Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Monday, September 21, 2009

When women lie

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river.

When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, 'My dear child, why are you crying?'

The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and
that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family..

The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.

'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked

The seamstress replied, 'No.'

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.

'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked.

Again, the seamstress replied, 'No.'

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.

'Is this your thimble ?' the Lord asked.

The seamstress replied, 'Yes.'

The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three
thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water.

When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, 'Why are you crying?'

'Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!'

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. 'Is this your husband?' the Lord asked?

'Yes,' cried the seamstress.

The Lord was furious. 'You lied! That is an untruth!'

The seamstress replied, 'Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.

Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to George Clooney. And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is:

Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others. That's our story, and we're sticking to it.


All Us Women,


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Amazing actors

I was curious of all the hype of Twilight several months ago, so I rented the movie, then bought it. but then my curiousity took off again, 'cause everyone was talking about Kristen and Rob like wildfire. So I've been trying to find their earlier movies.

Rob in "The Bad Mother's Handbook" was so different in it. It was a good movie and I loved the ending. He was good in Harry Potter, too. :)

Now, on to Kristen Stewart.. What can I say. "Twilight" she kicked butt on, "Into the wild", she was good in, but "The Cake Eaters"? My Goodness, no one else could've done it like she did.
Heard she was a doing a biopic on Joan Jett, love to see that.

Oh, and they both are both good singer/musicians, too.

Watching that last one started me thinking of other good actors, the ones that do movies outside of their normal genre.
Harrison Ford on "Regarding Henry"
Halle Berry in "Gothica"
Sean Connery in "Medicine Man"
Liam Neeson just does a wide range of things. :)
Just saw "Taken" and he was awesome!

I'm sure there are more great actors out there that I've missed, but I can't watch ALL the movies made, but I'm working on it. :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

What I am

I heard the term before, but I'd forgotten it until I heard it this morning. Social anxiety disorder, Yep, that's me, prefer to be with animals than people.

But...that got me thinking......I've always been introverted and after being assualted at 18, Post traumatic stress disorder, didn't help that no one seemed to care, even family.

And having to try to act normal, civilized or whatever....staying in one place because of Russ, I settled into depression.

No, I wont take drugs for any of those, the last drug I took (high blood pressure)had worse side effects then what the drug was supposed to help.

As Russ gets older, I see he's getting to be like me and I don't want him growing up to feel, by other kids, like he's mentally handicapped.
So...why should I try to be like everyone else when he loves the things that I do. I think he'll be fine traveling with me, better education I think,too.
He's like a mini-me. lol

Yes, I know, I'm a broken old stray dog. *snicker*

But, ya know, with all the disease n disorders that the "doctors" make up, all of us are sick, *wry grin*

If you think about it, that best explorers and inventors, etc, would have been drugged up in todays world. "They" don't like people that think outside the box.

Well, that's enough for now, hopefully, my blogs will be more upbeat after I leave here.

Oh, and I'm bummed out that I will miss cattail harvesting with Celeste. wah!! :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sorry again

Apologies for the blowup....again.

Since I wont let myself drink my troubles away, stress just builds up 'til my blood pressure and anger blows up.

I really need to wait a few days before blogging after I get mad. :D

So.....I'm not selling my laptop and I plan to split in 4-6 weeks.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

With a little help from my friends

ok guys I just put my laptop up for sale, the only reason is for gas money to split with.

With this new job, I wont get paid til the end of the month and I didn't have that much to begin with, Thanks alot BK. *grumble*
Anyway, If I try to save money the normal way, I'll never get ouuta here.

If I do sell it I'l be leaving within a couple weeks. I'll be heading west through WY, etc, although I may go through N. Ca to see my sister first before I head north.

What I'm asking of my online friends is; If you guys know of any odd jobs in your area that I can do as I go.

Resume is at this site.

