Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We Love Jennie


Margie: Edna, you remember our friend Jennie Sword? We need to write her a note to let her know we're still thinking about her. She's such a pretty, kind young woman. I wish everybody would be as sweet as she is.

Edna: Of course I remember Jennie, she was so nice when we interviewed her a while back, remember? I must say, this is one of your better ideas, I'd love to write her a note. We should tell her how much we miss her, and how our little town of Jericho just isn't the same since she left. Where is it she's living now?

Margie: She's living in California, Edna. We should write her and ask her if she's finding any bargains in Beverly Hills. Maybe those rich folks are having hard times too.

Frankly, I'll just ask if I can borrow her credit card because I bet she'd feel bad turning down an old lady. I wonder if she's met any nice cowboys lately?

Edna: Margie, don't you dare ask that girl for her credit card! You'll shame the both of us, and she'll think you're just an uncouth old woman. Which you are, of course, but there's no need for her to know that.

I do remember that she loves horses, so maybe she does know where there are some cowboys. I imagine there must be some real ones out there in California, they can't all be movie cowboys. You know, one of the things on my list to learn before I die is riding a horse, I wonder if she'd come back here for a visit and teach me how?

Margie: I have the best idea! Let's buy a horse for her and tell her it's here then she'd have to come visit again! She's so pretty that the young men would swarm around here.

Let me see your credit card, Edna. I want you to have your riding lessons.

Edna: Oh no you don't! You stay away from my wallet. If you want her to come visit, you can just think of something that doesn't involve my credit card.

I think if we told her that she could come for a nice restful stay in our guestroom, she'd like that. We could make up some of Mama's teacakes for her, and she could have all the special tea she wanted. I know she must be tired of the rat race out there in Los Angeles, so a visit here to Jericho would be just what she needed. Margie, go get out the writing paper and let's get this note ready for sending!

Monday, March 30, 2009

M&E plan their spring garden


Edna: Margie, we're running late on our garden planning this year, what with all the partying we've been doing lately. My lands, but we need to get a move on if we're going to have anything planted! I know Cousin T will help us with whatever we need outside, but I think we'd best decide what we want to grow before we start him to work. For myself, I think we should put in a few heirloom vegetables. I've got a hankering to grow me some purple tomatoes this year.

Margie: Whatever you do, Edna, don't give Cousin T any Special tea until he's finished making our rows. Lord a mercy, they went every which-a-way last year.

I'm planting red tomatoes and corn plus some peanuts. We need beans too, Edna, and a herb garden.

Edna: An herb garden is a very good idea, I just love the smell of lemon verbena. I also think we should set an area aside just for some flowers. Zinnias and sunflowers are always a cheerful addition to any garden.

Oh, and look, I found a plant that we can grow in your honor. It's called Devil's Claws. Hee!

Margie: Edna, you are not funny. I'm salting a ring around the garden to keep demons like you out.

I'll also plant some tall, pretty flowers so I don't have to look at your face.

Edna: Fine by me, since that means I won't have to see you either.

I'm looking forward to some homegrown vegetables this season, Margie. Go call Cousin T and tell him that we'll pay him in cookies if he helps us with our garden, okay?

Margie: Only if you use your own money to buy the cookies, Edna.

Edna: Does that mean you're buying the seeds, you cheapskate?

Margie: Sure, Edna, if you can loan me some cash.

Edna: Oh good Lord, I am not getting into this argument with you in front of our readers! I swan, Margie, sometimes you have the manners of a toad. Just call Cousin T and we'll talk about this later, you hear me?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Passionate Bloggers


We received a very nice award last week! (Our apologies to Kat over at Candles Crafts and Whatnot for being so late in thanking her.) We do love getting all kinds of awards, but what we love best about this particular one (besides the fact that we are fond of Kat) is that we do not have to pass it along! Now, that's not because we're lazy, but because we have so many favorite blogs, it muddles our tired old brains to try and pick just a few deserving recipients. So, thank you Kat, we love our newest award!



On a side note, we'd like to take a moment to campaign for our favorite television Alpha Males, Sam and Dean Winchester. E!Online has been running an Alpha Male Madness tourney all month, and it's down to the final four. Both Sam and Dean are in these latest brackets, so we hope you get over there and vote. Apparently you can vote as often as you want, so go Team Winchester!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Make Your Own Holiday Day

Margie: My word, Edna, look at this.

