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Thursday, December 31, 2015

new year's eve 2015

have a nice & safe celebration. pleas don't drink & drive. and "buzzed" driving can be just as bad.

if 2015 was good for you, i hope you have more of the same. if not, i hope it improves.

Friday, December 25, 2015

christmas 2015

merry christmas to those who celebrate it, happy friday to those who don't.

hope you got all you wanted for christmas and if not, that you will find it on sale after the holidays.

Monday, December 14, 2015

the presen twrapping oracle

You Are Sophisticated
You are a sentimental gift giver. You prefer to give gifts that have meaning, even if they aren't particularly useful.

You are spontaneous and impulsive. You tend to do things quickly, and you're quite impatient.

You are somewhat organized, but you always feel like you could be doing a bit better! You have high standards for yourself.

You love to dress up and take care of yourself. You get a lot of confidence from looking sharp.


this is so not me.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

as it happens every year

....i'm getting tired of all of the christmas music being played in stores. although i did hear a non-christmas country song in wal-mart the other day. huh.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

winter-like weather in fall

it's really cold & there has been some "spitting" snow. it's that time of year, i suppose.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

thanksgiving 2015

have a nice holiday! (or a nice thursday, if you don't celebrate the holiday)

don't eat too much. don't drink too much liquor or beer. buzzed driving is the same as drunk driving. i heard somewhere that there are more DUI accidents during thanksgiving than new year's eve.

be careful if you hit any of the big sales tomorrow.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

what pumpkin treat are you?

You Are Pumpkin Pie
You are old fashioned and traditional. You prefer the old classics to newfangled traditions.
You believe that some of the best things in life have been forgotten. Luckily, you still remember them.

You are nostalgic for a simpler era, even possibly a time before you were born.
You love old movies, music, and fashions. You find the past to be a rich and interesting time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

thanksgiving dinner quiz?

What Your Thanksgiving Meal Says About You
When it comes to the holidays, you are traditional with a twist. You do things a bit differently, and you've established your own traditions.

You see the holidays as a time to think about what's important to you. It's a good time to reflect and regroup.

You like the aspects of the holiday that remind you of your childhood - opening presents, treats, and old favorite foods.

During the holidays, you are likely to feel comforted. At your worst, you feel a bit over-indulgent.

You consider yourself to be a bit of a purist, and you're proud of it.

You tend to spend your holidays sharing and pitching in. You'll do whatever needs to be done.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

veterans's day 2015

to everyone who served, is serving or will serve, thank you.

something to keep in mind when you're out taking advantage of veteran's day sales.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

halloween 2015

if you're going out for trick or treat tonight, be careful. and if you're not, watch out for those who are.

Monday, October 26, 2015

what halloween treat are you?

You Are a Gumdrop
Your Halloween personality is enthusiastic, fun loving, and light hearted.
You love Halloween as much as any kid... and possibly more than most kids.

While some people enjoy the scary aspects of Halloween, you're all about the nostalgia.
Halloween reminds you of a happier, simpler time - when all you cared about was the candy in your pillowcase!

Friday, October 23, 2015

halloween personality

You See Halloween as Scary
The scariest thing on Halloween is you! You definitely don't want any kids in costumes crossing your path - and you're willing to scare away any who do.

Sneaky and devious, people should really watch out for you. You are usually underestimated and forgotten.

Your inner child is open minded, playful, and adventurous.

You truly fear the dark side of humanity. You are a true misanthrope.

You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.

