Monday, September 30, 2013

Hilarious YouTube Videos Part 1

I would like to drudge up some of the goodies but oldies that may have been missed or Ito brighten up your day with the awesomeness that is the comedic venue otherwise known as YouTube, I mean sure there is all kinds of music and educations and wannabe song re-makers out there, but let's face it, the majority of us spend more time clicking from one hilarious video to another.   I will occasionally showcase some that I have found to be worth sharing :)  Enjoy

In case you missed out on the hilarious perverted awesomeness that is the Tug Toner (the improved version of the shakeweight) here it is for your viewing pleasure!

What to say about the awesomeness that is "Where Is My Goat?"  well for starters I think it is a highly under-rated "music video"  It's one of those videos that the more than you watch it the funnier it gets and so you end up looping it and laughing hysterically...  ok so maybe that is just me, but you should definitely check it out in case you have never seen it before.  

 I definitely couldn't leave out the sad cat diary, which is both sad and hilarious at the same time :)

Then of course we have "Gaming With My Mom" which is too great for words, just watch it and enjoy :)  You will never look at video games the same way again.

 Last but not least, I had to throw in a College Humor video.  One of the greats:  Sensual Harassment.  Just thinking about it make me laugh.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Liam's Musical Weekend

This weekend, my son Liam was very musically inclined.  He did everything from singing to playing the xylophone, to the keyboards and even rocked out on a guitar that he was playing upside-down.  I honestly have no idea where he saw that, but I found it to be quite hilarious!  I just wanted to share some of the photos and videos with you from the musical weekend.  I hope you enjoy the Liam updates and I hope everyone had an amazing weekend.  Enjoy!

 Bye ABs
 Jammin' Out on The Guitar

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weird Things For Sale on Amazon Part 3

In case you have missed the previous awesome articles about Weird things for sale on Amazon you can find Part 2 at Weird Things Part 2 and Part 1 at Weird Things Part 1.

Tonight's version of Weird Things for sale is kicked off by a great suggestion from a friend with her asking me to look up a Shewee....  Now this product is a great starter, but I decided to use a similar product the "Go Girl" since it seems to be more versatile and have more add-ons.  In case you are like me and had NO idea what a shewee was, let me introduce you to the Go Girl. 

Go Girl Female Urination Device
In case that title didn't give you enough details, This urination device is able to be worn around your neck on a lanyard.  It comes with baggies and wipes.  The product description isn't overly detailed, I
guess the assumption was made that the title should really tell you all that you need to know.  So let's head to a few reviews to see what people had to say about this product. 

Top Reviews:
"I peed standing up; three times! Let me explain. I go hiking and off-roading frequently and there is always the issue of having to find a secluded place off the trail where I can drop trou and pee. It gets really annoying; not to mention the danger to my naughty bits (poison oak, ivy, spiders and mosquitos). There is the added awesomeness of not having to squat over a nasty public toilet for those of you that attend concerts or other large public access events/places. So I purchased (from Amazon) three different brands of "female urinary tools". The Urinelle (pack of 7 for $14.03), the P-mate (pack of 5 for $6.79) and the Go-Girl (1 with carrying case for $13.95). The Urinelle looks like a slightly altered paper cone you would normally see next to a water dispenser; it is bio-degradable but I felt was the least effective (I was also laughing really hard so I will use this brand again to confirm). The P-Mate is also bio-degradable, made of a thin cardboard and trapezoid-like in shape it was user friendly and you can dispose of it in a port-a-potty or pit toilet. It also folds in half or lies flat for convenient carrying. The Go-Girl is made of latex and reusable, and very easy to use. Over all I recommend the Go-Girl since you never have to worry about having one on hand for those spontaneous walks/rides in nature. Now I can just stand off in the trees like the guys do and maybe even write my name in the snow. "  -Zz Norton
*I am still a little confused after this review, do you pee into a bag or does the pee just come right out when you go.  It seems like there is a slight bit of Freudism here and also a large bit of germophobe, I can definitely see how it can come in handy though.  I have to laugh that the most used public place she could think of was a concert (she must have had a bad experience at some point haha. 

