A Bad Day / The House of 1000 Mirrors / Delish' Recipe ...

Oh my Lord - arrrghhh !

Hi Folks,

I was sent this story by my brother-in-law in Dumfries which he had received and I just had to pass it around Blogland here. Talk about a 'bad day' phew ! It came from an article by Rebecca Dudley - The News-Tribune Editor/Publisher.. Now I don't know if she had bother loading the story on to her printers/machines in her workplace but I'm finding it difficult trying to type it on here without splitting my sides . Rob in bed next door will be wondering what on earth is going on in here - while I'm reading and typing it out I am imagining Rob doing the same thing - he has a habit of bringing in car parts to clean them up or get a good look at them. Thank goodness we live in a flat, he's never be able to bring the car itself inside our house - would he ???

A Bad Day ...
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My husband had this annoying habit of bringing greasy old carburetors and things into the house to work on. So last week when my friend called to tell me this story my first response was "Where did this guy live?"

Now reassured that I was never related to him by marriage, this really is too hilarious not to share. The way my friend told it, this guy pushed his motorcycle from the patio into his living room, where he began to clean the engine with some rags and a bowl of gasoline. When he finished, he sat on the motorcycle and decided to start it to make sure everything was still OK. Unfortunately, the bike started in gear and crashed through the glass patio door with him still clinging onto the handlebars.

His wife had been working in the kitchen, she came running at the noise, and found him crumpled on the patio, badly cut from the shards of broken glass. She called 911, and the paramedics transported the guy to the the emergency room. Now so far, the story is humourous - in a "that's was you get for being a big enough lout to bring your motorcycle into the house" kind of a way.

Here is where it gets completely mad - Later that afternoon after many stitches had pulled her husband back together again, the wife brought him home and put him to bed. She cleaned up the mess in the living room and dumped the bowl of gasoline in the toilet. Shortly thereafter, her husband woke up, lit a cigarette and went to the bathroom. He sat down and tossed the cigarette into the toilet which promptly exploded because the wife had not flushed the gasoline away. The explosion blew the man through the bathroom door.

The wife heard the explosion and her husband's screams. She ran into the hall and found him lying on the floor with his trousers blown away and burns on his buttocks. The wife again ran to the phone and called for an ambulance. The same two paramedics were dispatched to the scene. They loaded the husband on the stretcher and began carrying him to the street. One of them asked the wife how the injury had occurred. When she told them, they began laughing so hard that they dropped the stretcher, and bloke the guy's collarbone.

Talk about instant karma !!
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The House of 1000 Mirrors .
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Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the House, he thought to himself, "This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often."

In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again."

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?
Cake in a Mug, Dee-licious !
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4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (micro Safe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Then EAT! and ENJOY !
(This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night.

Cheers from the land of the Tartan and me xxx.