Lottery & The Vending Machine!

Powerball mania it is!  I mean if we have vending machines for soft drinks, candies, water, train and subway tickets, sandwich, there is one in Beverly Hills, CA operated by Beverly Hills Caviar that sells fish eggs and snails, and also boasts a selection of truffles and escargot, along with bottarga, blinis, gourmet salts and mother of pearl plates and spoons, so why not lottery tickets? I could not lose the chance of becoming a millionaire, so I got on the bandwagon and went to play.

Once at the store, to my surprise, there it was, sitting amongst the crowd, a lottery vending machine. Florida cannot find a good system for his voting issues but it surely found an artful  and simple way for people to spend money and go bankrupt. What has the world come to.

In case you don’t know how to play, it comes with its own instruction.

Put the money on

Select your pick

Get your tickets

Therefore, avoiding the line. For that alone, they have me. Not!


A Thanksgiving That Was!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I certainly did!
What I was thankful for? An amazing family, my health, friends and all who have come into my life, reflected on what is important and the less fortunate and privileged. It has been an interesting ride. Can’t complain, life is beautiful!



Pumpkin bread

On the menu

Green drink


Cutting celery for the stuffing

Another leave for the stuffing

Seasoning the bird

Sweet potato

Apple pie




The bird

Sweet potato and marshmallows

Mr and Mrs pilgrim

Green beans

Mash potato and stuffing


Apple pie

Check! Yeah, it is ready alright!

RIP Wonder bread, Twinkies…

Dear Hostess, I am a sad individual today. You took away something from me and I won’t be able to recover. You took away my wonder and twinkie and I am peeved.

I will forever remember the Wonder bread. It made my day in college. It was my life, my friend, my peep. It was my soul. It helped me through the good and bad times, the snow and the rain, sleepless nights at the “drowning in books before the finals”, night at the movies until the popcorn did me a favor and replaced it. No, not at the theater but at home. I was attached to the hips to it.

There were times when cooking was nonexistent; so, I grabbed me a Wonder bread, dripped it in butter, cheese, some veggie and made me a sandwich. It made me whole.

Twinkies, Ho-Hos, hum, nope. We just never clicked. We were never friends, not even a girl friend, not even acquaintances. Therefore, there were no reason to mingle and as much as I am sad to see you and your peeps go, I am this much sad to see people losing their jobs in this economy. So, I hope some company comes to your rescue and make you a part of us again, even if they rename you.  So, long Wonder bread, Twinkies and their peeps. So long peeps. Until we see you again if we ever see you. May you have a beautiful and enjoyable life with other products that have also gone into lala land… Ding Dongs?! Oh no!