Wednesday, February 7, 2018

FUN NEWS & CHEESY GOODNESS

So a few days ago I called out sick to Biscuitville and never ever worked there. (lol) Erika answered the phone promptly, but when I provided my name, she said no such person worked there.  I told her I was just there on Friday at 7am and worked directly with her.  Her response was that she didn't remember that at all.  I told her I was the short lady who helped in the back making the turkey sausage for the biscuit sandwiches. Then she was super quiet.  I said that making all that food really wore me out, so I couldn't come in today.  I think she was on to me then because she said I definitely had called the wrong store, and gave me numbers to other locations. (lol)
THAT'S TOO MUCH
I can't say for sure, but I'm thinking that even if I was wealthy, $2500(or more) for a Superbowl ticket is pretty dang pricey, and that doesn't even include the actual cost of the trip.  Take me back to 1967 when the price was a mere $12-$13.  By the way, if you watch The Price is Right, this is the game I totally suck at every time. (lol)


GAMES
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FLIGHT NEWS YOU CAN USE
Being very kind can really pay off when it comes to flying, and here's a tip that's not well known.  When you get to the gate, be super polite and ask the gate agent for a seat in the exit row. These are those seats that will not only cost you more, but are normally available for flight attendants and other pilots who are traveling last minute. If you score one of these coveted seats,  you may often find yourself with just yourself, which is pretty cool on a cramped plane.  Do NOT ask at the check-in counter because they're focused on getting customers through that line very quickly. Matt Meltzer- Thrillest


JUST SAY NO
If you get kicked off a flight because it's been overbooked, the first thing the airline will try to do is offer up a voucher, but don't take it.  They know they're supposed to provide you with a new flight within 2 hours, and when they don't, you're supposed to get a check up to $1350.00 for your trouble - right then.  You're not supposed to wait, have it mailed, or receive it by pony express, according to the Department of Transportation. 

DO YOU STILL USE THIS?
A while ago, I blogged about getting a paperback dictionary on sale for just $.50, and even though more and more people go on line for help with spelling or grammar, I still prefer the book version.  By the way, The Oxford English Dictionary was first published all the way back in 1884 with four volumes.  Now, it's comprised of 20 volumes with over 60 million words!


CHEESE
Even though I put it on just about anything, it's been quite some time since I fixed a good old fashioned grilled cheese sandwich. 

Now there are ways to step it up a notch, and I'm not mad at you for using more cheese just because. (lol)


Perfect Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich
INGREDIENTS
2 Thick Slices Italian Bread
1 Slice Provolone Cheese (Not Processed)
1 Slice Cheddar Cheese    (Not Processed)
5-6 Spinach Leaves
2 Slices Tomato
1 Tablespoon Prepared Pesto Sauce
1 Tablespoon Butter

Directions
Spread one side of a slice of bread with butter, and place it, buttered side down, into a nonstick skillet over medium heat.




Spread the top of the bread slice in the skillet with half the pesto sauce, and place a slice of provolone cheese, the tomato slices, and the slice of Cheddar cheese onto the pesto.

Spread remaining pesto sauce on one side of the second slice of bread, and place the bread slice, pesto side down, onto the sandwich. Butter the top side of the sandwich.

Gently fry the sandwich, flipping once, until both sides of the bread are golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes per side.


DON'T ORDER FOOD FROM THE BANK
In Tampa, Douglas Francisco got quite a wake up call from local police. 
Very drunk, when they were finally able to rouse him from his car which was still running in front of a Bank of America window, he ordered a burrito, believing he was at Taco Bell.  He was quickly taken to jail.
 
Hope your day is pretty amazing





44 comments:

  1. Hi RO!!!
    Love puppy Pit Bull...so cute!!!
    Also love grilled cheese sandwiches!!!
    Lots of ahhhh moments today~

    Big Hugs 💕

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    1. I think Pit Bulls are so adorable, and yes to more cheese! Hugs...RO

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  2. Calling in sick to a place that you don't even work, now that is hilarious, I'd love to do this at the company I retired from lol.

    That's too much on the Price is Right, yeah I always miss it by one too many and if I over think it then I stop too soon...not my favorite game.

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    1. I do all kinds of strange things to entertain myself Jimmy. (lol) I hope you call your job and try that, then let us know what happened. That's the one game that I hardly ever see people win, so it's not my fave either. Hugs...RO

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  3. I am confused, so you do not work there?

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    1. Not even once. (lol) Occasionally, I still play practical jokes. Hugs...RO

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  4. I always TRY to get kicked off of flights, so I can get freebies! lol... I'm always the first to volunteer! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Not a bad idea Gingi! (lol) Hugs...RO

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  5. That's so funny you mentioned grilled cheese. I just added to the menu for next week along with tomato soup. Yummy!

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Yay for that grilled cheese Elsie, and I know it will be yummy! Hugs...RO

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  6. Now that is hilarious just calling a place I don't work and calling off sick. I think a few people did that where I used to work b/c I'd get the strangest messages on my voice mail. :)
    Whew! I'd do terrible at that game b/c I'd never guess right on that ticket price. But yay for Bingo.