Call or write as I may not be online much after this weekend.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Officially lost my mind

I've been a little obsessed with Twilight lately, 'specially on Youtube, but this is going too far..... :)
Last night I dreamt of a vampire.........butterfly?
where did that come from? Little guy was lurking around subway tunnels. *snicker* At least I didn't dream about weremice or werebunnies.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Venison Steak in Scotch Sauce

MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06

Title: Venison Steak in Scotch Sauce
Categories: Arkansas, Game, Main
Yield: 4 servings

4 ts Butter
2 lb Venison steak
1/2 c Green onions
1/3 c Scotch whiskey
10 Juniper berries, crushed
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
1 c Fresh orange juice
2 tb Red currant jelly
2 ts Dijon mustard
2 ts Cornstarch mixed in
3 tb Water

In a heavy skillet, melt 2 Tb butter. When butter has melted and
skillet is hot, saute venison steaks about 2 min on each side until
brown on outside and pink in the middle. Remove meat from skillet
and set aside. Melt remaining butter in skillet. Saute green onions
and juniper berries over medium heat till onions are soft. Add
Scotch, bring to boil and ignite with match. Stir in orange juice,
lemon juice, jelly, and mustard. Return to slow boil. Add
cornstarch/water mixture and stir until sauce starts to thicken.
Return meat to skillet. Mix well and serve.

Phyllis Speer for Arkansas Game and Fish Commn.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wealth of Knowledge

Just want to share the wealth of knowledge the I've gotten from different magazines.
I have 28 binders, so far, of articles, from '06 to present, that I cut out from various magazines listed below.

Wilderness Way
Backwoods Home
Countryside & Small stock journal
Mother Earth News
Hobby Farms
National Geographic
Western Horseman
The Trail Rider
The Old Schoolhouse
The Herb Quarterly
The Herb Companion
Herbs for Health
Dog Fancy
Discipleship Journal
The History Channel Magazine

Birds & Blooms
Ranger Rick
for animal & bird info.

There are other magazines that I buy if the articles hit me, but these above, I get often

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More on Cattails

Note: I'm thinking of getting a scanner, cause I have LOTS of good articles from various mags that most of your guys would love.
I have 20-25 binders mostly full of clipped articles.


Exerpt from Harvesting the wild: greens-Jackie Clay
March/April 2003 Backwoods Home Magazine

