Friday, June 25, 2010

Foodie Friday

This Friday is YUMMY!!!! Sweet for our sweets!!!

Apricots with Mascarpone Cream



By: miki
"Fresh ripe apricots stuffed with a slightly sweetened mascarpone cheese drizzled with a sweet honey balsamic sauce. You can use a piping bag for the cream to make this look extra fancy"

Prep Time:30 Min
Ready In: 30 Min

Original Recipe Yield 16 stuffed apricot halves


1 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons white sugar
4 ounces mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons apricot nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch ground cardamom (optional)
3 tablespoons apricot preserves
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
8 fresh apricots, pitted and halved


Beat the cream in a chilled bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in the sugar and set aside. In another bowl, whip the mascarpone cheese with an electric mixer until very soft; beat in the apricot nectar, vanilla extract, and cardamom. Gently fold the mascarpone mixture into the whipped cream.

Place the apricot preserves and honey into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave oven until warm but not hot, about 30 seconds. Mix well and stir the balsamic vinegar into the honey mixture.

Stuff each apricot half with a dollop of the mascarpone cream and place the filled apricot halves on a serving dish. Drizzle the fruit and plate with balsamic sauce and serve.
Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 253 | Total Fat: 17.7g | Cholesterol: 58mg

Apricot & White Cherry Sangria



By Maria Hunt aka The Bubbly Girl

Makes 8 servings


8 fresh apricots, cut in quarters

1 cup white cherries, pitted and halved

1 white Asian pear, cored and diced

1 lemon halved and thinly sliced in half moons

Juice of 1 orange or 2 tangerines

1/2 cup apricot brandy

1/2 cup Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur (at BevMo)

1/2 cup Landy Cognac

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon orange bitters

1 bottle brut sparkling wine, well chilled

handful fresh mint, torn


Add the apricots, cherries, Asian pear, lemon slices and orange or tangerine juice to a large pitcher. Top with the apricot brandy, Maraschino and Cognac. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. You could let the sangria sit for a while in the refrigerator at this point so the fruit has some time to soak and release its flavors. Or if you’re in a hurry, next add the orange bitters and sparkling wine to the pitcher. Add a cup of crushed ice, since this is a pretty potent sangria or you could add another bottle of sparkling wine if you want it to serve more people. Top with the freshly torn mint and serve by ladling some fruit into each glass and then pouring sangria on top.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Therapeutic Thursday?


A good cry

source photos: web

There is a natural body function that helps relieve stress,
but unfortunately it is something you probably have been
discouraged from doing. Just like perspiration, the natural
function to keep the body from overheating. The natural
body function to relieve stress, anxiety and other emotional
build-ups is crying. You should allow yourself to cry.

From very young ages most of us are told not to cry. “Don’t
you cry! You stop that crying right now.” If you cry you’re
considered weak. In some cultures it’s considered
undignified, but crying is a natural stress reliever.

Sometimes you have no choice. Your body overrides any
effort to suppress the urge to cry. When you hold back
your tears, you only amplify the emotions or stress your
body is trying to release through crying.


A study by the University of Minnesota discovered that the chemicals that build
up in your body during emotional stress can be removed in your tears, and
unreleased stress can increase your risk for heart attack and damage certain
areas of your brain. So your human ability to cry is not only therapeutic, but
could even be considered a survival tactic.

Yes, there are times when it’s acceptable to cry. You can cry tears of joy, right?
You can cry at weddings, graduations or births. You can even cry when you
laugh. So why should you stuff down the tears when you really need to let them
out; when you are emotionally stressed, sad, in physical pain or depressed?
Natural stress relief is really the best of all options.


Types of Tears
There are three types of tears produced by the lachrymal gland in the eye.

Continuous or basal tears:
Keep the eye surface permanently moist and protected and contain water, lipids
or fats, proteins, and compounds that protect against infection.

Reflex tears:
Contain a similar make-up, and are produced as a reaction to irritants or foreign

Emotional tears:
Have a different make-up, and include enkephalin, an endorphin and natural

"Emotional tears contain higher concentrations of proteins, manganese,
and the hormone prolactin which is produced during stress-induced
danger or arousal,'' Dr. Carrie Lane of the University of Texas.

