June succumbs

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Crap.

Guess who I got together with yesterday? Was it that same friend who FORCED me to read the first Twilight book? I blame her. Otherwise I could continue to scoff at the rest of you. I already got to the sex pillow-biting part in book four.

Hate me. Hate me so bad.

In other pressing news, apparently we are having some sort of potluck event with the other members of Marvin's band tomorrow night. All the wives are meeting each other. It is like Yoko and Linda and whoever that chick is who liked Eric Clapton and then also Ringo Starr are all getting together.

Naturally Marvin waited until last night to tell me. My roots are 17 inches across the top of my head. I am going to have to act like this skunk look is something I meant to do. Maybe I could go with a whole Pepe LePew thing, and kind of speak in a French accent, and kiss everyone up their arm.

And of course you know what I have to bring as my dish to pass. The other day I called one of my oldest friends (to get the number of someone else, which comes as no surprise if you read this blog every day), and I told her how we'd had people over for dinner recently. She said, "Oh! Gee! What did you serve? Did it start with 'L' and end with 'sagna?' "

When my mother turned 60 she had a huge party and invited many of my friends, and they all ended up congregating in the back yard over by the hammock. I drifted over there, over by the young folk, there, the young 40-year-old folk, and they were having a conversation about whether they'd all gotten a chance to visit me in LA. "Yeah, I've been out to see her! It was nice! She even cooked for me once! Never thought I'd see the day!"

"Yeah, she cooked for us once too!"

(Oh, crap, I thought.)

"What'd you guys have?"

"Lasagna."

"Wow, that's what WE had!"

"Us, too!"

It did not take long for all my friends to figure out I had served exactly the same meal to everyone who came to visit me.

Humiliating.

Anyway, going out to get the pasta today. At least I don't have to buy any oregano.

Oreg

Finally, I spotted Winston and Francis being all curly-cue-y and cute yesterday so naturally I dashed for the camera, and does Francis have to ruin everything?

Cute
As soon as I lifted the camera, he had to glare at me with this rheumy eyes. Why couldn't he have just stayed asleep? He's old. Couldn't he go deaf? Anyway, trust me. Eight seconds before, it was really cozy and cute. Almost as cute as that Edward and Bella. And their unborn vampire child.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

88 thoughts on “June succumbs”

  1. If you want to venture out and try a new recipe I have a great Chicken N Rice Casserole. It’s easy, otherwise, I would NOT be making it and even kids love it. We are having it for supper (dinner).

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  2. I used to put oregano in my pasta sauce until I asked if there was oregano in the sauce at an Italian restaurant people we know own, at which the owner declared “NO!” horrified. Since then I leave the oregano to Greek and Mexican dishes and just use basil in Italian ones. I don’t know if that’s a regional thing or not but she scared the bejeezus out of me.

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  3. You think you hate you now? Keep reading that book! You will hate you so bad then you’ll barely have enough hate left for Stephenie Meyer!

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  4. You think you hate you now? Keep reading that book! You will hate you so bad then you’ll barely have enough hate left for Stephenie Meyer!

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  5. You think you hate you now? Keep reading that book! You will hate you so bad then you’ll barely have enough hate left for Stephenie Meyer!

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  6. Amen, Sister Paula. Keep reading that redamndiculous book, June. IT IS THE WORST BOOK EVER!!! HATED IT. And that doesn’t really cover the scope of my feelings for the stupid ass book.
    In all seriousness, anytime you need/want a recipe that is quick, easy and good, I’m your girl. I can walk you through it and it will turn I out fabulous. You don’t even have to credit me. You can just say it’s something you just threw together.

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  7. Don’t worry about your roots. The Topamax has you losing so much weight, they’ll be in awe of your figure. They won’t give a rat’s hiney about your hair. Besides you are a pretty tall gal, oh wait. Sorry. Forgot. They’ll be looking at your figure for sure!

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  8. Read all the books because I thought I needed to do so to be complete. Loved the concept, hated the writing, which I know makes me sound like a snob and where can you buy MY books? Nowhere. (Still thought they were poorly written.)

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  9. I have a recipe for Poppy Seed Chicken that is my go-to. Anytime I am invited to anything potluck-y, I am sure the decision whether or not to ask me goes something like this:
    “Well, we need someone to bring the Poppy Seed Chicken”
    “OH right. Better ask that Fawn.”
    But it is delicious and will have people licking the pan, I tell you. And hoo boy is it healthy. If butter and sour cream and Ritz crackers are your idea of healthy.
    I liked the fourth book but never quite get a picture in my head of how that kid looks, Everything I came up with was creepy rather than cute. Like a miniature Kristen Stewart, with the lip biting and all. No thanks.

