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Sunday, December 31, 2017

new year's eve 2017

really hope that next year is better than this year.

and if you're drinking tonight, don't drive. also. "buzzed driving" is just as bad as drunk driving.

Monday, December 25, 2017

christmas 2017

merry christmas to tos who clerbrate it. a pleasant monday (are mondays ever "happy?") to those who don't.

hope you got everything you wanted and if not, that you can exchange it for something you do want. maybe wait a couple of days though. tomorrow everyone & their cousin will be returning stuff and trying to find stuff on sale.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

hershey's gold

finally found one to try.

not impressed. but better than the cookies & cream. not by much tough.

Friday, December 15, 2017

winter weather

and it's not even winter yet.

much colder now with some snow even.

it's supposed to be colder in general this winter, but less snow.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

wendy's cookies

wendy's has cookies now. they have chocolate chip, double (or is it tripple?) chocolate & sugar.

they weren't very good, the chocolate chip was nearly burnt on the bottom, & ahd the other tow were just so-so.

arby's has better cookies & so does this local-ish convenience store chain. in both cases they're bigger for about the came price too.

Monday, November 27, 2017

the weather is a PITA

it's all over the place. we'll have a few days of autumn like weather, then it will warm up.

it mostly in the day that it warms up & gets cooler ant night, but it's still kind of warm for this time of year.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

thanksgiving 2017

happy thanksgiving to those who celebrate it, happy thursday to those who do not.

many store are not doing the "open on thanksgiving to get more money" thing, so you have to wait until tomorrow for that particular bit of shopping madness.

hope you didn't eat too much & will not get tired of the leftovers until they're gone.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

veteran's day 2017

during the sales going on take a moment to remember the people who have served, are serving & will serve in our nation's military.

Friday, November 03, 2017

new candy!

Reese's is coming out with a new candy bar called the outrageous bar. it's creamy peanut butter, surrounded by caramel and crunchy Reese’s Pieces candy and then covered milk chocolate. it's not coming out until may 2018. the other is hershey's gold. it's described as a caramelized cream bar embedded with salty peanut and pretzel bits. coming out on dec. 1, it's hershey's fourth bar for the brand and the first new one since cookies & cream (which i hate) since 1995. probably neither one will be good, but i'[m willing to try then out.

Friday, October 27, 2017

mcdonald's new chicken strips

they're nothing special & rather expensive. i wish they'd bring back the angus burgers.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

found the apple pie oreos target. it's wasn't with the other oreo cookies, but off in it's own rack a couple of isles down in the back, & if we hadn't gone over there to go to the frozen section, we would never had seen it.

over all the it wasn't too bad. didn't taste much apple, just the cinnamon of the "pie" & the gram cracker cookies.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

return of pumplin spice

i thought i was done with this nonsense last year but they keep adding new things!

kellogs has a pumpkin spice mini shredded wheat cereal. it is not as strong as i recall the cheerios being.

and oreo has a pumpkin spice cookie, but it seems to have a bit of actual pumpkin in it. it's ok.

oreo also has an apple pie cookie, but neither target nor wal mart has it. pooh!

they also have a cookie butter one. it's not too bad. i always wanted to try cookie butter. arby's has a cookie butter shake that i want to try, but the local one doesn't have root beer any more (they're a pepsi place & we don't like pepsi) so it's unlikely that i will get to try it.

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.  

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