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i joined lj & will be cross-posting some things from dw. (update 9-6-16)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

new year's eve 2014

if you had a bad 2014, i hope 2015 is better, and if 2014 was good, i wish you more of the same.

be careful on the roads tonight & call a cab or use a designated driver if you're going out to drink & party.


BTW it's had for me to believe that 2015 is the year they went to in back to the future part 2. which from the time it was set in (the movie came out in 1989 & the story started out in 1985) it was 30 years into the future. doesn't seem right somehow.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

christmas 2014

have a happy & save holiday!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

what holiday cookie are you?

You Are Biscotti
You are a very direct, honest person.
You don't have time for dramatics or emotional pleas.

You feel most comfortable in the intellectual realm, especially with science and technology.
You are good at understanding difficult subjects. Understanding people? Not so much.


since when is biscotti a holiday cookie?

Monday, December 15, 2014

weird weather

it can't decide if it wants to be winter with freezing temperatures, wind & snow. or fall (or maybe early spring) with rain & warmer temperatures.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

which of santa's reindeer are you?

You Are Blitzen
Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.


that is so not me.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

big blog changes

first off, i got rid of those "click here to help" charity things. 1. i don't think anyone was using them. not even me. 2. with the big, new banner it crowded stuff further down.

new banner (for my future reference.)

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

thanksgiving 2014

don't eat too much today & if you've had a bit too much to drink, call a cab to go home. (i read somewhere that there are more drunk driving accidents on thanksgiving than new year's eve) and be careful during all of the "black friday" madness. or the "pre-black friday" stuff today.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

the return of burger king's italian chicken sandwich

it's just as good as i remember. anyone else recall the french chicken sandwich that was a cordon bleu sandwich with ham & swiss cheese and the american chicken sandwich that had mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato & american cheese. i liked those too, but i guess they weren't popular enough to bring back. way back when they used a veal parmesan sandwich that was pretty good too.

speaking of things returning; the mcrib is back at mcdonald's. *roll eyes* you can do just as well, or better, if you go a hungry man rib patty dinner, cooked it, took out the ribs & sauce, slapped it on a bun with onions, pickles & whatever the hell else you wanted. it would taste a lot better & you wouldn't have to wait for the stupid thing to come back or look at the website devoted to it and waste time & money driving over half of creation to get it.

in new at BK news they have a four cheese whopper. tried it, it's nothing special. they get a B- for effort.

Monday, November 17, 2014

the book test

You are a Dreamer
You tend to have your head in the clouds. You love to be drawn in to a whole other world.

You are a sensitive person. You find it easy to be emotionally affected by books.

You are a person with many different interests. You are fascinated by everything in the world.

You are a person who loves to acquire possessions. You can't resist a sale, and you own a lot of things.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

it's really fall now

colder temperatures & rain.

it's pretty much taken car of fall foliage around here.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

what grade should you teach?

You Should Teach Fifth Grade
You are laid back. You have a great sense of humor and figure "kids will be kids."
You have a lot of energy and endurance. It is hard for kids to wear you down.

You're able to roll with a rowdy classroom if you need to, but you also know how to keep students in line.
You are flexible and spontaneous. You can throw the whole plan out the window, if you need to.

Friday, October 31, 2014

halloween 2014

be careful if you're out trick or treating tonight.

Monday, October 20, 2014

what bake sale treat are you?

You Are Cinnamon Rolls
You are kind hearted and even a little bit shy. You appreciate home comforts more than the average person.
You are hard to get to know at first, but once someone gets to know you, they can really appreciate your subtle charm.

Your friends can always count on your wit and wisdom. You may not say a lot, but what you have to say matters.
You are sweet because you are sensitive. You tread lightly and do your best not to ever hurt anyone.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

which pumpkin treat are you?

You Are a Pumpkin Latte
You are energetic and fun loving. You get into the spirt of every season, but fall is definitely your favorite time.
You are excited for the change of seasons, and you love the spirit and togetherness it brings.

You love to do everything related to fall - whether it's celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving or going to check out the changing leaves.
You truly immerse yourself in the season. You always miss autumn when it's gone, but you make the most of it while it's here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

late night in october

....is probably not the best time to watch the ghost adventures collection on netflix streaming. it's kind of hard to sleep after that.

Friday, October 03, 2014

the candy apple test

You Are High Class and High Maintenance
You're the type of person to dress to the nines on Halloween. You like to look elegant.
You don't really go for fake makeup or hair for your costume, unless they are professionally applied.