Women have more leeway than men to cry. It’s not quite fair, but it’s true.
Women can usually release tears much more easily than men because it’s
accepted. Men rarely consider it acceptable for themselves or other men to
cry. Most men don't even consider crying an option, but they should put down
that armor and allow themselves to cry.


Crying is a great form of stress relief when you really let it out. Let the tears well-
up in your eyes, or roll down your cheeks, or just break into a full-out sob. Pick
a place where you won’t be disturbed, and have a good cry. Of course you may
experience the side effects of crying; puffy eyes, runny nose. Just remember to
use a cold compress to control the swelling around your eyes. A cold face-cloth
pressed against your eyes is good enough. If you don't use a cold compress,
your eyes could remain swollen for hours.


After a thorough cry you will feel better. A study by the University of South
Florida found that almost everyone feels better after a cry, and that personality
has a major effect on how often we cry. An overwhelming majority of
participants reported mood improvement after crying.

Sometimes crying helps to clear the mind, and may even help you think things
through a little more clearly than you would if you hold those stressful emotions
inside. We all know that emotional decisions tend to be riddled with difficulty.

When I was a kid, my Mother use to say, “Cry, cry harder. Come on, you can do
better than that.” Of course her egging would only make me and my siblings
more upset, and we would cry harder. But when we stopped crying, we would
feel relieved of the emotions that made us cry in the first place and we moved on.


Crying may not be the answer to everyone’s stress, but the latest research
suggests it's highly effective at encouraging the body to heal, and it improves
the mood of 88.8% of those who weep. Only 8.4% of the subjects reported
feeling worse after crying. Researchers suggest that crying is so beneficial that
there may be a case for inducing crying in those who find it difficult to let go.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Foodie Friday

Welcome Back Weekend!!! TGIF!!

Today we have something yummy to eat AND drink!

Have a great weekend friends!


Salsa Chicken Burrito Filling

"Quick, easy burrito/taco filling that is delicious and freezes great! I serve this with tortillas, shredded Cheddar cheese and little sour cream. You could fill the tortillas and put them all in a baking dish and then cover with salsa and cheese and bake for about 10 minutes, if you don't want a mess at the table."

chicken burrito

Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 35 Min

Original Recipe Yield 4 servings


2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup salsa
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
hot sauce to taste


Place chicken breasts and tomato sauce in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add the salsa, seasoning, cumin, garlic and chili powder. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
With a fork, start pulling the chicken meat apart into thin strings. Keep cooking pulled chicken meat and sauce, covered, for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add hot sauce to taste and stir together (Note: You may need to add a bit of water if the mixture is cooked too high and gets too thick.)

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 107 | Total Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg

What goes better with Mexican food than.....


By: Katherine
"I have been asked by everyone, 'How do you make your margaritas?' Everyone says I make the best. I like them, maybe you will too."


Prep Time: 5 Min
Ready In: 5 Min

Original Recipe Yield 4 servings

1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
6 fluid ounces tequila
2 fluid ounces triple sec

Fill blender with crushed ice. Pour in limeade concentrate, tequila and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Therapeutic Thursday?

Relaxing Exercises


Learning how to relax can greatly improve your health and
well-being. That's why it is so important to find ways to
introduce more relaxation into your everyday life. If you
don't learn to manage stress, stress will manage you; and
left unchecked, stress can be draining, cause anxiety, and
even trigger health issues.

Relaxation exercises are a great way to relieve stress.
The exercises below can work wonders on the stress knots
in your shoulders and neck regions - on the stress that
accumulates in your muscles - and even against certain
stress headaches. These relaxation exercises are also
great, because they are not strenuous. Each position is
very easy to perform, can induce relaxation when you are
tense, and can also provide instant stress relief.

Relaxation Exercise #1 - Legs across chair

Begin by getting a chair. Now lie on your back on the floor, and place your
legs across the seat in a sideways position. Make sure the chair is right up
against the bend in your knees. This relaxation exercise provides stress relief
to your lower back. It also allows your whole body to let go of tension and begin
to relax. Slow down your breathing too. Breathe slowly in and out through
your nose. If you really want to go deep with this relaxation exercise, try
covering your eyes with a moist warm towel. Stay in this position for several
minutes. Try ten to fifteen minutes to enjoy the full benefits.


