Thursday 13-Thirteen of my Favorite Foods

Thursday 13-Thirteen of my Favorite Foods

  1. Chocolate-Is that a food? I think so, chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate cookies, chocolate chips, chocolate pie, chocolate EVERYTHING!!
  2. Lemon Pepper Chicken-My kids got me started on this and wow! It is so good with real lemon juice, butter, and seasoning.
  3. Meatloaf-Simple and so yummy!
  4. Baked Potatoes-with only butter, or with the works, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, chili, cheese, salsa, EVERYTHING!!
  5. Fried Potatoes
  6. Potato Soup
  7. Tuna Noodle Casserole-made with Velveeta!
  8. Chicken Alfredo Pasta-Olive Garden Style.
  9. Lasagna-Any style from any where.
  10. Fried bologna
  11. Fried Egg Sandwich with lots of Mayo!
  12. Potato Casserole
  13. Turkey at Thanksgiving with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy of course.

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Thursday Thirteen-Words that start with the letter ‘D’


  1. Derogatory-to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; belittling.
  2. Diva-[dee-vuh, -vah] a distinguished female singer; a prima dona.
  3. Delirious – uncontrolled excitement, ecstatic, enthusiastic.
  4. Deranged-Insane, disordered, disarranged
  5. Denounce- to condemn or censure openly or publicly.
  6. Dolt-a dull, stupid person.
  7. Dolorously-Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.
  8. Doting-excessively fond of; showing excessive fondness.
  9. Denatured-to deprive (something) of its natural character, properties, etc.
  10. Denial-Psychology. an unconscious defense mechanism used to reduce anxiety by denying thoughts, feelings, or facts that are consciously intolerable.
  11. Disproving-To prove to be false, invalid, or in error; refute.
  12. Dunk-to submerge, to dip.
  13. Dank-unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly.

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Thursday Thirteen-13 Words that start with the Letter ‘C’


  1. Catalog-Sears, JC Penny’s, these are a thing of the past. Not sure about Penny’s but Sears is gone and I think Montgomery Wards. Times they are a changin’.
  2. Category-a way to sub-divide lists, etc. said:  any general or comprehensive division; a class.
  3. Compromise-something that must be done in a marriage or any relationship. Meeting someone half way or in the middle. Mutual concessions.
  4. Clone-an exact duplicate of something.
  5. Clumsy-as I get older I am becoming clumsier. Awkward in movement or action; without skill or grace.
  6. Claustrophobic-a fear of small, tight, enclosed spaces, i.e. elevators, tunnels, closed-in, crowded rooms, airless areas.
  7. Carnivore-flesh eating mammal.
  8. Carnival-a traveling amusement show, having sideshows, rides, etc.
  9. Circus-  I was curious about the difference between Carnival and Circus-a large public entertainment, typically presented in one or more very large tents or in an outdoor or indoor arena, featuring exhibitions of pageantry, feats of skill and daring, performing animals, etc., interspersed throughout with the slapstick antics of clowns. Compare big top.
  10. Criteria-a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something.
  11. Cristate-having a crest or crested
  12. Crinkle-ridges, wrinkles, happens when you get older, especially to women!
  13. Cycling-to ride like a motorcycle or bicycle.

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Thursday Thirteen-13 Books I want to Read this Summer

Thirteen Books Boomer Lady wants to read this summer:



1.A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry (Author)
The Shack
by William P Young (Author)
Guardian Angel

by Sara Paretsky (Author)

Haley’s Hints

by Graham Haley (Author), Rosemary Haley (Author)

Bumping into God: 35 Stories of Finding Grace in Unexpected Places

by Dominic Grassi (Author)

You: Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty (You)

by Michael F. Roizen (Author), Mehmet C. Oz (Author)

Just Take My Heart
by Mary Higgins Clark (Will be release April 7, 2009)

Complete Digital Photography, Fourth Edition (Graphics Series)

by Ben Long (Author)

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

by Barack Obama (Author)

The Whole Truth

by David Baldacci (Author)

The Art of Great Decisions

Hard Call: The Art of Great Decisions by John McCain and Mark Salter

The Appeal

by John Grisham (Author)

I Heard That Song Before: A Novel

by Mary Higgins Clark (Author)

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Thursday Thirteen-The letter ‘B’



  1. Bongo-Drums-this makes me think of my son who loves to play the drums.
  2. Bozo-the clown. Many of you may not remember Bozo, but he was real. Bozo had his own TV show and I used to watch it before school each morning.
  3. Buzz-What’s all the buzz about? What is the latest buzz? Have you heard all the buzz about the economy? Not just the sound a Bee makes.
  4. Bee-Bumble. I think Bumble Bee’s are very scary little creatures but they make some great honey.
  5. Belly Dance-I want to learn how to Belly Dance. I think it would be great exercise and a fun way to lose my belly fat.
  6. Blessings-Count them. I have so many blessings today, especially being free from cigarettes.
  7. Bored-or boring. Not a good place to be. Find and activity you enjoy and Just Do It!
  8. Benign-as in the tumor is benign. Always good news.
  9. Bleak-gloomy, sad, gray. The day is bleak with the fog and misty rain.
  10. Block-writers block, block the intersection, block that tackle.
  11. Brute-aftershave, brute force, he was such a brute.
  12. Belong-a feeling when with family or friends, a sense of belonging. you belong on stage.
  13. Bling-eye candy, glittery, jewelry, shiny, fancy.

