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For those of you who have ever had a craving for some Chick-Fil-A on Sunday…
Talk about using every available inch of the runway!
One of my favorite blogs is Maria Langer’s “An Ecclectic Mind“. My favorite postings from her are in regards to any of her helicopter flights and adventures. Here’s one post she did that includes a neat 1st person video of her landing at Phoenix Airport’s Terminal 3 Helipad.
One of the thing’s that makes this neat is you get the Tower radio traffic as well as her radio traffic as well, so it’s not just silence like on most other heli videos.
I stopped by McDonald’s the other morning to pick up some breakfast on my way in to the office. Occasionally I will splurge and stop for a biscuit and a large sweet tea for breakfast. I say splurge because normally I try not to get fast food breakfast during the week for two reasons. It’s just so darn unhealthy and because it’s not frugal. However, I can justify it once a week sometimes because the large sweet tea is a value item at a mere $1. So I feel like I’m still being somewhat frugal. I like that. The biscuit on the other hand is anywhere from $1.89 to $2.39. It all depends on if I get the Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin, or the Sausage biscuit, or any other combination of imitation meat and processed eggs.
Our local McDonald’s franchises are having a special right now where you can get 2 Sausage and Egg Biscuits for $2. Well, I can eat two biscuits, although I shouldn’t. So this morning I order a large sweet tea and a sausage and egg biscuit. The total was $3.27! I get up to the window and ask “So if I order two sausage and egg biscuits, I can get them for $2, or if I order just one, it’s still $2?” She said “Yup, it’s crazy, I know.”
It’s not just crazy, it’s annoying. Simple math should tell you that if you buy one, it should be half of what the price of two is. The problem here is the promotional special is misnamed. It should be called Buy One Sausage and Egg Biscuit, Get One Free. What a gimmick…
I love coffee. Not to the extent many others do, but I do love it. My wife on the other hand doesn’t. She doesn’t like the smell, much less the taste. Kind of like beer, but that’s a different story.
Since I only prepare enough coffee for one, when I stumbled upon the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker I was intrigued. Not only could I make individual coffee servings, I could use real coffee beans and not those awful instant coffee, single serving pods or bags. Plus, it also claimed to make coffee superior than your normal drip brewer. This I had to see.
As I had hoped for, I received one of these AeroPress’ for Christmas and I immediately put it to use. I have to say it appeared that it was going to be a little more complicated that I had hoped when I first opened the box. However, that was a mistaken impression. It wasn’t difficult at all when I was making my first cup.
When I’m done, clean up is just as easy as making it as I only have to rinse off all the components and dry them off. There’s no pot to clean or drip messes to clean up. And in my experience, I have found the coffee produced by the AeroPress to actually be far smoother and better tasting than any coffee I’ve ever brewed.
That’s great Jonathan, but I sometimes I want to prepare more than just one one serving of coffee. That’s OK, the AeroPress can make up to 4 servings of coffee! This will be plenty if you want to prepare coffee for two or three people.
Some of you may think this is just another type of French Press, but it’s not. While similar, it is different. Here’s what the manufacturer, Aerobie, has to say about it:
AEROPRESS coffee is micro-filtered. It so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for days as a concentrate. The concentrate can be drunk as espresso, mixed with milk for lattes, or diluted to make American coffee. French presses cannot make espresso or lattes.
Finally, cleaning the French press is quite a chore. The AEROPRESS chamber is self-cleaning. A ten-second rinse of the plunger is all that’s required.
The AeroPress is definitely worth every penny of it’s ~$25 price tag. I might even pick up another one to leave at the office so I don’t have to drink that corporate sludge they call coffee. If you get one or have one, let me know what you think about it and if you have any suggestions or tips to share with us.
This is only so funny because no one was hurt. Talk about the ride of your life!
Carpenter was attempting to cross on Wednesday when the light turned green and his wheelchair became hooked onto the front grille of the truck, which reached 50 mph during the 4-mile trip down Red Arrow Highway, Michigan State Police Trooper Michael Sinke said witnesses reported.
I apologize for the hiatus I’ve been on. This was not planned. Some would like to think it’s because all the comments left for me in my post about a prisoner in Colorado who died from an unintentional drug overdose. However, that is not the case. The blogs have just taken a back seat to more important things.
I’ve had many, many news stories cross my field of view that I’ve wanted to write about, but I’ve been far too busy. I have a day job, a side job and my blogs. Oh and I forgot to mention family duties as well. As a loving husband and “father” of 4 of the best dogs you could imagine, I’ve had to place priority on family time. See, that’s what loving husbands do. They take care of their family first, then worry about their own needs and comfort. Some say that good fathers and husbands are “good” because their intentions are good or because the individual knew that the husband/father had a good heart. This is not the case. Actions speak, intentions don’t.
Anyway, this post is to serve as nothing more than a brief apology and a notice that more content will be coming this week. Thanks for staying a reader even though I went MIA for almost a month.
This game is AWESOME! Although it may look a little complicated at first, it’s really easy to pick up. Check it out when you have some time. Lots of time!
You may remember my earlier post about how there were other much smarter things a person could be doing than the activity they were participating in at a certain point in time. However, it seems some people just haven’t learned.
There’s just something about big, ferocious carnivores that would seem to keep me from crossing one if at all possible. One such method/idea might consist of NOT sticking my hand in their cage to feed them from my hand. <rolleyes>