Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random crap


Hello everyone. It is Tuesday and we all know what that means. Incomplete thoughts, right? No! It means thoughts that don't quite make up a post. Incomplete thoughts imply that I haven't finished them (that happens way too often now that I've hit menopause). The following thoughts are about as done as they are ever going to get.

Speaking of menopause. (if I have any guy readers you may want to skip this part but let's face it your wives are going to go through this so you may want to listen up. I'm just sayin'. It may save you some pain and suffering and there WILL be pain & suffering)

Dear Menopausal Body:
I can handle the 10 extra pounds you decided to heap on my body that is virtually impossible to get off. I may not like it but I can even take the insomnia, night sweats and hot flashes. While the memory loss sucks it also gives me an excuse to be a ditz which sometimes works to my advantage. The crying over VodkaMom's post about her mom, the effing TV commercial, or that the contestant on "Bobby Flay's Ultimate Throwdown" lost to that smug bastard Bobby is workable though it makes JR a bit uncomfortable.

What I really can't handle is the period that you decide to throw at me every 6 to 8 months. Could ya give me a little warning. I'm not asking for much. A cramp or two, maybe some spotting, how about a zit. I'd take any of those things over the immediate gushing that you hit me with last week. I wasn't really prepared being that I was out of town. It is really not much fun to call the hotel housekeeping staff at 3am to request femine hygene products.

Can we make a deal? I'll put up with all those other complaints without making a fuss if you'll just give me a little warning. Oh, and I'll promise not to bite JR's head off about those crazy ass statements he makes like: "Honey, are you crying? It's a Tide commercial?"


How pathetic is it that I spent an hour reading the AARP magazine. Worst, I learned some cool things. When the article; "Dolly Parton; How she turned rags into riches" was riveting means I really need a life.

In my personal vegetarian opinion pizza Margarita is the best pizza on the fricken planet. The simplicity is a lazy persons mecca and we all know that I'm not anything if not lazy. Here's my version (there are lots of others out there but damn they just get way too complicated, duh, too lazy here, dudes!).

1 pre-prepared pizza crust (got mine for .45 cent, Score!!)
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
a shit load of fresh basil. (shit load is a technical cooking term ) A couple of decent handfuls at least. rough chop.
Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thin or chopped or whatever gets it on the dough
a handful of Parmesan cheese
Drizzle of Olive oil
salt & pepper

Spread out the dough. Top in the following order; basil, tomato, mozzarella cheese, drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt & pepper. I really can't stress how important fresh ingredients are to making this pizza. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes. Let set for 2 to 3 minutes. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy.

Giving away a painting this week. If you want in go here.

In late October the girls and I got together to make beaded crystal things for my new office. The thought was that I needed to get rid of all the bad vibes left by the previous owner. I consulted Julie's Feng Shui book, titled "Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life, How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect, and Happiness" for any ideas on how I could make a change in my work direction and make my new office a more zen like place. Now, I'm not saying that this had anything to do with me getting my new job or anything but????????

That ought to do it for today. If you want in head over to Keely's place. You get a button and get to place you name on the Mr Linky thing. All good.



  1. Oh, I only WISH my periods were that irregular. No, mine still come at fairly frequent intervals, I just don't know when. Could be six weeks later, could be two weeks later - who knows? Not ME, for sure!

    And yes, "a shitload" is a technical cooking term.

  2. Your post made me smile. I hope my husband is ready for the future. Right now I am pre-menstrual. About every 7 months I will skip a cycle. Then I freak that I will have a baby at age 46. Years ago he was always hot. Now he wears a sweat shirt at night. I tell him "As I age I am getting hotter".

  3. I think you should title your cookbook "A shitload of this, a smidgeon of that". And dedicate it to me. I'd buy it!

  4. That period thing just sucks and I am so not looking forward to that!!

    But the pizza sounds almost good enough to make up for it?

  5. I LOVED Sprite's Keeper's comment up there! I'd TOTALLY buy that book too!

  6. stoppin by from un moms RTT to say Hi and read all the randomness!

  7. I love pizza margherita. It's my favorite, too, and I'm not even a vegetarian. I'm not definitely very hungry for lunch!

  8. Everytime I hear the woes of menopause I get the shivers. I cant believe after years of enduring periods and giving birth we still have to go thru all that!!!! What a bummer. :(

    I would be honored to be put in the drawing for your art. Must you ask?

    Now for something artsy.... Maria made a flag out of plaster lats. We got them off the ceiling of the building we renovated for the furniture business we had a few years back-its now the town library!! The flag is really cool and is always a conversation piece.

  9. I love Margarita pizza. My fave too!

  10. I'll trade ya my periods for menopause and a shit load of that pizza!

  11. Ya know, I've never had margarita pizza...I may have to try it now that you've said it's the best freakin thing on the planet!!

    As for menopause, I totally know where you're coming from. My periods have been nonexistent for about almost 10 months now. But they were just like yours before they went away would just be totally random when it would start (it seemed to always come when I wore white pants...figures, right?)

    Stopping by from your blog!!!

  12. Maybe as you get older, you suck out the heat from your hubby. I wonder sometimes...

    I get the joys of menopause, but with regular periods. My estrogen has been "post-menopausal" since I was freaking 29. It is SO not fair!

  13. I get one of those torrential downpours every so often too. I might as well just sit on the pot because it spews.

  14. I'm just now recovered from the whole birthday/nursing process. Women are freaking tough.

    Happy Randon Tuesday!

  15. I'll be 32 next week and have had menopause medically induced twice. I went 3 years without a period.

  16. Thanks for the warning. And Bobby Flay? I think he's trying to make up for something. Just sayin.

  17. You still get a random period while in menopause? Really? Wow, does that suck! How long does that insanity continue?

  18. I love margarita pizza.

    This weeks RTT is doing nothing for my waistline. Everybody is mentioning FOOD.

  19. My .'s were sporadic like that and my dr MADE me stay on the pill, even after Jamie got snipped last month. Sucks.

    Why do you keep tempting me with foods I can't eat? Ok, I'll stop whining, thanks for the recipe and I'll put it on the "meals to make post diet". Yes, the diet is only for six weeks and then I'm going to eat in moderation. Ha.

    Happy Tuesday.

  20. I'm not even in menopause and I'm getting all of that and then some. Thankfully, I do know mine will show up dutifully every two weeks and last for 10 days. *sigh*

    Also, Dolly Parton? Oh girlfriend, no.

  21. Ha. Well done, and I'm so sorry you had to call the hotel staff. I love that pizza. Can't get a good one of that type around here. Cheers Michele!!

    P.S. As for "shitload"...I dig that. Unless one is baking cookies or bread, never measure. Ya just gotta FEEL it.

  22. Since you said it was polite to leave a comment when you visit someone's site...

    I'm ignoring the memopause comments because I'm chicken and maybe if I ignore it, it will just go away.

    Interesting about the book "Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life..." I have a copy sitting on my read after college bookcase. It's been a year and I haven't gotten to it yet. I guess I should move it up on the shelf.

    Take care!