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{ManDay} Monday… If You Don’t Believe Me Just Watch

Hey Luv-lies,

I want to do this work out!!

… of course, I’ll have to work on my balance…

What are you working on today?
Do Tell …

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{ManDay} Monday … From the Heart of A Baby Boy

Good {ManDay} Monday Luv-lies!!

Found this little gem.  Thought I’d share it with you.  I know that you’ll luv it as much as me


Do You Luv It?

Do Tell ….

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{ManDay} Monday … I Like My Shots in Chocolate Chip Form

Good Monday Morning Luv-lies!!!


Dominique Ansel Bakery is the man behind today’s ManDay Monday inspiration.

Known for such bakery delights and the ‘Cronut‘ {pictured above} – a hybrid pastry fancied out of combining the donut with the croissant.


this sweet and gooey taste of nostalgia with the clever handle – ‘Fro Smo’.  Did I say that its made ‘torched to order’?


#Yumlicious!!!!  … just add cracker… graham.  of course.

With the temperatures still in the single digits, I think that I’d like to snuggle up to one of ‘Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot’ inspired dessert


I’ve got to get the ingredients before the next snow storm!!

Watch the video and get the recipe.

You won’t regret it!!

What delish culinary delight is keeping you warm tonight?

Do tell …


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{Man}Day Monday … Yes, but Does He Have a Koala?

Hey Luv-lies,

Good Morning!

Good Monday Morning!

If it’s Monday. And it’s Morning.  Then that means only one thing here at the ‘Phat’…


Why is it that Guys come up with the damndest things!  It’s like they never stop drumming up danger AND suspense!

Take this video recorded by all of the testosterone over at Dude Perfect

Interesting.     Suspenseful.      Head Scratching.      Adventurous.      Risky….

What adjective would you add to the mix?
Do Tell…

There’s definitely one question to ask, after watching this….
Why do the Guys do That?

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{Man}Day Monday:: Be his Chocolate Candy on V-Day

Hey Luv-lies,

There’s not that many more days left, before cupid rears her luv-ly head.  Still empty-handed, or worse, without a clue as what to buy for your Valentine Love?



If your Man Crush is a techie, then you’re in luck.  Here are a couple of  digital gadgets that will assure that you will be his chocolate candy on this night meant for love.


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{MAN}Day Monday: 6 reasons that The Broncos wished they hadn’t played in Super Bowl XLVIII

Good Morning Luv-lie,

How about Super Bowl XVLIII?!   Full disclosure, usually when I watch the Super Bowl, it’s mostly in anticipation of  the new commercials.  It seems that companies really pull out ALL of the stops.  And they didn’t disappoint (the commercials, that it).  What was a major disappointment; however, was the fact that the Denver Bronco’s didn’t show up for the game!   In as few words as points that Denver scored, the sports headline for today is :  ‘The Broncos: Orange Crushed!’

As a recap, here are 6 Reasons that The Broncos wished they hadn’t played in Super Bowl XLVIII:

1.  At the start of the game, during the coin toss, ‘Broadway’ Joe couldn’t contain himself long enough for the referee to get an answer from Seattle as to whether they wanted heads or tails.  Come on Joe, the temperature was 49 degrees and no snow to be seen …. for miles!


2.  The fastest score -[12 seconds] – in Super Bowl history happened when the Broncos gave up a safety on the first offensive play of the game.  *BLINK* *BLINK*


 3.   Equation for Success:   Seahawks’ defensive end Cliff Avril gets all up in Manning’s grill & hits his arm [causing a botched pass] +  Seahawks’  linebacker Malcolm Smith being in the right place, at the right time – that seemed to be the case for  the Seahawks the entire game  *side eye* – and intercepting the pass = a 20 yard Seahawks’ touchdown with just under three minutes left to play in the first half.  Nothing like going into the locker room with a 22-0 score at the biggest game of the season (I’m just saying)


4.   Second half of the game opened with Seahawks’ first round pick, Percy Harvin returning a short kick for 87 yards – and a 29-0 score at the start of the third quarter.  Nothing like Special Teams showing their ass too!


 5.  The Whiz running Buffalo Wild Wings’ Twitter account sent this ‘Tweet heard  ’round the Twitterverse”.  Might as well ‘do you’.


6.  Not granting any post-game interviews, Seahawks’  Marshawn Lynch’s postgame locker room dance said it all!  I ask, “what’s a celebration if there’s no Victory Dance“?!


What do you think about Super Bowl XLVIII?

Do Tell ….

