Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lion, the Other White Meat

Tantalizing Tuesday to you all, my little gingersnaps! I've got some good things in store for you today. Special thank you to Culinary Contessa who asked me yesterday how I was doing during the hiatus. In a matter of speaking... holiday blahs. But I'm back and feeling great after the med increase now that I'm blogging again. As I mentioned to you yesterday, during these tough economic times, I've had to let Willa the weatherwoman and Charlie the 405 traffic cam go, so you're on your own now with weather and traffic. So let's go ahead and move on!

There is a restaurant in Arizona that is going to offer African lion tacos. Apparently African lions aren't on the endangered list, so it's acceptable meat to sell according to the FDA. And I'm an omnivore (minus fish, unless you count tuna in a can packed in olive oil) but I don't think I could order a lion taco. Nope. Buffalo, sure. Alligator, already have. Rattlesnake, why not? But lion? Cute cuddly cousin of my 7 kitty cats? Nope. Na-ah. No way. And I'm not sure I want to be friends with someone who's eating a lion taco. Consider that a warning, gingersnaps.

Source: apnews

But do you know what is good to consume? Ginger! Ginger has long been known to cure nausea. But a new study out reports that ginger also can be used as an analgesic, meaning it can help reduce inflammation and muscle pain, even women's menstrual cramps. It can also prevent ulcers, aid in digestion and ease heartburn. While research is still on-going, it's also suggested that it can even lower cholesterol. So you need to make sure you get your daily dose of Ginger in order to live a healthy, happy life. (I added that last part)

You want to know a secret? I don't like ginger. At all. Not ginger ale, not even in desserts. Not even in *gasp* gingersnaps. That's right, I don't even like gingersnaps. We shall never speak of this again.

Source: healthland.time

You know what I do like though? The prospect of Alex Pettyfer playing Jace from the Mortal Instruments. And here is further proof that Alex is in talks to discuss playing the role. While no deal has been made yet, he has met with the director multiple times, and has read the books! *crosses my fingers*

Source: collider

I saw this picture in People yesterday, and first thing I noticed was the toddler needed a diaper change. Then I noticed the baby needed a diaper change and long ago too by the stains on his shorts. Ewwwww. But then I noticed Matthew McConaughey's legs. WTF? Is that a second pair of legs? Did they photoshop out his babymama that was walking behind him? Or maybe it's a Midget carrying his stash? Oh did I just say that outloud? They like to be called "Little People"! *slaps typing wrist* O_o Or perhaps does Mr. McC have four legs? Hmmm...

Source: people

Speaking of Photoshop... what did the magazine Allure do to Jennifer Aniston? I'm going to ignore that weird @ss thing she's doing with her mouth in all three pictures and focus on the obvious... they are trying to turn her into J.Lo. Or Suzanne Somers. You tell me, better? Worse? or WTF??

Source: dlisted

And now it's time for... DAMN YOU AUTOCORRECT!!!!

Source: damnyouautocorrect

The feces guy visits my kids every day. And I'm sick of it. Now if only my kids could poop out Fedex packages, that would be awesome.

Hey, WTF??!!

wtf photos videos - How Else Would One Walk With Their Fish?

see more WTF Pictures and WTF videos by Picture Is Unrelated

I know your first instinct is that this guy is crazy. But I'd totally try that. But with one of my bettas, not with a goldfish, cause that's just silly.

And that's all the time I have for today, but I promise to be back with more fun and gingersnaps (in spirit) same time, same place tomorrow. Until then, here is something you should know...

-OMG Facts


NOW... for the fun part. In light of the responses on my blog and on twitter, (and in honor of the fact that Alex Pettyfer is considering the role of Jace), I thought I'd do a giveaway. Because you guys need to read these books I keep pimping.

No wait... I'm going to do a BIG giveaway. Because I like books, and I like my readers, and I like Alex Pettyfer.

I'm going to giveaway the Mortal Instruments box set, Clockwork Angel AND I Am Number Four. Yes, THREE giveaways!

But ladies and gents, this is for ONE DAY ONLY. That's right. You've got only today to enter and I will announce the winner TOMORROW. Cause who likes to wait, right?

If you want to enter my giveaway (sorry U.S. residents only), leave a comment and specify which book you want to win (only one book please) and I will announce the three winners tomorrow. I'm not going to make you add me to your blogroll, tweet or blog about it. Just one entry per person, it's that easy!

And.... Go!


  1. Omg! I'd love to get my hands on that boxed set. I've been wanting to read those :)

  2. Okay, I would love Clockwork Angel since you are solely responsible for my Mortal Instruments obsession. It’s so great to have you back!!! Missed you!

  3. Since I have the mortal instruments and clockwork angel, put my name in the hat for I am number four please 

  4. Did you really have a 405 camera? I thought you were joking. I think it's safe to say it's jammed. Let's go with that. ;)

    What's the problem here? You don't think buffalo are cute?

    *GASP* No Ginger for Ginger?!!? I LOVE ginger..I'll consume enough for both of us. Wanna know something funny? I had some on my fish last night. For realz.

