Saturday, February 28, 2009
Fantasy Baseball 2009 is finally here! Tonight I had my first draft of many. Its a really competitive league. Our league compromises of 12 managers, each one putting in $25. The winner of the league receives $300. A decent payout, however, if one does the math, the winners $300 would equal roughly $1.50 an hour with the time he/she puts in. Oh well, its not all about the money, its fun to brag too!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
So I've had Playstation 3 for about five months and I've been completely addicted to the game Battlefield Bad Company. It's a first person shooting game. PS3 has the ability to connect to the internet, which means I can play with other people throughout the world. Some PS3 users have microphones so you can talk amongst each other, which is a cool feature.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This is a good weekend meal (long cooking time) and very similar to pulled pork. Kalua Pig is a Hawaiian inspired dish. The first thing you need to do is dust off the old crock pot. Crock pots are a great way to basically set it and forget it. The best thing about crock pots is it's difficult to screw up a recipe!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
As you know, there are a few different styles of cell phones. Bar phones, flip phones, and slider phones. I've owned all three styles at one time or another so I'll offer a bit of insight on each.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Do a quick location search for a Trader Joe's near you, here, www.traderjoes.com . If you're lucky enough to be in the vicinity of one, check it out! Trader Joe's is a totally different experience than your regular, run of the mill, Price Chopper, Shaw's, Hannaford, Market Basket, etc.
Trader Joe's prides itself on eccentric food, such as, habanero pistachios, golden flax cereal, chile lime chicken burgers, a million different cheeses, etc. I could go on all day in regards to Trader Joe's out of this world selection. They also have a lot more healthy alternatives compared to regular supermarkets. A lot of their items are organic, gluten free, nothing farm raised; you get the picture. My favorite part of Trader Joe's is the abundance of quick healthy meals you can buy. Nothing beats preparing a dinner in 10 minutes after work. So, if you think Trader Joe's is just some "hippie" joint, you're sorely mistaken. Check one out near you!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Living in Massachusetts, we experience some crazy temperature swings (2 degrees in Winter, 97 degrees in Summer). We get to actually experience the four seasons. Which is a good thing for some people, and a bad for others, myself included. Having lived here for 26 years, the cold weather is finally getting to me. The hassle of putting 5 layers a clothes on. Clearing off my driveway every week, driving 20 mph when its snowing, falling on my ass when retrieving the paper, etc. Just having to endure literally 7 months of winter is getting really old.
Just last week I hit the button to open the garage door and heard this loud, "pop." The arm that lifts the door ripped off due to the fact the door was frozen to the ground. These types of things only happen when its frigid, and they annoy me to no end. Last year, my pipes froze, twice. Thanks to the consecutive days of -15 degree weather! Now I have anti-freeze running throughout my houses heating system. What made the winter time even more unattractive to me was the giant ice storm we recently had a couple months ago. We were without power for three days (10 days in other parts of town.) The destruction the heavy ice caused to trees was unbelievable. You can still drive around and see broken trees everywhere.
The cost of living in a climate that gets really cold is apparent also. Heating my house is roughly $200 a month as opposed to $70 with A/C. The higher cost of layers vs just t-shirts and shorts is obvious too. My car will last only 10 years with the salt eating away at it year after year.
I understand the saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side." But, for me its time to roll the dice and move to a warmer climate, because to me, there's no comparison. Then after 10 years of being at my new destination, I'm sure I'll start bitching and moaning there!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
After a long day of snowboarding/skiing at Killington Mountain in Vermont last weekend, my friends and I wanted to experience the nightlife Killington, Vt had to offer. With the town having a population of about 1100, there's really not much around. It doesn't really have your typical village feel for a ski resort, which is fine.
We did a little research on the Internet and quickly came up with the two "hottest" night spots. The Wobbly Barn and The Pickle Barrel. Supposedly, they're pretty much one in the same. We chose the Wobbly Barn for the fact of its closer proximity to our hotel. They also have a free taxi service as well. The Wobbly Barn has a steakhouse downstairs, for a nice added feature. We did eat there, while the food was decent, the prices were quite high. Which is to be expected at any ski resort town. The kicker for eating there, however, translates to getting into the bar portion, upstairs, for free. Rather than having to pay a $10 or $20 cover charge per person. The bar area was sweet, there's a stage set up for a band with seating on the outer edges. Also, there's like this balcony area above the dance floor/stage, where additional seating can be found. As I understand, the Wobbly Barn is pretty old. So, during its capacity, you could literally feel the floor moving (wobbling, no pun intended) up and down! All in all its a great place if you're looking to do some after skiing/snowboarding, boozing.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I just came home from a weekend of snowboarding in Killington, Vermont with a few of my friends. I brought myself a 2 oz. bottle of 5 hour energy with me. Keep in mind I'm not a big energy drink person, so I've never had a 5 hour energy before. My idiot friends kept razzing me to take it, saying,"it's going to upset your stomach, "it'll give you a pounding headache", etc. The razzing persisted, and the fact is, consuming the energy drink now concerned me!
So, I arrive home this past Sunday, without drinking the 5 Hour Energy in Vermont. I'm now by myself and can dodge the ridicule I may have gotten if the energy drink affects me negatively! I'm exhausted, so I grab the 2 oz. shot, quickly read the "scientific" ingredients and down it. The taste is hideous, however, it subsides quickly. After about 10 minutes I started getting a bit jittery, which persists for about 30 minutes. Once the jitters were out, I felt rejuvenated, like I had just taken a 1 hour nap. What a sweet product. I've read that people actually get hooked on this stuff, so I should probably be careful. If you need a quick pick-me-up, give this product a whirl.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
As most of you will come to find out, (not like anyone reads this anyways), Random nonsense pops into my head at any given time. Take last night for instance, the old playground rhyme, Michael, Michael, Motorcycle came to mind. It goes a little something like this, "Michael, Michael, Motorcycle, turn the key, and watch him pee! Turn it back, and watch him crap!" (I know, I know, the last verse doesn't even rhyme.) This gem was said to anyone named Michael back in the 2nd grade, for no other reason, than the fact that his name was Michael.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Which infomercial salesperson is more popular? There isn't a day that goes by that I get sucked into some infomercial I've seen 1000 times before. With that said, Billy Mays easily has the most infomercials out there. His most notorious infomercial is probably OxiClean, this product zaps the toughest stains out there! Other Billy Mays infomercials you may be familiar with, Samurai Shark, Lint-B-Gone, Gator Grip, and Buddy Putty, to name just a few.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
According to various media outlets, they're killing machines! I'm actually the proud owner of an American Staffordshire Terrier, which is lumped in with the Pitbull bread. They're no more dangerous than your neighbors Chocolate Lab, or Golden Retriever. Its all about how they're raised, just like any human. Pitbulls are perceived as human killers by ignorant people who have never had the chance to be around a responsibly raised Pitbull. It's irresponsible owners who give the breed a bad name. They use the Pitbull bread for fighting and drug house guard dog purposes, due to their tenacity and pure strength.
One ridiculous Pitbull myth is that they have locking jaws, in that they actually have a locking mechanism in their mouths. Come on, do people really believe this? Apparently, people also believe that they become aggressive due to the fact their brains never stop growing. This in turn, makes them out of control when it fills their skull! In closing Pitbulls can be excellent family pets, if raised responsibly.