Chef Clara

I love listening to my “elders” speak about the past and pass down their wisdom.  It is one of the things I miss most about my grandmothers.  Both of them lived through the Great Depression, and both of them were young wives and mothers during part of it.

While wandering around Yahoo, I came across a story about Clara Cannucciari.  She is a wonderful lady who, along with her stories of the Great Depression, shares cooking tips from the era.

This recipe sounds yummy, but I also enjoyed her brief stories.
(H/T:  Yahoo)

Weighin’ In

a-acarI’m up three pounds this week (from the last weigh in).  I’m kind of not gonna stress it, to be quite honest.  I need spring to get here, since spring and summer seem to be my best times to lose weight.  Fine with me, as long as I lose it.

Hope you all had a great week.  🙂

Caption Contest

I wonder what happens when you cross “Batman” with “Joaquin Phoenix”.  Well, that’s for you to decide.  I will post winners Tuesday evening.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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THE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!
3.  Wyatt Earp
Batman and Slobbin’.

2.  Rodney Dill
Once Robin ran off with Donald “Duck” Dunn, Elwood stepped up to the challenge.

And the winner is…
1.  John D
Zap! Zowie! Thwap! Bong!!
“Hey man, did someone say bong?”

OTHER CONTESTS:

Cowboy Blob

Family Security Matters

Gone Rick Motel

Intellectual Redneck

Right Pundits

Rodney Dill

Wyatt

Here she comes, Miss Forgery….

The scholarships in beauty pageants must not be very lucrative.

See, here in NJ, we do things a little different, a little edgier.  Actually, we like our public figures, no matter how big or small in “publicness,” to be corrupt. They need to be thieves, liars, scammers, trashy, and vile.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Miss North Wildwood, NJ and her mom were arrested for manufacturing money.

I guess they thought they’d by-pass the economic issues in the state and pump some fake funds into the economy.  Hey, if everyone and his brother can launder and blackmail, why can’t these ladies create their own money?

Detectives say they printed fake $50 bills and used them at two local stores, including the Wawa on New Jersey Ave. in N. Wildwood.

21-year old Ashley and  her mom, 44-year old Kelly Nowacky are charged with having forgery equipment, forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery.
(H/T:  NBC 10)

You know what I think got them caught?  The “Hello Kitty” pic where Ulysses S. Grant should be.  I hear the young pageant winner thought Grant was just too old and ugly to grace her money….so, not hawt.

Here’s Miss North Wildwood, where I hear she has a platform of more drunken senior weeks, boardwalk rides, and as many fudgy wudgies anyone can eat.

Oh, but she'll be hot when she's older, too!

Oh, but she'll be hot when she's older, too!

Here’s mom.

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Crackhead chic? Yeah, that’s what Little Miss Sunshine will look like.

What else can I say?  Well, “watch the tram car, please.”

Suddenly, I’m craving salt water taffy.

Now, if you’d like to see some legit caption contest winners who don’t need funny money, CLICK HERE.   🙂

Headlines!!!!!!

a-acom1.  WASTE: $273M Satellite to Study Global-Warming Gases Lost…crashes near Antarctica

HA!  Okay, it is a huge loss of money, but the fact that a global warming satellite crashed near Antarctica cracks me up almost as much as the cold weather that seems to appear wherever Gore goes.

2. Police: Dad stabs son over hat in church

Dannnnnnng!  1.  Who is disrespectful enough to wear a hat in church?  2.  I thought my mom was rough when she wouldn’t let me wear pants to church.

3.  Mice overrun courthouse, fall from ceiling

They just wanted to party with the rats in the courtroom.

4.  Diners threaten to grill taverna in bill dispute

Poor basic math skills will get you into a crapload of trouble.

5.  10 minutes to a hot new you

Minutes 1-9:  Run in place, really fast.
Minute 10:  You’re now hot!

6.  ‘Spider-Man’ to be musical, & guess who’s doing the score

I don’t know.  Spider-Man with jazz hands and a “lisp”?  Will Spidey be sashaying from building to building rather than swinging by a web?

7.  Cop makes arrest in bathroom after smelling crack

Three words one should not read in a sentence:  bathroom + smelling + crack.  It just ain’t right, y’all.

Speed bump?

In my post about a sneaky skunk, Snigs asked that I not address the smelly rodent, today.   You see, she ended up hitting one.  So, instead of risking any bad juju, I’ve decided to post this for Snigs.  Mmmmmmmmmm….cake!

Chocolate fudge cake with chocolate mocha butter frosting….from Country Girl Recipes…fitting, no?

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Hope today is better for you, Snigs.