Sunday, November 30, 2008

Today's Post Brought to You by the Letter "R"

My new BFF Brandy at I'm Not Your Average Soccer Mom -- oh wait, Brandy did I tell you that we were BFF's now? Anyway, Brandy had a tag of sorts. She had to list 10 of her favorite things that started with the letter "L". I was quite impressed with her list. She made it look entirely too easy so when she asked if anyone else wanted to play I naively jumped up and down waving my arms yelling "Me! Pick me!" And she did and gave me the letter "R."

R seems like an easy letter. Its pretty common, right? But just try coming up with your favorite things that start with R. I received my assignment on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, so I put it off for a few days. I was so arrogant about my abilities to complete this task that I only gave it momentary thoughts as I cooked my turkey and ate until I had to let my pants out and then half passed out from the postprandial alkaline tide after my large feast. (Heads up, that was my moment of brilliance in this post so if your searching for another you might as well quit reading and wait for tomorrow's post.)

The first is Ridiculously easy. #1) is Ross and Ryan. (Do I get extra points for using the word Ridiculous?)

Two of my 3 favorite boys. Aren't they cute? I could have split them up and made them #1 and #2 but they seemed like a pair to me.

After this I was stumped. Trace showed up and helped me brain storm. Unfortunately he kept coming up with things I didn't like, let alone be my favorite things. But he was somewhat useful. He stated one that should have been totally obvious.

#2) Reading. Duh! Why didn't I think of that? It's so obvious, maybe too obvious. I love to read and wish I had more time to do it. But its to the determent of my family when I get too absorbed.
I haven't made my obsession with this series a secret. Enough said.

Trace's next suggestion left me somewhat Righteously offended but then I saw he spoke the truth.

#3) Rambling. I admit, with Relish, that I tend to Ramble at times. But if I didn't Ramble my posts would be much shorter and much more boring. Rambling's a good thing. If I keep telling myself that then I'll keep believing it.

So that was the end of Trace's usefulness. Great, I was only at #3. Was it too late to split up the boys? Hey, who needs Trace? Moving on to #4

#4) Ring. My wedding Ring which I now wear on my right hand. I love this Ring!

My fingers are kind of shiny because my hands were freakishly dry so I put lotion on, hence the shiny moisture laden skin.

Confession: This is not my original wedding Ring. My original Ring had tons of bagette diamonds. When it was cleaned at the jewelry store, it was shiny and beautiful, but 1 hour later it looked grimy. It drove me crazy. About 8 years after we were married Darrell decided to stop the whining make his wife happy and we spent about a year looking for the perfect Ring, my need for perfection, not his. Did I mention that I love this Ring? No, I didn't think so.

#5) wRiting. I freely Resign myself to the fact that writing does not really start with an R but it sounds like it does, right? You know the 3 "R's"-- Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmatic? Not to worry, 'Rithmatic won't be # 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10.

Here I am hard at work at my laptop with my staRbucks cup in hand.

#6) Range, as in GAS Range. When I moved I left behind my beautiful semi professional gas Range. Now I cook on a glass top electric cook top. In my dream of dreams I would have one of these:

If I had one of these bad boys I would probably cook a LOT more. And it would be good, like Food Network, good. If only it came with a Sous Chef.

Which brings me to #7

#7) Restaurant. I love to eat out! I could eat out and eat out all the time. I'm not talking Golden Arches here, nor any other establishment that has a drive thru.

Wait, staRbucks has a drive thru! But I only get breakfast there. Okay, never mind. Olive Garden is one of my favorite places. Yeah, its a chain restaurant but it doesn't have a drive thru so it qualifies!

Unfortunately with all of my children, and my ever shrinking budget, eating in a Real Restaurant doesn't happen very often. Oh well.

With all that cooking and cleaning could it be any surprise that my next favorite thing is:

#8) 'Rita, as in maRgaRita.

I love Margaritas. I love the lime and the salt. I like them so much I could drink them without the tequila, which I did at times when I was pregnant.

Which now leads me to my next item:

#9) Riesling, my new favorite wine. And not just any Riesling, my favorite is by Relax.

