Random Tidbits and a GIVEAWAY!

January 3, 2011

For a Monday, it’s been a tolerable day.

For those who read yesterday’s post:  I really did miss Hubby today.  I really did NOT miss Claire and Kate today.  Mind you, the latter is no reflection on how much I love them.

Here are a few random tidbits to hopefully put a smile on your face.  Or make you really happy that you only READ about my life, and not live it.

The Onion Quiz

Claire has seized upon my intense dislike for raw onions lately.  Whereas she could choose to be fixated on the bizarre weather patterns we’ve been having, or how to graduate high school early and become a successful doctor or lawyer before she’s 20…  But, no.  She would rather fixate about my hatred of onions.

Picture of Kate and Amy from this Evening's Fashion Show

Let me back up a step.  Like many little kids, I was an extremely picky eater.  However, through the years, I have learned to love green peppers, mushrooms, legumes, etc.  But I’ve never been able to choke down a piece of raw onion.  Not even a scallion, or a Vidalia.  Hate ‘em.  And really, is it that big a deal?

So lately, she is coming up with quizzes and hypotheticals.  For example:  would I eat raw onions if I was stranded on a dessert island and had nothing else to eat?  [My answer:  Depends on my chances of being rescued.  If I’m going to die anyway, I’m certainly not going to have my last act be choking down onions.]

Would I eat raw onions if it was the only way I could have access to books?

Would I eat raw onions if I was on a mountain top and it was the only way I could survive?

Honestly.  I would think there would be sooooo many more interesting things for my almost-10-year-old to ponder.

And yet, the first question she has for me after she grabs her school snack?  Which onion do I find the most distasteful:  yellow, white, purple, or green?

Good grief!  Just the thought of onions makes my eyes water and my stomach, churn.  When will it end?

Perfection

As if I weren’t already wasting enough time each day playing Scrabble with friends (the iPad has soooo many uses!), we just received one of my all time favorite games as a Christmas gift:  Perfection.

I’m happy to report:  I can still get each of the pieces in the proper spot before the timer goes off.

I wish there were a space on my resume for such an amazing skill.

Recipe

I had a hankering for one of my kids’ favorite recipes, which happens to be a comfort food that I absolutely love.  And I have leftover turkey breast coming out my ears (proverbially speaking), so it’s a perfect choice for supper tonight.  You can find the recipe here.  If you make it, be sure to let me know how you liked it.

OH!  In the interest of full disclosure, a friend gave me a photocopy of the recipe years ago.  I don’t know what magazine or cookbook it came from.  I do know that it’s yummy.

Giveaway

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little withdrawal over the fact that gift-giving season has come to an end.  Now, while I’ve yet to figure out how to get around this little fact for myself, I CAN address it for YOU!

So here’s the deal:  I have a $25 gift certificate to Macy’s that I’d like to give away.  You can get one entry for completing each of the following items:

  • Leave a comment below about this blog entry.
  • Tell me your favorite post here on the blog.  I’ve been blogging for about a year, so you have quite a few entries to choose from.
  • Follow A Broken Compass on Facebook.  Leave me a comment HERE (not Facebook) telling me you did so.
  • Share the link to this page on YOUR Facebook page.  Just click the little blue Share box up there by the title of the post.  Leave me a comment HERE telling me you did so.
  • Follow A Broken Compass on Twitter.  Leave me a comment HERE (not on Twitter) telling me you did so.

The Fine Print

This drawing/contest is open as of this posting, and will finish on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at 5 p.m. (Central time).  Random.org will be used to select a winner, and I will then notify that winner via email.  The winner has three days to respond to me, thanking me profusely and providing a mailing address.  Should I receive nothing in response to the notification by the deadline, I will choose another winner and proceed as I did with the first winner.

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Deb January 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Scrabble is one of my favorite games too – I can totally relate. – – – In regard to the Macy Gift Card giveaway, I would really appreciate winning that! Thank you for offering it.

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2 Tara January 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I remember Perfection! SO fun! I’m a scrabble freak too! I wonder If I could play it on my color nook. Hmmmm You gave me an idea!

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3 Tara January 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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4 KKD January 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

The fashion show pic is adorable :)

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5 KKD January 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I love your Carefree post – that is hilarious!

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6 KKD January 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I follow on twitter (kleindesigner)

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7 Jennifer Jozwiak January 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I like onions!

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8 Lyndsey R. January 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Glad you mentioned perfection, I love that game. I’m going to play it with my son tonight, thanks for the idea!

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9 Lyndsey R. January 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I like you on FB as Lyndsey Rullman.

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10 Sandra K321 January 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

My dentist said she is addicted to Scrabble and that is one of the games that came with her reader (I think she said it’s a Kindle). I love Sudoku, which came on my Nook color.

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11 R Hicks January 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Kids are asking lots of onion questions. Wonder why they are hung up on onions? Good that they are able to come up with the hypotheticals though. Some of our politicans fail to do it.

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12 R Hicks January 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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14 R Hicks January 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm
15 Sand January 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I was going to buy myself a necklace for Christmas and never got around to it.

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16 dawn January 12, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Macys has great clothes. I would love to get a pair of jeans.
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17 Kathy S January 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Yeah, I’m with you on eating raw onions…just can’t do it. They do look pretty on a salad (the Bermuda red ones,) but I can’t eat them! My distaste I think came from the fact that when I was a kid I remember my Mom eating raw onion sandwiches with butter. She just liked them…not fancy ones…the strong yellow onions! So, I enjoyed your tale because I can relate.

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18 Haylee January 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

How funny, I hadn’t played Perfection since grade school either and then on Christmas day I unwrapped it from Santa Claus! I could still do it too:)

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19 Haylee January 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I really like your mental health mondays. I suffer from depression so I find them to be quite helpful

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23 momznite January 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm

The recipe looks great, especially with the addition of the topping! I think I will try it using one of those cooked chickens they sell in the deli department of my grocery store.
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24 heather c January 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’m seriously going to ponder how you can’t like scallions. I’ll just categorize you along with my sister, who doesn’t like hamburgers. Now, I agree, I don’t like strong ones, but I’ve read somewhere that you can tone down the churn factor by soaking the red onion in ice water. Check it out…or not. 😉

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25 momznite January 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’m always looking for cooking inspiration, so Another Saturday, and Yummy Grilled Tuna is my fav. post.
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26 Janice Crespo January 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Your onion story made me laugh – thank you. And no, I will never ask you why and you don’t ask me why I won’t go near pickles – LOL Seriously tho, my girls’ father taught my girls to ask why seven times to find out as much as they wanted to know. Try having 3 girls ask why no matter what or where you went. Why did you go to the bathroom? Why did you shut the door? Why didn’t you want to watch that movie for the 1000th time? Etc :) Enjoy the onion questions – LOL
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27 Janice Crespo January 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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28 Janice Crespo January 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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29 heather c January 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I think your ‘Wandering Down My Own Memory Lane’ post was my fave.

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30 Amy Delong January 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I hate onions,my kids will eat them though
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31 Amy Delong January 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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33 Christina January 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I miss Xmas too and this is the perfect giveaway for those blues!

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34 Christina January 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I like your Perfection post since I love Scrabble myself and am always trying to get everyone else to play with me!

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35 brian e. January 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

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