Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Supah Day!

Today is Supah's BirFday!! She finally turned 50 40 39 oh, ok...she turned 35. *sigh* There are you happy now?

The wolfpack and I decided to give Supah the gift of cartoon for her big day. She's a big fan of Ed's Stickman cartoons. *wink Too bad for her we don't have as much talent as Ed...

We were all supposed to draw our own cartoons on the computer and display them for you all to see. But I have a laptop and I quickly learned that it is not very easy to draw on a tiny fingerpad. So I had to draw mine on real paper. And THEN I learned my scanner is on the fritz. *insert grumbling and possibly some swearing* The only way I could get them on my computer was to use my camera. Ugh...such a pain. Supah better appreciate all this lameness hard work I did to provide her with this artistic failure masterpiece. Supah knows what kind of techtard I am, so I'm guessing she'll love it like she loves her daughter's macaroni art. 

So without futher adieu....

Entourage: Staring the Wolfpack

Happy Birthday Supah! We love you!! 
(But I love you more.)

I hope the rest of you enjoyed this as well. 

Hope the inside jokes didn't make you question our humor sanity. Now go check out Chief, JennFab and Mommy is in the Bathroom to see if they got theirs done.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Trip from hell...

Poor Princey. He's been having a rough go with traveling by plane lately. On his trip to Denver he had to fly to Memphis for a fuel stop because they couldn't put enough fuel on the plane to make it to Atlanta.

Supahmommy's husband explained the reason they couldn't put a full tank of gas on the plane to me (something to do with heat/altitude/makes the plane too heavy to lift off), but all I heard was "Blah, blah, heat, blah, blah, blah, blah, get home real late, blah, blah..."

When he got to Memphis, they were delayed on leaving due to bad weather in Atlanta. As his plane touched down in Atlanta, the last plane from home was taking off. Literally. They probably passed on the runway. I watched the whole thing unfold online.

Poor Princey. Imagine my 6'4" man sprawled out on those chairs in the airport trying to sleep.... By the time he finished waiting in line for the not so helpful phones and rebooked his flight, it was nearly 2 am. Guess what time the cleaning crew starts up in an airport? Yep. And then all the passengers for the early morning flights begin arriving very shortly after that. Grumpy Prince.....

Yesterday, the Prince got up early and headed out for the airport again. He got to the airport and after waiting until departure time, found out that his flight to Philly had been canceled. He was rebooked on one for early evening. Lovely. Soooo glad he got up so early and drove to the airport and wasted time sitting and waiting just to find out it was all for nothing. Princess would NOT be happy if SHE had to get up early. It would've gotten ugly. When they finally did leave, they spent over an hour on the tarmac waiting for departure. Again, imagine 6'4" of crumpled up legs in an airplane. It's not pretty.

Please...for the love of God....if you see a tall man take the seat behind NOT recline your seat back! It's just plain rude. And you are liable to get injured when his knee punctures your spinal chord.

We are scheduled to leave next week for a trip to Texas for his high school reunion. I am strongly considering changing my flight. He's a bad luck charm for flying.

All this reminded me of our WORST FLIGHT EVER!

My oldest son was a baby. We had been in Texas for Christmas. My poor baby had a bad case of the Rotavirus. If you have ever had a baby with rotavirus, you know that it is the runniest, smelliest, nastiest, vilest stomach virus EVER! Poor thing was blowing through outfits left and right. I packed tons of extra diapers and 7 outfits in my carry on bag....because a good mother is very well prepared.

Unfortunately, I had to break out an outfit before we even made it to the airport. I was smart enough to pack some trash bags to seal up the smelly clothes if I needed. I put the bag with the soiled items in my suitcase before we checked in.

Security was fierce since this was December 2001....after the 911 attacks. The National Guard was checking luggage by hand. The nice young lady checking my bags reached for the trash bag and started to undo the knot. I stopped her and said, "You are more than welcome to open that bag if you need to. However, I am warning you that it contains my son's clothes that have been soiled due to rotavirus and it is quite possibly a stench that you will never be able to erase from your memory." She hesitated as she pondered the correct course of action. She decided to squeeze the bag and feel for nuclear weapons or other dangerous contraband instead of opening it and releasing "the nasty." Smart woman.