Your favorite Halloween celebration is a bit understated. A little spooky is good... bright orange everything is bad.
You would rather go to Phantom of the Opera than wear plastic fangs. You believe that Halloween is fun to celebrate and that it doesn't have to be totally tacky.

this is not me at all.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

mom's birthday 2014

Your Animal is the Goose
You are are a resourceful person who needs a lot of stability in life.
You would rather save for a rainy day, even if it means on missing out on fun impulses.

When you feel secure, you are incredibly creative and artistic. You are also very witty.
You like to invest in yourself and for the future. You like to always be learning and gaining skills.

Friday, September 12, 2014

it only looks weird

a few days ago my brother got a sundae at dairy queen with cherry topping. it looked freaky! like some sort of klingon food with a blood topping.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

zebra test

You Are Conventional
You are a pretty average guy or girl next door, and you live a pretty blissful life because of it.
You fit in with almost any crowd, and you have a lot of people who you consider to be good friends.

You are happy with your life, and it's likely you feel quite blessed. You don't let yourself feel dissatisfied.
You have an optimistic attitude that has served you well. By staying positive, you are better off then most people.


typical.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

burger king's chicken fries

they're back & my brother, who like the things, wants to have them again. but they were sold-out this weekend and were getting a shipment on tuesday. we went today (thursday) and they were sold-out again & will be getting a shipment on friday.

well the third time's the charm or maybe it's 3-strikes & you're out. we haven't found that out yet.

Monday, August 25, 2014

dad's birthday 2014

Your Animal is the Salmon
You are both clever and wise. You are a keen observer, and you tend to notice everything.
You have amazing reasoning skills, and you grasp difficult concepts. You are an abstract thinker.

You seek wisdom in its many forms. You are interested in art, literature, history, philosophy, and science.
You are driven to make your own mark on the world. You put your creativity and brilliance to work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

the ice cream truck test

You Are Flexible
You are open to whatever the world has to offer, and you are always open to changing your mind - even if you have strong opinions.
You are very fair-minded, and you are willing to hear almost anyone out. You aren't dissuaded by strong personalities.

You listen to your intuition and give yourself what you need. You may be a bit self-indulgent, but at least you are happy!
You tend to be a bit of an idealist, but your ideals are always changing. You don't cling to one vision for too long.

You are indecisive, and you think it is one of your strengths. The longer you delay a decision, the sounder it will end up being.
You are passionate, but it doesn't stop you from being a clear thinker. You are very unbiased.

Friday, August 15, 2014

runnin' on dunkin

a dunkin donuts opened near here recently & my brother is addicted to the donuts & this is the guy who generally avoids sweets. but his reason is the quality will drop off sooner rather than later. see, we have a theory that any new food place with be good for 6 months or a year after they open to get people to come in & then will switch to lesser quality stuff to save money once they think they have a sufficient costumer base to stay in business. the possible exception to this theory is the local IHOP, about 90% of their stuff is still good 6-7 years after they opened here.

the donut quality is pretty good at dunkin', for several of them. the french cruller is tender & the glaze si sweet, while at other places the taste & texture closely resemble cardboard. the oreo cream was not only good, but had a considerable amount or cream in it. and while the butter nut was a hefty, tasty baked good, the crumble stuff on the outside left much to be desired.
there have been some disappointments too. the apple crumb, apple & spice, bavarian kream, and boston cream didn't deliver as promised.

Friday, August 08, 2014

the sunglasses test

Your Sunglasses Say You're an Artist
You are clever, unique, and a total nonconformist.
Your sense of fashion is based on your own personal creativity.

You need to be shaded from the mundane parts of life.
You feel sunniest when you can express yourself freely and without judgment.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

food thoughts

i've mad a few posts here about burger king & it might seem like i don't like the place. i actually do like their food (most of it) i just think they can do better. they have a new CEO, a 33 year-old guy that i hope will do more than just put out stuff that's a a re-arranged version of what they already have.
and what happened to the 50 cent cone for summer BK? mcdonald's has a 49 cent one. you dropped the ball this year.

a jimmy john's sandwich placed opened up near here not long ago. good sandwiches, but the music they play is too f**king loud. (i suppose that's to discourage people from hanging around too long) they have some interesting/amusing signage in the place. in general, it's better than subway, but doesn't have the bread options (both in size & the type) that subway has.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

brother's birthday 2014

Your Animal is the Cat
You are independent to the point of being stubborn. You stick to your values.
You are loyal, trustworthy, and honest. You are very devoted to your family.

You are aloof towards those you don't know well, but you are affectionate with those you are close to.
You are a creative, sensual, and mysterious person. You are agile and flexible.

