August 2009 Archives

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10 Items or Less

By Bob on August 25, 2009 4:28 PM | Read More

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Charlotte and I watched a Morgan Freeman movie the other night.  It didn't get a lot of play when it came out in 2006 and there's a reason.  Despite the decent cast (Jonah Hill, Paz Vega and cameos by Danny Devito and Rhea Pearlman) it doesn't really tell much of a story.


It's one of those slice-of-life independent films that tries to convince you it's important.  It's not.  But, it did leave me with a nagging question: what I would put on my 10 Items or Less list?


I'm not talking "Bucket" list here (you know the one where you're supposed to list ALL the things you want to do before you kick the...you get the idea).  No, this list is different. 


The 10 Items List is the list of things you'd grab quickly in the Super Target of life.  It got me thinking about my list.  Maybe it'll make you think about yours.


Give me a plate of Tex-Mex enchiladas or chicken fried steak and I'm good to go.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

By Bob on August 25, 2009 1:01 PM | Read More

You need to know this right from the start: Charlotte LOVED this movie.  Me? Not so much.

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Out of the Closet

Shop It To Me

By Charlotte on August 21, 2009 11:49 AM | Read More

I admit it.  I love to shop but hate paying full price.


I'm no Rebecca (Confessions of a Shopaholic) but I refuse to buy most things unless a deal helps justify the spending. (Bob doesn't ask but I'm prepared - just in case.)


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Daily Distraction

Recession Proof

By Bob on August 17, 2009 11:21 AM | Read More

Or should we say, proof of the recession?

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Last Chance Harvey

By Bob on August 17, 2009 11:16 AM | Read More

Last Chance Harvey is a movie that starts out going nowhere and ends there 93 minutes later. 

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Daily Distraction

Know When to Hold 'em

By Bob on August 3, 2009 12:06 AM | Read More

My cousin John Henry sent me this hilarious Baby Boomer commercial from the folks at Centrum vitamins.  If you don't recognize yourself in this spot, you're just not trying.  Enjoy!  



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"Blow Your Mind" Baked Chicken Wings

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Courtesy of Daphne Oz, from The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining

Okay guys, the first time I tried making these I kept thinking to myself that there was no way that these baked chicken wings were ever going live up to the classic fried preparation. But boy was I wrong! There is just something about the combination of the soy, honey and chili flakes that, when baked in the oven, creates a sticky and salty-sweet glaze that is just stick-to-your-ribs good. They are so good, in fact, that they'll blow your mind!

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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