We continued on our way and began the trip from hell. Let me spare you all the gory details and skip to the end. By the time we got off the plane in our hometown, my baby was wearing the last diaper I packed and was wrapped up in an airplane blanket. I felt like such a redneck running around with my baby dressed in only a diaper with no shoes. If we had been at Walmart, we probably wouldn't have gotten a second look. But in the airport........lots of stares.

All photos via Google Images

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Get your drink on...

Think Tank Momma

This is just a quick post because I forgot all about it and I'm heading out the door in T-minus whatever time it takes me to whip up it up. (The post, not the drink. Although.......)

My girls and I took a weekend trip to Charleston, SC last summer. If you have never been to Charleston, you are truly missing out. It is a beautiful town with lots of fabulous 5 star eateries and delicious dives. But if I ever catch you at a chain restaurant there, I will learn how to block your IP address and ban you for life.

Anydrink, we had a wonderful little concoction while we were there and I thought this would be a perfect time to hook up with Think Tank Momma's Share a Staw and give you the mixins'. I copied it directly from because I'm lazy like that short on time.






Prep Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 2 mins
  1. 1Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a martini glass.
  2. 2Combine the raspberry vodka, cointreau, pineapple juice, cranberry juice and lime juice in a shaker.
  3. 3Shake and strain into glass.
  4. 4Top with champagne.
  5. 5Garnish with a sprig of mint.
  6. 6Enjoy!
  7. 7Tip: When I serve these at a party, I make a pitcher of Flirtini "mixer" (raspberry vodka, Cointreau, pineapple juice, cranberry juice and lime juice) ahead of time. Then guests can pour the "mixer" in their glass, and add the champagne and raspberries themselves!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Someone pull the emergency brake!!

Holy macaroni! Where the heck is the summer going? I feel like I am on a freight train barreling towards the end of the Earth.

I need someone to pull the emergency brake before this gets out of hand! We have barely over a month left before the kids have to go back to prison school. With the beginning of a new school year comes all the fall youth sports...which I love...but am not ready for yet.

Why do the moms kids only get two and a not even a half months off from school during the summer? I mean, I'm all about some edumacation and stuff, but why can't we have a good 3 to 4 months to enjoy getting up late the beautiful sunshine? My kids need their vitamin D! I'd rather them go to school for an extra year to make up for the lost time from the extra summer months. I really think the plan is genius and could solve a lot of problems and help the economy too. Let me tell you how....

1. We would have a year longer to wish we had started saving for the college fund.
2. Beach resorts and tourism hot spots would get more prime weeks for a revenue boost.
3. Coopertone could sell more sunscreen.
4. Dermatologists would be in greater demand.
5. Teaching positions would need to be created to accommodate the extra year of prison school.
6. We would be able to keep our kids from leaving the nest as soon.
7. Princess You would have more time to work on my your tan.
8. Dairy farms would quit losing their farms due to increased ice cream sales.
9. Hollywood would become even more obnoxiously rich benefit from more summer movie ticket sales.
10. Which reminds me.....corn farmers could keep their farms too from the increased popcorn sales.

Who doesn't want to jump on this bandwagon and help me save my sanity tan our farmers?! I'd totally run for president if I weren't so fond of being lazy busy....

Sunday, July 11, 2010

They twisted my arm...

Hello there. My name is Princess. 
I was begged  bribed harassed asked by Brittany and Amber to participate in this here Blog Bash hosted by Not Your Average Teen. Poor Amber and Brittany have asked me a gazillion many times to join in with their hair brained schemes activities. Totally kidding girls! And too many times my schedule has not allowed me to do so. But since my house is cleanish, the laundry is almost done and the Prince is eating high on the hog in Denver while I’m at home eating a bowl of cereal, I have time to write up a quick post.
As part of the interrogation blog bash, I have to answer the following questions:
Why do you blog?
Well that’s a simple one. I started blogging because Facebook didn’t allow me enough characters to express myself. 
What do you blog about?
Anything that comes to my mind! I try to make it funny or entertaining in some way. I don’t want people to feel like they are forced to sit on my couch and watch all my vacation slides. (Oh crap...I just dated myself.) Most of the time I blog about things that happen in my life with the Prince, my boys or my friends...all of whom have nicknames to protect their reputation identity. The only thing I don’t do is air my really dirty laundry talk politics or religion.
What do you find to be the biggest reward you get from blogging?
No really, the biggest reward is getting to know some pretty awesome people. And I’m not just talking about my BFF’s Supah, Chief, JennFab and MITTB...but a whole slew of people. I started making a list of people I’d like to actually meet in person. I’ve checked one person, Shell, off that list and I’m meeting two more in a few weeks. No, I will not publish that list because quite frankly some of you are creepy might get your feelings hurt. *insert nervous laughter and awkward wide eyed smile*
How long have you been blogging?
Ummm...not sure...hold on. Let me go check. Stay right there. I’m keeping one eye on you......