"Today is your day to skip all of the red tape, bypass all of the effort, and create a special day of any kind. Simply declare your special day on Make Your Own Holiday Day!"

I, Margie, do hereby proclaim this day as Be Kind To Margie Day. Edna, could you get me a cup of coffee and some cookies? Oh, and a nice blanket to put over my knees too.

Edna: Pfff, just because YOU say it's a holiday doesn't mean I have to abide by it. You can just be kind to yourself.

Now, I like the sound of Eat Nothing But Chocolate Day. Whooee, there's a holiday I can get behind!

Margie: Edna, that's a holiday that will make your behind bigger. Maybe we should make a holiday that doesn't revolve around food.

How about Ogle A Muscular Man Day?

Edna: Margie, that's the first sensible thing you've said all day! You go round up some liquid refreshment and I'll go round up the muscular men, and we'll make a day of it. Sound good?

Margie: Sister, maybe you could join Mensa with that idea! I'll get the refreshments.

Edna: You know, maybe we'd better extend the holiday until tomorrow, in case I don't make it back by tonight with the muscular men. Don't wait up for me, Margie.

Margie: Floozy.

"Charles Atlas and Admirers-1924"
Photo courtesy of The New York Times Photo Archives

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

M&E try healthy eating


Edna: Margie, there's a lot of talk on the news these days about healthy eating. Do you suppose we should think about improving our diet? You tend to cook with an awful lot of lard, and I've never met a chocolate bar I didn't like. Maybe we should make some changes in what we eat.

Margie: I suppose we could try, Edna, but cooking without lard? I'm not sure I'd know how.

You've never met chocolate anything you didn't like, Edna. Remember when you ate those five Hershey bars even while Mama was telling you that you'd be sick? You were sick for two days.

Edna: Now, why do you have to bring up ancient history like that? I haven't gorged on chocolate in nigh-on 75 years, you moron. These days, I limit my chocolate eating to one bar per day, thank you very much.

You know, I've been hearing a lot about tofu, we could try that. Or maybe we could start eating alfalfa sprouts and drinking wheatgrass juice. I hear that it's very "cleansing."

Margie: Lying liar. I know better. You just let me see you with one bar a day.

Wheatgrass juice? That sounds like something horses eat. No way. I don't think I need cleansing, sister, since I take my Ex-Lax every day.

You try it first and I'll see if you survive.

Edna: On second thought, maybe we're too old to be changing our eating habits now. Perhaps we'd best leave healthy eating to the young folks. What do you think?

Margie: Amen, sister. Let's enjoy the years we have left.

Pass me a Hershey's bar.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sexy Sofa

Margie: Edna, would you look at our sofa? Our party guests must have dropped their food and drink all over it. We can clean all that but how did all these little holes get in there?

We can't afford a new couch. What can we do, Edna?

Edna: Trust you to go all fluttery over a little bit of damage, Margie. You know as good as I do that all a good solid piece of furniture needs to perk it up is to re-upholster it. I bet if we put our minds to it, we'll be able to find some nifty fabric choices online.

Margie: What a good idea, Edna. Let's get something bright and cheerful. The room could stand some pep. Let's start looking.

Edna: I think we should go with something tasteful and timeless. I feel sure that you'll agree, since you claim to be such a lady and all.

Margie: Here it is, Edna. I want this for the sofa, my bedroom, and my bathroom. What do you think ?


Edna: Margie, that's so typical of you; you won't rest until you've hussied up the whole house, will you? You can do what you want for your own bedroom, but it's just not decent having half-nekkid men on the sofa fabric.

Okay...if I agree to pinup fabric for the sofa, then you're going to have to pay for it out of your own money. I won't contribute to the delinquency of our sitting room.

Margie: I'll gladly pay for you to shush.

Let's see... I need enough for a bedspread and a shower curtain. I'm going shopping, Edna.

Edna: You'd best be shopping with your own money, you freeloader! You hear me?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fun Friday: Party Aftermath


Margie: Edna, that's the last par-tay you'll ever talk me into. I never saw such a mess in my life. I'm not cleaning all this up. It looks like a swarm of locusts came through here.

