Friday, July 20, 2018

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

My variation on this recipe was to start by buying strips of pork shoulder instead of the typical large roast.  More surface area for the rub and easier to brown, fit in the Crock Pot and shred.  Then we added whichever BBQ sauce to our bun from the 4-pack I picked up from Walmart.  Best of all, lots of leftovers and more sauces to choose from.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blockbuster Fitness Equipment

My son, owner of Absolute Fitness Ohio personal training in Kettering, Ohio, has embarked on second business endeavor and is buying, refurbing and selling used commercial exercise equipment.  He is one hard-working man.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Filtering Spam Calls

Only for us Android phone users...

The "Caller ID & spam" option has been around awhile, and it's nice that suspected spam callers are clearly identified before you flick them off, but the recently introduced "Filter spam calls" option takes that a step further and directs the call to voicemail without a whisper.  So long and good riddance.

In Dante's Inferno, the Eighth Circle of Hell is resided by the fraudulent.  Sounds like a good place for spammers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Canadian Bacon

Canadian bacon must have originated in Canada, right?  Not so, and many have never heard the term, as it's of U.S. origin.  North of the border it's known as Back Bacon.  And now you know."Canadian_bacon"

Monday, July 16, 2018

Google Domains

I moved my domain registrar from GoDaddy to Google over a week ago, saving a few bucks a year in the process.  The move wasn't entirely seamless and in trying to put the pieces back together, I added something that broke this blog, and it took me a week to figure out what I had done wrong and how to fix it. I do like the cleaner, simpler interface that Google provides, and GoDaddy's constant upselling was really annoying.  Back in blogging action again!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Mac and Cheese

Can anyone ever have too many Mac and Cheese recipes?  Of course not.

The combination of Gruyere and extra-sharp Cheddar cheeses kicked this version up a notch and browning the buttered bread crumbs counts both tasty and a nice presentation.  We didn't have tomatoes available, but will try that next time.  Remember to generously spray the baking dish beforehand with non-stick cooking spray for a greatly easier cleanup.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rose Music Center

Could there be a more appropriate band to watch on the Fourth of July than America?  Then follow that up with Boz Scaggs and it totalled an awesome concert.  It was our first time to the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights and we were impressed with the facility, easy parking and variety of refreshments.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Midnight or 12:00 AM

Are 12:00 AM and midnight the same or different time of day?  You probably say yes.  I would.

If I ask you to meet me Friday at midnight, when will you show up?  If you answered yes above, then you should arrive at that very first second of the day on Friday.  More likely you'll arrive the last second of the day on Friday, just as Saturday begins.  I would.

While 12:00 AM and midnight are actually the same moment in a day, the context of the question affects the answer by 24 hours. 

As Arsenio Hall used to say in his TV show -- "Things That Make You Say Hmmmm".

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Android Messages For Web

Text messages that come to my phone do not make a sound, a choice I made long ago to reduce interruptions, with its obvious downside.  Now that Google has a web version of Messages I'm less likely to have long delays getting texts since I'm in front of my computer so much.  A few other good tips for us Android folk at the link.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Kettering Fire Stations

Located on Hempstead Station Drive, this is the second of three new fire stations recently built, with a fourth in the works for the county's west side on Dorothy Lane.  Each are stylistically similar, but carry their own unique features.  Very nicely done.