March 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm (Pictures) ()

Sequin Mask on a Stick, Mardi Gras Masks on Sticks, Sequin Masks

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Tuesday EFS Off The Wagon…or something like that

March 31, 2009 at 5:15 pm (Day to Day, EFS) (, , , , , , , )

This is Day 7 of the second week, but not really. Since we fell off the wagon for the weeekend, not completely, but we WERE hanging over the side dragging the ground pretty good; we decided to extend week 2 thru Friday. Thereby starting Week 3 on Saturday and bringing us in line with the BFL system we had begun previous to this Extreme Fat Smash idea. Now that that’s all straight…

The point for today is to say, I exercised and followed the diet up until 1 pm or so when I decided to partake of some fabulous beer cheese dip left over from the party on Sunday. OK. It wasn’t really left over. It never got put out. Silly Me.

My brother-in-law makes THE best Beer-Cheese Dip in the WHOLE world. I don’t know exactly what it is and I don’t know what’s in it. But I do know that you eat it with pretzels and it is awesome! Some people will tell you that it’s good with other crunchy things like Triscuits, Pita Chips, or Melba type cracker things. But they would be WRONG. Pretzels are the only way to go.  Now, he had some at his Crawfish Boil the day before, and I begged him to bring some to my party the next day. He doesn’t make it all the time so it’s like a big thing for me when he does. In the spirit of brotherly love, he packed some up, WITH pretzels, and drove an hour to our house to have it for the b-day party. It was even still cold! Then I slyly put it in the fridge and there it sat until everyone left. But he saw thru my deception. He noticed and commented on how tricky that was and how he kind of wanted some…OMG! I totally forgot! I meant to put it out but there was so much confusion when everyone got here and I had all this other stuff…and then when I remembered it was too late…blah blah blah….Yeah Right! He wasn’t buying it. But he was kind and let me keep it anyway. I did give back the pretzels though.

So, long story short, I ate some of that most delicious Beer-Cheese Dip this afternoon after my workout. My own private stock! I did the work at the gym to allow for the discrepency. And I didn’t eat alot. Just enough. Got to have some for tomorrow! Or later with Beer. Actually no, My bro-in-law also made a Louisiana Punch concoction to go with the New Orleans theme they had rolling for the Crawfish Boil so he brought that over too. Add just a bit more vodka and you got yourself a party in a glass! I throw on the beads we all got, close my eyes, and its like I’m in the Big Easy. Well, not really, but it’s the perfect segway into my Music List for the Day!

In honor of my most beloved Brother-In-Law and his Beer-Cheese Dip and my happiness over having it, I have dedicated the list to him today.

It’s all about New Orleans, Beer, Cheese and Whiskey. Please take a Drink from the “Big Easy: Beer Cheese Whiskey List.  Right below here!

(FYI–it’s a little country music heavy–we aren’t haters but we like more variety—strangely enough alot of country music has to do with drinking and the South! How ’bout that??)

Thanks J. You Rock!

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March 31, 2009 at 5:14 pm (Pictures) ()

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Big Easy: Beer Cheese Whiskey List

March 31, 2009 at 5:14 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , )

1. Proud Mary / Ike & Tina Turner

2. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer / George Thorogood & The Destroyers

3. Chicken Fried / Zac Brown Band

4. Whiskey In The Jar / Metallica

5. Before He Cheats / Carrie Underwood

6. Big Bad John / Jimmy Dean

7. Me And Bobby McGee / Janis Joplin

8. Boot Scootin’ Boogie / Brooks & Dunn

9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend / Miranda Lambert

10. Have A Drink On Me / AC/DC

11. Delta Dawn / Tanya Tucker

12. Dry Town / Miranda Lambert

13. All Summer Long / Kid Rock

14. The Girl’s Gone Wild / Travis Tritt

15. What’s Your Mama’s Name / Tanya Tucker

16. Lonesome, On’ry And Mean / Travis Tritt  (tribute to Waylon)

17. King Of New Orleans / Better Than Ezra

18. Whiskey River / Willie Nelson

19. City Of New Orleans / Arlo Guthrie

20. House Of The Rising Sun / The Animals

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Cool Word of the Day!

