Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday stampede

This is the saddest story I've read in a long time!

Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday stampede


11:47 AM EST, November 28, 2008


A 34-year-old Wal-Mart worker died Friday morning after "a throng of shoppers . . . physically broke down the doors" and knocked him to the ground as the crowd pushed its way into the store at a Valley Stream mall, Nassau police said. One police officer told Newsday the prelude to the death was "a mob scene."

Nassau County police said the 34-year-old worker was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 6 a.m., an hour after the store opened. The cause of death was not immediately known.


The man who died was a temporary, part-time Wal-Mart worker, the officer said. Shoppers who surged into the store were asked to leave by Wal-Mart workers, some of them crying and visibly upset, said one shopper, Kimberly Cribbs of Far Rockaway.

Though rumors circulated among the shoppers that someone had been badly injured, people ignored the Wal-Mart workers' requests that they stop shopping, move to the front of the store and exit, Cribbs said.

There is no 52" Flat screen TV worth a life.
Do you shop on Black Friday?

- Jennifer

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our Words of Wisdom



Sandi is busy preparing her Thanksgiving dinner and I will be going over to my sisters tomorrow for the festivities. We leave you with these words of wisdom!!

17 Ways To Cook A Turkey

1. Go buy a turkey
2. Take a drink of whisky
3. Put turkey in the oven
4. Take another 2 drinks of whisky
5. Set the degree at 375 ovens
6. Take 3 more whiskys of drink
7. Turk the bastey
8. Whisky another bottle of get
9. Ponder the meat thermometer
10. Glass yourself a pour of whisky
11. Bake the whisky for 4 hours
12. Take the oven out of the turkey
13. Floor the turkey up off of the pick
14. Turk the carvey
15. Get yourself another scottle of botch
16. Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey
17. Bless the dinner and pass out



HAPPY THANKSGIVING
- Jennifer and Sandi

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How To Unjam Your Printer



This is the exact same method I use
to unjam my printer




Don't You Miss It?

Don't you miss roller skating? I sure do. I still have my "quads" as they are called today. I prefer to use the correct term ...roller skates. Kids these days!!!





Ah yes, the songs.. The songs were the best part?? Well, maybe the crappy pizza's?

Here's a blast from the past .... songs we skated to:

Barry Manilow "I Write the Songs"
Bay City Rollers "Saturday Nights"
Rick James "Super Freak"
Melanie "Brand New Key"
Vaughan Mason and Crew "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll"
ABBA "Dancing Queen"
Le Chic "Freak Out"
Rose Royce "Car Wash"




What were your favorite roller skating songs??



HAPPY TUESDAY!

- Jennifer

Monday, November 24, 2008

I (We) Don't Got Nothing Today!

I (we) don't have anything to post today. It is 34' and cloudy here in Minnesota. In case you wanted to know. Hang on a minute and I'll send Sandi an email and see what kind of weather she's experiencing down in Texas. Be right back........



-------------- Forwarded Message: --------------
From: "Sandi"
To: "Jennifer "
Subject: RE: Your Weather
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:23:41 +0000

Dear Jenndi...........it's a pleasant 77 degrees with winds out of the NW at 376 miles an hour. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of scattered showers.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: Jennifer [mailto:jennifer@LMNOPZRSTUVWXYZ.net]
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 1:22 PM
To: Sandi
Subject: Your Weather



Dear Sandifer:

What is your weather like today? I need to post your reply to our blog because I ain't got shit to write about today!

Thank you in advance!

- Jennifer

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Turkey Day

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE turkey. It the mostest wonderfulest thing in the world. Doesn't matter that 7 minutes after ingesting it I need to go passout somewhere for hours and hours. I live for Thanksgiving (sad huh?). I always buy the biggest turkey I can because for me, it's the leftover turkey I crave. Turkey sammich's and turkey tetrazzini. Tetrazzine to die for...well, maybe not die for, but there's definately a swoon in there somewhere. Sooooo..........I wanted to share this recipe with you. It's directly from the pages of the Joy of Cooking cookbook. Interestingly enough, it's was published by PENGUIN Books Ltd............hahahaha....penguin tetrazzini.......hmmmmmmm...........nah! Anyway, here is the recipe. Sorry there's no photo's.

