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February 2010 Archives

Daily Distraction

The Good Ol' Days We're Horrible

By Bob on February 23, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Ah, the good old days...steel dashboards, pointy knobs, lots and lots of glass and no seat belts!  It's a wonder we made it this far. 

 

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on February 22, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

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DVDelicious

(500) Days of Summer

By Bob on February 18, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

The movie promo pretty much tells you all you need to know: "You should know up front, this is not a love story".  It's simple.  Direct.  And about as close to truth in advertising as you're ever going to get.

 

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Daily Distraction

Who You Callin' Turkey?

By Bob on February 16, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

I have a friend that eats, sleeps and breathes hunting (you know who you are, Tommy).  But, if he ever suggested a picture like this to his wife -- he'd be the one hanging upside down.  

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on February 15, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

Snowmaggedon!

By Bob on February 12, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Snomaggedon Home - 325.jpg According to the national media, we're having one of the coldest winters on record.  That doesn't come as a surprise to anyone in Dallas.   

 

I saw it all begin Christmas Eve in Granbury.  There, in the comfort of my parent's living room, I sat sipping a Shiner Bock and watched it go from beautiful to BLIZZARD in about 0.3 seconds.  Boomers, we barely made it out alive with our Bass Pro Shops gift cards.  It was truly frightening.

 

The only thing scarier than spending a night with my family was driving home.  I dodged pickups whose drivers didn't believe the laws of physics applied to them. 

 


We only have sand trucks.  And about a gazillion of us really do drive pickups.  Think that's a recipe for disaster?      


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American Sketches

By Bob on February 9, 2010 9:05 AM | Read More

Walter Isaacson's new book, American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane, is an eclectic collection of essays covering famous figures from Ben Franklin to Bill Gates. 

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Daily Distraction

Something Tells Me She'll Make it Past the TSA, Too

By Bob on February 9, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Future terrorist or cute kid? It's always been a very fine line.

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Don't Try This At Home

iPod Touch Somebody's Hand, Make This World a Better Place (if you can)

By Bob on February 8, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

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So Charlotte gets me a new iPod Touch for my birthday.  Being only half technology geek, I think it's cool, but Boomers I had no idea.

 

It's a well-established fact that I like my music.  But c'mon, does anybody really need a device that can hold a bazillion and one songs?  Didn't Congress pass a law making airlines let you off any plane that's on the tarmac longer than three hours? 

 

Allow me to translate this three-hour timeframe into iPod language.  THREE HOURS.  THAT'S ABOUT 60 SONGS.  Shoot, I carry around that many in my head when I let the voices through.

 


It's almost like ruling the world without the pesky expense of maintaining a subterranean lair. 


 

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on February 8, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Money Will Buy You a Dog - 200.jpg#5 Kinky Friedman was right.  Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love will make him wag his tail.

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Whip It

By Bob on February 4, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page have two things in common: 1) They're both past the point of getting by just on being "cute," and; 2) See point #1.

 

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Daily Distraction

Bad Toupee - Great Chicken!

By Bob on February 2, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Anyplace where you can get crappy furniture and great fried chicken is OK by me.  See what you think... 

 

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on February 1, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Girls in Pool - 180.jpg#4 Don't throw girls in the pool.  It only makes them mad.

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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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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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