Friday, June 14, 2013

Take 2 - June Secret Subject Swap


Welcome to another Secret Subject Swap. This week 12 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
Black Sheep Mom
Searching for Sanity
Outsmarted Mommy
Indian American Mom
Daily Dose of Damn
A Working Mom's "Whoas"
Dawn's Disaster
Akashic Aisles: The Basement View          
The Pursuit of Normal
Home on Deranged
Evil Joy Speaks
 
My subject is If you could be the opposite gender for 24 hours, what are the first 3 things you'd do, think or say?   It was submitted by: The Pursuit of Normal Here goes:


Take 2 - June Secret Subject Swap | www.BakingInATornado.com

If I could be the opposite gender for 24 hours? I’d $h*t, shower and shave, right? Isn’t that how the saying goes? Well, that would be a pretty short post. And awful cliché as well.
So let me try again. If I were the opposite gender for 24 hours:
I’d accumulate, advise and accessorize (OK, maybe not)
I’d barbecue, bargain and bake (who am I kidding?)
I’d critique, correct and communicate (yeah, right)
I’d disagree, delay and drink
I’d earn, eat and embarrass (yes, on purpose)
I’d father, fight and fertilize (um . . . the lawn, I mean)
I’d grill, grin and grumble (but not admit it)
I’d hassle, hamper and hinder
I’d idealize, idolize and imbibe


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Broccoli Slaw
 
 
I’d judge, join and jeopardize
I’d kiss, keep and know (everything)
I’d labor, laugh and love (but not say it quite enough)
I’d minimize, misconstrue and mislead
I’d nap, negotiate and nullify
I’d obstruct, odorize and obey (well, I’d say it, anyway)
I’d parent, panic and patronize
I’d quarrel, question and quantify
I’d refuse, reject and regret
Which brings us back to $h*t, shower and shave . . .


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Broccoli Slaw
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
3 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp butter
¼ cup oil
¼ cup water
3 TBSP red wine vinegar
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 (1 oz size) sesame seeds
2 tsp sugar
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 package of Ramen Soup, noodle portion only (don’t use flavor packet)
 
Directions:
*In a medium bowl, mix the broccoli slaw and the green onions.
*In a small bowl, mix together the oil, water, red wine vinegar, 2 TBSP sugar and soy sauce. Pour over the broccoli slaw, cover and refrigerate.
*Break up the noodles from a packet of Ramen soup.
*In a pan, melt butter. Add the sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and Ramen noodles. Stir together, then stir in the 2 tsp sugar. Cook on fairly low heat and watch carefully, stirring until the seeds just start to brown. Immediately remove from pan and allow to cool.
*Just before serving, mix the noodle mixture into the slaw mixture.

 
*NOTE: This recipe was adapted from the recipe for Crunchy Chinese Cabbage Salad by Ellie Deaner


38 comments:

  1. First of all Happy Blogoversary! The Shit shower & shave thing always has me jealous...they do this in pure uninterrupted peace. I guess I have to come back a man to understand what that feels like. They really do enjoy grilling, grinning & grumbling (without admitting it) don't they?! Oh and my husband is obsessed with the lawn...fertilizing, watering & cutting. It's ridiculous. Great post.

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    1. Thanks, it was another fun one to write. It always amazes me, the things I write about in a Subject Swap that I wouldn't think to write about on my own!

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  2. Has your husband seen this yet?!? Fertilize the...er..lawn...yowza! I'd definitely like to come over and join you on the drink, grill, grumble, imbibe, laugh and nap thing. I want to wear the pants in the family for a day!!!

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    1. Well, I just wanted it to be clear as to what I was talking about fertilizing ~wink, wink~

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  3. I'm still laughing over Odorize! Spoken like a woman with a husband and 2 sons!

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    1. I've got a bunch of odiferous males in the house as we speak. Yay, hot and sweaty summer.

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  4. Love this one. You got it right.

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    1. With that many word choices I had to get at least a few right, LOL.

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  5. Bahaha ... again you are the perfect recipient for this post!!! Happy Blogiversary!!

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thank you, same to you. I had no idea how many people I "know" started their blogs in June!

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  6. I have always said I would love to be a man even if just for 24 hours
    www.mommysrambles.blogspot.com

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    1. I think 24 hours would be just the perfect amount of time to figure out a few of the mysteries of being a man.

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  7. Happy Blogoversary!! Whooo Hooo! That is always so exciting! And I love, love, love what you did with this post. What a creative and unique way to approach it. So good- and true;)
    vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Vicky, I like that my actual 1 year post is a Secret Subject Swap!

