Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Being "Maverick"...

http://m.reference.com/d/search.html?q=maverick

Not really a good term to stitch onto a potential Prez or VP...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Recipe: Rouladen

Rouladen
Submitted by: WEE-B
Rated: 4 out of 5 by 20 members
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Ready In: 2 Hours
Yields: 6 servings
"Braised sirloin steak rolls, seasoned with Dijon mustard and stuffed with onion and pickle wedges. Topped with gravy."
INGREDIENTS:
6 (1/2 pound) sirloin tip steaks,
thin cut
3 slices bacon, cut in half
2 dill pickles, cut into 3 wedges
1 to taste prepared Dijon-style
mustard
1 to taste salt and pepper to
taste
1 onion, cut into 6 wedges
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (.75 ounce) packets dry
brown gravy mix
DIRECTIONS:
1. Place sirloin flat on a cutting board, spread on mustard and salt and pepper to taste. Place 1/2 strip bacon, 1 onion wedge, and 1 pickle wedge onto the steak. Roll making sure all items stay inside and tuck ends in. Tie up with butcher string. Repeat for each steak.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large stock pot, over medium heat. Brown meat well.
3. Pour in enough water to cover meat. Reduce heat to medium/low heat and cook for 1 hour.
4. When meat is cooked, stir in gravy mix. Heat through.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2008 Allrecipes.com Printed from Allrecipes.com 9/17/2008

 

 

 

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Per Mom, "First time I found a recipe like Janet's..."

Workin' like a one-armed paper-hanger with an itch...

Like OMG! Thank you Kris - esp. catching the mis-spelling of Academy at the bottom. ~ E.
 

 

Monday, September 15, 2008

"SNL: Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton (Tina Fey & Amy Poehler)"

Haha!  They are the best... "lipstick - lipstick! - LIPSTICK!!" - "What an amazing time we live in..." - E.
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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin
HILARIOUS! Tina Fey does a near-perfect impression of Sarah Palin. It's great.
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

NEWS: Palin's Thin Ice

She is stunning to observe - a creature of no compunction whatsoever. This is somehow misconstrued as confidence.

My favorite highlights from the Washington Post article (followed by link to article below):

"Palin limited her duties further by hiring a deputy administrator to handle much of the town's day-to-day management. Her top achievement as mayor was the construction of an ice rink, a project that landed in the courts and cost the city more than expected." ... "Arriving in office, Palin herself played down the demands of the job in response to residents who worried that her move to oust veteran officials would leave the town in the lurch. 'It's not rocket science,' Palin said, according to the town newspaper, the Frontiersman. 'It's $6 million and 53 employees.'" ... "She told city officials not to talk to reporters." ... "Palin also differed with the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons. The Frontiersman reported at the time that Palin asked Emmons three times in her first weeks in office whether she would agree to remove controversial books. The librarian said she would not. The McCain campaign has confirmed Palin's questions but said that she never demanded removal of any specific books. Palin also fired Emmons on Jan. 30 but reinstated her after an uproar." ....

Story Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/13/AR2008091302596.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

School Daze...

Because my inner demon takes over ... the following exchange took place this morning.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Eric
To: Circulation Desk
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:44:39 AM
Subject: Re: Library Card Application

James - Thank you - I received my library card yesterday.

It caught my eye - and I did want to point out that, "... something that writes good on plastic ..." sounds like bad form "... something that writes well ..." ? Not sure - but it definitely sounds like there is a better way to phrase that one.

Eric.

----- Original Message ----
From: Circulation Desk
To: Eric
Sent: Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:52:37 PM
Subject: RE: Library Card Application

Good afternoon Eric,

Your request for a library card has been processed and your number is XXXXXXX. It is on the back of the card that is being mailed to you. Please read and sign the bottom on the back with a marker or something that writes good on plastic surfaces. If you have any questions about the library please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail, also if you have not received your card within 10 days please let us know.

Have a good day!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

RIP: Marc Fournier


A fellow I'd known for since the mid-'90's from New England - we e-mailed sporadically and kept in touch w/ online after he moved to Atlanta.

His e-mail just bounced back to me that I'd sent for wishing him a happy birthday - imagine my surprise when looking up his band's site I found out the following:

Marc passed away in 2005.

Here's the story from the web. I was shocked - and wanted to share the story.

Marc Fournier, 1965-2005

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Fans of local music might know Marc as Soolaiman, the lead singer of the popular Atlanta Neil Diamond tribute band, Hot August Knights. According to an e-mail from his brother, Marc died last weekend of complications resulting from pneumonia. He was just 40.

Marc was a great performer and, in my admittedly few conversations with him, a kind, engaging and interesting man. You can see him performing as Soolaiman in the documentary Feel Neil by Atlanta director David Sarich.

(Photo credit: Ken Kelly, copied from hotaugustknights.com)


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Eric Fenner for President!

... By the way - I will be searching  for a VP.  Minimal experience required.  However, you must be able to make killer chocolate chip cookies and have fairly decent dental work.  ~ Eric.

Copy Paste the URL Below and send to your Friends:

http://www.inews3.com/topstory.php?id=457269637c46656e6e6572

(click above link for full presentation)

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Can you Solve this Puzzle

Can you solve this puzzle?

You are riding on a beautiful white horse.
On your left side is a drop off.
On your right side are several ostriches being chased by a lion.
In front of you are four large gazelles that won't get out of your way and you can't seem to overtake them.
Behind you is a stampede of horses.
What must you do to get out of this highly dangerous situation?
For the answer click and drag your mouse from star to star.
* Get your drunk ass off the carousel. *

Socks Without Partners

Ooh - and the perfect gift item for the psycho's in your life:

Knife Coat Hooks