Turkey Tetrazzini - 8 to 10 Servings

Cut the meat from the bones of cooked turkey. There should be 3 cups of shredded meat. Cook 1/2 lb. spaghetti and add to this 3/4 lb. sauteed mushrooms. Make a sauce of 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 cups of checken broth. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup heated whipping cream.

Preheat oven to 375. Add 1/2 of sauce to the chicken and 1/2 to the spaghetti and mushrooms. Place the spaghetti in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Make a hole in the center of the spaghetti and place the penguin turkey in it. Sprinkle the top with grated parmesan cheese. Bake the dish until tetrazzini is lightly browned. It's delish!

Enjoy!!!
Jenndi
(the other jennifer)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nothing is more upsetting than......

Nothing upsets me more lately than our meat departments new ground beef packaging. It's this textured hamburger crap. I cook A LOT and I LOVE hate this new way they process the hamburger. You have to pull apart all of this stringy, flingy hamburger and it cooks up terrible.





I prefer the old way of processing hamburger. See example of "nothing was wrong with this way" of perfect processing. See.....it's bulk. You plop the whole package in the pan, give it a couple of swirls of the wooden spoon and your done.



Disclaimer: I still use my wooden spoons for cooking utensils. Sue me, I'm still alive dispite what Martha Stewart says about "you'll die from salmonella" if you use wooden utensils.







What don't you like about your meat department?



Did I mention I'd rather be in Mexico right now (Our waiter Carlos)





HAPPY SATURDAY!

- Jennifer

Friday, November 21, 2008

One Lucky Penguin!!!!

Dear Penquin: When I first started watching this video I thought to myself.............."Self...........this is NOT going to have a good ending". I was sure I was watching one of those National Geographic clips where the little guy N E V E R wins.......you know the type............"Game's over.........bunny lost"....

I have several questions regarding this and would LOVE to know the answers..............



DON'T FORGET!!!! IT'S PHRYDAY'S PHOTO FIESTA OVER AT Candid Carrie's head on over there and visit some of her exciting Blogger's and see their crazy fun foto's!! Carrie's post today is hysterical. You can never have enough items in your purse. You never know when you'll need something out of it!!! Go check out her snake!

AND

Go visit The Secrets In The Sauce
All the SITSta's are linking up today.

Blessings!
~ Sandifer ~

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It Surely Can't Be Worth It????

At 6:45am this morning my boyfriend calls me and says, "hey, what in the heck is selling at Target that people are lined up all around the building already?" I had to think. I had NO IDEA. Tickle Me Elmo? Cabbage Patch Kids? Limited Edition Holiday Barbie? Robert the Robot? Salad Shooter? The Original Chia Pet?










Ready for this???




Nope.....come to find out one of our local radio stations released it's 20th Anniversary CD of various artists. THAT'S IT???? STAND IN LINE FOR THIS?










1. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours - audio
2. Needtobreathe - More Time - audio
3. Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I Am - audio
4. David Gray - Twilight - audio
5. Matt Nathanson - Come On Get Higher - audio
6. Duffy - Mercy - audio
7. Matchbox Twenty - 3am - audio
8. A Fine Frenzy - Almost Lover - audio
9. Gavin Rossdale - Love Remains The Same - audio
10. Bell X1 - Eve the Apple of my Eye - audio
11. Darius Rucker - Let Her Cry - audio
12. Jeremy Messersmith - 702 - audio
13. Sara Bareilles - Love Song - audio
14. Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason - audio
15. Landon Pigg - Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop - audio
16. Lowen and Navarro - We Belong - audio


