When I make a pork (fill in the cut here), I always make beans right after. In like I don't clean out the pot in between, and I don't bother scraping out ALL the pork. If I used a boned cut, the bones go back in the pot. Then I add a bag of black beans, a bag of pinto beans, some garlic, and half a bag of… » 9/14/14 9:52pm Sunday 9:52pm

When I lived up North, I used to go to Atlantic City. I'd play nickel slots, and I figured if I got a drink for every $10 I spent on slots, I was breaking even. If I actually came out even $20 ahead, well, that was a BONANZA. And the time I hit that nickel slot for ~$48, I felt like a king! A night of slots ALWAYS… » 9/14/14 1:00am Sunday 1:00am

My new Hyundai came without a spare, but with a 100000 mile warranty and 5 years of roadside assistance. I'll spend $100 bucks or so when that runs out to equip myself with a spare. In the mean time, I'll let the roadside assistance dude/dudette deal w/ the patch kit & compressor. » 9/14/14 12:56am Sunday 12:56am

I've purchased non S&S items within a few days of my S&S shipping date, opted for the credit, and found those items included in my S&S order. As a Prime member, there is no reason to "fill" your cart before placing an order, vs. ordering each one individually, especially if you're going to choose the "no-rush"… » 9/11/14 11:37pm 9/11/14 11:37pm

Although I was already an adult when this show came out, I loved it; it was the first that actually reflected MY life. (Eric on Head of the Class was the only other one to come close.) A lot of us "honor student types" actually had a typical teenager type personality, which our peers tended to disbelieve. Our parents… » 8/26/14 8:47pm 8/26/14 8:47pm

Ever since breaking my back and neck, I've had a hard time reading physical books. E books do not put the same physical strain on my body as physical books, and are MUCH easier to prop up without pages going all wackadoodle. The ability to change text size so I don't need reading glasses is another plus. LOVE… » 8/21/14 2:49pm 8/21/14 2:49pm

Prisoner exchanges...possibly. Paying ransoms? Well, that's never the way the US has played. Too many innocents are lost in any type of warfare. This, however, was a particularly gruesome way to go. (I mean, come on, if you're going to assassinate him, at least do it quickly. Just shoot him.) There IS no… » 8/20/14 11:39pm 8/20/14 11:39pm

It's funny. I can talk to strangers; I can talk to friends. What gives me social anxiety is approaching folks I've met before, but who haven't made it into the "friends" or "acquaintances" circles. Usually I just wave at those folks from across the room, and dread the fact it might mean I'll have to have an actual… » 8/17/14 1:36pm 8/17/14 1:36pm

I have an e-mail address that is supposed to be used for emergencies and vacations only. I've had it over 6 years and managed to keep it spam free, so THAT shows you how private it is. :) When I go out of town, I tell folks to use THAT e-mail if they need to contact me, and I forward all flight confs, etc. there. The… » 8/16/14 2:44pm 8/16/14 2:44pm

This is effin ridiculous! Jim Brady did SO MUCH more fr the world n general as a Crip than he EVER did while part of Reagan's team, and this just minimizes the last decades of his life. Yes, it's a tragedy that we lost him, but to rule it a homicide based on what made him a Crip to begin with? I understand you … » 8/09/14 5:22pm 8/09/14 5:22pm