September 2009 Archives

Daily Distraction

NORMAL is Just a Setting on a Dryer

By Bob on September 22, 2009 10:36 AM | Read More

Nobody likes doing laundry, but Sarah Haskins puts a whole new spin on it.  Check out her video and you'll see why NORMAL is just a setting on a dryer! 


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Remotely Possible

Wii Fit

By Charlotte on September 21, 2009 3:17 PM | Read More

Most mornings, our alarm buzzes at 6:30 a.m. sending Bob and me in different directions.  He showers and heads to work.  I go to the family room to meet my workout buddy: Wii Fit.

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Here's the Dish

Favorite Peach Cobbler

By Charlotte on September 10, 2009 9:46 AM | Read More

Make the most of late-season peaches with this tasty cobbler.  Adapted from recipe guru Southern Living, our favorite peach medley is bursting with fruit, juice and two layers of crust!    

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Don't Try This At Home

Things I've Learned from Classic Rock

By Bob on September 9, 2009 4:39 PM | Read More

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  1. Regardless of what John Fogerty may have told you, people on the river aren't happy to give.

  2. If you don't eat your meat, you won't get any pudding.

  3. A blackbird singing in the dead of night is irritating as hell.

  4. Southern man doesn't need Neil Young.

  5. You don't have to live like a refugee, but miss two car payments and you'll get a chance to find out.

  6. I know it's only rock and roll, but I like it.

I was listenting to my favorite Sirius XM station the other day as I was driving to Lowe's.  Lowe's, in case you've been living under a rock for the past decade, is where Boomer males go on Saturday to get out of the house.  We pretend we're buying supplies to complete all the jobs on our to-do lists, but we really just like looking at crap like belt sanders and bungee cords.

I've seen guys walk out on their wives in Bed, Bath and Beyond when they fire up the grill.  It's like Night of the Living Dead with an all-beef frank.

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Synechdoche, New York

By Bob on September 9, 2009 12:24 PM | Read More

By Cole Hill                                                                                                                                      Nothing is simple for Charlie Kaufman. His films are worlds where, quite literally, anything can, and often does happen.

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Daily Distraction

Must Love Jaws

By Bob on September 9, 2009 9:06 AM | Read More

Jaws was really a romantic comedy?  Who knew?!


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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Playing Favorites

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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