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The Day My Mom Didn't Know the Answer to a Cooking Question

For a gal who didn't know how to cook when she got married (at the tender age of 20, I might add), my mom sure upped her own ante and I grew up eating delicious, awesome home-cooked meals.

To this day the woman STILL makes the best stroganoff, spaghetti and "party chicken" I've ever tasted.

To that end, if I ever have a recipe question, 9 times outta 10 I call Mom. I mean, who needs Google when your mom's a stellar cook?

"Mom, I want to change this crockpot dish to the oven. How long do I bake it, at what temp?"

"Mom, I can't remember the ingredients of Granny's spaghetti...again."

"Mom, what's that dish you make whenever you need to make it ahead of time for a party?"


Well, this evening I called Mom (yet again) to ask some mundane cooking question...

...and for the first time in my life -- that I can remember, at any rate -- I heard her say these nearly un-uttered words:

"Hm. I don't know."

When I told her I was blogging about it, she was VERY adamant that I let everyone know that on 6/9/2015 at 18:37 she said aforementioned phrase, yes.

But ONLY in regards to ONE cooking question :)

PS: what I asked was how long to bake home-made (from Grundhofer's!) frozen twice-baked potatoes for at 450°. To her credit, she didn't know the answer because she doesn't cook frozen twice-baked potatoes!

What Would Your Name Be If You Were Born Today?

So, these Facebook quizzes.

a) they're dumb.
b) they're time-consuming.
c) they're not at all true.
d) they're also addicting.

This morning I saw one and thought, "Hm. That seems like fun." So I tried it out: Find Out What Your Name Would Be If You Were Born Today.

Turns out that "Sarah" in 1978 translates to "Abigail" in 2015. Which is hella WEIRD because the nickname I gave MYSELF back when I was a tween was ...

... Abigail.

After the movie Young Frankenstein, of course. Abby Normal? Yeah. That was me.

Twould seem sometimes these quizzes are somewhat accurate.

What Does Sarah Really Mean?

Sometimes when I've got a few minutes to kill at work, I wander over to Facebook and click on something stupid, like "Which Game of Thrones Character Are You?"

(PS: it's Margaery, by the way. And I'm totally fine with that.)

Well, today it was "What's Your True Personality?" You type in your first name, hit Enter and VOILÀ! You learn your hidden -- or maybe not so hidden -- identity.

I find this test to be very apt and recommend taking it. Why?

Because THIS:

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'Nuff said.

Mozilla Firefox's New Logo

I'm gonna be the first to break the news that Firefox has a new logo.

Okay, so it's really not a "logo," per se, but it's a very fitting emblem. Well, wait, what's a logo, anyway?

According to the font of all knowledge -- Wikipedia -- a logo is described as:

"A graphic mark, emblem, or symbol commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition."

Well, then I guess Firefox's new logo is indeed a logo. Only thing is, they didn't choose it -- I did.

Without further ado, HERE IT IS!

Even though I personally have chosen this as Mozilla Firefox's new logo, I feel it accurately depicts the browser and, well, anyone who uses it knows it definitely is recognizable :)

Why is "segue" such a weird word?

I mean, truly...what a weird-ass word. It's fine to say -- I'm actually a big fan of using it -- but the way it's SPELLED.


Why isn't it just spelled segway? I mean, c'mon.

I seriously think the first time I saw this word in print I had NO clue what it was, even though I'd heard it used in conversation. Because DUMB spelling.

Kind of like macabre. Ask my sister how I said that word way back when. Knew exactly what it was, how to use it, clue how to pronounce it.

I think ever since then weirdly spelled words really grind my gears.