My Blog Has Moved

Well folks, I've finally done it. I've switched to WordPress and my blog is now on my own domain. So say good-bye to Blogger and good-bye to the bling. But don't be sad. Life is full of change. Change is a good thing. It keeps us on our toes. It challanges us and makes us stronger. And as your next President... oops, I got a little speechy there, didn't I?

Anyway, check me out at:

http://www.meandtheblueskies.com/

I'll look for you there.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

An Award, A Contest, And Sunday Morning Breakfast

Mrs. Darth Vader over at The Scattered Mind of a Tattooed Minivan Mom has finally decided to clean out her blogging post closet and slap a bunch of people around with some blogging awards.  Apparently, she's been holding onto these things for centuries months weeks a while, and just now she has gotten around to posting about them.  And of course, she dumped one on me awarded me with one.

For some reason she has decided that I deserve Captain Dumbass's This Blog's Got Booty award.  The award looks like a pirate's flag, all black with a big old skull and crossbones.  A perfect fit for a gay man, NOT!  And speaking of BIG and perfect fits, she also had the nerve to reference Mr. Vader's pee pee in the same post. While Mr. Smiley appreciates all references to his favorite male protruding part, he prides himself in being able to ignore reacting to those that belong to his female friend's husbands, boyfriends, and/or potential suitors.  (And she gave ME the Captain Dumbass award. Makes ya think, huh?)

Over at Sunshine and Lemonade, there are no references to her spouse's unit.  Instead, she's running a contest called "Lost in the Weeds."  It's a cool little contest where you can win the dvd of the first season of Lost and the dvd of the first season of Weeds.  I've never seen Lost and who wants to watch a show about plants that people pull out of their garden and throw away?  That is what it's about, right?  Weeds are plants like crabgrass and dandelions that nobody wants, right? (Is anybody buying this?)

Anywho, I get a bonus entry for blogging about it.  I already missed her Sex and Chocolate contest which really should have been called The Warm Delights of Outlander, so I'm going for the DVDs.  Anyway, check out her blog and enter her contest here.  Even if you don't like the shows, they'd make a great holiday gift.
Lastly, I just wanted everyone to know that I had scrapple this morning for breakfast.  And not just any scrapple but freshly made scrapple from the Amish Farmer's market.  It fried up beautifully, all crisp and firm with no mushy center.  There's something to say about Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.  Plus those Amish guys in those black pants and vests look totally hot.  (Down, Mr. Smiley, Down!  Damn you Tattoed Minivan Mom!)

32 comments:

sandy said...

Alright Preston, I live in PA. Where are the hot Amish guys?

Country Wife said...

At least all your Amish guys are single...no beards. ;)

Preston said...

Sandy - Well I do have to admit that they are few and far between; however, there was this one at the Amish Farmer's Market in Mullica Hill who was making donuts. He was soooo adorable that I just wanted to jump right over that counter and roll in all that gooey cream and powdered sugar with him. Does that make me a bad person?

A Country Wife - Whew. Glad to hear that. I'm actually not really interested in Amish men in general, unless they're making donuts. (read above comment)

Queenie Jeannie said...

What?? No grits too??? =)

Preston said...

Queenie Jeannie - You got me there. I did say that I was going to have grits too, but I wanted to finish off the mashed potatoes so I made a potato cake with the scrapple and grits just seemed a little too much. But that doesn't mean I don't love grits, I just hate to waste food.

Mystery Man said...

ok...i live in the south, so please school me on what scrapple is...lol

Congrats on the awards!

Rachael said...

You and that Scrapple, stuff's bad for you, I swear! I heard it was made up of the rejected parts of the pig that were left on the slaughterhouse floor. My son just finished reading Sinclair's "The Jungle", and I am a little afraid of meat products! hahaha
I laughed at your reply to my referencing of "Auntie Mame" and Judy Garland! My gay friends tell me I am "a gay man living in a straight woman's body". I really love to sit around drinking wine and listening to Judy! I even get verklempt about it. Such talent that one!
I am definitely a sucker for campy, glittery, musical numbers. When we go to New York, I will see two Broadway shows a day....love it!!!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Why must I always be damned?

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

I finished making amish bread last night- freiking 10 day process!
Oh to have the patience of an amish women.........

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

I finished making amish bread last night- freiking 10 day process!
Oh to have the patience of an amish women.........

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I am going to sound woefully ignorant here. But srsly? I didn't think that white people ate scrapple. I used to like it as a kid but my mother refused to buy it - she did not eat pork and scrapple? The pits. I am sure that the Amish do it up right.

I no longer eat meat but I do remember the crunchy goodness of scrapple from when I was a kid.

Preston said...

Mystery Man - Oh you Southerners! Grits is simply pork and cornmeal made into a mush and formed into a brick. It is then sliced and fried on both sides until crispy. It's yummy.

Racheal - Girl, what is wrong with you? Scrapple is no worse for you than hot dogs, and probably better. As far as it having rejected parts, that may have been true in 1892 but in today's modern world, it's simply pork and corn meal. But I forgive you because your fabulous and you love camp, glittery musical numbers!


Tattooed Minivan Mom - Don't play the martyr with me, girlie girl. You know you love it.

Erin, Nick and Merrick - Wow a 10 day process but I bet it is fabulous bread. And what else do Amish women have to do besides make bread? Uh, just about everything other women do except they do it manually. Yikes.

Renee - You are confusing chitlin's with scrapple. White folk invented scrapple--it's a Pennsylvania Dutch thing. (I don't know one single white person who eats chitlin's) Scrapple sure is crunchy goodness! I am glad you have the fortitude to give up meat. That's something I could never do.

mommaof4wife2r said...

scrapple just sounds bad...what in the world is it?

Preston said...