"I loved having the carrying case and wipes that this came with. I attempted to get the funnel back into the plastic tube it came in, and despite following the instructional video on their website, struggled. The pink tube is larger, easy to get the product in, and nice and discreet as it sits in my purse. The device itself is a soft, flexible funnel, and I was able to use it without problems on the first try. I was wary of just "letting it flow" based off of reviews indicating that some people have had overflow when urine didn't exit the little spout fast enough--it appeared to drain quickly, and was incredibly clean. I love the product (I hike and bike in all sorts of areas that don't have restrooms), and definitely like this little set as a starting place. -J. Shelton"
*I always love an honest review, and I think that this one answered my previous questions...

You can check it out for yourself at:Go Girl Female Urination Device 

Braza Secret Stash Detachable Bra Pocket
 I am guessing that it is pronounced like A-Ha as in you just discovered something haha.  It is "A lingerie pocket that attaches to the plunge of your bra, the hip of your panties, or your bra's wing" although it does require hand washing.  

Top Reviews:
"Bought this for my trip to Brazil. Best idea ever! Those stupid travelers belts that go around your waist are super uncomfortable, especially in 105 degree heat. The bra wallet is much more comfortable, and while you can't fit your passport in it, you really don't need to have your passports with you all the time. Plus it's a bit more subtle to quickly flip it out of your boobs than to have to lift up your whole shirt with a belt. Another advantage of the bra wallet over the waist belt is that you can wear under everything! (some low cut tops are problematic) But dresses are no problem. I imagine turtlenecks might pose a problem... but who wears turtlenecks anyways?
Downsides include, occasionally people can see it, especially if you're wearing something tight or low cut, or bend over. And when you have to get your money out, it can be awkward, or when you have to strap it back in. The plus of this, is that even if people can tell where your money is, they probably won't be able to steal it.
Also, if you have too much stuff in it, (cards/change/ect) the bulge can be quite noticeable.
Additionally, if you have small breasts, this might not be the product for you. I don't know, if you only kept cash in it, it would probably be fine. It's pretty thin just by itself.
Overall, I recommend! Well priced, and very very handy." -sarah

* As someone who is constantly storing stuff in her bra, I actually think this is an excellent product idea, and would totally try it out.

"I am pleased with this little "bra pocket". I placed it by my hip, on my pantie, under my jeans. I can barely feel it is there. I can easily fit 5 paper bills in cash, folded in half- the pocket can stretch slightly, and 3 credit cards. I'm sure I could actually fit more cash, since the pocket is stretchy, but that is what fits comfortably. I did not try it on my bra, since I wear a sports bra, and I didn't think it would work out well with this. I did place a safety pin over the velcro closure, including the flap, since I didn't quite trust velcro to secure my valubles. I could not feel the safety pin. ( which of course is optional)" -Nicketti
* I definitely appreciate the thoroughly descriptive review that Nicketti gave here with exactly how much can be stored in it.  Overall not THAT weird, and actually somewhat useful.

You can buy it at Braza Secret Stash Detachable Pocket

Runny Nose Shower Dispenser Gel
I have seen this one multiple times in my past browsing for weird things for sale on Amazon but it always kind of grossed me out, so I decided not to write about it until now.  I know I am over thinking the visuals here but ewww.   The features are as follows: "A funny nose shaped shower gel dispenser. Just squeeze the nose, and gel will ooze out from the right nostril."  I have to wonder, why
only the right nostril, seems weird to me.

Top Reviews:
"My teenager saw this online and couldn't stop talking about having it in his shower so I purchased it as a Christmas gift. (far be it for me to negate what he finds humorous despite how goofy it might be!) He was excited to put it up and try it out, and did so right after opening it. Half an hour later we went to check it out again and it had leaked the soap inside of it all down the wall of his shower. Thinking that he had incorrectly filled or attached it, we took it down, emptied it, cleaned it & the shower up, then refilled and attached it to the wall. Half an hour later, same problem. The seal between the rubber nose and plastic backing that attaches to the wall is no good. Nothing we did took care of the broken seal. Huge disappointment and not worth the postage to even return. Turned out to be a runny nose, not a soap dispenser. And I had to clean the shower twice on Christmas. Nice." -Mami
*Seems to me that this is more of a gag than a practical gift anyway.