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  10. Okay, put the recipe here in the comments. And also, I wanted to mention to Jan that anyone who has known me for eight seconds would know I am incapapable of throwing anything together. Unless I literally stood in the kitchen and threw things.

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  11. It was George Harrison and Eric Clapton, not Ringo Starr. I skipped over the rest of your post to tell you that. Not sure why. will go back and finish now!

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  12. OK, post read. Pasta is my go to dish too. I make a few things well, and just stick with them. I am in a supper club, I’m always the one who brings the salad or rice, leaving the cooking to the people who know how. Plus I bring the wine, I think that’s why they haven’t kicked me out yet.

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  13. June,
    You MUST make Fawn Amber’s poppy seed chicken casserole! It is the best thing evahhhh. I was at a baby shower one time and that ding-dang casserole was there. Everyone ignored all the petit fours and fancy food and ate every speck of that delicious stuff. A little southern lady had made it and she gave us all the recipe. Of course, being a southerner, it is filled with Campbell’s soups and Ritz crackers and the like, cause we’re very good at mixing Campbell’s soup into every basic food group here in the South. Every time I make it, people lose their minds over it. Here’s the easy tip, use rotisserie chicken instead of cooking up your own chicken. If Fawn Amber doesn’t make it back here, let me know and I’ll dig it up for you.
    Madonna went through a stage where she purposefully left her roots all black. Maybe you should wear one of those cone bras over your shirt and say you’re bringing the Vogue back.
    And the girl was Pattie Boyd and she’s the one you want to be tonight! Definitely don’t be Yoko!
    George wrote, “Something” for Patty and Eric wrote, “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight” for her. What was with that girl? Man, to be the muse behind “Layla”! I would die if someone wrote a song for me. That would be the ultimate. Has Marvin written his muse a song?

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  14. I’m getting hives just thinking about being out in a group and eating something with poppy seeds in it. I am obsessive about Things Stuck In My Teeth.

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  15. I’m getting hives just thinking about being out in a group and eating something with poppy seeds in it. I am obsessive about Things Stuck In My Teeth.

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  16. I’m getting hives just thinking about being out in a group and eating something with poppy seeds in it. I am obsessive about Things Stuck In My Teeth.

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  17. Poppy seed chicken sounds so good right now. I would love the recipe!
    I read Twilight and was not impressed, so never had the desire to read the rest or see the movie. Vampires scare the crap out of me.
    June, if you wrote a book I would so read it! You really should convert your blog into one of those picture books every year and sell it on Cafe Press. I would buy one for all my friends and family for Christmas.

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  18. I have a ritz cracker chicken recipe too, but it doesn’t involve poppy seeds – I wonder if it is the same dish just with added poppy seed. I also have a chicken, cheese, stuffing casserole that is easy and delicious. It pretty much contains those 3 ingrediants and cambells soup!
    I need more dinner ideas – problem is when I try new things my family usually turns their nose up and asks why we didn’t just have Ritz Cracker Chicken.

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  19. I may be in the minority, but I just turned 45 and I LOVE the Twilight series. Currently on my 5th time reading through the series. Of course, I am also obsessed with the Jonas Brothers, especially 17 year old Nick. I am not kidding. That kid is super talented.

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  20. I so agree with Carpool Queen about the writing sucking. It sucks mightily. But I still read the books, bitching all the way through that SM really needs a thesaurus. I may even send her one as a present. She lives in Gilbert, AZ. I swear June, you are going to get to the end of that book and say, “REALLY? THAT’S IT?”
    I may break down and go see Avatar today, since everyone and their freaking brother has told me that it’s soooooo gooooooood. I’m still finding it hard to believe. Why are there NO good movies out right now? It peeves me.

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  21. Go see An Education. Its a good movie, and it was nominated for Best Picture. I want to remind everyone we are all getting together right here on this blog and we are watching the Academy Awards together, dont foget. Because we are deep.

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  22. I just got caught up with the posts and of course all the dang comments. Then went over to Kathy’s blog and read it. What a whirwind she has been through. KATHY: I’m rooting for you!
    Speaking of roots, June, you could place a cooked lasagne noodle down your stripey part and those groupie wives would never notice your roots.
    HULK: I am that person who predicted a hook up with a player’s mom! I just felt like it was inevitable the moment you said you were coaching a bunch of little girls!

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  23. OK, easy peasy.
    I always buy about a pound and a half of skinless, boneless chicken tenders and boil them, but you can use rotisserie and pull it off the bones if you like. I am much too lazy and bones gross me out.
    Anyhow, after you cook and cool the chicken, and pull it apart into bite-sized pieces, you mix in:
    1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
    1 16 oz container of sour cream
    Spread that into a casserole dish.
    Then melt 1 stick of butter.
    Crush 2 sleeves of Ritz crackers and stir into the melted butter.
    Spread over the chicken mixture.
    Sprinkle a TBSP of poppy seeds over the top.
    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
    Yum. Yum. Yum.

