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Mr CM-in-a-Box #fb

September 21, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (2)

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Use the large arrow #fb

September 10, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)


my son attends h.s. in a virtual academy. virtual denotes online. to attend school in an online community, it was assumed by me, that it (the community) would be populated with seasoned users of computers and the world wide web and how it ALL works tghr. oh how ignorant i truly am. or was. cos now my eyes have been opened and i have teh fear.

an excerpt from my son’s ninth grade Biology teacher:

1. Use the following link to view my welcome presentation: it starts out innocently enuf, eh? you are lulled into complacency

[link removed] the link actually worked, alls well in my world. i have no knowledge my world is about to explode.

You can use the large arrow to start and pause the presentation.  Use the small arrows to move forward or backward manually

are you frakking kidding me? did she just give 14yr olds and their Learning Coaches INSTRUCTIONS on HOW TO WATCH a power point slide show?? WTFOMGBBQ my head exploded. i had to read the sentence twice to even figure out WTF she’s talking about. large arrow? where? in the email?? it took me a few seconds to extrapolate she was referring to HOW TO VIEW something, anything, ON THE INTERNET. did she miss the memo where this generation of kids could change the Blues Clues DVD to the Pokemon one and press PLAY while still wearing pewp filled diapers and lacking molars??

if you can’t frakking press a PLAY button of any variety in whatever format your viewing it in ON THE INTERNET you need to be scalped. (yes, i just got in from a viewing, where i didn’t have to press the large button to view, of Inglourious Basterds. yes, i loved it!) you also need your computer taken away and given to a small child in third world country.

this all comes on the heals of discovering there’s no search option in the forums they want us to frequent. Nor can i forward a ‘WebMail’ to anyone of my choosing. along with that thought there’s not an address book to add an email addy of a friend or two i’m sapposed to make via my forays into the forums. and the school calender they provide and encourage you to use doesn’t come preloaded with pertinent school holidays and the like. okay that last one may be a little fancy but surely a SEARCH function isn’t too fancy? right? need i remind you this a 100% online academy. school. being able to SEARCH just seems so natural in an environment of the ONLINE SCHOOL type.

off to go use the large arrow on my remote.

Ikea Lunch

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Oh hai!




The Brining of the Birthday Hens

September 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (2)

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24 hours in a citrusy salty bath.
seekrit ingredient= a cup of brown sugar!

Today’s 6 hour marinade. in the green bowl are 3 sliced lemons, 3 sliced oranges, 2 cinnamon sticks & a handful of cloves. pictured we have onions, paprika & chili powder, a quarter cup of garlic powder! parsley and EVOO. and that pepper that tried to be 3 Tablespoons but ended up being until my wrist rebelled.

this is the end result. at this point i nearly quit and tossed it all. it really smells unpleasant. onions & oranges & paprika?? ya, not so much fun. back to fridge to marinate throughout the day.

Drunken Asparagus. only missing ingredient here is salt.

TaDa!! dinner is served. all photos taken w/iPhone so the quality is sparse. next time i gotta figure out how to get some good colour on the skins. the brine served as practice for our first Turkey Day in the Casa. i’m happy to report that the flavour of the hen was really really really quite tasty. however boring she looks.

this was also to be me Mumz’ Birthday (tmrw) dinner, however her car had other plans so she went with those instead. So we turned it into my Bro-in-Law’s Birthday (Sat) Dinner!! his first time at the casa too!! then we all played a few rounds of Beatles Rock Band. my verdict is i LIKES it.

also met with an architect today, wrt the deck/outdoor living ideas. i’m hopeful he’ll have some inspiring ideas. i think i made my point that i So Do Not Want To Have A Pool Area that looks like a hotel. ah, i feel bad now but i did tell him what i want looks nothing like his portfolio pictures. he seemed to take it in stride tho and i heard him mention he was excited to do something more modern and sleek. GLEE!!!! cos yes, thats it exactly! i hope it comes with a workable budget…

A good day!

September 8, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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A nice local major league game. First time I’ve ever had not-nose- bleed seats!! And when we got home,  I opened the mail to most excellent news!! WRT incident dated 08/06/09:

Percentage attributed to me= 0%

Percentage attributed to Ms Holly Wood= 100%

yes, that’s her legal name.

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something is trying too hard

September 6, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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Didn’t get photos of breakfast. Shouldve. It was a hit. “breaky

cupcakes” the pecan pie is practice for thanksgiving.

photo.jpg Tonight’s dinner; tuna puttenesca w/ penne. penne unshown.

photo 2.jpg yes, yes i do add a shot of crown royal to pecan pie!
it takes the edge off the total sweet.

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Manic Panic #fb

September 3, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (1)

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photo.jpg Check out the gams on the stylist in the mirror Hello Nurse!

photo 2.jpg Eli saw me trying to get some self shots and he’s all “no no darlink, you can’t do eett. i vill do eet” (he’s a Swed) “your so guurrorgeous i em inspired!” unhunh. ya right. can i go now?

photo 3.jpg he’s so full of flattery and is looking for male Go-Go Dancer for some event tmrw night.

somehow tho instead of coming out of there with punky funky style i gots the dreaded ‘mom hair.’ something about a blowdyer and barrel brush i can’t frakking stand…

where’s the manic panic??


September 2, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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They say fresh basil goes a long way… I think it needs MOAR! what

say you??


yellow bell peppers, diced maters, basil, onions, garlic, some salt & sugar = the best smell!