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My First Meal

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, Food, Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2011 by Bob

I said last night that I was going to start cooking meals from all the cookbooks I own. I said I wasn’t going to blog about it. Tonight’s meal though was sooo good that I just have to! Here are the ingredients that I just had laying around:

Tomatoes (Water, Tomato Puree), Cooked Enriched Spaghetti (Semolina Wheat Flour, Egg White Solids, Glyceryl Monostearate, Niacin Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2] and Folic Acid), Water, Meatballs (Beef and Pork, Cracker Meal (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], and Folic Acid), Salt, Soy Protein Concentrate, Caramel Coloring, Flavorings and Soybean Oil), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Contains less than 2% of: Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Onions, Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Corn, Soy and Wheat Protein, Citric Acid, Flavorings, Enzyme Modified Cheese (Cheddar Cheese [Pasteurized Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes]) and Soybean Oil.

I mixed those all up, cooked it for 45 seconds or until warm … sorry, I can’t do that to you all. All I did was popped the top of the can off and dug into the Chef Boyardee Spaghetti & Meatballs cold. Without even heating it up. That is how I roll. I liked it so there.

We had stuff to do. I didn’t have time to cook and with Tori being sick, I didn’t have time to shop.

You know how I said last night the dog would wake me up at 3 am? Well, she didn’t. 5 min after I hit “publish” and pulled my blanky up to my chin, she came over and woke me up.



To a Side Note:  For some reason today, I got the most hits on my blog ever in one day. It wasn’t even that great of a post yesterday. I looked at the stats and my last death watch blog ran away with hits. And guess what tomorrow is … the next update for celebrity deaths. Apparently I am becoming quite the destination for celebrity death summaries. That’s cool. So, remember to come back tomorrow for the latest in celebrity deaths!


I Will Not Eat Spam I Am

Posted in Food, Nonsense, Tori with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2011 by Bob

The last two days, I have had more spam comments to my posts than I think I have in the last 3 months. It has made my spam folder rather full. I don’t really care that my folder is full, it is easy to empty. (aaaaaaand begin rambling NOW!) My stomach, on the other hand, does not like to be empty. I am also watching “Chopped” right now. As I have said before, I think, I have to cut back on watching the food shows because I really wish I was better at cooking and I sometimes get a little depressed (not REALLY depressed just that “bummer” feeling) when I watch them because that is what I want to do. The other night I wrote about Julie & Julia. I think Ia m going to do something like that.

I have a TON of cookbooks that I don’t cook out of nearly enough. I am goign to choose a cookbook, and just start cooking things from it. I will do this as many nights as I can. I may have to be a little selective since Jackie is a tad food sensitive at the moment, but I am sure I will be able to find enough things. Not only will this fill my stomach, but it will keep me from having to decide what is for dinner and I won’t have to eat spam. Plus, since Tori is starting to eat “real” food, it will give her some good exposure to different tastes as we give her little nibbles.

I KNOW! I will blog about my experience!!! Just kidding, I won’t do that. As I said before I am not organized enough to write about the food I make. There are MUCH better writers out there that can do that. I may write about the particularly stellar achievement or failure because the epic fails may be funny. If it is something real good maybe I will have Jackie write about how good a cook I am.

So, yeah … what? Ok, hitting the sheets now since Tori was up crying a lot last night. I have to get up early too because Piper, the dog, didn’t move from her bed all day. She doesn’t appear to be sick, but I am going to have to lure her with a walk in the morning. That, or she will wake me up at 3 am to go outside. Damn kids.

Where’s The Love?

Posted in Tori with tags , on August 29, 2011 by Bob

Normally the wife gives Tori her night time bottle and then puts her to bed. When I do it, it usually doesn’t work so well. She likes the mommy routine. Tonight, Tori started screaming bloody murder after Jackie put her to bed. I was planning on going to bed early anyway, so I thought I would go upstairs and get the little bug and then get her to fall asleep.

I picked her up and took her into our room and laid down on the bed with her. She was doing ok and then mommy came upstairs. Tori wanted nothing to do with me anymore. I kept trying to get her to settle down but she just kept wanting mommy. She crawled over to mommy and then BAM she put her head down and started to settle down.

Usually I can at least depend on the dog for some love. She usually comes into our room and right over to my side of the bed. Tonight, she went right over to mommy. It was just a mommy love kind of night and I got nothing. Oh well, at least mommy and the brister got some love tonight 🙂


Am I Famous Yet?

Posted in Food, Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by Bob

This weekend I have been able to relax finally … a little. Still had some yard work to do and some laundry and what not. What I AM doing is relaxing watching a little tv. We have been trying to finally finish Heroes. Of course, we get about 2 episodes while Tori is taking a nap and then all bets are off. Right now, she just went up for a nap, but while she was down here, the wife and I have been watching Julie & Julia. I like this movie because I love cooking. I haven’t put a whole lot of that in my blog because it is hard enough to get just my random bits of fun-ness as it is without trying to get recipes and what not. Anyhoo, the other thing about this movie is NOW I can relate to her blogging every day throughout the cookbook.