    I can't believe I have to decide on which book! I'm so confused! I want them all!! UGH!

    I think I'll say box set. I know we talked about #4, but I'll go buy it. I promise!

    Oh, and Jen..looks stupid. J-Lo. :P ugh

  5. I don't think I could eat lion...it feels weird eating a predator. But, it would be safe to say that they would eat me first if given the chance, unlike say, a cow. But, even as I write that, I realize, wait, I eat alligator occasionally-and they'd eat people.

    The middle pic of J-An bugs me b/c her clip in bangs look crooked, so she looks like she has a terrible wig on, or with those lips, a barbie with a bad bang cut.

    Ooh, a contest? sweet! I'd like the mortal instruments! I'd have to finally read it then :)

  6. I would love the box set. I have not started reading them, but your obsession makes me want to!

    Jen Aniston looks like Mr. Universe's love bot from Serenity in the last pic. Her eyes...they're dead. And the lips - fake. The hair is atrocious on a human. It's just bad all the way around.

  7. I have to point out that the restaurant is called Tacos y Tequila and I'm pretty sure that with enough Tequila, you would not notice even if it was one of your "Bun Buns" in the taco!

    I hoping those kids were in the water which is why their diapers are so full...otherwise...EWWWWW!

    That second photo of Aniston is all sorts of wrong. Her face looks off somehow and I realize she is very proud of her boobs (and why not) but she has posed this way so many times before. That wig is BAD!

    As you know, I bought "City of Bones" at your urging and ordered "I am Number Four" from Scholastic so I guess "Clockwork Angel" needs to be my next purchase.

    SO happy to have you back!
    Carolyn xo

  8. I admit it, I'm curious about the series and would totally love the box set to get me started. :)

  9. Wow! What a giveaway! I want the Mortal Instruments set really bad!!! Sign me up!

    I loved your Aniston commentary, still cracking up :)


  10. I would like to enter for I Am Number Four:)


  11. I have I am Number Four - it was totally awesome!!
    Please enter me into the boxed set giveaway!


  12. Mortal Instruments pleeeeaasse so I can see what all the Ginger fuss is about ;)

  13. God...so much to say....

    I would like to win the Mortal Instruments Box Set. I've never read them and, being part of the percentage of the population that hasn't read them, I am honestly a little scared of you at times.

    Also, this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of Jennifer Aniston and actually found her pretty or attractive. It's like the world has been turned upside down!

    I think you should lay off Matt. There is no diaper bag anywhere in that picture. He is obviously having on of those I'm-a-dad-so-I-forgot-the-diaper-bag-and-now-i'm-in-public-four-miles-from-the-nearest-rite-aid-and-quite-literally-up-shits-creek days. Every dad has had one of those days...it's not fun. Ever try to rinse off an inside-out-pull-up without getting it more wet by using glancing blows of the stream of water. It. Does. NOT. Work. So...have a little sympathy for the guy...

    Lion Tacos actually sound good. But I'd rather just have a nice thing lion steak...


  14. I'd love to win 'I am number 4'. Would be nice to read the book before the movie.

  15. I would love to win the Mortal Instruments box set! I already own the other two. I'm reading I Am Number Four right now and it's great so far! I bought Clockwork Angel without realizing that it's a prequel to the Mortal Instruments series, so now I feel like I need to read those first!

  16. I would never have known that was Jennifer Anniston if I hadn't been told - ick. Why take a beautiful woman and then mess with the pictures? So dumb!

    Anyway, you've interested me in the Mortal Instruments series - since your recommendations are so solid, and he's SOOO cute - so I'm hoping to win the box set.

    Glad you're back!!

  17. I would like " I am number 4" please.

  18. Love the post!

    I'd love Clockwork Angel please!!!!!

  19. I'm going with the boxset! I've wanted to read those an have just failed to pick them up.

  20. If I were to win, I would love TMI box set! I love Cassandra Clare!

  21. And my email address is: kira(dot)thomas(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. I want Clockwork Angel!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Clockwork Angel, please!!

    ~Monica Wittmer

  24. I was just thinking how if I were to do a giveaway, what it would be and stuff... and here you are doing a giveaway, which is not only awesome, but also takes all the stress off me thinking of doing one myself. Because then I'd be a copycat (although, what a great person to copy:)

    I would like to win Clockwork Angel.

    Also, J.Ani... Seriously, what is with those pictures? You are right: J.Lo and/or Suzanne Somers. This falls into the "worse" category. She is lovely the way she is (without the strange mouth thing.)

  25. I would like " I am number 4" please.

  26. Oh I have never read The Mortal Instruments. So I am entering to win the Mortal Instruments box set. please and thank you! :)

  27. I own the others so I would like I am number four. :) Thank you

  28. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    I'd love to win a copy of Clockwork Angel.

  29. I would love to win the Mortal Instruments box set :)

    My second choice would be I am #4.