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{MAN}day Monday:: The Ohio State Marching Band’s Tribute to Hollywood

Happy Monday Luv-lies,

Hope all is well if your neck of the frozen tundra *smirk. smirk. smile. wink*

With the anticipation of  Super Bowl XLVIII in less than a week, I can’t help but wonder ‘how am I going to get through seven months until the next training camp?’  I know that they’ll be loads of basketball (both, college and pro), hockey, tennis and let’s not forget The Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia {just to name a few}, there’s just nothing that seems to take the place of a good hard-hitting, smash-mouth football game.  Oh well! … one can only wish

I’m thinking that perhaps a look back on one of the spectacular half-time shows from the Ohio State Marching Band    juuuuust might do the trick and put me in a better place about this whole ‘no football for seven month thing’.  I’m sure that you’ll agree.

So, like the announcer in the video says “… grab that box of popcorn and settle down in your seats!  We’re going to the movies!…”

*this may be the best spent 8:49 sec of your day!*  I almost guarantee it!

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{ManDay} Monday:: ‘… you mad, bro’

Good Morning Luv-lies,

This weekend was filled with loads of good stuff to watch on television, don’t you think?  How about the S.A.G. awards – which I have to say, I kind of watch only when I remember and, if I happen to be surfing through the on screen guide *side eye*.

SAG Statue

In case you didn’t tune in, here’s a little (and I mean little) recap: American Hustler won for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Pictures’, newcomer Lupito Nyongo took won home for ‘Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role’ for ‘Twelve Years a Slave’, and the always delightful, Maggie Smith for ‘Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series’ for Downton Abby – just to name a few.  Don’t you find that the most fun in watching these things is, not only finding out if you’ve correctly picked the winners, but also in seeing what (or should I say ‘who’) the celebs are wearing?

This is where I play ‘the Joan Rivers of it all’ and become the fashion police!  I do find that for the most part, my list of the celebs that come ‘dress to the nines’ closely matches The Best Dressed List.  I might have one or two that, either, should be included in the list or should be on The Worst Dressed List.


‘ManDay Monday’  Musings !


And for all of us Sherlock Holmes fans, there is the Season 3 return of our fav sleuth in ‘The Empty Hearse’.  I don’t know about you, but just the title was intriguing enough for me to tune in.  After a two year wait (Yes! I can’t belief that they’ve made us wait two loooong years!) and trying to figure out if/how our beloved Sherlock, faked his death at the conclusion of Season 2, this season’s episode opens with

Holmes about to rise from the grave, in all of his splendor and glory!

Isn’t that what we wanted {and predicted} anyway.

  Needless to say, his bestie, wouldn’t have it any other way {right?}.  Makes me want to say, ‘Hey Watson! Be careful what you wish for’!   And, if, during his two year hiatus,  Sherlock thinks that things have remained the way that he left them, he has another think coming!…. It’s been TWO YEARS after all!!!!


by the episodes end, we find out that –  we are only hearing a theory –  from someone who wishes that the nominal sleuth were still alive!

Ohhhhhh. The delightful. Well written.  World of Sherlock Holmes!

…. More …. ‘ManDay Monday’


Lately, we seem not to be able to get through a week without a story of some ‘bone head’  wagging their damned tongue before putting their brain in gear!  This week’s  Ass that’s on the chopping block::  Reality- TV  ‘The Bachelor’s’  star Juan Pablo Galavis.   This dude has his PR people in overdrive trying to repair/make excuses for and/or, otherwise attempt to minimize the thoughtless Anti-Gay ‘Pervert’ comment that he made in reference to the homosexual community.

If you’re like me, you rather hear it with your own ears! So, listen to the sound bite here.

Want to see it in print?  Read it here.

He says that he meant to say homosexuals are   “…. more affectionate and intense”.  He says that his ‘misuse of the word ‘pervert’ is because he doesn’t have a complete grasp on the English language.  I have just one word.  BULLSH!GG!TY !!!!


What’s a Sunday without Football?!

…. ManDay Monday Madness ….



There were two exciting NFL Playoff games this weekend.  Both games were nail biters, to say the least.  And both were not without their controversy

NFL 2013 week 20 score

but it was the ‘off the hook’ ‘rant heard around the world’ by the Seahawk’s Cornerback, Richard Sherman,  that left sports reporter Erin Andrew, speechless {almost}.

Listen to the Sound Cloud here 

Read the Twitter-verse’s response here

Witness the madness with your own eyes here

Well Luv-lies, I’m fresh out of Men acting badly fodder.