You are picky and high maintenance. If you wear a Halloween costume, it's only when you really feel like it. And it has to be perfect.

they got the misanthrope part right.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

five guys burgers

a five guys burger & fries place opened not long ago near here, so we decided to check it out. noting more overpriced, average food. we took a lot of extras napkins (very cheap ones at that) & were reminded of the garfield strip where he & jon are at some coffee place, jon asks if garfield's ready to go & garfield thinks :for $6 i'm eating the chair. (or something)
the music was way too loud (jimmy john's subs is like that too) i supposed that's to discourage people from staying too long. but i can't see how anyone can stand to work there. we had to practically shout our order to the cashier. the chairs had now padding, so we ate in the car. and the place is decorated with every good write-up & review the company ever had. even in the bathrooms! i guess you could call the style smug superiority. i could see a few, perhaps a dozen spread out over the place, but they must have had at least 100.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

some fall weather

with overcast days & cooler temperatures, especially at night.

i prefer this kind of weather. i'm not a fan of bright, sunny days.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

halloween whopper

burger king's new burger is a version of a "black" whopper they had in japan. except it had black cheese as well as the black bun & used squid ink for the coloring.

i had one the other day & was not impressed.
first; there was supposed to be A-1 sauce (most new burgers at BK have A-1 now, did they buy them out? or is it some kind of partnership, like my brother suggested?) "infused" into the bun. it didn't taste like it. second; my brain kept thinking it was weird to eat something that color, because we associate black with rot. third; because the bun is black you get it in your teeth & it looks bad. so either take a toothbrush and toothpaste with you to brush in the bathroom or rinse our your mouth with water, several times if needed.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

what is your fall fragrance?

Your Fall Fragrance is Spicy
You feel alive and energized in the fall. You bring some attitude to the season.
This is the time of year that you love to be out and about. You love the fashions, flavors, and fun that autumn brings.

You like to make every fall memorable, and you don't do anything halfway. You participate in as many traditions as you can.
You are drawn to smells that have a strong, unique scent. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and even cumin are good fall scents for you.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

what starbucks fall drink are you?

You Are a Chocolate Chai Tea Latte
You are a restless and unsettled person. You crave novelty and can't stand to get stuck in a rut.
You have a wild imagination and are constantly experimenting. You love to mix things up a bit.

You are enthusiastic and vibrant. Simply put, you are the type of person who says 'yes' to so much.
You can't imagine sleepwalking through your days. You are alert and awake to your life.

i don't think so.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

what is your fall style?

Your Fall Style is Comfortable
You consider fall to be a cozy time of year, and you like to be as comfy as possible as the air chills.
You stay stylish, but you look for clothes you can cuddle up in. Big fluffy sweaters are your best friend.

You like to find a nice spot and stay there a while to savor everything autumn. You love your home as well as any warm and cozy indoor spot.
And you don't mind braving the elements for the right fall activity... as long as you're properly bundled up.

i didn't know i had a style.

Monday, September 21, 2015

mom's birthday 2015

You Were Born into the Metal Element
You are an energetic, active person who values ambition. You think success is important.
You are very unique and competent. You know how to live a good life, without following anyone else's rules.

You have to watch out for anxiety. Sometimes you find it hard to let go and relax.
You are stubborn and persistent. You won't give up out of principle, even if it's the right thing to do.

Friday, September 18, 2015

fall (autumn) will soon be upon us

which means pumpkin spice or just pumpkin flavored stuff is coming out now. and all of october is breast awareness month, where most everything is pink.

it seems kind of odd that the month of halloween, with it's orange & black colors (plus the fall colors of gold, red, dark green & dark orange) is also decorated pink.

Friday, September 04, 2015

just because it's september

....doesn't mean that summer's over. as the season continues to remind us.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

life stinks

had a gallbladder attack & had to have it removed. it's major drag & a boatload of money.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

dad's birthday 2015

You Were Born into the Earth Element
You are a responsible person who values the joys of working hard.
You are practical, stable, and (obviously) down to earth.

