anyone that ever grew a flower for money
– Some of the music that is repurposed. Fiona Apple transcribed for harp and clarinet does not give me the warm fuzzies
– The franticicity. In all sincerity, love should be celebrated.
Every. Single. Day. I don’t understand why there’s such freneticness around a manufactured holiday. Seriously, stuff starts showing up now the day after Christmas.
– Hallmark. The perfect words for that special someone. One point eight million special someones. Stop monetizing my emotions.
And they’re never stacked with the right size envelopes.

Things I love about Valentines Day:
– I cherish and adore The Most Wonderful Girl In The Universe. All the time.
Valentines Day is when my behavior looks absolutely normal.
(Actually, it’s the only day my behavior looks absolutely normal.)
(Except for Dia De Los Muertos, but that’s a different post…)
– With a little bit of cleverness, it’s easy to avoid all the other crazies.
I’ll try to leave work on time tonight. That should get me home a little before TMWGITU. I’ll have time to spread the blanket in the living room, set up some other effects (she reads this blog, so I can’t be too specific), and get ready for our mid-winter picnic.
I’ll get in the kitchen and start cooking. We have fresh mozzarella, creme fraiche, salmon and cherry tomatoes.
It will be delicious.
While the salmon is in the oven, I’ll make the whipped cream. It will have a smidge of vanila and a dash of sugar.
All of that will fit nicely in the desert pastry shells.
She’ll get home, and I’ll help her out of her coat, give her a kiss and a long hug.
I’ll tell her that I love her, several times, even though she already knows. It’s written on my face and everything I do.
Maybe I’ll pour her a drink, maybe just a soda.
We’ll sit on the blanket and share a meal prepared with love, and eaten with love.
I’ll tell her I love her a bunch more times.
At some point, I’ll slide in behind her and give her a back rub.

After that, who can say
(We both have to work Friday, so probably just go to sleep next to each other and wake up next to each other)
(She’ll probably steal the blankets.)

The only difference between tomorrow and a regular day will probably be that tomorrow, everyone is in a tizzy of love, instead of just us…

Friday Foolishness – The Edition of Fruit

Today’s Music: Gull – Live Video
(Saw this guy last night. He plays drums and guitar. Simultaneously. Unbelieveable energy in his set.)

Well, it’s been a semi-busy week here. Some posts occurred to me, but sometimes the calendar changes on you in ways you don’t expect. I hear that happens a lot in Canada too…
But I did get to see some great posts. This first one from The Nomad Grad is actually a couple of weeks old, but I didn’t point it out, and I find myself going back to it, so here’s her post on financing your fun. Also, Alex Autin continued her educational series on the Bad Bad Writer with how not to use the ellipsis.
Edward Hotspur introduced us to Hells Salesmen, and Susie Lindau put up a great story about…well, you can read about it here.

Great stuff! And I enjoyed these and everything else I read this week, so thank you all!

Speaking of this past week, lets go back to last weeks poll. Ah, Easter. Honestly, I had never heard the phrase “Zombie Jesus Day” before, so that was…unusual. And here are what you all said that Easter Means…(As always, my comments are in italics)

