Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Bumpday Humpday!

I have gathered a set of 4  Humps and 4 Bumps for your amusement today. I hope you enjoy :)


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Laundry Day

Laundry day comes late this week.

I am down to wearing my holiest t-shirt and a really old pair of shorts that I can't even wear in public anymore.

I think I need to encourage my husband to get busy with some nice washboards as inspiration!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Furry Friday!

It's cold outside so I have been looking for men to warm me up.

Here are a passle of furry guys so that we can get by without an extra blanket today!

One of them even heats up his own tub! Now that's hot :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Goddess Lost

We lost a Goddess of the Silver Screen today - Liz Taylor - (Dame Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky).

Understand I am not like Tired of Queen at the Movies - my gay credit is thin on films and musicals - however I do have a certain few favorite actors and actresses that are almost idols of mine - and Liz has always been up there at or near the top.

While her filmography is very long, my favorite films starring her are Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe and The Taming of the Shrew - both absolute classics as far as I am concerned. Her depiction of Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe set the tone for crazy, controlling alcoholic women in my psyche ever since I first saw it as a child.

I am not ashamed to say that I actually cried when I read the headline and realized another great was gone - and no I didn't know her personally - but it still feels like a kick in the gut when someone this big with this much history, talent and willpower dies.

Liz Taylor was an actress - celebrity - mad Hollywood Divorcée - philanthropist - volunteer - artist - comedian - her many marriages were something even she made a lot of fun of - she once said that according to her mother, Liz didn't open her eyes for eight days after she was born - and when she finally did open them, the first thing she saw was an engagement ring and she was hooked on them ever since.

She was an AIDS activist in a time that it was not popular to be one - when her friend Rock Hudson died of AIDS in the mid 80s she lept to the forefront of the AIDS fight and not only started raising money for research, treatment and prevention but co-founded AmfAR to help fight AIDS through research and in 1991 founded the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to fund AIDS services world wide through grant awards.

I never tired of watching her make public appearances - and I thought she was very very brave to continue to make them after she was confined to a wheel chair - many other women would have secluded themselves rather than let the world see how such a proud and beautiful woman had aged and become infirm.

Liz Taylor was and will forever be miles above the rest of the crowd - she will be greatly missed and she leaves behind a shining example of what it can mean to be a Goddess of the Silver Screen.

Happy Humpday with a couple of Bumps thrown in for good measure :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Green Stalks of Loveliness

The asparagus fairy visited me Friday leaving an entire flat of fresh-from-the-field asparagus for me to enjoy! She brings me flats of asparagus 2-3 times each spring. I like to preserve most of it, but of course we eat a lot of it fresh too. The brighter side of living near agriculture land :)

Friday & Sunday night's dinner included a course of seared asparagus with a glaze made from a wine and stone-ground mustard reduction. It looked a little like:

where i got the idea
except I sear mine more and I really crisp the bacon.

Today I spent the majority of the day canning the rest of the asparagus and this is how it went...

rinsed in cold water and trimmed the bottoms
(this is 1/2 of what I processed today.)

the jars with red stuff have hot pepper flakes for extra goodness
pack the jars tightly and pour in the pickling liquid
boil jars for 15 minutes
now the hard part...wait 3 weeks

Three weeks from now I get to enjoys these beauties! I can hardly wait...about 1/2 the batch is made with hot peppers and the other half is a standard pickling recipe with garlic added.

I love this stuff!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Are you wearing green?

Happy St. Patrick's Day for those of you who celebrate it.

I spent the day searching for men to pinch. I got me a few too :) Thank you midtown Sacramento!

Which one of these lovely men do you wish wasn't wearing their green so you could pinch them all over?