It is interesting how much people care about celebrities. We need to know about their relationships, if they are getting adult acne treatments, if they have a drug or alcohol problem. Of course, we always claim that we wouldn’t be like that if we had the money and/or the fame, but would we?
I am always reminded of a song from Finian’s Rainbow – When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich. I love this part of the lyrics:
When a rich man chases after dames
He’s a man about town,
A man about town.
But when a poor man chases after dames
He’s a bounder, he’s a rounder
He’s a rotter, and a lot of dirty names!
I guess it matters how much money you have on how you get treated. You can see the full song sung by Fred Astaire here.
It has been a hectic couple of weeks. The end of school always is! There are so many events to attend and I had to make sure that I sent out the invitations for my daughter’s 5th grade graduation. School officially ends next Wednesday so between now and then I will be posting a lot less. This summer, look for some posts about great summer movies of the past!
When I was young, we only had one television in our house. We watched what our Dad wanted to watch. I learned to love watching sports and The Rockford Files. The dial was the old turner type and my brother actually devised a stick he could use the turn the channels while sitting on the couch. We only only had a few channels: 2, 4, 5, 7, 11 and 13. Plus there was UHF were you could watch ZOOM or Sesame Street.
Now I have a LCD TV. The picture is clearer and I actually have a remote control. Plus I have cable and have hundreds of channels. Maybe this has just made us all a little bit lazier!
I visit sites all over the web to garner information for this blog and I often have to use my antispyware software to clean up the mess that is made by some of these sites. So right now, I want to make it clear that I never have spyware running on my blog. The only statistics that I collect, are what pages are visited. This gives me an idea of what pages are the most popular and what people like when they come to my blog.
I recently had to fly to Salt Lake City for a funeral and decided to take my Laptop with me. Bad Idea. It was very heavy and I didn’t realize that there wasn’t a wireless network card installed. So, I had to lug the thing around and didn’t get any blogging done! Instead, I think I want to look into netbooks. Netbooks are scaled down laptops that you can use for email, web browsing and instant messaging. They can also be used for store videos and music. These Netbooks weigh less than 2 pounds, so they won’t weigh you down on the road!
Is there one room in your house where you watch all your movies? We watch most of ours in the front room, but I have noticed that even at night, the light coming through the window distracts from the movie. We only have sheer curtains on those windows. Someone suggested that wood blinds might be a better option for this kind of room. Blinds can make the room a bit darker without having the room too dark!
Do you remember those little chocolate candies that were actually diet pills in disguise? I can’t remember the name of them. I am sure that they weren’t the best weight loss pills, but they sure did taste good.
Now, with all the hype that dark chocolate can be good for you, I thought I would share this delicious recipe from Prevention Magazine.
Chocolate Pudding with Bananas and Graham Crackers
TIME: 20 minutes + chilling time
3 whole graham crackers, crushed
1 lg ripe banana, sliced
1â„2 c sugar
1â„4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1â„8 tsp salt
3 c 1% milk
1â„2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1â„2 c semisweet or dark chocolate chips (MUFA)
1. DIVIDE graham cracker crumbs evenly among 6 custard cups or ramekins. Press into bottom. Top with banana, reserving a few slices for garnish.
2. MIX sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in large saucepan. Stir in milk. Whisk over medium heat until pudding thickens and comes to a boil.
3. COOK 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour into prepared custard cups. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. Top each serving with 1â„4 cup of the chocolate chips and garnish with reserved banana.
Nutritional Info Per Serving
391 cal, 7 g pro, 65 g carb, 4 g fiber, 15 g fat, 8.5 g sat fat, 6 mg chol, 150 mg sodium
Since I visit entertainment sites frequently for this blog, I run across those annoying popup ads all the time! It seems that the entertainment sites have more than their share of these ads. Hasn’t it gotten through their heads yet that we just don’t like that kind of thing? Sheesh! Good thing I have a decent popup blocker installed or I would be pulling my hair out!
When I went to college back in the 1980s, there was (and still is) a Federal program called Pell Grants. Since my family did not make a lot of money, I was able to receive my tuition money from the Federal Government. This really helped me, since I had to scrimp through the year on the money that I made every summer working. I always had just enough to pay for my rent, food, books and other supplies. I didn’t have a car, go out to eat very often, or buy expensive clothes and shoes like I see a lot of college kids doing these days.
Back then, we didn’t have TuitionWise student loans, which will loan up to $40,000 for college. More money would have made my life a little easier in college, but the struggle also helps build character. My children will definitely not be living high on the hog when they are in college!
Blog Village is having is Quarterly Blog Village Family Carnival. If you have a blog and want to post about something fall related, check out the carnival. It is open to Blog Village Members and guests as well. Deadline for submissions has been extended to October 28th. The Carnival will be held at Advertising for Success. Good thing I don’t have a computer power supply repair job on the horizon and I can continue blogging!