Friday, July 11, 2014

burgers for breakfast?

it's something that burger king was trying out & i hear it failed, which wasn't that much of a surprise. i don't think i have ever heard of anyone wishing they could get burgers at a fast-food place in the morning.
getting breakfast after 10 or 11 a.m. when most places stop serving it is the complaint i've heard more than anything. supposedly mcdonald's it going to try having breakfast 24/7. we'll see how that changes the game, if at all.

Friday, July 04, 2014

4th of july 2014

have a nice & safe holiday.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

the weather

....is very summer-like. hazy, hot & humid. which often leads to thunderstorm. which we don't need. the west needs rain more than we do. but not so much at once that they flood.

Monday, June 23, 2014

what kind of sandwich are you?

You Are a Ham Sandwich
You are quiet, understated, and a great comfort to all of your friends.
Over time, you have proven yourself as loyal and steadfast.
And you are by no means boring. You do well in any situation - from fancy to laid back.

Your best friend: The Turkey Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Saturday, June 21, 2014

new banner

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here's the newest one (i don't think i had this before)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

burger king keeps trying

not long ago the brought out a chicken big king. the chicken patties are thin & don't taste any better than the original chicken sandwich, so it's not that great. IMHO.

now the have something called the extra long BBQ cheeseburger, which doesn't seem impressive to me. might try it anyway, i'm getting a bit tired of having the whopper all of the time. but over all, BK is better than mcdonald's. IMHO.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

what does your handbag say about you?

What Your Handbag Says About You
You tend to be relaxed throughout the day. You are naturally at peace.

You are a high maintenance person. You feel lost outside of your normal environment.

You are a very creative person. Your life tends to be a whirlwind, but you always seem to pull it together.

You are practical and down to earth. You tend to be a rather reserved and quiet person.

not high maintenance in the least.

Friday, June 06, 2014

spring weather

it's mostly been typical, with warm days & rain (sometimes it seems like too much), but it's kind of cool at night.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

my birthday 2014

Your Animal is the Bee
You are a very social and cooperative person. You thrive in a crowd.
You are charismatic and engaging. You are good at organizing and leading a group.

You are a spontaneous, busy person. You love leading an active life.
You find that communication comes naturally to you. You are are able to express yourself without frustration.


not me at all.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

what your nose says about you

What Your Nose Says About You
It's likely that you'll be lucky with money, though this luck may come later in life.

You are impulsive and tend to follow your heart.

You are helpful and giving. You like cooperating, and you're always willing to lend a hand.

You are a nosey person and a bit of a snoop. You can't help but be curious!

You are pessimistic and cynical. You expect the worst from people.

Monday, May 26, 2014

memorial day 2014

if you could take a moment during the cookouts, ballgames and store sales to recall why we have this holiday, i think that would be nice.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

spring flower test

You Are Sweet
You are a genuinely kind and generous person. It lifts you up to give to others.
You don't believe any deed is too small, and you enjoy thinking of little things to brighten the lives of those you love.

Winter is a special time for you, as is every season of the year. You enjoy quiet nights with good company.
You know that it can be a struggle to get through the short days, so you do all you can to make your loved ones happy.

Spring is something you look forward to every year. You delight in fresh flowers and the world waking up.
You love to bask in the first warm day an the first flower you see bloom. For you, there is no sweeter season than spring.

Monday, May 12, 2014

the spring test

You Are Active
One breath of fresh, cool spring air, and you're ready to get started with your day.
You love that spring is all about renewal and new beginnings. You are excited to tackle your projects and goals.

You like to stay busy, but that doesn't mean you don't take time to smell the flowers. You live in the moment and do what's right.
By seeking out balance in your life, you are able to get more done. You don't burn out, and you have plenty of energy for everything.


no. not at all.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

it's spring now. apperently

getting much warmer these days. rain is expected in the next few days. it looks like spring.

Friday, April 18, 2014

what flavor jelly bean are you?

You Are a Peanut Butter Jelly Bean
You get along well with all sorts of flavors - and people. You may feel ordinary at times, but you're still loved by (almost) all.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

what happened to spring?

it was here just yesterday, i'm sure of it. i turned around for a moment & it's gone!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

easter egg personality test

Your Easter Egg Says You Are Social
You are cheerful, friendly, and open minded.
You do your best to make sure everyone is happy, including yourself.
Empathy comes easily to you. You are very forgiving.
You don't hold grudges. You easily forget about any negativity in your life.


i'm so not social.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

it's mostly spring

the weather is getting warmer for the most part. but it's still kind of cold at night. and now there's rain.

