December 8, 2011

Cooking my first ever turkey

Guest post written by Mona Hinson.

Up until now I've avoided fixing a turkey on my own. Normally my parents host our big family meal and it's the same for my in-laws with my husband's family. But we thought that it would be nice for us to invite all of our parents over to our house for a mini Thanksgiving meal the night before Thanksgiving. It was more my husband's idea and I agreed before I really thought about it. So now I have to make my first ever Thanksgiving turkey.

I've been using a lot of my spare time to find some tips and ideas about how to fix a turkey. When I was online looking it up a few nights ago, I ran across the site I showed it to my husband and after that I decided to change over my home internet service to one of those packages on there.

I did find a turkey recipe that sounds pretty awesome, so I'm going to stick with that one. Plus, I'm also asking my mom for some of her turkey baking tips.

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July 28, 2011

Maggie's Story

[Thanks to Darwin Barton.]

Maggie lives alone and that’s fine by me but she says she gets scared sometimes at night. She’s always been a little prone to worry but the last thing that I want is for her to be in that big old house, terrified to come out so I told her to go to Http:// and look into alarm systems.

She said she would, but she still asks me to come over and stay with her far more often than I’d like to and I think that since she’s a grown woman she needs to learn a little independence.

I wish she wasn’t so frightened and immature sometimes but I guess I don’t know what it’s like to be a single female living alone in a rather large house, either.

I try to be as sympathetic as possible and make sure she feels safe when I can help it, at least, but she knows not to call me past midnight – she tried that once and I’ve never let her hear the end of it since then!

May 28, 2011

Cocktails perfect for Valentine's Day

Guest post written by: Claire Turner

Most of the time when I drink, I'll just grab a light beer. It does it for me and I don't have to worry about a bartender mixing it up badly like when you order a mixed drink. But I was thinking the other day about how I can't remember the last time that I drank anything that wasn't beer or wine, so I thought that it would be fun to try and find some cocktail recipes to make this Valentine's Day.

I'm so rusty on my mixed drinks though, that I made sure to look up some drink recipes online to make sure that I mix drinks that are worth drinking. While I was looking for drink recipes, I happened across a and after I looked through it some, I decided to sign up for a new satellite Internet package.

I did find some good Valentine's themed cocktails and I'm really excited to try and fix them for my boyfriend and I. If not, we'll always have that extra light beer in the fridge, which is a sure thing.

October 23, 2008

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October 13, 2008

Primtetime Goes Online...

[Copied from my new home at WordPress]

Hello, and welcome to Chapter 46 of “How Google Took Over The World.” With market share for their rather wonderful browser starting to inexplicably slide, everyone’s favorite billionaire geeks have declared a new and much-anticipated tactic in their ceaseless march towards world domination: Full-length TV shows on You Tube.

They’ve just released a new widescreen player that’s claimed to be capable of producing a passable representation of the human form, rather than the rather curious, Picasso-style monsters that have so long been their staple fare. The next logical step was content to fill them, and one of the first shows to ‘air’ will be Star Trek.

You can’t say those Google guys don’t know their audience.

You Tube’s familiar menu of short-format videos are usually free of commercials but sadly this strange new world will have ads before, after and even during the shows. To me, that’s a bad idea. Everyone - even geeks - hates ads. And Star Trek alone is over forty years old - How costly can such antiquity be??

There are several sites already online that offer TV content in various forms, and trust me - most of it’s offal! Hulu is the only one that’s captured public attention, and this is clearly Google’s reply. The world is changing and most of the change is coming by air. Digital TV is just a few months away and the restless evolution of computers, cellphones and the Internet itself means people are watching in a litany of ways. The audience is moving online, and TV Exec’s have been scared to give chase. This is a bold, first step.

Mark the date, folks. I see a day, not long from now, when your current TV will look as out of place in your home as a Tank. The day will soon dawn when your TV, computer, media players and phone will comprise a single, cohesive unit. And every part will be live and online. Our own parents would be unable to grasp it.

Personally, I relish that dawn.

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