Relaxation Exercise #2 - Bottom against wall

Next, put the chair aside and move your buttocks up to the base of a wall and
extend your legs straight up the wall. Make sure your bottom is as close to the
base of the wall as possible, and that the small of your back is flat against the
floor. You can place your arms straight out on either side, or just keep them
by your sides. Again, keep your breathing slow, or do some breathing
exercises. This position really gets your blood flowing and helps the body
release stress.


Relaxation Exercise #3 - Knees into the chest

Now bend your knees and bring them close to your chest. Hold your legs to
your chest with your hands if you can. That really helps stretch the lower
back. If holding your knees close to your chest is not relaxing to you, just keep
your knees in a bent position as close to your chest as possible. Close your
eyes, breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. Slow
breathing is important here to help keep your body from tensing up.


Relaxation Exercise #4 - Blanket against back

Now here's the last of the relaxation exercises, and it’s the best. Slowly move
away from the wall. Don't jump up quickly. Instead, roll over on your side, and
use your hands to push yourself up into a sitting position. Now take a blanket,
towel or cloth and roll it into the shape of a log. Place it on the floor and lie
back on the cloth so that it's horizontally straight across your shoulder blades.
This is a great shoulder relaxation exercise. It stretches out your shoulders
blades and opens up your chest. This feels great after hunching over a
computer all day, and really helps to release the stress knots in your
shoulders, and other tensions that can form in your neck and back regions.


There you have it. Simple, easy, and effective relaxation exercises to help
relief stress. Remember, when you're done, don't get up quickly. Roll over on
your side, and use your hands and arms to push yourself up into a sitting
position, and then continue to get up slowly. Do any or all of the relaxation
exercises separately, or in the order demonstrated.

The key to finding true relaxation is balance. If you are use to a hectic lifestyle
you may feel that relaxing might make you lose your edge. You may also be
addicted to the affects of adrenaline, and find it problematic to relax. But
remember your body can't remain on high alert all the time. It will eventually
lead to burn out, and encourage physical ailments.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Attack of the nosy Neighbors!!

Good morning and a nice week to y'all!

Today we present to you... Heather aka RobsButtonsBabe!


Heather is also proud owner of "RobNipulations"! Take a look!!

1. We know what we call you... What would you like us to call you?

Heather is fine :P

Prattle: Heeelllloooooo Heather!
Scuttlebutt: Hello *waves*

2. How old are you or how old do you want us to think you are?


Prattle: I liked being 28.... *she says 10 years later...* lol!
Scuttlebutt: Well... I AM 28... Oh wait. No. I'm 25... errr... right?
Prattle: If you would own up to your real age, you wouldn't have to worry about that now would you?
Scuttlebutt: What do you mean "own up"? I am 25! Have you seen my new haircut?
Prattle: No I haven't seen your new haircut yet.. *frowns* But a hair cut doesn't have anything to do with the YEAR you were born.... *giggles*
Scuttlebutt: *sticks out tongue*

3. When is your Birthday & what is your star sign?

March 7th Pisces

Prattle: YAY!!!! Another pervy pisces!
Scuttlebutt: *goes and takes a peek of Heathers blog* Uh huh... *click* yes... pervy... *click* and twisted too!

Pisces: Water is the element and Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces. All shades of aqua green, blue and gray are considered as the lucky colors. Earth tones, yellow and orange are the colors that promote love, harmony and romance of people born under this star. The numbers that are lucky are 2, 4, 5 and 6. "Fish" is animal symbol and the lucky day of Pisces is Thursday. The gems associated with Pisces are Diamond and Camelian. Pisceans are creative, emotional and intuitive in nature. They are sensitive to the needs of others. Pisces are compatible with Scorpio and Cancer. Gemini, Sagittarius and Virgo are the least compatible sun signs.

Scuttlebutt: *chokes on my cereal* What? Did you read that Prattle? GEMINI and SAGITTARIUS are the LEAST COMPATIBLE! And VIRGO too!!! *bursts out laughing*
Prattle: *squints at you* Of course I read it....where are you going with this Dear Scuttle?
Scuttlebutt: You... Pisces... with a Sagittarius. Me... Pisces... with a Gemini... and on top of all
that... my ascendant (thats the star sign that defines me based on my date and time of birth) is
VIRGO!!! Muahahaha! That explains all that crazyness... schizophrenia! ... and apparently I shouldn't be with a Gemini. What the hell... *scoffs*
Prattle: Well, we like challenges I guess!
Scuttlebutt: That is called "masochism"!


