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Inside Ricki – A Diary-ish Thing-Worcestershire sauce

  • Worcestershire sauce – I promised a friend I’d make her “real food” for her birthday – she wanted “baby back, baby back, baby back riiiibsss”. I don’t think I’ve ever made them before – so I found a recipe that even I couldn’t mess up. The only ingredient I still needed was Worcestershire sauce. I ran into Trader Joe’s – my FAVE food store by far btw – and searched the 4 aisles. I couldn’t find it – internal voice : “should be by the soy sauce”. BINGO. OK – Found Soy Sauce…but no Worcestershire. So I asked for help – well…I tried to ask. I wasn’t confident of my pronunciation of Worcestershire – so I kinda mumble/coughed/slurred/rushed thru “Wessst-chesterrr-sshire????” The lady – replied with the correct pronunciation – but I was soo embarrassed I couldn’t see straight. She said they didn’t have any. Over to Dierbergs – this store is my kryptonite. They have designed their bakery/sweet area very, very well… Any way – I found 15 different kinds of W sauce there. Can you pronounce it right? Worcestershire – need help? LISTEN HERE. Any other words get you?? I think you know that I seriously cant say “rural” either.

LUV – R

Ricki Clicks – I thought these articles were cool.

  • A Teacher Isn’t Assigning Homework This Year, So Kids Get More Family Time She said it’s because there’s still no proof that doing homework actually HELPS kids do better in school.  And she thinks spending more quality time with their family might work better.

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#CantBeatRicki – 8/25/16

Each weekday, except Friday’s, we will give you two answers for the next game on the “Can’t Beat Ricki Cheat Sheet.” We play again Tuesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did! The questions were tough but Emily wasn’t able to beat Ricki’s perfect score.

CAN’T BEAT RICKI (86-8)

COMEDIAN AMY SCHUMER SAID THE MET GALA WAS HORRIBLE. IN WHAT CITY IS THAT EVENT HELD?

NEW YORK CITY

SNL COMEDIAN AND ACTRESS LESLIE JONES IS AT THE CENTER OF A HACKING SCANDAL WITH NUDE PICS. WHAT MOVIE DID SHE RELEASE WITH AN ALL FEMALE CAST?

GHOSTBUSTERS

SWIMMER RYAN LOCHTE IS SUPPOSEDLY JOINING DANCING WITH THE STARS. WHAT TV REPORTER DID HE LIE TO?

MATT LAUER

US SOCCER PLAYER HOPE SOLO HAS BEEN BANNED FROM THE TEAM FOR HER REMARKS ABOUT A COMPETITOR AT THE OLYMPICS. WHAT POSITION DOES SHE PLAY?

GOALIE

SINGER LORDE SAYS IT TAKES HER LONGER TO MAKE AN ALBUM BECAUSE SHE DOES IT ALL HERSELF. WHAT WAS HER BREAKOUT SINGLE?

ROYALS

#CantBeatRicki – 8/24/16

Each weekday, except Friday’s, we will give you two answers for the next game on the “Can’t Beat Ricki Cheat Sheet.” We play again Tuesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did! Soni put up a good fight but Ricki got the win and moved to 85 wins.

CAN’T BEAT RICKI (84-8)

SHANNEN DOHERTY HAS WON A LAWSUIT WHILE SHE IS BATTLING CANCER. WHAT SHOW IS SHE MOST KNOWN FOR?

90201

MATT DAMON IS LAUNCHING A SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST A POPULAR LATE NIGHT HOST. WHO DOES HE HAVE AN ONGOING FEUD WITH?

JIMMY KIMMEL

PEARL JAM STOPPED THEIR SHOW RECENTLY TO TOSS OUT AN OBNOXIOUS FAN. IN WHAT FAMOUS LANDMARK DID THEY HAVE THEIR CHICAGO SHOW?

WRIGLEY FIELD

METALLICA IS PLANNING A HUGE US TOUR NEXT YEAR. WHAT WEBSITE DID DRUMMER LARS HAVE A HUGE BATTLE WITH?

NAPSTER

POKEMON GO HAS SEEN 10 MILLION PEOPLE DELETE AND STOP USING THE APP. WHICH CHARACTER IS THE MOST FAMOUS?