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  24. Our recipes are a little different. I’m going to try the poppy seed recipe next time – sounds yummy!
    Here is my Ritz Cracker Casserole…
    4 boneless chicken breasts – cooked and cubed
    8oz sour cream
    2 cans cream of chicken soup
    1 1/2 sticks of butter
    1 sleeve ritz crackers
    1 lb. cooked egg noodles
    Place chicken in bottom of 9×12 dish – cover with egg noodles. In a seperate bowl combine sour cream and soup. pour mixture over noodles and chicken. Top with crushed ritz crackers. Drizzle melted butter over the top. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

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  25. Well, see, Furry, first of all, they did not do it till they were married, of course. And second of all, no vampire and nonvampire have ever done it before without the nonvampire dying after, so no one ever knew that a nonvampire could GET pregnant from a vampire. And finally, I CANNOT BELIEVE I am having this conversation with anyone.

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  26. I have not, and will not read those books.
    No special reason except I’m just not interested. But, I am shocked to hear that there was premarital sex going on since the author is a Mormon.

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  27. KW, there was NOT premarital sex going on. Edward would not give it up. He went 109 years without having sex, or something. Anyway, it was a long time and it I were him I would be really super cranky.

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  28. Oh what a wedding that must have been. Did her father walk her down the aisle?
    So was the marital night a hot chapter? Did he bite her neck until she screamed for him to stop? Did he make her sleep in the wet spot?

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  29. I’m gonna copy that recipe and use it for my main course to my sour cream apple pie. And WHERE IS THE SEDUCTIVE FAWN AMBER PICS??? This is bulsh**…
    No sex for 109 years…sounds like my marriage.

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  30. It must have been a night wedding, right? The whole vampires and daylight thing.
    The author of these books is a Mormon?????
    The wet spot. Hahaha.

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  31. June, are you supposed to take a main dish type dish? Or will fun appy-tizers and desserts suffice?
    While the casserole thing looks good and with so many outstanding reviews, I am sure it is delicious, but aren’t you vegetarian? If so, substitute some chopped and sauteed veggies for the bird. Mushrooms, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, any of those could be a good switch for the meat. Also, I get some tvp things that look like puppy chow at the Indian Market. You rehydrate them and use them in place of chunks of meat. Unfortunately, they tend to taste a bit like puppy chow. But the texture is nice.
    I have not read the twilight books or seen the movies. Probably not going to either. It seems like YEARS that I have been trying to finish this damn and ding and dang Norman Mailer book, so I can start on the elephant book. Oh! Jeannette Walls was on Craig Ferguson last night talking about her books. She is cute and oh so funny. They were both cracking each other up. The new book really is about her maternal grandmother but since her main source of info is her mother and she is batshit crazy and there is no one else to corroborate they are calling it a novel. She doesn’t want to be the next “Million Little Pieces” guy.

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  32. June, are you supposed to take a main dish type dish? Or will fun appy-tizers and desserts suffice?
    While the casserole thing looks good and with so many outstanding reviews, I am sure it is delicious, but aren’t you vegetarian? If so, substitute some chopped and sauteed veggies for the bird. Mushrooms, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, any of those could be a good switch for the meat. Also, I get some tvp things that look like puppy chow at the Indian Market. You rehydrate them and use them in place of chunks of meat. Unfortunately, they tend to taste a bit like puppy chow. But the texture is nice.
    I have not read the twilight books or seen the movies. Probably not going to either. It seems like YEARS that I have been trying to finish this damn and ding and dang Norman Mailer book, so I can start on the elephant book. Oh! Jeannette Walls was on Craig Ferguson last night talking about her books. She is cute and oh so funny. They were both cracking each other up. The new book really is about her maternal grandmother but since her main source of info is her mother and she is batshit crazy and there is no one else to corroborate they are calling it a novel. She doesn’t want to be the next “Million Little Pieces” guy.

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  33. June, are you supposed to take a main dish type dish? Or will fun appy-tizers and desserts suffice?
    While the casserole thing looks good and with so many outstanding reviews, I am sure it is delicious, but aren’t you vegetarian? If so, substitute some chopped and sauteed veggies for the bird. Mushrooms, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, any of those could be a good switch for the meat. Also, I get some tvp things that look like puppy chow at the Indian Market. You rehydrate them and use them in place of chunks of meat. Unfortunately, they tend to taste a bit like puppy chow. But the texture is nice.
    I have not read the twilight books or seen the movies. Probably not going to either. It seems like YEARS that I have been trying to finish this damn and ding and dang Norman Mailer book, so I can start on the elephant book. Oh! Jeannette Walls was on Craig Ferguson last night talking about her books. She is cute and oh so funny. They were both cracking each other up. The new book really is about her maternal grandmother but since her main source of info is her mother and she is batshit crazy and there is no one else to corroborate they are calling it a novel. She doesn’t want to be the next “Million Little Pieces” guy.

