Friday, October 31, 2008
I got this one off our friend George - George - George of the jungle's blog. George you can add that one to your list. That one is my favorite.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
(Couldn't embed it...but go check this lady out)
I don't care if Obama or any other politician - black, white, green, purple, republican, democrat, Christian, Muslim, Wiccan, or any other possibility - were I to agree with them on every other possible political issue, I would never vote for them if they viewed a baby as some kind of punishment. If you're voting for Obama - you must consider what kind of a man would say something like that. Even if it were a man on the street I would feel the same way. Where will he lead us if he so devalues life in such a way as this? I'll stop now.
Just one more though...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I couldn't believe this. I was watching the Price Is Right today while eating lunch. On the second showcase in the showcase-showdown one of the prizes was a game room with a collection of games. In the back of the display they had what looked like a copy of Joel Osteen's book. So I Googled "Your Best Life Now - The Game." Maybe you already know this, but there is a board game made after Osteen's book. If you want a review of the game click here.
It's unbelievable to me that this guy has reduced God's blessings to a roll of the dice. If you just play "the game" right, you can have your best life now! What a joke.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Praise God. Where else would we go?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
There is a growing public awakening of atheism. However, its not just a passive atheistic movement. The reason this movement is being called the New Atheism is because they are louder, more organized, and "purpose driven." They want their message out and they want people who believe in God quieted. For good. Is this just me talking about random stuff that fires me up? Kind of. But here's proof? Check this out. Richard Dawkins, our favorite "scientist" is a part of a group putting up signs on British buses that say, "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." They received over $113,000 in donations to put up these signs. C'mon now. We need to have pay attention to what is going on in the world and be prepared...not just the garbage surrounding the election.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Debuting this week in the BCS College Football Poll - #18 Georgia Tech. They are also tied for first place in the ACC.
This is very exciting considering they were supposed to be terrible this year running that new triple-option offense. They won a good game this past weekend against Clemson to sneak into the polls. Go Jackets!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Last thing, I just loved this. On the way home (Dallas to Louisville) we had 2 military people get on our plane. The pilot came over the loud speaker and said just wanted to let you know of 2 special passengers (not that we all weren't special) seriously he said that part too, he announced their names and what they did. They were medics. The entire plane cheered for them. Then 2 men in first class gave up their seats for them to sit in. I just thought that was very patriotic and kind. One of the gentlemen that gave up his seat came back and sat next to me. It was a really neat thing he did. I let him know that I thought he was a super nice guy for doing that and that those soldiers probably felt super appreciated. Those types of things give you the warm fuzzes. Which reminded me of every time I fly in and out of Atlanta there is always a troop of soldiers coming through and the entire airport gives them a standing ovation as they march through. NEATO!
I'm just sayin'
On another note I watched Letterman last night where John McCain was his guest - finally. It started out pretty funny. McCain kept a good sense of humor. However, I have lost all interest and respect for David Letterman - not that I had a lot to begin with. McCain was upbeat and well mannered whereas Letterman was phrasing every one of his questions in a way to simply say, "I think you, Sarah Palin, and all of your policies are a joke." He got very nitpicky when he asked McCain to name the "terrorists" that Palin had accused Obama of hanging out with. Of course McCain brought up William Ayers. Then Dave said, "She said 'terrorists' not 'terrorist.'" (As if being associated with only ONE terrorist is ok) Basically Dave was asking him to name more since she put an "S" on the end. Seriously? Is that what Letterman has lowered himself to? He said during the "interview" that he (Dave) was an independant and didn't belong to a party. YEAH RIGHT! Independant of what?
This is the reason I have sworn off politics until Nov. 5. I thought I'd catch a break and get some of the lighter side last night, but I was wrong. Here is an interesting link to further illustrate my point and frustration.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast / 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
-I ground it at home (run through the grinder twice), you can buy it pre-ground at the store
1 Fuji or Honeycrisp Apple (grated with peel - the peel keeps the fiber and adds color)
1 Small Sweet Onion (finely diced)
I don't remember all the measurements, but the spices I used were:
-Cinnamon, Sage, Nutmeg, Thyme, Salt, Pepper
1 cup Apple Cider
Combine all the ingredients - its best to mix it by hand - then refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.
(I sauteed the onion in apple cider - let it cool - then add it to the mix)
That's it. You can then make them into patties if you don't have a way to stuff them.
I used collagen casing which is beef protein. It's cheap. You can buy it online. It lasts forever refrigerated. It's way less-gross than hog casing. It actually feels like paper - very thin paper. You can't even see it when you stuff it. After you stuff it just twist it into links, but be careful to not over fill the casing or it will burst during this part. You can cook immediately. It cooks up just like any sausage but it tastes like chicken.
We had several people over for dinner and everyone liked it. Even Shana. Chicken sausage is the way to go. It's really healthy and tastes good and you can make any kind of sausage - just use ground chicken instead of pork. I'm going to try turkey next.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Thanks to George for making me aware of this.
1. Where is your cell phone?
next to me
2. Where is your significant other?
3. Your hair color?
from a box
4. Your mother?
5. Your father?
my real one - have no clue
6. Your favorite thing?
7. Your dream last night?
if I told you I would have to kill you
8. Your dream/goal?
9. The room you're in?
10. Your hobby?
11. Your fear?
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
with my family
13. Where were you last night?
babysitting for the wheelers, they rock
14. What you're not?
15. One of your wish-list items?
clothes, and new phone (o wait you said one, o well)
16. Where you grew up?
17. The last thing you did?
checked my blog
18. What are you wearing?
cute madras plaid skirt with red slip-ons
19. Your TV?
20. Your pet?
in their kennels, so sad
21. Your computer?
22. Your mood?
23. Missing someone?
24. Your car?
25. Something you're not wearing?
26. Favorite store?
garage sales and Shelly's closeline (ATL)
27. Your summer?
28. Love someone?
29. Your favorite color?
30. When is the last time you laughed?
31. Last time you cried?
almost this morning
I am not going to tag anybody. So sorry.
Monday, October 6, 2008
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI says the global financial crisis shows the futility of money and ambition
Befnedict says that "now with the collapse of big banks we see that money disappears, is nothing and all these things that appear real are in fact of secondary importance." He urges those who build their lives "only on things that are visible, such as success, career, money" to keep that in mind.
The pontiff was speaking Monday as he opened the works of a meeting of 253 bishops at the Vatican.
Benedict says "the only solid reality is the word of God."