4. Do you like cats or dogs? And why?

Cats..dunno just always have.

Prattle: They are pretty low maintenance, that's for sure!
Scuttlebutt: And they purr nicely too! *giggle*
Prattle: *whispers* but they are all trying to kill me..... *looks around nervously for our cat to
make sure he didn't hear me*
Scuttlebutt: *looks around... kicks Prattles cat out the door... whistles*

5. What is your favorite movie and/or book?

I cant pick one too hard!

Prattle: *nods head* I know what you mean...
Scuttlebutt: Oh come on Heather. Pick a few then. We wanna know your taste in general.

6. What countries have you visited?


Prattle: I liked Mexico, what I remember of Mexico... *grins*
Scuttlebutt: *giggles* Drunk much?
Prattle: Nooooo, drunk lots!

7. Do you have any tattoos and/or piercings?

One tattoo and i let the following piercing close: my belly button & my tongue. I have 2 on each ear.

Prattle: Didn't having your tongue pierced hurt?? That seems awkward to me!
Scuttlebutt: I've been told that it doesn't hurt when you do it but afterwards! Your tongue is
supposed to be so swollen for a few days, you cant even drink right. *grins*

8. What super-power would you most like to have, and why?

Telekinesis, when i first thought what power i would want i always wanted to change red lights green whenever i wanted lol

Prattle: Very nice!! It seems that everytime I run late (99% of the time) I hit ALL the red lights!
Scuttlebutt: Hehe. Yup! Thats a good one! And think of all the chores you could do at home without even moving a finger!
Prattle: like matching socks! I HATE matching socks!!
Scuttlebutt: I DESPISE matching socks! Or folding clothes! Or having to get up from my bed to pee... Oh wait... I cant do THAT with telekinesis... can I?
Prattle: Uhhh....changing subject!


9. Name one thing that not many people know about you.

I was a 2 time national champ in kenpo karate

Prattle: I want you with me if I get into a fight!! *makes bad Chinese impression* Hi-ya!
Scuttlebutt: Reaaaallly??? Gooood Heather! *bows* Um... you know I love you right? You wouldn't hurt me?

10. Whats the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

I wanna go back to sleep

Prattle: Yes..I love my bed...I don't like to leave my bed...
Scuttlebutt: I actually love any bed. Or floor. Or chair. Or any surface I can sleep on (you pervs!) When I'm tired I dont care!

11. If you could go to one place in the world, where would it be?


Prattle: Maybe to see a #Lost character??? Or for the gnarly waves, dude?
Scuttlebutt: Aloha!

12. Do you prefer shaven ... or unshaven?

Depends what part of the body. Men's face i like scruff but DOWN SOUTH i'd prefer soft as a babys butt well except the peen should be rock hard hahaha

Prattle: *winks at Scuttle* Got some detail here!
Scuttlebutt: I think she slowly brakes out of her shell :)


13. On a deserted island, what one thing would you bring?


Prattle: Well that's rather practacle!
Scuttlebutt: Smart move *grins* Prattle... what the hell means practacle? I even looked it up but there is no such word! *smirks*
Prattle: It was before coffee set in...well then I misspelled it! Hang on...lemme google.... Ah!

Here we go: Main Entry: prac·ti·cal

Pronunciation: \'prak-ti-k?l\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin practicus, from Greek praktikos, from prassein to pass over, fare, do; akin to Greek peran to pass through — more at fare
Date: 15th century
1 a : of, relating to, or manifested in practice or action : not theoretical or ideal b : being such in practice or effect : virtual
2 : actively engaged in some course of action or occupation
3 : capable of being put to use or account : useful
4 a : disposed to action as opposed to speculation or abstraction b (1) : qualified by practice or
practical training (2) : designed to supplement theoretical training by experience
5 : concerned with voluntary action and ethical decisions
— prac·ti·cal·i·ty \?prak-ti-'ka-l?-te\ noun
— prac·ti·cal·ness \'prak-ti-k?l-n?s\ noun

Scuttlebutt: Geeez! You're such a smartass! *giggles*
Prattle: As my mother says "better than being a dumbass"!

14. If you could see in black and white and one other color, what would it be?


Prattle: Another Purple!!!!