There's not a scrap of food left, all the Special tea is gone, and somebody even stole my bottle of cough medicine. Lordy, my head hurts. And, to top it all off, I found some bloomers hanging in the bathroom and they don't belong to me or you!

Edna: Margie, please stop shrieking at me, my head hurts too. You know, I thought our guests would be much better behaved than that. Maybe putting "clothing optional" on the invitation attracted the wrong sort of crowd...

I just can't clean anything until I feel better. I'm going back to bed with my hot water bottle and a bicarbonate of soda, you can just cool your jets until I recover.

Margie: Oh no, Edna, no bed until I'm finished with you. You just had to convince Silly Willy and Fluffy to bring their cotton candy machine. There is so much cotton candy all over the kitchen that I can't even make my coffee.

Let's talk about Miss Lidian. She got into your hope chest and cut all the ads out of your magazines that you've been saving since 1930. I found her droppings in the trash can.

When I tell you what Cousin T has done then we may as well both go back to bed.

Edna: Oh Lord, do I even want to know what that boy did? I told you to cut him off after that 4th cup of special tea! You know, Miss Maitri brought her pugs along to the party, and they were much better behaved than our human guests.

Margie, was I hallucinating or did I see Miss Fashiona dancing with Jensen Ackles while wearing a pair of these?


Edna: I honestly don't remember much that happened after Rich started that conga line. The rest of the party is kind of a blur...

Margie: The pugs were well-behaved for sure. Edna, that was Rich wearing Fashiona's shoes. Frankly, I wouldn't be caught dead in those things.

You think Dbalcer is sweet? I caught her on the porch steps with a jug of milk and she'd swiped our stash of Oreos.

Cousin T wins the prize, Edna. That boy has put up all our Christmas decorations. Lordy, where's my bed?

Edna: Our Christmas decorations? Oh thank goodness, I thought those blinking lights I kept seeing were pixies. My lands, what a party.

You know, Dbalcer is asleep on the couch, and I spotted kricka passed out in the front yard. Should we wake them up to help us clean? Miss Amy said she'd help us clean too, but we have to pay her in bacon.

Margie: Yes, Edna, wake them up. When the house is clean then wake me up. Tell Amy to kiss my bacon!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Party time, the Basement is one year old today!


Welcome to our one-year blogiversary party! Come on in, grab some refreshments, and crank up the party tunes. A party is only as good as its guests, and we know we've got some fine ones swinging by today to join in the festivities.

Now, for the main entertainment: our good friend Amy Vernon has honored us by writing a piece especially for today. She writes The TV Tyrant, and is the VP of marketing for SMAK News, which has its inaugural launch in two weeks (more on that at the end of today's post).

So, if you're comfortable and in the party mood, join us as we celebrate today. We're so glad you came!


AmyV: Imagine my glee when two of my favorite bloggers ever asked me to write something up to celebrate their first year on the Internet.

I happened to have been around for the ladies' public debut, when they were so gracious as to discuss the goings-on in a little Kansas town called Jericho, on a blog I used to write for. They began to develop quite a following and came back often to discuss issues with me, for which I was grateful.

They would do Q&A sessions sometimes on another blog, but eventually the public outcry was such that they had no other choice but to start their own blog. And, on March 18, 2008, the ladies set up the server in their basement and started broadcasting to the outside world.

So when the ladies asked me to write up something for their one-year blogiversary, I thought I'd turn the tables on them and ask them a few questions:

1) Were you two ladies born in Jericho, or did your family move there at some point?
Edna: Dear, Margie and I were both born in the very house we're living in now; there was no hospital nearby in those days, and Mama was such a trooper. We'll probably die in Jericho, too, but hopefully not for many more years.

2) C'mon, tell me - who's older? Margie or Edna? We're all dying to know. For that matter, how old are you two, exactly?
Margie: Young lady, I thought you were raised better than to ask such a question. Would you like to tell us your bra size? I'm shocked.
Edna: She's shocked because she's the older sister. Now, as for how old that actually is...well, that I will keep to myself.

