Comedy Shorts

22 Nov

During the holidays, I like my wine and my comedy vintage…

BarbBestBenchley

Have you seen these classic comedy films on DVD?

After all, what’s more satisfying than reading Benchley? Viewing Benchley!

By watching Robert Benchley in these clever and hilarious shorts, you can savor his impeccable comic timing, the subtlety of his understated humor, and the endearing sweetness of his nature. [...]

7 Questions for Reflection

15 Nov

 

*This blog is gluten free and GMO free.

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“I like mine strong!”

Meditation teaches us that thoughts are merely like clouds passing in the sky… a few questions for reflection:

Why don’t I get a pet kangaroo?  Have I no sense of adventure whatsoever?

Would it be less stressful (aka healthier) spending the holidays in Cupcake Rehab or Workout Boot Camp than entertaining the cranky kids and in-laws for two weeks? [...]

Food Network’s Damaris Phillips of Southern at Heart

8 Nov

To celebrate November (OMG it’s November!) and the joy of food…

English: Logo for Food Network

English: Logo for Food Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is an entertaining interview After The Show did with the FUNNY & CHARMING Food Network star Chef Damaris Phillips.

Enjoy!

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- Suzanne Raga

I caught up with Chef Damaris Phillips, star of Food Network’s new show Southern at Heart and the winner of last season’s Food Network Star.

Damaris shares her take on the relationship between food and music, her favorite Louisville bands and venues, and the best Taylor Swift karaoke songs.

Damaris Phillips

After The Show: Do you ever listen to music while cooking? Would you recommend that people use music as a way to enhance the cooking experience?

Damaris: When I am throwing a party, I always listen to pop music of today OR the ’90s. I like to dance around the kitchen singing and gearing up for fun. For mass quantity of cooking, I’m going modern country, not too loud, but perfect for singing along and breaking up the monotony.   <MORE… CLICK HERE>

 

 

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Extreme Dental Floss

1 Nov

 

Moderation isn’t “in.” Everything has to be extreme.

I’ve personally witnessed “extreme googling,” “extreme kvetching,” “extreme tweeting,” and the worst of all… “extreme karaoke.”

Lady Gaga epitomizes this extreme spirit with her fashion sense.

Where's the beef?

Where’s the beef?

 

In this economy, “You can’t take it with you, so WTF spend it now” and “Shop ’til you drop” has bitten the gold dust.

Trim that fat in your budget with a buzz saw. [...]

Everything I Know About Sex… I Learned From My Cat

24 Oct

 

I was going to pontificate here upon how Justin Bieber is influenced by Nietzsche‘s views of women, but who cares?

EVERYTHING I Know About SEX & ROMANCE I Learned From My CAT…

 

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Kenyon Cox, Nude study, 1896, Kenyon Cox was a strong advocate of figurative art. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Stake out your territory and stand firm.
  • A sense of mystery adds to your allure.
  • If it feels good, purr and vibrate.
  • Holding a loved one close and feeling his/her beating heart is romantic as long as your arm/leg/brain hasn’t gone numb.
  • Seafood is not a bad aphrodisiac. [...]

BOO! Sad Songs and Ghosts

18 Oct

 

Forget about Halloween! October is scary for other reasons… especially if you are older than, say, fifteen.

“Some of my best friends are sad songs…” (said ME during a nasty autumn allergy attack AND before my Starbucks this morning)

Sad songs are oddly satisfying when you’re feeling miserable. Like a good cry, listening to them is cathartic. Maybe we can learn to LAUGH at how haunting they can be?

Everyone has a “Pity Party Playlist.” What’s your favorite sad song?

Here are a few for October.  Enjoy!

Edith Piaf drives a stake through your heart with raw emotional beauty. Eat your heart out Twilight. [...]

Meditation for Morons

11 Oct

 

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Antique Himalayan bowls (text taken from accompanying text at Singing bowl) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

MEDITATION NO-NO’s

1.  Do not chew gum even if it is all natural, organic, and sugar-free. [...]

Birthday? You Send Me!

4 Oct

 

Rumor has it this post is sponsored by Hallmark Cards and their mission to turn a #BirthdayFail into a #BirthdayWin. 

Check it out on Twitter!

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* BTW… A free 10-card pack of assorted Hallmark birthday cards (approximate retail value: $40) to a lucky reader who leaves a comment. Gosh, I love free stuff… don’t you?

 

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7 Reasons WHY… You SHOULD Send A REAL Birthday Card

1 – A paper birthday card sent through the mail gives you an A+ for effort. Any two-bit robot or spammer can email you “HB.”

2 – Heck, an actual card is almost like a wrapped gift these days. [...]

Need Sleep? 7 MORE Tips!

27 Sep

 

We all need sleep. Especially before we die.  And when there’s nothing left to watch on TV or YouTube.

7 MORE Tips!

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1 – Don’t eat an additional large meal after dinner or for two hours before going to bed. This will make your evening so boring, you’re more likely to nod off.

2 – Flush your cell phone down the toilet. I know… blasphemy!

3 -  Don’t let the cat nap during the day – at all.  This is a biggie. Perhaps caffeine in the catnip?

4 – A day chock full of multi-tasking can fray your nerves. Picture a pinball machine on steroids… that’s your brain. Chewing gum and (insert ONE activity) is the only good multi-tasking option.  (TIP: Chewing gum and flossing – not a good choice.)

5 – Family members can be noisy. Fake a business trip and go to a hotel.  This can prove to be expensive. [...]

I Feel Your Pain

20 Sep

 

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PAIN. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

Pain, of course, is entirely relative.

PAIN - THE NOUN

1) A feeling of marked discomfort, a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: “She has severe pains in her arse, most probably due to sitting at the computer/at work/in the car all day.”

“Jury duty can be quite a pain in the neck.”

“Her boss gives her the most excruciating pain in her head and eyeballs.”

2) Mental suffering or distress : “During the holidays, I am plagued by the pain of listening politely to relatives pontificate on politics, religion, and reality TV.” [...]