Saturday, October 15, 2011

Neighbor Kary May’s Radio Show’s 2nd Episode

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. ~Zenna Scha

Day 32
Good morning all, it's another "Act Like You're Not A Drunk" Saturday and the 2nd episode of Neighbor Kary May's Radio Show. I hope this morning finds everybody well and hangover free…Oops! We're not talking about booze today. For so long it's been all I've talked or thought about, sometimes I forget.
I've already finished my laundry on this early fall morning. I had to take it over to the laundry facilities here at the apartment complex where we're staying while the cap'n works. I was taking my load out of the dryer when I heard a cheery, "Hello."

"Hello," I called out with matching cheeriness as I turned clutching my laundry, hoping that a pair of thongs wouldn't slip through my hands and drop to the floor. ( the cap'n would be so embarassed)
Anyway when I got turned around I saw a young girl turned away from me with a cell phone clamped to her ear. I hate it when that happens. Or when I'm walking through an airport and someone approaching me hollers out "Hi there!" and I wave and smile like they're my long lost friend even though I've never seen them before in my life and then I see that thing sticking out of their ear. Please, tell me I'm not the only one this happens to.

I go about hanging up my supposedly clean clothes and I notice a whole new set of spots of on most of my shirts. I blame it on the crappy non-maintained machines of the apt. complex just like I used to blame it on the $5.00 a load washers in the Bahamas. It couldn't be that I crammed a month's worth of mildewed laundry into one load. When I moved to Mexico it was easy to blame the water for the rust stains that showed up on all of my whites. After all, water that left golf ball size boils in my underarms can't be good for my delicates…or my laundry either.

My friend, Star grabbed a shaker of Barkeeper's Friend one day and sprinkled it on her rust stain and presto they disappeared. We just can't escape the booze references in this world, can we?

Anyway, I blame my various spots on geography but it happens when I'm at home, too. There must be something wrong with our well water, or else I'm a crappy laundress. Ah-ha! I just might be the common factor that links all those worldly stains together.

I find watching TV a whole new experience these days, now that I can keep track of what's going on I can finally quit watching reruns of MASH and Andy Griffith. What the hell is going on with Dancing With The Stars this year? It's turned into a popularity contest, not a dancing contest. And what was the big deal with Cher being in the audience? I mean when was the last time she had a hit? 1989? Chynna Phillips has had a hit since she has and that was at least two Carnie Wilson gastric bypasses ago.

I've been trying to watch the X-factor but I just can't anymore. Sorry Simon, it'a good thing you've still got Susan Boyle making you money. She did great singing Unchained Melody the other night on DWTS, in my humble opinion.

I've started watching Modern Family which I think is hilarious. I'm pissed at the cap'n because it took so long to convince him to watch it. We only have one TV in both our house in CO and in MX and listening to him whine when he doesn't get to watch what he wants is just not worth it sometimes. I got lucky one night when he couldn't find "How It Was Made," "Patton" or "Caddyshack" on any channel and let me watch Modern Family, now he loves it.

I've made a new rule at our house, if everybody in the movie is dead we are not watching it. It's been very difficult for the cap'n.

I'm mourning the loss of 2 ½ Men. Alan is trying but he can't carry the whole show and Ashton…well, a boozing, womanizing reprobate wins out over a geekie rich guy in my books anytime. Just ask the guys I dated in high school.

Speaking of Ashton, come on Demi, didn't you know what was going to happen? I did. Men haven't evolved that much. The older man-younger woman scenario is still the more successful because the attributes that both parties found attractive don't change, she's still younger and he's still rich. The cap'n is fourteen years older than me and I used to brag that he was big in all the right places…one of them being the bank account.

One more thing, we women have always lied about our age the wrong way. Awhile back one of my friends came up to me and said, "Kary, you look great! How do you do it?" She thought I was the same age as the cap'n. I let her go right on believing.

Anybody Thirsty?  Here's some of my favorite tea.  Of course, I f'd  with the recipe a little, I left out the booze but if you're moderating you can leave it in but you should probably lower the proof. I used Celestial Seasoning Peach Tea and it was delicious. I made a batch with the amount of sugar specified here but my friends said it was way too sweet so I reduced it to 3/4 cup, for my own I left it unsweet and added sweetener to taste, and I used lime because that's what I had. I crushed up a bunch of mint leaves and through them in the pitcher, just make sure to strain them as you pour or you'll walk around with mint leaves in your teeth all day and no one will tell you.  Tell the truth, do you tell someone when they've got something stuck in their teeth?  Why are we embarassed to do that?

Emeril's Lemony Spiked Tea

This recipe is from "Emeril at the Grill" by Emeril Lagasse.


Serves 8 to 10 


7 cups water

6 orange pekoe tea bags

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup Bacardi 151 or other high-proof golden rum

Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


1.Bring 4 cups of the water to a boil in a medium saucepan and add the tea bags. Remove the pan from the heat, cover it, and allow the tea bags to steep for 5 minutes.

2.Remove and discard the tea bags. Add the sugar to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. Add the remaining 3 cups water and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a pitcher, and add the lemon juice and rum. Chill thoroughly before serving.

3.Serve over ice, in tall glasses garnished with mint sprigs.

That's all from me, I'm taking a road trip to Cloudcroft, NM. Next week let's talk about memorable, or ones we don't remembe,r road trips. I know we can't chat on this site but you can leave your comments and let everybody know what you're watching and anything else on your mind, except booze!
Outta here! Have A Fantastic "Act Like You're Not A Drunk" Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kary May

    I hear you on the marital woes of television viewing. I get to pick only if there is no golf, football, or MMA playing. Unfortunately we have satellite and you can ALWAYS find one of the three. Sometimes we even get all three at the same time, thanks to DH and his schizophrenic channel surfing. As a result, to avoid motion sickness or beating DH with the remote, I do a lot of reading.

    When DH isn't around, then I love to watch Hoarders. It's nice to be reassured that there are worse housekeepers out there than me.

    I used to get p.o.'d at people who were texting on their cellphones while talking to me. Then I got an iphone. I am mesmerized by the thing. I've officially migrated to the dark side. Now my friends and I talk to each other while pecking away at our touch screens and occasionally trading phones so we can look at each other's cool stuff. It's sick, I know.

    I was going to bring pineapple upside down cake, but got distracted by the idea of cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing, which are rising in my oven right now. Hope no one minds. But here's the ridiculously easy recipe for pineapple upside-down cake:

    Melt 1/2 c. butter in a 9x13 pan in a 375° oven. Sprinkle 2 c. brown sugar over the butter. Place pineapple rings (15 oz can) on the brown sugar in a pattern that works for you. Put a maraschino cherry in the centre of each ring. I use rings, because I'm lazy, but you're feeling all Martha Stewart you can use the chunks and arrange them like petals on a flower around the cherries.

    Then make up a batch of your favourite yellow cake batter recipe, or use a boxed yellow cake mix. Pour it/spoon it carefully over the pineapples and bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Loosen the cake from the sides of the pan with a knife. Place a serving platter over the pan, invert the pan, and pull the pan off.

    Serve this warm gooey sticky cake with ice cream.

    Thanks for the tea recipe. Sounds yummy!