March 31, 2009 at 4:22 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , )

Marauder (noun)

Definition:  Someone who raids for plunder; pillager

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Hot Stuff

March 30, 2009 at 3:59 pm (Find The NY Coffee Cup, Pictures) (, , )


Found!! On my kitchen counter almost every day!! (Or on one of the surfaces in my house–bedroom, bathroom, kids room…)  That’s cheating…ha!

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Monday Morning. Back to the grind…

March 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm (Day to Day, EFS) (, , , , , , , , )

Weekend is over. It is Monday and back to the very specific and hunger inducing Extreme Fat Smash Regimen. Now, we took a few liberties with the diet this weekend…drinks and bad food Saturday(Crawfish Boil)–alot of GOOD food,(and fun) but not good for the bellyroll; then more bad food and cake for Sunday(the B-day party)–OK food–plus pizza! but again, not good for the bigger bellyroll. So if you are keeping track at home, we are on Day 6 of Week 2. Since the party times didn’t really start until afternoon/evening, we tried to stay close to the diet early and then modify a little for nighttime. AND the exercise was key. The boyfriend managed to work it in at the gym, I had to use more home-based methods, but moving is losing so we’ll see at the end of the week.

We are changing it up a bit to accommodate our Saturday Weigh Day. Used to be “free day” on BFL, but not anymore. Free Day wasn’t really working for us, as it’s hard to keep it to a day. You feel good all week, lose pounds and then go crazy eating what you think you’re missing and have to work twice as hard for the next week. So basically free day is not free anymore. We will be extending EFS until Friday, using the weeks of 1 or 2 and their first 3 days of meal plans to take us to Saturday morning–then we’ll be right on track for all the plans we follow. And NO free day. The craziest we’ll be getting for a while now is Exercise-Break-Day!! (Rest Day as it’s written in the book.) Watch out!

To sum-up the parties in case you are interested:

Saturday: The Boil was bubbling! The weather was crap, but the people were fun and the food was awesome. The music, however, was totally lacking! I spent the time making the playlist;  A nice mix I felt of the old and new, but alas, I had no where to play it. The party and conversations didn’t really fit for music playing. Talk was the preferred audio. But now I have playlists forever…I can exerpt pieces of the list everyday for a month! LazyTime for me, and a list you can piece together however you like. I recommend the random playback selection. Nobody can complain then! That list will start in a few days, I have a better idea for today.

Sunday: The Birthday was bashing! Had the family:  mothers, sisters, brothers and all the kiddies that come along with them. We threw in a couple of friends and partydone. I made the famous dip (Taco-my version that I feel is the BEST) but of course, I forgot to take the picture. I also made the Better-Than-Sex Cake (Or the Better-Than-SpongeBob Cake for the PG audience–sorry sis about the intro to the S-word for yours…), also my recipe–sort of. The basic idea for it can be found anywhere on the internet, but I like to alter it and add more stuff to make it MORE “Better Than–you know what”. The last one I made was 8 pounds! I weighed it. It’s rich and thick with evil sweetness. And again, I forgot to take the picture. BUT, I did take a photo of the vegetable tray. Lucky you. There was like, 5 dips that I forgot to label and then got all mixed up…it was like dip surprise! Hey its a party–you just never know what might happen! Don’t we all just sound crazy and out-of-control?!? Oh come on, what do YOU do on Sunday??

So basically, everyone eats, singing, presents, chit-chat, gossip, and goodbye. In the end my one sister (with hubby and 2 kids) stayed later, we ordered pizza, and they left. Clean up and off to bed. Exciting stuff.