3) Who did you vote for? Johnston or Gray? If you had it to do over again, would you change your vote? [Note to newcomers to the basement: Johnston Green and Gray Anderson were vying for the mayoralty of Jericho during a very trying time in its history. Johnston was the incumbent and Gray owned the salt mine. Gray won.]
Margie: I voted for Johnston and I sure wouldn't change my vote. He always came to help Edna and me when we had problems with our clogged toilet. How many mayors would do that?
Edna: Oh, I voted for Johnston, of course! He reminds me so much of that nice man who used to be on "Simon and Simon." As for changing my vote, I never second-guess myself when it comes to politics, dear.

4) Who's the best-known gentleman you've had the good fortune of ... being acquainted with?
Margie: Oh, Jonah Prowse and Jensen Ackles of course. Such fine gentlemen and they know how to treat a lady too. There are things I could tell you ... but I won't.
Edna: In her dreams, she's never been 'acquainted' with either of those two gentlemen! As for myself, ladies simply do not gossip about who they're "acquainted" with. Amy, dear, you should have known better than to ask such a scandalous question.

5) What are your favorite desserts?
Margie: I just love a banana pudding and strawberries dipped in chocolate. Breakfast in bed is a dessert too isn't it?
Oh, my, Margie!
Edna: Typical, my sister just can't resist hussying up any question you ask of her. Personally, I love anything chocolate, but I am fond of a decent key lime pie too.

6) If you had your life to live over again, knowing everything you know now, what one thing (and one thing only) that you did would you change, if anything?
Margie: I would not have married when I was so young. I'd have been a party girl for a while first then I'd have married my cowboy. We'd have moved to his ranch in Montana and I'd never have had to live with Edna.
I'm glad you didn't, or else we wouldn't have had the good fortune to read your blog.
Edna: Well, it's never too late for you to move to Montana, you harpy, and good riddance! Amy, to answer your question, I'd have to say that I would not change a thing. I'm of the attitude that living one's life with regrets is simply a waste of time and energy. I cherish each and every experience, because it's made me who I am today.
That's beautiful, Edna.
Margie: Lordy, Edna, I wish those experiences hadn't made you who you are today. I wish you'd been a nice person.
Oh, Margie...

7) Boxers or briefs? (For the gents, of course.)
Margie: My stars, Miss Amy, I haven't blushed this much in years. I must say a gentleman always looks nice in briefs but I don't object to boxers. Frankly, they don't need to wear either if that's what they prefer.
Edna: I'm not sure this question is at all appropriate. Surely our readers don't want to know about gentlemen's unmentionables? I'd just as soon not think about them myself, so I respectfully decline to answer, dear.
Oh, Edna. Don't be such a prude. I knew Margie would play along. :-)

8) Let's get real for a moment here. You two always seem to hate one another. But don't you really love one another?
Margie: Miss Amy, I plead the Fifth as advised by my attorney.
Oh, Margie, I know you meant to say, "Yes."
Edna: I suppose we do love each other, in our own way. Of course, that love often takes the form of bickering and death threats, but what family doesn't have a little of that?
True, true.

9) How do you two decide on what to blog about? Is there a battle of the wills every day? It's hard to believe how prolific you are.
Margie: Thank you, Miss Amy. I must admit there is no daily battle of the wills. Edna and I love and appreciate all our readers so we always try to focus on them and what they might like to read.
That's not to say, of course, that we appreciate what each other says all the time.
Edna: Speak for yourself, Margie, I always appreciate what you say. I just don't always listen to it. Miss Amy, we do talk a lot about what our readers comment on, and we try to figure out what they might enjoy. We also try and stay as organized as possible, and we plan out our posts way ahead of time.
It's nice to see you two agree on something for a change. You do always put your readers first, no matter your personal ... conflicts, and we all appreciate that. We all love visiting with you.

11) What have you learned about writing a blog after doing this for a year? You've come so far in just 365 days. What advice would you give to other ... experienced ... ladies who would like to set up their own blog?
Margie: I've learned that it's easier to let my sister have her way rather than put up with her childish temper tantrums.
I would advise others to think long and hard before you write a blog with a relative. If you do decide to involve a relative, be sure they take their anti-psychotic meds every day.
Edna: Put a sock in it, Margie. At least I don't insist that every single post also has a picture of handsome naked men. [NOTE from Amy: They're not completely naked. And they sure are purty.]
My advice to anyone starting a blog is that they should write about something that they enjoy. If you're not having fun, you won't stick with it and your blog will suffer. Luckily, my sister and I have a lot of fun, which is why we're still here after a whole year.

