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Moving to a New Home… Again

Moving to a New Home… Again
I’ve been thinking about moving to a new host for quite some time but the cost in effort  has always seemed to outweigh the costs of just keeping it where it is/was. Well my wordpress install got hacked on the old host and I managed to use my entirely monthly allotted bandwidth in 3 days.  I guess that costs of keeping it in place have [...]

Garlic Shrimp with Peanut Lime Sauce

Garlic Shrimp with Peanut Lime Sauce
Get grilling this weekend. Here’s a great recipe to get you started. TAG IT/SHARE IT/LIKE IT! GARLIC SHRIMP WITH PEANUT LIME SAUCE ¼ cup peanut oil ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons unsalted peanuts ½ teaspoon grated lime zest 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh basil lea [...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
I just discovered that Pinterest is full of horrible pictures of pumpkin cheesecake.  Come one people, it’s not that hard. Here, look at this one.  I took this with a 5Mpx Canon Powershot about 5 years ago.  Just take 2 minutes to make the plate look presentable.   Here’s a couple tips. Make sure the cheesecake is very cold [...]

I Have a Truman Again

I Have a Truman Again
Yes, it’s true. Truman Pratt is coming back to Utah.  Some of you may remember Truman from such episodes as Aug 20 2005, and A Sad Sad Day. I remember Truman from the times he has saved me tons of money is car repairs and advice.  If you are current on your past events you know that Truman has been out of the state for a few years.  Wel [...]

Travelling

Travelling
So I haven’t blogged much for the last year or so.  I’ve been really busy.  Wait that sounds familiar. I think I’ve said that before. I am tempted to try to get all caught up in one post. Ok, not really tempted because that’s just insane.  I could alternate posts with “what’s new” and “what has [...]

A Letter to my Daughters (not written...

A Letter to my Daughters (not written by me but still awesome)
Posted to Facebook by a friend of mine.  Originally written by an unnamed friend of hers. “One of the most important qualities that keep a marriage healthy is emotional availability from both partners. Find someone who is available to you emotionally. Find someone who likes to do what you do, but also who you can talk to anytime. Find s [...]

Gas Mileage

Gas Mileage
Zemanta thinks this post is about how awesome my Kia Sephia is in rally races. So about 6 months ago I got the Kia registered again and decided I needed to know what was the absolute best gas mileage I could get with it.  So I made a list of hyper-mile techniques that I would try and those I wouldn’t.  Each tank of gas I add one to my [...]

Do You Know Who You’re Sitting ...

Do You Know Who You’re Sitting Next To?
Bill gates posted a really interesting picture to Twitter today.  http://twitpic.com/4cc7up.  Take a look at that picture.  Here’s the richest man in the world (depending on how his stocks are valued compared to Warren Buffet and the Walton kids. And that guy in Mexico) and he’s just sitting on the ground with a bunch of people wh [...]

Thank You Notes and Emails

Thank You Notes and Emails
There’s a really good little clip on youtube by Tom Peters about the importance of Thank You notes. I would add one thing that I don’t think Tom calls out in this video. That’s to hand write the Thank You note.  Why? It’s the same reason that I hate getting Thank You emails.  A “thank you” is meant to show [...]

How to Use the Gallery Thing

How to Use the Gallery Thing
So I wanted to try out a gallery for my posts.  This one here looks like a decent gallery. I have tested it out and it works fine.  So now the challenge is to create a post where it’s appropriate to use an image gallery.  That’ll come next I suppose. I also don’t want to have to go look up the options somewhere online.  Mayb [...]

Shoes without laces don’t have that p...

Shoes without laces don’t have that problem of the laces…
Shoes without laces don’t have that problem of the laces getting stuck in the wheels on your office chair.

Tools of the Trade.  Halloween 2010

Tools of the Trade.  Halloween 2010
Tools of the Trade.  Halloween 2010

A Prophet’s Voice

A Prophet’s Voice
I listened to a fantastic talk by Elder Boyd K Packer this last weekend.  He articulated what I have been feeling for quite some time.  I have been saddened by all the “church members” who have gone public voicing their concern that the church is being intolerant and hateful.  Not so much at the going public, but more at the pride [...]

Be Not Ashamed

Be Not Ashamed
I don’t really like confrontation.  Even being present during a confrontation makes me uncomfortable.  That’s only normal I think but I think I take it to an extreme. When I started this blog I was very aware that anyone could come see it and for the most part I have avoided saying things and phrasing things in a way that might of [...]

What else would you expect to see at ...

What else would you expect to see at a doctors office?
What else would you expect to see at a doctors office?

This is what a workstation looks like...

This is what a workstation looks like when your HD goes out.
This is what a workstation looks like when your HD goes out.