Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

What Does Your Favorite Dessert Say About YOU?

If each of the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose? (Sorry, you can only pick one!)

Pick *your* favorite dessert, and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you.


Here are your choices:

1. Angel Food Cake
2. Brownies
3. Lemon Meringue Pie
4. Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Icing
5. Strawberry Short Cake
6. Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing
7. Ice Cream
8. Carrot Cake

My problem is, I don't have just one *Sure Fire,* pick-it-every-time winner!

I'm very fussy about my brownies. I want them chewey and nutty and melt-in-your-mouth. And I've *never* succeeded in making any that turned out that way!

My favorite birthday cake is vanilla cake, but I don't want chocolate icing! I want a vanilla butter cream icing, or, better still, a whipped cream icing - - - still vanilla - - - like wedding cake.

I absolutely ADORE strawberry short cake!!! But, not ALL THE TIME!

If it's a real, German milk chocolate cake, that's not too dry, with a lovely fudge icing, there are times I would do almost anything for a piece of chocolate cake. Pepperidge Farms makes a particularly nice, albeit rather small, chocolate cake. . .

Do this mean I'm schizophrenic?


Well, here's what Your Favorite Dessert is *Supposed* to indicate about your personality:


1. ANGEL FOOD CAKE -- Sweet, loving cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

2. BROWNIES -- You are adventurous, love new ideas , and are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons When tempers flare up you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very
loyal.

3 LEMON MERINGUE -- Smooth, sexy, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent caregiver and a good teacher.But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others and have many friends.

4. VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING -- Fun-loving, sassy,humorous, not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lacking motivation.. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

5. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE -- Romantic , warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can be very emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like to do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.

6. CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING-- Sexy; always ready to give and receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances . Will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

7. ICE CREAM -- You like sports, whether it be baseball,football,basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don't like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

8. CARROT CAKE -- You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends. You were meant to lead and teach others. A wonderful role model.

Well - - - what do you think? Any truth to this theory?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Why Socialism Will NEVER Work

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had -- once -- failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism." All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little.. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because WHEN THE REWARD IS GREAT, THE EFFORT TO SUCCEED IS GREAT; BUT WHEN THE GOVERNMENT TAKES ALL THE REWARD AWAY, NO ONE WILL TRY OR WANT TO SUCCEED.

Could not be any simpler than that....
'nough said

Monday, March 23, 2009

GREAT video!

You have GOT to see this CLEVER, *funny* spot ad for Famiy Home Evening!
video

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

My son, Derrill, just posted this on Facebook. But, since my husband can't access Facebook, and he's GOT to see it, I'm gonna swipe it and re-post it here. . . .

This is GREAT!!!!!


NEW CELEBRATIONS

We normally get together with some good friends to watch a movie (Darby O'Gill and the Little People with a very young Sean Connery) and enjoy some Irish food. We can't get together today, so I was pondering how to celebrate St. Pat's. Last night, as part of our retroactive celebration, Joy learned that Harry Potter is a Parseltongue. Here are some ideas for anyone still stumped:

Food:
Corned beef and cabbage (boil together with salt and pepper - done)
Dubliner coddle (potatoes, onions, sausage, and bacon steamed together. We're having that tonight)
Green eggs and ham
Anything with potatoes
Go to Rodizio Grill and eat snake

Movies:
Darby O'Gill; Happiest Millionaire; Finnian's Rainbow
Or any of the 275 films mentioned here: http://www.irishfilm.net/index-2.html
Snakes on a Plane (turn off the volume and read the lines in your best Leprechaun)
Wizard of Oz and celebrate being over the rainbow with the little people in the shamrock city.

Rip off Talk like a Pirate Day:
Spread some blarney
Greet people: Top o' the marnin to ya
Respond: And the rest o' the day to yourself
Say me instead of my
Add an O' in front of every name. "I'm going down to O'Binghamton to visit me brother, O'Charlie."
Other good phrases for wannabe leprechauns: By the powers; Sure'n; Faith an begorrah (note: it means By my faith and by God).
Refer to your favorite demographic as "the wee folk."
Yes, you can call people lads and lassies, but be careful you don't do it in Scottish.

Wackyness:
Run up to someone randomly and say, "They're after me lucky charms!" and run away again.
Do something violent to an orange
Wear a Leprechaun hat your mother crocheted for you


Thanks, Grandma!

Assume all stop lights are green today
Cover any LEDs that aren't green
If anyone asks where you're from, the answer is County Cork.
Equip your fighter/cleric with a shillelagh.
Photoshop your favorite TV series or sports team and give em some green. (I'm envisioning Picard as the Green Lantern, myself.)
Read the Guinness Book of Records.
Tag people with Green, Mc, Mac, or a starting O in their name (My favorite is Curtis O'Scarson) in a Facebook note.

Sure, anyone can listen to Enya, Celtic Women, or the Chieftans. Music by not very Irish tenors is also pretty cool though: Bing Crosby (1/4 Irish), Perry Como, Roger Whittaker. I'm waiting for Neil Diamond to do Christmas in Killarny in his next Christmas album.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Battle is the Lord's

A local church leader was visibly moved, Sunday, as he thanked us all for our overwhelming response to his call for support of Proposition 8. He cited scriptural incidents of when a few wicked men tried to overthrow the lawfully appointed government. Such is the case here, as the California Attorney General is arguing that there are some things that are so fundamental the people *shouldn't* have the right to change them at the ballot box (NEVER MIND that the State Constitution says we HAVE that right). The California Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case Thursday, March 5.



We believe that the Lord, Himself, caused our Constitution to be written, and our Nation to be founded upon the principles it sets forth, and we believe we will each be held accountable for how we support our Constitution. Yesterday, our local leader ended this remarks by saying in effect "This week, and particularly on Thursday, as the Justices of the Supreme Court meet to decide this issue, I ask that each of you will pray that the Lord will touch the hearts of those Justices: that they will be blessed with courage to uphold the oath they took to sustain the Constitution, and with the wisdom and integrity to honor the voice of the people. We have done all that we can do. The battle is now the Lord's."

And he quoted Goliath taunting little David, and David's response, "Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied." (1 Samuel 17:45)

Our God has all power, both in Heaven and in Earth. He lives; He loves us; He hears our prayers.



Please join us in beseeching the Throne of Grace to intercede now, as He has so many times in the past. We HAVE done all that we can do. Now, it is up to our All-powerful God to bless Ken Starr (who is presenting the case on behalf of Proposition 8) with abilities beyond his own as he argues on behalf of marriage and family before the California Supreme Court, and to soften or otherwise touch the hearts of those judges, that they will remember the oaths they have sworn: to uphold the constitutional law of the land, and render a verdict in favor of Proposition 8 and the will of the people of California.