Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday, July 28

The arm is hurting. After two and a half hours of tennis, and three sets, it was bound to hurt a bit, but the fact that I lost last night hurts more. We were DOWN 1-5 and fought back to 7-5. Then we lost the second set. Probably my fault for switching sides, but felt I had better mental facility for the add court. The third set tie breaker came down to 6-10. Discouraged but still happy with the way I was getting to the ball.

And then it was all brought to focus when I found out a friend's mom is not doing well. Being a guy he wants to fix it, and, the illness being what it is, it can't be. So, while I may have lost last night, I'm still a winner for being healthy enough to be able to play. And this keeps me on the path of having to get on that darn treadmill yet again today.


Need Some Motivation?

Thinking about using inspirational movie clips for your school or church? Wing clips is a good FREE source: http://wingclips.com/


Universal Message

Who needs a RESET button when someone's already pressed your FOREVER AND EVER button?

Who, me?
The Universe


Poetry in the Classroom

http://poetrytech.wetpaint.com/ is a wiki that compiles ideas for teaching poetry in the classroom.


High Tech Book Reports

As plurked and twittered, here is a great source for idea about book reports that utilize technology. Time to move those book reports into the 21st century: http://www.theapple.com/benefits/articles/8529-10-technology-enhanced-alternatives-to-book-reports


From Shopping, the Musical, Dan has these offers:

Taco Cabana free Fajita Taco Dinner

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 08:25 PM PDT

When you sign up for the Taco Cabana eClub, you'll receive a free Fajita Taco Dinner with the purchase of a drink. Click here and head for the cabana!

Want more freebies and deals? Just scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "older posts" and save some money!

Free El Pollo Loco Pollo Bowl

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 08:27 PM PDT

Here's another tasty deal from El Pollo Loco. Click here for the coupon that will get you a free Pollo Bowl when you purchase one. Good through 8/1.

Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft 40% off coupon

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 08:29 PM PDT

Attention all your crafty folks! Click here for a coupon that will give you 40% off a regularly priced item at any Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft stores. There's also a 50% off coupon for framing and 40% off floral and home decor fabric coupons. All coupons good thru this Saturday 8/1.

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Free Bare Escentual's 10 day cosmetic supply & brush

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 08:42 PM PDT

Here's a great FREEtastic offer from the folks at Ultra Beauty Stores. They have a free 10 day sample of Bare Escentual's bareMinerals Hydrating Veil and a brush for you. Click here for info on this deal. It's available at Ultra locations which you can find right here.

Free ShamWow Cloths

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 08:32 PM PDT

If you are watcher of late night TV, perhaps you've seen these being advertised. The ShamWow cloth holds up to 12 times their weight, cleans up wine spills, and polishes surfaces. Who could ask for anything more? A company is doing a cleaning product survey and offering you a free sample of 2 ShamWow cloths. Click here and get clean!

Free Dr Suess Children's Activity Book from Energy Star

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 08:30 PM PDT

The folks at Energy Star are doing their best to help people conserve energy and they're offering your kids a fun Dr Suess "The Lorax" activity book. Click here to download your copy (for grades 3 to 7). They also have several other free interesting home improvement books.

Find all the money saving freebies and deals on the FREEtastic blog at http://shoppingthemusical.blogspot.com/

Ice Cream Cake Recipe...But Not the Kind You Think

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake (but not like you think)
with thanks to Connie Aubuchon

1 box chocolate cake mix (or any other flavour)
1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened (again, any other flavour)
3 eggs
1 c water

Preheat oven to 350o. Grease a tube or bundt pan, then dust with cocoa powder.

Beat all ingredients together for 4 minutes, pour into pan and bake 45 minutes. Serve with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar, a thin icing, whipped cream or the frosting of your choice.


Adult Drink Only

S’more Shooters

  • 6 x large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 4 oz best-available quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped into teeny weenie bits
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 oz amaretto, divided (may be replaced with the hazelnut flavouring used for coffee)
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

S’more Shooters

  1. Toast marshmallows over a campfire or stovetop until golden brown. Let cool and reserve.
  2. In a small pot, bring half & half to a boil. In a medium bowl, add chocolate. Pour cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate has fully melted.
  3. Return chocolate mixture to the pot and whisk in milk. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer and stir in 3 ounces amaretto.
  4. Pour remaining amaretto into a small bowl so that it is 1/4 inch deep, and place graham cracker crumbs on a small saucer 1/4 inch deep. To assemble, dip the rim of the shot glasses in amaretto, then in the graham cracker crumbs. Fill glasses with hot chocolate and top each with a toasted marshmallow (make your life easier by transferring the hot chocolate first to a measuring cup with a spout).

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