DISC TWO


1. Missy Higgins - Where I Stood - audio
2. Jack Johnson - Times Like These - audio
3. Sheryl Crow - Love Is Free - audio
4. BoDeans - Hearing - audio
5. OneRepublic - Stop And Stare - audio
6. Brandi Carlile - Turpentine - audio
7. Eric Hutchinson - Rock and Roll - audio
8. Augustana - Sweet and Low - audio
9. Tristan Prettyman - Madly - audio
10. The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues - audio
11. Dave Barnes - Until You - audio
12. Brendan James - Hero's Song - audio
13. Newton Faulkner - Teardrop - audio
14. The Glad Version - Can't Wait For October - audio
15. Paolo Nutini - Everybody's Talkin' - audio



So then I read this:


35,000 of these double CD’s will be available for $29.97 with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.


With your purchase, a sell-out will generate $1,000,000 for adults, animals, and children in need throughout Minnesota including the homeless, the hungry, the disabled, seniors, families, women and seriously ill children.



Available at 8am Thursday November 20th exclusively at metro Target stores.


I see it's for a great cause!!! Now I feel bad that maybe I should have been standing in line with the rest of the people this morning.


Have any of you stood in a line for hours? If so, FOR WHAT? DO TELL!!!!


HAPPY THURSDAY!!!

- Jennifer

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dazed and Confused

There seems to be some confusion about whether Sandi and I are two people or one person just posing as two people. I assure you, we are two different people. Sandi lives in Texas and I (Jennifer) live in Minnesota.

We are ex sister-in-laws (but that's for a whole different blog).
Jennifer (and Luna)

Live in


Sandi (and Bud)


Live in


Once again.....


Jennifer (and Luna)




Live in


Sandi (and Bud)




Live in



Clear as mud???? I thought so :)
HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!
- Jennifer and Sandi

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Buenos Dias!!

Well, well, well....Sandi and I have received yet another award. Trooper Thorn over at Dogs and Jeans did it. You can all blame him. None of us understand what the award says because it appears to be in Portuguese?

Like TT says, it sure is a pretty award!! If I recall my Spanish, it says something like.....
"This Blog Invested and Accredited and Closeness" As you can see, none of that makes sense but that's my interpretation of the verbiage and we'll accept the award!! Thanks TT.

We are going to pass this beautiful award onto the following! It's because we like them and sparing the rest of you! You can thank us later!!

Sass

Mama Dawg

Jace

Lizzy

Dr. Zibbs

HAPPY TUESDAY!!

- Jennifer

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who Needs Pockets!

I thought this was cute. Some days I wish I could run around in just my underwear! I don't know that I'd stuff them with frogs though?


Thank you for all of the cold remedy tips! I tried them all and still have a cold. This too shall pass!

HAPPY MONDAY!

- Jennifer

Friday, November 14, 2008

I Think I Have A Cold?

I think I hab a code and I don't like it. I think Sandi gave me her cold she had last week!!! Each year when I get one I am forever trying to beat the darn thing and find remedies (FAST ONES) that will help get rid of it. I know, scientist have
been trying to do this for years but I get more and more determined each time I get one.



"They Say"
Cold remedies: What works!


  • Water and Fluids

  • Gargle with Salt Water

  • Saline Nose Sprays

  • Chicken Soup

  • Over the counter meds

  • Get a humidifier

"They Say" Cold remedies: What doesn't work!



  • Antibiotics

  • Antihistamines

  • Over the counter cough syrups


"They Say" Cold remedies: What probably doesn't hurt!



  • Vitamin C

  • Echinacea

  • Zinc


So I guess what "they" are saying is. Stay in bed, drink, gargle, spray crap up your nose, eat soup, take what ever over the counter medicines you remember from a commercial, stay away from Tylenol because that will cause serious liver damage (great) and go spend a couple of hundred bucks on a humidifier.


