Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
- (On the gas pump) Do not siphon gasoline with mouth.
- (on a commercial for Triaminic children's cough medicine) Do not use for the purpose of making your child sleepy.
Can't say they didn't warn you.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Mini snap wallet.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I'm not interested in starting a political discussion here. I just want to ask Mike Rogers: Are these gentlemen really the best examples of your constituents? Clearly he has the good ole boy vote all wrapped up.
Monday, October 6, 2008
A few notes: The recipe called for creamed corn, but I think regular corn would be better. Also, I threw some leftover black beans in my bowl, and that made a good addition. I measured the salsa over the pot and accidentally poured almost the whole jar (way more than 1/2 cup) into the soup, but it turned out okay. Der.
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
20 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups fat-free half-and-half
1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup salsa
1 (8.5ounce) can creamed corn
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 (1.27 ounce) packet dry taco seasoning
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1. In a large pot over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion in the butter or margarine for 5 minutes.
2. Add flour and stir well, cooking for 1 minute more.
3. Add the broth and half-and-half. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Add the soup, salsa, corn, chicken, cumin, taco seasoning and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Stir and continue to heat for 15 minutes.
4. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each bowl with crumbled chips, shredded cheese, and remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro, and serve.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I could have a whole blog on "Reasons I Love Publix," but I'm sure no one would read it. One of my favorite things about the grocery store is their mystery 1 cent coupon.
Here's how it works: Clip the coupon from the Sunday paper, bring it to the store on Sunday or Monday, and find the bin in the back of the store with the mystery item. Then buy that item for 1 cent! Exciting, right?
Now, I'm a smart girl. I know this is a marketing ploy to get me in the store. I know that the mystery item is probably an overstock that they're trying to get rid of. But I don't care. I used to do my shopping on Saturday, but now I go on Sunday. And I have to admit I'm disappointed if I miss out.
In recent weeks I've bought the following items for 1 cent: reusable grocery bag, 6-pack of bottled water, Publix-brand Oreos, case of Capri Sun. Come on, that's cool, right?
Friday, October 3, 2008
Hulu.com is an online video service: Visit the Web site, and you can watch episodes of TV shows and movies online. For free!
Say you missed last week's episode of House. Just head over to Hulu and watch it online. Feeling nostalgic? They have lots of old TV shows too: Alf. The Addams Family. They have tons of movies too. It's not an all-inclusive archive, but a lot of the shows I watch are on there. Check it out.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The seasons have changed, and I have nothing to wear! Somehow this seems to happen every year. The thought of shopping seems overwhelming--I really don't know where to start.
Enter MyShape.com. This is a free personal shopper Web site. Create an account, and you'll be asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire (it takes about 20minutes). Answer questions about your personal style, fabric preferences, and how much cleavage you prefer to show (I said it was detailed!). They address skirt length, jacket styles, fit, and desired sleeve length.
You also have to enter 18 measurements--everything from arm length to thigh circumference (egad!). MyShape takes these measurements and assigns you one of 7 body types.
My shape is an E: "Women with rounded profiles whose waist measurements are proportionally larger than their more balanced bust and hip measurements. They’re often short-waisted and their legs proportionately elegant. Not a Big Difference Between Bust, Waist & Hip Measurements. Often Great Legs." Rounded profile? Humph. But I guess that sounds like me.
NOW you're ready to shop. The fancy Internet computes all of this data and give you a personal store on their web site, featuring brands and styles you might like. Their fancy ShapeMatch system even picks the size it thinks you would wear. They select styles just for me, and other styles that might be worth a try. There are a range of prices. I have sweaters from $40 up to $200. Then you can order through their site (free shipping both ways! 15% discount on your first order!).
Some of the picks in my store. Looks like me, eh?
Overall, I think it's a great concept. And the clothes they chose for me look like things I'd wear for sure. I'm a little disappointed by the selection (they didn't have a single pair of pants for me), but it looks like the site is pretty new and they're going to be continuously adding new clothes.
I think I'll order the jeans and purple sweater. They offer free shipping both ways, so it's really risk free. And if the jeans fit, that would be incredible.
What do you think? Will you try it?