Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WW146: GRAHAM NORTON, THE SALT MINES and CRAFTY IS COOL CROCHET

Ok…so we are less than 2 weeks away from all my deadlines for shows…….in fact this weekend is my second t last show of the year.
WHEW!
So I am gonna keep this one S-H-O-R-T!!!
;-)

1.) Need a laugh? Ok….I am seriously into The Graham Norton Show right now. He is a fantastically funny poof from across the pond! I LOVE HIM! And he has an interview/panel show that gets the VERY BEST of the entertainment industries talent!! usually 3-4 people that all stay out talking with him!!! Super fun!

Here are a couple of clips….yes….they are long………..but SO WORTH A LISTEN!!!
Here is a short clip with STEVE CARELL, KRISTEN WIIG, CHRIS O'DOWD & musical guest JOSH GROBAN…….OMG….funny…...

This clip with drunk douche-bag Mark Wahlberg and Sarah Silverman is funny too:

This 30 minute clip is with Jennifer Saunders and Robin Williams is pretty funny!
http://youtu.be/bNTUUpHO7Io

And this clip with Jessica Biel, Sarah Millican, James Cordon and Bradley Cooper is pretty funny too:
Actually….you know what……...they are ALL funny - just go to You Tube…..you'll LOVE IT

2.) I want to go to there……back to the old Romanian Salt Mines…..

The  salina turda salt mines in Turda, Romania, have been renovated by the regional cluj county council into the world’s largest salt mining history museum!


Excavated in the 17th century, the mines were more like GOLD mines - bringing the romans much wealth. Today, the Durgau Lakes at the mine’s surface – responsible for much of the salt deposits in the area –  are popular tourist attractions that guarantee a steady flow of visitors all year around.


(or try this link for the video)

The interior maintains a steady 11-12 degrees celsius and 80 percent humidity, completely devoid of any allergens and an almost absence of any bacteria, making the unique micro-climate a destination for those suffering from allergic respiratory diseases.




 The ground floor contains a series of recreational attractions made from restored equipment or with the same design expression. an amphitheater, sports arena, ferris wheel, mini golf course, and bowling lanes, amongst others, allow visitors to experience different aspects of the mine. Boats may also be rented to tour the underground lake at the lowest point of the cavernous void.



The museum actually includes three mines: the terezia mine reaches the deepest at 120 meters followed by the anton mine at 108 meters and the rudolf mine at 42 meters, supported by various rooms and smaller chambers used during its operational days. From each of these pits it is possible to see the hundreds of fluid layers of rock that have formed over incredibly long time spans, exposing their often times intricate formations and patterns. 

LET'S GO TO ROMANIA!!!!!!!!
(thanks to Design Boom)

3.) THESE ARE ADOR(K)ABLE!!! Patterns for your geeky heroes!!!!!!!! If you like to crochet…..this is the BEST! Check out Crafty is Cool Crochet on Etsy!
 Now you can crochet cuddly versions of the boys from Breaking Bad!!!
Or the whole set of Dr. Who's !!
OR BOB ROSS!!!!


 Or the cast of the Big Bang Theory!!!!


LOVE IT!!!!!! (remember that ETSY SITE HERE!!!!)
(thanks Cindy!)

4.) I made this "Mexican Macaroni Bake"…….it was deelish!

Ingredients:
1 box Macaroni or noodle like thing...
1 pound ground beef (you could use sausage - or something vegetarian too)
1 jar mild salsa
2 packages {8 oz} or 1 {16 oz}shredded cheese, Monterey Jack or your favorite Mexican blend
1 red pepper
**add Tomato wedges, corn, black beans sliced jalapeno peppers and chopped fresh cilantro!!!!
--When I served it - I sprinkled crushed up tortilla chips on top….and added a collop of sour cream

Instructions:
Lightly spray a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook meat and veg
Stir noodles and salsa and meat/veg together with half the cheese!
When in dish - add rest of cheese on top!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, bake uncovered for about 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.
Let stand 10 minutes, then garnish and serve

YUMMERS!!!!

5.) This has been sent by a number of friends recently……and it is so disturbing……..I have decided that these animals died of natural causes!!!
http://www.bannedinhollywood.com/taxadermy-youre-doing-it-wrong-22-pictures/
Here are my faves:






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