did i vote? lizzie
(No one votes in these, LizzieC. I make them all up myself!)
Easter = rabbits = Fatal Attraction Hasenpfeffer scene . Thanks for that, Guap. Laura
(You’re welcome, Laura! Shlemiel, shlemazel. (anyone?))
Cadbury Eggs… Om nom nom BrainRants
(Tastier if you don’t think about what the filling is made of…)
Another lame excuse for me to bulk up on candy
(No excuse to bulk up on candy is lame.)
Kickball! callmequirky.com
(Kickball with eggs? I’m intrigued…)
Totally the Hand Grenade, but ask about speed of unladen swallows first
(Excellent question! but is the swallow African or European?)
easter means never having to say i wuv you wabbit. Barking in the Dark
(You never have o tell them Tony. They can see it in your eyes.)
dangerously high blood sugars for the next few weeks
(Just a few weeks? Dude, you have to get a better haul!)
we have a spring time holiday as an excuse to gorge on chocolate – Carrie
(I think any day you gorge on chocolate is, by definition, a holiday.)
trying to keep Wonderbutt from eating the ham – Guess Who
(Have you considered hiding it in the couch? hehehe)
Easter: It’s not JUST sex! Rachael Black
(well, no…but it’s best when it is!!!)
Hoping that the chilluns will find all the eggs or it’s gonna be ugly (More Zen Now)
(I’m going to suggest you don;t hide the eggs inside. At least, not inside your house. hehehe)
Not going to work! Enjoying time off with the ones you love! –Lily
Crawfish boil!! (Stacy Lyn)
(Easter at Stacy’s place!!!)
Less traffic and hits on my site… Motley News
(Wait – I can blame that on something besides my inane writing?!?)
Finally getting to cook up my in-laws pet bunnies for Easter Dinner. Elyse(54.5)
(Don’t forget to season it with their salty tears! mmmmmm)
CHOCOLATE. –1wordbeautiful
Jesus will rise from the dead just in time to hide the Easter Eggs! Lindav
(Well, earlier than just in time, I hope. He has to be up early enough to die dye them first!)
the snowbirds will soon be gone, at least until next winter. Sandylikeabeach
(So they go away and then return…like a resurrection? ;))
the opposite of christmas – John Phillips
(Wouldn’t that be Hannukah?)
Another chance to file its pointy teeth- TikkTok
(I like where your head’s at!)
Chocolate…I think I need to go have an intimate moment with my chocolate Hobbler
(Waaayyyy too much information. Please go on…)
a heck of a lot more than the rabbit and eggs …. Candy? AFrankAngle
(And thus, the true meaning of the holiday is revealed…)
Congratulations to style=”color:blue;” href=”http://lilyincanada.wordpress.com” target=”_blank”>Lily for picking this weeks’ answer! (Yes, I was feeling a bit sappy when I read these.
From the available answers, the most popular was I have to polish the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. That is not just a little bunny rabbit.. Thank you, I couldn’t ask for better company to hang out with.

Doin' the happy dance!

But that was then. And we’re off to get into all sorts of trouble this week.
Because baseball season has begun!!!I know what that means to me.
But the more important question, dear friends, is what it means to you!
If you write your own answer in, feel free to leave a way to identify yourself and I’ll link back to you in next week’s roundup.
Vote as often as you like, just do it fast, because this poll closes at 2359 EST on 19 April.

And to keep you entertained til next week, enjoy these gems:
First, the classic. And how could you resist?

And here, you get to go on the mound for the true mysteries of beseball.

Have a great week all, and swing for the Fences!

Friday Foolishness – It’s Just A Little Bunny Rabbit Edition

Today’s Music: Buddy Guy – Slippin’ Out, Slippin’ In

Well, another Friday to wrap up another busy week. Fortunately, this was not a week of too much work, it was a week of too much blogging. There was the first ever He Said / She Said, which was a ridiculous amount of fun. Also, Lizzie Cracked put up 3 of the most moving things I’ve ever read in any context. Please start here. It’s 3 short pieces, that say so very much.
Ginger Snaap gave us a theme for every day of the week, with Tuesday being hilariously appalling.
AFrankAngle posted some interesting thoughts on evolution. Mel showed me the true meaning of April Fools Day…and Tony showed us all an Academy Awards Outrage that really did get my dander up (and laughing. Ah, laughing dander.)
If you haven’t read his stuff, you really are missing out.
And that goes for these posts and everything else that went up this week. Seriously, y’all are on a roll – always!

But even as we move forward, we have to take a moment to look back. Specifically at last weeks poll. What, we asked, do you do when when the wind blows? Your answers moved me, folks.
They are listed right below. (As always, my comments are in italics.)

