Has anyone visited an IHOP lately? I haven't been to one in years, but a friend took me out to breakfast this afternoon and boy did I get a surprise. While walking in, the hostess loudly called out "Beauty and the Beast, your table is ready", so you know I was looking around to see who decided to replace the use of their last name with something so catchy. When standing in line to ask for a table for two, we received a bright neon green card with the name Hulk on it - then it hit me, that you randomly get the card you get, which could be the Dallas Mavericks, Sleeping Beauty, or even Jason Bourne while waiting patiently in the lobby. Cool!
There were probably about 17 people standing around, but I was the only one giggling when new names were called for seating, but I sorta wish we would have received something fun like The Little Mermaid, or The Transporter.
It only got better as we ended up with someone else's pancakes, and three people came over to find out how it happened. Then one of the managers had a huge crush on my friend and kept coming over to the table to ask her specifically if she was enjoying her food, while she kept rolling her eyes. Yet another reason for me to chuckle. Yikes! Add to that her frustration over not getting the extra butter she wanted, THEN having $ .60 tacked on the check once she did get her extra order.
Has someone ever requested to be your friend on Facebook, and almost immediately, there are questions of if you're married, and what's the possibility of a hookup? WTF!!! Uh...no, I'm not trying to go down that path, and something about that is very creepy to say the least. This is particularly true, when your status of "married" is clearly visible.
Lately, I haven't been able to cook as much as I'd like to, but I'm still fascinated with the Foodie world. There are literally tons of places to visit on-line to get great recipes, find out about phenomenal restaurants and get your food groove on, and here are 2 of my faves.
www.eater.com - I don't know how they do it, but they literally know just about everything in the world of food. Gossip, recipes, restaurant news, television info - you name it and it's all there on their website.
www.yummly.com - Wow! If you're looking for a special recipe to make a drink, something chocolate, or gluten free, you can find it by visiting this site, and you'll save precious time. You can literally find new things to cool for every day of the week!
How many times have you seen the Wizard of Oz? I can't even count 'em all. The book came first, and the very famous Samuel Goldwyn bought the rights in 1934 to make the movie we all know and love. But did you know that Shirley Temple was his 1st choice to play the role of Dorothy instead of Judy Garland?
As a kid, I was the practical joker you hated who would leave soap in the bathroom that would turn your hands black when you washed them, or put Vaseline on your handset causing your ear to stick to the earpiece when you answered the phone. (lol)
This is a great deal if you're looking to earn some extra cash, or get rid of some unwanted items around the house. Sign up with the Amazon Trade-In Program where you can trade in things like phones, DVDs, books, video games and other electronics to receive an Amazon Gift Card! Even better, the shipping is FREE! http://www.amazon.com/Trade-In/b?ie=UTF8&node=9187220011
If you add 1 Tbs of white vinegar in the water while you're boiling eggs, no egg whites will sneak out of any cracks, AND peeling them will be so much easier.Woman's World
Also, adding 1 Tsp of Vinegar( nope you won't taste it at all!) to your boiling water, will help to dissolve all that excess starch so your rice will be fluffier.
Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex in the City fame gave a great quote. "Don't ever let other people's opinion of you, be your opinion of yourself". Wonderful words of wisdom...