Not only does it taste extraordinarily good, but it comes in a totally cool blue bottle AND it has a metal screw top, no messing with a cork with this bottle. It totally Reeks quality and class.

I'm looking like a total lush here. Time to redeem myself. On to the Big Finish.

Only, heRe's where I get stumped and want to go back and split up my babies. No, be strong, don't split up the kids. You can do this.

Okay, maybe I can't but my next item really is a favorite of mine.

#10) TyleR FloRence. So his name doesn't start with an R but he has an R in both of his names, so that has to account for something, right? I know, you're thinking "What is she talking about? Tyler Florence?"
Just look at him! Not only can this guy cook, but he looks hot while doing it. Hey, maybe he's the Sous Chef that comes with that Range in #6. Or maybe I could be his Sous Chef. Did it just get warm in here??? Its too bad he's married because apparently I'm not anymore. Hmmm....

Wasn't I trying to improve upon my reputation after #8 and 9?

Soooooo, if anyone wants to play this game let me know in the comments and I'll send you a letter.

Sorry, I've got to get back to Tyler.


annie kelleher said...

really cute!! i did the same thing with the letter j - check out my post if you like to see my list! and hello from another SITS-tah!

~Issy said...

LOL....LOVE your list! It has some of my favorite things on it, too. (Except for the StaRbucks thing...:))

And i have to say...i love your ring. Oh, and TyleR? Love him, too....i watch porn (i mean, the cooking channel which is 'my' porn, lol) with him every chance i get!

This challenge, well, i think is too much of a challenge for me. But i can't wait to see who wants to make a go of it!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh my bloggy friend Heather gave me the letter "L". I haven't had time to work on it yet.

Happy Saucy week!

Jen r. said...

Congrats on being another SITS girl! Just thought I would say hi!

Denise said...

Issy, Jenna knows I like him because she would be home with me during the day while I watched him. She always says "Mommy likey likes Tyler Florence!" She says that like its a bad thing.

Margaret Miracle said...

I'm impressed and could totally use a mental challenge. I'm in...send me a letter and watch me fly (hopefully not fall flat on my face).

Denise said...

Okay, my girls just read this post and they are totally grossed out by me!

Michelle said...

Great job on the letter R!! Love your list!

The Johnson 5 said...

All right girl hit me with a letter. If I can think of good things then I'll play :)
Be kind with the letter!!

April said...

oh, i love me some tyler florence too. Mmmmmm.

Denise said...

I'm so glad to see I'm not the only who thinks he's a total cutie. According to my kids the boys AND the girls, I shouldn't be noticing "things like that." I may be over 40 but I ain't dead yet!

Brandy said...

I love your list! You did a great job...your boys are so cute!

And I'm right there with you on the range and ritas...although maybe not at the same time.

Kristin said...

Love your list! I would have some of the same things on mine----if I had the letter R and chose to play. Hee hee!

The Sharp Family said...

I wanna play :)

AnneYarbs79 said...

Hey there- Found you on SITS!
OMG! Those Rita's look to die for! That was my one hardest thing to go without while pregnant!

Tranquility said...

Really cReative uses of the letteR R! Loved it! I chuckled and giggled... and realized that I'd be horrible at this game. Great job!

Julie said...

That was way too cute! You had me giggling all through it. I didn't realize TyleR could look that hot. Great...something new to obsess about!

Denise said...

Julie, just doing my part to help woMankind. I'm selfless like that.

Swirl Girl said...

'R'eally fun! I love so many of the same things!!

I got the letter 'd' and am working on this!

here from SITS and cong'r'ats on your sauciness!

Becky Welch said...

Great job!! Loved it!

What A Card said...

Happy SITS feature week :) Love this post...I'm drooling over the range! Oh, did you think I was going to say Tyler Florence? Well, there is something about a man who can cook, but I've got a weird Alton Brown thing goin' on if we're going to talk Food Network :)

Clippergirl56 said...

I love your list. How creative to think up words that at least had an R in them. Congrats on being Saucy Sitsa this week.

Jennifer said...

Just came across your blog and I see I have to fight you for Tyler. ;P

Lurve that chef! =)

Cute blog, btw!