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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Panko Ranch Chicken Strips with Dipping Sauce

Panko Ranch Chicken Strips with Grilley Soy Pepper petites 600.jpgBy Nancy S. Hughes, author The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook

I consider myself a lazy cook. I'm always looking for that shorter cut, that quicker way, anything to help me avoid work but, at the same time, I want my efforts to count.

So I created more than 160 recipes that use only 4 ingredients, meet the American Diabetes Association's nutritional standards, and are jam-packed with flavor like these pan-fried chicken strips.

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Playing Favorites

Doctor Foster

You know the old saying, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"?

Well, if you're into that sort of thing, I've got the perfect series for you: Doctor Foster

The British series originally aired on BBC One in 2015 and it's a gem (pun intended). Doctor Foster centers on Doctor Gemma Foster, a loving wife, mother and trusted doctor whose perfect world is upended by her husband's affair with a 22-year-old.

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