How was your weekend?  Did someone talk about you?  *sarcasm intended*

Do Tell …


{Man-Day} Monday:: My News Programming is filled with too much testosterone…

Happy Evening Luv-lies

Hope that your day was relaxing and your morning weather ‘uneventful’.

After the polar vortex of last week, which, by the way… how did you make out with that? polarbearBar living in Hawaii, I’m sure that- last Monday- the temperature  in your neck of the woods, dipped well below anything that seemed conducive to human life ….

Whew! That was a real mess!  I didn’t open doors, windows – nothing….. alllllll daayyy!  It was too damned cold!  Just the memory has me shi-vvvvering….

This has certainly been a better Monday…. actually, the end of last week was far better than its beginning.

Okay.  That’s enough of that thought.

Can you say, ‘ I want summer’?

… Moving On …

As of late, I’ve been lucky enough not to have to navigate the craziness that is ‘rush hour’ traffic.  Throughout the day,  I do get out and about, but I try, very hard, to miss that lunacy.


 So, today was no different.  I came in, threw today’s ‘goodies’ on the island in the kitchen, washed my hands in preparation for fetching something soothing to drink from the fridge and turned on the evening news.  The early version.  Now, I live in what I consider to be a somewhat ‘big city’.  If not by residents per capita, at least by the – more than daily – crime reports, weather disturbances and traffic foul ups.  So, suffice it to say, there are three crucial local news stories that I, immediately expect to hear, whenever I turn on my local morning/afternoon/evening report ::

1.   The latest Local Crime Report … what occurred … and where it occurred while I was sleeping/at work or running errands.  (I need to assess how unsafe my neighborhood may have become while I was out being me) & any follow up to any recent unresolved and/or unsolved criminal activity (I need to remember where to be especially vigilante while I’m out and about)

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2.  The Local Traffic Report … need to know if I have to leave earlier/ hang around a little longer or to stay put altogether.  The other decision that is  driven (pardon the pun) upon the traffic conditions are: any accidents/incidents that may lend itself to me taking an alternate route (because being stuck in traffic is not my first choice of fun places to be)

traffic messiness


last, but not least

3.  The Local Weather Report … again, any weather-related conditions that may have happened while I was sleeping/at work or somewhere shopping (and not paying any attention to what is going on outside…. Shopping does that to us.  Doesn’t it?)  Don’t you want to know ifWill I need an umbrella, rainboots ( when I was younger, we called them galoshes.  Are they still called that?  Okay, Okay!. I digressed….) or no coat at all? And here’s that school bus question again –  how many school buses can I look forward to sitting behind? (because in my neck of the woods, school is cancelled if the fog is too thick, the snow too deep or the wind is too blustery. And, needless to say, the number of school buses on the road definitely makes a difference.  Big. Difference.) Other considerations –  Will I have to shovel/scrape or blow snow off of and/or away from some surface before I get started?  Will there be a rain event sooooo wet that it rivals going through a carwash?

All super-duper important.

 weather buttons

 …. you get the idea….

So, needless to say, I was  fit to be tied  beside myself when the FIRST fifteen minutes of My Local  news cast was monopolized by multiple national/regional  eff -ups!  All male related!

First Up! The

  A. Rod Doping Debacle!

Yes!  Although, I am interested in knowing what is happening in the world of crime.  It is the crime that is occurring in my backyard that reeealllly concerns me!


… Followed By …



Again!  I am concerned about the traffic!  But. This!  This is too much to try to digest!




SECOND!  Allegations of questionable misuse of Hurricane Sandy Funds!

Yes!  I want to be kept abreast of the latest criminal activities…

…. bahhhhhhht ….. ‘come on Chris…

… you had to know this might fall into the category of  ‘Shady

chris christie sandy commercial

And.  Waaaaaaay!  Way! before we got to the part of the news that are the ‘must have’ entrees on my News Menu, there were these other ratchet testosterone driven acts!::

 ~ The Dennis Rodman Basketball bullshiggity!

~  A rebroadcast of the peeping-tom case, of the award-winning urologist, Adam Levinson

~  The continued, boring Eliot Spritzer sexual scandal ‘thang’

Are you serious!

This is far too much reporting of non-Local,  male deviant behavior for me!  Especially at the start of the news cast!

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I really can care less about the gender of the offender of bad news, regardless to when in the newscast it is reported.  But today’s broadcast  just wreaked of ‘maleness gone bad’.  And too much of it, up front and in my face!

Me: thinking ~~~*could  this be me in a cray cray moment? or, perhaps … in a menopausal madness moment*

hummmmmmm … I’m just saying

What is there too much of in your day?

Do tell….