Puff and Play

A little play on words (smoking, playing a game on a Smartphone, and drinking coffee)
The other day at work some guys I don’t know too well started to talk about what they do on their coffee break, and as a typical women who loves to hear about what others do….. I knew I had to listen in….I’m sure some of you do that too or not???

To me it was rather amazing to listen to how they took their coffee breaks… sure there are those who just stand around and sip their coffee and hope to get the low-down on what is going on in the office without actually partaking in any conversation; there are those who take their coffee back to their desks and dream about destinations outside of the office, and the sort who know everything going on in the office (if they actually do…. That could be questionable???)

Nowadays there is a new sort of coffee breakers who say the heck with conversation and absorb themselves in the world of coffee, having a smoke and their games on their Smartphone’s….. That’s today’s world whether you like it or not…. Welcome in the 21st century!!

But what is important here is just to image how they manage to “puff and play” and drink coffee all at the same time…. Being a woman with an imagination I can picture it now as to how they multi-task on their coffee break…..
All you have to do is sit-back and shut your eyes to image how it would be (Firstly, though read below and then shut your eyes to get the full picture..)

Now to do this properly one has to get a hold of the coffee break, Smartphone, ashtray set-up, otherwise forget it! This set- up is for everyone and not restricted only to guys…. Before heading to the break area one must strap around their waist the handy coffee break belt with the built in, pull-out tray, ashtray and Smartphone holder, so leaving your hands free for other important things , should they arise.

You need a coffee mug that is not too heavy, otherwise the tray could get too heavy and tip over and you spill coffee on yourself…. A definite no go in today’s office world! And don’t forget to keep your ashtray clean too.. No old butts!!

Okay! Coffee break time has started and everyone is getting their coffee break waist tray out and securing it in place, Smartphone’s are on the tray charged up for the next round of action that has been burning your fingers, because you had to work before… coffee is in the cup and ciggi in the mouth…. Sort of like those old black and white movies….. Anticipation is mounting, the Smartphone is blinking and you are so excited that you are winning the game you are playing, you are lost in another world no longer at work, but sunk deep within the realms of the game, coffee forgotten ashes falling from your ciggi into the coffee that is on your waist tray…. No one notices… you take a sip of your coffee and think to yourself “who made this S…..?” But who cares the screen is blinking things are happening the Smartphone has taken hold of your senses and you forget the world around you because you want power and fame that the game gives you, and not the desk job that you are doing!

Through all this action and excitement your ciggi has burnt down to the filter and you stand there with just the filter in your mouth, and your Smartphone in your hand and you wanting to drink that beloved cup of coffee, but NO…… the coffee break time is over and now you have to go back to your desk and wonder and wait until the next break comes where you can dive again into the world of adventure, and ciggi’s and coffee…

The boss comes along and says „Coffee break over…. Everyone back to work now!”

That’s life in the office…..

Advice Headlines

I got to looking at advice headlines online for a bit of a change in my reading style…. Not that I am looking for advice but I wanted to read about what concerns other people.

There was the guy in love with someone he works with….. To me that seems like trouble and if everyone in the office knows about it… I think this problem answers itself… It could be that he is like a little boy in love…Staring out the window dreaming of the tender moments that he could share with that person or he is texting that person with poems and dreams of their love that will never be…. My advice to the guy: get focused and sort yourself out! Get a foot back on the ground and forget it; I would not want to lose my job because of some silliness.

Taking a short nap at work… Now that is a great idea! Arrange to have a nap every afternoon from say 1:00pm to 4:00pm and then once rested up you can go home at 5:00pm. Life couldn’t be better….. Please where can I apply for that job and does it pay well?

Now this is an all time great: My garden …. And how that fits with the other two I am not sure and can only presume that it is something like this: Guy is at work having a nap and dreaming about the person he is in love with at work. There you have it. A lovely flower garden idyllic, birds singing and lovely trees the feeling of tranquility is in the air they are there in each other’s arms; when suddenly the boss comes in and screams “ What the h…. are you doing, sleeping on my time?” . Bad idea napping at work!

Another daunting thought: someone thinks everyone is against them… Okay, that’s bad, but it can’t be true. I know everyone doesn’t like me and to be honest it doesn’t bother me either. I would say…Stop worrying and get on with things, before you miss out on all the great things that are happening in life!

