THE BLUES AIN”T ALWAYS BLUE



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: UPBEAT.

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NUDE POTATOES

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NUDE POTATOES



As I am mastering my new skill-set in the kitchen, I have found I have the need to peel potatoes.

Here are two videos for mastering such an art:

HOW TO PEEL A POTATO?


LIFE HACKS


I will soon be trying these videos out. One of my favorite foods for a sit-down dinner is mashed potatoes. I have learned to make instant mashed potatoes, but I would prefer to learn the skill-set to master excellent homemade taters!

Of course, you are never through learning. Than I would need to master making gravy!



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: NUDE and DAILY ADDICTIONS: NEW. 

THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

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THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD



Are you a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty person?

I think I know how I think, but just to be sure, I googled it … and there are quizzes you can take that are supposed to evaluate your inner psyche.

My results:

Two of them I saw as stupid … The questions were invalid for where I am currently in life.

One had an even number of quizzes, I was truly in-the-middle-of-the-road.

The other four did not agree with each other? Two said I was a pessimist; two said I was an optimist.

WOW, Google. Thanks for nothing.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: MIDDLE.

SHOW A LITTLE KINDNESS

If you just spend one hour (probably just a half-an-hour) watching the news, you are left with the question, “Is there any one out there in this brave new world who still cares?”



I CHALLENGE YOU

During the remainder of September, come up with 10 Acts of Kindness that you can do during the month of October.

Then, come back and blog about one of them. (You could do more, but bragging about being kind loses points!)

However,  posting a list of ACTS OF KINDNESS you considered would be a benefit to all. It could assist in unleashing the kindness that should be in all of us.



Written  for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD CHALLENGE: ANYONE and DAILY ADDICTIONS: CARING. 

IT’S NOT A DIET …

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IT’S NOT A DIET …



Assimilating into a new diet lifestyle can be terrifying.

  • Drinking more water – when the love of your life is Mountain Dew.
  • Adding delicious fruits – when your go-to sweet is candy corn.
  • Three servings of a vegetable a day – and my baked potato bar isn’t supposed to count!

This new diet lifestyle change must have been derived from one of the rings of Dante’s Inferno.

But then I find a rainbow after the storm …

 The goal of a great diet is the more colors on your plate the better …

But a plate-full of M&Ms doesn’t count!

Who runs this cruel world?



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: ASSIMILATE.

WALLFLOWER OR SOCIALITE

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WALLFLOWER OR SOCIALITE



“You see her? She’s down at the beach.”

“You don’t stand a chance, bud.”

“What do you mean? I know she’s beautiful – way outta my league, but no one has talked to her the whole party. She simply stood in the background. She’s got to be the shyest girl I have ever seen.”

“Shy? You think Alysia is a party wallflower. You gotta be kiddin’! She was standing there thinking what fools we all are having a kegger the night before graduation. Especially since Dean Macalister warned us that no one hungover would walk the aisle. Alysia’s an aloof prissy socialite. You just need to cool your jets. Don’t go embarrassing yourself.”

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

“Ventured… you don’t even know the meaning of that word. Sit down and have another.”

“No way. I think I’ll take an evening stroll on the beach. I hear the flowers are lovely this time of evening.”



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: ALOOF.

ROOTING FOR ‘BRASHNESS’



  • Thumping your chest after a slam dunk.
  • Pointing to your teams logo and raising your index finger to the sky after and 15-point comeback.
  • Turning to a teammate and boldly declaring, “Not in our house, baby!” after a massive block.

Yes … I guess,

All things considered …

Each of those three scenarios could fall under the classification of brashness.

Competition brings out our inner grizzly bear.

I agree.

Pre-planned showboating is for usually unsportsmanlike behavior (many of the celebrations in the NFL), but let’s not remove honest, fought for, celebrations of exuberance.

(FYI: I found the Georgia Tech player’s behavior playfully exuberant. And yes, I loved the DUKE TEAM comeback. Oh, be quiet… you Duke haters.)



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: BRASH.