E.M.’s Sunday Ramble Prompt — Uplifting Chatter

It’s time once again for E.M. Kingston’s The Sunday Ramble. Her prompt is based upon a certain topic about which she asks five questions. We are invited to ramble on about that topic however we wish. Today’s topic is “uplifting chatter.

E.M. said that with all of the negative things we are facing on the news, she wanted to give everyone a forum to uplift one another through the responses to this ramble. So let me see if I can dig deep to find some “uplifting” answers.

1. When you feel negative, what techniques do you use to bring yourself up to feeling positive?

Stop reading or watching the news and watch “Young Frankenstein” on TV.

2. What is a smell that made you smile when you woke up today?

Freshly brewed coffee.

3. An owl is known for its wisdom, what are you known for?

I’m known for not being an owl.

4. Do you know any good recipes? If so, can you share one?

Funny you should ask. This afternoon I’ll be grilling some surf and turf in our backyard. For the turf (New York strip steak), I will marinate the steak for a few hours in a mixture of barbecue sauce and teriyaki, season it with garlic powder, onion powder, and Montreal seasoning. I will then quickly sear it on both sides and then grill it for a few minutes until it’s medium rare. For the surf (lobster tail), I will be butterfly the tail, brush the meat with olive oil, and season with sea salt and black pepper. After grilling meat side down for a few minutes, I’ll flip the tails and brush a mixture of melted butter, garlic, lemon juice, smoked paprika, and cayenne over the lobster meat and continue grilling for another minute or two.

5. How do you console the people around you? (Online or in-person)

In person, there’s nothing better than a hug or a cuddle. Online, I send my thoughts and prayers.

Yeah, right. 🤣 Actually, I think the best way to console someone online is through expressing some empathy for what they are going through.

9 thoughts on “E.M.’s Sunday Ramble Prompt — Uplifting Chatter

  1. bushboy May 29, 2022 / 2:04 pm

    The recipe is great. I would use garlic and onion granules as they don’t have as many additives as powder does.

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  2. SadiRose May 30, 2022 / 2:06 am

    I’m not a “surf” fan, but oh my goodness, the “turf” sounds amazing. I think I just made a “yummy sound”. (That was from Young Frankenstein right?)

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  3. donmatthewspoetry May 30, 2022 / 4:23 am

    This is a good topic. Well done EM……

    Good answers Fan, especially the face-face hug. You can’t beat that……

    You can afford lobster?……

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    • Fandango May 30, 2022 / 6:53 am

      Yeah, the lobster tails were expensive, but we all need a little bit of self-indulgence every so often, right?


      • donmatthewspoetry May 30, 2022 / 7:04 am

        Yes indeed. I ate Chinese last night. King prawns. Self-indulgent yes, but very nice……


  4. Carol anne May 31, 2022 / 2:32 pm

    Your food sounds so good!
    I agree, the best way to console someone online is to empathise with them!

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