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Pumpkin Pie

October 24, 2011 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Shopping (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Pumpkin Pie

The holidays are coming and I love all the special desserts and teats that come with the holiday parties and dinner.

One of my all time favorites is pumpkin pie. I make them every fall and winter, and have to force myself to not make them year around. If I made them all the time, then they would not be special! And I would weigh many pounds more, too.


October 20, 2011 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Shopping (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Marinade

Last time I walked through the entire grocery store, I was amazed at how there is now an entire aisle of ketchup, mustard, mayo and barbecue sauces. Mixed in with those are also all the marinades. Marinades are great for when you are grilling and for helping to tenderize cheaper, tougher cuts of meat. I use a marinade on the plank steaks and it makes the meat more tender and gives it a lot of flavor. If you like a hearty sauce, try the new A-1 Chicago style marinade on your next steak. It rocks!

Handicapped Parking

October 14, 2011 // Posted in Life, Thoughts (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Handicapped Parking

no parking

Do they call it handicapped parking spots anymore? The whole politically correct way of talking about people with disabilities, disorders, handicapped, challenged, etc. is getting too hard to keep up with.

Eat or Talk?

October 8, 2011 // Posted in Eats and Drinks, Life (Tags: , , , ) |  Comments Off on Eat or Talk?

For a first date, would you rather go to a restaurant and eat? Or go to a show/movie/concert? Or would you rather just go somewhere nice and semi-private to talk?

For me, if I am serious about a guy, I want to have a chance to talk and get to know him better without a lot of noise and distractions. And I do not like to eat in front of people I don’t know. I seriously do not understand why so many first dates involve dinner. That is the LAST thing I want to deal with on a first date.

Flat Rate Shipping

October 2, 2011 // Posted in Life, Shopping (Tags: , , , , ) |  Comments Off on Flat Rate Shipping

When is the last time you had to ship anything at the post office? I can tell you it has been a very long time since I had to find a box, put stuff in it and then haul it to the post office.

Nowadays they are making it easier for you to deal with the box end of it. They have free boxes in several sizes that you can use to ship your stuff. Anything that you can cram into the box goes for a flat rate. How cool is that?