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I Had A Moment.

29 Sep


I have a tween daughter therefore I know who One Direction is, I sing their songs when they come on the radio, I have periodically bought their merchandise and really never gave them too much thought otherwise.

I was recently listening to the local radio and heard them announce a contest for front row seats to an upcoming 1D concert. Well, that sounds like a hoot! I start calling in trying to win.

Finally after days of calling, I am the 10 tenth caller and win the 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction albums and qualify for the drawing for the tickets. Cool!

The drawing came and went and we didn’t win, but it was fun trying. My daughter is not a die- hard 1D fan, but she loves concerts and music and I thought “well, I will just buy tickets to the concert anyway”! So I did.

The concert was upon us and we were pretty much late because traffic was a major problem. As soon and we pulled up and got out the car, we could hear the music start playing. The arena was outdoors and the weather was too perfect to almost be real. This is fantastic, I say to myself.

We dashed through the parking lot and into the arena and frantically started searching for our seats.

What I found most interesting about the concert was the enormous amount of PURE energy. It almost overwhelmed you. It wasn’t like a cheesy, OMG, crying kinda thing. It was just simple fandom at its best and could only be described as “sweet”.

1D performed like this was their first concert and I have never seen a band more appreciative and thankful for their fans and I felt that they genuinely wanted to put on a good show and interact with their audience as much as possible.


My daughter who is pretty much cool and reserved most of the time, was beside herself and let go like I’ve never seen before. Awwww…

The crowd watching provided me with almost as much entertainment as 1D. Looking out into the faces of these girls and seeing a sea of phone lights waving back and forth was down right ethereal, I tell ya.

What the heck just happened here! I just had a dang moment….and in life, my friend, those are worth their weight in gold.

So to all you people who hate boy bands and think they are cliche and feel like you are obliged to bust on them, I am telling you that you could possibly be missing out on something. It was a true experience and made me feel young again and I thank them kindly.

I am pretty sure, I am a One Directioner now {lol, whatever that means}.

These boys put on a great show, they provide girls with a great deal of happiness and fill them with energy and a feeling that they are ALIVE.

You can’t beat that with a stick.



I Have Committed A Crime…A Food Crime That Is!

20 Nov

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

 This dessert is so rich,  it’s just plain criminal!

TWO sticks of butter and ONE AND A HALF cups of sugar,  you’ll  need to  temporarily change your name to Paula Deen before whipppin’ this bad boy up.

I CONFESS, I made it, I ate it and I don’t care who knows it!

If you wanna live on the edge, you can throw this together for your family. Just don’t them in the kitchen when your making it..wink, wink and you’ll get away with your crime!

Ingredients :

I changed it a little from the Original recipe: Pumpkin Crunch Cake

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree  (this is a little soupy, you can use a little more pumpkin to make it thicker)

1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups white sugar (reduce this to a cup, if you feel extremely guilty)

3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Pinch Salt

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup unsalted butter

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9×13 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

Mix well, and spread into the prepared pan.

Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture, and pat down.

Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly over the cake mix, then drizzle with melted butter.

Bake for 60 to 80 minutes, or until done. Top with whipped topping when ready to serve.

(May want to give a disclaimer to diabetics and heart patients before they gobble this up for Thanksgivin’…lol)



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