Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Live and Learn: Just Thought I'd Mention

I know, over the three years I've been blogging, that I've shared my wisdom on so many topics. You're all probably well aware of what I feel the best strategy is for having teens (run), having a tech-impared husband (laugh), having new drivers (hide), and having your baby head off to college hundreds of miles away (sob, but pretend that you aren't).

But there are all these little tidbits I've never imparted, random lessons learned not necessarily related to being a wife or a mother, just a person trying to get from one day to the next.

And because I'm such a giver (my kids tell me that, although I'm not sure why they roll their eyes when they do), I've got some of them for you today:


*If one of the hooks on your bra is broken, don't just play the odds and expect the remaining hook to do the job. Bazinga could take on a whole new meaning.

*If the "check engine" light goes on in your car, it could be trying to tell you something. And once you smell something burning it's too late. Damnit.

*The odds that a bird will $hit on your head while you're mowing the lawn is higher than you'd think. And whoever it is that started that whole "it's good luck" thing obviously never actually had bird poop dripping down their head.

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*If you're going to lie about your age, don't just reverse the numbers. You cannot pass for 15.

*Any time you see the word "affordable", it's not.

*When watching Jeopardy, no need to feel inferior. Turns out Alex Trebek has a cheat sheet.

*Scaring your kids IS funny. Whether it makes you a bad parent or not is debatable, but it damn sure is funny.


Pound Cake Dessert Boats: quick and easy to put together using a baked or a purchased pound cake | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert

Pound Cake Dessert Boats
Pound Cake Dessert Boats: quick and easy to put together using a baked or a purchased pound cake | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


*You can easily figure out where speed traps are. They're wherever you're heading when you're late.

*Wherever you live, there will always be that one neighbor who wakes you up mowing his lawn at some absurd hour on the weekend. The antidote is to set your sprinklers to go off on his side of your property just before he'd normally start.

*Ebook readers are so convenient, I love mine. But they're also dangerous. Fall asleep reading these days and you could end up with a black eye or a bloody nose.

 *Speaking of noses, when you get a new phone, take a few minutes to be sure the camera works the same way as your last one unless you want 18 pictures of your nose.


So that's it, little bits and pieces to help you through your day. 

And if you ever want to share those nose-selfies with someone who's been there and done that? I'm here for ya.

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Pound Cake Dessert Boats
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 Frozen pound cake (fresh baked or purchased)
2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 cups fruit (I used strawberries, blueberries and plums)
chocolate syrup
OPT: whipped cream

Directions:
*Melt the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir, and continue in 15 second intervals until they are completely melted and smooth.
*Remove the pound cake from the packaging and stand on its side. Using a thick sharp knife, cut the cake lengthwise.
*Place the two pieces of the cake, cut side down, on a platter. Slice into 1 inch pieces.
*Pour the dark chocolate over the cake and use a spatula to spread it over the top and sides. Place in fridge to set.
*Chop the fruit.
*To serve, drizzle chocolate syrup over individual plates. Run a spatula under the slices of chocolate covered pound cake and remove two slices to each serving plate, chocolate side down.
*Top with fruit and drizzle with more chocolate syrup.
*OPT: Top with whipped cream.



26 comments:

  1. I hate those speed bumps at the ferry but realize they are necessary -- everybody is rushing to the ferry - wondering if you will make it or not.

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    1. We have one on our street because we live near schools. Neither the proximity of young children nor the speed bump stop those speed demon moms.

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  2. When I was little, a bird pooped on my mother's head when we were out in our backyard. I think I was 6 and to this day, I still see that image in my brain... ewwww!! Thanks for the laughs and the delicious dessert recipe!

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    1. I have to admit I was shocked when it happened to me. I mean I was mowing so I was a moving target and the bird was moving. I'd love a mathematician to figure out those odds.

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  3. Bwahahaha!
    Advice you can get behind . . .
    And a great way to start my day!

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  4. Hi Karen! I loved hearing you words of wisdom this morning. I think we all probably know more stuff that is really helpful than we normally think about (or write about!) And yeah....that same neighbor lives near me but I've never even thought about the sprinkler idea. Thank you! ~Kathy

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  5. Yummy! I'll understand now why hubby comes in on Saturday morning soak and wet since he's that annoying neighbor!

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  6. Your tips are terrific and well appreciated! The bra hook is a devious one that as you point out can not be overlooked! Yummy to the recipe.

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    1. Yeah, that bra one will outsmart you every time.

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  7. Love it. Thank you for the wisdom and giggles!! This dessert looks delicious!!

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    1. So glad you laughed. Hope I made you drool too.

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  8. Yes most of live and learn but I know some who do not live and learn they live and keep making the same mistakes over and over again that said this post made me laugh and I was glad no one was here to watch me laugh as my girls say I look weird when I laugh

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    1. I love when people laugh, no matter how they look doing it.

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  9. LOL oh the things we learn. You think mowing the grass and getting hit is bad...try riding down the road in a convertible! OMG going 75 you'd think you could NOT be hit at that speed... well you can.

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  10. LOL! I usually take a few pictures of the floor when I get a new phone - not nose selfies. Wonder if that should become a thing? Probably not.

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    1. I like your way better, I'd rather have 18 pictures of the floor than my nose.

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  11. The random photos that turn up in my gallery are often very puzzling but no noses.... yet, I'll let you know.
    Love the sprinkler!

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    1. I may need to hear about some of those random photos. There may be some good stories . . .

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  12. I knew a mechanic who,said that instead of the innocuous little light, a fist should pop out of the steering column and punch you in the nose...

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    1. I think that mechanic may be on to something!

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  13. You're so giving, Karen! And I'm not even rolling my eyes. Thanks for the tip about the speed traps. I'll try not to be late ever again...LOL!!!

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    1. I'm almost never late, but guaranteed whenever I am . . .

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