Nearly everyone is familiar with the
cattail, especially its round, cigarshaped
fuzzy seedheads. Besides being fun to whack each other with
(as kids we would watch the fuzzy seeds blow about in the wind,) the cattail plant is a storehouse of good
eating. From the very top (the yellow
pollen), to the mucky bottom (fleshy
roots), the cattail provides a wide
variety of edibles for the wild forager.
And you don’t have to get very
“wild,” either, as the cattail is common
in farm ponds, along streams
and lowlands nationwide.
Do not pick cattails from polluted
bodies of water, or those having high-
nitrate run-off from farm fields. Also
be careful about harvesting from
heavily traffic areas, due to auto pollutants.
Be sure of the plant you pick, as the
wild flag or wild iris, which has a
blue-purple flower, is toxic to consume,
lives in the same habitat as the
cattail and has quite similar leaves.
Generally, the cattail leaves are wider
and more hollow. The wild flag’s
leaves are iris-like and flat down to
the bottom, where the cattail shoot is
rounded right down to the root.
Like many other wild foods, the
cattail is extremely nutritious in all
Our first spring foraging trips
always include a side trip to a remote
mountain marshy creek, where abundant
cattails grow. As a child canoeing
with my parents, we would pull
tender white cattail shoots from the
water to eat as a snack on each trip.
These taste just like a mild cucumber.
Simply grasp the green cattail leaves
of young plants and pull upward. The
shoot comes up easily, with the lower
portion being a very succulent, tender
Dipping these in your favorite vegetable
dip or simply sprinkling with
vinegar dressing as you would a garden
cucumber, and you have a wild
salad deluxe. I’ve even made wild
pickles by using sliced cattail shoots
in place of cucumbers for fresh
refrigerator pickles, from dill to bread
and butter types.
This same blanched, tender shoot
can be steamed for ten minutes and
served with butter or a cream sauce
and you have a tasty vegetable that
tastes kind of like mild parsnips.
Likewise, in the spring for a short
period of time, the spike on top of the
plant above the more familiar green
“hot dog” that later becomes the
brown seed head, can be eaten for a
delectable treat. This is sometimes
called cattail corn on the cob. Like
corn on the cob, you prepare it by
dropping it in boiling water for about
five minutes. If not tender at this
point, simply let it sit in the boiled
water for five or ten more minutes
until it is. Then dribble butter over the
spikes and sprinkle with salt and you
have an excellent vegetable.
This male spike quickly goes from
green (corn on the cob) to yellow.
This yellow powder is the pollen, and
once the spike loses its green color, it
is no longer good as corn on the cob.
But this yellow pollen is quite easily
collected and is a flour substitute (use
about half domestic flour and half
pollen). To collect the pollen, simply
stick the pollen spike into a paper
sack and shake or beat the head
inside to release the pollen.
You will get quite a bit of chaff as
well, but this can be sifted out with a
common flour sifter or fine screen.
Once you have sifted your pollen, it
is ready to use as flour. We often
make pancakes or cornbread using
cattail pollen, especially when out
camping. It is a bit slow to absorb
water, so you need to make your batter,
then let it rest for half an hour,
stirring occasionally, until all is evenly
And finally, the root can be dug to
eat as a starchy flour substitute. This
is a messy job, as you can’t simply
pull the cattail plant. You need to get
down and dirty. We wade barefoot in
cattail marshes, digging down around
the base of the cattail with bare toes
and a pointed digging stick. The toes
locate the rhizomes and the digging
stick helps pry them out of their
mucky bed.
Once cleaned, the rhizomes can be
slowly roasted until dry. Then grind
the roots between two smooth large
stones to release the starchy powder.
These roots contain a net of fibers,
which can be picked out and the flour
sifted. This flour is good to add to
stews and soups or to add to your
bread or pancakes. As well, they really
aren’t too bad roasted and eaten
with salt and butter, mashed with
your fork or fingers and the good part
sucked off the fiber.
Not bad at all, for this common
weed of marshy places.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fizzgig Rant

I'm really getting fed up with people that scate by or get stuff for nothing. I just saw that the Octomom is getting a new house AND getting round-the-clock care FREE. Can you believe it?! I swear.....She had no reason to have all those kids, being a single mom. Six was enough.

Another one.....ex(63) is getting disability because he can't deal with life and drinks....alot! recently I found out someone helped him get retirement....retirement?! for what? he's been working under the table most of his life and very little for the past 6 years.
So, he's getting more money then Im working my tail off for.

I guess I can go for disabilty too, I do suffer from wanderlust and I have curmudgeons disease and NDD(nature deficit disorder) :)

I sacrifice my sanity for Russ. I can only work M-F during the day because of bad day cares. It took me a year to find this good one that he's at now. But, the hours that I choose to work cut down the kinds of jobs. The job I have now(BK)...most of my shift I do 2 jobs, sometimes, depending on who I work with, I do 3 jobs. because these young people don't like to work, they come to work to socialize. I get so angry sometimes, but I don't like making waves.

My blood pressure is too high, 172/90 when I last checked last month. It's going down slightly due to herbal meds.

Well. enough of the complaining. I'll be out of this flat, boring state soon enough.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

two wolves

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son,
the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment
inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wild Goose Chase

Wild Goose Chase

1 cup dried apricots, halved
2 cups dried prunes, halved
1/2 cup Madeira wine
1 goose (12 pounds)
juice of 1 orange
2 tart apples
grated zest of 1 orange
salt and pepper to taste
dash paprika
8 slices bacon
1 1/4 cups Wild Goose Sauce (recipe below)

Place apricots and prunes in mixing bowl. Add Madeira. Mix and
set aside.
Preheat oven to 325F. Rinse goose and pat dry. Prick all over
with fork. Rub inside and out with orange juice. Add apples and
orange zest to apricots and prunes. Sprinkle goose inside and out
with salt, pepper and paprika. Stuff cavity with fruit. Skewer
opening closed. Lay bacon slices across breast. Place goose, breast
side up, in shallow roasting pan. Roast for 1 1/2 hours, removing
accumulated fat every 30 minutes. Remove bacon and roast for 1 hour
more, removing fat after 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand
20 minutes before carving.

