My husband brought home pumpkins to carve on Wednesday night. This really excited me because I LOVE carved pumpkins, and we didn’t get any last year since we lived in this place.



He was all gung ho about carving the pumpkins that night, on Wednesday. However, it was raining here in Pittsburgh and I didn’t want our pumpkins to be ruined by Saturday.



Me: I think we should carve the pumpkins the day before Halloween. They might rot if we carve them now.
My husband: Why? Does your dad carve them the day before Halloween?



Things like this are a running joke between my husband and me. Well, at least I think they are a running joke.



I have not failed to mention how exceptional my life, family, and childhood are and have been. I feel very blessed and my brothers and I have all turned out alright. I also have so many wonderful memories of my childhood – and they are all so good – that I would like to do everything my way.





Not me. No way. I am not at all like Mother Lovett.



So here is what tanspired via cell phone last night – a text message conversation between my husband and dad:



My dad: (jokingly) You should wait to carve the pumpkin’s until the day before Halloween.
My husband: (only slightly joking) Thanks for the advice, I find my life is easier if I do things the way you would.







What’s that? You are looking for some food pictures?



I only have a few, but the recipe to come later will cause you to gain 5lbs just by looking at it. If your pants are already tight like mine, you may want to think twice about visiting again.



Here is some chunky chili that I made earlier in the week, along with some whole wheat naan.





Some pumpkin pie yogurt, which I found very disappointing. I let it sit in front of me for about 45 minutes, hoping it would develop a better flavor.





It did not.



A beautiful honeycrisp, eaten x 7 this week.





And for all of you animal lovers, here is our family dog, picture courtesy of my dad.



This is Winnie.




She has a wild personality, loves to play football, and finds chasing squirrels to be her most favorite past time ever. That is her personal ad in ‘puppy’s looking for love.’  She also barks constantly until you pay attention to her.


Apparently, Winnie and I have that in common. According to my dad, she would also like to begin a blog.




And this here is Abby.



Abby was the best dog ever. She was so, so incredibly sweet. She changed my feelings towards dogs. Growing up I was always scared to death of animals, and pretty much planned on moving out when I was 15 and we got a dog. Unfortunately, Abby went to doggy heaven on Easter Monday this year. It was a sad day.




Friday is finally here! Which means – Friday Trivia! If you did not participate last week, here is your chance. The guidelines are as follows, and you have a whopping 5 chances to win!



Here’s how it works:

-3 questions are posted Friday morning. 


-You have until midnight (EST) Friday to qualify – leave your answer in the comments section.


-The comments will not be made public until Saturday. I will get it, but it will not appear. So please do not comment 324 times like I have in situations like these. One comment per person.


-Everyone who answers correctly will be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize EVERY MONTH. This means if you participate in FOUR trivia Friday’s in one month, you have FOUR chances to win. I sure am good at math.


-The prize will be different each time and announced on the 15th of the month. It may be small, it may be big. It may be tangible or not. It may be a lock of my hair. Who knows? Either way, it will be announced mid-month. 


-The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the last day of the month. If the last day falls on a Friday, winner will be chosen Saturday.


Oh, and if you are super-excited that October is almost over and it is almost prize time? You lose. Because we are startin’ today and going through November. That’s FIVE chances to win this go ’round. Thank my brother for this super-fun idea.


My brother did not provide this week’s questions because he thinks he has the swine flu. I am sure there is a direct correlation between him having the swine flu, and the fact that on Wednesday night he put on a Miss Piggy wig from the 1980’s and declared he was going as ‘H1N1’ for Halloween. Hmmm…khama’s a biotch.



These questions come from my husband, which you could probably figure out if you have read THIS.





1. Where did the Walsh family live before moving to Beverly Hills, 90210?

2. Name at least 4 actors who have played James Bond.

3. What driver won the most Sprint Cup Series Championships in the 1990s?

Thanks for playin’!

