Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Dark Side Of The Moon

As the title might imply, I’m not writing about Pink Floyd’s album "The Dark Side Of The Moon.” Nope this is a much different view of the moon.  The bare it all "moon" side of a colonoscopy. Hold on - DONT WORRY! I won't be sharing blow by blow details. 

When you reach the age of 50, a light comes on that makes you take notice of how things came to be and where things are going.  I guess, it's a perplexing moment for a midlifer.

It's interesting how a procedure like a colonoscopy can make a person reflect on their life. 

"Wow, I'm getting older!" The procedure you've dreaded and had seemed years away, is now here! The average age for a colonoscopy is at age 50. 

Mister O (my hubby) gave me permission to clarify that he was the one undergoing, what I call “the dark side of the moon” procedure.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jonesing For Trader Joe's Ginger Snaps!

How far would you go to get your favorite ginger snaps? Your favorite bean dip? Your favorite pumpernickel pretzels? Your favorite dark CHOCOLATE?



I mention these items, because these are some of my favorite products from Trader Joe's. 

I don't buy all my groceries here, but they do have some unique items and good organic choices at pretty decent prices. I travel an extra 15 miles out of my way to get some of my favorite things. 

However, I know for a fact I wouldn't travel 142 miles to get my Trader Joe's fix! Would you?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cheese Stuffed Roasted Peppers

Weekend Happy Hour snacks are the best!!  It's only 3 ingredients!! You can handle 3 more items on the grocery list...right!!!  By the way, these aren't burnt.  Purposely charred for some extra flavor.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We're On "The List"

Where do I start?  Oh yeah…I had a coupon for a free appetizer at TGI Fridays, so that’s where Mister O and I decided to go for an after work happy hour last Friday!

This is pretty normal and ordinary stuff for us on a Friday night and we weren’t expecting much more than a quick appetizer, a couple of beers and then head back home. 

That is, until a guy sitting next to us at the bar started chatting with Mister O about sports stuff and golfing. 

The guy mentioned that he lived in California and, I have to say, with his long tousled blonde hair and t-shirt surfer/rocker looks, he did seem to stand out amongst us Minnesotans.  After some idle chit-chat, we put 2 and 2 together and figured this guy was a musician.




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Don't Pull My Toes!

Spring has arrived in Minnesota and sandal wearing season is nipping at our heels!  Breaking out the sandals does bring some form of excitement to us Northerners!  Time to free the toes of their winter hibernation. 

This came up in a convo with a friend of mine as we talked about pedicures and getting our feet and toes all groomed and glammed for spring. 

Photo Source: Pixabay.com

I must admit, that I absolutely cringe at the thought of ANYONE touching my feet or toes. I don't want them rubbed, I don't want them tickled and sure as hell don't want them sucked!!!! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Grilled PB and Raspberry Sandwich

Here's a twist on the old classic PB&J sandwich!  Instead of using jelly, just mash up some fresh raspberries until it's a spreadable consistency. 

Spread peanut butter on each slice of your favorite bread. Take the mashed raspberries and spread on top of the peanut butter. 

Now, you could easily eat it just like this, but why not brown it in a skillet like you would a grilled cheese sandwich. 

I sprayed some coconut oil cooking spray in a skillet and then toasted each side of my sandwich. 

The raspberries are a great fresh fruit addition to this sammie!  You must give the grilled idea a try. 

It really seems like a rich and gooey treat! Yum!!


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Saturday, April 4, 2015

10 Possible Reasons Your Neighbor Is Wearing Handcuffs!

What would you think if your neighbor, a big guy standing at 6 foot 5 inches tall, was knocking at your front door wearing handcuffs?

When approaching the door, you get a peek through the window and view his little debacle. 

In a quick instant – your first thought…WTH! 

In that moment of hesitance before opening the door, one might dream up all kinds of scenarios for why he was in this particular circumstance. 



Hmmm…it’s possible he might have been:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Funktion Junction Brings the Funk!

Let's talk Funktion Junction!  A Twin Cities band that puts the "Funk" in Funktion, while you shake your "Junk" in the Junction!  

Funktion Junction at The Station - White Bear Lake, MN


I first encountered this band at a Pub Restaurant in White Bear Lake called The Station Pub & Event Center.  It's my understanding, this is the place where "Funktion Junction" got their start.  Since this is one of my favorite bands and we always have a good time at The Station, I had to share my opinion/review on my blog.  I just couldn’t keep this gem to myself!!

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