A real one: Problems in the bedroom….. OMG!!! I don’t think a news paper can help that couple or the guy dreaming at work (I am not too sure who they were writing about). They need to seek professional help or talk to each other like folks did one time… that could help too. Let’s see what happens and find out who it is????

The normal one some famous person…. Bla,bla,bla boring… I want action like the topics above!!!

But once I read all those tidbits of advice I didn’t and don’t feel any the wiser and I wonder do the people who wrote in feel any better about the response that they received and did the guy in love at work solve his problem and did he get in trouble for taking a nap????
These are unanswered questions and I feel like I am left hanging here… I want to know how the guy’s life is going and was it him with the bedroom problems…. Please people answer my questions, so that I know advice can be real and have real results!

Take my advice and read all the wonderful bits of advice, but be careful, they may not give you the answer you were looking for!

Icy Ice Cream

Nothing better than ice cream in the summer and the fact that it is national ice cream month somewhere in the world makes it even better….. I love ice cream!!

Sitting here thinking about the ice cream makes me think back to the long summer days when I was a kid and the great ice cream that I ate, and the big event of going out somewhere to have an ice cream was indescribable, because it was such a treat and so it made having ice cream all the better.

Nowadays, I don’t think ice cream is a real treat anymore like it was back then. Ice cream brought a highlight into my week and it was something to look forward to and I know it was the same for my friends too. Ice cream was special for us….

There was one place I remember that had soft ice cream …. The big choice: chocolate or vanilla but you could have a topping on the ice cream cone or a sundae with some hard to describe super sweet topping of either chocolate or strawberry … Not that the toppings weren’t made of artificial ingredients as was the fad back then… it was simply a great tasting treat and who cared about what it was made of…. I only saw the ice cream and the topping and it was great!!!

Or there was some other place not far from our house, where you could go into the ice cream parlor and sit down and order a sundae and it was served in a glass looking like a big wine glass (I felt so sophisticated and grown-up) , two scoops of ice cream and gobs of hot fudge poured over it and some whipped cream and topped off with a cherry…. That was the ultimate in the ice cream world in my eyes back then…..

Though there was some stiff completion out there as to where had the best ice cream and those places were on the ball when it came to creating something using ice cream!

Some ingeniously integrated ice cream into their menu with the root beer float that had a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass of root beer, or the other one; a glass of soda pop and a scoop of ice cream in it. That was living at its best and nothing could possibly be better than that in the summer.

Ice cream seemed to have some special meaning for me and my friends and when we got old enough to go to the place on our bikes where we could buy ourselves an ice cream cone, we knew then and there that we were adults and knew how to enjoy life with our ice cream cone in our hand, and after we finished eating the cone ride back home from our big adventure …. The world was ours and that was because of the great ice cream cone that we had just eaten! I love ice cream

Ice cream still tastes great and nowadays there are lots of flavors to choose from, so there is a sort for everyone. How many flavors there are I can’t tell you, but it is a lot!

Either way, somehow ice cream always seems to bring back great memories and eating ice cream is one great thing a lot of us seem to have in common. Enjoy your ice cream!

Beany Bye-Bye

Not long ago when two people wanted to part and go their own way;you actually spoke to each other and said that “the relationship” is over…… a situation that requires tackt and nerves to say that….

Then along came the good’old text messaging and so only with a few words and not having to look the other person in the eyes…. Write the text and press “send” and the relationship is/has ended and then a quick login on a social network and the person changes their status to “single” again and now the world knows , with just a quick click you are alone again….

How easy it is to say “good-bye” and I don’t want to be with you anymore….. How impersonal electronic devices and the Internet make the world!

But now there is this so called “bean plant” that can do the job for you as I recently read. Just put the seed in the soil and follow the instructions and then in about 5 days you have a plant and on a leaf is written” It’s over” …. I see this as even worse than a text message, because a text message you get right away and with the seed thing you have to wait. This may make the person think that they are loved and not being dumped, or maybe it’s Good, because in the germination period you may decide to get back together again and dispose of the plant before you can see its leafs….. The wonders of nature!

I wonder if the folks who thought this bean thing up was having relationship problems and didn’t know how to say “good-bye”…… The never ending ways of breaking-up

If anyone out there has tried this method of breaking-up….. We all would be very grateful if you would let us all know how the person who received the ” break-up bean” reacted? 

