The Bonneville Lake

As we were driving over the salt flats on our way to SLC, I was curious and googled the history of the flats. I have to say, it’s quite interesting what mother nature can do over hundreds of years and centuries of time.

I remember a blurp in school about the salt flats, but it was just that, a day or maybe even half an hour of discussing the great phenomenon known as the Salt Flats.

You probably already know this, but I’m extremely fascinated by it and now I will share it with you, because that’s what I do.

The Salt Flats used to be Lake Bonneville that engulfed much of the Great Basin, and it was expansive. The lake dried up and shrank below its outlet, turning the water to salt and evaporating what water was left. Interesting! Even more interesting than that is that this occurred over 30,000 years ago. WHAT?

Now that I know this, I predict that the same is happening to the Great Salt Lake. MtnMan’s parents used to go boating and grew up swimming in the lake, but over the years it became too salty and the buoyancy made it too hard to swim in and I’m guessing the salt was too harsh on the boats. Today you won’t find even a sailboat on the water, nor sunbathers on the shore; the water line is slowly receding and will one day become another Salt Flat, just as Lake Bonneville did 30,000 years ago.

Wow, this fascinates me.

How Was Your Weekend?

I normally ask this while on cam, but since I won’t be online until Thursday, I will ask you here.

How was your weekend?

Long Overdue

There was a time when I was exceptionally good at blogging, and giving thanks to those that are thoughtful to send gifts. I am embarrassed to say that I have months worth of thanks to give and I’m just now making this post.

Nicster- you have always been generous with gifts, and nothing has changed even after years of knowing each other. Thank you. I hope to wear the red garter lingerie in a video soon. The Turquoise tank top was a hard one to acquire and I’m still not sure what happened to the original one, but the 2nd one took a long detour around the world before arriving 3 months later… which makes me chuckle each time I wear it.

Stephen- I absolutely love the snow boots and wore them just the other day. I’m sure I was a little over dressed for the locals, but 40 degrees and windy is still very cold to this Texan. lol. I appreciate your kindness and, again, your thoughtfulness.

Bubba- I know this is extremely overdue, but I have felt like an asshole for not posting a thank you for the elephant skirt. I wear it around the house for now, but once the sun comes out and it warms up to 70ish, I’ll be wearing it out and about. I love it!

BigReg- I love, love, love the panties (all of them) and the blue dress is one of my favorites. Of course, it’s still 30-40 degrees here, even when the sun is high in the sky, so I’ll be waiting to wear it out of the house for when it warms up. lol. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. I appreciate you!

Mark (AM)- the lingerie is beautiful and well made which means I will be wearing it on cam for many years to come and the skirt is sexy and I will be making new content in that soon. Thank you so much for being generous and perusing my wishlist; you are thoughtful!

Mike- thank you, thank you, thank you! I love every pair of the socks that you sent in the 26 bundle of nothing but socks! OMG. I’ve got socks and more socks! There is not one pair in that set that I do not LOVE. I had a difficult time choosing which pair to wear first, and after about 20 minutes of hem-hawing, I went with the argyles, which are my favorite pattern after elephants. Thank you! That was an amazing surprise that even got Abby excited upon my opening the package. You are incredibly thoughtful!

Fika

It is good to learn new words, and it’s especially good to slow down and appreciate the good in the world around you. This is something that I think we all need to do a little more of.

SW Chicken Recipe

I know, I know, I’m a homemaker now and always talking recipes, but this is too good not to share with you.

SW Chicken Recipe:

Add paprika, a pinch of pepper and a dash of salt. Rub liberally until the chicken is covered in the rub.

Move your grill to the SW side of your house and grill for approximately 35 minutes, or until done.

I was not expecting the relocation of the grill and that made me laugh out loud!

Video Suggestions Welcome

I will be filming new content this weekend and again in a couple weeks when we are in Salt Lake City.

I have a list of ideas, but as always, I welcome suggestions and requests from you. Obviously, within reason. If you want me to masturbate off the side of a bridge, that is not realistic and that will go straight into the “fuck no” pile. If you want me streaking through town, that will also end up in the same stack. However, if you’d like to be realistic in your suggestions please add them to this post or email me at angel@lonestarangel.com and I will gladly give it some consideration. Also, being a member when making a suggestion does help as far as relevance and which suggestions I consider to be important.

I Am Human. I Am Not a Baker.

I realized today that I am no baker, but I sure do love to bake, all the same. I have gotten much better with the mess and the kitchen does manage to stay somewhat clean and organized, so that’s an improvement.