Purple: Purple embodies the balance of red simulation and blue calm. This dichotomy can cause unrest or uneasiness unless the undertone is clearly defined at which point the purple takes on the characteristics of its undertone. A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

How the color purple affects us mentally and physically
* Uplifting
* Calming to mind and nerves
* Offers a sense of spirituality
* Encourages creativity

Scuttlebutt: Well... mystic, royal, creative, eccentric I can relate too. Adolescent too! :)

15. Standing or on all fours?

ALL FOURS baby!!!

Prattle: tsk tsk *shakes head* what a dirty...floor.... *winks*
Scuttlebutt: ...yup... she's a Pisces... I start to see it clearer now...

16. Hard and fast or soft and slow?

Oh God both have their benefits i cant choose. But i do really like fast and hard.

Prattle: Yes, they do both have their benefits! *giggles* start soft and slow, then go to fast and
hard and end with soft and slow rain again!
Scuttlebutt: *rolls eyes at Prattle* Prattle... I think its time we have to admit that we are not
talking about the rain here!
Prattle: SSSHHHHHHHH!!!!!


17. What is your favorite food to bring to bed - strawberries, chocolate, whip cream?

Whip cream

Prattle: Mmmm, for a tasty treat!
Scuttlebutt: What would you eat with whip cream in bed dear Prattle? *raises brow*
Prattle: I'd put it on my pie of course!! *grins*
Scuttlebutt: *chokes on coffee* Your pie? *raises brow*
Prattle: *wiggles eyebrows*

18. Ever had sex at work??????

No but i did in a church *goes to hell*

Prattle: I've made like everything except "doing it" in a church... What safer place, huh?? It wasn't with an "elder" was it???? Then that's a whole other can of worms....
Scuttlebutt: Boo! Shame on you both! Tsk tsk... doing it and making out to... everything? What does that even mean?
Prattle: Which part are you not understanding??
Scuttlebutt: Me? I don't understand any part cause I'm innocent! (That reminds me of a little
Twitter Sis I have... Hmmm... :))
Prattle: Yes, I guess you are about as innocent as I am, I understand.. ROFL!
Scuttlebutt: A flat roof... is not the same as a church! *sticks out tongue*

19. What is your favorite curse word?


Prattle: Yes, many uses.. can be a verb, noun or adjective! And sometimes it's the ONLY word that expresses your feelings!
Scuttlebutt: Its a nice word!


20. What is the funniest or the most awkward sexual experience you've had?

Cant think of any but i do yell at my husband when he tried to hit the wrong hole we tend to laugh over that sometimes.

Prattle: Yeah *rolls eyes* that happens here "on accident" too... *grins* At least you weren't at a fast food joint!!! *makes note to not order mayo from BK anymore* Thanks to Her Highness....geeze...
Scuttlebutt: Maybe slap him next time too. :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Foodie Friday

Hello Friends! We hope you have an excellent weekend! Summer cooking can get repetitious and what would break up the monotony of chicken, beef and pork better than........

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

mushroom burger

By: Bob Cody
"The steak of veggie burgers. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and aioli sauce. Oh yeah!"

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 35 Min

Original Recipe Yield 4 servings


4 portobello mushroom caps
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
4 (1 ounce) slices provolone cheese


Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour over the mushrooms. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, turning twice.
Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
Brush grate with oil. Place mushrooms on the grill, reserving marinade for basting. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until tender. Brush with marinade frequently. Top with cheese during the last 2 minutes of grilling.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 203 | Total Fat: 14.6g | Cholesterol: 20mg


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Therapeutic Thursday?

Prattle *note from Prattle*
Why be a "CrochetRockstar" and what does it mean? Well, for one thing I'm REALLY good at it.. I don't toot my own horn very often, but this is one gift I KNOW I have been given! And now that my grandmothers have passed, it's a way for me to remember them.


Finding any hobby is a stress reliever, anything that can get your mind on what is in front of you for a while and de-compress is healthy. I am sometimes a #crochetaddict or a #cookingaddict or a #craftingaddict, but it's things I enjoy and helps me deal with stress. I hope all our readers have something they enjoy to "get away from it all" for a while every couple of days!