"My son loved this gag gift. the soap does leak out a little and run down the shower wall, but, no worries, it just looks like snot. we also used just plain shower get when the green soap ran out, which worked, but the thicker the better. The suctions cups stick better to ceramic tile vs our glass shower door."  -Mae
*Some great tips on how to make it useful, I also saw other reviews that suggested turning it upside down when not in use to prevent leaking. 

You can check it out for yourself at: Runny Nose Shower Dispenser

Decodyne Sir Tea Infuser
This product description had me rolling: "Sir Tea is your perfect tea time companion. Load his little silicone pants and place him in your cup."  The endless possibilities of things that come to mind that you could load his little pants up with.....   

Top Review:
"Great little tea infuser that can start a conversation even before you're put it in the cup. Easy to clean and doesn't leave a weird taste in your tea like others I've tried." -chana
*Although this was the only review for the product it is adorable and if it does what it claims to do, I would definitely buy it and load his little pants up ;)

You can purchase him at: Sir Tea Infuser

Blue Q Breath Spray
With this product you can do a multitude of things (at least according to advertisement) such as: remember the names of everyone that you have slept with, communicate with your dad, understand your mom, enjoy your job, positive energy,Instant rehab, instant therapy, accept aging etc.  Man if this stuff is for real I definitely want a few of these.  The aging product description is as follows: "Just one spray gets you back to what you should be doing. Passionately experiencing life and walking into the mystery of tomorrow.The Enjoy your job spray is described as: "Realistically interact with clients and colleagues while in a controlled hibernative brain state!"  The positive energy one advertises: "Instantly heightens your inner magnetism so that wonderful things can't help but come your way. It's like you're magic!"  

Top reviews:
On the Communicate with Dad Spray: "I was told to give at least 24 hours for the spray to go through the system but WOW! After just 13 minutes of entering my mouth I felt a change IMMEDIATELY! I couldn't run to the phone fast enough! I quickly called my old man and asked how his day was! Hell, I even asked if I can go on the route with him. Ya know, learn a couple a tricks on the truck. Know what I mean?? So we're sitting at a local truck stop-off 95, we're bulls***tin, talkin bout getting my CDL, getting me a harley, s*** goin all nice. All of a sudden I'm starting to think, who the heck is this guy and why am I here? Luckily, I had my spray on me and quickly reapplied. WHEW! This s*** does wonders. I was able to order a lifetime supply, just hope I don't get immune to this. Whoever invented this, God bless your soul. You're saving daddy issues all over the world! I rate this product 10 stars!" -Marisa 
*Either this spray actually works, or it serves as a mental release for her to really be able to communicate with her father.  Either way the end result is what matters, so in that case the spray is effective :)

On the Believe in God Spray: "It took one little spritz.. My breath was fresher, mintier, and the taste of cigarettes was absolutely gone. I felt like I was kissing the holy mother herself. I got this strange sensation, waving through my whole body like electricity. Colors became brighter, everything was more vivid. Anything that moved left lingering, blurred trails. And then it happened.. I saw god.. He had long hair and a beard, loose fitting clothing and resembled my hippy roomate. He said "hey man! did you see a little spray bottle full of mint? I've been looking all over for it and I really need to find it now or we'll be late for the Phish concert." I handed it to god, a little hesitantly, who just just smiled and laughed. "Thanks dude, have a nice trip!" He even knew I had a long car ride ahead of me, but of course he did.. What a nice guy!" -Gerald Peters
*It sounds like somebody's breath spray may have been laced with a little something...  whatever works right???

You can purchase any of these sprays at: Acceptance Breath Spray

*Once again, thank you for reading and I welcome and and ALL suggestions and comments about what I have written about and ideas for the new weird things to buy on Amazon.  

