- I am a girl/woman/human who has random thoughts. Sometimes you can find me here rambling, other times i might have useful stuff to say. For the most part, my friends and family can see what I might be up to in the days events. Or, for sake of sakes, its all made up... only i know.. and MAYBE a select few of you! Either way~ I am an American living in Australia. Oh, and any photo you see on this blog IS NOT FOR YOUR USE. If I have taken the photo myself or have permission to use it, YOU CAN NOT USE IT FOR YOURSELF. So be warned... and just dont use my damn photos.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was salivating during the show, remembering the days when I could go anywhere, to anyones house, and nab the possibility of SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN, CORN BREAD, GRITS, BBQ RIBS... oh I can almost smell it. You must check out the site for the BBQ Ribs recipe, I am thinking I am going to have to make it.. but heres a sneak at the Corn Bread recipe...
½ cup polenta
1½ cup self raising flour
½ cup castor sugar
Pinch of salt
½ cup melted butter
1 cup of creamed corn
1 cup full cream milk
Mix polenta and self-raising flour, salt, melted butter and eggs.
Add creamed corn and milk. Mix until you get a nice creamy consistency.
Spoon the mixture into a greased muffin tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown in color.
Remove muffin tray from the oven and let them cool until they are ready to be remove from the tray.
It got me wondering... what foods make you think back to special occasions, or remind you of certain people in your life, or make you feel "at home"?
All these foods tonight on the show brought back memories for me. Memories of a time past, with people who have past, and all the goodness that came with it.
Now if only I could find that recipe my special friend made: Fried Corn.... southern style.. damn that was good!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
watch the parade, attend a thong throwing contest (aka flip flop throwing contest), the dunny races (aka portable potties), awards go out for the volunteer of the year, etc.....
and then theres the cane toad race:
This year our local contendersare:
Bob the Bruiser
The IGA Sanction
The Northshore Hippie
Some of the names are based on local town councillors or "celebrities" of the area. As much as I would love to say I can tell you who the winner will be, I wont be attending the race- I see enough cane toads jumping thru Ma & Pa Kettles backyard on any given day. Just kidding, I see them in my driveway as well!
On a funny note: You know what the green tree frog looks like right? Well, Firestick J is HIGHLY scared of the green frogs. She doesnt mind the cane toad tho... yuck... i would rather see a green frog than a cane toad (he can make a dog froth at the mouth if eaten!). Ah the phobias... now snakes and spiders are my phobias... totally justifiable!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Its strange to look at this photo. I can close my eyes and imagine all the excitement, adrenalin, and faith people who are THERE at the Lincoln Memorial must have at the moment they stare and listen to our new President.
A new President always brings hope, faith, excitement, possibilites... so many feelings and thoughts. Some good, some bad... for now, we will just stay on the positive side of things....
So many ideals and promises. An immediate trust in the hope that tomorrow might be a better day.
And for him? Hes probably anxious to be able to take a nap some afternoon, quietly, looking over the lawn of the White House and let the last few months settle in.
Ah.. but one other thing why its strange to look at this photo... ? Its on these steps many years ago when I was proposed to.
Lets hope the nation has better luck than the engagement did.
(You should be smiling and having a little giggle now. If not, please do.)
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I was dumbfounded. Was this boy here to help as he wanted my trolley? Did he have manners? Was he thinking I was old and fragile and needed help with the kitty litter bag?
Im going to bank on that his family brought him up with manners, and thats why he was helping me. And the fact he wanted my cart. I was really touched that a young boy showed me what a young man could do. I havent seen that in a while. It was nice to see. Kudos to you and your family.
It was only when I was leaving the parking lot that I thought:" Oh Gawd, I hope he didnt think I was OLD and thats why he was helping me!"
Thursday, January 08, 2009
At all times she has MINIMUM 2 people looking after her.
She has 5 personalities.
She lives in a house. By herself. Full time carer staff.
She has access to a government vehicle to get her around.
Now, I am all for people getting the help they deserve and need, but why is she singled out from the others and not in a group home like so many others with MPD / DID ? Why is she so special? Well, the doco said that she was neglected as a child and went from foster home to foster home. Uh?
There is also an order by the High Court that NOTHING can be published about her life, but somehow this doco crept in... I dont know, seems a bit weird, but there must be more to this story.
Im just not sure how the government in the UK can justify $500,000 pounds a year to care for this INDIVIDUAL. In fact, I am curious as to how much money they spend per year on the Mental Health System, and what that breakdown is per person.
Being Pamela... if you get a chance to see the doco, do... its "interesting" if nothing else.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
As for now, I think I might need a remedy of Aloe Vera before heading out tonight.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Best birthday wishes mom.. love you to bits!