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

Beverages:

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!

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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!

Sataurday’s Can Be Fun!

HI Freinds,
We thought maybe you would like to meet us too!
Euer,
freddi die Bratpfanne und Henny in Hamburg

Freddi die Bratpfanne und Henny

Hi friends,
Yesterday was such a really great day! Freddi and me were really feathering around town.
Henny and Goerdie
Freddi and me with Geordie the goose. .. We had to be careful, because he wanted to bite us. I think he forgot who we were because we hadn’t seen each other for years.
alsterwasser
Me and Freddi enjoying an Alsterwasser …. Nothing better than a refreshing stop before fluttering about town again.
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Freddi and me enjoying a tea with some of my other friends that Freddi didn’t know before…. I think Freddi enjoys meeting new freinds.

We hope that you had a great Saturday too?
Euer,
Freddi die Bratpfanne und Henny

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Guys and Gossip

I almost fell off the kitchen chair just now when I read that „Guys Gossip“… That is something that I would have never thought of in a million years!!! My golly; I had to read it in a news paper to confirm my thoughts after all these years…. Thank you newspaper article for letting me know that my thoughts were true…. I really feel relieved now and can get on with my Sunday!!!

Plus, not only the gossip article there was another one in another weekend paper that showed how guys brains are working with thoughts… No scientific stuff, but more categorized about life, and what you guys think about makes me wonder ????

Back to gossip connected to the brain: This whole gossip business made me think and I know I have written about gossip before, but never in this context of each section of a guy’s brain what have they gossiped about or are gossiping about.

So each section of the guy’s brain I guess inspires guys to gossip or is it talk…. I’m confused here

1. “ Beer section”: Now that is something I know has potential for hours of discussion and to gossip about who drinks which brand of beer and where can you get the best deal on a six-pack. Defiantly gossip potential here!

2. “S…. section” : You all know what I am talking about here, without spelling the word out. There too is an endless gossip topic that guys can dream about; compare notes on the subject and fantasize about something for hours, but first a couple of beers to get the conversation rolling…

3. “Making money section”: The most important thing of all or not??? The size of your wallet makes you a man and the thinner it is ….. Sorry, most chicks won’t like you, nor will you have many so called friends either.. But you can gossip about each other’s salaries or how much the boss earns and “why aren’t you earning that much?” Money is a topic which can be gossiped about forever!

4. “ Hot air- doing nothing section”: Oh, now doing nothing and just shooting the breeze about nothing and trying to look good in front of the other guys is a past time for many guys or just talking about nothing trying to impress some gal or someone else.. But you can gossip with the other guys about this and tell them how they BSed some chick into believing something… Life at its finest hour!!

And last but not least on the gossip / brain list was:

5. “Eating section”: Food definitely a must because who has eaten at the best restaurant or who’s partner can cook the best meal or even exchanging your favorite recipes and maybe even start a cooking club to combine all the above mentioned so that the gossip is focused and not just aimless conversation. Good gossip is the key to life and without it we would all be lost!

As for the chicks brain there was a diagram too, but I’ll get back to that later on this week.

Guys enjoy gossiping whatever the topic maybe!

Love

Love – What is love? A good question if you ask me, ok, you didn’t. But I got wondering about the word “love” and its meaning and what does it mean to people.

Yes, tomorrow is the big “I love you” day. But even after reading all the definitions of the word love and what scientists say love is. I am still wondering about the word……

I asked some of my friends what the word “love” meant and I got many answers to my question and it didn’t always have to do with a relationship with someone. Love spread far and wide and wasn’t limited to another human. So, what is “love” if it doesn’t only have to do with another human????

• enjoying a meal – I loved that

• a movie – I loved that movie

• the beach – I love the beach

• a glass of wine – I love this wine

• a beer – I love beer ( didn’t want to leave the beer drinks out)

• my car – I love my car ( how true in our house- who/ what does my guy love more- me or the car???)

• a walk – I love to take a walk

• a book – I loved reading that book

• coffee – I just love this coffee

• cell phone – I love my cell phone ( would be lost without it!)

• a day out – I just loved our day out

• my shoes- I love my new shoes ( gals – I couldn’t forget us)

Those are soooooo many things with the word “love” and it seems that we really never think about how often we use the word “love” and that it doesn’t have to do with real love… It’s just a saying or a use of words in a sentence with the word “love”, but do we really mean it when we say “love” in those sentences????

Maybe the word “love” should be reconsidered and then I would really know what “love” is? Because it seems this word cannot be pinpointed to a definite thing or person…… Love is everywhere.

Take time for “love” and not only for that one day a year but every day and maybe “love” can be enjoyed then in all its aspects….. Love is a great word!!

Multi Tasking Catastrophe

My day is now ruined by the multi tasking news report that men are better at it than us gals….. I’m sunk!! Whoever would have dreamed that guys would overtake us gals at our favorite thing – multi tasking?