You have to watch out for boredom. Your life needs more romance, adventure, friendship, and fun.
You are a solid friend and an ideal partner. You are honest, nurturing, and loyal.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

too early for this

the local convenience store has a fall-spiced cookie out already (in addition to pumpkin-shaped candies they've ad for a week or so.) it's not even september!

it used to be that stuff was closer to the actual season it's supposed to be in. back to school stuff was at the end of july, now it's right after the fourth of july stuff is moved out. halloween-themed things didn't start showing up until at least mid-september. thanksgiving things came out right after halloween & christmas followed right after turkey day. now those three holidays are combined into hallow-thanks-mas. bleh!

and can we all agree that the pumpkin spice stuff for fall & peppermint stuff in winter is just foo much?

Sunday, August 09, 2015

i want sandwiches

my brother & i make these sandwiches every so often that are almost dagwood-like. with 3 or 4 kinds of meat, almost that many kinds of cheese, with some sort of condiment. on better than supermarket bread (some times from panera bread) & doritos to not only to have along with them, but also to put on the sandwich and crush it slightly to break up the chips.

we haven't done this in a while. we keep meaning to, but it always falls through.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

summer weather continues

still hot & humid, but with less rain though.

at least that's something.

Monday, July 20, 2015

summer lets itself be known

hot & humid. with many rainy days. blech!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

brother's birthday 2015

You Were Born into the Earth Element
You are a responsible person who values the joys of working hard.
You are practical, stable, and (obviously) down to earth.

You have to watch out for boredom. Your life needs more romance, adventure, friendship, and fun.
You are a solid friend and an ideal partner. You are honest, nurturing, and loyal.

Friday, July 10, 2015

new BK sandwiches

the extra long pulled pork & the bacon mozzarella cheeseburger. the pulled pork was really nothing special and i need to learn that pulled pork nothing to get worked up about.
the second sandwich was much better, IMHO. i might even get it again.

they have a "red velvet" oreo shake which just seems to be the regular one with red food dye in it. so i'm not interested in it.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

4th of july 2015

enjoy the cookouts, ballgames whatever sales there are & be careful with the fireworks tonight.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

what is your swimsuit style?

Your Swimsuit Style is Sophisticated
Your look is always chic and dignified. It's hard to pull off class in a swimsuit, but if anyone can do it, it's you.
You enjoy a good deal of luxury, and for you, a little of the finer things in life go a long way. You like the best of what summer has to offer.

You are the type who likes to enjoy the spoils of success, and you don't mind working hard for your high-end summer playtime.
You do everything with style and panache. You really know how to make an entrance, even if it's just into a pool.

sophisticated? i don't think so.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

the start of summer

the official day of it, but it's been feeling like it for awhile. what with school being out & all of the swimsuits, sunscreeen & stuff on sal in stores.

Monday, June 08, 2015

hotdogs: the offical food of summer*

the best are hebrew international, IMHO. with ketchup and mustard & maybe onions and pickle relish. but then things get slippery and condiments go everywhere.


*along with ice cream, probably.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

what element were you born into?

You Were Born into the Fire Element
You are an innovative person who values adventure. You believe life is magical.
You are brilliant and expressive. You are naturally creative and artistic.

You have to watch out for your self destructive streak. You can get depressed and moody.
You are honest to a fault, but people find it to be part of your charm. You are entertaining and charismatic.

Monday, May 25, 2015

memorial day 2015

hope you have a nice holiday and take time to remember the reason for the holiday during all of your cook-outs & big memorial day sales.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

the sphere test

You Are Energetic
You have a good sense of humor. You always have a wry comment or joke to tell.
Happy and upbeat, you are always optimistic. It's about what you have... not about what you don't.

You are energetic to the point of being athletic and sporty. You love to get out there and be physical.
You have the strength to provide great comfort to others. You are solid and grounded.

not at all like me.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

stupid mcdonald's

every couple of years i have to b reminded why we don't like mcdonald's. tried the new sirloin burger & the clubhouse burger. the sirloin is nothing great & the caramelized onions (more like burnt onions) made me regurgitate.

still sorely tempted to try their orange dream-sickle type shake though.

