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Oh how these mom and pop shops like to tease….


I do not know what it is.  It seems like every locally owned business that I visit has done this at one time or another.  Whether it be a nail salon, a used cd shop, a pawn shop, a pizza place, a yarn store… They all seem to be guilty of misleading me at one time or another. 

The horrible offense that I am speaking of is leaving the “Open” sign on well after they have closed for the night.  Some businesses DO stay open later than the hours which are posted on their signs…so I admit I have fallen prey to this.  I wonder sometimes if they have a hidden camera and are watching to see just how many do fall for this cruel joke.  I wonder if they are going to jump out and say “Smile! You’re on Candid Camera” or something equally asinine. 

The businesses that do this are varied and are owned by many a nationality.  There is absolutely NO common thread between them other than that they are not chain stores or franchises.  Just last night on the way home from the pharmacy we encountered a pawn shop and a buy here/pay here car lot with their open signs gleaming in the darkness, beckoning the  unsuspecting to pull in, stop and come inside…don’t worry…we will be waiting to serve your every need (Psych!!)

Those poor shoppers pull into these businesses with their lights on and stop their cars, take off their seat belts, haul their weary bones out of their car after a long hard day of work and walk hopefully up to the door.  Upon reaching the door their hopes are dashed upon the rocks of despair.  The business is in fact closed.

Curse you, small business owner that refuses to turn off your “Open” sign.  Curse you and your cruel mischievous ways.

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Baby with a weave?? Surely you jest….


BABY WEAVE 2

 

Unfortunately there is no joke (at least none that has been proven to be a joke).

Ummm……wow. 

So there is not much to say about this photo that has not been said already….

This is sad.  I feel so sorry for that poor baby girl.  What kind of parents would put a weave on a newborn baby???


Versatile Blogger Award – A cry for help…..


Ok so I am petitioning you, my readers.  I would like one of these.  Not because I think that it is an important award sure to bring me more readers.  But because I am currently writing a wandering rants blog, a survivor blog AND a blog that is going to be turned into a book once I have enough material in it.

My links are:

www.whereismyreallife.wordpress.com

www.victimnomore.wordpress.com

AND

www.adayinthelifeanaveragenorthamericanwitch.wordpress.com

So I would like for someone to give me one of these please.  Also, tell your friends…send them on over for some fun reading.  And while you are at it, tell WordPress to freshly press me.  Really, I believe that it is about time I got one of those things too. 

**finally takes a breath**

Ok rant over.


Meat Pies! Come and get your tasty Meat Pies ‘ere! Yummy goodness in a crust! Come and get your tasty treats!


Scottish Meat Pie

Ingredients:

1 FILLING; (this makes enough for about 6 mini Pies)

1 lb.ground lean beef; or lamb * free from fat, bone, gristle, etc.

1 tsp.Worcestershire sauce

3 tbsp Onion soup mix; or (minced onion)

1 cup oatmeal or dry French bread crumbs

0.5 tspground nutmeg

0.5 cupstock (beef broth)

salt and pepper to taste

1 CRUST PASTRY; (this makes enough crust to fill 10 or 1 lb.plain flour 0.5 tsp.Salt 1   water 0.5 cupbutter or margarine; (the original recipe called for lard.)

How to Prepare Scottish Meat Pie

To make pie pastry, bring butter and water to boil in saucepan.

Put flour and salt in a basin, make a hole in the middle.

Pour boiling water and butter into hole.

Mix until cool enough to handle.

Form into a ball.

Turn on to a floured board, knead well, and pat into a flat shape.

Divide into six pieces, or two large pieces to roll out & cut circular pieces.

Mold pastry up in the sides of ring or pan to 3 inches high to make filling holder.

Roll out saved sections, cutting them into rounds to fit filling holders.

Roll pastry as thin as you want, lay onto a muffin ring or large muffin pan, cut excess pastry leaving enough to fold to center of ring or muffin pan.

Mix all filling ingredients together, divide into 6 or 8 portions and fill pastry.

Make a slit in center of each top to let steam out.

Brush tops with milk or beaten egg.

Bake at 250°F for 30 minutes on baking sheet

Raise oven to 350 F, bake another 15 minutes

It’s whats for dinner (Recipe copied from BigOven.com and used many a happy time in my kitchen)


All hail the wonder and beauty that is Fin Rock


Now my husband and  I do disagree as to who the very best band out of Finland is…I have three favorites and he likes a completely different band.  My favorites, you might ask?  HIM and The Rasmus and Apocalyptica.  The three best bands out of Finland (and possibly the world) to ever record anything ever.  His favorite Finnish band? Lordi.  It does not matter really who likes what because in the end it is all wonderful. 

I love the band HIM so very much that I went and got a tattoo of a heartagram on the back of my neck and drove (with my ex sister in law) 16 hours to go see  them in Myrtle Beach in 2007.  Now that is dedication!  I am a heartagram child.  I am a lover of their music.  Hell, I even have been working on teaching myself Finnish so that I can understand the gorgeous words that Ville Valo has said in interviews in Finnish.

I may quite possibly be their number one fan.  It is a very possible thing.

Razorblade kisses and heartagram hugs darlings,

Lucky Star