06-11-2010 05:06:59 AM
Sure glad it's Friday!!! Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!! I'm going to BBQ for the family and try not to enjoy the high humidity here in the great state of Texas!!
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06-11-2010 06:38:30 AM
Pulled Pork? Brisket? Ribs? It's breakfast time and I'm already thinking about lunch. Enjoy.
06-11-2010 07:46:00 AM
Quit it, you're making me hungry too!
If I remember BeeBee's cooking methods it will be hot BBQ meat, with hot peppers, in the hot Texas weather. Hot, hot, hot!
Speaking of cooking out I just bought, and picked up, this Char-Broil gas grill from Lowe's. Normally $300 but had $50 off last week and I had a $25 coupon. $230 was the total but bought a rotisserie and grill cover too. Thought it was a real good deal w/free assembly. I normally pay close attention to the reviews but kind of ignored many on this one. Read a bunch of tips for protecting the metal so it doesn't turn into a "rust bucket" in a few years. As with most equipment the quality of products has gone down hill as the manufacturing has been shipped overseas.
Haven't even use the grill yet and hoping to fire up this weekend. Too bad the wife doesn't eat meat but she's happy to choke down a Boca Burger. I always cook way to much meat but take some to my son just a few miles away. BBQ is also one of Charlie's favorites.
On another note. Finally had my Jeep AC recharged and finally have air. Great! Wasn't too happy driving home from the shop since they said I had a problem with the way I reassembled the whole dash/unit. Blowing hot air out of all the vents. Found a small plug on the box/housing that was hidden. Had to use a small mirror to even see it. Plugged it in and everything is cool!
06-11-2010 11:01:48 AM
Cool (literally). Glad that you got it and saved some cash. My Dynasty gets me where I'm going. At least the heat works. Yay!
Time for a photo:
Too much drug sniffin':
06-11-2010 11:11:19 AM
Trey: Welcome back.......................
06-11-2010 11:13:51 AM
I could smell the BBQ talk...
Actually, today is my first day of maternity leave, so I'll be around a bit here and there. And in a week or two, probably at all sorts of odd hours, lol.
06-11-2010 11:19:25 AM
LOL! I was pretty good actually. I think I made the hubs go for ONE run and it was for carne asada fries.
He was deployed last pregnancy too, so I think he ended up lucking out for these two pregnancies.
What's the latest with everyone? How have you all been?
06-11-2010 11:28:15 AM
Welcome back Trey! Good to see you're still around!
carne asada fries
LOL I haven't heard about that craving before ...
06-11-2010 11:53:45 AM
I'm pretty sure it's a San Diego thing!
It's fries topped with carne asada steak, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. And of course, mine is smothered in hot sauce like this too. Basically, 2000 calories of heart attack, but oh so tasty.
06-11-2010 01:58:42 PM
Hey guys we need to start a poll. I think Trey looks younger in her picture. I have a feeling things are about to pick up around here. We have another troublemaker that knows how to have fun.
Welcome back Lady.
Uni don't eat all the BBQ I will be there before midnight. J/K
Everybody have a great weekend and next week too.
06-11-2010 02:06:57 PM
Wow, the kid's going to be born with hot sauce heartburn!
Welcome back to the
Peer-to-Peer Forum Community Trey. We all know deep down with you now being a supervisor that you changed the name. Oh well, we always were a community anyhow.
Have a great maternity leave and looking forward to seeing you around.
06-11-2010 06:56:57 PM
Hi ya Trey. It's great to see you again. Couple of weeks to go huh? Wheeeeeeee!
Been pretty busy also. Wanna see pictures of my gallbladder stones? Ya don't? Ah gee, feelings are hurt. Good side of whole thing is that I've lost between 20 and 25 pounds......a shadow of my former self.
We're all waiting expectantly for the announcement. Don't forget us.
06-11-2010 07:38:50 PM
Hello Trey, welcome back. Those fries look pretty interesting, but it is still good to see you here in the forum.
06-14-2010 09:58:36 PM
Since my surgery just looking at that kind of food gives me abdominal pains.