Mommaof4wife2r - Scrapple is a savory mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and flour, often buckwheat flour. The mush is formed into a loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then fried before serving. (As per Wikipedia)

Rebecca Jo said...

I've never heard of scrapple....I dont think I wanted to know....

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

No there is no confusion here. I know the difference between chitlins and scrapple. I just thought that the only folks that would ever eat such a thing had to be descendants of slaves - that had no choice in the matter and had to eat scraps.

Thanks for the history lesson!

P.S. - I have Never eaten chitlins. In my family that was akin to blasphemy. I was actually introduced to scrapple at a friend's home.

Mystery Man said...

hmm...i'll have to give it a try one day. sounds yummo

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Hey Preston!

Martyr here.

Where is this post about commenting that the SITS girls are talking about?

The Rambler said...

Found you via BITS? er I mean SITS :)

I live in Hawaii but my in laws from New Cumberland,PA. I eat Spam, they eat scrapple. Fair, I guess, right?

:)

Valerie said...

Hello I'm visiting from SITS, well actually they mentioned your post about good commenting and I've been here for 40 minutes now reading your blog. I remember stopping by on SITSmas and was meaning to come back. I have a whole list of blogs I wanted to revisit so I am glad that SITS mentioned yours today. It's nice to meet my BITS! I am a follower now, got hooked. lol

Preston said...

Rebecca Jo - Scrapple is wonderful. Never be afraid of the unknown!

Renee - The chitlins comment was a poor attempt at humor. I have friends who eat chitlins but I won't. I eat almost anything but draw the line at chitlins, tripe, and most body organs. (although I do adore chicken livers)

Mystery Man - You'll love it, dude.

Mrs. Martyr - Uh, it's here under "Are You a Good Blogger?" LOL

The Rambler - Spam!? There is no comparison! How dare you even suggest such a thing! Meat from a tin is not the same thing! Next you'll be telling me you eat Underwood Devilled Ham! (Wait a minute. I eat that stuff! Damn!)

Valerie - Glad you came back. Always nice to see regulars from SITS. I love being part of that group cause I've met so many nice people! Thanks for following!

Pink Ink said...

Preston, how do you cross out words in blogger (but they still appear in your post)?

I watched Weeds all the time from my back window this past summer. :-)

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Dang dude--you don't eat chitlins'? They are absolutely delish... of course, you can't just eat ANYbody's chitlins... my mom taught me that you have to REALLY know the cook, and have the opportunity to watch them clean the chitlins, and, of course, examine their hygiene... you so don't want to eat dirty chitlins. Ever. Thusly, I haven't had chitlins in a veeery long time. None of the young uns today know how to make them.

I've never had scrapple. Would like to try some day.

And the Amish guys ARE hot.

Vickie said...

Preston, nice to meet ya. Your SITSmas post was sweet. (I am still working thru my list)

I love LOST. I am hoping so much for that DVD.

Your post regarding comments was on the mark. Just yesterday, I left a few and I had no response to them. Made me feel like I was in high school all over again. You know, not in the "In Crowd".(I guess, I have issues) I have to tell myself, people are busy, they do not need to respond to every comment you make. Let it go, let it go.

Looking forward to more of your posts:)

Preston said...

Pink Ink - You have to check the option on your Dashboard: "Make Blogger In Draft My Default Dashboard." Blogger in draft is sort of like an upgrade to blogger and it gives you the strike through option on your posts. You must also choose the option "New Post" from your dashboard when you go to make new posts. I hope this helps.

ElleBee said...

Oh my goodness! I had never heard of scrapple until I watched "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" last night on FN and this morning (on my first visit to your blog), I read that you had it for breakfast on Sunday! Too funny...

Preston said...

Ellebee - I can always count on the Food Network. It wouldn't be a decent South Jersey/Philly diner without scrapple on the menu. I just love the stuff!

WheresMyAngels said...

I only heard for scrapple a few years ago and YUCK. Course that come from a girl who ate Bulls nuts this summer!! lol

I'm laughing at your Mr Know it all post. I used to comment on my comments all the time, until I got too many comments. Then I started emailing people, course then there are people like you, that don't have the email link up so i can't do that with. Worried you won't see my comment, I come over and comment about it on a post of yours that the comment makes no sense on.

I was featured on SITS on October 13th and I'm not sure what year it will be when I get back to everyone. Course, there were those people who did comment but you could tell they didn't really READ my post (they were just afraid Heather and Tiff would be mad if they didnt' leave a comment), so not worried about those!! lol

Now, I am like two weeks behind on SITS and have no idea when I will get thru that link list. Will take alot of neglecting my kids and not doing my paperwork.

Preston said...

Where's my Angels - You are so funny . I stand firmly behind my scrapple and you can keep your balls. (I never thought I'd ever say that, especially to a woman.) And my email "link up" is set so I don't know what you are referring to.(Unless there is some other email linky thing I need to do that I don't know about. I am such a novice. I'd say virgin but I don't like to lie so close to the holidays.) And yes, there are plenty of comments that don't really need a response.

LenaLoo said...

Okay so I didn't get 5,000 coments, but I got more then I've ever gotten before and I am just now responding to your comment on my SITSmas post... Sorry... Anywho, thanks for coming by and for the advice! I would skip the adults, but since there are WAY more adults than kids in my life (only 1 baby in the whole family), that might be a problem... I am just doing handmade/cooked/baked gifts that no one will turn their noses up at (I hope)...

Preston said...

Lenaloo - Sometimes it's hard to get back to everyone immediately when there is a large influx of unexpected comments. I was glad to offer so advice cause, after all, you know I'm a Mr. Know-It-All. LOL But baked goods like holiday cookies are always appreciated. (At least in my house they are!)

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