Memory Loss ... by C.L. Beck

Fun Stuff and Funny Stories by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

Memory loss ... it seems to be on my mind a lot lately. Or not. It all depends on how much memory loss I'm having on which day as to whether or not I can remember if I'm forgetting things.

Is that totally confusing? (Yup, I thought so, but if it makes you feel any better, I'm confused, too.)

I'm not saying I have total memory loss. No, indeed-y. I'm thinking it's just that my brain needs more RAM. Or is it ROM? I can't remember. At any rate, this video is so much fun that I laughed out loud, and I know you will enjoy it, too.

The Day I Broke El Diablo ... by C.L. Beck

Fun Stuff and Humorous Stories by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

Isn't cowboy poetry fun? Some of the poems brings tears of sadness to the eyes, while others bring side-splitting laughter. I'm a fan of cowboy poetry, and although I'm not experienced enough to feel comfortable standing up in front of people and reading aloud my own verses, I don't mind sharing it with my readers ... just don't ask me to recite it!

The Day I Broke El Diablo

By C.L. Beck

I used to be a cowgirl, once,
Back in my younger days
And when I broke Diablo
It brought accolade and praise.

I climbed up on that critter,
While he stomped and pawed the dirt.
I pulled my hat a way down low
And tuckered in my shirt.

I gave a little, bitty poke
With spurs, upon his side
And he bucked so mighty, awful hard
I thought I’d almost died.

He crow hopped this-a-way and that,
And fifteen feet of air
Showed between my lucky saddle
And my little derriere.

I knew I needed somethin’ good
That wasn’t too overt,
That would keep me in the pocket
So I wouldn’t hit the dirt.

So, I slid down off that bronco,
Took a wad out of my pack
Stuck it tight on to the saddle,
Then climbed right up on his back.

I said, “You crazy, buckin’ bronc,
I’m gonna win, you’ll see,
Cuz that's a piece of bubblegum
That’s sticking me to thee.”

Well, ol' Diablo gave a look,
A grin that seemed most evil,
And started tossin’ me around;
My guts went in upheaval.

He snorted snot and it was gross,
But I just plain ignored him,
Until a big ol’ grizzly bear
Strolled up right there before him.

That horse, he didn’t like it much
And I can’t say I blamed him,
Cuz grizzlies usually aren’t too nice
Unless someone has tamed ‘em.

Diablo tore off faster than
I ever thought he could’a
And I hung on much tighter
Than I ever thought I would’a.

He headed straight into the trees,
With me a hollerin’, “Whoa, Dear!”
And “Gee” and “Haw” and other words,
I prob’ly shouldn’t show here.

And I’d have been okay except
For one thing—I am certain—
Which caused in me a feeling
That was mighty disconcertin’.

This great big, fat ol’ bumbly-bee
Came buzzing in for battle,
And crawled between that horse and me,
Right under my danged saddle.

Diablo, he just pitched a fit
Then jumped up toward the sun,
If I had known much better
I might not have thought it fun.

But I was just a cowgirl then,
Back in my younger days
And when Mama called for supper,
My respect I had to pay.

I parked that ol' Diablo
In a corner of the stable
And went in for my supper,
Glad for food that’s on the table.

And to this day there’s never been
A bronco that’s more wild,
Than the stick one that I rode upon
When I was just a child.

------ © C.L. (Cindy) Beck------

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Green Giant Contest and a Few Bloopers

Fun Stuff and Humorous Stories by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

What's more exciting at a blog than a contest with cool prizes, followed by bloopers that give a good laugh? Well, I asked Corky Porky Pie, the dog, and he didn't think there could be much that would be more fun! Unless, of course, it involved a squeaky toy.

Today I'm posting a review for Green Giant® Broccoli & Cheese Sauce, along with a contest. And I wouldn't want anyone to be suffering from humor withdrawal, so I'll place a short funny below the contest info. That should make everyone happy, right?

What Green Giant Says:
Green Giant Boxed Vegetables can help you stay on track to achieve your weight management goals in 2011. Twenty-nine delicious varieties are now endorsed by Weight Watchers®, and most have only a 1 or 2 PointsPlus® value per serving! Packed with flavor and ready in minutes, Green Giant Boxed Vegetables are available in a wide variety of flavors, many featuring mouthwatering sauces and seasonings. They’re a terrific addition to any meal and a delicious way to achieve better health in 2011.

Don’t forget to visit Green Giant on Facebook and Green Giant on Twitter and “Like” or “Follow” the brand to keep up with their latest and greatest products! For more information and great recipe ideas visit http://greengiant.com/.

My Opinion:
I love broccoli, especially when it's swimming in cheese, and so I was excited about the prospect of trying out Green Giant's Broccoli & Cheese Sauce. One thing I loved right off the bat was that I could microwave the pouch, and it only took about 5 minutes to cook. There was plenty of cheese sauce, which was great, and I intended to eat half the veggies for my lunch and save the rest for my hubby's supper. However, (bad, bad, me) I liked it so much that I ate the whole thing.

(I'm sorry, Sweetie, but on the upside ... I did have two servings of vegetables for lunch. And you do want me eating my daily requirement of veggies, right? :)

The Contest:
To enter, leave a comment on this blog post between now and midnight, MST, March 14, 2011. If you can't think of anything to say, you can always tell me who you like best—Green Giant or Little Sprout. Or mention your favorite way to prepare Green Giant boxed vegetables.

The Prize:

The winner will receive a VIP coupon good for one frozen sample of Green Giant boxed vegetables, an insulated tote bag, serving bowl, spoon, and pedometer.

(Thanks for entering! This giveaway sponsored by Green Giant and MyBlogSpark®. All information, plus the compensation I received in the form of a sample pack of broccoli & cheese, as well as a gift pack similar to the prize pack, came from Green Giant through MyBlogSpark. However, my opinions of the companies involved, and the quality of the products mentioned are my own. If for some reason there is no winner, or I can not get in contact with the winner, I will redraw or give the prize to charity, at MyBlogSpark's and my discretion.)

And now, for the funny ...

From: The Good Clean Funnies List

"Golden, Ripe, Boneless Bananas, 39 Cents A Pound." - Ad in
the "Missoulian" by Orange Street Food Farm

"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but
none of them serious." - Alan Minter, Boxer

"I think that the film Clueless was very deep. I think it
was deep in the way that it was very light. I think
lightness has to come from a very deep place if it's true
lightness." - Alicia Silverstone, Actress

"How to store your baby walker: First, remove baby." -
Anonymous Manufacturer

"This is no longer a slum neighborhood. I haven't heard of a
Cubs fan being shot in a long time." - Anonymous Wrigley
Field Neighbor, Chicago, IL

"During the scrimmage, Tarkanian paced the sideline with his
hands in his pockets while biting his nails." - AP report
describing Fresno State basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian

"Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One
word and one word only: Super Bowl." - Bill Peterson,
football coach

Speed Limit Enforced

Fun Stuff and Humorous Stories by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

Some people might initially think this YouTube video, below, is one of those negative ads complaining about local government, and feel inclined to click it off. That was my first response, too, but I guarantee this is not your average political complaint. Watch and see!

If you get a sec, leave a comment and tell me if the ending caught you as much by surprise as it did me.


Fun Stuff and Humorous Stories by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

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It's always hard to pick a favorite, but if you're able to narrow it down to one or two images, leave a comment and let me know which ones you liked most. My favorites were "Other People's Kids" and "Do You Have a Fever?"