    Yummo for plain grilled cheese sandwiches. Oh, and what a hoot about that story of ordering drive thru at the bank's teller window. :)

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    1. It's weird what I do to entertain myself Sophia.(lol) That may have been the case, Sophia with those strange messages. Getting that drunk and driving to a bank to order a burrito is crazy for sure. That's the one game on there that I never do well at, and I hardly see people win either. Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs...RO

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  7. Thanks for the Grilled Cheese recipe! Soup and Grilled Cheese is my favorite "Snow Day" meal.

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    1. I love my cheese Angela! Hugs...RO

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  8. The price people pay for tickets is always amazing. I mean I'd pay a few hundred for something I really wanted to see but when it starts going up close to a thousand or over that I'm out! Grilled Cheese sandwiches! I made one the other day whim and it was so good. No idea why I don't make them more often!

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    1. I'm with you Katherine, because I'm a serious budget shopper. I'm just not sure that would change if I owned millions. (lol) Yay to Grilled Cheese goodness! Hugs...RO

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  9. Bet Taco Bell left a bad taste in that drivers mouth LOL

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    1. That whole scenario was crazy Debbie! Then to have his license revoked too! Hugs...RO

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  10. I stopped flying on planes more than 15 years ago. I just won't fly. Everyone seems so damn rude and if you have a problem they just don't want to help. Nope, I won't be flying again.

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    1. This guy spilled food on me once on a flight and I was horrified. (lol) So I feel your pain Mary. Hugs...RO

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  11. What a fun post! Love the idea of ringing up and telling tall stories, tanks for the laugh. I would Never ever pay so much for a ticket no matter what it was for. And cheese, yummy, baked, grilled, fried - yes please! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. When I was much younger, I was a serious practical joker, and have calmed down quite a bit.(lol) I'm with you on the ticket cost Valerie, and yes to more cheese!Hugs right back - RO

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  12. Hey Ro---waving madly. I'm back! Or will be officially tomorrow. Grin.
    As usual your post was a hoot. Ordering food from BOA now that's funny!
    Good info on flights for those of us who aren't in the know:)
    I want to thank you for taking the time to periodically stop by the blog in between trips to the library, Harris Teeter, etc. You're the bomb. I appreciate ya.
    Hugs

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    1. Hey There Super Sandra! Thrilled that you're back to tell us all about about the vacay. You know I always appreciate the love, and support. You're the best always! Thinking about stopping into Biscuitville to say hello to Erika in person. (lol) Hugs...RO

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  13. I always love how much advice you give us on your posts. They are a great deal of fun to read and as I travel to the States quite a bit I can relate. My older daughter can be a bit dozy sometimes and she went and ordered a coffee from a dry cleaners in Arizona once. They politely told her to try Starbucks next door :D

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    1. You are just the kindest to say that Joey, and you are very much appreciated! That's funny about the coffee.(lol) Hugs...RO

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  14. Pesto and grilled cheese is amazing! I like to add some tomato or avocado, too. Yum!

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    1. I'm proud of myself for not including a burger to it.(lol) Hugs...RO

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  15. Oh my! Sandwiches looked so yum that I'm hungry now!

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    1. LOL! Me too! Hugs...and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It's amazing how many recipes there are for grilled cheese! Hugs...RO

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  17. I'm about to fly for the first time this spring, I really hope we don't run into a overbooked situation. But I will wait patiently for my 10 million dollar butt whoopin

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    1. It's exciting to hear about you flying for the first time, and can't wait to hear all about it. LOL on that $10million dollars. That sure could buy lots of super bowl tickets Adam! Hugs...RO

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  18. Omg, that's hilarious - calling off somewhere you don't even work! LOL I'm sure it gave that girl a good story to tell later too. :)

    Ordering food from a bank huh? *rolls eyes* People!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Every once in a while I have to entertain myself Lauren.(lol) That bank thing was crazy! Hugs...RO

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  19. The bagel shop near us looks very much like the Dunkin Donuts and I went in and said, I liked a dozen donuts. The young man looked at me like I was crazy, my husband cannot stop laughing about it.

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    1. Now that's a great way to get my Saturday started Kimberly. (lol) Hugs...RO

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  20. I left you a VERY LONG comment, but it is gone. I can't imagine why, either. BUMMER!

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    1. I've been thinking about you and hoping all is well. I always enjoy your comments, and hate that it disappeared. Happy Monday and Hugs...RO

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  21. Hi Ro! I love your blog! You made me laugh out loud, about calling a store (being sick), that you never worked at! LOL! Hilarious! LOL!
    Thanks for the information about the planes!
    I love grilled cheese! Yummy!
    I can't believe that drunk guy! LOL!
    Yes, I still use a dictionary!
    Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, and I adore your blog too. I try to entertain myself in strange ways.(lol) Cool for still going old school with that dictionary. Hugs and Happy Tuesday! RO

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  22. I loooove grilled cheese sandwiches and since I've had a few odd (to me) ingredient ones at restaurants I've started getting adventurous when I make my ow.

    I do go online a lot for the dictionary but I still have my hardcover on my desk and use it frequently.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are the best. Kudos for adding more stuff Karen! Something about that giant dictionary comforts me. (lol) Hugs...RO

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