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29 Responses to “Trivia Friday #2.”

  1. #
    Lauren — October 30, 2009 @ 7:17 am

    Hey girl! I just have to tell you that I see your beautiful face on soooo many blogs that I follow with you, and I have always wanted to actually check out your page. I am so happy I did!!!

    Okay, I have to agree with you on the Pumpkin Pie Yogurt. Let me tell you, I am OBSESSED with anything pumpkin and had such high hopes for this, but sadly, I was not that impressed. Did you think it had a slightly odd texture? It was sticky and kind of gross. Hmmm, oh well, I guess you can’t win them all.

    It’s nice to meet you hun and I hope to keep in touch!!


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    VeggieGirl — October 30, 2009 @ 8:09 am

    1.) Minneapolis, Minnesota

    2.) Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton (**you said at LEAST 4, so I gave you 5, haha).

    3.) Jeff Gordon (1993) and Bobby Labonte (1993)


  3. #
    Julie @savvyeats — October 30, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    1. Minnesota (I hope it isn’t considered cheating that I had to look this one up, because I’ve never seen this show!)
    2. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig
    3. I’m guessing either Dale Earnhardt or Jeff Gordon… let’s go with Dale


  4. #
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — October 30, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    Answer to triva

    1. Minneapolis, Minnesota

    2. Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby

    3. Dale Ernhardt

    doggies are SOOO CUTEEE :) are they dressing up for halloween?>?


  5. #
    Mellissa — October 30, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    1) I thought it was Minnesota

    2) Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Rodger Moore

    3) Dale Earnhardt maybe


  6. #
    That Kind of Girl — October 30, 2009 @ 9:53 am

    Oh man, I was SO JAZZED by how totally me the first two questions are — then got to the third, which I’m not even sure is about the sport I think it is.

    1) Minneapolis, Minnesota (omg that so was so great before Brenda left!)

    2) Sean Connery, George Lazenby (who I actually really liked), Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig. Those are just from the canon films, of course.

    3) Okay, so … I think this question is about NASCAR? In which case, I’m going to go ahead and answer with the only dude I know: Dale Earnhardt. Although I’m going to be bummed if it turns out the word “driver” really meant like a type of golf club and I am just the worst at sports ever.


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    Jen- — October 30, 2009 @ 9:58 am

    1. Minnesota

    2. Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan

    3. Dale Earnhardt

    Btw, I laughed so loudly at your brother’s H1N1 Halloweiner costume idea that my sick 13yo son wanted to know what it was all about. I e’splained. He didn’t laugh. Poor kiddo probably thinks HE has H1N1. lol. He is afterall the son of my hypocondriac husband that usually has four ailments at any given time. ;\

    OH…and if I do NOT win…hehe…you should give your stuffed turkey as the prize. I’m sure it would be a very cute gift…someone….ehem.


  8. #
    Alexanders — October 30, 2009 @ 10:57 am

    1. Where did the Walsh family live before moving to Beverly Hills, 90210?


    2. Name at least 4 actors who have played James Bond.

    The ultimate.. Sean Connery
    My grandmothers favorite.. Timothy dalton
    Ultra flamboyant… Pierce Brosnan
    And the I wish i had his body.. Daniel Craig

    3. What driver won the most Sprint Cup Series Championships in the 1990s?

    Who watches nascar? Its not even a sport…. Richard Petty

    Thanks for playin’!


  9. #
    Kristie Lynn — October 30, 2009 @ 11:02 am

    1. Minneapolis

    2. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Tim Dalton, George Lazenby (I only know these because of the hub – seriously, I am so not a James Bond lover!)

    3. Dale Earnhardt


  10. #
    Jessie(Vegan-minded) — October 30, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    Friday trivia is so fun! Lets see if I can get any correct…

    1. Minnesota
    2. Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan.
    3. Dale Earnhardt


  11. #
    Meg @ Be fit Be Full — October 30, 2009 @ 11:57 am

    I love trivia!!