PIKACHU

Inside Ricki – A Diary-ish Thing

Hormone testing results – Call me old miss Ricki on this block. I met with Revital yesterday to get my blood work back.

  • Ladies – check them out at www.liverevital.com Insurance Covers it!!
  • Turns out – I am really low on vitamin D – supposedly typical for 99% of their female patients. I was told to grab a D3 supplement at the pharmacy at least 5000 iu p/d. This will help with memory and concentration.
  • My thyroid is perfect.
  • Estrogen levels should be between 50 – 200. I came in at less than 5. This can affect mood and sleep patterns
  • Progesterone levels should be between 10-30. Mine were at 0.44.
  • Testosterone – should be 35-60. I had less than 2.6. This low level can mess with your memory, anxiety and depression.
  • The neat thing is that this is 100% treatable and they already sent off my custom formulation to be compounded and it should arrive at my door in less than 5 days. It’s not pills – just a cream. I am supposed to apply it to my wrists and inner thighs and not touch a baby for 5 to 10 mins after.
  •  I have an appt for more bloodwork in 6 weeks. I should notice subtle symptom relief in 2 weeks.
  • I of course – dove into finding out everything about this. A lot of it is genetics –diet during formative years and puberty has a big effect (SHIT- I ate craptons of soy growing up – soy is known DISRUPTER and can simulate estrogen if I remember right – additionally, environmental factors can play a role – but –  I haven’t settled on a definitive answer yet.
  •   I have a Q and A scheduled for today – but from what I read on the internet (wink) – I have the levels of a menopausal lady…… Just call me OLE MISS RICKI – Trying not to freak out. I shouldn’t have levels this low for my age.

LUV – R

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Inside Ricki – A Diary-ish Thing-Cattle Vacay Follow-up & Spencer Shoe Jinx

  • No dogs allowed – Tried calling the Ranch yesterday with no answer, so I decided to drop them a note and see what happens.Me: Hi there!! I am very interested in coming to visit your ranch. what is a good time to call you? Do you ever allow guests to bring their dogs along?Reply: We should be in the house after 7:30 p.m. on Monday.  I am sorry, we don’t allow outside animals. Nancy
    • So yea, I’m BEYOND BUMMED. At first I wanted to call her and explain to her why I want to bring my dog – explain her breed, that she is remote E collar trained, that if there are times where they feel its best for her to stay back, that’s cool I get it. If it’s a liability thing – they would be running a greater risk having me wouldn’t they? ….my mind wandered to the awful things that could POTENTIALLY happen to Gia there – and I freaked myself out a lil – but I still think she should be able to go.
  • Tired Ricki – I sat down to chill at about 6 last night and totally fell asleep. The only bad thing is that I woke up at 11pm. I guess my body doesn’t want more than 5 hours of sleep. I got up let the dog out and walked around the block a lil. By the time I got back inside, I had a bunch of ideas of things I could do for a couple hours before I had to get ready for work. No, no – you should sleep. So – I laid there for 2 hours thinking of the things I should/could/would be doing.
  • I was getting ready the other morning – My normal routine is : start with brushed out, towel dried hair. Tools: “Wet Brush” Hair Brush, Hair Dryer and vented roll brush. I flip my head over and dry my roots with my fingers (since my hair is getting too long) – once that is dry, I flip my hair back over, use the “wet brush” to untangle and start to dry the ends with my fingers. Once it’s dry enough, I grab the vented roll brush and pull it thru section by section. I got halfway thru the left side of my head and had made it to the front when my brush SNAPPED!! Like hardcore broke at the handle – smacking me in the face. I brought my brush so you can see how tough it is. I cant believe the force I must have been applying to make it go like that. I now need a new brush and don’t know how to get ready without one, and I think I might be a lil traumatized –  lil roll-brush shy maybe.
  • Dang Spencer – You jinxed me!!!! The white shoes  – that Gia ate and that I spent time scouring the whole internet to find another pair – white shoes!!!!! They don’t fit. Too big. You freaking called it!!!!!

LUV – R

Ricki Clicks – I thought these articles were cool.

