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My subject is: Due to being bitten by a radioactive dust bunny, you have acquired knowledge of all the mysteries of the household such as: Where do all of those extra socks go? Where does all that soap scum come from? And of course, how DO those dust bunnies multiply so fast? Please divulge these revelations (and other household mysteries) so that the rest of the world will know! It was submitted by: The Sadder But Wise Girl. Here goes:
OUCH. I’m on the floor peering under my Son’s bed. I’m sure I see something lit up under there. I reach in, way to the back and, are you kidding, could something really have just bitten me?
I yank that bed away from the wall and frantically vacuum that floor to within an inch of its life. Everything is gone. Dust bunnies, crumbs, thumbtacks, and apparently what was left of my sanity.
Because as I put that vacuum cleaner away, I suddenly realize that I have all the answers. Not to all the questions in the universe, but to all the mysteries of MY universe, my household.
At my friend Sarah’s request, I’m going to share some of the insight I’ve been privy to. I’ll start with the burning questions she asked herself:
Q: Where do all of those extra socks go?
A: They go to sock heaven. I’ll tell you more about that when you’re a little older.
Q: Where does all that soap scum come from?
A: My sons.
Q: How do those dust bunnies multiply so fast?
A: Short gestational period.
Q: Who ate the last brownie?
A: That’s an easy one. You just need to listen, your family’s been telling you all along. It was “not me”, of course.
Q: Why does it always rain right after you wash your car?
A: You didn’t think that G-d got all of his/her laughs just from reading blogs, did you?
Q: Why does the internet always go out the minute you try to write a blog post?
A: Your husband paid your provider extra to set it up that way so he’d have a chance at getting dinner every now and then.
Q: Why does the mailman come right after you’ve checked the mail?
A: He actually comes earlier but your mail remains invisible until you’ve gone outside and checked for it at least twice.
Q: “How many times do I have to say . . . “
A: At least one more than you have.
Q: Where is the remote"?
A: I’m afraid this is one I can’t totally reveal. I will tell you this, though, it’s NOT in the place where you last left it.
Q: Why do things only break when you need them most?
A: It’s an evil plot. The radioactive dust bunnies put them up to it.
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 stick margarine
1/2 stick butter
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup flour
12 oz butterfingers candy bars, crushed
3/4 cup baking chips (semi sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter or a mixture)
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 pan.
*Melt together the unsweetened chocolate, margarine and butter in a microwave. Stir until completely smooth.
*Stir in the vanilla. Once incorporated, stir in the sugar, then the eggs and last the flour.
*Mix in half of the Butterfingers pieces.
*Bake for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and shut oven off.
*Sprinkle top with baking chips. Put back in oven for 2 minutes.
*Remove from oven and immediately, very carefully, use a knife to spread the melted baking chips over the top of the brownies.
*Cover the top with the rest of the butterfingers pieces. Allow to cool completely before cutting.