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Move over Octomom or simply: We’re famous!

January 21, 2010 - Taste Buds
The Buds are a lot like the Secret Service. We try to keep a low profile and not draw attention to ourselves.

We like to slip into places incognito so we are able to give a true review of the eateries we visit.

Heaven knows what would happen if we walked into a joint, the owner recognized us and gave us the royal treatment! They might give us free food, free drinks, coupons, perhaps!

We wouldn’t want that now would we? That would not fall under the realm of unbiased reporting.

Still, word gets around ... what are ya gonna do?

We’re famous!

Yes, we are!


Are, too!

To prove it one just has to turn on the radio or perhaps pick up a copy of a little newspaper in Monroe County!

The Taste Buds nearly lost it when they heard their name evoked on a radio commercial touting a newly opened Japanese restaurant.

We won’t mention their name here but suffice to say they (the restaurant) must have been pleased with out review or they wouldn’t be using our names in their commercials!

Then, just when we thought it was safe to come out of our homes without being mobbed by fans, we got mentioned in the Monroe County Beacon.

Our names are in there twice (if you count the cutline!) and they’re spelled correctly!


And, since we are soooo famous and know how the other half lives, the Buds feel they know how NBC and Conan and Leno could have solved their mess waaay before now. Conan simply needed a good sex scandal!

His ratings would have gone through the roof and Leno would have been able to bow out a little more gracefully.

Problem solved!

For now the Buds are wearing dark sunglasses and wigs as well as sending decoy Buds out ahead of them when they leave their houses just in case the paparazzi start camping out on their front lawns! That is, of course, after they’ve finished watching Letterman.

Now for something totally different ....

The Buds are always getting stuff in the mail - and we love that - so we decided to start a “Find of the Month” section.

This week we are lauding the Juicebar.

This little invention is a miracle worker!

It is a pocket solar charger!


It can be used to charge a vast number of devices including cell phones, hand held games, iPods, MP3 players, PDAs, satellite navigation and more.

Simply charge up the Juicebar either using the SUN or your computer then use one of the 12 connectors and DC cable to charge your device.

The Buds used it on their cell phones and were pleased.

Bud Tricia wishes she had this little gadget when she accidentally left her cell phone charger in GERMANY and had to search high and low once she got back to Washington, D.C. to find a charger for her phone. She was stranded in the Capitol for a while and having a dead cell phone was not an option!

This would have come in very handy!

Now, here’s a recipe from Mary (Aggie) Matusik of Bridgeport. You can make up a batch and pass them out to the paparazzi hiding in your bushes or just feed them to your family!

Granny’s Oatmeal Cookies

In large mixing bowl combine:

1 cup oil

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup coconut

1 cup chopped nuts

2 cups oatmeal (not instant)

2 cups flour

Make balls as a big as a walnut. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown.


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