Knitting and Crochet Tote Releases Stress
By: Marly Schuman

source text:
source photos: mine, Prattle

A knitting and crochet tote is something a lot of people simply walk past in tourist shops or push to the back of their closet most of the year. This is not the case in my family. Knitting and crochet has always been a big part of my grandma's life, and I never really knew why until last week.
For every possible holiday my grandma would throw in a knitting and crochet tote along with another little gift. I think she knew I didn't use them, even though I hung each one on the back of my door like I would need to use it any day. She just said she made so many that she didn't need them anymore. I think she always hoped that I would start getting interested in knitting and crochet just like she did when she was my age.


I volunteered to drive my grandma to her knitting and crochet club last Tuesday, not knowing it was over half an hour away. She walked up to the car with her usual knitting and crochet tote and her supplies in tow. We had a lot of time to pass, so naturally we started talking about her knitting club meeting that day. She told me how she started knitting and crocheting in the first place and why she continued to keep the habit for 62 years and counting. She said that with all the stress in her life with working and raising three kids, she needed something to keep her calm. She needed something constant that could keep her mind off of everything else in her life that was bothering her.
I didn't believe her at first that each knitting and crochet tote I saw her carrying acted as a stress reliever. After some research online later, I found out that she was right! Activities like knitting and crochet have a calming effect that can help manage anxiety and, as a result, even help medical conditions such as asthma or panic attacks. As a result of the stress relieving properties, knitting and crochet can also strengthen the body's immune system.


So yesterday when I was driving my grandma back to her last club meeting, I looked at her knitting and crochet tote with a feeling of admiration and interest. I decided to do something I generally vowed never to do: I went into the meeting. I did go very well prepared, though. I looked up a Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting and Free Easy Crochet Patterns and Beginners Help. I was pretty much baffled on my own and I was getting stressed just trying to figure out what all of these new terms meant.


At this last meeting I began something of my own. I made a crochet tote bag that was so easy, and I finally had a knitting and crochet tote bag of my own for all my supplies. I finally made a bag that I'm going to actually use! After the meeting I decided that I'm going to look into some other stress relieving techniques, like a Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern for my new apartment. Who knew staying calm and healthy could be so easy?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Attack of the Nosy Neibhbors!!

Hello there! :)

Wishing you all a nice week and may it pass as fast as you like! (very very fast in Scuttlebutt's case...)

Today we present to you a very dear Twitter friend...

Iam1HotMess aka Cyn aka....


1. We know what we call you... What would you like us to call you?
Hmmmm I think "Your Highness" works!! JK you can call me Cyn

Prattle: Your Highness *deep curtsy*
Scuttlebutt: *bows* ...your Highness... *giggles*

2. How old are you or how old do you want us to think you are?

I am 17 and I have been 17 for a while, LOL I am 43 BB's

Prattle: Bwhahahaha! At lest you havn't been 17 for almost 100 years!
Scuttlebutt: Hello pretty cougar *grins*

3. When is your Birthday & what is your star sign?

My Birthday is Jan 27 and I am an Aquarius WOOT!

Prattle: Aaah, that explains a lot! *giggles*

Uranus is the ruling planet and the element is Air. The shades of blue, gray and pink are the lucky colors. A shade of orange promotes love and romance. The numbers 1, 2 and 4 are the lucky numbers and the best day of the week is Saturday. Opal, Garnet, Sapphire and Black Pearl are the lucky stones. "Fox" is the animal symbol of this sign. One of the virtues of an Aquarian is the critical thinking ability. They are independent and emotional by nature. The characteristics that an Aquarian should avoid include fixed ideas, inflexibility and rebelliousness. An Aquarian is most compatible with Gemini and Libra and least with Taurus, Leo and Scorpio.

Scuttlebutt: Your Highness... *cough*... I mean Cyn... Damon/Ian is a Saggitarius (figures) so he might not be the most compatible star sign BUT (!) make sure to meet him on a Saturday, while wearing a blue jean, a grey tee and a pink bra *snorts* and of course dont forget your saphire earings! Oh, and since one of your lucky numbers is the nr. 2, you should have 2 friends with you! Me and Prattle! OK? Teheeee...

Prattle: You're more wordy than I am today Scuttle! *laughs!*
Scuttlebutt: Yeah, and I think I'm full of shit too! LOL

4. Do you like cats or dogs? And why?

I like them both. Cats can be so aloof and can maintain themselves pretty much BUT then a dog is like you're best friend
waiting for you to come and showers with love and affection, *wipes tears* I miss my dog Jake a lot, He was a bad ass Akita ,love you boy!