And I have to add, for my kids benefit–both must be treated equally; after all the cleaning, even carpet shampooing…no one messed up the floor except my own 2 kids!  On Saturday afternoon, Mason spectacularly dumped an entire cup of my coffee right off the table and onto the floor, creating a pretty splashy brown stain right where we all sit. We gave him quite a hard time, but got it cleaned almost invisibly by Sunday Party Time. Then, to be fair, Stevie decided to drop her plate-sized piece of  BTS cake off the table and onto the EXACT same spot that Mason spilled the coffee, but with the added bonus of doing it in front of everybody!  Now we have dark dark chocolate with syrups and whip soaking into the fibers. This floor stands no chance of staying clean past March. Pressure is off! Thanks guys! I love you!

Oh and my one friend–the sci-fi gal, told the family about this running log of nothing–so if you are reading—this is the big idea for the day—the music list is for you. My family. Mothers, sisters, brothers…(There weren’t any daddy’s. ODD.  The only technical dad present was my sisters hubby, but I was meaning more like the dads of us adults–we love ya J! but we have to give the dad’s their own list. I’ll tack it on later. A 2-for-1 Bonus Day! Once I started compiling family songs—there’s alot—the dad’s had enough for their own. Good but kind of bad too. There are alot of ticked off rock stars who don’t like their daddys–sorry guys)

With that said, it’s all about Family Fun. It’s all about YOU!

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Carrot Celery Cauliflower in Repose

March 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm (Pictures) (, , )


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Monday. Time to play…Family Fun! It’s pretty long too. Just like spending time with your real family!

March 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , )

1. We Are Family / Sister Sledge

2. Family Portrait / Pink

3. Mother / Danzig

4. Mother’s Little Helper / The Rolling Stones

5. Mother / Pink Floyd

6. Stacy’s Mom / Fountains Of Wayne

7. Your Mama Don’t Dance / Poison

8. When You’re Good To Mama / Queen Latifah & Taye Diggs

9. What’s Your Mama’s Name / Tanya Tucker  (repeat! it’s in the green list too!)

10. Take Your Mama / Scissor Sisters

11. Mama, I’m Coming Home / Ozzy Osbourne

12. Mama Said / The Shirelles

13. Mama Said Knock You Out / LL Cool J

14. Mama / My Chemical Romance

15. Dear Mama / 2Pac

16. Sister’s Are Doing It For Themselves / Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics

17. Sister Luck / The Black Crowes

18. Little Sister / Elvis Presley

19. Sister Christian / Night Ranger

20. Sweet Little Sister / Skid Row

21. Look At Little Sister / Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble

22. Brother Lee / Citizen Cope

23. Brother / Dark New Day

24. Daughters / John Mayer

25. Daughter / Pearl Jam

26. Son Of A Preacher Man / Dusty Springfield

27. Surrender / Cheap Trick

28. Into Hell Again / 3rd Strike

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The DAD’S List–All about the Papa’s–2 For 1 Special Today!

March 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , )

1. Papa Was A Rolling Stone / The Temptations

2. Papa Loved Mama / Garth Brooks

3. Daddy Sang Bass / Johnny Cash

4. Pensacola / Joan Osborne

5. Don’t Cry Daddy / Elvis Presley

6. Gone Daddy Gone / Gnarls Barkley

7. Papa Don’t Preach / Madonna

8. Father Of Mine / Everclear

9. The Story Of My Old Man / Good Charlotte

10. Never Again / Nickelback

11. Father Figure / George Michael

12. Dance With My Father / Luther Vandross

13. A Boy Named Sue / Johnny Cash

14. Wonderful / Everclear

15. Emotionless / Good Charlotte

16. Too Bad / Nickelback

17. Cat’s In The Cradle / Harry Chapin or Ugly Kid Joe does a good version…(possibly THE most emotional song on record for the guys about their daddies–at least in my experience)

18. Because Of You / Kelly Clarkson (not sure if this is about the dad or the mom or both, but it ends the list a teeny-tiny-little-bit more upbeat)

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