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Sunday Morning Apple Fritters March 7, 2010

Filed under: Apple Fritters,Pioneer Woman,Recipes — thesiscochick @ 8:46 pm

What better thing to do on a Sunday morning than make apple fritters? I couldn’t think of anything better this morning so that’s exactly what I did. They were delicious and I highly suggest you take a stab at it. They’re so easy and the recipe makes a million of them! I got them on The Pioneer Woman, she has step by step instructions. I made them according to the recipe except I didn’t make the glaze.

 

John Mayer – Heartbreak Warfare Tour

Filed under: Concerts,Heartbreak Warfare Tour,John Mayer,Music — thesiscochick @ 8:13 pm
John on the screen and John in the bottom right corner.

I know I’ve expressed my undying love for John Mayer before, but it was strengthened on Friday night. He stopped in OKC for a leg of his Heartbreak Warfare tour. The last time I say John Mayer in Concert was a few years ago, I had front row tickets. I didn’t have anything but a junky camera phone to take pictures with, I definitely regret that now. He had a much larger production budget this time around, that’s for sure. Friday night I had gotten a few movies from the Redbox and had planned on cooking some dinner and vegging with my guy. He works at a radio station part time and he got a call from his boss saying he had extra tickets. The show started at 8pm and we had to go pick up the tickets, I was nowhere near concert ready. My hair was everywhere, nothing to wear, no tan… I refused to look bad at this concert. My guy went to get the tickets and I stayed behind to get beautified. (Is that a word?) Even though the odds were against us we made it to our seats before the opening act was finished. We also had to have the usher remove a few guys from our seats. We were toward the back of the arena, our seats were great but it was a little difficult to capture the energy in the room with my camera. It was an amazing night!

Mr. Mayer used Twitter to ask fans what they would like to hear during the acousitc set.
 “Your Body is a Wonderland” won. I’m so thankful because it was BEAUTIFUL!
My camera died so I started using the camera on my phone. It took pretty good pics.
At the end I was worried he wasn’t going to play my two fave songs. But the never disappointing John Mayer came through in the encore with “Gravity” and “Who Says”! Aaaaahh, heaven! I posted the video for “Who Says” at this older John Mayer post, it also has links to his Twitter and Facebook pages. Below is the video for “Gravity”. Enjoy!

The song “Heartbreak Warfare” starts at the 1:33 mark.

 

Thunder Up!

Filed under: NBA,OKC Thunder,Oklahoma City,Sports — thesiscochick @ 6:52 pm
Tuesday night I went to the OKC Thunder vs. Sacremento Kings game. It was so much fun and we ended up winning! I saw Bob Stoops, I drank Budlight Lime, watched Jazzercise, and we all had a wonderful time!
                                                                                    

                                                                                            
A great looking crowd.
It’s a lot easier to take pictures when they’re not moving!
There’s Bob (in the black), he was pretty far away.
My guy and his little sister. (She came from Boston to visit for the week)
Possibly the most strange half time show I’ve ever seen. They did Jazzercise…
Our lovely mascott, Rumble the Bison. Isn’t he cute?

 

Just for Laughs March 4, 2010

Filed under: Links For Laughs,quotes — thesiscochick @ 9:12 pm

I received an email forward this afternoon that brightened my day. I was an hour late to work today. (No makeup and hair undone.) This email really made me smile, so I figured I should share.  It’s sunny and beautiful outside. I figured this post needed to be a little brighter. Enjoy the scene of the cherry blossoms in the spring! Happy Thursday!

Maggie Smith/ freedigitalphotos.net

(On September 17, 1994, Alabama’s Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.)
Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: “I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,”
Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.
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“Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”
Mariah Carey
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“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life,”
Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign
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“I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,”
Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
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“Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,”
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“That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I’m just the one to do it,”
–A congressional candidate in Texas ..
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“Half this game is ninety percent mental.”
Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark
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“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it..”
Al Gore, Vice President
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“I love California . I practically grew up in Phoenix “
Dan Quayle
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“We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?”
Lee Iacocca
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“The word “genius” isn’t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”
Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.
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“We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people.”
— Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor.
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“Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.”
–Department of Social Services, Greenville , South Carolina
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“Traditionally, most of Australia ‘s imports come from overseas.”
–Keppel Enderbery
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“If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there’ll be a record.”
— Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman
 

My adventure at WWE Monday Night Raw March 2, 2010

Filed under: Ford Center,Men,Oklahoma City,Wrestling,WWE Monday Night Raw — thesiscochick @ 7:22 pm
HBK and Triple H

$30 T-shirts, big shiny belts, and men with long hair wearing speedos- Does this sound like a good time? The idea of going to WWE Monday Night Raw was not really one I was willing to entertain until my city boy got us free tickets. I mean, what else were we going to be doing on a Monday night? We have a house guest to keep entertained too, his little sister, so we couldn’t turn down the opportunity!

Upon arrival there was a sea of fans lined up at all entrances. I loved the idea of getting to walk past them and take our places inside (mostly because I didn’t have on a coat)! We reach the door to the concourse guarded by the sweetest little granny. We gave her our names and we were let into a holding area of sorts. After talking to a few people I realized these weren’t just any free seats, we are seat fillers! When the time approached for the matches to begin they started to let over 10,000 fans flood the Ford Center. Every walk of life you could imagine was there, and their mama’s too!

Finally a producer came to wrangle us into a room.  He explained that we have free tickets on the floor of the arena and we’re to wear a bright orange wrist band that nobody else in the building would have. We were instructed to stay in our seats for the first hour and anytime that anyone in the view of the camera left their seat a producer might come get you to fill their seat until they return. There were few woman and mostly men in the seat filling group. When the producer said “Tonight you work for the WWE!” they let out a very manly exclamation. I knew then that this might not be something I will enjoy.