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sweet & Smoky Oven-Roasted Trout Recipe

This recipe is very quick and easy and some of the best fish I have ever had.  The skin just peels right off after baking.

1 Trout Fillet
Sweet & Smoky Rub
Lime Pepper
Vegetable Oil

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  Oil a large baking sheet with vegetable oil.  Sprinkle the cut side of the trout with the rub & lime pepper.  Place the trout skin side down on the baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Remove skin and serve.  ENJOY!

Getting together my delicious ingredients
Sprinkle the rub and lime pepper on the trout
Place the trout skin side down on the baking sheet
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Skin will easily peel right off of the trout
I Served mine with freshly cut honey dew and some mixed veggies, it was amazing!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pizza Casserole Recipe

This was my first attempt at a this recipe, when I came across it looked delicious and I knew that I had to try it.  While making it I of course improvised some things, it wouldn't be my cooking if I didn't do it.  I want to point out that my step by step photos are not as prevalent as they usually are.  This is because the recipe that I used did not match up with the cooking methods, the size of pan and definitely not the way that it was portrayed in the picture.  So although I tried to make it work using what I was given and that is what the pictures reflect I want to give the ingredients and recipe for what it SHOULD be and will be the next time that I cook it.  There was absolutely NO problem with taste, it was very delicious and I highly recommend this recipe, especially my version of it. 

12 oz Rotini Pasta (I used Penne for lack of Rotini but Rotini would have been better)
1 lb ground Sausage (Seasoned with basil, & oregano)
36 oz pasta Sauce (or more depending on taste)
1 16 oz container of Cottage cheese (also could substitute Ricotta Cheese)
1 can of black olives (sliced)
12 oz shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 6 oz pack of sliced ham (or canadian bacon, the store I went to only had large slices)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease 9x13 casserole dishBring lightly salted water to boil and cook pasta over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes.  In skillet cook sausage on medium heat until browned.  Drain grease.  Mix in the pasta and the sauce and pour into the casserole dish.  (I would suggest adding half of the olives into this mixture).  In a bowl mix the cheese (ricotta or cottage or even softened cream cheese), olives (mushrooms if you would like) and mozzarella together.  Spoon over the pasta and top with the ham.  Add a thin layer of cheese over the ham.  Bake 25 minutes or until bubbly.  Remove from oven allow about 5 minutes to cool before serving.  Enjoy!

Boil the noodles and brown the sausage
Mix the sauce, pasta & sausage together
Pour the pasta into the casserole dish and top with the cheese mixture, placing the ham on top and adding a thin layer of cheese, Cook for 25 minutes.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth Series Review

Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth Series Review

Now that I am on to the 2nd book in Terry Goodkind's Sword Of Truth Series, it is hard not to be completely sucked into his world.  This was released in 1995 a mere year after the original book was released.  It has been revered as having one of the greatest heroine war scenes of it's genre. 

This book: Stone of Tears continues to follow along the journeys of Richard And Kahlan, not forgetting about Zedd and Rachel who were some of our story tellers from the first book.  We are also introduced to many other returning characters as well as a plethora of brand new characters and brand
new beliefs.  We also see things from a "Sister's perspective" We learn some new war tactics, and we travel to new places and are introduced to "The Old World."  We get to know Adie a bit more and learn to have love and compassion for a creature previously thought to be a horror.  There are so many new cultures and beliefs in this book.

My overall review of the book is that it was a great follow on to the Wizard's First Rule.  We pick right back up from where we left off.  Our main characters are understandably shaken up after the events from the first book but are positive and in good spirits at the opening of this book.  I was again sucking into Terry Goodkind's world and had a hard time leaving it.  I once again found myself on a couple of occasions speed reading to get to pique moments in the story.  I felt sorrow and happiness along with the characters who are brought back to life.  I spent a lot of time in philosophical thought of events and beliefs within this book and in real life.  My only negative thing that I can really say about the Stone of Tears in and of itself is that towards the end when the titled object comes majorly into play it felt a little rushed and quickly over after so much lead up.  I felt like perhaps it could have gone more in depth, but the story was wrapping up rather quickly.  At least Goodkind had the good sense to slow down a bit when it came time to the actual closing of this novel and the opening for the next novel.  

