Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Lately lots and lots of things have been cracking me up, and recently, it's Gwyneth Paltrow.  I'm not a die hard fan, and have seen some of  her movies, but reminded me of why this Oscar, Golden Globe, and EmmAward winner would just be so cool to hang out with for a cup of oolong tea and maybe a salad. I'm not so sure she'd be keen on a cheeseburger, but I could be wrong about that.

If you didn't know, Paltrow created the company Goop in 2008, and Netflix has featured Goop Lab in a recent documentary.  At the end of the day, Darwinfish and I are both wondering if she tested herself or someone else to come up with this candle. (lol) And we both agree that her marketing skills are fabulous!  This sold out for $239.50 on eBay the last time I checked, but you can grab it from Poshmark for $200, or get this sexy citrusy bergamot and rose scent at the bargain price of $75 over at  

I've been pulling out my hair for the past year, but it's finally finished.  To all my friends who told me that 58 I'm way too old to start something new, I'm just gonna "Shake It Off".
Kudos once again to the super talented Lissa at who created such a badass logo.  More updates to come soon.

Uh oh. If you ever see the initials SSSS on your boarding pass, that's not a misprint or typo. Leave all the naughty stuff at home because you're the unlucky winner of  a secondary security screening which includes a full body pat down search, metal detector screening, and your carry on luggage will be opened and searched.
There's a word for people like me, and quite a few other book nerds in the world - abibliophobia. 
We are afraid of running out of reading material, and explains why most of us have huge TBR piles at home.

Don't call margarine butter in Iowa, please.(lol)

It's a $1 fine for blocking the sidewalk with a box in Maryland.  

Robert De Niro, who I adore,  made "you talkin' to me" famous from the movie Taxi Driver in 1976.

Ian McKellen was the only actor nominated for an Oscar for the Lord of the Rings movies.

Have you see the movie Joker with Joaquin Phoenix? Did you think it was too violent? In addition to an Oscar win for best actor this year, the movie has also become the highest grossing R- rated film of all time.

Back in 2017 on Twitter, this guy went all in to prove to his girlfriend that he was home in bed. By the way 201,000 people liked this post.(lol)  Ironically, his Twitter account hasn't been active since then! 

Did you know that 200 years ago people used corn cobs to stay warm? But there are still many instances today where they are still used for home insulation.  

More and more people are using Apps like Tinder, eHarmony, Zoosk, okCupid and more to find love, but there's an art to writing those profiles.  If you have the knack for writing that perfect pitch, you can get paid!  Sign up with E-Cyrano Go here  or with Vida,  or  
Also, if you're a talker and have a flexible schedule, you can get paid to speak with native Chinese speakers who want to practice their English.  Yep, you're getting paid $10 per hour via Paypal just to have a remote conversation with a new friend! Visit  to sign up today.

Even though he was divorced from Demi Moore, Walter Bruce Willis was invited to her wedding to Ashton Kutcher.  He was also the only celebrity invited to Julia Roberts' wedding to photographer Daniel Moder.  By the way, there was talk in 2018 of a prequel called McClane, aka Die Hard 6, but now the planned release is up in the air.

Did you know that 1/4 Cup of Basil Pesto Sauce has 590 mg of sodium versus 210 mg in 1/4 Cup of Tomato Basil Garlic Italian Sauce?
So if you're wanting to lower your salt intake, tomato based is the way to go. AARP

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Can we just keep hugging and snuggling?

Friday, January 17, 2020


Before we get started I want to give mad props to my 8 year old granddaughter who has apparently picked up pranking gene.  Many of you know that way back in the day I put soap in the office bathrooms which turned everyone's hands black, or used vaseline on employee landlines so when they picked up the phone to talk, their ears would be nice and gooey.  The list goes on and on.

Little RO knows her mom loves Oreos, so she calmly grabbed a cookie, scraped off the yummy cream filling and replaced it with toothpaste instead. 
T said it tasted really minty and thought it was one of the new mystery flavors Oreos always does and had no clue what was up until her little jokester spilled the beans. Yes, I'm stealing
that and using it on a friend one day very soon.  And yes, I'm still laughing. (lol)

Ghost Pepper
So the other day in Food Lion they had a pumpkin spice sauce with ghost pepper on the markdown shelf.  If you've been around, you know that I definitely like it hot, and had it been paired with something else other than that dang yucky pumpkin spice, I would have grabbed it.  

