Saturday, November 30, 2019

Sunday, November 03, 2019

All my late night veggie peeling and cutting paid off for this slow cooker Autumn Pot Roast!

Chuck roast, fingerling potatoes, diced baking potatoes(needed to be used), diced rutabaga, yellow onion, sliced Monterey mushrooms, minced garlic, Caldo Sabor con de Res (powdered beef bouillon), black pepper, Himalayan Pink Salt, water #UseWhatYouHave

You know it IS AUTUMN until December 21st ... perhaps we should all try some Autumn pot roasts. :-)
-----Autumn Beef Pot Roast Au Jus
-----Autumn Pot Roast with Coffee Gravy
-----Country-Style Pot Roast with Tomato and Red Wine Gravy
-----Hard Cider Pot Roast with Mushrooms, Carrots and Onions
-----Fall Stout Pot Roast with Autumn Vegetables

Some Music and Some Viewing

The above video is making me want to revisit the movie (Working Girl, 1988). #BigBigHair #RomanticComedy

What I listened to this song in recently was the Netflix series "Castle Rock" which I have started watching from the second season ... the entrance of Annie from Misery. Tim Robbins is doing a good job in this series based on Stephen King's characters. Lizzy Kaplan's portrayal of Annie is mesmerizing (now I will be disappointed if the origin of all the quirky philosophies and mannerisms of Annie aren't explored more or made a movie). #PsychologicalHorror #Anthology #WednesdaysOnNetflix
(Look closely ... you may recognize Lizzy Caplan as the Goth sidekick in Mean Girls.)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

I am reading about electric pickup trucks.
Competition in the electric pickup market is heating up, and there hasn’t been even one launch yet.
However, I have seen what I would guess is a Pickman whirring through our town. It was definitely miniature, brightly colored(yellow), carrying pieces of lumber back and forth ... making a whirring sound as it sped.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Listening To ...

From Our First Grader

On Milton Hershey ...
!st Grade Girl: Can we do some experiments on Hershey bars?
Mommy: I'm not sure what we'd do-
1st Grade Girl: Like, what would happen if we soaked it in mysterious acid?
Mommy: Um.
1st Grade Girl: Yeah, maybe we should let the scientists do that. Cause we're just kids!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Listening To ...

Protea Adventure

This is a protea stem that I purchased sometime around 2006.
I like unusual flowers and miss having a store where I can find them!

This is a picture of the protea after it got older & started going to seed:

Below is my attempt to try to capture where the flower of the protea emerges. I noticed it after the flower started to die. Where the flower emerges looks somewhat like a pinecone:

Below is the arrangement I made with the leftover protea leaves. One way that I used to keep heavy flowers from toppling the vase is to put some stones in a wine bottle & then put it in a closely fitting vase....that is what is making the flowers stand in that pattern here....the protea leaves are resting around the wine bottle that blends in, yet sticks out, and the fake flowers are actually in the bottle...very pretty, but hard to capture in a photo.

Monday, June 24, 2019

In My Life ...

"Blue My Mind" is my current go-to color of nail polish.
A present from Husband who knows me well. :-)

A collection of short stories ... starting with a re-read of "Chrysalis."

Stella de Oro lily

BEAUTIFUL flower on a Joseph's Coat rose bush.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Service on Celluloid ... the official podcast of The National World War II Museum
"Service on Celluloid is a captivating podcast that takes a deep look at depictions of World War II on film over the last 70-plus years. In-house experts at The National WWII Museum, along with special guests, hold lively debates on the historical merits of treasured classics and smaller films alike. Films highlighted in this series include Fury, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, The Great Escape, and Twelve O’Clock High. This entertaining series examines Hollywood's portrayals—good and bad—of the 20th century’s most dramatic event"
---Some of the episodes are also on SoundCloud.
The double-wall insulation keeps your coffee warmer longer. :-)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

I just started watching the series "This Is Us." I am not trying to catch up on the show ... just starting on the latest episode that is up on the NBC site. This The Cure cover was featured.

As for the show ... Season 3, Episode 18 ...
-----I usually hate prolonged teeth brushing sequences, or in this case coffee-making everywhere. It is somewhat reminiscent of the SO unecessary details in Stephen Kings The Stand (hence my teeth-brushing reference). Getting past my longheld annoyances, the coffee sequence in This Is Us does tell a lot of what is going on with the character's emotions.
-----And then, the actual The Cure song was used. What happened during the brief play of the song was a trope.
-----Cheering for Baby Jack.

:-) 2009-06-11 daily 0.5 2009-06-11 daily 0.5