A few days ago I decided to give my book-worm wife a nice gift and I purchased a Sony E-reader. The biggest one. I thought she could download several books at a time and then, when we travel, she'd have them handy to read. Well.......she did not like the reader. After she demonstrated it to me I did not like it either. Serious problem with glare from the screen. The only way we could figure that a person could read that thing comfortably, without eye fatigue, would be to sit in a dark room and have a single little spotlight shining on the screen. Ordinary floor or table lamps scatter too much light around and reflections and glare just makes reading very uncomfortable for both of us. So we returned it to BB today.
Then I wandered over to the big screen TV displays and got a demonstration of 3-D. It was a 46" Panasonic plasma screen. To my surprise I was actually very favorably impressed by the 3-D effect and the quality of image. The program material I was watching was apparently shot in one of the national parks. Most impressive was the white water rafting on the river. Even my chronically doubting wife was impressed. Not too bad a price for the Panasonic TV. But, then.......I asked how much the glasses cost. Ready for this? $200 a pair. So to equip our living room for ourselves and, perhaps, two other people would add $800 to the cost. Me thinks we shall wait a while. Hopefully the prices will come down before I bite the dust.
06-15-2010 08:48:04 AM
Wendy, one of the attractions of the Sony (to me) was that different sources of reading material are open to the user. Several different formats can be downloaded from other sources via computer and transferred to the reader. I'm not sure (it's a moot point now, as far as my wife is concerned) but I believe the Kindle is restricted to just one source for books. Is it not? That is what we were told anyway.
06-15-2010 09:36:28 AM
I think it reads several formats. You can buy books from Amazon and also download free ones from the web. Kindle has a web browser, albeit rudimentary and pretty terrible, that allows you to grab Gutenberg project books.
06-15-2010 11:08:44 AM
I will skip the Kindle and Sony and wait for the LCD screen manufacturers to drop their prices. I have read that Kindle like appliances will be in the $150 range by the end of the year and less than $100 by 2011. Dealextreme.com has an 8" iPad knock for $135. Since it runs the Android OS (v 1.6 unfortunately) it should still double as a nifty reader.
I have been turned off by Amazon's sort of closed source approach to add ons, like Apples Marketplace. Open source equates to good, in my book (no pun intended).
06-15-2010 11:25:38 AM
I totally agree with you on the open source. But for me I needed something immediately, as I was completely out of room for new books. I really like the Kindle's non-backlit screen, I get migraines so I'm really sensitive to stuff like that and I do A LOT of reading. Although once I got my Devour (android phone) I find that I try to use the Kindle as a touchscreen.
06-15-2010 02:10:19 PM
I'm sure that a touch creen Kindle can't be too far off. In fact I googled "kindle touch screen" and found that Amazon recently bought a company that makes touch screens.
06-15-2010 03:45:18 PM
You might try a anti glare overlay. I am not sure how to find one on the web but I am sure somebody makes a piece of plastic that static sticks to the screen that will cut the glare. Not sure if you purchased the item or were just looking at it in the store. It was a nice thought as a gift. i am surprised it got through testing if the glare is that bad. Maybe that is why the item has not gotten any press. Sony has just seemed to have lost their tech leadership lately.
06-15-2010 06:51:47 PM
Great idea SKP and I was going to suggest the same thing to Phil. They even make anti-glare screen protectors for the Sony Reader. They make them for about everything and when I order cables/parts through monoprice.com I usually order 2-3 anti-glare protectors for my son's ipod touch. Also helps the screen from getting scratched when it's in his pocket.
Where my daughter works in SD they use these anti glare protectors on all their monitor and laptop screens. Florescent lights cause really bad glare and they can't have that in a huge computer/phone/electronics development facility.
06-15-2010 08:12:47 PM
Anti-glare stick-ons. Good idea. But....alas....too late. As I posted earlier, we've already returned the unit to BB for a refund. The thoughts are appreciated, however.
06-16-2010 06:46:41 AM
Another Pic. U-Verse comes to China.
06-16-2010 09:34:28 AM
That greenish - grey "backdrop" actually looks like a huge building and not a polluted sky. Note the window (upper right) that seems to hang in the "sky."