Well, I surely never dreamed that the day would come when it would be announced that guys are better than us gals at multitasking. I have been multitasking for years with the household and at work and wherever else I need too. Have guys been secretly taking notes so that they can copy the way we manage our time by doing a couple of things at once????

I bet I know how it started… at least in my house. My guy is hiding behind the newspaper pretending that he is reading it and saying to me when I ask him “can you help me?” , but what do/did I hear “sorry, honey I’m busy reading the newspaper.” Right, now I know he was there taking notes studying the way I multitasked around the house and now after a couple of years has collected enough information to be able to multitask better than me.

Ok, this does not hold true around our place and I would guess he will be multitasking out in the garage- fiddling around with the car drinking a beer and chatting with one of his buddies…. Multitasking at its finest – Right guys???? Whereas, I am cleaning the house loading the washing machine and then the dishwasher… as my guy would say you are better at multitasking in the house then I am!!!

Now the work issue of multitasking could be that my guy coworkers have been taking notes too to try to figure out just how do we gals multitask at work… though multitasking at work isn’t always a good idea, if you ask me because you may not always accomplish what you want to and it may be be counterproductive too. Then again what is multitasking at work?? Talking on the phone and drinking a coffee or is it being in a boring meeting and listening to the chair speaking and you are playing with your cell phone??? Multitasking at work takes on many forms when I look around my office and so I think I better keep on my toes so that you guys don’t win the multitasking award of 2012 at our office.

I think I will look into this guy thing that guys can multitask better than us gals this weekend because I as a gal do not want to lose the reputation of not being able to multitask …. I could cry at the thought… though my guy could take over my multitasking at home and I could then spend some more time multitasking with my friends over a coffee and a good chat.

Enjoy your multitasking !!!

For Guys who like Beer

While doing nothing all day at my desk just drinking coffee and surfing the internet; I came across an article that is a real “must have” for guys. Naturally, all you gal readers may want to rush out and buy one for your boyfriend or husband so please read on.

I must say I have never laughed so hard reading an article before and my secretary heard me laughing and came in and asked me if everything was ok and when I showed her the article she was in tears because she was laughing soooo hard too.

Guys you would never imagine were you can store your beer when you are out and about and it’s not in a flask either. Though you could put other beverages in there too if you do not drink beer.
Has anyone guessed where it’s strapped to your body???? Well, I will tell you the answer -> Hold onto your beer bottle now -> -> The answer is onto your body under your trousers or jeans and in a plastic thing and the spigot hangs out of your zipper.

My question on those guys who invented that: How can you serve your beer in the public? Maybe someone may think you’re a bit bonkers if you pull out the spigot from your jeans and pour yourself a fresh beer.

Another somewhat disturbing thought is that hopefully the guy is clean down there and is wearing fresh underwear, because I would not want to be served a fresh beer and find out that he hasn’t washed himself and isn’t wearing clean underwear. That thought somehow puts me off drinking beer.
And another thought how do you keep the beer cold without freezing your manly parts off? Do any of you guys have an answer to that ??? And if so please tell me.

But I seemed to have forgotten the good’ol guy side of things here. Guys could sit around and watch the football game together and everyone has their favorite brand of beer with them and the host only needs to supply the glasses or there could be spigot contests to see which guy’s spigot is the longest or you are at a meeting and it’s a warm day and one guy suggests “ How about a beer?” Everyone can get their paper cup out and the guy with the beer unzips his trousers and whips his spigot out and everyone can then can sit back and enjoy a beer. What more does a guy need???

On top of that I have thought of some other obstacles which you guys could encounter with such a great thing. In the summer there could be a problem when you are at the beach because you have to wear a pair of baggies otherwise, the guy would look a bit ridiculous in one of those tighter fitting swimming trunks. Then again it would be great if you are out fishing or even on the golf course -> imagine you are out on the golf course with your buddies playing a round and at the 10th hole everyone is thirsty for a beer; well all one of the guys has to do is whip out his spigot and everyone has their paper cups ready and there you go -> you can enjoy a lukewarm beer at the 10th hole!!!

I wonder how much beer such a thing holds?? Anything under a six pack seems a waste of time to me and wouldn’t be worth carrying around with you.

Plus, another dimension too this whole thing is the dating part. The guy asks a gal out and she says yes, and both decide to take a romantic walk on the beach watching the sunset and while you are walking enjoying the scenery the guy asks you if you would like a beer? You say: Yes

What does the guy do? He whips out 2 paper cups and his spigot from his fly and serves you a beer. That’s what I would call a really great time !!!!! let alone I would laugh my head off, but I know some gals could be shocked and then hopefully the guy has enough manners to say that his beer is in his trousers and ask if it is ok if he takes his spigot out.

But if you are adventurous like me I would enjoy the whole situation because it brings a whole new aspect to the meaning of going out for a drink.

So guys if you want to take your beer with you please don’t forget your beer container with the spigot for your jeans. Enjoy your beer!!!