Prattle: Awww... *wipes own tear* My parents and I have had to put down 3 doggies that we loved very much. It's like losing a family member..
Scuttlebutt: *wipes tears aways* I don't even wanna think about my Dahlia not being there when I get home... *sobs*

5. What is your favorite movie and/or book?

Fave movie is SPEED with Keanu and fave book is Mr. Brown can Moo can you?? No joke I love that book!

Prattle: Mmmmmm, Keanu.... My kids love that book too! I like the Junie B Jones books, they are great fun to read!
Scuttlebutt: Speed? Really? Thats rather interesting. You adventurous thang! *grins* I have never heard of that book!
Prattle: It's a great children s book by Dr. Seuss..Like all his other books! Here is an overview from Review

Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do! In this "Book of Wonderful Noises," Mr. Brown struts his stuff, as he imitates everything from popping corks to horse feet ("pop pop pop pop" and "klopp klopp klopp," respectively) while inviting everyone to join him in the fun. Young readers who are still learning their sounds and letters will get a wacky workout as they follow along with the very serious-looking, squinty-eyed Mr. Brown. Whether it's eggs frying in a pan or a hippo chewing gum, the skillful Mr. Brown just keeps topping himself, with a "sizzle sizzle" or a "grum grum grum." "Mr. Brown is so smart he can even do this: he can even make a noise like a goldfish kiss!... pip!" As usual, the words and pictures of Dr. Seuss make reading (and making all sorts of funny noises) impossible to resist. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will stay fresh through many a giggling reading. --Paul Hughes"

Scuttlebutt: *giggles* That really sounds like FUN!

6. What countries have you visited?

IN RL or in my dreams?? Sadly I have not gone outside of the US *pouts* But I would love to travel to Greece to meet you Sax!! *muwahs*

Prattle:*pats Scuttles hand*
Scuttlebutt: *jumps up and down* Yes! Yes! Yes! You toooootally should!!!!!!!

7. Do you have any tattoos and/or piercings?
One Tattoo, it is the swansong from Led Zeppelin on my L front shoulder but I want to get more
and get my nose pierced, maybe after I move??

Prattle: Nice! We got details this time Scuttle!
Scuttlebutt: AWESOME!!! Yes we did dear Prattle! And you totally should pierce your nose! Totally!

8. What super-power would you most like to have, and why?

Invisibility!!! SO I can do whatever I want whenever I want and not have to hear a crap about it,
yeah def would want to invisible at times LOL

Prattle: You're a little sneak pot, aren't you??
Scuttlebutt: *giggles* Invisibility is great! And if one could combine it with teleportation... hummmm... *thinks of teleporting myself to Dean's bedroom... while being invisible... sees Dean in bed... alone... ooops! hears some noise in the bathroom... peeks through the door... sees a little skank!! WTF??? Why is this little bitch ruining my imagination??? Bitchslaps little skank until she runs screaming out of the room... crawls under the covers... *cough cough*... Umm... Uhhh... where were we???
Prattle: And me into Gerry's.....wherever! No modesty there!
Scuttlebutt: *looks at you worried* What? No comment about my daydreaming and babbling?
Prattle: *shakes head* nope! doing some of my own! *giggles!*

9. Name one thing that not many people know about you.

That I am ANAL about being on time!!! If I am like 1 minute late for something I get all sweaty
and hyper and start apologizing my ass off for being late, *smh* I think I need therapy, thanks Dad!! My father was always running late!!

Prattle: I think I always run late too... and I'm pretty sure my kids will need therapy just for being my kids!! LMAO!
Scuttlebutt: Bwahahaha!! Come on! That cant be??? I am NEVER on time! I mean NEVER! EVER!

10. Whats the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

THINK??? Are you serious?? Who the fuck thinks about things in the morning?? My brain is
on auto pilot until at least noon!!!

Prattle: Good point Your Highness! I have to have at least 2 cups of coffee before my motor gets running..
Scuttlebutt: True...true... Her Highness has a point here Prattle.