  • SPOILER ALERT: One of the few things fans of “Stranger Things” complained about was the
    fact that Nancy’s friend Barb disappeared . . . and nobody seemed to care. Well, Season 2 will
    fix that.
  • Yumm…Fried Chicken-Scented Sunscreen – HERE
  • Watching TV leads you to believing in everyday myths

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#CantBeatRicki – 8/23/16

Each weekday, except Friday’s, we will give you two answers for the next game on the “Can’t Beat Ricki Cheat Sheet.” We play again Tuesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did! Both Sarah and Ricki got perfect scores but according to management, ties to go Ricki.

CAN’T BEAT RICKI (84-8)

A YOUNG FAN PROPOSED TO MIRANDA LAMBERT WHILE SHE WAS ON TOUR AND SHE SAID YES. WHO WAS SHE MARRIED TO?

BLAKE SHELTON

RYAN LOCHTE HAS BEEN DROPPED BY SPEEDO AFTER ADMITTING HE IMBELLISHED A STORY. WHAT IS SPEEDO KNOWN FOR?

SWIMSUITS

ACTOR PATRICK DEMPSEY MENTIONED A MALE MORNING ISSUE ON AUSTRALIAN TV. WHAT SHOW WAS HE MCDREAMY?

GREYS ANATOMY

DEMI LOVATO IS THE LATEST SINGER TO BE SUED BY SOMEONE CLAIMING SHE STOLE THEIR MUSIC. WHAT SINGER WAS SUED BY TOM PETTY OVER THE SONG “STAY WITH ME”?

SAM SMITH

BRENDAN DASSEY FROM MAKING A MURDERER WILL BE AT SUMMER SLAM. WHAT ORGANIZATION HOSTS THE EVENT?

WWE

Inside Ricki – A Diary-ish Thing – Vichyssoise

After the show I went to lunch at Brick Top. I love going out to eat with people who love to go out to eat. I tried a strange sounding soup -Vichyssoise – V-shay-swua – it was described as cold potato soup…I’ve tried cold soups before – gazpacho, cucumber, watermelon – and since it was so highly recommended – Let’s do it!! This surprised my dining partner –he said that he figured I would be more particular about food than that. See I’m not THAT diva. J

I have a hard time actually eating when having a conversation. It never fails that when it’s my turn to respond I have a mouthful of something. I choose to put the fork down – food can wait. But that might make whoever I’m eating with feel uncomfortable?

 

#CantBeatRicki – 8/22/16

Each weekday, except Friday’s, we will give you two answers for the next game on the “Can’t Beat Ricki Cheat Sheet.” We play again Tuesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did! Sherri tried to take another $83.74 of Ricki’s own money but Ricki got 4 out of 5 to win!

CAN’T BEAT RICKI (84-8)

THE OLYMPICS ARE NOW OVER. IN WHAT CITY WERE THEY BEING HELD?

RIO DE JANIERO

THE GUY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BACKSTREET BOYS AND NSYNC HAS PASSED. WHO WAS THE LEADER OF NSYNC?

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

BRITNEY SPEARS NEW ALBUM HAS BEEN LEAKED ONLINE. IN WHAT CITY DOES SHE HAVE A RESIDENCY?

LAS VEGAS

PAUL MCCARTNEY PERSUADED THE SIMPSONS TO MAKE LISA A VEGETARIAN FOR A GUEST SPOT. WHO IS LISAS BROTHER?

BART

JT AND JESSICA BIEL ARE HOSTING A FUNDRAISER FOR HILLARY CLINTON. WHO IS HER VP PICK?

TIM KAINE

Inside Ricki – A Diary-ish Thing- Vacation on a Cattle Ranch

Last night at dinner at a little hole in the wall bar – I met the lady that writes the horoscope for Monroe County paper – the Republic times. Isn’t that cool?!? The bar was full of guys so I didn’t get the opportunity to ask her – if she is PSYCHIC!!!

Dude ranch – Ok remember how I want to take a lil vacation to burn up time before the end of the year – and since I am having a hard time finding a travel companion – I think maybe a solo vacation makes more sense – and I think I found THE MOST FABULOUS idea for a trip to take!!!!!!. OK – this seems like it’s perfect for me!!! it’s a working longhorn cattle ranch!!!

Moore Ranch in Bucklin, Kansas!!

Guests are welcome to come find out what a real longhorn cattle ranch is all about.

We are an authentic, working ranch, not a dude ranch. We invite you to come along with us for our daily work, and to try your hand at ranching.

