Category Archives: Just for Fun

Cooler Corn on the Cob

My brother and his family love to camp. I was over this weekend and he told me about a way to cook corn on the cob that I had never heard of before. It’s called “Cooler Corn”.

Here’s how it works:

CoolerBlu1st, get a cooler. Remove your beer (relax – you can put it back later or just get a separate cooler for this), clean it out and put in the ears of corn that you’ve removed the husk and hairs from.

Next, boil enough water to cover the ears of corn.

Last, close the lid and let it sit for about 30 minutes.  The corn will stay warm and perfectly done for up to two hours.

Try it.  I hear it’s a great reason to buy an extra cooler!

 

Savannah Smiles Girl Scout Cookies

I bought a large amount of Girl Scout cookies from a friend’s daughter.  One I really looked forward to was the new Savannah Smiles Lemon Crunch Cookie.

After a long day of running around to doctor’s appointments and grocery stores, I sat down to relax in front of the TV with a box of these cookies.  I opened them and after the first bite thought “What?  There is no lemon taste.”  I figured maybe the next one would taste more lemony.  It did not.

I am severely disappointed in the Savannah Smiles Girl Scout Cookies.  If you like a VERY LIGHT lemon flavor, these are great cookies.  They can either be crunchy or “melt in your mouth”.  BUT…if you are looking for a LEMON flavored cookie, these really are not what they are advertised as.  Still good.  Don’t get me wrong, just not lemon.

 

 

Create Your Own Family Cookbook

This is cool.  If you have family that loves to cook, instead of having everyone print multiple copies of recipes to get lost before you get a chance to make them, compile them all into a family cookbook.  If you are like me, you’re always calling someone in the family asking for a recipe that you received before but don’t know where you put it.

Great gift idea for the holidays.  Check it out by clicking on the image below.

Can Music REALLY Make You Feel or Act Different?

My local news station recently ran a story about binaural beat technology.   Supposedly, people can use this technology to feel the effects of doing drugs without doing the drugs.  They can use it to “retrain their brains” for relaxation, better memory, etc…

What are your thoughts on this?  Check out the technology and leave a comment telling me what you think.  I know I’ve used it for relaxation and better memory, but never to feel “high”.  I don’t drink or do drugs because I don’t like the way they make me feel so I don’t think I, personally, would use it.  Would you?

 

Tone of Voice Does Not Always Come Across as You Intended

Be careful of what you say and how you say it online.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good debate. The best kind is where you give your opinion & I give my opinion then we go back and forth. Maybe some points I make will resonate with you, and maybe some points you make will resonate with me.

Lately I’ve noticed that a lot of people are taking offense to some of my posts on social media. I’ve read back through them and realized that they could be taken in a way that was not intended by me. It would all depend on how you are reading it. I put myself in the other people’s shoes and read the posts as if I were them. From their point of view, I guess what I wrote COULD have been taken a different way.

So…I am now trying to be more conscious of the use of emoticons (smilies, winkies, etc…) in my posts so it helps others see what my tone of voice is. 😉

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