AmyV: Well, we're glad you're still here after a year and that you continue to come up with interesting and entertaining things to say every day. I personally hope you stick around for another year, or two, or 10, or 20! I do plan on visiting more often, so please make sure you always have some of your special tea on hand for me. And thank you so much for making this bacon appetizer specifically for me; it's simply delicious. Of course, it's bacon, so I was bound to like it.

Anyhow, ladies, congratulations on your blogiversary and thank you so much for inviting me to share it with you.


Thank you so much, Amy! (Folks, don't forget to swing by SMAK News to sign up for its launch in two weeks; it will be a social networking site made expressly for women, which we are very excited about!)

So there you have it folks, we hope you had fun at our anniversary party, and we thank you all so much for continuing to come and visit with us. Without our regular readers, we would just be blogging into the ether, and we are grateful every day that you all seem to enjoy reading the rantings and musings of these two old ladies.

Love, Margie and Edna

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's not a party without some hard-core munchies...


Margie: Edna, you said we need food for our party so I'm telling you that I won't be doing all the cooking. I'm making a few dishes then the rest is up to you.

Don't start with me about making Funnel Cakes either because you just want that for yourself. Talk about a lack of manners! You sure never met a Funnel Cake you didn't like. Glutton!

Edna: Sister, you never cease to amaze me. You want me to help you cook but you pile on the insults? Have you learned nothing in all your years on this earth? You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, you harpy.

Now, as for our party food, I am more than willing to help cook, and I have a few menu ideas! We need to have some fun food, and it's a good thing we know so many food bloggers, so good recipes are easy to find. How about we make Jenn Cooks' recipe for Scrabble party mix? And in honor of our good friend Amy Vernon, we need to make this bacon appetizer from the Pioneer Woman's website. My lands, the mouth waters just thinking about it.

Margie: Edna, you know good and well that Miss Amy and I will be fighting over any bacon appetizers. You'd best go practice those today and let me sample them.

I'm going to make these Chocolate Gooey Butter cookies and some Prune Whip. Cousin T will be sad if I don't make these quesadillas for him so I'll do those too. Lordy mercy, my stomach is a-growling, Edna.

Edna: Mine too, Margie. But one of the good things about being the hostess is sampling the party food, so just be patient. Now, we'll be serving our special tea, but let's not forget to have a non-alcholic option for our teetotalling guests. It's a good thing I found this recipe for Golden Glow Punch, it sure does sound tasty!

We'd best get a list together so we can send Cousin T to the store for supplies. Have we forgotten anything?

Margie: That sounds good, Edna. I think I'll sample that punch and see if it makes me glow.

Edna: Just leave enough for our guests tomorrow, that's all I ask.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What a blessing it is to have friends.

Edna: Margie, we'd best get to cleaning up the house, we've got company coming this week! My lands, this will be such a party on Wednesday, I'm so excited. Do we know yet who's coming?

Margie: I'm making a list now, Edna. I already have the names of all the single men.


Margie: I'm not cleaning until you show me you're going to do some work too. I've already asked Cousin T to help us.

Edna: That poor boy, one of these days we really should think about paying him for all the work he does. And don't you start with me about doing housework, you know I do the bulk of the cleaning around here! That's why I'm asking for some help now, you ninny. We've got a lot of folks coming and not a lot of time, so get to Swiffering!

I think we should invite all of our Jericho friends, don't you? People like Debby and kricka, and definitely briarpatch and kmac. And of course, April and Jennie! My lands, I'm leaving folks out, aren't I? Who else are we inviting?

Margie: Edna, you're a lying liar. You lay around all day and try to pretend you're rich. Swiffer yourself.

You forgot Miss Lidian and Mr. The Hawg, Edna. We can invite Taylor Blue because she likes to gossip and we like to hear it. Maybe we could invite Jenn Cooks and she could make all the food.

Edna: It would be a poor hostess indeed who makes their guests cook! Margie, you're just trying to get out of work and I won't have it. Any guests that come will be treated like royalty, if I have anything to say about it.

