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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Its Thursday!!!

Its Thursday, and the blog du jour is The Cool Hunter. Its too amazing to fit into one paragraph, enjoy!

The Cool Hunter

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Taste of Tuesday: Chocolate

In case you didn't know, advertisers know who's buying their products. Here's some insight into the chocolate commercials.

Funny Monday: Snow Edition!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Take risks. Identify something you do that is deliberately routine and do the complete opposite.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Techno Thursdays

Decoding the Star of Bethlehem

A few years ago, after enough research, scientists think they've identified the Star.
Take a peek and check it out!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays

Good morning! Before Christmas arrives, here's one sensational recipe to try.


1 cup of butter ( 2 sticks ) softened
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice
2 Tbsp. of lemon zest
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. of baking Soda
1/4 tsp. of baking Powder
1/2 tsp. of kosher salt
12 oz of chopped white chocolate

Rolling ingredients:

1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp. of lemon zest

Glaze ingredients:

About 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp. of lemon juice
(Individual preferences might require more glaze)


In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and continue to beat until everything is combined but not quite fluffy. Add the beaten eggs a little bit at a time. Add the vanilla extract, the lemon juice, and the lemon zest. Mix to combine. Add the flour mixture and blend until just combined. Try not to over mix. Stir in the chopped white chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Combine the confectioning sugar and the lemon zest in a large, shallow bowl. Mix the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers until it is nice and fragrant.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and scoop out slightly rounded tablespoonfuls. Roll into a loose balls and roll the balls into the lemon zest/ sugar mixture. Place each ball on the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges slightly golden and the centers are just set. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a sheet of waxed paper before adding the glaze.

Make the glaze:

Combine the confectioners sugar and lemon juice. Mix until all the lumps are gone and everything is smooth. Using a small whisk, drizzle over the baked cookies.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Funny Monday

Christmas came early with these treats... enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Wisdom

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them, but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, kindness and insight.

-- Helen Keller

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturdays at Home

OK.... Assuming most people get the chance to stay home on Saturdays, Saturdays are all about the home, health and living well.

With Christmas a week away, here is a cute list of Christmas tree maintenance courtesy of the National Christmas Tree Association, yes, there is such a thing.
Natinoal Christmas Tree Association

How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Fresh Christmas Tree
When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your displayed trees. Below are a number of tips relating to the care of displayed trees:

1. Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems.
2. Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don't cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand and also reduces the amount of water available to the tree.
3. Once home, place the tree in water as soon as possible. Most species can go 6 to 8 hours after cutting the trunk and still take up water. Don't bruise the cut surface or get it dirty.
4. If needed, trees can be temporarily stored for several days in a cool location. Place the freshly cut trunk in a bucket that is kept full of water.
5. To display the trees indoors, use a stand with an adequate water holding capacity for the tree. As a general rule, stands should provide 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Devices are available that help maintain a constant water level in the stand.
6. Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and should not be removed.
7. Keep displayed trees away from sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Lowering the room temperature will slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day.
8. The temperature of the water used to fill the stand is not important and does not affect water uptake.
9. Check the stand daily to make sure that the level of water does not go below the base of the tree. With many stands, there can still be water in the stand even though the base of the tree is no longer submerged in water.
10. Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake.
11. Use of lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, will reduce drying of the tree.
12. Always inspect light sets prior to placing them on the tree. If worn, replace with a new set.
13. Do not overload electrical circuits.
14. Always turn off the tree lights when leaving the house or when going to bed.
15. Monitor the tree for freshness. After Christmas or if the tree is dry, remove it from the house.
16. Go to www.realchristmastrees.org and type in your ZIP code to find a recycling program near you.
17. Never burn any part of a Christmas tree in a wood stove or fireplace.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fabulous Fridays

From the movie White Christmas, here's a little fun to get you through your Friday!

Upcoming this weekend:

Saturday, December 18th, 2010, from 7pm – 9pm (must be on-time as 2 hours of bowling starts at 7pm SHARP)

3031 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720

$10 Per Bowler (Includes Shoes & 2 Hours of Bowling)

A great way to socialize and make new friends while getting some exercise. Invite your friends and come out and have a BALL with US!!

The event is open to all Sexual Orientations!!

Reserve your spot by paying ahead so we can get an accurate count to see if we need to reserve more lanes for this event. Reserve your spot using PAYPAL at DelawarePride.org


Saturday Dec. 18, 2010
9:30 pm

The Cube Restaurant and Bar
16 Marrows Road
Newark, DE

Come celebrate the holidays with Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas, and our very special guest, Deanna Brandell! We'll be doing 80s and non-80s holiday songs, including some hysterical ones! Karaoke from 8-9:30pm, and again after the show. $5 cover at the door. Come in early for dinner--Cube accepts reservations for 8 or more. We'll also have some holiday surprises for you!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Thursday

It's Thursday.... and although I can't think of a cute title that fits Thursday's new theme: Blog Awareness Day.

Today's theme is all about featuring the amazing and multitudinous internet sites that we all keep as bookmarks...(not 'those' you perverts). You all know what I mean.

Starting us off is a really cute site for all you contemporary minimalists, especially you who love art, architecture and interior design. This is Freshome.


If you visit them, you'll see they feature contemporary design, new trends in furniture, cute houses and all things new and trendy. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

13 Tips for a Better Day

13 Tips for a Better Day

Here's a really cute and rather helpful approach to coping with those occasional horrible days. Thank you Psychology Today Magazine for the advice!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Delaware Pride's Logo Contest

Next year will be a year of giving as Delaware Pride presents “Pride Gives Back” a way to give back to “OUR” community. We’d like to make the Pride in Delaware Pride stand for something. Help us by creating our new logo for next year. 2011 marks Delaware Pride’s 15th anniversary and we would be honored to have someone within the community design our new logo featuring our new motto, “Pride Gives Back”.

