Archive for January, 2012

Why I’m Not an Obama Fan

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans.

Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny.
The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different..again.

Little Johnny said, “Because I’m not an Obama fan.”

The teacher asked, “Why aren’t you a fan of Obama?” Johnny said, “Because I’m a Republican.”

The teacher asked him why he’s a Republican. Little Johnny answered, “Well, my Mom’s a Republican and my Dad’s a Republican, so I’m a Republican.”

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, “If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?”

With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, “That would make me an Obama fan.”

(h/t to my sister of another mother, the Wrathful Brunette)

~ Blonde Gator

Another New Addition

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

….to my little orchid family.

Haw Yuan Beauty 'Hong' AM/AOS

We purchased this last week at the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society Show from Kawamoto Orchids.


~Blonde Gator

Girls Day Out

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Mom & I went to the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society’s annual show at the War Memorial Auditorium yesterday.  It was beautiful.

We came home with three new orchids, two compact catts (one of which is in bud, so no pictures yet), and a beautiful species, Rhyncostylis gigantea.   A couple of quick shots of them this morning, not yet taken out of their shipping materials….yet!  Much work to do on the patio today.

LC Gold Digger ~ I've Wanted One of These for 15 Years

Rhyncostylis gigantea ~ Smells Like a Citrus Grape

I’ll post a picture of our third purchase when it opens in the next week or two.  Enjoy!

~ Blonde Gator

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Our lazy President just killed the Keystone Pipeline project.  Color me disgusted.  Every single thing this President does further destroys this economy.  Thank you ever so much, Barack, for sending these 20,000 immediate jobs to China, and the estimated 250,000 jobs by 2015 overseas as well.  Idiot.

Here are the Wishes, Where are the Unicorns? ~ h/t Bob Keyser

That’s quite a “Jobs Plan”, isn’t it?

~ Blonde Gator



Fine Dining Whilst Economizing (with Left-Overs)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Beef Barley Soup

Recipe here.

Bon Appetit!

~ Blonde Gator

This is Just Too Good

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

With apologies to my LSU friends, this is just too good to pass up.

It Happens to the Best of Us


LSUFreek should be named a national treasure.

~ Blonde Gator

Fancy That

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Blonde Mom and I have long been fans of hybridized hibiscus….so last Mother’s Day, I took her over to a local grower, the fabulous Winn at Fancy Hibiscus (he does mail order too), and bought her a beautiful plant.  I also had to buy one for myself, which is making a show of itself out on the patio today.  This was the only one of this plant that he had (but he took a cutting so he could continue to propagate it):

Heat Wave

Enjoy!  We surely are.

~ Blonde Gator

Never Doubt The Tebow ~ Part Trois

Monday, January 9th, 2012

I knew early in the 3rd quarter of last night’s Denver/Pittsburgh game that Timmy had decided that the Broncos WERE going to win.  He just had that Tebow “look” that all Gators know so well.

This Face = The Game is Won, Forget The Clock, No Worries

Check out some of the (former) Gator tweets:

Emmitt Smith (@emmittsmith22): Congrats to Tebow and the Broncos on a big WIN. If you believe you can Achieve. Go Gators

Noah Brindise (@NoahBrindise): Timmy T…never ceases to amaze. Well played young man. Love watching you prove em wrong…again.

Alex Brown (@alexbrow96): And TEBOW MANIA CONTINUES!!!!!

Fred Taylor (@FredTaylorMade): I SAID IT’S GREAT TO BE A #FLORIDAGATOR

Brandon Spikes (@bspikes55): #Tebow4President Nuff said !!! @SportsCenter #gogators#GatorNation #Good4U #PoWwWwWw!

Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap): Wow…

Justin Trattou (@Justin_Trattou): Tim Tebow!!!! Hahahah. Killin it #GATORS

Ahmad Black (@ahmadblack35): Omg HE WALKS ON WATER!!!!!!!

And the absolute icing on the cake…..from a NOLE:

Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders): Teeeeee-eeeee-bow-oooooooh-o? Lol y’all confuse analyzing a game with hate. Wake up baby

It doesn’t get any better than that.  GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!

~ Blonde Gator

And for the Tebow Haters out there….even Hitler is coming around:

Mole Negro de Oaxaca

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Ready to Eat (Finally!)

My foodie pal Shanon & I decided we wanted to cook black mole, a complicated specialty dish from Oaxaca, Mexico.  Surprisingly, we had about 2/3 of the 30 or so ingredients in our combined pantries.

So we cooked for two days(!) and had Friday Night Chowdown Part Troix last night.  Here’s the recipe, and photos of many of the steps to create mole (I think there are 27 pictures, which is why we cooked for two days).

Bon Appetit!

~ Blonde Gator