Oh, Margie, we forgot about Silly Willy and Fluffy, Rich at Copywrite Ink, Miss Amy Vernon, and hawksdomain! They have to come too, along with Maitri and Fashiona and RollerKaty and glor!e... Goodness gracious, but we do know a lot of people. How are we going to send out invitations without neglecting anyone or hurting their feelings?

Margie: Lord a mercy, Edna, we're old ladies. If anybody says we forgot them then we'll just say we had some Senior moments. They'll be fine then.

Edna: Margie, being elderly is no excuse for bad manners. Besides, the last time you used that "senior moment" excuse was in court when you were trying to avoid that indecent exposure charge. It didn't work then, either. I know, let's just make it an open invitation right here on our blog and say everyone is invited. That way, no one will feel left out. How does that sound?

Margie: Edna, that sounds fine. You could really make my day if you say you can't attend. Lying liar.

Edna: Well, you can kiss my grits, because I'm going to be there with bells on. The rest of our friends will be too, so you'd best go put your party face on. You might want to start now, I know it will take you at least a day to make yourself presentable.

As for the rest of you, please come to our blog anniversary party on Wednesday, we'll be celebrating in style!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Fun Friday: get ready to par-TAY!


Dear Readers,

Next Wednesday, March 18th, will be our one-year blogging anniversary here at the Basement. My goodness, how the time does fly! We've got fun stuff planned for next week, and you are all invited to come share in the festivities.

In the meantime, here's a little something to put you all in the party mood...
everyone around the world, come on!

Now, don't forget to come back next week and check out what we've got up our frilly sleeves. We'll be watching for you to come party with us!

Love, Margie and Edna

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Supernatural's back!

Edna: Margie, there's a new episode of Supernatural on tonight, and it's about ding-dang time, too! I swan, I don't know what those folks at the CW are thinking with these hiatuses. You'd think they'd want to keep the ball rolling on all their good shows, considering how few people watch their channel in the first place.

Feh, who am I to know what's in the mind of a TV executive? As long as I get my Sam and Dean back, I guess I should be happy.

Margie: Edna, you know that those dumb TV executives use those outdated Nielsen ratings which means they don't care about the majority of people who watch TV. They only count a few.

Dean is not yours, sister, but you can have Sam. Best watch out or he'll pull that demon right out of you.

Edna: Margie, you can try and rile me all you want, but I am not going to let this blog post degenerate into a fight over Dean Winchester. I am too much of a lady for that, unlike some floozies I could name.

I guess I shouldn't complain too much about the CW's programming department, they did have the good sense to renew Supernatural for a fifth season. Smart move, they knew they'd have a fangirl riot on their hands if they didn't. Anyway, I'm looking forward to tonight's episode, I've been worried about Dean and Sam. Those boys keep too many secrets from each other, and I can feel something bad coming on the horizon.

Margie: Edna, people describe you in many ways but lady is not one of them. Enough said.

Yes, those boys do have secrets but they'll all come out in the end. I just hope those nice boys won't turn into old crabs like us. And, may I say that I'm hoping to see more sex in the new episodes?

Edna: Oh, good Lord, woman! Don't make me turn the hose on you.


For a sneak peek at tonight's episode, Death Takes a Holiday, check out this video clip. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Granny's Old Sayings


Margie: Edna, I was just thinking about Granny and those sayings she used to have. Do you remember when we'd go visit and she'd say, "I've been studying on you girls." Why did she say that instead of just saying she'd been thinking about us?

Edna: I guess it was just how she knew to say it. You know, I can't say I ever thought much about why Granny said the things she did, that's just how she talked. We knew what she meant, though, even if it wasn't always how other folks would say things.

Margie: That's sure the truth. You know what one of my favorites was, Edna? When Granny misplaced something she'd say, "I can't start that bowl."

Wonder why she didn't say she couldn't find her bowl since that's what she meant?

Edna: Good Lord, Margie, why didn't you just ask the poor woman while she was alive if you were so all-fired curious? I have no idea why she used those words, but I'm guessing it's how her family talked while she was growing up.

Margie: Lord have mercy, Edna. No wonder nobody wants to have a conversation with you. All I have to say is that Granny called people "quar" if they were odd and eccentric and I'd say you're as quar as they come!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Young and Restless

Margie: I must admit that I was once a soap opera addict. Over the years, though, I lost interest in all but one soap and that's The Young and The Restless. I've watched this soap since it started in 1973.

