Do you ever wonder what you truly mean to a person?  Are they really your friend or are they just being polite?  Do people really want to hear your opinion or are they just making their grocery list in their head while you are talking?  When someone says they love you do they mean it or is just how they say good bye? I’m an open book.  People know that I am pretty upfront with my feelings and I have no poker face.  If I care about you, you know it.  (Plus, I have these wrinkles on my forehead that are really a billboard ofRead More →

Hooray for Memorial Day weekend!!!!!!!  Any big plans?  Maybe you like to travel with your family for a quick getaway and play tourist is a small town.  It is also a good weekend to get those veggies in the ground that you’ve been meaning to plant.  And you can’t have a Memorial Day weekend without a little time on the barbie!  (Um, I’m talking about the barbeque….in case my husband is reading that differently.) The only problem with Memorial Day in the Midwest is that the weather sometimes can be a little iffy.  So, what do you do?  You don’t cancel a basketball game becauseRead More →

One Shrimp. Two Shrimp. Pink Shrimp. Poop Shrimp. I bought a bag of shrimp, all safe in a stash.  Pulling off the shells and placing them in the trash.  I looked at the pile all pretty and pink when all of a sudden I saw something that I think stinks. They call it a “vein” and line of black goop but I knew better…it is shrimp poop.  This is the Dr. Seuss story that was never told.  (And probably not really the most appetizing start to a food blog post.) I have a love/hate relationship with shrimp.  I really love to eat it.  It isRead More →

“Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Rawhide Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ Though the streams are swollen Keep them doggies rollin’, rawhide Through rain and wind and weather Hell bent for leather Wishin’ my gal was by my side All the things I’m missin’ Good vittles, love and kissin’ Are waiting at the end of my ride Move ’em on, head ’em up Head ’em up, move ’em on Move ’em on, head ’em up, rawhide Cut ’em out, ride ’em in Ride ’em in, cut ’em out Cut ’em out, ride ’em in, rawhide” Don’t you hate when youRead More →

Do you ever get a case of the grumpies?  You grumble, mumble and lash out.  You can’t be cheered up no matter what anyone says or does.  You may even start to react violently and fling scrambled eggs across the room.  (What kind of lunatic does that…um…thanks for cleaning mine up, Honey.) I had a really bad case yesterday.  I woke up in a mood and was not going to get happy no matter what.  I was like a 92-pound lump of grump.  (Pretty much anything said to me resembled a bee in a jar….I was buzzing and ready to sting.) I felt bad forRead More →

Mierda.  Cabron.  Cojeme.  Que chingados!  Me cago en la leche! Que? I had this whole wonderful post written up about Cinco de Mayo and then had an issue with my server.  (Not my server at a restaurant….my website server.) I am not a computer whiz so this gets me really frustrated fast.  I was trying to entertain myself while waiting for tech help to answer and I looked up some Spanish swear words.  (See above.) I then started to think to myself “How did I not learn any words after two years in Spanish class in high school?”  (I did remember the word baño becauseRead More →