We have horses for both experienced and novice riders, We ride almost every day and have horses for all ranges of experience. You won’t be riding “head-to-tail” down a path. Our ranch horses will be taking you over open prairie. We are usually on horseback daily, checking cattle, moving cattle, fixing fence or monitoring the range—and we’ll show you what we are looking for when we ride.

We are watching to see what types of grass the cows are eating, how much they have eaten, how much grass has re-grown and what growth stage it is in.  We are always monitoring wildlife.

If we see a lot of wildlife, we know we are taking care of the ecosystem.  If there is enough forage for the wildlife to stick around, there is enough to share with our livestock as well.

If we rope a calf out in the pasture to doctor it for pinkeye or diarrhea, you’ll probably have the opportunity to help administer medication to the animal after we have it roped.

At our branding, guests can help brand, vaccinate, or even try their hand roping and dragging a calf to the fire, as we still do that the old-fashioned way.

Guests will experience our workday as it goes and will ride right along with us as we roundup strays . You will encounter the same joys and frustrations that any ranch hand would normally encounter. Rest assured, we do not stage the day to entertain our guests—your stay here will be authentic. Everything is genuine. Often times, guests might help get a stray animal back inside the fence and help repair the fence.

If you stay a few days more, likely you will get a chance to help with chores, feeding sheep and chickens, bottle-feeding some calves, gathering eggs, and maybe catch some colts and work with them.

Moore Ranch guests are served family-style with the Moore family, part of your authentic longhorn cattle ranch experience. Guests eat their meals with our family around the family table. Nancy makes everything from scratch, and you’ll eat fresh vegetables from our garden, eggs from the hen house, some mouth-watering biscuits, and of course, longhorn beef.

After supper, when the dishes are done, we might all be around the roping dummy either practicing roping or learning to rope. Or we might just start up a campfire and enjoy an evening under the stars.

As our guest, you will be staying in a cabin which has it’s own shower, sink and toilet, with both a heater and an air-conditioner. Although the Internet and a telephone are available at the main house, BUT – there is no tv or telephone in the cabins, no wi-fi, and no cell phone reception. You will be totally free of all that the entire length of your stay! I’m not sure I could do it without WI-FI – how will I fall asleep to Netflix.

Daily ranch experiences are $175 per person, which includes home cooked meals, a cabin, horses to ride, and an experience of a life time!

Totally affordable – close-ish to STL and EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO. Now – the only issue – is my GIA!! But – I think – if I ask they would totally be down with me bringing her and even letting her experience “ranching”. I am dead serious about doing this.

LUV – R

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  • Fantasy football bet???? – HERE
  • Forget Kidz Bop – now Brando and clan can ROCK OUT to Amy Lee from Evanesence  – She is releasing a kids album

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#CantBeatRicki – 8/19/16

Each weekday, except Friday’s, we will give you two answers for the next game on the “Can’t Beat Ricki Cheat Sheet.” We play again Tuesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did! Ricki put up a good score but Becky was better and gave Ricki her 8th ever loss!

CAN’T BEAT RICKI (83-8)

NOW RIO OFFICIALS ARE REVIEWING TAPE FROM THE GAS STATION WHERE RYAN LOCHTE ALLEDGEDLY DAMAGED A BATHROOM. WHAT FELLOW SWIMMER HAS HE BEEN IN THE SHADOW OF?

MICHAEL PHELPS

KATIE MALONEY HAS MARRIED A GUY NAMED TOM AFTER APPEARING ON A REALITY SHOW. WHICH ONE?

VANDERPUMP RULES

MARGOT ROBBIE JUST GETS HOTTER AFTER ADMITTING TO DRINKING A BEER IN THE SHOWER. WHAT IS HER LATEST FILM THAT IS IN THEATERS?

SUICIDE SQUAD

THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK WILL HAVE A SPOT ON NETFLIXS FULLER HOUSE. WHAT FAMILY DOES THE SHOW FOLLOW?

THE TANNERS

AMBER HEARD IS REPORTEDLY DONATING ALL $7 MILLION THAT SHES RECEIVED FROM JOHNNY DEPP. IN WHAT FILM DID SHE STAR ALONGSIDE JOHNNY IN 2011?

THE RUM DIARY