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Whats your Pringles?

Pringles was right when they coined the phrase once you pop you cant stop. Since buying my first can of Pringles nearly 17 years I have not stopped buying a can every time I go to the grocery store.

My favorite kind of Pringles is the Barbecue flavor chips but every once and awhile I like to spice things up a bit and get a can of jalapeno peppers Pringles. Was wondering what other flavors else everyone else likes to eat so leave the flavor in the comments if your a Pringles fan.

Using Up the Fresh Foods

Since I’ll be gone for 10 on the business trip, I need to use up all the fresh food in the refrigerator and clean out everything so it doesn’t spoil.

I have an odd assortment of food on hand and would like some inspiration on what to do with it all. I have a site bookmarked for recipes and menus, called www.foodconnect.com and I’ve used it a couple times already. What I like most about this site is that the recipes submitted and shared are by real people, not fancy chefs who have a staff of 6 to fix everything for them and jump to their every command.

I’m going to send in a couple of my favorite recipes and have them do a free nutritional analysis on the recipes for me. That will be helpful as I try to keep track of the carbs and fat in my diet over the next couple of months. After all, beach weather is just 6 weeks away!

A Depressing Job

An interesting insight of a Chinese Food Delivery person.

“Delivering Chinese Food all day can be pressing. Like when People yell out “Food’s here!” as if they have a family, but I know that they are alone.”

chinese food delivery

Anybody Home?

Rowdy Neighbors

My condo building is one block off the busiest street in uptown Nashville and very close to the Vanderbilt campus. Not to brag, but it is an upscale area and we hardly every hear police sireins and any loud noises. The neighbors are just too well bred and polite for all that drama.

For some reason, last night there was drama just down the street. When I got home all was quiet, but right before the late night news we heard a lot of shouting and banging. My first thought was that someone was trying to warn neighbors of a fire or something bad, and I was reluctant to go outside but then again I couldn’t really tell what was going on and I was curious.

Across the street, the house on the corner has some Vandy students living there. Not really a fraternity house, just a private residence that the owner rents to students. Well, I guess it was a dispute among those guys over a parking situation. One guy was blocked in the driveway and he yelling at another guy and revving the engine loudly. The other guy would not get in his car to move it out of the way, so the first one got out by driving across the grass, bashing the trash cans that were still at the curb and hitting another car that was parked on the street.

Both Metro cops and the Vandy police were on the scene in a flash, but the guy did drive off, tires squealing, and I’m sure they will catch up with him before long. At least no one was hurt and it was over pretty quick. I also suspect the neighbors will be in touch with the owner of the house with some kind of nasty threats. Ahh, can’t say yesterday was boring anyway!Â

Classic Video Game Revival

Isn’t it amazing that in my lifetime we had no video games at all when I was a child, to the invention of video games machines that attached to your home television set, then they made video game machines found in arcades, and now games on the internet.

I remember playing Pong on the TV in our living room. My dad was a technology geek and would buy anything new as soon as it first came out. He bought a calculator, a color TV, a cassette tape player and all kinds of electronic devices and shared with with us kids. I remember buying the first Nintendo game system and having to rent the games from little fly by night businesses so that my own kids could play the latest games with their friends.

And, of course, we would go to the new arcades several times a month to play on the pacman arcade machine. I loved the arcades and would spend hours on the pacman game while my kids played on nearby machines. I bet they were embarrassed in front of their friends that their mom was playing arcade games, but I liked the games and I liked being there with my kids so they were supervised and not getting into trouble.

Hard to believe how this basic black and white game entertained millions and started a fad that is still earning billions of dollars without any sign of stopping any time soon.

totally thrilling

Pong -The two paddles return the ball back and forth. The score is kept by the numbers (0 and 1) at the top of the screen.