11. If you could go to one place in the world, where would it be?

The island on #LOST so I could be with my one true love Jack *sigh*

Prattle: I still think of him as Charlie from Party of Five! :)
Scuttlebutt: Who is Charlie from Party of Five? Is he as hot as Jack? Cyn... *shocked* JACK?? What about Damon?
Prattle: He is Jack, but younger..early 20's.. yummy and a little scruffy!
Scuttlebutt: Aaaahh!! Well.. Jack looks always good!

12. Do you prefer shaven ... or unshaven?

Me or men?? LOL I love the scruff on my neck, my chest, my stomach, between my thighs *quivers* Hey YOU
asked me!!!!

Prattle: You have scruff on your neck? *checks your pic to determine gender*
Scuttlebutt: And on your chest too?? Have you ever heard of waxing???
Prattle: *coughs coffee out* There's laser hair removal too you know.. and hormone therapy!
Scuttlebutt: *gigglesnorts*

13. On a deserted island, what one thing would you bring?

Just ONE thing??? Hmmmmmmm..*taps finger on chin* My laptop so I can tweet LOL

Prattle: Yes *nods head* just one thing...
Scuttlebutt: You need therapy, you know that... right? *grins*
Prattle: #twitteraddict

14. If you could see in black and white and one other color, what would it be?

RED, b/c red is the color of all things hot and sexy *grins*


Prattle: Woooohooo! *puts finger on back side and makes sizzling noise*
Scuttlebutt: *giggles and touches Prattles back side burning my fingers*

Red: Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognized as a stimulant red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.

How the color red affects us mentally and physically
* Increases enthusiasm
* Stimulates energy
* Encourages action and confidence
* A sense of protection from fears and anxiety

15. Standing or on all fours?

Def standing BIG fan of #TeamWallFuck LOL

Prattle: But what about the middle of the floor?
Scuttlebutt: What has Fuck to do with floor cleaning? *innocent face*
Prattle: I'm wondering what fucking has to do with floor cleaning! Wouldn't that just make more of a mess???

16. Hard and fast or soft and slow?

Mmmmmmmm start me out soft and slow and then finish me hard and fast and don't forget to pull my hair and smack my ass in between ............

Prattle: You want your hair pulled and your ass smacked in a rain storm??
Scuttlebutt: Aaaahahahahahhahaaaaaaa!!!! ROFL!!

17. What is your favorite food to bring to bed - strawberries, chocolate, whip cream?

Well ALL three b/c you have to dip the strawberries in the chocolate and cover the tip with whip cream and slowly savor the moment as you lick the whip cream from your man's.... and....whoops!! I am such a perv,everything makes me think of sex *smh*

Prattle:*covers eyes*
Scuttlebutt: *notes to take all the above with me next time I teleport and visit Dean invisibly*
Prattle: *sticks fingers in ears* LALALALALALALALALALALA!
Scuttlebutt: Whats wrong Prattle? Are you shocked? Or did Cyn created naughty images you cant handle? *giggles*
Prattle: Handle?? Pfft.... I was protecting my innocent ears and eyes... I've never seen the like!
Scuttlebutt: Never, eh? *smirks*

18. Ever had sex at work??????

Not at my current job but when I was 19 and worked at BK (burger king) we did it on the front counter, man I always smiled
when I had to "work" the front counter and take orders LOL

Prattle: *makes note to not eat at Burger King anymore...giggles*
Scuttlebutt: Wwwwoooooooottt!!! LOL
Prattle: gives a new meaning to "getting it your way"... and "whopper"..

19. What is your favorite curse word?

FUCK I love that word, it's so expressive and can be used many ways like FUCK you, FUCK me, I'm fucked, I fucking love you man, what the FUCK?? See what I mean ladies??

Prattle: Yes wise one.. a word with many definitions!
Scuttlebutt: Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck! *giggles*

20. What is the funniest or the most awkward sexual experience you've had?

OMG me and the DH were getting busy in the kitchen one night and my son comes down the stairs (thank gawd I heard him) and the DH shoves me off his lap and I landed under the kitchen table and he's still sitting in the chair. Those were the good old days!! *sigh*

Prattle: D'oh!
Scuttlebutt: Bwaahahahaa!!! Oh dear God! You poor thing were laying on the floor? Oh me! *laughs and hugs you* Better days will come honey!!!! Don't forget that!! The end to one thing, is the beginning to another!!
Prattle: Did your son see you????

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