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Restaurant/Cafeteria-style Hot Oatmeal At Last!

UPDATE 1/2/14:¬†Click here to see my new post on cooking oatmeal I’ve been a big fan of steel-cut oatmeal, but have developed a craving for the goopy oatmeal they serve at this cafeteria I’ve been frequenting recently. I knew it wasn’t steel-cut and it didn’t seem to be regular old-fashion oatmeal either; however, my research …

Apple iPad causes back problems

Have you seen the billboards where the iPad user is comfortably lounging on a couch or something, relaxingly using their Apple iPad? Well, maybe if they showed their face, they would be grimacing. Let me explain. Since I started using my iPad more and more, I’ve noticed I’m starting to get acute back pains. I …

Great site to buy travel-sized products

One by one, my local grocery stores stopped carrying these individual salad dressing packets. Since all salad dressing must be refrigerated after opening, these are quite handy to use in a packed lunch. A quick Bing search and I found Minimus.biz. They specialize is selling individual portion packets for travel, office, camping, etc., including a …

DIY Anti-Ant Pet Food Bowl

Yeah, I know they sell commercial versions, but this seemed like an easy DIY project and so it was. The idea came from my hummingbird feeder which has a water moat to keep ants out. I figured I could rig up a similar thing for a cat food bowl. Initially, I used a sour cream …

Recycle plastic grocery bags!

Maybe I’m the only dumbass that didn’t realize this, but plastic grocery bags have a #2 recycle symbol on them which means I can put them in my weekly recyle bin! My wife discovered this by chance and I don’t know why this isn’t publicized more. You’d think that at least the neighborhood grocery stores …

Switchable Glazing Windows

Saw an old episode of This Old House and they were showing this technology I’d never seen before. Basically you touch an invisible switch and the windows become opaque. Very Star Trekky. Apparently they have versions that only use electricity when you change their state.

2 Down, 4 (Weeks) to Go

Well, I made it 1/3 of the way through. I’m handling the discomfort much better now. Not that it feels any better; I’m just ignoring it…at least trying. I’m finding that moving around and now always having it elevated actually helps me forget. A couple times at work I forgot the cast was on until …

33 Days to go

Well, I’ve been laying down pretty much for a week and I’m still not adapting to the leg cast very well. Last night I had a severe anxiety attack and was close to cutting the damn thing off myself. Today, I’m a little calmer, but still find it nearly unbearable. It is obviously psychological and …

Ruptured Achilles Tendon!

Well, I forgot I wasn’t 20 anymore and ruptured my Achilles tendon playing basketball. My leg is in a cast for 6 weeks! Comes off August 17 and I am counting the days. The first night was the worst and I just didn’t think I could do it, but slowly it has become tolerable. It …