Richard and Kahlan must put their feelings for one another to a test that could break them forever.  Richard must learn to really be who he is and accept himself for who he must be to fulfill prophecy or else the world as they know it will come to a dark end.  Can Kahlan and Richard both grow up in ways that could tear them apart?  Can Richard save the world from the darkness of the Keeper and the underworld?  Check out the book to read and see what happens next in their journey.

In the event that you forgot the Wizard's First Rule as we enter into this book it was: "People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People's heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool"

The wizard's Second rule is introduced to us in this novel which is: The greatest harm can result from the best intentions. —Chapter 63, p. 634, U.S. hardcover edition "It sounds a paradox, but kindness and good intentions can be an insidious path to destruction. Sometimes doing what seems right is wrong, and can cause harm. The only counter to it is knowledge, wisdom, forethought, and understanding the First Rule. Even then, that is not always enough. [...] Violation can cause anything from discomfort, to disaster, to death."

Enjoy this amazing story and be on the lookout for my review on the 3rd book of the series, coming soon!

In case you missed my book review on the first book in the series, Wizard's First Rule, be sure to check out: Wizard's First Rule Review.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chicken Tarragon & Avocado Wrap Recipe

Easy and delicious!  A great light dinner. 

2 Chicken Breasts (cubed) 
Seasoning: Tarragon & Sweet & Smokey Rub
1 Lemon
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Tbsp Tarragon
1 Avocado (peeled & chopped)
8 Grape Tomatoes (quartered)
Tortillas (size to suit I used the minis)
1 small bunch of salad greens 
Dash of Italian Cheese

Season the chicken and cook until thoroughly browned.  Set aside.
To make the dressing finely grate 1 tsp lemon zest and squeeze 1 1/2 Tbsp juice from the lemon into a bowl.  Add the mayonnaise and tarragon and stir to mix.
Lay out the tortilla and assemble the chicken, sauce and avocado, tomatoes and salad greens and sprinkle the cheese on top.  Wrap and enjoy.

Season the chicken and cook
Combine the lemon, mayonnaise and cream
Add the tarragon and mix
Get the ingredients together to combine into the wrap
Assemble the wrap, wrap and serve

Monday, September 23, 2013


Yes this IS a real product.  I know that normally I would add this into one of my Weird Things for
Sale on Amazon blogs, but the YouTube Videos and the Bloopers Reel had me laughing my butt off.  So I wanted to share them with you.

Poo-Purri is a bathroom spray that is supposed to eliminate the odors from even leaving the toilet when you poo.  It sells for about $27 a bottle on Amazon and comes in a variety of scents.  I would be curious to see if anyone has actually tried this.

Enjoy the hilariousness that is the ad for Poo-Purri

And here is the hilarious bloopers reel

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Zumba Fitness Core Kinect Review

As I am very new to the whole XBox-Kinect thing and also very new to the whole Zumba thing (I know WAAAY behind the times on both). I know I know I am a PC gamer through and through and haven't played on a game console since the original Nintendo and then the original Sega.  Since then it has been strictly PC for me.  I was always interested in the workout games when Wii first came out for playstation and I remember hearing that Kinect had expounded upon Wii when it came out.  Overall it just looked like quite a bit of fun.  I also was always interested in Zumba class, but even after a one year membership at the gym I found that the classes that were offered did not fit into my single mommy, bedtime for Liam schedule and so I was never able to get into it.  Also I felt like Zumba was something that I really wanted to do WITH someone.  I thought it would be a great class to take with a friend.  Alas as with everything else in San Angelo, at the time I found it quit difficult to try to get anyone to do anything outside of going out or drinking so I stuck with myself again.