Monday, March 31, 2014

i messed up

i was going though all of my 5 things posts (kind of a long story) & realized i forgot one. it's probably more than one, but this one that stuck in my mind (i don't know why. it was way back in 2011) & i can't find any posting of it here.
plus i really messed up the numbering, jumping from 145 to154. but the dates indicate that there was only a couple of weeks between postings, so it's most likely just a numbering error & not a bunch of skipped ones. it's too much of a hassle to fix, so i'm just going to leave it. anyway, here's the one that i (remember) that i missed.

The five most interesting alternate teams that came through the gate in 'Ripple Effect'.

the team that came from an earth where germany had won world war 2. they all spoke german & were part of a resistance movement against the nazis.

the one that came from matriarchal society. they had some trouble taking directions from males.

the team that came from a world where the people had a speech pattern like yoda. it got on everyone's nerves after awhile.

the one from an earth that had been mostly conquered by rome in ancient times. they spoke latin & carried short swords.

the team that came from a world in the middle of world war 3. it took a lot to make them go back. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

change the the blog

because it's bee ages, changed the picture at the top.


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

what color green are you?

You Are Grass Green
Down to earth and a bit of a hippie, you are very into nature and the outdoors.
You accept the world and people as they are. You don't try to change things.
You are also very comfortable with yourself, flaws and all.
Optimistic about the future, you feel like life is always getting better.

Monday, March 17, 2014

st. patrick's day 2014

don't drink too much green beer. in fact, skip the green beer. that can't be good for you.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

shamrock personalty test

Your Shamrock Says You Are Alert
You have a logical mind, and you pay a lot of attention to details. You are very organized.

Sometimes you find thinking creatively to be a challenge. You prefer to deal with the facts at hand.

You don't really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.

You are traditional, easy going, and appreciative of the simple things in life.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

the shamrock shake

i could swear that the famous mcdonald's shamrock shake was just green & not minty years ago. when did they add the mint?

or maybe it was just a little minty before? i can't remember.

Friday, March 07, 2014

spring ahead

a reminder: daylight savings starts on march 9th. so all timepieces must be moved one hour ahead. (computers, phones & whatnot will most likely do it automatically)

also check your setting on any message boards or blogs you belong too. under settings they might have something to check for when DST is in effect to make the times on your post correct.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

quiz: weight struggle?

You Are Destined to Struggle With Your Weight
Like most people, you find it a little difficult to stay at at weight you're comfortable with.
If you change a few habits and make food less important, you may find the struggle hardly exists anymore.
well, i knew that.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

winter warm-up

the weather has warmed up considerably here in the past few days. the snow is melting, but that's causing concerns for flooding. and where the water flows out on the raod, black can form if it gets cold enough. which i will in a few days.

Friday, February 14, 2014

st. valentine's day

don't wait for a special day to tell you're loved ones what they mean to you, but if you did hope it's a nice day for you.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

what kind of chocolate are you?

You Are White Chocolate
You are White Chocolate
You are sweet, caring, and truly very innocent.
Whether your naive ways are a bit of act or not, people like to take care of you.
You are a quiet flirt, and your power is often underestimated!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

crazy superbowl

mainly that score! did denver uses some of the legal weed (grass, mary-j) before the game started?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

the super bowl aproaches

we watch mainly for the commercials (the quality seems to keep going down) but....

i'm rooting for denver, for two reasons; 1. so peyton manning can get another ring to match his brother eli's 2. (the force is out of balance on that.) & 2. seattle was so whiny after their loss to pittsburgh several years back, they had party to make themselves feel better.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

cold again

frelling cold, actually. this winter weather of cold, not sold cold, freezing cold, not so cold, kind of warm is driving me crazy.

Friday, January 10, 2014

what flavor gelato are you?

You Are Banana Gelato
You are an upbeat person, and you try to stay away from anything that will depress you.
You believe that it's important to stay positive and optimistic. You know that negativity can destroy a person.

Others may be jealous of your cheer and happiness, but they don't see how hard it's been to get here.
You finally live in joyous, uncomplicated times - and nothing is going to bring you down!

however, winter is not really the time for such things.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

a random thought

does anyone ever say the wish they read fewer books?

probably not, unless the books in question are for work or school.

Friday, January 03, 2014

good gravy it's cold!

really cold, like single digit cold. over the weekend it's supposed to "warm up"  into the 30s. and then fall like a rock again monday to thursaday.

i'm sure there are people up near the arctic circle that are watching this stuff on satellite news and wonder what all of the fuss is about.