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April 2010 Archives

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The Men Who Stare At Goats

By Bob on April 29, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

If you think the title of The Men Who Stare at Goats is confusing, just wait'll you see the movie. Don't get me wrong, I love quirky. I celebrate quirky. I have quirky in my DVD library and on my Netflix Instant Queue. But this movie commits the one unpardonable sin of quirky: "Thy Shall Not Be Boring". 

 

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Daily Distraction

Just Eat It

By Bob on April 27, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

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Now, thanks to science we can easily decide if that piece of cheese you dropped on the floor is really still edible.

 

All I can say is that I can't wait for the IPhone App.

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Don't Try This At Home

Toyota's Spin

By Bob on April 26, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

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Toyota's been having a HELL of a time with this recall business.

 

First, it's a floor mat that needs adjusting, and then a gas pedal, pretty soon you've got engineers from NASA involved. The next thing you know Congress is calling up Mr. freakin' Toyoda (don't ask me why he spells his name with a "D" and not a "T" like his car - maybe it's a cultural thing) to testify before Congress.

 

Give a guy a break.

 

So Boomers, you knew it was only a matter of time before a recall notice would find its way to Colleyville.  Yep, we got one.

 

The envelope looked official, but since it wasn't from the IRS I let it marinate on the desk in the laundry room for a couple of days before I opened it. Sure enough, it was a letter from Toyota telling Charlotte to bring in the Lexus for the complimentary repair.

 


"Right, the CAMPAIGN," he says sotto voce, like we're the only two in on this recall secret.

 

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on April 26, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

You Really Won't Shoot Your Eye Out - 150.jpg#16 You really won't shoot your eye out.

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Remotely Possible

Photoshop Mobile App

By Bob on April 20, 2010 1:52 PM | Read More

The Photoshop Mobile app for the iPhone is one of the best photo apps I've found.

 

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Daily Distraction

Boldly Going Where No Family Should Ever Go

By Bob on April 20, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

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Here's what the photographer overheard during the photo shoot:

Mom: "Is that a phaser in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

Dad: "Honey, don't you think you should lay off the Moon Pies?"

Little Billy: "Hey Sis, is that Uranus?"    

Big Brother Todd: "I'm wearing this to the home school prom!"

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on April 19, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Even Your Worst Enemy Would Shoot Dice With You Over the Phone - 150.jpg#15 Develop a reputation for being so trustworthy that even your worst enemy would shoot dice with you over the phone.

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DVDelicious

Big Fan

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

I'm a BIG FAN of Big Fan. The film is the directorial debut of screenwriter Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) and it's one that grabs you from the opening scene and keeps you hooked all the way to the WTF ending.

 

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Billy, Your Bus is Here!

By Bob on April 13, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

School Bus Is Here - 300.jpgNow that Richard Petty has retired he's taken up driving the kids to school.  Something tells me boys and girls on his route are getting to class a little ahead of the other kids.

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Don't Try This At Home

I'm Too Sexy for My Text

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

Thumbnail image for Sexting.jpg Boomers, I read something the other day that scared the HELL out of me. 

 

No, it wasn't about ZOMBIES or IRANIAN NUKES (we all know they're at the very top of my WTF list).  This was much scarier. 

 

For some insane reason Boomers are "Sexting" each other. This of course, made me shout, ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME? 

 

The guy beside me shot me a look like I was going for my Uzi. That of course is when I pretended to have a mild case of Tourette's. STEP AWAY FROM THE CRAZY MAN.

 

Works every time.

 

Sexting for the digitally uninitiated is using your cellphone to email naked photos of yourself to someone else.  The New York freakin' Times tells me it's all the rage from middle school kids to college students.  But, Boomers?  C'mon.   

 


What's Willie Nelson doing on Granny's phone? 

 

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

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

Revenge - 250.jpg#14 Revenge is a dish best served cold.  With a beverage.

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Here's the Dish

Hot Ham Sandwiches

By Bob on April 6, 2010 10:09 AM | Read More

Bored with your leftover Easter ham? Give it new life in these easy, sure-to-please subs. 

 

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Daily Distraction

Great News Honey, I Fixed the Shower!

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

I Got The Shower Fixed - 300.jpgOf course what she's overlooking is that this is an incredible time saver. Now you can hose down the lawnmower and take a shower at the same time.  How cool is that!

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Boomerisms

Boomerisms

By Bob on April 5, 2010 6:00 AM | Read More

Belief - 250.jpg#13 Karma. Dogma. Call it what you will, but believe in something bigger than yourself.

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DVDelicious

Julie & Julia

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

The first thing you should know about Julie & Julia is that it's the movie that made blogging famous. The "Julie" in Julie & Julia is Julie Powell, the legendary blogger who turned her online experience into a best-selling book and Academy Award-nominated movie. She's the patron saint of the blogosphere. Let us now pause and show reverence.

 

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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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