Friday, May 15, 2015

mcdonald's

despite the fact that i talk crap about them & their products, they sometime put out stuff that i'd like to try.

damn them & their (sometimes) interesting food items!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

what exotic cupcake are you?

You Are a Caramel Pecan Chai Cupcake
As long as you can have a no strings fling, you're happy! You don't like anyone to get attached.
You just want to get out there and experience the world. You don't want to be tied down at this point in your life.

You're very inquisitive. You aren't satisfied until all your questions have been answered.
You like to work in group settings, but you'll rarely step up as leader. You think everyone should have an equal voice.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

the weather

it's been rainy & kind of cool her lately. more like fall than spring, but now it's warming up & people will probally be complaining about the heat in another month or so.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

tried that new arby's sandwich

....and it was nothing special. especially since i don't like rye bread.

but you have to give them credit for trying.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

what's your spring color?

You Are Lilac Pink
You are gentle and sweet to those around you, but that doesn't mean you don't have a funky side.
You have a deep understanding of the world, and you're willing to stand your ground to make sure that things are done right.

You are a strong individual, although you tend to blend in most of the time. You like to find your niche and your people.
Like a spring flower, you have a uniqueness that is stunning in its own way. You are at your best when you're just being you.


isn't lilac a kind of purple?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

easter 2015

hope you had a nice holiday & the easter bunny was generous,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

new at arby'd

they have this turkey ruben sandwich with coleslaw instead of sauerkraut called rachel. i'd like to try it, despite it being on rye bread, but i'm not sure if i can bring myself to ask for the rachel.
"the rachel" is that stupid haircut that the character rachel had on the show friends during the first year, which was very popular for a time. maybe i can just ask for "that rachel sandwich"?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

st. patrick's day 2015

don't drink too much of the green beer. & if you do, call a cab to go home.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

shamrock personality test

Your Shamrock Says You Are Successful
You are a high achiever. Success comes fairly easy for you.

At times, you can be slow to act. You don't like to be outside your comfort zone.

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

You are stylish, in a classic sort of way. You are particular about how you like things.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

spring-like weather

it's warmer & raining, but there's still several more days until it's technically spring. and even after then, for a couple of sees, it could theoretically get colder & snow.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

quantum leap day

somewhere i (semi) jokily suggested that feb. 29 should be called quantum leap day. but since there's only a leap day once every four years, feb. 28 would be the "place holder" for this unofficial day.

so celebrate this day (if you're so inclined) by watching episodes or the show or reading the novels. or even reading fan-fic, if that's the sort of thing you like.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

valentine's day personality

Your Valentine's Day Personality is Practical
As far as you're concerned, Valentine's Day is simply a commercial holiday.
You don't place any real meaning on it. You don't think it deserves too much celebration.

For you, Valentine's Day is just the day you avoid restaurants and candy stores.
If you love someone, you already show it. You don't need to go all out for a silly holiday to prove your love.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

the weather

a bit of a warm weekend. then it will get cold again. then warm-ish again. maddening at times.

Monday, January 19, 2015

are you fries or onion rings?

You Are French Fries
You are friendly and easygoing. People can't help but like you!
You are always welcome wherever you go, and people crave you more than they'd like to admit.

You are extremely fun loving. You try not to think about responsibilities whenever possible.
You are rich in personality and spirit. You have a lot to offer, but you never let it go to your head.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

subway subs

they had a pastrami one and my brother & i tried it.

kind of garlicky & fatty. there were at least three "strings" of fat that i couldn't chew & had to put them on the paper that wraps the sub. such is the nature of pastrami, i guess.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

which petit dessert are you?

You Are Quirky
You have a serious side, but you also can be uproariously funny. You love to laugh.
You also love to play, and playing with you is an adventure. You're always changing up the rules of the game.

You are a deeply introspective person. You are constantly examining yourself.
You know who you are, and you're good with that. Too bad if no one else is.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

it's cold!

winter is rearing its ugly, little head. is will be for the next several days.