Friday, July 24, 2015

The Cruising Staph

Okay, i don't mind so much that i can't afford time or money to sail on a cruise. Everytime i hear of someone getting sick while on a cruise ship i say to myself, "Umhmpf!" Here this big business owner and his wife went on a cruise after he had knee replacement. His knee swolled up and they said he had staph. So they had emergency flight off the ship to the hospital. They couldn't operate because he had a heart attack! Now he's on blood thinner and totally iffy condition, not stable. --lesson learned, big vacations are bad for your health. stay home and keep the old rut and routine.

La Boda

April 29, 2011

Well...the Wedding. I woke up late and watched the replays. To me the dress was pretty, the whole look very sensible. She's not filmstar-ish, she behaves her age and suitable for a military wife. Like she's not going to be stupid and have photos turning up in the tabloids years from now showing her to be some kinda nympho.

Poor old horsey Camilla and her dummy husband look like they wanna fade into the background and that's a good thing. The royals are simply a big PR outfit that the whole UK has to buy into, and the youngsters are holding up their end of the family "biz," supported by taxes which doesn't seem to dim anyone's enthusiasm over there, even though they don't have anything to eat except Spotted Richard, and who knows what's even IN that stuff, I'm sure not brave enough to find out.

To Peel or Not To Peel

September 10, 2011
So! those little plastic gizmos to boil eggs in, to keep from having to peel boiled eggs. Have you seen the commercial on tv? Well, Bed Bath and Beyond always has cooking gadgets that are advertised on tv. So we picked up a box of "eggies" yesterday. I boil a lot of eggs and i thought it would be nice to find a way around peeling them. This is not the way, because    1: each "eggie" is made up of FOUR little pieces of plastic. That's 24 new little pieces of plastic in my kitchen to find a home for.  They have to be assembled before use, and disassembled afterwards.  2: Before you crack the egg into the gizmo, you have to coat each side with oil. You can't spray oil directly. Spray a paper towel and then wipe the sides. 3. The chart of cooking times shows how long it takes to soft boil, medium boil, hard boil small eggs, large eggs - ALL the times are much longer than my 3-minute egg. To hardboil a large egg takes over 15 minutes!!!! 4. After the boiling is done, you can't just pop it open - you have to allow it to cool for a few minutes because it releases steam that can burn you!  And they don't tell any of this stuff on the outside of the box.
All of a sudden just setting an egg to boil and then peeling it seems like the easiest thing in the world!