Friday, June 7, 2013

Take 1 – June Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to Take One of June’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week 10 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.


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Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado
The Momisodes
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
Just A Little Nutty
Follow me home . . .
Moore Organized Mayhem
The Insomniac's Dream
The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Stacy Sews and Schools
Menopausal Mother


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?



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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.


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Butterfingers Brownies


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.

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Butterfingers Brownies
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Ingredients:
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 stick margarine
1/2 stick butter
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup flour
12 oz butterfingers candy bars, crushed
3/4 cup baking chips (semi sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter or a mixture)

Directions:
*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.

36 comments:

  1. Okay Mr. Dust Bunny....where is my husband's driver's license? And why do things that have been missing for 6 months just randomly re-appear in the middle of the couch cushion?

    Love how you did this......

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    1. Sorry, the Dust Bunny has left the building . . .

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  2. LOVE THIS SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!
    ROFLOL!!
    Sock heaven!! Of course!!!!

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    1. Sock heaven, so simple. I'll tell you more about it when you get a little older.

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  3. You did GREAT with this prompt lady! LOVE IT! I also like the recipe format too!

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    1. Thanks. This prompt really scared me for a while there, but once I got going I had a lot of fun with it.

      My son wrote the code to make the recipe printable. Unfortunately (for him) I have to copy and paste it into the HTML on the post and I screw it up EVERY time and have to call him to come fix it.

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  4. Most of life's mysteries solved. I especially love the one about the Internet. That makes sense.

    All of these made me giggle.

    -The Insomniacs Dream

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    1. Love that I made you giggle as that's exactly what I set out to do. After I finished freaking out thinking I'd never be able to figure out something to write about such an imaginative prompt.

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  5. Oh wise one, where are my keys and my dignity? You may answer those in a separate e-mail. Very cute, Karen. The last time I swept under the boys' beds, I thought I needed a tetanus shot. MMM Butterfingers! The kids will love these :)

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    1. You have your dignity. It's intact, take my word for it. Your keys, however, are another story altogether.

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  6. The minute I started reading the prompt question--its uniqueness, I KNEW it had to come from Sarah! I LOVE how you answered the life mystery questions--the bunny's short gestational period, disappearing mail and evil plots by radioactive dust bunnies... this was the perfect prompt for you and you knocked it out of the ballpark!

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    1. Thank you. I had a lot of fun with this one, even though it had me in a panic for a few days to start with.

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  7. LOL ... I knew it came from Sarah too ... that's funny.
    Damn the remote. That answer will never be known.

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. If I could come up with some way to tie bells to that remote or something I'd make a fortune.

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  8. Mmmmmmm Butterfingers Brownies!!!
    I just wish we could build a bridge and retrieve those socks back from their heavenly relocation. ;)

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    1. Can you imagine? We'd be drowning in socke!

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  9. I am sitting in my office trying not to laugh out loud!

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    1. Good. And Sorry. Whichever one applies to trying not to laugh in the office!

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  10. I am still trying to figure out where all my socks go! I think the machine eats them. Or, it opens a portel to another dimension where they really really need our socks!

    Also, I wish those dust bunnies would stop hiding my remote!

    Funny post again! Plus, more delicious baked goods!

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    1. If that other dimension needs our socks so badly, they should send us something in return, like clean underwear . . .

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  11. HOLY MOLY. this is great babe! I love how you wrote this out and answered all the hard questions. Oh wise one, can you tell me why my hubby can't find anything in the house even with all the darn labels?

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  12. You figured out the printables, well done! And another wonderful post. I love your answers, they make perfect sense. I'm now off to eradicate some radioactive dust bunnies of my own. Right after I check out everyone else's posts of course.

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    1. Believe me, it wasn't me who figured it out. I drove my son absolutely nuts for 2 days. EVERY time I try to do it myself I screw something up!

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  13. We also have a family member named "Not Me". And the identical twin "I Didn't Do It". They seem to be responsible for most of the ruckus around here.
    Congrats on the printable recipes, you totally rock, you know that??

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    1. I have a feeling most families have those same twins living in their house.

      And I don't rock, but my son does!

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  14. Oh Karen, I have so given up on the sock thing. The new rule is, 'as long as you have a sock on each foot, it doesn't matter what size or colour'. As for the dust, I'm getting too old to visit what's under the bed, so dust - have a field day, multiply as long as I can't see you from my standing position. And I must say those brownies look very good.
    Actually, what's the difference between brownies and cookies?

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    1. LOL, Cookies are made in individual portions and brownies have to be cut into individual portions. Both are delish.

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  15. Absolutely LOVED this... Personal Fave: "not me." Got a chuckle!!!

    Have a great week, Slu

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    1. "Not me" visits my house on a regular basis. And must be a very busy guy 'cause he seems to visit my friends regularly too!

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  16. That is the problem with tribles oops meant dust bunnies. They mulitply and take over and soon the house is covered and the vacuum dies because of the dust bunny i mean trebbles plot. Can't remember if it was trouble with tribles or trebles. I love Star Trek. Anyway really funny. I laughed really hard and sent hte dust bunnies running.

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    1. Forgot about that Star Trek episode, you just brought back some memories!

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  17. hehehh!! Super prompt from Sarah and great response from you, Karen!!

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    1. I have to admit, at first this prompt really scared me. I had no idea what I was going to do with it for quite some time!

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    2. Great post I dont normally coment but i wanted to direct this more at a reply you made about the remote control. Our cable has a locate remote button which in turn makes the remote play music so that you can find it great right? Sure up until the batteries go dead... Now in search of battieres that never fo dead. lol

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    3. A locate remote button? Genius. Wish I had thought of that. I'd buy out the battery store!

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