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my open-ID for LJ sometimes works, so i may have to used DW open-ID sometimes. who knows when or for how long? (update 11-24-15)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

PSA: heat exhastion vs heat stroke

since it will get hotter before it gets cooler, especially in the south & southwest, this is info people need.

feeling faint or dizzy
excessive sweating
cool, pale, clammy skin
nausea or vomiting
rapid, weak pulse
muscle cramps
treatment: get to a cool, air conditioned place. drink water if fully conscious. take a cool shower or use cool compresses. (i suggest using them around your neck or on the inside of your wrists, where the blood vessels or arteries are close to the surface.)

throbbing headache
no sweating
body temperature above 103 F (39.4 C)
red, hot, dry skin
nausea or vomiting
rapid, strong pulse
may lose consciousness
treatment: CALL 911 (or whatever equlivent is in your country) take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives. (i suggest providing shade, maybe getting them inside if they're on hot cement & use cool compresses on them)

Monday, July 18, 2016

hostess twinkies

we (brother & i) don't have twinkies very often, but the marshmallow cream coated in white fudge that's out for that new ghostbusters movies sounded interesting. it's not too bad. we had no interest in the key lime slime one as we've had "key lime" stuff before and found it not to be very good.

the other kind we got along with the marshmallow/white fudge was chocolate cream. we had it before & thought it was ok, but this time it wasn't all that good.

i was tempted by the banana split ones they have now but; 1. they have the chocolatey fudge coating which is kind of terrible & 2. they have banana flavored cream which is also kind of terrible.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

brother's birthday '16

Your Birthday's Wisdom is Rebirth
You believe the beauty of life is that anyone can be reborn at anytime.
The world is full of fresh starts, and you take one whenever it comes your way.

You are constantly evolving and changing. And to you, that's a beautiful thing.
You aren't the person you used to be... you're so much better now!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

BK mac 'n cheetos

it's the latest thing from BK; mac & cheese formed into a cheese curl type shapes coated with cheetos dust.

i tried some not long ago & they weren't terrible. it was like cheap mac & cheese that didn't taste very cheesy with a hint of cheetos flavor from the coating.
i've had fried mac & cheese bites before from a local convenience store. BK's were creamier, that's about all, besides the cheetos coating.

BK keeps trying, i'll give them that.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


the locusts are finally done with their life-cycle. they were unbelievably noisy & the sound was assaulting even indoors.

my brother said it seemed like it was hotter when they were making noise. that's the stereotypical sound they have in TV and movies for the "heat of summer" weather it's a year where locusts out or not.

now if the sink-bugs would go away.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BK cinnamon roll

no long ago i tried the cinnamon roll that burger king has now. it's kind of small for the price, but pretty good. much better than the DQ pull-apart cinnamon bun. and much better than the cinnabon stuff we (brother & i) tried.
we had two different things: pillsbury had something that you warm up in the microwave & i think burger king had cinnabon stuff before. it's otis spunkmeyer that supplies them now (they have the chocolate cookies too).
my brother & i think if the cinnabon stuff you get that their retail locations are as bad as the stuff we had, we can't figure out how they stay in business. those things were almost as bad ad the DQ pull-apart.
of course maybe that's why BK switched to someone else.

Friday, June 17, 2016

movies in 3s

no long ago we (brother & i) did a re-watch of the first two mummy movies from the late '90s.

the first is better than the second & the second is better than the third.
which is true for a lot of movies where there was 3 of them. the first x-men movies & jurassic park movies come to mind. the only ones to break this rule are the original star wars movies, where the second was the better one. & the back to the future movies, where the first one was good and the two that followed were equally just ok.