Make sauce:

pan drippings from roasted goose
2 green onions, chopped
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup Madeira wine
1 tbsp. peppercorns, slightly crushed
1 tsp. cornstarch
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Scrape brown pan drippings into saucepan. Add green onions,
1/2 cup stock, Madeira and peppercorns. Simmer 5 minutes. Mix
cornstarch with remaining 1/4 cup stock until smooth. Slowly
drizzle into sauce, stirring rapidly. Add salt and pepper. Stir,
simmer 5 minutes.
Serve over goose.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cattail pollen flapjacks

Cattail pollen flapjacks

Makes 10-12
1 cup cattail pollen or flowers
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 egg
2 tsp baking powder
1 to 1 ¼ cups milk
4 tbsp oil
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Gradually stir in egg, milk, honey & 2 tbsp oil to make a creamy batter. Cook flapjacks until bubbles form on a hot, greased griddle or pan. Turn & cook until brown.

Serve with butter & honey or syrup.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Almondine Walleye

* Exported from MasterCook *

Almondine Walleye
Recipe By :Edie Franson
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00Categories : Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 1/2 pounds walleye fillets
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/4 cup canned Italian bread crumbs
1 egg -- beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter

Mix almonds and both kinds of bread crumbs together in a bowl. In aseparate bowl, beat egg, add water, and beat again to mix.Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet. Dip each fillet in egg. Presseach side of fillet into almond and bread crumb mixture; brown inskillet. Adjust heat to keep from browning too quickly. Brown bothsides. Remove when fish flakes easily with a fork. During browningprocess, if needed, add more olive oil and butter in equal amounts.

Serve hot.

Source:"365 Wild Game Recipes"S(ISBN:):"0-87341-995-2"Copyright:"2001 Edie Franson"- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 738 Calories; 64g Fat (73.9%calories from fat); 26g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber;243mg Cholesterol; 316mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3Lean Meat; 11 Fat.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Salmon with Rosemary sauce

Salmon with Rosemary Sauce
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:30 min
makes:4 servings

2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
4 fresh parsley sprigs
3 black peppercorns
1/4 lemon
1 3/4cups Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 lb salmon or other full-flavored fish fillets
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt

1.Place 1 teaspoon of the rosemary (1/2 teaspoon if using dried), the
parsley, peppercorns and lemon in cheesecloth; tie securely.

2.In 10-inch skillet, heat broth and cheesecloth bag to boiling. Reduce
heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes.

3.If fish fillets are large, cut into 4 serving pieces. Place fish fillets
in skillet; add water, if necessary, to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat;
simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

4.Remove fish to serving platter and keep warm. Reserve 1/3 cup broth
mixture. Discard cheesecloth bag and remaining broth mixture.

5.In small bowl, mix half-and-half and cornstarch. In same skillet, heat
half-and-half mixture, reserved broth mixture, remaining rosemary and the
salt to boiling over medium heat. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour over fish.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving: Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat
2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 300mg; Total Carbohydrate 3g
(Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g); Protein 25g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%;
Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0
Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 0 MyPyramid
Servings: 4 oz-equivalents Meat & Beans
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Banned from Walmart


This is why women should not take men shopping against their will.

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, my wife is like most women - she loved to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Wal-Mart:

Dear Mrs. Samsel,

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Samsel are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.
1.. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.

2.. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4 July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away.'

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ' Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna=2 0look' by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through yelled, 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed, 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'

And last, but not least...

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!'

Sincerely, Wal~Mart Management Team