Best Happy Hours: Brio Tuscan Grill

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If your looking for a fun and exciting and budget friendly place for a team happy hour this is your place! From 4pm-7pm then again from 9pm-11pm in the bar they have amazing deals on drink specials and food! Especially if you visit on a Wednesday. Its $5 Martini night 🙂 Another place with fantastic Dirty Martinis. What other place in the area can you get two martinis a cheeseburger and leave a tip for $20! At this price we will see you every week. 😉

http://www.brioitalian.com/bar_menu-at-north_bethesda_market.html

XOXO – Poinsettia

A Year in Astronomy

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Dearest French My Toast Followers,  if you pay attention to anything on this list please make it number 11.  Comet ISON has potential to be spectacular.  If the comet proves to have enough gasses and ice to melt when it comes close to the Sun and create a coma (think tail), we should be in for not only a night-time treat but a day time one as well.  It could even be brighter than a Full Moon.  Google the Great Comet of 1680 and cross your fingers we will get the chance to witness something as rare as they people in 1680 did.

P.S. The Comet of 1680 and Comet ISON have very similar orbits, which means they maybe related or even one huge comet that broke apart millions of years ago.

Astronaut Bellini

Random Tuesday: 50 States… 50 Funny & Crazy Laws!!!

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Alabama • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

Alaska • Kangaroos are not allowed in barber shops at any time.

Arizona • It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.

Arkansas • A law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise.

California • It is illegal to eat an orange in your bath tub

Colorado • In Denver, it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next door neighbor.

Connecticut • In Connecticut any dogs with tattoos must be reported to the police.

Delaware • In Delaware you may not sell dead people for money without a license.

Florida • In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed.

Georgia • It is illegal to say “Oh, Boy” in Jonesboro.(uh… 1st amendment)

Hawaii • You will be fined if you do not own a boat.

Idaho • You may not fish on a camel’s back.

Illinois • It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.

Indiana • Drinking from your own bottle in a bar can lead to your arrest.

Iowa • One-armed piano players must perform for free. (What???)

Kansas • Russell: Musical car horns are banned

Kentucky • It is illegal in Kentucky to marry the same man more than 3 times.

Louisiana • It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

Maine • Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.

Maryland • In Baltimore it is illegal to mistreat oysters.

Massachusetts  • Bullets may not be used as currency.

Michigan • A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

Minnisota • It is illegal to sleep naked.

Mississippi • In Oxford, Miss., it’s illegal to “create unnecessary noises.”

Missouri • Minors in Kansas City, Missouri, are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; they may buy shotguns freely, however.

Montana • It is a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail.

Nebraska • A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.

Nevada • A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.

New Hampshire • On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.

New Jersey • It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

New Mexico • It’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public

New York • It is illegal to jump off the Empire State building.

North Carolina • Barber: Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

North Dakota • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

Ohio • In ohio it is illegal to run out of gas. (Bush is causing me to break the law)

Oklahoma • It is illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots.

Oregon • One may not box with a kangaroo.

Pennsylvainia • It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

Rhode Island • You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.

South Carolina • It is legal to beat your wife on a Sunday morning on the steps of the state house.

South Dakota • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.

Tennessee • It is illegal to catch a fish with a lasso.

Texas • There is an old law in Texas that states you are unable to tuck your pants into one boot unless you own ten or more cattle.

Utah • Logan: Women may not swear.

Vermont • In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

Virginia • There was once a law in Salem Virginia that made it illegal to leave home without knowing where you were going.

Washington • Wilbur: You may not ride an ugly horse.

West Virginia • Road Kill may be taken home for supper.

Wisconsin • It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

Wyoming • It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.

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Enjoy xoxo Korbel

 

 

You + Me = Friendship

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Friendship is a single soul dwelling amongst two hearts. That is a favorite Aristotle quote to a few of us here at FMT. There are just some people in the world that you find that connection to, when you know that someone these people will always be a part of your life. It doesn’t matter if you see that person every day, or ever few years, or if you talk on the phone each night or go days without speaking, you can always pick up right where you left off.

These people are not only your friends but, your family. The family you were able to choose. They are there to listen, laugh, cry, to offer advice, and most importantly bring the wine! Lots of wine! True friends will not leave you when you need them. No matter what.

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Friendship is also a necessity in a relationship. How can you except to spend the rest of your life with someone when they aren’t your best friend? A true friend doesn’t run when they get scared or you get scared. They stay by your side and are a team with you. You get through it together. They won’t run or put their friends or dreams they had when they were 22 before you. They put you first. They make you their priority.

The end 2012 brought most of us at FMT major heart break. Lots of obstacles, learning’s and realizations. So far 2013 has brought us all lots of hope, happiness, loyalty, laughter and even love. We hope that 2013 brings you all the same thing. Just keep looking forward. You never get anywhere living in the past.