Life can be painful at times but greenery still has its moments! 

No Party At My Place Today!

After all these years I have found out that I have been serving the wrong amounts of food at my parties…. This thought alone makes me want to scream!!!

Well, today I was informed by an article that was brought to my attention that there are guidelines as to how much food and drink you should serve at your parties… Thank goodness for all these pages of advice floating around the internet these days. Without them my life would be doomed and I probably would never again be able to hold a successful party…. Though friends have never complained about my parties….. But they could in the future if they found out that I am not following the party guidelines..OMG

But with this helpful advice I know my next party for 25 people… no more and no less… an exact number of people 25!!
And since there are recommended amounts of food and beverages there is no need to worry about preparing too much food. I just need to make sure everyone only eats their allotted amount and NO MORE!!!

So I think the ticket method would be best to make sure no one tries to sneak a bit more than they should, so as everyone enters my place you will be give different colored tickets that you can exchange them for food and beverages, and I will have someone at the kitchen door checking to see that everyone stays within their allowed amounts….. No cheating please or else you will be thrown out of the party!

Now I will be serving only simple fare so it makes it pretty easy to keep track of what has been eaten.
But the preparation is somewhat tricky based on 25 people , because once you say “Yes, I(we) are coming there is no backing out because that would throw my plan off balance and ruin the whole evening and the distribution of the food and drinks.

So, since I will be serving sandwiches… Forget hot food everyone, because that is too hard to control!!

I need to make: And do not get too excited thinking about the food

37.5 cucumber sandwiches – 1.5 per person….. You must have your pink tickets

150 appetizers – 6 per person ……. You must have your yellow tickets

37.5 small cupcakes – 1.5 per person…… You must have your green tickets

75 small cookies – 3 per person……You must have your blue tickets


37.5 glasses of wine or beer – 1.5 glasses per hour/person ….. You must have your red tickets

4 gallons of lemonade ….. Served only in shot glasses to last the evening… You must bring your own shot glass with you!

So, remember no tickets no food or drink, and if you lose your tickets or misplace them; bad luck!! Keep an eye on your tickets if you want to have a fun evening with friends or otherwise it won’t be fun and you end up with nothing to eat or drink… Plus, I take no responsibility for the loss or misplacing of your ticket(s), and no trading tickets either with anyone else. Now we are ready to have a fun and enjoyable party!

If everyone remembers these simple to follow guidelines next time you are planning your next party for 25 people; I am sure your party will be the hit of the neighborhood then.

Enjoy your party!

Summer Time Legs

Exactly what you are thinking gals …. How do my legs look in the summer?? Sometimes we worry about are they looking good and is there any hair on my legs or did I forget to remove all the hair on them… These are the perils of showing your legs in the summer…. Another worry for me today!!

Well, it is said that you can use good’ol “peanut butter” to shave your legs with and that it will moisture your legs at the same time…… Now, after reading that I dashed out to the grocery store to buy a jar of peanut butter, so that I could shave my legs.

But before that I could enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that will give me the energy required to stake out on the adventure in my bathroom of shaving my legs with peanut butter. While making my sandwich it crossed my mind that peanut butter is a bit sticky and somewhat thicker than the other products available for removing hair on your legs….. But I knew that I was in for an action packed time after I finished eating my sandwich….. Bathroom here I come!!!

Of course I positioned everything next to the tub, so that no peanut butter would drip ( okay… peanut butter doesn’t drip) but plop onto the floor and then I step in it and that could be like stepping in doggy doddly in your back yard….. AND THAT I DON’TWANT!!!

I prepared my skin on my legs…. Summer legs are just a shave away…. I started to apply the peanut butter onto my leg… egit( I thought), but it promises great soft skin and good looking legs… I am always a gal that is looking for that sort of thing!!

Anyway, back to my peanut butter legs…. The bathroom smelt like one giant peanut butter cookie, but my legs didn’t look so good. But I knew once I shaved the peanut butter off my leg(s) I would be ready for summer… I even bought a new razor for my legs, because I didn’t want to use my old one from last season.

With my trusty razor in my hand I started or rather tried to remove the peanut butter from my leg… Though to tell you the truth it wasn’t that easy and the razor got clogged-up with the peanut butter after the first go, but I wasn’t going to give-up that easily !!!!