  30. Well I would LOVE the Mortal Instruments box set! But I am number four looks like a great book too!

  31. That was not ment to be anonymous I would like " I am number 4 " very sorry for the double post I am doing this from my cell

  32. I'd like the Mortal Instruments box set.

    *rolls die*

  33. Awesome contest! And I hate whatever they did to Jennifer Aniston in those pics. So weird.
    I would like to win I Am Number Four.

  34. I would like to be enter in the giveaway for the Mortal Instruments box set. Thanks!

    Great blog post today...too funny as usual!!!

  35. The Mortal Instruments boxed set

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Peek a boo!

    I'd like book #1 since I've never heard of them. *slaps myself*

    Okay, so Jennifer looks weird. Looks nothing like her.

    I'm gonna have to look into taking some Ginger pills. Seems like a good thing.


  37. I really want clockwork angel since I loveeeee Tmi but alas I'm a poor college kid and can't afford it. So for now I'm placating myself with rereading tmi and trying not to get spoiled from cassie clare's twitter.

  38. I'd love to win The Mortal Instruments set. I (somehow) still haven't read them and definitely need to get on that. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

  39. I would like to read Clockwork Angel! I lvoe Cassie Clare:) Thanks for the giveaway!

    And Jennifer Aniston looks totally airbushed. It doesn't make her look any younger though. :P

    --Sasha Switz,

  40. Yum.
    I'm so excited for that effing movie.
    You have no idea.
    i'm pretty sure you do have an idea. =]

    I've yet to read Clockwork Angel and I would LOOOOOVE to win it. <333


    I love Ginger.
    When I go to sushi, which I also love, I always ask for extra ginger because I eat all of it...
    I guess it's because I'm asian...
    because I like Ginger.
    Not sure which yet.
    But I'll get back to you on it. =]

  41. I own the Mortal Instruments books already (great series - cannot wait for the movie!!) but I would love to win I Am Number Four so I can read before that movie comes out!

  42. So I am thinking Immortal Instrument it just sounds so good. Please pick me I will love you forever =).

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  44. An Amazing Giveaway!
    I've read all of TMI books and CA so I'm going to have to go with I Am Number Four!


  45. Thanks so much for the shout out, Ginger!! I'm so glad you're back!! : )And I'm not a big fan of ginger either. The root thingy. The spice? Eh. If it goes in a recipe. Whatevs.

    Um...Jennifer Aniston...um...she frightens me. ROBOT!!! I totally called it. ; )

    And, um, that pic of shirtless Alex? I'm pretty positive that I need that blown up and taped to my ceiling. Mmhmm.

    As for the giveaway, I happen to already own the MI series and Clockwork Angel (LOVE!!), so I think it would be pretty amazing to win I AM NUMBER FOUR. *crosses fingers*

    Thanks so much, Ginger!! I'll see ya tomorrow!! *hugs*

  46. I'd love Clockwork Angel! I have all the MI books, just need to get my butt in gear and actually read them! I know, shame on me.

  47. I would LOVE to have Clockwork Angel! Thanks!

  48. This is such a cool giveaway idea!
    At first I thought 'eep I have the Boxed Set and I am Number 4, I don't want to take the chance away for others..'
    But knowing this comment is to win Clockwork Angel RULES!

    Thank you!

  49. Oooh I'd love that Mortal Instruments boxed set! WOW!

  50. Please enter me for Clockwork Angel.


  51. I've been dying to read the mortal instrument series so put me down for that set!! :)

  52. I would love to win I Am Number Four! Thanks for the giveaway!


  53. The Mortal Instruments Box set for sure. This is an awesome giveaway

  54. HAAAAAAAAA Love the post! I freakin love autocorrect! Hiarious!

    I would LOVE the box set! This is one hell of a giveaway! You are the SHEET! (I don't want to curse) LOL So Thank you thank you!!!


  55. I hit send too fast. I live in AZ and I know the place you are talking about. Ha ha or should I say Mwaaa haaa haaa I called my Local PETA peeps and had them protest! WEEEEEE

  56. I would like "I Am Number 4" please and thank you!!

  57. I would like "I Am Number 4" please and thank you!!

  58. I want Clockwork Angel!!! Well, all of them really, but I'm restraining myself. Such fun little bit of sunshine in my cloudy day. Glad Twitter brought me here!

  59. Lion tacos? No thank you.
    Jennifer Aniston looks great but WTF is up with her mouth? Love all the pictures of Alex Pettyfer, what a hottie..lol
    And the box set is on my list of shit to read, just havent had the money to buy the books, so winning them would be amazing..lol

  60. Omigosh! This is so great thanks for the giveaway! Throw me in for Clockwork Angel please!


  61. Hi Ginger - it's me, Ginger (we met on twitter today hehe). I would LOVE the Mortal Instruments box set!!! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway :-)


  62. Yay, is it still today? I'd like to read I am Number 4, because a friend just told me I should. And I try to do what I'm told. If it sounds good.

  63. I can't wait to see Alex in I Am Number Four!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    I'd love to win I Am Number Four (:


    Saba M.

  64. I'd love to win Clockwork Angel! Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!