A view of the crowd.
We get into our seats and the energy in the room was amazing! The Ford Center was filled to the brim with wresting fans and their big posterboard signs. Wrestlers that nobody had heard of were throwing each other around the ring, the fans were still into it nonetheless. Then the real show started. The pyro was booming, the crowd was going wild, and most importantly the cameras were rolling. I saw one couple hold their baby up to the camera as it passed by, it kind of reminds me of the scene in the Lion King when they hold Simba up for all to see. (Skip to the 3:05 minute mark to see that part or watch the whole thing to get that warm fuzzy feeling)
I think after the first match we decided it was time to go bowling and we ditched Monday Night Raw. I didn’t get to fill a seat but within the hour and a half that I did stay I think I got the whole experience. (Insider Note: There aren’t any commentators. They are only for TV so it felt kind of awkward watching two guys fight without some sort of explanation) The highlight of the night was being within reach of Kevin Durant and James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder. I screamed when I saw them and almost stroked out. I will be at their game tonight and we have great seats. I will try my best to get some good pics to post! I mentioned earlier that we went bowling, yes we did. We played one game and I bowled a 48. No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you that is in fact 48. At the end of our bowling when we turned our shoes in the man “disinfected” our shoes with Oust Air Freshener! I almost threw up and immediately put on my Nectarine Mint Hand Sanitizer! There’s a difference between air freshener and disinfectant Mr. Bowling Man! The End.
 

Supper: A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal. February 26, 2010

Filed under: Bacon,Chicken,Cooking,Garlic,Italian,Mushrooms,Pasta,Pioneer Woman,Recipes,Supper — thesiscochick @ 12:39 am

PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! (read: CARBS! CARBS! CARBS!) I saw an amazing recipe for pasta on The Pioneer Woman. It inspired me to take my own pasta adventure. I don’t think I’ve seen my guy have that many helpings of dinner in all the time we’ve been together. I’m going to be honest, I did cheat a little and buy a loaf of bread from Homeland that already had garlic butter smeared inside. One of those, stick it the oven for 5 minutes, cheats. It was well worth it! I saved myself time and frustration and was rewarded with the perfect addition to my pasta dinner. This dish doesn’t have a name as far as I know. I think I will call it Chicken Bacon Mushroom Linguine.

Things You Will Need

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Small Onion Chopped
5 Strips Bacon
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Sliced Red Bell Pepper
1 Container Sliced Mushrooms
1 Cup Green Beans
3/4 Cup Half & Half
1/4 Cup White Cooking Wine
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1 Package Linguine

Boil water for pasta. Dice slices of bacon, onion, and mince garlic and combine into a skillet with olive oil. Let the bacon get crispy and the onions carmelized. I put two frozen bonless skinless chicken breasts on my indoor grill for about 8 minutes. After fully cooked cut into bite sized cubes. ( The chicken is a matter of preference. There are so many ways to cook a chicken breast and no matter how you do it, it will be covered in creamy goodness in the end.)
Add enitre container of mushrooms, sliced red bell pepper, and green beans (I used a handfull of the fresh green beans, the ones that you snap) to skillet along with the white cooking wine. (Don’t for get to add the pasta to your boiling pot of water.) Let simmer until mushrooms are golden and glazed.
Stir in half & half and Parmesan, stirring frequently until sauce thickens to desired consistency. (Once pasta is tender, drain water!) Pour contents of skillet into pot of pasta and toss together. Garnish with more shredded Parmesan and enjoy!

*Disclaimer* I never once said this was healthy!

 

Supper: A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.

Filed under: Bacon,Chicken,Cooking,Garlic,Italian,Mushrooms,Pasta,Pioneer Woman,Recipes,Supper — thesiscochick @ 12:39 am

PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! (read: CARBS! CARBS! CARBS!) I saw an amazing recipe for pasta on The Pioneer Woman. It inspired me to take my own pasta adventure. I don’t think I’ve seen my city boy have that many helpings of dinner in all the time we’ve been together. I’m going to be honest, I did cheat a little and buy a loaf of bread from Homeland that already had garlic butter smeared inside. One of those, stick it the oven for 5 minutes, cheats. It was well worth it! I saved myself time and frustration and was rewarded with the perfect addition to my pasta dinner. This dish doesn’t have a name as far as I know. I think I will call it Chicken Bacon Mushroom Linguine.

Things You Will Need

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Small Onion Chopped
5 Strips Bacon
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Sliced Red Bell Pepper
1 Container Sliced Mushrooms
1 Cup Green Beans
3/4 Cup Half & Half
1/4 Cup White Cooking Wine
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1 Package Linguine

Boil water for pasta. Dice slices of bacon, onion, and mince garlic and combine into a skillet with olive oil. Let the bacon get crispy and the onions carmelized. I put two frozen bonless skinless chicken breasts on my indoor grill for about 8 minutes. After fully cooked cut into bite sized cubes. ( The chicken is a matter of preference. There are so many ways to cook a chicken breast and no matter how you do it, it will be covered in creamy goodness in the end.)
Add enitre container of mushrooms, sliced red bell pepper, and green beans (I used a handfull of the fresh green beans, the ones that you snap) to skillet along with the white cooking wine. (Don’t for get to add the pasta to your boiling pot of water.) Let simmer until mushrooms are golden and glazed.
Stir in half & half and Parmesan, stirring frequently until sauce thickens to desired consistency. (Once pasta is tender, drain water!) Pour contents of skillet into pot of pasta and toss together. Garnish with more shredded Parmesan and enjoy!

*Disclaimer* I never once said this was healthy!