Sunday, May 29, 2011

Michigan Pride!

The way I understand the story, Newsweek published a list of the top 10 "dying cities" in America. Grand Rapids Michigan was number 10 on the list. In response to being called a dying city, the people of Grand Rapids came together to create the following video. The video is a mind-blowing feat of planning and community unity. The video itself is a great example of a "long take", which is a continuous shot with no editing. It makes you want to visit Grand Rapids. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bluebarb Pie

We got a shipment of fruit and vegetables today that included three sticks of rhubarb.   Not enough for a pie but Steph stumbled upon a Bluebarb Pie recipe on and since we had a fresh quarter of blueberries we were in the game!

Steph and Jack whipped up the pie this afternoon and we'll have it for dessert tonight!

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Moscow Mule

Mullins and I enjoyed a Moscow Mule tonight. This is a stop motion video of me making one of the mules.

Crossing The Mormon Bridge

I recently crossed Omaha's Mormon Bridge. I remember this bridge seemed like a big deal when we were kids, I guess because it meant we were close to granny and grandpa's house.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Microwave Musings

We had a minor issue with our microwave the other day (it wasn't opening!) which was quickly resolved.  Of more interest were my discussions with the microwave repair guy.
Gone are the days when the Microwave was considered a "luxury" appliance though Mom's old GE microwave just wouldn't give up the ghost.   There are only three principle microwave manufacturers left today I learned:  Sharp, Samsung and Panasonic.   What you say?   There are dozens of fancy brands, etc...  They can almost all be traced back to one of the three - and their innards are pretty much the same.  

Sharp builds for:  Wolf and Dacor... among others
Samsung builds for:  GE... among others
Pansasonic builds for:  Bosch and Thermador...among others

So if you go to Sears and get their best microwave for perhaps $250... you could spend ~$1000+ for the same microwave with a different door design and brand designation.

The repair guy said he generally preferred the Sharp built microwaves for what it is worth...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Life on the Cloud

Getting my first use out of Amazon's Cloud Player...after losing music purchased from Apple over the years and having to rebuild playlists everytime I get a new computer there could be a future here...  

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

To all Moms who read this blog!  Which means 2 1/2 or 3!   Jack and Elle, of course, think they have the best Mom in the world and their Dad agrees.

Steph and Elle (April 2011)

Steph and Jack (April 2011)

Osama's Last Facebook Post

I saw this on Facebook of course...

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