Posted by mesablue on November 30, 2007
So, I have some bacon left over from the bacon wrapped turkey that I made for T-Day and I got a box of Omaha Steaks the other day.
What to do?
Bacon wrapped New York strip steaks? Sounds good to me.
First, season with fresh ground pepper and salt — then wrap those suckers:
Toss them in the pan:
Cook until a perfect 139 degrees internal temperature:
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Posted by mesablue on November 27, 2007
I’m stealing this from Nice Deb because it’s a good idea and I’m now hooked on the thing and can’t stop.
FreeRice is a vocabulary game that donates, yup you got it — rice, through the United Nations World Food Program. For each word that you get right ten grains are donated. It can add up quickly. I’m into the tens of thousands now. Told ya I was hooked.
Now, if they would just come up with GrammarRice — I could get some real learnin’.
The rice is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The World Food Program is the world’s largest food aid agency, working with over 1,000 other organizations in over 75 countries. In addition to providing food, the World Food Program helps hungry people to become self-reliant so that they escape hunger for good. Wherever possible, the World Food Program buys food locally to support local farmers and the local economy. We encourage you to visit the United Nations World Food Program to learn more about their successful approach to ending hunger.
I’m stuck on level 45 and can’t get past it. Get over there and see if you can beat me.
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Posted by mesablue on November 21, 2007
At least that’s how it played out tonight in the state that is trying to give Florida a run for the money for weirdest news on a daily basis.
Naked man walking: saga on I-94
Motorists call about freeway wanderer; police use stun gun
The Michigan State Police said a trooper used a stun gun to restrain a man who was walking naked in traffic on I-94 in Ann Arbor on Monday evening.
Troopers responded to the area of eastbound I-94 near Stone School Road at about 7:20 p.m. after receiving calls from motorists about a naked man walking in the center lane of the freeway, said Sgt. Chris Pascoe of the Ypsilanti Post.
The troopers saw the man wandering in the freeway but he would not respond to verbal commands and resisted their attempts to get him out of danger, Pascoe said.
Did I mention that it’s pretty cold in Michigan in late November?
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Posted by mesablue on November 20, 2007
America Supports You: Americans Can Text ‘Thanks’ to Troops
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 – For those seeking a quick way to show appreciation for the troops’ service far from home this holiday season, look no further than “Giving Thanks,” a new initiative from the Defense Department’s America Supports You program.
Americans can send text messages of thanks and get responses from active-duty troops through the “Giving Thanks” initiative of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program.
America Supports You connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad.
“This is a simple way to connect our citizens to our soldiers using modern technology,” Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for internal communications and public liaison, said of the text messaging program.
The program, which already has received nearly 4,000 messages, officially kicks off at 6 a.m. EST Nov. 17 and concludes at midnight PST Nov. 22. Between those times, people wishing to express gratitude to the troops for their service can text a brief message to 89279. Each text message sent will receive a response from an active-duty servicemember in return.
Major mobile wireless providers, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile, will provide access to the Giving Thanks text messaging program.
“We know that thousands of families will be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner and thinking about loved ones who are far away from home serving their country,” Barber said. “We are counting on other American families to take a moment during their holiday celebration to think of those families and their family members who are serving and say, ‘Thanks.’
C’mon. Give it a shot. It’ll take just a few seconds and you’ll make some troop’s day.
I found this via Dan at Protein Wisdom.
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Posted by mesablue on November 20, 2007
What’s better than more weird news from Michigan?
Weird news from Michigan that involves two random drunk drivers — plowing into the same building.
At the same time.
Drunk drivers slam into same business
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police said two men face drunken driving charges after losing control of their cars and simultaneously driving into the same business.
WDIV-TV said the 21-and 22-year-old drivers were heading north on Milford Road in western Oakland County’s Highland Township, when both lost control of their vehicles and drove into the Carpet Classic Floor Studio.
Police say the drivers ran from their cars, but deputies tracked them down at their nearby homes.
Authorities are still investigating.
They may have been racing and wiped each other out. But, I prefer to imagine that they both just sort of arrived at the same location within seconds of each other. That must have freaked them out, huh?
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Posted by mesablue on November 7, 2007
Well, according to sitemeter, that is. 100,000 unique visitors. Boo ya!
Ten thousand a month since this blog’s inception. What is wrong with you people?
Crazy crackhead gangsta shows off his skillz attacking passing cars.
Another crackhead in traffic.
Crackhead pwned by Cops.
Heh, “I didn’t do anything!”
Crackhead tossing competition!
No crackheads were harmed in the creation of that video — right.
And, last but not least, the original.O-mazing Grace. The video that started it all.
hits visitors since the beginning of the year — thanks everyone.
Please stop back again for more quality posts like this one.
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Posted by mesablue on November 7, 2007
Music made by electricity and air. No speakers or sound equipment.
In this clip, “the music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating — there are no speakers involved.”
The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software
Nightclub applications of this could be pretty cool.
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Posted by mesablue on November 6, 2007
More weird news, this time not from Michigan, but to make sure that the universe stays in proper alignment…
Falling cow lands on Westland couple’s minivan
MANSON, Wash. — A Westland couple celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary in Washington State barely escaped disaster when a 600-pound cow fell 200 feet and landed on the hood of their minivan.
The county fire chief says the couple were lucky they weren’t killed by the cow that fell off a cliff as they drove on a highway on Sunday.
The van was heavily damaged, including a broken windshield.
Charles Everson says he kept repeating, “I don’t believe this. I don’t believe this.”
Westland, if you haven’t guessed already, is in — Michigan.
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