Oh, so sorry! I got distracted re-reading my first few posts while looking for my start date. It was September 16, 2009. I’m almost a year old! I’ll bet ya’ll can’t wait until I start eating solid food and get potty trained.....
Let’s hear the story behind your blog title.
Well, that’s another easy one. I am a very sarcastic person. You can pretty much bet that if it comes out of my mouth, it is not intended to offend you. It is intended to make you laugh. So if you have a stick up your rear can’t handle humor, you might as well move along. 

The Princess monicker came from a friend who jokingly (I think) called me Princess due to my cushy life. My husband is most certainly my Prince. He spoils me rotten and has turned my life into my own little fairy tale. I never dreamed life could be so awesome. There may be people who have more things...but I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who is happier. I am blessed with an awesome family and incredible equally sarcastic friends. So anyway, I put the two facets of my life together and decided on Princess of Sarcasm. “Her Awesomeness” just seemed a little too showy...
That’s me in a nutshell. If you liked what you read, follow me. If not, no biggie. I write for me and not you anyway. *sticks tongue out at you* <--Oh yeah, I’m really mature like that too. 
Hope to see you all again! If you'd like to participate in the blog bash, click on the button to find out the details.

Blog Bash

Friday, July 2, 2010

Youtube is King

I did it ya'll! This is DAY 5 of my return to blogging. I've managed to blog every day this week. I don't usually post on the weekends, so this is the official end of my comeback. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with some stuff for next week...

I am looking forward to this weekend. I will be burnt to a crisp golden tan by the end of it. We are headed to heaven the lake today and won't return until we have to Monday.

Before I leave I wanted to give you a gift for welcoming me back to blogging with open arms. Please enjoy the following videos. Thanks to my friend Serena for sending me one of them. She says her husband is the one in the khakis. I'd have to say the Prince is all of them rolled into one, but with slightly better clothes. I would not let him dress like that anymore ever.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Princess Cooks...for reals ya'll!

Princess is an excellent cook. No seriously! Have ya'll seen pictures of the Prince? He didn't get that Atlas body from TV dinners and Lean Cuisines. He got it from good old home cookin'. His momma gave him a good head start. The Prince comes from a loooong line of good cooks, so it's no wonder he picked me for my mom's cooking.

Think Tank Momma

Today I am hooking up with Think Tank Momma's Share a Spoon for a little recipe sharing. The theme this week is casseroles. What self respecting southerner doesn't have a trunk full of casserole recipes? She asked specifically for Mexican entries. Being the people pleaser agreeable person I am, I was happy to oblige.

I was first introduced to this casserole by my beloved sister-in-law in Texas who served it at a baby shower she threw us. Pssshhhhhhttt....ya'll know how a pregnant woman likes to eat, right? It was yummmmay!

This particular recipe is the version from Southern Living has been passed down for generations in the Prince's family. It's easy peasy and the kids love it too!

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

1 (2 lb) whole chicken from the deli (or cook your own if you are a show off)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
2 (10 oz) cans of Rotel tomatoes & green chilies, drained
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. Mexican style chili powder (or 1 tsp chili powder and 1/8 tsp ground red pepper)
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups coarsely crushed lime flavored Tostitos

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and saute 6 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add bell pepper and garlic, and saute 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup and next five ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes.

Skin and bone chicken, shred meat into bite size pieces. Layer half of chicken in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Top with half of the soup mixture and 1 cup cheddar cheese. cover with half of corn chips. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

I'm not a huge fan of leftovers so sometimes I put the recipe in two 8 x 8 dishes and freeze one. That works well for all those busy days I don't have time to make a decent meal. I just pop one out of the freezer for those times. I freezes super well!

If you want to reduce the taste fat content, do all that switching around with that reduced fat soup and cheese junk. I'd prefer to just cut my portions and get the full flavor. But to each his own....