Logo submissions are now be...ing requested from all members and friends of the Delaware community. Here is your chance to be a part of Delaware Pride’s history.

The winner will receive a $250 prize, a pride T-shirt featuring your new logo/design and you will be listed on our website as the 2011 logo design winner.

1. The design must include:
• the official theme "Pride Gives Back"
• "Delaware Pride" or "DP"
2. Must be suitable for public use & viewing.
3. Computer Generated Designs:
• Formats accepted: EPS, JPG, TIF, PSD, PDF
• Compressed files should be submitted by ZIP
• Design image should fit within the space of a 8.5 x 11 page
• Resolution of at least 600 dpi is required.
4. The Top 10 designs from those submitted will be placed online at www.delawarepride.org & we will hold an online vote to let the community vote for the winner.

• Designs may be submitted by Email no later than January 31, 2011.
Please ensure that your design includes the following:
1)Full Name
2)Mailing Address
3)Telephone Number
4)Email Address
• Multiple designs from any one source will be accepted
• If submitting multiple designs via email – please send each design in separate email.
• DO NOT sign front of design.
• Submit design electronically to Contactus@delawarepride.org ~ with LOGO CONTEST in subject line.

• When you submit a design/image, you are expressly stating that the submission is your original work.
• When you submit a design/image, you are expressly stating that the design/image has not been licensed to any other entity.
• By submission of a design, if said design is selected, the design becomes the property of Delaware Pride, Inc.
• The selected design or image may be reworked to prepare it for use.
• The Logo Contest winner will be announced February 15th, 2011
• The winning design will be featured on the www.Delwarepride.org website, T-shirts & other items as selected by Delaware Pride, Inc.
• The Logo Contest Winner will receive a Prize Package which includes $250, a 2011 Pride shirt, and you will be listed on our website as the 2011 logo design winner unless you wish to keep your identity private.

We look forward to receiving your Pride Gives Back Logo design submission. Thank you from everyone here at Delaware Pride, Inc.

Monday Funday

Hey all,
I'm going to try and do something new.
Each day of the week is now getting its own theme. Since Mondays are notorious for being lousy, Monday will be a day of pure humor... and this video is perfect to start things off.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Quote for your Monday

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. "

~~ Nelson Mandela

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Delaware HIV Consortium

Hello all,
I just added a new link in the "Chain of Links" at the bottom right, The Delaware HIV Consortium (DelawareHIV.org)

A brief description courtesy of John Hinkson, Communications Coordinator:

The Delaware HIV Consortium is a statewide non-profit agency that works with all of the HIV/AIDS service providers throughout the state to ensure a quality, non-duplicative,continuum of care for the people of Delaware who are infected with HIV/AIDS. We're located in the suite one floor above AIDS Delaware so we partner with them on a lot of programs/activities, such as the AIDS Walk.

We also have a Facebook page (Delaware HIV Consortium) but there's less than 50 people who "like" us. I do try to post news about HIV/AIDS nearly every day on the Facebook page.

Our agency operates that state's only housing assistance program specifically for people with HIV/AIDS, and we have a emergency financial assistance program and provide education programs throughout the year. And, as I said before, we have our own special events throughout the year, in addition to those we participate in like wellness fairs, and HIV testing events.

I know that HIV/AIDS can kind of be a "downer" if it's talked about constantly and some people don't really like to hear about it at all but now and then it is good to remind people to practice safe sex and provide them with info on where to get free HIV testing.

Check them out if you have any further questions or concerns.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lady Dior

Some mid-week fabulousness:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some Holiday Fun

Featuring Liberace, Elton John and Ethyl Merman....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winter Bingo a Go Go


Sunday, December 5 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cranston Heights Fire Co
3306 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (10 Games). Food and Beverages are available during the games. For more information call (302) 652-6776 and ask for John Klein, or email him at jklein@aidsdelaware.org.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Shot of Health

With flu season approaching, don't forget your shots! But the flu isn't the only things we suffer from during the holidays.... so, here's a lil self-esteem booster!

Psychology Today Magazine

A Fashionable Friday

Here's a fashion treat for your Friday.
Guo Pei Haute Couture


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Facebook page

For those who don't already know, Delaware GLU also has a Facebook page with all the information available for its fans.

Click this: Delaware GLU Facebook Page... and stay informed!

Civil Unions: A Love Story

This is charming.

Rainbow Chorale of DE: Performance Schedule

RDC Home Page
* Tickets purchased on PayPal can be picked up at door on the night of the event.
* Concertgoers may also buy tickets at the door. Box Office opens 1 hour before showtime.
* To order by phone call: 888-512-5093

DECEMBER 3, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets: $0

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
(or DCCA)
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-6466

This will be a sample of their fabulous upcoming concerts.

DECEMBER 4, 2010 @ 4:00 PM
Tickets: $20

Comfort & Joy Concert (Rehoboth)
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE
(302) 227-7743

DECEMBER 10, 2010 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets: $20

Comfort and Joy Concert (Wilmington)
First & Central Presbyterian Church
1101 Market Street, Wilmington, DE
(302) 654-5371

A Quote for the Day

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
-- M. Gandhi

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A New Opinion about DADT

Here is a very interesting viewpoint regarding DADT.

Fortune Feimster at the Comedy Store

One of my favorite comedians from Last Comic Standing.... Enjoy!