Some Things Never Change

Last Friday I reconnected via Facebook with a girl I grew up with.

It would be accurate to say that we were “friendly with each other” than to call us “Friends” but the thing that I remember most is how I would spend hours and hours in front of my bathroom mirror trying to achieve with my eyeliner what I watched her accomplish in a few stray moments in the 2 minutes before the bell rang for 1st period. She was a makeup goddess.

After viewing her profile picture it is clear that she is still as beautiful as ever. She looks fabulous and clearly still has the upper-hand on the eye-make up which sadly I still do not.

Facebook, like reunions, can be a tricky thing. It’s fun to reconnect but more often than not I find myself disappointed in what I find. The loss of the promise that a person once held. 

Her profile revealed what an interesting and accomplished person she has become but despite all that but I still took great comfort in Amy’s continued glamour. It’s nice to know that some things never change, that some promises made still hold true.  


Random Thought On Love aka The Valentines Day Post

You know that bit about the key to a successful marriage being not going to bed angry.

I disagree (surprise)

I think if you can go to bed and sleep soundly next to someone that you know you have completely pissed off and not fear for your safety and good health – that is true love.

The knowledge that neither of you, no matter what, are going to try and kill the other in their sleep is clearly a sign of a rock solid marriage.

The One Where I Commit Blogosphere Sacrilege

You know that little site known as Pioneer Woman – you know the one that totally dominated the Bloggies Nominations this year.. the one with a nearly religious following. Yeah, I totally took her Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich and Metro Man’d it.

I know I know, the internet is going to hate me. The Pioneer Woman fateful might show up at my door and scalp me alive. I have tampered with cowboy perfection.

But see … Her husband has tight jeans and rides a horse.

Mine has hair product and plays golf. It just needed a bit a refinement as far as we were concerned.

Her sandwich is made of this (Photo credit Pioneer Woman) …


All fine ingredients but …. it just seemed to missing a little panache (photo credit me)..


We glammed the plain ol’ sandwich up with some:

  • EverGlades Seasoning (actually this was a substitute for the Lowry’s)
  • Some Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • Honey Mustard (not pictured)
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Dijonnaise
  • oh and Asiago Bread (also not pictured)

I substituted the seasoning for a local product that we just like better. I’m sure that would sit well with most of you but here’s where I’m going to start pissing the hard core off.. I added some lovely Baby Bellas and threw in some Honey Mustard to balance all the Tabasco a bit. When we plated them up on the Asiago Rolls slathered in Dijonnaise, rather than butter, we also threw on some warmed provolone slices just to add a finishing touch. And I served it with a Chinese Cole Slaw.  It was sublime. Simply sublime.

So there you have it.. the Metro Man Sandwich. Our suburban super-bowl dudes loved it.

Don’t hate me because it’s beautiful.

The Search for Haleigh Continues

This has really hit home for us as this little girl lives close to our community. She’s close in age to my girls and I can’t imagine getting up in the night and finding one of them missing from their beds.

Please keep the Haleigh, her family, and the people looking for her in your thoughts.

Amber Alert in North Florida for Haleigh Cummings

An Amber Alert has been issued for a five-year-old girl last seen near Hermit’s Cove in Satsuma, south of Palatka. 

Haleigh Ann Marie Cummings (pictured at right) was last seen wearing a pink shirt and underwear. The five year old is three feet tall and 39 pounds.

Investigators say the child was put to bed last night by her father’s girlfriend. At 3:30 this morning the Haleigh was reported missing.

Police say the girl’s mother lives in Georgia and is making her way to Putnam County.

Two other children were in the home at the time of the disappearance, but they have been accounted for.

Amber Alerts are only issued if a child is believed to be abducted and/or in danger.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 386-329-0800.

It’s Time Get Stem Cell Research Back on Track

Obama has indicated that he plans to overturn the funding restrictions
for stem cell research by signing an Executive Order.
Currently, under the policy set by President Bush, federal funding for
stem cell research can only be applied to human embryonic stem cell
lines derived prior to August 9, 2001.  If President Obama signs an
Executive Order, then many new funding opportunities will be available
for stem cell projects because the current funding barriers will be
Click here to send President Obama a quick message thanking him for his support of stem cell research. 
Getting this
research back on track in the United States will provide jobs and
economic boosts for the companies who were on the leading edge of this
research before it was halted.
The time is now to make this important change in policy.  Because
stem cells have the unique ability to develop into many different cell
types in the body, they are of great value to scientists and
researchers looking for new ways to help cure diseases.

Hot Now

Evidently the Dr. forgot we are a family of four ‘cause 2 dozen?? Seriously? Maybe he got to Krispy Kreme and “glazed over” get it … glazed over.. I’m on fire this morning. Must be all the sugar.

Anyway, he got up before anyone else and made a trip to the holy land and brought home “Hot Now” so for today he is forgiven just about anything. Anything at all.

Enjoy your day of grace honey – use it well.