I think I'll stick it out once again and take the cheap route, my vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea. Speaking of Echinacea, it's a beautiful flower. One of my favorites actually!!! That alone should make one feel much better. Here's a picture of the "Purple Cone Flower" (Echinacea). I take a echinacea pill every day, have for years but that alone obviously isn't working for me.


Does anyone have any other suggestions for cold remedies?

Sincerely yours,

I Hab A Code! - Jennifer

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Heading South To Texas

It snowed again yesterday and all the geese felt the snow on their wings. They will be heading South now so please, be nice to them while they visit your part of the country! I would like to see them all come back next Spring!!. Bye Bye my fine feather friends. See you soon! Where's my damn tissue??







Happy Saturday
- Jennifer

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Exclusive Weekend Club

Dr. Zibbs - That Blue Yak aka (Zibsy) being the egocentric person that he is, will be having some sort of "winners" weekend club. Go figure! Be sure to go over there and check it out. Maybe you'll win something???? Trust me I know, I won one of his shitty prizes this past week. Good luck and may the force be with you!!

Have a super weekend!
- Jennifer & Sandi

Friday, November 7, 2008

Phryday Foto Fiesta and Our First Snow Fall



It's Candid Carrie's Phryday Foto Fiesta HEAD ON OVER THERE to visit some of her exciting Blogger's and see their crazy fun foto's!!


We are receiving our first snow fall today. Crap! I'm not a huge fan of winter but I best get over it because I'm fixin to be in this season for the next 4-5 months.



Yeah, I hear ya ponies!! Hang in there!






- Jennifer

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Would You Change It?

One of my "few" pet peeves is thee old toilet paper roll "over or under" rule.

I don't have this issue at my house because I'm the one that usually replaces said product. This way I know it's done properly. If you went into a bathroom and saw the roll in the position you don't like, would you change it?

I prefer the "Over" rule!!







Happy Thursday!
- Jennifer

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How many Mexicans can you fit in a van????

From time to time my daughter, Officer Princess, sends me some pretty interesting video's. Most of them are used for training police officers. Alot of them aren't appropriate for showing here, but this one is different. I'm not quite sure what type of "training" this video would be useful for, but I'll tell ya one thing.......while it made me gasp at first, before it was over, I was ROFLMAO!!!!




Monday, November 3, 2008

Graduation

Luna finally graduated her Obedience class this summer. She can sit and lay down on command. You say this might sound easy, but she can sit and lay down on comment (Commanded in German) and stay there until we release her. You can walk around the room, leave the room and the little girl will stay there. It wasn't easy but I must admit, it's VERY cool that she can do that and it comes in handy! Is she two yet???

Here is her diploma! Hey, it looks good on paper "they always say."







Here is her trainer Lee. Sorry about the crappy picture of me. It was 130' 90 degrees that day.



Luna and I







Happy Monday!!

- Jennifer

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Recipe Time!!!! Sandi's Shrimp Salad

I posted this recipe A LONG, LONG time ago, but I thought I'd post it again for those that missed it. You're gonna LOVE this one and so will everyone else. They'll be pounding your door down for the recipe and the great thing is...........IT'S SIMPLE!!!



This recipe can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, quintupled, or gazillioned depending on the amount of people you're going to serve.


1 Lb. medium sized shrimp, boiled and peeled and each shrimp cut in half
1 bunch of spring onions (some people call them green onions)
1 large dill pickle, chopped
Mayonnaise, just to coat (not too much here....we don't want it to creamy)
1 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning (and like Pastor Ryan says.......don't go using celery salt or some other substitute)


Boil shrimp, peel and devein and then cut each shrimp in half. In a medium sized bowl, add shrimp, spring onions, chopped pickle and mayonnaise to coat. Add Old Bay Seasoning and mix all together well.


This is one of those dishes that the longer it sits the better it gets so I always cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refridgerator over night and if there's any left the next day (hahahaha) it's W O N D E R F U L!!! Serve on a bed of lettuce............

Bon Appetite and Have a Great Weekend Everybody!
~Sandi~