My favorite character is Victor Newman. He tickles me ordering people around and being a control freak. (I just described my sister.) Anyway, I love it when he says, "I built this company from the ground up" and " You got that?"

Here's a tribute to the first 10 years of the show. Look at the way it was and enjoy.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Margie's Fun Friday

Margie: Edna is always watching that YouTube so I went there to see what's so interesting. Look what I found.

Clara, 91-year-old cook and great-grandmother discusses her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression.

I'm always in a depression living with Edna so maybe these recipes will cheer me up a bit.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hug A GI Day


Margie: Edna, I have some volunteer work to do today so I'm heading to town. I don't know what time I might get back so why don't you ShamWow some of the dusty furniture? After you do that why don't you get on your broom and sweep the kitchen?

Don't try to cook anything because we don't need the house to burn down. Just eat some bread or crackers. I'll be eating out tonight.

Edna: First of all, you obviously haven't been paying attention to the infomercial or you'd know the ShamWow is only for wet spills, not for dusting. Honestly, you never listen!

Secondly, just what kind of volunteer work requires you to eat out at night? I'm mighty suspicious, sister.

Margie: I'm going to the VFW. Today is Hug A GI Day. I'm going to do my patriotic duty and hug all the GI's I can find.

You know, Edna, that I believe our GI's deserve a hug from a nice lady like me. I'll brighten their day.

Edna: I know you're waiting for me to call you a hussy for wanting to go hug men all day, but this is a holiday I can support! The only thing that annoys me is that you wanted to leave me behind. Are you worried the GI's will like me better because I'm the younger sister?

Margie: Edna, I am simply trying to spare you the embarrassment of having the gentlemen decline to kiss those prune lips.

Be a good girl and go wash your hair.

Edna: You are a selfish floozy, and don't you think I'll forget that you wanted to cut me out of the action! Fine, be that way. I hope you catch a communicable disease from one of those soldier boys.

Margie: Shame on you, Edna. Sounds like you're the floozy since you're looking for "action" and I just want to thank our soldiers. Tsk, tsk.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where are they now? Gary Sandy

Loni Anderson, Gary Sandy, and Jan Smithers; circa 1978

Edna: Margie, do you remember that Gary Sandy from WKRP in Cincinnati? Whooee, I tell you what, I tuned in to that show every week just to watch him in his tight trousers. Mercy, and I was still a married woman then, too. I had to watch on the sly, my husband was a mite jealous. Now that I'm a single gal, I wonder what that Mr. Sandy is up to these days?

Margie: Hello friends and neighbors! You've just heard my floozy sister telling on herself.

Yes, Edna, I remember Gary. He wasn't my type. I heard he liked morons so I guess you should try to find him. Where could he find a bigger moron than you?

Edna: Margie, why must you be so hateful and insulting? You have a black heart, and that's the truth.

You know, I did some research to try and track down Mr. Sandy but he's a hard man to find. I guess he was briefly on The Young and the Restless back in 2001. His last television appearance was with Ann-Margret in 2004, in a TV movie called A Place Called Home. From what I could tell from the rest of my Internet snooping, he's been doing a lot of theater work in the last 10 years or so. Good for him, I like to see my favorite actors still doing what they loved best.

He needs to update his website, though; that thing hasn't been touched since 2003 and that's just a crying shame. I know I'm not the only WKRP fan who wants to know what he's been up to!

Gary Sandy and Loni Anderson; CBS at 75;
November 2, 2003

Currently, the first season of WKRP in Cincinnati can be seen on hulu.com. A Place Called Home, quite coincidentally, can be seen tonight at 9PM EST on The Hallmark Channel.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award and Top Droppers


Many thanks to CorelCousins for this wonderful award. We appreciate it.

The official ‘rules’ of this award state that we are to:

1. Copy the award to our site.
2. Link to the person from whom we received the award.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
4. Link to those sites on our blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs we nominate.

You are under absolutely no pressure to pass on this award, we just wanted to express our admiration for you as bloggers. Congrats to all of you!

Thank you also to our top five EC card droppers for February.

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