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Feb 23rd 2010 5:35PM I was just talking to my wife about making some special cupcakes...Now we have the perfect recipie to try!
Oct 19th 2009 1:57PM Yes, the show repeated the first 15 minutes after the commercial break-- at first I thought it was some kind of wierd retelling of it and I was trying to figure out what was different about the show from the first 15 minutes-- and then after it repeated, they went to a rerun of an old Metalocalypse show. They should have cut the rerun of the Metalocalypse show and instead shown the second half of the new Venture brothers. It shows that Adult Swim just operates on "autopilot" even when one of their premier "must watch" shows is on the air. I am very disappointed in AS for being totally asleep at the wheel on this one.
Jul 16th 2009 12:55AM I was in Greece a couple of years ago and I found that there is NO incentive for wait staff to do anything once you put in your order. It could take an hour to get served, and another hour to get your bill...What can you do if you don't like it? Not come back? When you are a tourist that's pretty likely anyway isn't it? I found that service was generally lacking and not as attentive or a willingness to come back to the table and find out if everything is ok, etc. I am glad we live in a culture that manages meals and tipping the way we do...
Jul 12th 2009 1:31PM Lesner did what you go into the Octagon to do: WIN. He didn't cheat, he didn't get lucky or pay off the refs. He flat out beat Mir, made hima bloody mess. So someone has to find a technique to stop him, that's what makes MMA/UFC great. And that is what DOES make it an art-- Nobody is going to "bail out" the sport from Lesner, it has to come up to the sport to find someone to beat him. This is actually GREAT for UFC because everyone knows Brock is champion unlike boxing-- who is the heavyweight champion? Oh that's right there's 100 different boxing feds and 100 different champions. Name the last time there was a heavyweight boxing fight that anyone outside the sport paid attention to it (Lenox Lewis?). UFC/MMA should and will replace boxing if it hasn't already...
Sep 15th 2008 3:33PM My wife and I just got back from Belize, and we did have a great time... I have not been diving for a long time (I was certified in April 2008), but I didn't find the Blue Hole as challenging as everyone here seems to think it was. Going down 140' isn't as hard as long as you continue to equalize your pressure and keep your breathing regular, making sure to check your air pressure gague because you do suck a lot more air at that greater depth. My only problem was that the pressure destroyed the underwater camera I brought with me, the case was only certified for about 50-80 feet!
We also stayed at Ambergris Caye and dove with Aqua Dives, I appreciated their crew and boats very much. If anyone is reading this and going to dive at Ambergris Caye, don't forget to mention Turnafee Atoll which is a shorter day trip but has some of the most colorful diving I have seen yet. There are also some short local dives that you can do easily that are spectacular (Tackle Box and Esmerelda...Ask for them if you are only doing 1 day of diving- it's worth it!!!).
To me the Blue Hole Stalagtites/Mites were impressive but being buzzed by the reef sharks (apparently I guess us humans are their entertainment, because they are always observing the divers that go to the blue hole) and the two dives afterwords at Lighthouse Reef were well worth the 6 hours of choppy boatride...
By the way, OLD MARINER'S TRICK TO FIGHT SEASICKNESS: Fix your gaze on a stationary object outside the boat, such as land, clouds, or something on the horizon. If you concentrate on it, your mind can fight off any kind of nausea that you may be experiencing. Much better than loading up on drammamine which can dull your edge.
On the safety of Belize-- I think Ambergris Caye is pretty safe because it's very touristy, but Belize City itself seemed a little rough, I could see where there could be trouble "off the beaten path" but that holds true for many cities around the world...
Thanks again for the wonderful article, I wish I had read it before I left but it really covered the kind of experience we had there.
PS take a day off diving to go see the Mayan Ruins and/or the Belize zoo!
Aug 15th 2008 12:01PM My wife is an incredible cook and we use the Splenda Baking Blend to make desserts. As a diabetic, Splenda is the ONLY artificial sweetener that mixes with sugar and gives the kind of results that rival sugar. We've prepared desserts for non-diabetics and NOBODY knows the difference between these desserts and desserts with regular sugar. Splenda bakes well and as far as me, my wife and my friends are concerned, it has no aftertaste (if you want to know what artificial sugar CAN taste like, try SUGAR TWIN and see what aftertaste is all about!!!). I hope Splenda wins, the only real problem with it is how expensive it is to buy in bulk. Sugar makes enough $$$ by being in almost everything we buy and eat these days-- why not leave those of us who HAVE to use an alternative ALONE!
Aug 15th 2008 11:59AM My wife is an incredible cook and we use the Splenda Baking Blend to make desserts. As a diabetic, Splenda is the ONLY artificial sweetener that mixes with sugar and gives the kind of results that rival sugar. We've prepared desserts for non-diabetics and NOBODY knows the difference between these desserts and desserts with regular sugar. Splenda bakes well and as far as me, my wife and my friends are concerned, it has no aftertaste (if you want to know what artificial sugar CAN taste like, try SUGAR TWIN and see what aftertaste is all about!!!). I hope Splenda wins, the only real problem with it is how expensive it is to buy in bulk. Sugar makes enough $$$ by being in almost everything we buy and eat these days-- why not leave those of us who HAVE to use an alternative ALONE!
Jul 29th 2008 10:35PM Triple Decker Peanut Butter & Jelly, Crunchy Peanut Butter, either Strawberry or Grape Jelly, hopefully on some kind of hearty wheat. Add a glass of milk and maybe an apple or a pear or an orange and that's the most basic meal I think humans can survive on...
Jun 28th 2008 1:52PM We have one of the new Visio 50' Plasma TVs and other than the heat it puts out, it's a fantastic TV, almost better than going to the theater! It was really easy to set up. It was good that we got a better deal on it so that we could opt for a larger size, the more expensive companies would have forced us to get something like a 42 inch set and the 8 inches really makes a big difference!
Also I would agree with the other writer to definitely get 1080p vs the 720 for the extra expense.
I also have hooked up an old laptop that is on my wireless network, and my wife and I watch streaming videos on them from internet sites on things like NBC, ABC, CBS in the RGB mode, and it totally rocks! We watch almost as much "internet TV" as regular TV now!
I was amazed to read that Vizio itself has under 100 employees total...Pretty impressive performance for that size of a company!
Jun 18th 2008 11:59AM The WORST is when you think you have ranch dressing and instead it's Bleu Cheese, and you sink your teeth into a salad expecting one type of taste but you get the sour, mouldy tang of Bleu Cheese instead, it makes me want to hurl!