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It Still Gets Me Every Single Time

by Courtney on May 24, 2012

Last night was so much fun!

Shortly after Jay and I arrived over at Joe & Kate’s house yesterday evening, we got the chance to pop a little bubbly after finding out that Joey got a new job!


Congratulations, buddy! Smile


Hey, you know I’m always up for an excuse to celebrate with a little champagne.


It was tastin’ pretty good last night too, so don’t let that one glass fool you. Kate and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Winking smile

We also didn’t have to wait too long for dinner to be ready, which was awesome because I was starrrrrving.


I had a black bean veggie burger from the grill, corn on the cob, and a serving of this delicious brown rice salad that Kate put together.


It had celery, apples, almonds, and dried cranberries, all mixed with a little lemon juice and maybe olive oil(?). Either way, it was delicious and I’m excited that Jay even said it’s something he’d eat again so I’m totally going to try recreating it.

**Edited to include the recipe! Courtesy of Kate, herself. Thanks, Kate!


While we were sitting down to dinner, I was introduced to this awesome corn butter contraption which I am now in love with. Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock, since I’ve never seen one of these, but I SO need to get my hands on one for myself.


Growing up, my family always just had a separate “corn butter” that we would simply roll our ears of corn in. It wasn’t messy, and was actually fairly convenient, but I’m diggin’ this new little guy. Now if I could just figure out a way to make salting my corn easier

After dinner, the four of us ended up sitting around the kitchen table catching up and having a little dessert.


Yesterday afternoon, I had whipped up a batch of healthier brownies made with some crushed Oreos and they were deeeeelish.

Joey approved. Winking smile


I ended up snacking on two (+ another bite) throughout the rest of the evening while sipping on a glass of Rosé wine.


The four of us definitely had a few good laughs while sitting around the table last night…one of which was the fact that me and they’re cutie of a kitty, Iris, became good pals for the evening.


Apparently Iris doesn’t usually love the ladies, but me and her were like *this.* Winking smile


So one of the other things that had me laughing so hard I thought I might pee my pants was our viewing of some various YouTube videos. One of the videos, which I’d never seen before was flippin’ hilarious (Alyssa, I know you’ll appreciate this) by Jenna Marbles.

**If you’ve never watched Jenna Marbles, just be forewarned that she impersonates Pit Bull in this video and does not hold back with the cursing; so if you’re at work, you may want to wait to watch this one ‘til later if ya know what I mean…


Another video we came across that has made me laugh for YEARS now (and even still gets me every.single.time.) is this old TV blooper of two news reporters called “Black and Gus.”

Please tell me I’m not the only one who finds this stinkin’ hilarious?

I think the first time I ever saw this video was on one of those TV blooper shoes back in high school, and I can remember sitting in my parents’ living room watching it and absolutely losing it. Tears streaming down the face and everything. For some reason, it’s just one of those things that strikes me funny wayyyy more than it should, but good lord I love it. Smile

Alright, off to work I go…catch you gators later!

Questions for the Morning:

  • Do you have anything that has ever stricken you funny way more than it should?
  • What are some of your favorite kinds of TV bloopers?

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1 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie May 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

Sounds like such a fun night and I love that you and the cat bonded :) I love watching youtube videos. One of my favorites is one where Bill O’Reilly freaks out and then someone remixed it — two different videos and both amazing :)
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2 Khushboo Thadani May 24, 2012 at 7:59 am

Ohh I kinda have a hankering for a burger and glass of wine suddenly! Thanks Courtney…thanks a lot :)!
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3 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life May 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

That corn butterer contraption looks really cool! I love random kitchen gadgets like that! I love TV bloopers when the anchors totally loose it and start cracking up. The laughter in contagious and it gets me every time. Congrats to Joe on his new job!
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4 Angela @ Health, Happiness, & Harmony May 24, 2012 at 8:13 am

That salad looks delicious! Reminds me almost of a Thanksgiving stuffing. :)
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5 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie May 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

Have you seen Betty White’s show “off their rockers”? HILARIOUS…you would love it.
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6 Courtney May 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

OMG YES! Soooo funny!!


7 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss May 24, 2012 at 8:26 am

oh, you know me so well.

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8 Courtney May 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

LOL…literally, CRACKING UP watching that thing. Almost texted you too ;)


9 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 24, 2012 at 8:26 am

What a fun night! Champagne, burgers, brownies, and laughing with friends sounds like the perfect evening to me! :)
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10 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile May 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

I love Jenna Marbles, she kills me. And I am so intrigued by that corn thing! I’ve never heard of that either haha
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11 Blog is the New Black May 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

What IS that corn butter thing?!
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12 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 24, 2012 at 8:37 am

Crushed oreo healthy(er) brownies?! Recipe please!
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13 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 24, 2012 at 9:32 am

exactly what i was going to say! ;) recipe please?!
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14 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Yes! Please share the wealth!
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15 Mailoha September 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm



16 Miz May 24, 2012 at 8:42 am

OMGosh we are so so so starting a CORNBUTTER tradition here too.
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17 Faith @ For the Health of It May 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

The GIF with the girl shaking the hairbrush and the “na na na na boo boo” face gets me SO HARD every time I see it. The first time I came across it, I laughed for a solid 10 minutes and emailed the link to my best friend. He didn’t respond for a few minutes and when the reply popped up in my inbox, I saw the GIF all over again and was in hysterics for another solid 10 minutes. Don’t even ask me about when I showed it to my boyfriend a few nights ago…


18 Michelle @ Blogitness May 24, 2012 at 8:51 am

I need one of those corn butterer things!
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19 Lindsay A May 24, 2012 at 9:20 am

I’d love to get a recipe for that brown rice! It looks so good!


