Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Free iTunes song with box of cereal

Two of my favorite things in this world would have to be cereal, because you can eat it at all three meals each day, and iTunes music. Now they tell me I can get iTunes songs by buying cereal? I think I just found a reason to eat that cereal four times a day.
General MIlls is giving away a free iTunes song in boxes of popular, sugar encrusted, carb-laden cereal. Milk optional.

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Creative Ramen Noodles

And you thought it only took 2 minutes to make Ramen.

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Video of high-tech Honda Civic hatchback

Video from 5th gear of the futuristic high-tech Honda Civic hatchback that the U.S.A can't buy. But man I can't wait for it to come out here:

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Lower Firefox's Ram Usage With This Simple Hack

Finally, the only thing I didn't like about using firefox is that it's a bit of a memory hog, but I can work around that now.
This Firefox 'hack' brings the ram usage to less than 10MB whenever you minimize Firefox. IE7 and Opera both have this implemented by default and so should Firefox. This is a great way to help with the memory leaks.

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As a parent, I am constantly finding average household items used in different capacities than they were originally intended for. theMiddleChild is usually to blame, as his creativity pushes boundaries that mine never did. There is a fine line I walk every day to not step on and smother his creativity, but at the same time, not allow him to just take things at will.
This person's parents probably walked the same line everyday with their child.

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Neighborhood Hibernation

The party went off last night, without a hitch. There were varying opinions of the wine. It seemed like, to me at least, that our neighbors who responded to us, implying that they drank wine, liked the wine. The neighbors that implied a distaste for wine, didn't like the wine. Go figure.

The wine was nice, but what was even nicer was seeing all of our neighbors and socializing, with some for the first time. We have all been on our street since winter started last year, and we had neighbors introducing themselves to other neighbors for the first time in our great room.

See, we moved in first, last summer. After us, a couple of neighbors moved in in fall, but the rest have moved in after winter hit. What we've found out happens here, that didn't in Cauliflower is people hibernate in winter. With no reason to go out and work in the yard, everyone stays inside their homes all winter long.

Spring is hesitantly setting in around Cleveland, which is to say that it was 70 degrees two Fridays ago, and snowed last week, so our neighbors will start to pop their heads out of their houses more often, as will we. As long as noone sees their shadows, we should have a pretty fun neighborhood this spring and summer.

Friday, April 07, 2006

First Show Tonight

theWife has her first show as a Wine Consultant tonight. She invited all of our neighbors, who have been hibernating all winter, and most of them are coming. We, of course, have spent the past couple of weeks tasting each of the wines that she will be presenting tonight. I know tonight's guests will be not be disappointed. Not one bit.

I have been very impressed with almost every wine I have tasted from her company and the one wine I did not care for was probably my fault and not the wine's. You see, I had eaten pizza that day for lunch, which made my stomach upset, and had just finished chewing a piece of gum before tasting. Anyone who has been wine tasting before will tell you that two things don't mix well with the wine, greasy foods and mint flavored gum. I managed to get both of them in there. That could have been the best bottle of bordeaux imaginable and I would not have liked it.

The wine in question will get it's chance at redemption at tonight's tasting, however. I am interested to see how theWife's guests (read neighbors) will like the wines and generally excited all around about the event. If only I didn't have to go to work today first. Oh well, duty calls.
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

It's the new "Angry Letter"

theElderSon and I were having a discussion last night. At the moment I can not remember what it was about, but what we were discussing is not important at the moment. What is important is that a discovery was made by yours truly. A discovery so important that everyone who reads this post should consider themselves lucky that they are among a small percentage of human beings who now have the knowledge that I am about to impart upon you.

Blogging is the new "Angry Letter".

As I stated theElderSon, who's sense of sarcastic humor is getting more and more refined every day, were discussing some sort of "this company did this" event. Our conversation went something along the lines of this:
tES: Did you hear about {companyX}? They're {insert evil action}.
Me: Really? that's really bad, they shouldn't be able to do something like that.
tES: Yeah, but it's not like anyone can do anything about it.
Me: Wanna bet?
tES: {sarcastically} Yeah, we can write an angry letter.
Me: Nope, we can blog about it.
tES: Blinks, eyes open wide in mock fear and shock.
So just remember, having a blog is having the ability to write an agry letter that will actually be read. Sure maybe not by companyX, but at least people will comment and you'll feel better about yourself for having bashed companyX. That reminds me, I've got some angry letters posts to write to about Vonage and Dell. Consider them on notice.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Cat Vs Dog Part 2

Just in case any of you were curious, thePrincess, otherwise known as the only female cat in the house, does not like theDog.

Any questions?

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