Monday, May 22, 2006

Oh, Betty! (and weekend-isms)

A forward from a forward of a forward to my husband, who forwarded it to me, introduced me to the wonderful world of Miss Betty Butterfield this weekend. Am I the ONLY one left on the planet who has not been party to this fine woman's search for religion? Whatever you do, if you click the link, close the door, turn up the sound, and try to pretend you're working. I dare you to keep a straight face as Her Braveness searches high and low for a religion that suits her to a "t."
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Question -
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Is there anything better than taking your kid to a baseball game on a sunny Sunday afternoon?
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Why yes, yes there is, and I believe it's called "taking your kid to a baseball game on a sunny Sunday afternoon when it's his BIRTHDAY and his name gets announced on the P.A. system and there's cold beer in your cup and you're in the shade and the seats were only 9 bucks and you're 3 rows away from being able to pat the on-deck batters on the shoulder (or, maybe other body parts, but whatever) and 'your' team wins."
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Oh yes, friends, it was an Opie afternoon in Zebulon.
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Another question, and a baking tip straight from the kitchens of Tiff-
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Did you know that you can make a cake from a box and leave out the oil and it still tastes fine?
Really! My mom was down for the weekend, and, bless her, she made the b-day cake while the #1 son and I wrapped presents. A few hours later, just as we were about to leave for the ball game, she says "you know, I forgot to put the oil in the cake."
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"Dear God," I thought, "let me have another mix someplace that I can whip up when we get back from the ball game, which we're about to have to leave to get to and even though maybe there won't be time when we get back to make it I'll make it work somehow."
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However, before my full-on pissy panic fit set in, I remembered to be an actual ADULT and cut off the edges of the cake and taste-tested it, thereby finding that it wasn't all that bad. I confirmed this impression with #1 and #2, and it was decided that we shoud press on with the cake as it was.
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Here's the tip - if you use peanut butter filling and milk chocolate frosting, you'd never KNOW a cake didn't have oil in it!
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And finally,
Rennratt answered the trivia question from Friday's post, so she wins the prize.
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What the prize IS, we don't know, but she answered "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
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YOUR job is to figure out what the question was.

4 comments:

mr. schprock said...

Somebody told me you can use applesauce as a subsitute for oil in baking. Maybe she was just kidding. Could that work?

rennratt said...

Mr. S. -

Yes, but it's disgusting. Food becomes much too...chewy. Kind of like gum - even when it's cake. Or piecrust.

BloggerWannabe said...

Okay tiff, here's the thing. The preliminary budget is due out to the managers by next Wednesday, and yet I must read your blog, and this means I must go watch hilarious videos of Miss Betty Butterfield, and then call in my staff, and the IT staff while I'm at it, and anyone who might be walking down the hallway and play them again and laugh some more which I heard is really good for your health, but isn't good for getting that gosh dang budget done.

V/R

tiff said...

WB - glad to help. Really.