I often wonder what parents, who take their children overseas on vacation, say when accosted by such "explicit" statuary. I mean, Rome is filled with such graphic representation (especially the female kind.)
By the same token, what does the museum guide tell a group of elementary students, visiting the art museum on a field trip, when they first glimpse the Venus De Milo?
Ever have those days you can't figure out what the hell to fix for supper? Every so often I'm going to post a quickie (basically a meal you can fix in just minutes, with less than a handful of ingredients.) BTW, my picky eater hubby loves it, so I can't complain.
BEEF TIPS AND RICE
1 pkg. stew meat
1 pkg. brown gravy mix (I like Pioneer's)
2 cups uncooked white rice
1 tbl. onion flakes
1 tbl. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
(Optional: sliced red and green bell peppers)
Heat oil in a large skillet, and add onion flakes. Salt and pepper stew meat, and brown on medium high in skillet. (Add bell peppers here if you're wanting them.) Mix gravy mix in glass - DOUBLE the amount of water - and add to browned meat. While mixture simmers and gravy thickens, fix rice. Feeds 4.
A friend sent me this. I love it! Pube shampoo! Nothing like a woman hiding her naturally sexy, musky scent with artificial mint. And get a load of the price! Jeez, haven't these people ever heard of SOAP?
When it comes to condoms, the French don't fool around! They just unveiled this enormous condom-shaped hot air balloon to help promote AIDS awareness, and to stress the importance of using condoms for safe sex. You can read more about it here.
I live on the Pedernales River, right off Lake Travis. The sound of outboard motors and jet skis are a constant noise coming off the water today. Scads of water skiers.
Not too far down the river, right around a couple of bends, is the infamous Hippie Hollow. Yep, people actually like to go au natural over there. They're a very friendly bunch of folks, too! They wave and smile and yell at you if you go by.
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Just when you think you've seen it all, there's an artist named Antony Gormley who has created life-sized human representations, and strategically placed them on ledges and roof tops all over New York City. Of course, the hue and cry has gone up that these figures look too much like attempted suicides. The artist says he's trying to "cause awareness". To me, it's like another "anything to attract attention" scenario. You can read more about it here.
Back when I was a fresh and sexy young thing, I slept in the nude. So did a lot of other people I know when the subject came up and everyone felt like sharing.
Which got me to thinking... at what point, what age, did I stop snoozing in the buff and start wearing jammies? And why? Was there a cold winter when I had to pull on a flannel nightgown, and never went back to the bare basics? How old was I when that occurred?
I really can't remember, but hubby has also slipped into the boxer-and-t-shirt group for choice of attire, when we used to snuggled flesh to flesh.
Met hubby for dinner. Afterwards he went to do his thing at Academy, and I hit Barnes & Noble.
I've been inside a lot of bookstores. With the exception of the mom and pop establishments, they all feel like the same thing. Carbon copies. B&N, Borders, Waldenbooks, B. Dalton. And I'm not talking about layout. I'm talking about content.
To me, bookstores should be like department stores. Target, KMart, Walmart - they're similar, but each one is still vastly different. Ditto for stores like Bealls, Kohl's, Dillards, JC Penny - they're all selling clothing, but you don't see almost identical content. Not like the major bookstores have.
Wonder why there can't be more variety? More independent titles? If they did, maybe one day I could overhear people say, "Let's go to B&N. They have Red Rose titles there."
A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and HMO paperwork, and was burned out. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to become a mechanic. He went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, attended diligently, and learned all he could.
When the time of the practical exam approached, the gynecologist prepared carefully for weeks, and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to find that he had obtained a score of 150%. Fearing an error, he called the Instructor, saying, "I don't want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I wonder if there is an error in the grade?"
"The instructor said, "During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark. You put the engine back together again perfectly, which is also worth 50% of the mark." After a pause, the instructor added, "I gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the muffler, which I've never seen done in my entire career."
Hubby and I were discussing possible summer vacation plans, when I caught a glance of the latest headlines. More full body scanners are going into airports. Of course, a lot of people are so afraid of "having certain areas of their bodies" exposed. Hahahaha! Doesn't bother me. I know what I got ain't pretty. I'd be amused just to see their expressions when I go through the machines!
When I was driving home, I caught the DPS seeding the sides of the road. Wonderful! That means in a few short weeks there will be swathes of bluebonnets, as well as Indian paintbrush, and loads of other wildflowers, blooming in abundance!
A friend of mine won $1000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Her good luck got us talking about "what we would do if we won the lottery". Then we got to talking about what we would do if we got onto a game show. What game show would we like to be on? Heck with the game shows. Too much left up to chance, and I'm too old to have to remember a ton of trivia. No, put me in the audience when Oprah does her Favorite Things giveaway!
Other than the Olympics, which I didn't watch with a lot of fervor, there isn't a lot of programming on TV that I care to watch. So I've been haunting my local Blockbuster (when they greet you by name when you walk in, you know you're a regular.) Still, when's the new crop of shows due out? Anything look interesting?
I'll be glad when my muse gets back from vacation.
Beth was wanting out of her engagement to Wyatt when she met his younger brother Billy. But where Wyatt was suave and worldly, Billy was a hick country boy who didn't mind getting his hands dirty. Yet there was something about Billy's gentle ways that touched her heart. Unfortunately, Beth was a born klutz. Bad luck followed her wherever she went, and Beth was positive bad luck would continue to plague her if she allowed herself to fall in love with Billy. That was before she fell into a stock tank, and right into Billy's arms!