Determination is what is required… I carried on but after about 5 minutes things weren’t going the way they should be; easy to remove, smooth skin and removes the hair too( not at my place). I got a clogged razor, hair still on my legs and a bunch of peanut butter in my tub that I have to clean up too.

All these so called great ideas do not seem to be aimed at me, or it could be that I didn’t buy the right brand of peanut butter?? All I can say is that; don’t use chunky peanut butter because the chunks of peanuts may cause problems…. Maybe that is what I did wrong, because I always buy chunky peanut butter and not smooth.

Either way I don’t think I will be peanut buttering my legs again this summer, but instead buy a new jar and make myself my favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The perils of peanut butter in the summer season of 2015

Multi-tasking and My Attention

What I just read seemed to pop my bubble of how I thought us gals were great at multi-tasking, but NOOOOO, guys are supposedly better at least according to some study. I think they forgot to ask me and a couple of other gals about this topic of “Multi-tasking” to hear what we have to say about guys being great at it.

Okay, guys please don’t get me wrong here, but I really don’t see many guys doing more than one thing at a time, and this defiantly holds true when something has to be done…. No multi-tasking…. Just “I’ll do it when I have time”….. When that time is or will be is another question, but not now, later.

Plus, what is “multi-tasking”… drinking a beer and watching a soccer game or football game on TV all at the same time??? A challenging thought…. But no, it has to be more like drinking a coffee in the morning and reading the newspaper at the same time, or monkying around with your Smartphone and texting at the same time while sitting on the sofa and pretending to hear what I have to say. I am sure the list could be endless…. And some guys and gals can relate to this here.

As a gal my “multi-tasking” tasks are endless… Make breakfast, clean-up cook dinner set the table, go to work… talk on the phone , write an email, and the list goes on… I seem to be always doing two tasks at once, and it’s endless… but I’m not good at “multi-tasking” according to the study because I am a gal…..

I feel somewhat heartbroken with that thought, because I wanted to win the “Multi-Tasking gal of the year award 2015”, so that I could proudly display the award, and when you would walk into my home there on the wall…on display my “ Multi-tasking” award, but NO, so now what???
I’m doomed because of some article…. No, cool award on my wall this year!!!

But that isn’t the only thing going on… My attention span has been compared to a gold-fish… Now that just takes the cake!!! Okay, no cake on offer but still, I think I have a good attention span and can hold out a bit longer than a gold-fish.

But then again, I haven’t been hanging around any gold-fish lately, and to be honest; I’m not friends with any either…. What I don’t understand is; how can you ask a gold-fish if it is interested in something, and I am sure my interests are not the same as a fishes interests are….. Or am I over looking something???? Though it could be with the “multi-tasking” that a gold-fish is good at it and they meant that “guy” gold-fish are good “multi-taskers” . Now I’m curious?????

I need to get in contact with those “multi-tasking” guys and ask them about this whole thing… I can see it now “Gold fish are multi-tasking experts and have short attention spans” and this we know because we did an exclusive interview with Mr. Gold fish; the top ranking gold-fish in his tank! … That would be a real page turner!!!

So, if you own a gold-fish… Watch out and keep an eye on the “Multi-tasker(s)” in your home too!

Job Application …… Lebenslauf


HI everyone,
I thought I would share this with you.
Freddi die Bratpfanne

Originally posted on Freddi die Bratpfanne und Henny:

Hi friends,
Yes the week is about to end and I (Freddi) am looking for a job. Like you all know Henny has one. She’s a CEO of a big company and it seems that sometimes she is so busy that she doesn’t have enough time for me. So I thought I would apply for a job as COO at a company.
I thought maybe you would like to know a bit about me too, so here is my CV/ Resume:

Position Applying for: COO

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Name: Freddi die Bratfpanne
Age: young and shinny with no scratches

I would like to apply for the position of COO at your company and feel that I am the right “Bratpfanne” for the job. I am motivated and full of energy. I can deal with heated situations without any problems.
As a young dynamic “ Bratpfanne” I know that I could be a valuable…

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Timepiece of Happiness

Yes there was a time when we could simply be happy and didn’t need to be told that we were happy but nowadays… How the heck do I know if I am happy or not???? A couple of years back there was the mood ring where the stone changed its color so I knew if I was happy or what and the ring changed color too because I wore it too much and my finger turned green and not from envy.