20 Megan@ The Running Doc May 24, 2012 at 9:30 am

I’m interested in these healthier oreo brownies! Have you made them before and can link me to them or do you have a recipe? Thanks!
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21 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog May 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

Definitely should share that brownie recipe!! They look delicious!!
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22 Brandi May 24, 2012 at 9:59 am

Recipe please!! :)

Aww, the cat looks so comfy. :) I love that look that they get when they are relaxed. Too cute!


23 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

That rice salad is inspiring! :) I want to give something like that a try- sounds delicious!!!
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24 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 24, 2012 at 10:01 am

I’ve never seen that corn contraption before! It looks awesome!

I agree with everyone else, please share the recipe! :)
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25 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! May 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

I loooove Jenna marbles Justin beiber impersonation haha
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26 Yellow Haired Girl May 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

I love the black and gus blooper! One of my faves. And Jenna Marbles craaaacks me up.

You probably didn’t get a chance to watch Modern Family because of all of your fun last night – catch up, lady! It was awesome :)
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27 Courtney May 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Hopefully tonight!! :)


28 Shannon May 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

You are never going to believe what happens at the end of the episode! It completely shocked me. It’ll shock you too. :)


29 Alysha @Shesontherun May 24, 2012 at 10:45 am

I love TV anchor bloopers! There was one that only I thought was funny and was laughing hysterically at (and everything else just gives it one chuckle).
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30 Courtney May 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

The TV anchor ones are probably my favorites!


31 sherice@foodieluvsfitness May 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

It seems that not a lot or at least most of the blogs I follow have never talked about GMO foods. How do you feel about this issue. I’m just asking because I saw that you were eating corn. Corn on the cob is a highlight for me in the summer but now I eat only organic corn and corn products due to the fact that if it’s not organic it’s GMO and is label an insecticide under the EPA because as it grow it produces it’s own insecticide within the corn plant itself.


32 Courtney May 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

During the summer months, I almost always get my corn from a local farm stand nearby. Not only does it taste amazing, but I also love supporting the local businesses. Unfortunately, I don’t always get the opportunity to get it from there (especially since it’s not yet available) but for instances like last night when I was a dinner guest, I wasn’t going to turn it down. :)


33 Trisha May 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

I love Jenna Marbles!! She’s so stinkin’ funny. That corn butterer is a staple at my parents’ house. We don’t do corn without it. Have you seen Butter Boy & Butter Girl? They are cute but if I’m being perfectly honest, don’t work so well.

I have had more moments of things seeming funnier than they really are that I can count. One in particular is a scene from The Baby-Sitters Club movie where Kristy is having a meltdown and blames it on allergies. When her stepdad asks what she’s allergic to, she bursts out “I’m allergic to…to SUMMER!!” My best friend & I could not stop laughing and hit rewind on the VCR more times than I could count. I looked for a clip, no luck. :(
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34 Courtney May 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

They are too cute! I hadn’t seen them before :)


35 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

Whata wonderful night and the brownies look so yummy!!! Enjoy our day!
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36 michelle kim May 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

My boyfriend and I watched a clip of Funny Japanese pranks and it had us laughing SO HARD. He could barely breathe and we both had watery eyes (basically because the clip is so silly and not what we expected :P)!
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37 Erin May 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Spill the secret for the healthy brownies!! They look fantastic!


38 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables May 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

we always have a “corn” butter too in our house!
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39 Eileen Morse May 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I loved the Black and Gus!!! I would have done the same thing he did. I take things so literally.
I work at a pharmacy and when someone is new we write their address as 123 Need Address, Orlando FL. The first time I came across it I read it to the guest as if it was actually thier address. I thought they were mean giving me that “what are you talking about look”, untill I realized what I said!
Great post!


40 Courtney May 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Hahahaha…totally something I would have done ;)


41 Kathleen May 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Would so love it if you shared the recipes for those yummy looking brownies and rice salad :)


42 Christine May 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Happy Birthday Joe!!!!!!


43 erica May 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

i need to get me that corn butter-er thingamabob! buttering corn on the cob always frustrates me, this is the answer to my corn prayers! ;p
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44 Ashley @ Freckles & Spice May 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

We had burgers and corn on the cob for dinner too! Its that time of year. bb also had a brownie for dessert that I bought him. I had granola and a smootie.
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45 Shannon May 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

1. When I first watched GloZell’s Cinnamon Challenge, I lost it. I was crying/laughing and almost peed my pants. Yes, it was HILARIOUS! My reaction isn’t as strong because I know what’s going to happen later in the video but most people wouldn’t lose it like I did then.

2. TV Anchor bloopers are funny; I like the ones where people fall embarassingly (but then I feel bad because it must have hurt REALLY bad), and those videos where parents trick their younger children.


46 Lisa May 25, 2012 at 12:34 am

Haha. I have an obsession with watching hilarious videos. They are the best, and if I’m having a bad day I can just rely on those to cheer me up! Jenna Marbles is hilar. I also love TV anchor stories, so awkward but awesome when they mess up. I love this video of this kid who got interviewed by an news anchor and just goes “i like turtles” he is hilarious, I kind of want to meet him
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47 Amy K May 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

Oh my gawd- those brownies look amazing and have given me a major craving. Is there recipe posted somewere else in your blog that I could fine and recreate?

Thanks so much for your fabulous and always yummy blog!


48 Courtney May 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

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