Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tuesday Ten - 10 things you cannot live w/o in fridge/pantry

What 10 things do you feel you cannot live without in your refrigerator or pantry?

1. coke
2. fruits/veggies
3. better than bouillon - chicken and beef
4. fresh garlic
5. coke
6. tortilla chips (scoops)
7. rotel
8. campbell's chunky chicken noodle soup
9. cooking wine (white, sherry, marsala)
10. olive oil

if i could add a #11 -- it would be COKE!!! i'm a coke-drinker like most smokers smoke -- i alwas have a hidden one tucked away in case some idiot drinks my last one. my kids always knew better than to take the last one, too! i'm limiting myself pretty strictly to 1-2 cans a day -- depending upon the stress level of
the time.

one really nice thing for us on groceries, though, is that we have our own beef butchered from my family's farm and we buy chicken in bulk when it's on sale. right now, not another package would fit in our 6' chest freezer. makes shopping and meal planning much easier!

last summer, i saw a scary thing . . . the bottom of the freezer. i kind of panicked, but my brother called a few days later stating that he needed to haul a couple steers to the butcher market, so it just was perfect timing. thanks to our excessive gardening, we also have some fantastic home-canned greenbeans, tomatoes, jalapenos, and more. hopefully we will have a much more gardener's dream summer this year instead of like the last 3 years.

funny how limiting these things to 10 makes a person stop and think about what is important. not that i succeeded to the limit, but i did spend a lot of time thinking about what i did and didn't really need to make the list!

Tuesday Ten - 10 commercials i love

Tuesday Ten - 1/25 - opposites now -- the top 10 commercials that i lOVE to watch.

1. Etrade babies, but especially the one who says "let me show me my surprise face" ( or the other one that says "apparently riding the dog is frowned upon in this establishment!" (

2. volkswagon - the force - child as darth vader, who thinks he started the car w/ "the force" while his father hit the start button from inside the house. so cute = so hilarious!

3. heinekin entry video --

4. toyota accord video "COG" -- absolutely amazing! especially when you read about the filming of it and that it was ALL done in one take w/ NO editing. of course, it took several hundred tries!

5. hershey's kisses --,, and

6. coca-cola ads -, or, plus any other videos of coca-cola listed on youtube.

7. amazon kindle -,,

8. TMNT (teenager mutant ninja turles for those of you not old enough to know!). Pizza Hut --

9. flo in progressive commercials -- she just cracks me up! i love the new snapshot commercial -

10. geico little piggy ad - makes me laugh every time! -


11. cheetos party at construction site -- just saw it for the first time tonight and he really made me laugh!, especially when he says, "i can still see you." and the cheetah replies == hilarious!

12. budweiser ads - especially the ones w/ the team of horses pulling the wagon -- even the one where the team of horses knelt in honor of the missing world trade center. that one made me cry, and it has never been shown on tv again as an advertisement. it might have been included in a "best of commercials" type show, but budweiser only released it once for advertisement and paying honor. -, a cutie one w/ a baby horse learning his position -, hank trying out for the team -, horses playing football -, men and their dogs -, replay horse football -, clydesdale donkey -, lamb streaker (hilarious!), and probably MANY more than i listed here!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday Ten - 10 television commercials i don't like

guess i couldn't stop at 10 . . . and i didn't even mention the jcpenney ad for 2.2.12 where people were just screaming "NOOOOOOOO!" that one drove me nuts, but at least i knew that 2.2.12 would be the end of it!

1. suburu ad - says "When you're responsible for this much of the team, you need a car you can count on" pisses me off! makes me feel like they are saying that people w/ more children in the car deserve a more dependable car instead of people w/ just one child or w/ no children!

2. all virgin mobil ads - just stupid overall, like pigs eating their dead friend, full-grown man being carried in a baby strap by another full-grown man, shipping the kid in a pet crate for an airline flight.

3. 21st century where they destroy or damage 2 cars w/ identical stuff

4. all t-mobil ads - especially when the outfit worn by the chick directs the eyes to her boobs and her crotch.

5. ads w/ keith stone w/ progressive ad

6. ads w/ nationwide "too happy" host that talks about vanishing deductibles - "nationwide is on your side"

7. state farm singing ads "like a good neighbor, state farm is there in your office." and then the people are teleported to the office and away from danger.

8. J G Wentworth - opera style singing of "i have a long-term settlement, but i need cash now!"

9. i'm a phoenix . . .

10. old spice commercial w/ the black man narrating and acts like he is so cool.

11. h and r block second look

12. happy bob after he took medication for erectile dysfunction

13. dish network, the group of people (both old and young) who start dancing when they find out their deal on their service.

14. commercials by the guy who did the "slap chop", who was also arrested for beating his girlfriend, and now has another one for a kitchen gadget.

BONUS --- all ads about erectile dysfunction, tampons/pads commercials, douche commercials, hemorhoid commercials, menopause commercials, stomach medicine, i am constantly criticizing the ads, even talking to the tv to express my views and feelings about their pathetic commercial!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rules and Expectations of Tuesday Ten

ok, there are very few rules on this game (writing prompt) for tuesday ten --

a new challenge will be issued each tuesday morning.

answer or list your 10 things from that week's prompt and post them to the group before the following monday night at 11:59 p.m. CST.

you can choose to do these or not, but there are several positive outcomes --

* you have something fun to write about
* it should be fairly quick and easy
* you have no commitment to make -- participate only when it strikes your mood or interest
* you have a specific topic to focus on
* you have 7 full days to get it done
* it might give you the motivation to write more regularly
* it might inspire you w/ an idea to write something else about
* there are NO wrong answers!
* it helps us in getting to know each other and for new members to get to know us
* you might want to print it out or write it out in your journal, too
* it provides you a post to publish on your blog AND to the bluehaze group.
* it makes great fun to go back and look at later in life
* it keeps your brain thinking and remembering, so you should remember things longer later in life based on how much time you spend remembering
* it can cause you to remember details or times in life that you had already forgotten
* it's a challenge to provoke your mind and spend some time remembering
* your children would probably LOVE to come across these lists of things you loved/liked or hated/disliked in your life now at some point later in life
* it encourages critical thinking skills and decision making processes

i'm sure there are more reasons than i listed, but what makes it work for me is that it is short, it gives me something to think about when i have free mind time, and i think it's something my kids will really enjoy when they are older and/or i'm already gone from life.

i decided for myself, that i'm going to do the 10 advertisements that i love watching the most, too. see? this tuesday ten has already tricked me into writing more!

have fun, get creative, and get busy! remember, we all were promising to do more artwork and more journaling this year. we also said that we would hold each other accountable in accomplishing that goal (in a good way, of course!)

i will randomly send out a little something in the mail to someone who posted that week. i'll change it up, though, so you won't know how i'm picking the winner until after you all have posted your list of 10. that doesn't mean you have to participate -- it just means that you can only get the prize for that week if you were participating in that week.

have fun w/ it and feel free to comment on each other's list. i'm sure we'll find a scenario where something someone loves is something someone else hates.

please be respectful when responding. also remember, the majority of people love to have feedback, critique, or questions on their posts.

i reserve the right (as group owner and moderator) to change and/or amend the "rules" if we have problems w/ member interactions or as necessary.

thank you all! i'll be looking for your post!!!