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When the Bell Tolls... 
Feb. 27, 2011 9:37 pm 
Updated: Mar. 2, 2011 12:14 pm
First, I'm not in the mood to chat food right now, so exit now if you find that offensive!!

Dark/Dry humor is what I was raised with, AND what makes me giggle!  My bell should have "tolled" more yrs ago... half of a lifetime ago...  Add to that my dad's DRY humor, my Brit upbringing (which tends to be on the dark side I guess,)  speaking of my demise (OR LACK THERE OF) is more HUMOR and tongue in cheek, than morbid, as many may think!  My dvd collection is small, but I did treat myself to the entire 5 yrs of the HBO program (programme for you Brits -LOL) SIX FEET UNDER.  I'm sure that some of you may have read some time ago similar chat, but once again, I find myself watching season 1 of 5... and once again I really do think that it would be a total hoot, to run about town in a lime green hearse!  Plenty of room to "haul" stuff, perhaps even a 4x8 sheet of plywood!

Despite my "dark side" wanting a retired hearse, I DO appreciate every morning that my feet hit the floor when I awake!  Much of the time, I go thru the motions of daily life, but I've told folks for many a year, that if my "feet hit the floor," I get up and live another day... unless I read my name in the "OBITS!"  Guess then, I'd have to re-think things...

Anyway all, if ya want "food chat," look back a post or two... otherwise, you were warned, so I'm in hopes that I won't get yelled at, for going off "course" for the first time in...?  ( I still read my "Life as a Footlocker" or whatever it's titled, time to time...)  If I'm "out of line," just skip it... much of what I write here is gobbledy-gook anyway...  don't like, don't read.  If you enjoy my crazyness, keep in mind, that dark or dry humor is my FRIEND!  Take it all, tongue in cheek... I DO!  If one day I'm gone from here for a week.... I just might have heard the bell toll...  Otherwise, I might just be out shoppiing for a HEARSE! 

So, be happy, be healthy, and remember, today could be the LAST day of your life!  Treasure it!  And if the mood hits, drive a HEARSE just for the fun of it!
Feb. 28, 2011 3:17 am
LOL! I enjoy your type of humor and always wished we had a hearse when I was a kid instead of the wood-sided station wagon! I raced home from school to watch Dark Shadows as a kid. Yup - I have a dark humor as well! If I should ever see that lime green hearse in my neighborhood I'll flag ya down for dinner!! We'll have a few bloody mary's...
Feb. 28, 2011 8:53 am
hey! nope i love dry humor! i'm a seriously goofy guy. btw, a friend of mine DID have a hearse that we painted with a live chicken and took to drive-in movies in the 70's....we loaded it up with gals...the ticket takers never cared to check in the back.
Feb. 28, 2011 2:15 pm
You paid the fee, you can blog on any topic that strikes your fancy. I think if the blogs were only about food they would not be as appealing. I much prefer dry humor to much of what passes for humor today. I dated a fellow who owned a hearse. He could stuff 6 or 8 friends, our surfboards, coolers, etc. and still have room for his dog, Peaches. The looks he got when people saw the dog riding shotgun!!
Feb. 28, 2011 5:30 pm
thanks all! As always, I feel nothing but support when I'm here, regardless of content!! :) Last time I spoke of "wanting" a hearse, as I recall, it was mostly taken as one of the most morbid thoughts...ah well, to each "his" own, as it were! MA, when I get one, I'll have to carry a big bottle of vodka everywere I go... I'll let you supply the juice! Made me laugh! gd, and bsm, thanks bunches, but guess it's back to the more serious side of me for a while! MOre later, all!
Lee B 
Mar. 2, 2011 12:13 pm
oh thanks once again for making me laugh out loud-and making my 15yr. old daughter look at me yet once again...I love dark,black,dry humor also. I once rode to a Pink Floyd concert over in PA in a purple Hearse.See Stevie-it's not just you! And MA-not only do we share the same weather (I am in Vermilion)but I also ran home as fast as my little skinny legs would carry me to watch Dark Shadows.Ah the memories..
Lee B 
Mar. 2, 2011 12:14 pm
meant she looks at me as if I have lost my mind...lol
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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