I am so sympathetic with that now. Blogging every day is not easy when I can make up whatever I want. I can’t even imagine trying to do it while learning how to cook and doing every recipe in a cookbook like that.

I do think that one day I might blog about cooking. Maybe I will finally win the lottery, quit my job, and go to cooking school. I would love to do that.

How ’bout I get to the point of the title. As I am watching this movie, I wish that my blog was so popular that someone would call me for an interview and bring a famous somebody to dinner. I think it would also be cool for people to send me hot sauce and stuff. Then again, to have a blog that popular, I would actually have to put a little bit of work into it. I am far to lazy I think these days for that. Most of my non-lazy energy goes toward work and trying to keep up with Tori. Over the next few months, I am also going to have to spend those energy reserves getting another bedroom set up for Tori to move into when her brister gets here.

I guess I will just have to wait for fame and fortune to find me in some other way. That’s ok, I wouldn’t trade most of my life for anything. I know I was a little rambly today. My knees really hurt and I did some yard work so I am on allergy meds making me a little loopy today. Yeah, that’s all I got today. And …. scene.

Another “How To” Moment

Posted in How To, Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2011 by Bob

I wonder if it will ever get confusing for me if I keep naming “how to” blogs “another how to moment”. Meh. By the way, did you know that they added “meh” to the dictionary? But that is not why we are here.

We are here today to teach another valuable lesson in something. Our researches spend countless seconds each week trying to gather the information to bring you, the reader, the benefit of our expertise. This week we have a doozey for you. It is something that we have been asked to do for a very long time and by many readers. It is something that helps everyone and is appreciated by many people both in the home and the workplace.

Today we bring you: “How To Blow Your Nose”

1. Catch a cold (allergies would also be acceptable)

2. Wait for nose to be severely clogged or extremely runny.

3. Obtain a Kleenex®, hankie, paper towel, friend’s shirt sleeve or even a newspaper in a pinch.

4. Wrap whatever you grabbed loosely around proboscis. Loose enough to allow flow, tight enough to avoid spray.

5. Blow with steady, even pressure through your nose.

6. When complete, fold tissue and discard.

7. Repeat as needed.


This has been a service of Any information or instruction contained herein is the property of and can not be transferred to another party without nausea or blindness.

Another National Day

Posted in Holiday, Music, Nonsense, TV/Movies, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2011 by Bob

As my blog is about nothing in particular, I would be remiss as a babbler if I didn’t at least acknowledge the fact that today is National Toilet Paper Day. Why do we have a Toilet Paper Day? I have no clue. I couldn’t even find a Wikipedia entry for it. Not that I tried all that hard. Had I known there was a Toilet Paper Day a while ago, I would have saved this blog for today. Since I didn’t, I will have to steal a few facts that were reported by a local news station today.

According to the online Toilet Paper Encyclopedia:

  • 69 percent of people name toilet paper as the 20th Century “convenience” most taken for granted.
  • 49 percent choose toilet paper as their “necessity” if stranded on a deserted island — that’s ahead of food!
  • 72 percent of people hang the roll with sheets going *over* not under.
  • Wiping your nose is the second most common use for toilet paper. The first is obvious.
  • In public restrooms, it takes an average of 71 people to use one entire roll.

I bet you didn’t even know any of that huh? I also bet that you really didn’t care. Apparently, from the few things I could find about today, Charmin is doing some sort of world record. I really didn’t want to know what. There is a Facebook page (isn’t there one for everything though?). You can get coupons at various places for toilet paper. Yeah, such an exciting day.

In other news, Steve Jobs is still retired from Apple, there is a hurricane that will shut down New York, I still haven’t won the lottery, Kim Kardashian is still married and hasn’t released a sex tape from the honeymoon yet and Jim Carrey was joking. Yeah, not all of those should be in the news.

That’s kinda all I got for you today. Been a long week. Actually, now that I think about it, I have one more thing …

Those of you that know me well, or have read any of my posts where I whore myself out, know that I am a pretty big Muppets fan. They have a new movie coming out soon. I am a little leery about it as Jason Segal wrote it and Frank Oz and Jerry Nelso aren’t even puppeteers on this one. Frank Oz NOT doing voices? My admiration of Frank Oz is well known as well. Personally, I think I would be a great voice replacement but then again, I won’t say that I could fully fill Mr. Oz’s shoes.

There is also a new album coming out of Muppet songs covered by various artists. It is Muppets: The Green Album. I have only seen one thing off of it so far and that is the video by Ok Go with the Muppets in it. They do the theme song. It is kind of amusing. I will have to get used to change in the Muppet universe. I am a Muppet purist. It took me a while to get used to Pepe and I NEVER liked and still don’t like Clifford from Muppets Tonight. Anyway, take a look at the video and let me know what you think. Like I said, it is Ok. Get it … Ok … Go. Yeah.