    1. Kansas?!
    2. Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Dalton, Daniel Craig
    3. Bobby Labonte??


  12. #
    Jennie — October 30, 2009 @ 11:57 am

    love the text conversation! if only hubby’s would just understand that doing it OUR way causes much less hassle because … well … even after ‘arguing’ about it, i still plan to have it my way!


  13. #
    Angela — October 30, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

    1) minnesota
    2) Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnen
    3) Im guessing here…Ernhardt?

    Angela :)


  14. #
    Desiree — October 30, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

    1. Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2. a) Sean Connery
    b) Roger Moore
    c) Timothy Dalton
    d) Pierce Brosnan
    3. Dale Earnhardt


  15. #
    eatingmachine — October 30, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    1. minnesota
    2. Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Rodger Moore
    3. Dale Earnhardt


  16. #
    lowandbhold — October 30, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    1. Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2. Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, Daniel Craig (Pierce was the hottest, I’m not a Daniel Craig fan)
    3. Dale Earnhardt


  17. #
    Y — October 30, 2009 @ 2:52 pm


    1) Minneapolis, Minnesota

    2) Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan

    3) Dale Earnhardt Sr.


  18. #
    Emily — October 30, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    I can’t find that pumpkin yog….good thing I’m not missing out too much!


  19. #
    DiningAndDishing — October 30, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

    That Stoneyfield yogurt was kind of a disappointment to me too! I was expecting so much after seeing it everywhere in blog world. I do still love their plain old vanilla though :O)

    – Beth @


  20. #
    karebai — October 30, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    1. Minneapolis
    2. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig
    3. Dale Earnhardt


  21. #
    Amanda — October 30, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

    1. Minnesota
    2. Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton
    3. I am GUESSING Mark Martin, only cause I truly have NO IDEA!!



  22. #
    Kristin — October 30, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    That conversation between your husband your dad made me die laughing!!! I am super close to my family as well and it’s awsome!!!
    Have a great weekend!


  23. #
    The Candid RD — October 30, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    Oh boy, I’m terribly awful at trivia. I’ll leave this one for the smarty pants (Nick is good at tv/movie trivia, but he’s not here!). I suppose I could look it up…that would be cheating. Cheater cheater PUMPKIN eater.

    By the way, we carved our pumpkin two days ago and it was rotten by yesterday :) So you can tell your hubbie that your father was right!


  24. #
    Kelly — October 30, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

    “I feel very blessed and my brothers and I have all turned out alright.” ~ you do remember that will is your brother right? lol.

    we carved our pumpkins wednesday night, and they are still on the table. no, they aren’t even covered in saran wrap in our fridge with vaseline on the cut edges (mainly bc the big one wouldn’t fit and i wasn’t re-arranging everything). so far so good, no mold, no shriveling. with my luck they’ll look like crap tomorrow, but i’m praying they won’t. i swear i wasn’t even trying to suck up to eddie ;)


  25. #
    Kelly — October 30, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

    oh, and i guess i’ll comment on the trivia

    1. minneapolis, minnesota
    2. sean connery, george lazenby, roger moore & timothy dalton
    3. dale earnhart (4 wins)

    i like the idea of this game, but it’s way too easy to just google this stuff!


  26. #
    Erin — October 30, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

    Oh my god, you seriously crack me up! Thank god I have a half hour left to answer trivia :)

    1) I have no idea. I think somewhere in Michigan?

    2) Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, Roger Moore (my Dad would be so proud!)

    3) Ughhhhmmmmm….Jimmy Johnson? Is that even a race car driver? Or maybe Dale Earnhardt. Yes, let’s go with Dale.


  27. #
    burpexcuzme — October 31, 2009 @ 1:07 am

    Lol. You and your husband…you guys should have your own sitcom. I always enjoy your posts, and not just for the food!


  28. #
    Workout while you sit at my desk — January 27, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    ohhh nice info, keep it coming



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