Then there was the mood glasses too, they helped put the world in a rosy perspective, so to say, but they didn’t let me know if I was happy or not and not knowing that simple fact is somewhat disturbing, if you ask me…… Don’t ask!

But now I feel saved because there is a watch coming onto the market that will save me thinking and will just let me know if I am happy or not………..

Hummmm, I think I feel happy, but better check or else I won’t know and will be left in the dark wondering if I am happy or not???? Now that is a load taken off my shoulders… Not that I was worried about being happy or knowing if I was. The thought never crossed my mind before, but now with a watch to tell me if I am happy or not… Life couldn’t be easier and I can tell everyone after a quick glance at my watch if I am happy or not…

So, everyone out there just a warning; if you didn’t get a chance to look at my watch before seeing my face, be careful because it used to be that the facial expression gave a clue as to what mood the person is/was in. So, if you see a somewhat up-set look on my face steer clear because it means that I am in a bad mood, otherwise I am in a good mood and you can see this without looking at my watch or me looking at my watch either……. A plain simple fact!!! I bet you didn’t know that….

Then again, like the article mentioned I can wear the watch to bed and it monitors how I sleep if I move around in my sleep and how long I have slept…… I feel worn out just thinking about all that and then after trying to fall asleep not move too much, feel happy, have happy dreams and so forth….
Though when I wake up in the morning after a good night’s sleep I can inform everyone that I slept happily, am well rested and now happily awaiting the day to start… Where’s my coffee??? Or else I am in a bad mood…… No watch needed for this bit of information!!

Plus, to compare myself to friends….. OMG!!! There we go the start of ruining my friendship with friends and we are all comparing our happiness, sleeping habits and so on. I am not too sure doing that would be a good idea and what happens when one of us is happier than the other??? Wouldn’t it be a bit show-offy if I went around to my friends and said “Hey, look at how happy I am.” Okay, that is theory. But if they said that they were happier than me……Now what????

And to top it off… it will give me tips on how to change my lifestyle….. How does the watch know how I live and whether I eat healthy or not??? I like my lifestyle and I think I can think for myself and that wearing a happiness watch along with my normal watch would be a tad too much, but then again I would know if I was happy or not…… Even thought I have to buy my happiness watch to know that I am happy, but hey, to know I am happy is worth every cent!! Or ?????

Have a happy Friday

Hot Coffee and Cleaning the House….

You are probably asking yourself what have both of those in common… more than you think I say!

I read that there is a new coffee cup out there that can keep a cup of coffee warm for up to 45 minutes and then all you have to do is recharge it via USB and away you go with another cup of warm coffee.

This gadget I see as a real thing for guys, but I think it could be easy to say that the hot coffee cup may peter out after a time because if you only like your coffee hot and the battery only lasts 45 minutes… then what is left over, but a sorry cup of cold coffee and a dead battery, and if you don’t have a USB connection available, then you are “S… out of luck”!!!

With all these modern things around “how has one survived so long using a conventional cup for coffee?” Now that is a question that requires deep thought and scientific research.

But coffee is the essence of life; it tastes good, if made right. And with the right gadgets great coffee is just a step away, so to say and cleaning the house somehow goes hand in hand with a cup of coffee. It is said that guys have to do more house work after they retire from work and so I see a whole new dimension as to how to interest guys to do house work.

There you have it guys (once retired) your heated coffee cup, but wait a minute here! Wasn’t there once the headed coaster thing that you could place your coffee mug on and it would keep you mug of coffee warm for awhile??? Away, these sorts of gadgets are just things guys need to get them interested in the world of housework. Gals put your thinking caps on and get those gadgets out!!

Guys you cans have your robot vacuum cleaner (providing endless hours of entertainment) and maybe could hold a sort of vacuum race with your buddies to see who gets the job done first or who has the coolest dishwasher? Then it’s time for a coffee break and your coffee is still warm in your new heated mug…. Post a couple of messages and take a couple of selfies too. Who said housework has to be dull and boring for guys?

It is just an action packed event and this is all because of the new gadgets around these days. Then when the chores are done inside there’s the robot lawnmower to keep you from getting bored outside the house.

Guys, I could think of thousands of action packed ways for you to get involved in housework and not wait until you retire, because by then the coffee maybe cold, and who wants that?