Today I baked Donut Muffins. It was easy enough and I wanted something to send with MtnMan to give to the gentleman that made homemade caramel for me a couple weeks ago. I’ve got it all mixed and ready to pour into the muffin tins when I suddenly realized that I used baking soda when it called for baking powder. I know baking is a science, so I knew this was a huge mistake and a stupid one at that! I ALWAYS double check when using either baking soda or power with the recipe because it changes everything. All of the baked goods I’ve made over the last few months have called for baking soda so I grabbed it and didn’t double check for the first time ever. Oy! So, scrapped the first batch and started over. Thankfully it was a simple recipe and I had a fresh carton of milk, or else I’d have been annoyed and would have had to ask MtnMan to stop for milk on his way home from work.

I am not a baker. I am human. It happens. Although with that said, I don’t think it ever happened to Mom. She had it together in the kitchen and running a household. You’d think she had a degree in home economics but she didn’t; she was just good at making it all look easy. I am a disaster in the kitchen but I’m having fun learning in my 40’s what most figure out in their 20’s. Ha!

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup margarine, melted
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ cup margarine, melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.
  • Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.

Abby vs. the Dog Snatcher

We welcomed a Roomba into our home in August, much to Abby’s disapproval and chagrin. The first 5 days were spent with the “Dog Snatcher” mapping the entire home. She followed it around, constantly checking on it, nervous and in full fear mode.

Once it had learned the floor plan of our home, I was able to create cleaning maps. The Dining Room, Second Bath and Kitchen are labeled “Hair Control”. In order to stay ahead of the hairy mess, I try to run the Roomba several times a week, but in order to not stress the girl out, I do my best to hide it from her.

Here is what it takes to succeed at keeping the Roomba a secret, although she knows it still resides in her domain. I put a load of laundry in the wash, close the bedroom door, turn the air purifier on (which is right outside the bathroom), close the bathroom door, turn the vent on and start the shower. Once I am out of the shower, I turn the hairdryer on, then open the door and let her into the bedroom. Her routine is to get out of the bathroom as soon as I’m finished in the shower because she knows I’m about to dry my hair. She’s not a fan of that, either. So, other than the doors being closed and all of the additional noise going on, she’s none the wiser…. except is she? By the time I’m finished getting ready, the Roomba is back in its home, and emptied the basket (which makes a lot of unwanted noises). I always walk out first, with Abby right on my heels, and the mornings that the Roomba has rumbled, she will walk to the kitchen, look right at it and huff.

So, this brings me to the story behind this blog post:

I did not have laundry yesterday morning, and I thought with all of the other nonsense I go through, that it would be enough. Welp. It most definitely was not. As soon as I woke the Roomba up from my phone app, she looked at me, tilted her head, gave me her trademark “deadpan look”, walked to the door, looked down at the crack and sniffed. Then looked back at me with a disapproving Abby look, and it was cute but I felt like i was caught red handed. I mean, seriously.

I opened the door after my shower, she trots her unhappy ass over to the bedroom door, sniffs the crack and then grunts, huffs, puffs and turns around to give me that signature deadpan look of hers. She was most definitely not happy. While I was getting ready, she kept pacing back and forth from the bathroom to the bedroom door, and each time she’d look back in the bathroom just to reassure me that she was not very pleased with the current events.

Once the Roomba was docked and emptied, I opened the door where she raced out, surveyed the kitchen and then growled at the Dog Snatcher, that was already asleep. Because of her bravery, I rewarded her with a milk bone, which she apprehensively took from me and walked a safe distance away before enjoying her treat. Yes, when she was finished, she gave me another deadpan look, huffed and walked to the front door. She wanted out and I was more than happy to have her leave the house for awhile. lol.

I think it is safe to say, she has never been fooled but some days it’s easier for her to ignore what is happening in her domain. I will always make sure I have a load of laundry going when the Roomba rumbles.

Jumping Fish

So, a guy was fishing and had a bucket of fish. The warden came by and saw how many he had, and told the man he was going to fine him for having so many fish! The man said, “oh, these are my fish, I dump them out and shortly they jump back in the bucket.” The warden said, “This I gotta see… show me and I won’t give you a fine”, so the man dumped out the fish into the river. After a while the warden asked, “so… where’s the fish?” The man looked blankly at the warden and said, “What fish?”

It is the 21st Day of the 21st Year of the 21st Century.

Whoa! I just realized this and now I am just fascinated by it. How is this not trending? This is historical stuff, being the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st Century!

And, tonight at 9:21p it will be 21 hours and 21 minutes of the 21st ay of the 21st year of the 21st Century. This is badass!

What’s even better? Cliff’s birthday is today, which is the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st Century. Today is a damn good day for a birthday!