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  34. Those recipes sound yummy…Joann, is yours the same as those? If it’s different, will you msg. it to me please?
    June, If you don’t have to bring a main dish thingy, why don’t you just buy one of those big bags of frozen pre-cooked shrimp and a jar of cocktail sauce. Thaw the shrimp and arrange them on a pretty platter with the cocktail sauce. This is so easy and I allways bring it to potluck things. Everyone always loves it.

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  35. Lisa, mine is the same as Fawn Amber’s with all those yummy fat-laden ingredients, although I’m sure it’s fantastic with the egg noodles, too. I’m telling you when that Ritz cracker and butter combo is baking in the oven, you might just think you’ve died and gone to heaven. And I do the pre-cooked chicken all the way. I don’t mind shredding meat off the bones. It’s a hell of a lot better than cooking anything.
    And everyone is so FUNNY today! Hulk is the crackiest crackup

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  36. Cool, Eff Aay. Except I’m 43 and don’t remember what it was I wanted you to do…

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  37. In my opinion, when the Lasagna is as good as yours, why would you EVER make anything else. If it aint broke, keep making it…and let me tell you, it certainly ain’t broke. I think I am still afraid to make lasagna since yours, as I know it would pale in comparison. My lasagna would be so pale it would look like one of those fishes that live in caves. But at least I know your secret ingredient is oregano, and gobs of it!

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  38. YUUUUCKK!
    Oh Yuck, Oh Pew! Oh I just threw up in my mouth a little!
    Oh, June- how could you do this to me? One little :;retch:: fling with the first one, I might forgive, but this?? BETRAYAL!
    ::sobsobsob::

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  39. Please, please, pleeeeease stop popping Twilight spoilers in your blog. I’m probably the only person to have not read the books yet but I’d really appreciate them being a mystery. I decided I’d read them after I’ve seen all the movies. So it’s going to be a while. I hope I can hold out that long. Anyway I thoroughly enjoy your blog and would hate to have to choose to stop reading it over this. Not a threat – just a request.

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  40. Ah the Twilight series. Read it, enjoyed it, and then I moved on. Thought the movie sucked. Don’t think I’ll see the second one or any of the others. They don’t adapt well. Don’t be ashamed, June. It’s kind of like Pringles, you know they’re not good for you, but can’t put them down. When you’re done you might want to wander on over to Stephenie Meyer’s website and have a look at Midnight Sun, which is the first book of the series but from Edward’s point of view. And then there’s a whole series of fan fiction as well. I’m not into it, but have a friend who spends hours a day reading the stuff, hanging on every word and update Twilight People are a bit odd me thinks.
    And welcome back to the Topamax train. I’ve been on it now for five months and maybe get one or two migraines a month, and that’s a big maybe. Before Topamax it was two or three a week and I was miserable. Keep us posted as to how it’s helping out with your migraines. For me the stuff works, and weird side effects and all, I’ll take it.

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  41. June cooks! look at Marvin, the gaunt starved expresion on his face…Hey Marv, did you just grab that little fifth graders snack?
    June put your hair up in a bun “hey hot buns anyone?”
    With Marvin’s band….grab the rolling papers and smoke the oregano….

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  42. It was a couple days ago, but I just wanted to let everyone know that when it finally came time for my appointment for the vaginacologist, read BBP and comments in the waiting room on my phone and while waiting for my Gardasil shot (YES, last one!) and was cracking up.. getting looks.. made everything suck a little bit less.
    For a bunch of commenters that don’t like food blogs, you all sure talk about food a pretty good deal. I don’t have a whole lot of people to share the good news with, so I figured I could tell you guys, I just got accepted into [a very prestigious] culinary school [that I don’t know if I should mention by name yet]! So if I start a going-to-culinary school blog, if I promise it won’t ALL food, might you come take a look?
    Finally, as soon as whomever said that Stephanie Meyer is from Gilbert. AZ, it made sense. Used to live in the Phoenix area and there’s a lot of Mormons ’round those parts.
    And also too, since I just can’t finish this comment up already, “start with ‘L’ and end with ‘sagna?’ “.. DYING!

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  43. I just made the Poppy Seed Chicken and it is AWESOME! Very easy to make, my husband loved it. I made egg noodles to go with it.

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  44. O Mistress of the Obvious please tell me how I can tell the post is going to reference Twilight? You mean the picture of the book? Who would have thought? My bad. Good tip.

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