Fantabulous and Fantastic

Ages and a decade ago, or 3 months, I was awarded this prestigous and aresome award by THREE uhmazing folks, Kim from Insanity and Bliss, Vanessa from Much More Than Mommy and Carrie from Mommy’s Heart.



So.  Now to do the awarders’s bidding.  Also, I have no idea how to do that grammatically.  I’m ok with this ignorance.


8 Things I Look Foward To:

1.  This Saturday marks the 11th anniversary of the Lurve of Kearsie and Lance aka The Hubs.

2.  Writing about the Skin Tag.  Not because I’m excited about it, but so I won’t have to worry/obsess/bite my nails over it anymore.

3.  Watching Harry Potter: Half-Blood Prince.  Yes, just a wee bit dorkish on my part.  I don’t care.  I am a proud HP fan.

4.  Watching New Moon.  Solidifying the dorkdom. 

5.  My BFF Robin flying down to watch New Moon with me, because she understands and wears the Badge of Dorkdom proudly with me.

6.  Getting out of debt.  Which will take a miracle in this here economy.

7.  Moving to Boulder, Colorado.

8.  Losing weight and lowering my blood pressure.  Not glamorous, or exciting even, but that’s Life.


Things I Wish I Could Do:

1.  Knit socks. 

2.  Paint.

3.  Sing.

4.  Come back to Florida to see my Melbourne Homies.

5.  Make it famous as a writer. 

6.  Have time to write my book(s).

7.  Figure out what the heck risotto is.  Also, well meaning readers will send me links.  These links are nice, but I’m still risotto-tarded.

8.  Lower my blood pressure by staring at trees like John Travolta did in Phenomenon instead of eating healthy and exercising. 


8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1.  Wrote an open letter to Viagra.

2.  Told two elders from my church that I wrote a letter to Viagra.

3.  Watched them squirm and stare at me funny because I wrote a letter to Viagra.

4.  Regretted mentioning the word “Viagra” in front of two men other than my husband.

5.  Checked blog often to see how many comments I would get from the letter to Viagra.

6.  Tried to squash disappointment of lack of interest over letter to Viagra.

7.  Locked my keys in my car after mentioning the letter to Viagra.

8.  Read Real Murders.


8 Shows I Watch:

1.  LOST

2.  The Office

3.  American Idol

4.  The Unusuals

5.  Good Eats

6.  Biggest Loser

7.  Man vs. Food

8.  Man vs. Wild


I am a fan of:

Lynn from For Love or Funny

Lara from Red Red Whine

My sister, Kam, from The Lonely Eskimo

and dang, all the other peeps on my blogroll. 

And you, Dear Reader, I am a fan of you.  Yes you.


8 responses to this post.

  1. These were great!!!!!
    You are one funny woman!


  2. Kearsie,
    Thank you for the complement! I, too, am a fan of yours…and not just because you wrote a letter to Viagra; it’s because you told your church elders that you wrote a letter to Viagra.

    Can we see the video for that little discussion?


  3. “Regretted mentioning the word “Viagra” in front of two men other than my husband.”

    : )

    p.s. Risotto is just high starch rice cooked by adding one ladle full of liquid at a time. You can do it – Really! In fact, thanks for mentioning it. I’ve been pondering a dinner to make on Sunday and Lemon, Sugar Snap Pea Risotto will be easy, perfect! How can I be sooo hungry right after breakfast?! And, why is it 10:30 already?


  4. cozy cuteness 🙂


  5. Posted by Your Cousin on June 12, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Just cook risotto like soup, no need to stand over the stove, just stir occasionally (maybe every five minutes or so). Non-stick pots are your friend. You can cover the pan, but make sure it’s vented and watch it closer. Cook the rice first in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil or butter – let it turn color just slightly then add the water. Add 4 cups liquid per 1 cup of rice. Bring the liquid to a boil, then turn to medium-low for about 20 more minutes or until the rice is cooked.

    You’ll know when it’s done. The rice will be cooked, not hard, and otherwise the surrounding texture will be a lot like mashed potatoes… because it’s a simple starch, just like potatoes. If you’re nervous about it, err on the side of overcooking. You can always add more water at the end, the risotto will soak it right up in a minute or two.

    >You can use arborio, carnaroli, or vialone nano for best results. Arborio is more widely available, and probably the cheapest. I’ve used other rices to make risotto, but those three are the best.
    >Some people like to add 1/2 cup of wine. Only do it if you like wine…
    >Use whatever broth or bouillon you like the best. I’ve had good results with chicken, beef, onion soup, mushroom bouillon, and with the kind you can buy in a can or box at the store.
    >Add your favorite protein and veggies. Or just add leftovers, cut into bite sized pieces.
    >Use cheese, any cheese you want, or not. Just make sure to add it at the end.
    >I’ve had some extremely excellent risotto that ONLY had basil in it. Awesome.
    >Traditionally it’s finished off with a little bit of butter and parmesan right at the end.

    Once you figure it out, you’ll be able to later look at pictures of yourself taken before you started eating risotto and say, “And that’s what my butt looked like before I figured out how to cook risotto. Trim, wasn’t I?”

    (how’s that for no links?)


    • Posted by soundsliketomatoes on June 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm

      Trinette, seriously, you have a gift for taking the complicated and making it simple. I wish you would write HOW TO manuals. Also, I started on my socks. I wish I was a drinker. Wrestling the porcupine and reading Swahili is dang hard.


      • Posted by Your Cousin on June 12, 2009 at 6:23 pm

        No kudos are deserved until you actually cook it :).

        Oh, and I forgot to say to add your favorite spices too. I usually just add a couple of shakes of italian seasoning, but I’ve also used an organic all purpose seasoning or herbes de provence. I love the lavender in the herbes de provence.

        Aren’t double pointed needles awful? I promise it will get better after a couple of days, all of the sudden things will snap into place and you’ll get it. Also, always tug the second stitch on the dpn tight to avoid ladders.

  6. Aww, thank you for the Fan Award! I’m a fan of you, too, my friend. Big hugs!


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