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

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.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

wal-mart ice cream sandwiches

they have some fancy stuff. 6 to a package & round cookies the two we tried were s'more & black cherry. I liked the s'mores better. but then i don't like cherry.

the other two we tried were the standard 12 in a pack with the rectangle cookies. the first was sea salt caramel, which had a nice subtle flavor. the second; cotton candy was too subtle. as in no flavor at all, just the slight smell of cotton candy like every third sniff. in a blind taste-test you probably couldn't tell the difference between that and vanilla. except the vanilla ones have a choclate cookie & the CC ones had vanilla.

Friday, July 21, 2017

the heat of summer

i hate it.

rain doesn't help, just makes things humid.

Monday, July 17, 2017

fed up with blogthings

for nearly as long as i've had this blog i've been doing blogthing quizzes. last month they didn't have the title of the result of the one i did for my birthday. this month they didn't have what the result means for the one i did for my brother's birthday! i've tried other quizzes, i even tried doing them on chrome.
bbcode doesn't work here the code for live journal & word press is the same (without what the result means) basically it's usellee!

i'm quitting them after this round of birthday stuff (unless something changes) because i can use the html template from mine to fill in stuff.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

brother's birthday 2017

"You Are a Philosopher"
You're incredibly introverted and introspective. You live inside your head. You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking. People see you as withdrawn, and at times they are right. You are caring and deep, but it may be difficult for you to show this side of yourself.

Your strength: Your original approach to thinking

Your weakness: You tend to shy away from others

Your power color: Pale blue

Your power symbol: Wavy line

Your power month: July

the first part sounds like him. and he got a better color too.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

beach test

You Can Be Deeply Passionate Sometimes
You tend to be a very social person. You live for your friends and family. You can get social burnout occasionally though. You aren't a total extrovert.

You fall in love with ease and confidence. Even if you've had bad experiences in the past, each new love is a reason to start completely over.

You are deeply passionate about several things in your life. You're not passionate about much... and the few passions you have are truly obsessions.

Your sense of humor is sarcastic, snarky, and realistic. You're not exactly happy-go-lucky.

the last part sounds like me. (a note: the HTML don't have the title, but the BB code does. if you do HTML you have to put the title of the result in yourself)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

PSA: heat exaustion vs. heat stroke

(originally posted on 7-21-16)

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 equivalent 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)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

summer heat

is upon us once again.

and there will be rain from the latest hurricane this weekend.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

back now

not that anyone knew i was gone.

in early jan. my life went downhill & one of the causalities was internet access. now i'm back to post random nonsence. june 3 was my birthday & i missed the usual birthday quiz thing, i will do a back-dated entry (if i can) so i can do the other birthdays like usual.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

my birthday 2017

"You Are a Dynamo"
You are more than a big ball of energy - you are a big ball of hyper.
You are always on the go, but you don't have a type a personality.
Instead of channeling your energy into work, you instead go for fun and adventure.
Witty and verbal, you can have an interesting conversation with anyone.

Your strength: Your larger than life imagination

Your weakness: You tend to be pretty scattered

Your power color: Lime

Your power symbol: Lightening bolt

Your power month: March