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XOXO Poinsettia

Fluffernutters: Words from the guys – KEEP YOUR GAME TIGHT!!

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So it was a Wednesday night at the local watering hole with me and A coworker. We figured we worked hard that day so we treated ourselves to an adult beverage or two. When that two turns into six and no shots turns into two jamison’s we soon realized we were having a great time. A contributing factor to our great time was the music selection from the juckbox.Not many times in my life have I heard back to back “Top Gun” songs at a bar. In the midst of enjoying I noticed a girl and guy at the end of the bar.

Naturally, I assume they are a couple until I had a little time to observe there body language and interaction. Once said gentleman leaves for the restroom the second of the two Top gun songs comes on (You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling). Of course I start singing along when I notice this girl singing with me. I thought to myself “I must go and talk to her”. So I take a swig of my beer and went in. Upon fact finding in our conversation I figured out that the guy with her was just a coworker, but it was clear he wanted more. Through our friendly banter we realize that we have a lot in common and crazy chemistry. In walks the coworker with a look of confusion.

I calmly introduce myself and continue talking to the girl. She then gives me this look like she has just had an epiphany. I said “what…?” she reply’s “we have met before.” I said “o ya?” she says “Ya we met at the bar down the street you where hitting on my friend and got her number.” BUSTED! FRENCH MY TOAST! I shamefully admitted to being that guy. and casually slide back over to my seat. We have a few more drinks and close our tab. I think to myself, “I cant just walk out without saying something.”

My boy finishes his beer and says he will meet me outside. As he walks away I kill my beer and head over to her in mid convo with her gentleman caller. I say “it was very nice to see you again”. She said the same, in a manner like she didnt want to be that much of a jerk to this guy she is with. I said “I would really be remiss if I didn’t inform you that I was dissapointed in my choice the first time we met, and I really think we should change numbers”.

I could see the expression on her face was one of excitement with a dash of uncomfortable due to this guy starring at her wondering if she is going to give me the digits. I see this happening and let her off the hook. I pull out one of my cards and say ” Well if you ever need a car, or a friend feel free to call me at anytime” She replies “I could always use a Friend!!” JACKPOT! I’m sure it was shitty for the guy trying to climb out of the friend zone but I figure I am doing him a favor. He may not get this girl but the next one he will know that he must be more assertive and take action. Moral of the story guys, is don’t be scared, and KEEP YOUR GAME TIGHT!!

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Super Bowl Sunday House Party Picks!

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It’s that time a year again.. The time we all count down to each football season! Weather you are going out to watch the game, or you are having a kick ass house party or if you patiently waiting for the season to end we have a few all star recipes for you to try out.

Korbel’s pick is Chili in a Biscuit Bowl. How creative is this? Everyone loves some chili but, for a tailing party it isn’t exactly the most convenient. Now it is! These bite size little treats are fantastic and easy to eat while still screaming at the TV.

Mimosa’s pick is this very unique Spicy Sweet Potatoes. After all who doesn’t love some sweet potatoes?? Especially with this Greek Yogurt sauce. Yummy!

Hypnotic Heaven’s pick is Mini Italian Pub Burgers. How awesome is this? Everyone loves a good mini burger and with HH’s love for Italian and child friendly food this was an easy pick! We can’t wait to make this here for us at FMT.

Americana’s pick is Queso. This girl loves her cheese but, really who doesn’t? There is nothing like a good queso and chip appetizer!

Poinsettia’s pick is Fried Guacamole! How amazing is this little treasure? I never would have thought to mix two of the best things in the world. Guacamole and Fried food? Whoever thought is this you are a pure genius 🙂

Bellini’s pick is some good old fashioned Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip. This little beauty is always a hit at parties. Easy to grab and go and always nice and warm. 🙂

Whiskey Tango’s pick is Chicken Wings! What else would this guy choose??? On game days you can usually find him with a Jameson in one hand and a chicken wing in the other. Not to mention his face covered in hot sauce. True story.

Enjoy! XOXO – FMT

Americana’s Ranch Potatoes

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Ingredients!

2 lbs red potatoes, scrubbed and chopped
1/4 C Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Splash of milk
salt and pepper

Make it!

Take 7-8 large red potatoes and cut them into 2 inch cubes roughly. Place them in a pot of boiled water. Let them boil for about 15 minutes. Use a fork to test to make sure they are soft enough. Strain the potatoes from the water. Mash the potatoes with a masher, add the butter, ranch and salt and pepper. Add as much ranch as you like. I like mine really creamy so I add a splash of milk to them as well. Then enjoy!

XXOO – Americana