Monday, March 31, 2014

It's Been Crazy

In the last week...

~ Dad was in the hospital...he fell as a result of a super low blood count.

~ I got to meet one of my favorite Indie Authors, Heather Wardell

~ Reaffirmed my belief that raspberry Godiva bars are one of the things that make life worth living.

~ Totally starting crushing on this guy

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Hunks Have Arrived

Since Hump Day was such a crazy day, what with dad deciding he missed his friends at Mon Valley Hospital

So without further adieu...have some hunks

This is Keith Harkin, my sexy Celtic Thunder guy

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cat Thursday

Time for some silly cats!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Passion For Music Again

I can't believe Celtic Thunder got my music mojo back.

Having watched the special for Heritage, I really just fell in love with these guys. I had a small affair with them a few years back when I watched a Christmas special...and then saw that they covered Nights In White Satin.

But what really brought music back into my heart...was Keith Harkin's solo album. The little blonde, Justin Hayward look a like.

~ le sigh

I think he might be better looking than Jus...perish the thought.

But lordy...he plays guitar like Jus....they dress him like Jus...and he has Justin's little teeny tiny tushie too.

~ big sigh~

Tis a shame he's 27...and I feel like a cougar just for lusting over his hot little self.

But as proof that he's more than just a pretty face...or maybe....because he has a very pretty face...

The song...that caused me to spend $20 on a CD...when I haven't bought the most recent Elvis Costello disc.

I plan on reviewing the album when I can do it without fangirlling too much.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Story Of My Life

When things on Tumblr start making sense....or at least start making you go...yup...that's me...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I Spent My Day Fangirlling

I've been fangirlling way to much lately.

First Benedict Cumberbatch.....

I think he has spoiled me for all "real" men.....Not that any real men have any interest in me...or I in them.

Then my mother had to turn on PBS. The station was airing a Celtic Thunder special.

First...I'm still upset about the death of George Donaldson....he was so talented and so fun.

But then they showed this clip

For the love of God! Keith Harkin has to be Justin Hayward's son! I don't care who he thinks his daddy is! He even plays guitar like Justin!

Then there's this song....which I now have stuck in my head....

Just an FYI I think my ovaries exploded tonight....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cat Thursday

Time for a kitty cat fix!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hump Day Hotties!

Time for some hunks!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Very Expensive Casserole

Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day..and I always make a corned beef recipe....

Here is my rather pricey Reuben Casserole Recipe

1 can 27 oz sauerkraut drained
1 lb chipped corned beef
1 stick of butter melted
1 package 12 oz swiss cheese slices
8 oz of Thousand Island dressing
12 slices of rye bread (I like marbled rye) cut into 1 inch cubes

350 degree oven

In a 9 x 13 pan, layer kraut, corned beef, dressing then cheese.

Place bread cubes in a bowl and pour the melted butter over them and toss to coat, then layer over the cheese and press them down.

Bake for 30 - 35 minutes

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bitch & Moan

Allow me to rant about my week.

~ The car cost me another $450 bucks. I swear, I am never taking it back to the dealer again. They broke it, though I can't prove they did something to the wiring..and they never replace the axel seal on the transmission the first time it was in the shop. So yeah, in the last 2 weeks, my car took my whole tax refund.

Fuck you car!

~ I've been napping way too much. I tend to fall asleep right after whatever show is on at 8 pm...and I promptly or am forcibly awakened around 10:30 or 11. I think I need to start exercising again, so I can have some alert time.

~ I can barely concentrate on reading lately. It's mid-March and I've only read 30 books. That's 10 a month! That is so not me!

~ Joined Tumblr and I'm not sure why, except maybe for the Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch stuff.

~ Discovered that Phillip Glennister (Life On Mars/Ashes To Ashes) and Catherine Tate were in a show much see it!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cat Thursday

It's Cat Thursday again! Woot!

A little geek humor

My little Dewey would do this...she's a bit of a piggy


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hump Day

Ok, I'm a total Cumberbitch...don't know how it happened..but it did...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Historical Fiction

A fantastic historical mystery series set in Restoration England. This is the first book in the series.

One sister is Queen of England, the other of France, nuff said.

A novel of Anne Boleyn's mother as well as a portrait of Henry's 2nd Queen. Anything by Brandy Purdy is worth a read.

One of the fabulous books in Sandra's Tudor Trilogy. This one is about Elizabeth I

A must read for fans of Downton Abbey.

A novel about Freud's relationship with his wife's sister.

A great novel about Marie Antoinette's early days. The first book in a trilogy about her life.

Queen Isabella, Sir Robert Mortimer and Edward III. An excellent read!

If you like Call The Midwife, you'll love this book

A mixture of historical fiction and fantasy surrounding our favorite fairytales.

Life Sucks

Car is broken....AGAIN....not sure it was even fixed the first time.

Dad is not doing good.

My nerves are shot.

I can't concentrate on anything at the moment. I will blog more as things calm down....if they ever calm down.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Cat Thursday

Eeep, it is almost Friday...but better late than never, right?

Remember Ellen's selfie at the Oscars?

I bet all cats wish they had these markings

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Hump Day Hotties

Time for some sexiness to take over the blog. Let's start with the sexy men from Doctor Who....

And it wouldn't be Wednesday without Bennie!