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  8. First off, I've heard of your blog before through Marcia, the Meno Mama. I have checked in once or twice but somehow hadn't subscribed or followed. I will do that today, b/c this was about the cutest post ever! I love how you set it up with the alphabet and then got to shit, shower, and shave. And then a recipe wtih the post--I just LOVE it!! I also received your "I Could Really Kill My..." award from Marcia and have it all written up and ready to post, but I haven't been able to yet b/c I only post once a week and things keep coming up! But it's all ready to go, and I was honored to receive it! I will be signing up to follow right now!

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    1. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the post and will be following. I can't wait to read your Triumph Trophy post. Hope you get it up soon!

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  9. You know, I'd actually have to go with fidget, fornicate and fart. Those seem to be the three things guys can do with absolutely no shame. Why do they get all the fun??

    Another brilliant post, and it really shows you spend waaaay too much time surrounded by males, if you know this much about what they do.

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    1. Now those are perfect. I may have to change my "f" options!

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  10. First of all: what an awesome prompt. So creative! And you addressed it perfectly (and alphabetically, which really soothed my OCD). "Odorize" was so funny and so accurate (I just survived a related experience w/ my husband). Well done! And, as usual, I leave your blog hungry and feeling completely inadequate in culinary arts. ;)

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    1. Sometimes these prompts really make me think on a whole different level. Scary at first, but then so much fun.

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  11. That was an exceptionally cool way to take that prompt. So unexpected, and yet, just so perfect. "D" was my favorite, because it reminded me of my guy, although the drink of choice would be Dr. Pepper, which is just as bad for him as alcohol because he always says, "just one more!" :)

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    1. It was a strange way to go with the prompt. I wasn't really sure what I was going to write about when that "sh*t, shower and shave" thing popped into my head, then I sort of just followed in that direction.

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  12. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, the "Triple S." Ha...

    Love Broccoli Slaw... Will have to try this version.

    Have a great day, Slu

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    1. Whoever thought the "triple S" would inspire a whole blog post?

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  13. Hello Karen! It's been awhile.

    I have nominated you for a blog award on my blog post tomorrow. Please go here for the rules and the blog badge(s) and rules, which are not hard and fast.
    http://www.homelesschroniclesintampa.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-liebster-awards-2013-and-very.html

    Take the award this is appropriate, or use both accordingly.

    Liebster - for 200 followers or less
    Very Inspiring Blogger Award - for all of the nominees.

    Have a wonderful day!!!!

    Mary aka ViolaFury

    June 16, 2013

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    1. I'm so glad you received these awards, they're well deserved.

      Thank you, not only for passing the award on to me, but for the incredibly kind things you say about me in the nomination.

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  14. Happy Bloggy day (two days late). I tried to FB the other night after a few too many amarettos. I don't recommend it! Your blog post was adorable. Isn't it wonderful when a post can just come together like that? I'm definitely asking mark which order the SSS comes in at our house. Enquiry minds want to know.

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    1. I think I might like FB better after a few too many Amarettos, but I'll have to put that to the test. I'll let you know if it works out any better for me!

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  15. Ha! I love you answers! I'd "fertilize", fart and ... I
    m not sure about the 3rd ;)

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    1. Well, you're off to a good start, that 3rd one will come to you!

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  16. Happy Blogaversary!!!!

    If I were a man for a day, I'd sit around scratching myself. That's it.....that's all I'd do. Because that's pretty much what I see from my husband. He once got so into a scratching session that he didn't realize that he wasn't scratching himself anymore....he was scratching me!

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    1. Oh no, I missed scratch. You're right, that's one of the most important ones. I may need to start this post all over again!

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  17. This was a definite home run!! Absolutely loved it!

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    1. So happy you loved it. It was a fun one to write.

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  18. This secret swap is such a great idea! How very creative of you! Your question is hilarious and I love the way you answered it. I've been thinking about my 3 alliterative answers for this question and I must say that I would "watch TV, whine about everything, & walk away when needed." Or does this stuff only happen in my house??! By the way, I'd love to swap secret questions if you have an opening to participate! -www.rocksnosaltmommy.com-

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    1. I like your 3 choices for "W", perfect.

      If you're interested in joining a future swap, get your email address to me (DM, PM, or get my email address from here and send me yours) and I'll send you an email explanation of the Swap.

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  19. I've always wanted to piss my name into snow.

    This was cute, clever, and creative! :)

    -The Insomniacs Dream

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    1. LOL, love the comment fitting in to the theme of the post!

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