Jul 12 2012

Handwriting

I discovered a skill that I am losing....

I am not able to write any more.  I had a hard time writing in a journal yesterday and had to write 5 checks just to get one right.  I think this is because we type so much more than we write.  Here is a video of my horrible handwriting.

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Jul 11 2012

Welcome Wagon

It took me 4 months to meet my neighbors so I was wondering if you could help me.  Does the welcome wagon still exist for new neighbors?  Is it harder to get to know your neighbors in this day and age?

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Jul 06 2012

Cooking and Food Myths

Did you know that oatmeal pies are actually good for you? Ok, well maybe not, (just don't tell Amy, it will break her heart!), but here are some other myths about food and cooking to help you live a healthier life (taken from RealSimple.com):

Myth: Boiling Vegetables Lose the Nutrition

Although many green vegetables lose some nutrients when boiling or stewing them, minerals such as iron and potassium are usually still retained. They are also still a great source of fiber.

Myth: Never Rinse Mushrooms

Rinsing mushrooms is good, but when you soak them in water, they absorb too much liquid and release it onto your dish. A better bet is to use a "mushroom brush" or a paper towel.

Myth: Butter Goes Bad Without Refrigeration

Butter spoils, but not as quickly as other dairy products because it typically contains added salt, which kills a lot of bacteria. Even unsalted butter can last about a week, because it consists of natural salt to slow bacteria which causes it to spoil.

Read more cooking and food myths

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Jul 06 2012

How to Fake People Out

Here are some fun ways to make you feel more wealthy or smarter than you really are!

How to fake wealth:

  • Wear Gap clothes with really expensive shoes
  • Drive the cheapest Lexus instead of the fanciest Toyota
  • Learn which foods don't cost very much, but still have ritzy French names
  • Whatever your job is, say you get more business than you can handle as a consultant
How to fake intelligence
  • Study book and foreign film reviews so you can pretend to have read or seen them
  • Wear glasses
  • Whenever someone says something you don't understand, smile and say, "Man, you are so intense."
Or you could have friends that just love you for who you are!
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