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I like to use my BLOGS to keep my friends informed of the daily Mess(es) that are going on with us and adding items of interest others might find enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment. Bret

A Little Query
Posted:Mar 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2018 8:55 pm

Time of the Season
Posted:Mar 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2018 11:06 pm

Get ready............

Do De Do De Do De Do De
Posted:Mar 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2018 6:25 pm
***cues up Twilight Zone theme song*** do de do de do de do dee.....

I didn't believe it ,however, there really is an Alien Abduction Day, also known as Extraterrestrial Abductions Day!

It is observed on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. It has always been observed annually on March 20th.--- cringes just wondering how to celebrate this day!

While on the topic of aliens...............

HAPPY 70th Birthday to my favorite Alien ever Q !!!

Q played by actor John de Lancie was born March 20, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Being dyslexic, he struggled with reading difficulties throughout his school years. One of his teachers recommended to his parents to encourage him to consider a career as an actor. He ended up winning a scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York.

I was dyslexic, but at the time that was not really a word that was used. What was used was “mildly retarded” or “slow”.

— John de Lancie

De Lancie portrayed Q, a recurring character in several of the Star Trek franchise series. He is one of the few characters appearing in multiple series of the franchise. In eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Encounter at Farpoint", "Hide and Q", "Q Who", "Deja Q", "Qpid", "True Q", "Tapestry", "All Good Things..."), in one episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("Q-Less"), and in three episodes of Star Trek: Voyager ("Death Wish", "The Q and the Grey". "Q2").

My popularity is very disproportionate to the amount of times that I actually was on the show. … It’s a double-edged sword. I never partook of the financial rewards of the show in terms of being a regular, I just came on and once a year would do a show.

— John de Lancie

De Lancie was initially too busy to audition for the part of "Q" but Gene Roddenberry, whom he did not know, arranged a second opportunity. De Lancie recognizes that even though Star Trek was only a small part of his career, it opened doors for him.

I am so glad Roddenberry gave him a second chance when we go back through to watch Star Trek shows we almost always select those with Q in them! Happy Seventieth Birthday Q !
Cheap & Easy (part I)
Posted:Mar 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2018 10:04 am

Nooooooo! I am not talking about my old friend BiBBzzzie!

I am talking about how you may enjoy this delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup!

Dice a boneless skinless chicken breast into about 4 cups of water and bring to a slow boil.

Dice off about 3/4 cup of celery and at to the simmering chicken.

I used baby carrots to get about 3/4 cup of sliced "pennys" but regular carrots also work fine.

For the onion I selected a small to medium sized red onion.

However, any onion diced yielding about 3/4 of a cup will work just fine.

With all the veggies added bring the broth once again to a slow boil.

Add a generous spoonful of chicken bouillon soup mix. I honestly prefer the more flavorful less salty Hy Vee brand if it's available in your area.

Yep you guessed it those inexpensive (cheap) Ramen noodle soup packets.
Cheap & Easy (part II)
Posted:Mar 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2018 10:12 am

Remove the flavor pouch from the noodle pack and add it to the broth along with the noodles. ( you may CRUNCH them if you like)

Allow this to simmer at least 5 minutes so all the flavors melt into the noodles.

That's how you get this easily made "inexpensive" flavorful soup suitable to warm you up on these chilly damp days as we move into spring.

My Project Today
Posted:Mar 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Last Updated:Mar 18, 2018 9:37 pm

As you might recall from my blog Been Shopping my purchase of the Ferry~Morse Cardinal Climber vine seeds.

I kinda "sanded" them off on a knife sharpener bar then soaked them over night. They took on considerable moisture swelling up.

ok.... I m kind of a packrat... when JD bought some doohickey awhile back I saved the plastic container it came in. I filled it with moist potting soil, then using needle nose plyers I planted the seeds in 2 rows about 2" appart. Amazingly I ended up with just the right amount of seeds for the container. I placed it in the east kitchen window to see if any germinate.
Pet Your Cock !
Posted:Mar 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2018 10:15 am

Noooo! Not that!!!

March 19th is National Poultry Day!

Oh yes, it’s a fowl, fowl day – Poultry Day, that is! Celebrate this whole range of domestic feathered friends that are raised for their meat and eggs by thinking about just how boring Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays would be without the addition of a turkey, chicken, duck, goose or pheasant to the table.

How incomplete would that Chicken Pot Pie be without…well…the chicken?

It is for all these reasons and more that we pause and say thank you to the poultry farmers for enhancing our diets and giving us opportunities to fight over the wishbone, draw lots over who gets the last drumstick, and encourage sibling rivalry by letting them fight out whose turn it is to crack the egg into the cake batter.

Whether it’s a honk honk, gobble gobble, or a cluck cluck, it all sounds the same to us – delicious!

Undocumented Withdrawal
Posted:Mar 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Last Updated:Mar 18, 2018 10:02 am

Police say a 19-year-old Indiana man took a cab to and from a bank robbery and that he paid the driver with some of his stolen cash.

Derrick Faria was arrested less than an hour after Thursday's robbery of a Fifth Third Bank branch in Evansville. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that Faria reportedly passed a teller a note demanding money, but that he didn't show a weapon.

Faria is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail on preliminary charges of robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Court records show that Faria hadn't been formally charged as of Friday morning. They didn't list an attorney for him.

Word of the Day
Posted:Mar 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Last Updated:Mar 18, 2018 9:53 am

For those that have followed today's breaking news events the word of the day is CANDOR... or lack there of.

Merriam-Webster defines the word as;

1 : unreserved, honest, or sincere expression : forthrightness

2 : freedom from prejudice or malice : fairness

3 : literary : brightness, brilliance

Every network news source coupled with their "expert" Witnesses and commentators used the word tirelessly to the point of awkward repetitiveness. When it comes to our blogs , as of lately, if as much time and energy where spent trying to improve the site bringing new members IN as is spent attempting to harm, tear down, and chase off existing members; OutPersonals would be #1 on the net.

Been Shopping !
Posted:Mar 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Last Updated:Mar 18, 2018 8:00 pm

Today while out running my usual Friday errands and shopping I ran across a new vining plant I have never tried around here!

A Cardinal Climber vine.

The packet states the flowers are "a magnet to Hummingbirds" I do enjoy having Hummingbirds flirting around and smile as I remember my old Heidi attempting to get close enough to "sniff" one

The directions for planting have some variables from nipping the seed tips to soaking them overnight before planting them.

Then sow in 2 inch pots or cell packs, cover with ¼ inch soil. Kept at 70° F., germination averages 14-21 days. One may direct sow after all danger of frost is past, when the soil has warmed, 6-8 seeds per foot. Thin to 12 inches apart.

This vine is a cross between Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) and the Scarlet Morning Glory (Ipomoea coccinea). It’s an annual vine but in some cases it will re-seed and return in the garden for many years, just like Morning Glories.
Sturdier than Cypress vines and somewhat showier in leaf and flower. Cardinal Climbers are fast growing and in good conditions will climb or spread 20 feet or more in a season.

If any of you have successfully grown them before I am open to advise on this new one to me.

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