Carolina Reaper
But just in case you're wondering, the ghost pepper that everyone raves about being super spicy is actually only 1,041,427 SHU(Scoville Heat Units).  Yep, that's pretty hot, but not nearly as heat-filled as the Carolina Reaper bred in SC, and considered the top pepper in the world with a SHU of 2,200.00!!

Trinidad Scorpion Pepper
Wanna taste it?  Grab the Steak Reaper Ranch Fries at Taco Bell or try the Hot Chicken with Carolina Reaper Chili Oil at Beasley's Chicken & Honey Restaurant in NC. If that's still not hot enough...
Dave's Hot Chicken in Los Angeles wants you to dig into their epic chicken tenders made with dried jalapeno, habanero peppers, Trinidad Scorpion pepper, Ghost Pepper AND the dreaded Carolina Reaper. But before partaking, you'll need to sign a waiver releasing them from liability for any emotional distress, bodily injury or death. 
Speaking of liking it hot, if you're thinking of going on a romantic getaway one day soon, handcuffs, vibrators(don't forget to remove the batteries
please-lol), buttplugs and dildoes can be tucked away easily in a carry-on bag. If  BDSM is part of your lifestyle and you need a whip, some  may consider that a weapon, so be sure to pack that in with the checked luggage.

Want to get away for just a day and stay in luxury hotel?
Check out or which books hotels in the US and other countries

Is't this water so lovely and clear? I found this on the Travel and Leisure site, and it's located in Palawan, Philippines where you can find lots of fish and secret beaches.  It's so beautiful that it almost doesn't seem real.
13 Places to See the Bluest Water in the World
Peanut butter fans, January 24 is your day to celebrate.
If getting more exercise was part of your resolution for 2020, walking tours may be fun.
Sign up with,,, (tours in Europe & US).  While there are lots of FREE tours, experts say that it's still customary to tip your guide up to $25.

In 1990 international travel to the US was 39.4 million, but that number has increased significantly in 2018 to 79.6 million people.  The top international visitors to the US would be the Canadians who top out at 21,211,109. World Almanac 2020.

Did you watch Happy Days as a kid from 1974 to 1984?  Did you tune in to watch The Fonz? Henry Winkler was dyslexic and couldn't read his audition script, so he made up his own lines and gave producers his interpretation of the character. You may also be surprised to know that his cool ride was actually a stationary bike attached to a moving truck because he was afraid of motorcycles.

Speaking of height - if you're thinking of joining the United States Army, men have to be at least 5 feet, and no taller than 6'8.  Women can't be shorter than 4'10 or taller than 6'8.  

If you suffer from constant congestion, Canadian researchers suggest opening your windows for about 2 minutes (yes, I know it's cold-lol) to get rid of light allergens that may be running rampant in your home.  Opening windows for just that short period of time clears them out, making you feel so much better.

There was a recent uproar of inconceivable when rumors suggested a possible remake of the classic movie The Princess Bride released in 1987. 

Meanwhile, there's lots of remakes coming this year and include Doolittle, Fantasy Island, Invisible Man, Mulan, Death on the Nile, The Secret Garden, Witches, The Six Million Dollar Man, Dune and West Side Story
What about you?  Are you okay with remakes?

By the way, I may love my food to be hot, hot, hot, but not the weather.

This is what the weather has been like in December/January in NC

This is what I would love, love, love!
Pints of Ben & Jerry's Netflix & Chilll'd Ice Cream and Non-Dairy in front of pretzels and browniesAre you a binger, and get caught up watching movies or series on Netflix?   Ben & Jerry have just come out with a brand new flavor just for you (and me too-lol) called Netflix and Chill'd.  This yummy creation of peanut butter ice cream, pretzel swirl and tasty tiny brownie bits will also come in a non-dairy version. But don't run to the store yet to get it.  Sign up here, and they'll send you the scoop on when it will be in your store.

Have you hugged someone today?