She’s So Cute!

Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by Bob

Once again my attempts at national news coverage for getting sued by a major corporation/celebrity have failed. Megan Fox apparently knows she is a total bitch for her tattoo fiasco and isn’t bothering with my piddly blog.

Since fame is avoiding me once again tonight, I thought I would appease those of you that have been clamoring for more pictures of Tori. For those of you that haven’t been clamoring for them, too bad, you have to suffer through them anyway. With a baby this cute though, how could you ever call it suffering! I haven’t been able to get any of her first tooth yet because she just won’t let us! She also has been doing a lot of cute things that I want to video and post, however, every time she sees the camera … she looks at it it and poses instead of continuing to do whatever cute thing it is she is doing. Here she is!

Hi everyone! I can stand now!


How did I get down here?


YAY! I found my book!


Aw man! Look at this mess i need to clean up!












I'll just play with this pillow instead.


As I said, when we try to take a picture of her tooth, she doesn’t cooperate. This is her reaction …

Why do you keep torturing me?!

A Few Things …

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2011 by Bob

Today was the first day of school for a lot of kids all over. I have seen countless posts from parents saying they did good and did not cry. I know I will be the same way if not worse when our kids head off to school for the first time. I now once again have to make sure that I leave for work on time in the morning. If I leave even 5-10 min late, my commute to work expands exponentially as I wait for buses in front of me to load up. I don’t mind that much, I took a bus to school after all. What I don’t understand and what tweaks my melon, is when they pick up a group of kids, then drive 100 ft and stop for another group. Come on lazy teens … walk a few extra feet. I am super lazy and that even bothers me!

While I m on the topic of buses, have you noticed that there are a very large number of bus drivers that seem to be well past the age that they should be driving a small car much less a bus? Is it because they tend to drive super slow anyway so it is thought they are safer? Don’t give me the “well they are older and nicer” spiel. Most old people (and I know I will be one of them) are cranky and don’t want to be bothered with children. Although, I guess if they can drive those honkin’ Cadillacs they all drive then they can drive a bus.

One more school related issue, when did school start in the middle of the week? It is bad enough that kids these days have to go to school 2 weeks earlier than I did, but, at least let them start on a Monday. Why screw them up from the start? If we are going to lengthen the school day and school year, then don’t give them a weekend 3 days after they start. STOOPID!

Speaking of stoopid, we here at Voiceninmbrain would like to condemn the asinine comments and reasoning that Megan Fox has for removing her Marylin Monroe tattoo.  She is “hiding” the tattoo she has because she found out that Marylin “might” have been bi-polar. She said “It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life.” Excuse me Miss Fox, but from what I have read about your on set antics, you should be checked for a personality disorder or two of your own. Beside that, how narrow minded, ignorant and just a bitch do you have to be to say that someone with a medical condition is a negative energy?! That is like saying that we should all stop watching reruns of Family Ties because Micheal J. Fox has Parkinson’s, or that Pat Summitt continuing to coach with dementia will turn her players into criminals and reprobates. It is crap like this that continues to put a stigma on mental health issues and prevents people from going and seeking the help that they need and should have.

Dear Megan Fox, I have never really thought you were “hot” to begin with, but now I see you as a totally ugly person and you can GFY.

Ok, I think I am better now. That just really molded my cheese when I read about that.

On a lighter note, Will & Jada are not breaking up, David Letterman is laughing at the death threats and the iPhone 4gs5pqr7 will apparently be sold by every carrier across the globe, thereby removing it from a “status” symbol.

That’s all for today.

Until next time, remember … “Your teacher was arrested for giving vodka to students.”


Posted in Nonsense, Tori with tags , , on August 23, 2011 by Bob

The tooth has come in!

Tori’s first tooth has finally broken through. How do I know this? She bit me! I LOVED IT! She is still crying a lot but it is because of all the other teeth I am sure is going to come in next. Yeah, that is what is going to happen.

I am going to have to deal with it and get used to it since this is going to be going on for what will seem like forever. At least I will know what to expect for the next first tooth.

Well, going to make this a short one and head out early. Have a good one all.

Thank You

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , on August 22, 2011 by Bob

Recently, the readership of my blog has increased quite a bit on a daily basis. I have also had a few new subscriptions, as well as a few new comment makers. I appreciate it greatly and it really makes this post a day challenge more fulfilling than just knowing that I am posting every day.

I am really trying to get to everyone’s blog that is reading mine. I am going to try even harder by subscribing, RSSing, etc., etc. I can’t guarantee that I will be commenting on everything right away, or that I will even be subscribed or reading everyone right away but I am going to make a concerted effort to read more of the blogs out there more often.

Again, thanks to all for the support and loyalty and I look forward to be a better reciprocator than I have been.

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