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Saturday, September 23, 2017

done with blog things

the post the other day about my mom's birthday is the last of the blogthings i will be doing here unless bloghthings changes back to the way they used to do results with the bbcode &.HTML.

maybe they changed it because it's a money issue? or every one is on FB & tumblr and don't do the usualy "blog" kind of things?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

mom's birthday 2017

"You Are a Maverick"
You're a restless rebel with an unpredictable nature. Bright but unbridled, you tend to seek out wild experiences over new ideas. People are frustrated by your great potential, but you love your unconventional life. You're a heartbreaker. People get attached to you, and then you're gone.

Your strength: Your thirst for adventure

Your weakness: Not taking time for slow pleasures

Your power color: Hot pink

Your power symbol: Figure eight

Your power month: March

Sunday, September 17, 2017

comparing T.P. brands

we've used charmin for years. fir the regular kind & then the soft when it developed the soft and strong kinds. well they went from 'double" rolls to "mega" that barely fit in the t.p. holder so it can't move when you rip off some and only get like 2 sheets. so we decided to try other brands.

the quilted northern wasn't very "quilted." my brother said maybe it was & imagine if it wasn't.

the angel soft wasn't very soft & seemed just one step above what is in your average public restroom.

the target brand, while vaguely softer than any of the above, was still on the cheap-feeling side.

so it looks like we're going back to charmin & just have to be careful when turning it the first dozen or so times.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

it's still too early for this

fall and halloween decorations are starting to come out now. it used to be that you had a couple of weeks before that sort of stuff showed up in stores.


hallowthanksmas is starting earlier & earlier. bleh!

Friday, August 25, 2017

dad's birthday 2017

"You Are a Brain"
You excel at anything difficult or high tech. In other words, you're a total (brilliant) geek. It's difficult for you to find people worth spending time with. Which is probably why you'll take over the world with your evil robots!

Your strength: Your unfailing logic

Your weakness: Loving machines more than people

Your power color: Tan

Your power symbol: Pi

Your power month: July


we always thought our dad was smart.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

too early for this

spotted my first pumpkin-flavored item in the supermarket the other day. it was  pumpkin pie yogurt (i can't recall the brand) so i decided to try it.

it didn't taste too much like pumpkin, but had some spice to it.

unfortunately it "came back" later on.

i doubt i'll be doing the big "try all of the pumpkin spice stuff" think this fall. unless i find something i didn't try before.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

adventures in food

wal-mart had some sort of fancy snack things under their own brand so brother & i decided to try a couple.

they were the hard salami, provolone cheese & cheddar sesame sticks and the prosciutto, provolone cheese & mini bread sticks.

first of all  prosciutto is not all they say it is. it was chewy, almost gummy & oddly spicy. and the accompanying bread sticks were only slightly better than chewing actual sticks.

the cheddar sesame sticks had not cheddar at all and seemed kind of spicy.

add prosciutto to the list of foodstuffs that are overrated. this list includes; avocado, pesto, guacamole & snickerdoodles.