Back to the topic at hand, when my boyfriend told me that he had a Kinect with his XBOX I was SO excited to try some of the workout "games" that were available.  I immediately started my search for which ones were the best and what I could find used and for cheap and also in my facebook shopping
groups.  Within a few days I was able to find someone selling a couple of Zumba Kinect "games" so I negotiated a fair price and was able to gleefully take them home.  Immediately I tried it out having no idea what I was doing.

Let me just say that I SUCK at using the kinect controls.  I am getting better at it, but I think that the placement of certain things was not the greatest in ease of use.  If you have something in the bottom right corner that you need to get your hand on (using the Kinect sensor) and then hold for a few second, it should NOT be in the bottom right corner next to something else to the right that will swipe the screen to the right, it should have been placed at the very least at the bottom center or just the center as a whole.   That is my main complaint, other than that I am slowly getting more accustomed to the way it works and getting more familiar with it.

 Get pumped up for Zumba Core!

As far as the Zumba Core disc in and of itself, I have to say that I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in cardo, Core , Dance or Zumba workouts.  It is very fun and definitely effective.  You have many options to customize your workout to yourself.  I have tried the pre-set workouts and they are really great, I have tried going through by a song at a time to get a feel for what was available.  This evening I tried the playlist option where you get to create your own playlist and then workout to it.  I did 5 songs for tonight.  There is everything from bollywood, to hip hop to salsa to warm up types of songs, so that you can change it up or stick to one kind.  The sensors are pretty accurate in being able to distinguish your whole body and if you are doing the entire move correctly.  You get to track your progress and at the end of the workout it shows you how many calories you burned and the accuracy percentage for your technique.  You can track your progress and even have it suggest workouts based on your progress.  Definitely something worth a try that is both fun and effective :).

 For a great preview of what the Zumba actually looks like on the console

*As an added bonus and for the "game" part, as your progress is tracked you get to unlock different added bonuses to the game such as videos from the real life trainers, more songs, etc. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pesto Potato Soup

Always turns out incredibly delicious.  Although this recipe is a bit more time consuming that some of the other ones I do, it never disappoints and is great for when you have a little bit of extra time to cook.  

1 small package of Smoked Bacon
1 Large Chicken Breast
5 Large Russet Potatoes (skinned)
1 Large Red Pepper (Seeded)
2 Tbsp Butter
2 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
2 1/2 Cup Milk
6-8 oz Conchigliette (small shell pasta)
2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
Chopped Parsley
Garlic Salt

Pesto Sauce Ingredients:
2 Tbsp chopped Parsley
3 Garlic Cloves (Crushed)
1/2 Cup Pine Nuts (Crushed)
2 Tbsp chopped Basil
1/2 Cup Grated/Shredded Parmesan Cheese
2/3 Cup Olive Oil

To make the pesto sauce, put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor for about 2 minutes. 
Finely chop the bacon, potatoes, and red pepper.  Cook the bacon in a large pan over medium heat for about 4 minutes.  Add the butter, potatoes, and red pepper and cook for 12 minutes, frequently stirring. 
Finely chop the chicken and cook in a separate pan with a dash of olive oil and season with garlic salt and basil.  Cook until browned all the way through.  Add the chicken to bacon and potatoes.
Add the chicken stock and the milk tot he pan and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  add the conchigliette and simmer for an additional 10-12 minutes.  
Blend in the cream and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the parsley and mix thoroughly.  Stir the pesto into the soup until mixed all the way through.  Serve topped with a sprinkle of the shredded cheese. 

Put all of the pesto ingredients into the blender
Blend for about 2 minutes
Cook the bacon, potatoes, butter, and red pepper together
Continue cooking the potatoes and also cook the seasoned chicken
Add the chicken to the bacon and potatoes
Add the chicken stock and the milk
Add the conchigliette
Add the heavy cream
Add the Parsley
Add the pesto
Mix thoroughly
Serve with Parmesan sprinkled on top

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pool Fun with Liam

To know Liam is to know that he loves to play outside, especially when water is involved.  Here are some hilarious photos and videos from a day of great fun that I wanted to share.  Every little boy needs to know how to have fun with water...  as well as how to sound like an emergency siren :)  Enjoy!