“I got rice cookin’ in the microwave…”
-Travis Tritt

I never understood this, until about a year ago.
How many times did I sing-along with Travis Tritt’s “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” while also privately mocking the idea of…cooking rice in the microwave? (Okay…sometimes not so privately. I MAY have mused about this a time or two – on the air. Before thousands of listeners.) “WHO COOKS RICE IN THE MICROWAVE???”
And then I GOOGLED IT. Why? Because:
Summer in Flagstaff is wonderful, yes. Cooler than the “Valley of the Sun,” yes. But in my older, East-side home, THERE IS NO A.C. So, unless I am vigilant about opening and closing windows with every shift in outside temperature and humidity (and running noisy box fans in every room,) when it is 80 degrees outside, IT IS 80 DEGREES IN MY HOUSE.
And…since I can’t stand the heat, I stay out of the kitchen. Literally. Cooking with the stove or oven seems to add that 1-2 degrees that push me over my climate-tolerance threshold. Not doin’ it. But, apparently, my family needs to eat. Like…EVERY DAY.
And, as luck would have it, You CAN cook rice in the microwave!!!
>>Here’s how.<<
Thank God – and Travis Tritt -for Summer supper solutions. Enjoy.

Super Secret Fishing Spot!

Super Secret Fishing Spot!

With the lockdown we have all been experiencing, there has been much debate about going out of the house. It has become quite the moral quandary among many. However, in my family’s case. We just couldn’t stay inside.Enter, the “Super Secret Fishing Spot.”

It’s a spot my boyfriend Alex has gone to for years, and is breathtaking, if I am really being honest. It smells like heaven, has so many diverse nature things, like a tree struck by lightning, cool cinder rocks, trees that grow out of a side of an enclave above a gorgeous stream, and of course, many small fishies to catch and release. The breeze, fresh air, and seclusion made this place an ideal one for social distancing. (Which is why I will keep it super secret in this post.)

With staying home, I found my kids, who are 11 and 13, on their screens much more than I care to admit. So fishing became the perfect activity to get all of us some fun, keeping them focused and bonding along the way. I cannot express enough the joy it brought to us, even with a little too much sun, and the dirt and bugs I may never get off my car.

Still, thank you, “Super Secret Fishing Spot!” Your secret is safe with us.

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather…

So, Steve would rather clean his TOILET than clean MY CAR? Well…I guess I can’t blame him. I’ve been the only one IN my car for about 2 months now.  It turns out that GUESTS were my main reason to ever muck the thing out. (Okay…ONLY reason, tbh.) He also flat-out REFUSED to stick his hand in a paper bag that I had filled with my “findings” from under the seats, on the dash, in the cracks and “black holes,” etc. HA! His loss…There happened to be MONEY in there! (Along with the petrified banana peel, flip flops, and half of a grilled cheese sandwich.) And two bbq sauce-encrusted quarters and a sticky nickel spend the same as anyone else’s spankin’ clean 55 cents. HA. Maybe NEXT time you’ll gamble…LOSER! 😉 

PS- APPARENTLY having a messy car is also a MAJOR turn-off. Sooo…If he or she ever “singles you up,” maybe it’s time to change your wicked-slob ways. (I’m over trying to impress. Keeping MY wicked-slob-ways intact.)

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