And so it is with great joy that I present the deep and philosophical answers from last weeks poll:

I blame it on someone else..oh, not that kinda wind?
(Or we could just start with a fart joke.)
breathe it in and feel lucky to be alive (I love the feeling) John Phillips
(I really hope it’s not that kind of wind!)
can’t go cycling…..xandi
(No, but if you just sit on the bicycle seat, it will keep your dress/kilt from blowing up!)
Wonder if the head will fly around the ceiling fan and get caught…Red.
(I think you definitely need to test that hypothesis. I’m sure you’ll be able to find a volunteer!)
Face down wind
(Wait – do you mean intimidate the wind, or it will leave you lying face down?)
fly my imaginary kite. –Goradde
(If it’s imaginary, why do you have to wait for the wind?)
close my eyes & pretend I am M. Monroe standing over a vent ~ whatimeant2say
(Careful, whatimeant2say. Never can tell what’s lurking in those vents!)
hope I’m in a white Marilyn dress and the skirt blows up to reveal my gams!
(I’m sensing a theme here with the Marilyn thing…)
Sit back and enjoy it…. (heehee) Motley News/She Speaks what/whoever
(The best advice for any day, Motley/She/Whoever…)
hold my nose.
(I’m sensing a theme here with the fart thing…)
Try to find the guy who just put on his best kilt! – CowgirLiz
(oh, how about a guy in a Marilyn dress!)
…casually notice who else is commando in a skirt. Red.
(I believe there are some Marilyn Monroe fans above you may want to keep an eye on, Red!)
I love to sit in a wide open space, like the beach and just let the wind blow Al
(You, John and She should start a club! Can I join too?)
Duck and cover. Watch for the widow makers!
(But don’t forget that fire danger! (For those with no idea what we’re talking about, google Buzz Martin.))
I do what Elvis said – stop, look, and listen, Baby! (Stacy Lyn)
(I don’t know, Stacy. Sounds like you Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine…)
ignore it -the wind will blow anyone for attn. the ignorant slut Lizziec
(Does that mean the wind that cries Mary is named Jane?)
hardly get any sleep wait that was last night. Starlaschat
(The wind is supposed to sing you to sleep, starla, not scream you awake. Bad wind!)
sweep the desert off my porch liveclay.wordpress.com
(You sure it isn’t putting the dust there in the first place?)
I quickly try to read the answers! Lindav
(I would rather collect the money. Get it? Winds of change!!! HAHAHAHA- sorry…)
… try to say, ‘Excuse me.’ BrainRants
(I’d have sworn you’d blame it on the dog, BrainRants.)
look for the answer Dylan kept singing about Rich Crete
(I prefer to find my answers in a bottle…)
The cradle will fall
I get my broom our for a nice Sunday morning fly- Mel According To Mags
(Watch out for flying monkeys. They’re very territorial!)
Hopefully will be wearing a skirt. You’re welcome boys. G-Snaap
(I believe Red would like to have a word with you.)
Strap on a rope and launch myself from Signal Hill – Kayjai
(I’d go for a hangglider, but hey, as long as you’re taking advantage of it!)

A great set of responses. I laughed allover myself reading them.
And congratulations to Anonymous for this weeks winning answer.
For those of you who prefer to pick and choose, the most popular offered answer was Float by parasol over the chimneys of London. Yeah, I would do that too. Wheee!

Now we can…hop ahead. Because it’s Easter! (almost).
I have to warn you all – it is quite possible that one of the answers might very well be offensive. But to me, it’s too funny to not include. And with the exception of very few situations, I think humor always trumps. Which tells you something about me…

This weeks poll asks about the significance of Easter. If you like, write in your own answer in “other” and leave some way to identify you so I can link back next week. And vote as often as you like – just do it before Thursday, 12 April 23:59 EST. because that’s when the poll closes.

And until next time, the first clip doesn’t just have the rabbit, it has the hand grenade too!

And just in case that wasn’t enough, this is for all of you that want to know the true meaning of Passover. But are willing to settle for an amusing video until you find it out.

Have a great holiday whatever you celebrate, or a great week if you don’t.
Catch you all next time!

Merry Christmas To All

Today’s Music: Bob Dylan – Twas The Night Before Christmas

No matter who you are, what you celebrate, or what you believe, peace, happiness, joy (and a little sparkle) to you and yours.