Thursday 13-Thirteen Things that start with ‘A’


  • Acorn-for all the little oak trees that will be growing this Spring from Acorns that fell last Fall.
  • Acupuncture-I have heard great things about this treatment and would not hesitate to try it as a cure for what ails me, (whatever that may be on any given day)!
  • Arachnophobia-Fear of Spiders
  • Archaic-No longer useful or efficient, (I have days when I feel like that)!
  • Alleviate-to make something such as pain or hardship more bearable or less severe. Now we know where the name for the medication Alieve comes from.
  • Activity-energetic physical movement or exercise is one definition, another is leisurely activities.
  • Apple-a yummy fruit that can be healthy or unhealthy, depending on how it is prepared. One of my faves is apple crumb cake made from the recipe on the Jiffy Cake Mix box:

    1 can apple pie filling
    1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 8 x 8 pan or pie dish. Pour in 1 can apple pie filling. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, as desired. Sprinkle cake mix over pie filling. Put pats of butter on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • 8. Arsenic-I know! Not a good thing to follow a recipe with but I am doing these as they pop into my head. Arsnic is poison that I believe is used in Rat poison. It also helps cure dogs with heart worms. So, it’s not all bad.

    9. Arsenal-Storage of lots of weapons, guns, knives, etc. can be used for protection or to harm someone. Or it could be an arsenal of resources, etc.

    10. Absolutely-without exception. You can be absolutely right!

    11. Arbitrary- subject to individual will or judgment without restriction.

    12. Absolve-to be absolved from sin since we are in the Lenten Season. To set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt.

    13. Art-the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

    Many thanks to and for help with some of these definitions!

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    Thursday 13-Thursday Thirteen Frequent Side Effects of Chantix


    This list is from the Pfizer/Chantix web site.

    Following is a list of treatment-emergent adverse events reported by patients treated with CHANTIX during all clinical trials. The listing does not include those events already listed in the previous tables or elsewhere in labeling, those events for which a drug cause was remote, those events which were so general as to be uninformative, and those events reported only once which did not have a substantial probability of being acutely life-threatening.

    1. GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS. Frequent: Diarrhea, Gingivitis. Infrequent: Dysphagia, Enterocolitis, Eructation, Gastritis, Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Mouth ulceration, Esophagitis. Rare: Gastric ulcer, Intestinal obstruction, Pancreatitis acute.
    2. GENERAL DISORDERS AND ADMINISTRATION SITE CONDITIONS. Frequent: Chest pain, Influenza like illness, Edema, Thirst. Infrequent: Chest discomfort, Chills, Pyrexia.
    3. INVESTIGATIONS. Frequent: Liver function test abnormal, Weight increased. Infrequent: Electrocardiogram abnormal, Muscle enzyme increased, Urine analysis abnormal.
    4. MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS. Frequent: Arthralgia, Back pain, Muscle cramp, Musculoskeletal pain, Myalgia. Infrequent: Arthritis, Osteoporosis. Rare: Myositis.
    5. NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS. Frequent: Disturbance in attention, Dizziness, Sensory disturbance. Infrequent: Amnesia, Migraine, Parosmia, Psychomotor hyperactivity, Restless legs syndrome, Syncope, Tremor. Rare: Balance disorder, Cerebrovascular accident, Convulsion, Dysarthria, Facial palsy, Mental impairment, Multiple sclerosis, Nystagmus, Psychomotor skills impaired, Transient ischemic attack, Visual field defect.
    6. PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. Frequent: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional disorder, Irritability, Restlessness. Infrequent: Aggression, Agitation, Disorientation, Dissociation, Libido decreased, Mood swings, Thinking abnormal. Rare: Bradyphrenia, Euphoric mood, Hallucination, Psychotic disorder, Suicidal ideation.
    7. RENAL AND URINARY DISORDERS. Frequent: Polyuria. Infrequent: Nephrolithiasis, Nocturia, Urine abnormality, Urethral syndrome. Rare: Renal failure acute, Urinary retention.
    8. REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND BREAST DISORDERS. Frequent: Menstrual disorder. Infrequent: Erectile dysfunction. Rare: Sexual dysfunction.
    9. RESPIRATORY, THORACIC AND MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS. Frequent: Epistaxis, Respiratory disorders. Infrequent: Asthma. Rare: Pleurisy, Pulmonary embolism.
    10. SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE DISORDERS. Frequent: Hyperhidrosis. Infrequent: Acne, Dermatitis, Dry skin, Eczema, Erythema, Psoriasis, Urticaria. Rare: Photosensitivity reaction.
    11. VASCULAR DISORDERS. Frequent: Hot flush, Hypertension. Infrequent: Hypotension, Peripheral ischemia, Thrombosis.

    Post-Marketing Experience:
    12. The following adverse events have been reported during post-approval use of Chantix. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

    13. There have been reports of depressed mood, agitation, changes in behavior, suicidal ideation and suicide in patients attempting to quit smoking while taking Chantix. Smoking cessation with or without treatment is associated with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and the exacerbation of underlying psychiatric illness. Not all patients had known pre-existing psychiatric illness and not all had discontinued smoking. The role of Chantix in these reports is not known (see WARNINGS).

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