Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Thanks Challenge

Thank you *
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Today we are goiing to pass a test. Its an easy test to pass. It only requires you to do one thing.

Next time your out shopping at the mall, Walmart, Bilo , where ever you shop, stop, look at the name of the person taking your order, checking you out, waiting on your table and say THANK YOU  and their name.

The Person on the other end of that counter is working hard durring the holidays and no matter how hard they work it is still a thankless job they are doing for you.  So instead of being upset you had to wait in a line, couldn't get the red one,  couldn't remember the size of Aunt Adda's oldest son,  take a minute to tell the person helping you THANK YOU.

You might be the only person to do it all day, and take it from me it will make their day a little brighter. Its a cheap present for the person helping you make your holiday easier.

And Remember to share A Smile!! :)
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Nicolas Cage in Washington, D.C.
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I got to see Astroboy for the first time this weekend and found the movie boring, weak, and hard to listen to. Really the voice acting done by Donald Sutherland, and Nicolas Cage really irritated me. The voices didn't fit in the movie. I know the voices when I hear them and it pulled me out of the movie. It reminded me of Transformers the movie with Leonard Nimoy. Also the inflection used by the actors was bad at times.  It sounded like they just called it in on some old telephone and never talked to each other.  I have heard better voice acting by my 4 year old playing with his trains.

The plot was even weaker then the voice acting not to mention most other kids movies. It centers on the presidents(Donald Suterhland) attempted  reelection plan and his attempt

Astro Boy
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to start a war with the people below Metro City.  At this point I am going to point out I like kids movies.  Pixar is by far the only studio I will go watch every movie that they make.  I'm still a fan of Disney and Lionsgate films movies, so you can see I welcome kids movies.

All that being said I still couldn't sit through Astroboy with out going out to get a break from the bad story.  I guess I should say I didn't like the original cartoon either.   I found it boring as a kid and more so as an adult.  I much preferred Gigantor both of which aired on a local station when I was a kid.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Porkloin Ala Glenn

1 8oz can pineapples
1 Green pepper (Julienne Peppers)
1 sweet onion (diced)
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon origino
1.5 teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 cups  portabello mushrooms (diced)
2 tablespoons mashed potato flakes

Take a porkloin and cut into 2 inch thick medalines.  Then place on a largest pan you have and sear on high heat. Sear each side for 2 minutes then flip.  After the second flip drop heat to medium and add wine, garlic, Pineapple juice, and origino.  Cover and let cook for 4 minutes.  Flip meat again and turn the eye off and let sit.  The meat will contiue to cook and as it cools it will pull the liguid into the meat makeing a juicey tastey meat.  After meat cools to touch remove from pan bring pan back to high heat and add the potato flakes to form a light sauce.

In another pan add the onion and green peppers sweet until tender and add the pineapple chunks saute on  medium for 2 minutes then add the mushrooms and reduce heat to low and let set for 3- 5 minutes or until the mushrooms have lightly cooked.  Pand should be lightly moist at this point.

Serve the meat on the veg with sauce.  Add a spinche salad for a great dinner.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2012 the day the cliche happened

Mount St.
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2012 the shake and bake movie of the year.  Take one part core, two parts earthquake, a dose of Armagedon and you get 2012.  I was watching this one on a laptop so many of the Special effects were lacking the special part you get from a big screen theater's effect.  I was taken aback by the story and lack of  a plot.  The dialogue was weak and the plot had holes bigger then the grand cannon.

It was about as exciting as a large Russian book I was forced to read in high school.  2012 starts slow gives you lots of bad science babble and then about halfway all hell breaks loose and oneman struggles to save his family as California sinks into the sea.  Good Riddance.

I got real tired of watching earthquakes chace people, buildings falling over and why cant these damn planes ever climb over the destruction.  And shouldn't a geological event of that size have put so much dust and ash into the air that the plane would of stalled out the engine since it couldn't get any clean air.

Then after they land to save the only person the family can find to tell them the location of the "secret" space ship that is going to save the lucky few the guy witht he information decides to stay and die.   Thats when the world attacks again.   This is when I wish I had anything else to watch and was glad it was a promotional copy and not one I had purchased.

Again the Super plan rescues he people when a real one would have crashed.  And then we get the "We need a bigger plan line which did get a chuckle."  Can you say Shark!!!!.  And then Jesus dies.  Which is when I decided to throw-up.

"Our mission is to continue the continuity of our species. "  Which is by far the best line in this movie and was followed by the second best when the president said "I'm going to be the last President of the United States"  If this had been the quality of the rest of the movie I would of liked the movie better but it kept falling into the same old summer action flick dialogue.

Really I found it refreshing that the world wasn't going to be saved and everyone live happily ever after.

Please don't let me persuade you not to see the film. I leave that up to rotten tomato "Consensus: Roland Emmerich's 2012 provides plenty of visual thrills, but lacks a strong enough script to support its massive scope and inflated length." 38%

better reading a book

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Soup

One large can of pumpkin.
one Cup of Heavy Cream
One - two teaspoons of cinnamon
One teaspoon of nutmeg
one tablespoon unsalted butter
one teaspoon Vanilla
one half cup light brown sugar(you can use dark brown for a deeper flavor)

Mix everything but the cream in a large pot and mix until as smooth as you can get it over medium high heat.  It should take about 3 minutes to heat and will be very thick.  Be carful it will bubble out and if it lands on your hand it will give you bad burn.  Once its hot take it off the heat and mix in the cream.  If its still very thick add upto a half cup of whole milk.
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Cotton Candy Carrots

One can of carrots (if using fresh carrots saute until tender in butter)

2 tablespoons of Brown sugar

2 tablespoons of Vanilla flavoring

2 teaspoons of unsalted butter

Drain Carrots saute in pan over medium heat.  When the water has cooked out from the carrots its time to add the butter and sugar.   Just before you take the carrots off add the vanilla and mix well.