Archive for August 2nd, 2010

Baking is a Hazard

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | General with Comments Off on Baking is a Hazard

So over the weekend I decided to make some banana bread since I have not done so in ages and I had 3 very over ripe bananas just begging to be mushed. Now normally I do not put any nuts in my banana bread but I figured since I had a 3 lb bag of almonds I might as well use a cup of them to put in the mixture. I got out my mini chopper and let it whirl.

Once the bread was in the oven I started cleaning up because I just don’t like having dishes in the sink especially those kind where they cannot go into the dishwasher or I just don’t like to put them in to be cleaned. Either way I got to the mini chopper blade and was cleaning it when one of the blades slices my thumb open. Blood everywhere but I figure I might as well finish cleaning these dishes before putting on a band-aid and just wrapped it in a paper towel until I got done. Well, it was still bleeding pretty profusely so I slapped on a band-aid really tight without taking off the skin that was just flapping about and this is what I have now until it falls off because the skin is dead. If I try to pull it off it will start bleeding all over again so here you have it.

By the way, the banana bread is awesome! Thumbs up from me 😀

Mobility for the Disabled

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Health with Comments Off on Mobility for the Disabled

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Working in the medical field you see all sorts of disabilities whether physical or mental. What some of us do not realize is how the physical affects the mental and how difficult it is to do day to day outings such as grocery shopping when you may not have the access to transportation that you or I would normally never even think about.

Take my boss for instance. He is in a wheelchair. His only mode for transportation to and from anywhere is a customized van to load and unload his wheelchair. Recently he had some issues with the wheelchair battery not holding a proper charge and then the lift in the van broke. What irked me and totally ticked off his wife the most about the situation was the fact that the company who installed the lift tried to push him off saying they could not fix it anymore because the original installer was no longer with the company. Apparently this company absorbed the smaller company as they were only on contract at one point. Now how can a company say that when this is vital for him to get around? I won’t even get into when his elevator broke at the house and his house is elevated.

We seem to have an NMEDA dealer in the area and I will have to mention it to them in case they want to look for another company. It looks like this store is one of the Quality Assurance Program dealers as they offer structural vehicle modifiers and mobility equipment installers which is what they would need as their lift is already installed. Plus if/when the need arises and they buy a new van they can to go them for the installation of a new lift and not have to worry about the original installers being bought out.

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Salt

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | General with Comments Off on Salt

Okay boys and girls. I saw Salt opening weekend. Angelina Jolie with black hair is something to be desired but I digress. Over all, this was a good movie. Nice strong plot. I like movies where they base the plot off of real life things whether it has been proven or not. It is history one way or another. This was no different. We have Russian spies that have no idea that they are spies until something tips them off or some code is spoken to which they then remember everything from their childhood. In this case these people were tutored since childhood in the ways of America to be able to infiltrate without be found out.

Salt (Angelina Jolie) is one such person but she defies what she has learned since she is an FBI agent and plays along until she kills just about all of the real spies to which she finds that one of her coworkers is one of them as well. That little tidbit surprised me as well because you do not really get to that part until near the end of the movie when it is all coming to a head. Go see it people.

I still have to go see Inception. Maybe this weekend. I just keep putting it off because I do not like DiCaprio. Sue me.

Summer Vacations

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | General with Comments Off on Summer Vacations

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.

Every summer now I go to Tennessee for our kidney camp for a week and my dogs have to go to puppy jail. I hate it but what can a person do if there is no other option available. Summer vacations should be something different in that animals should be able to travel with you as they are part of the family. Right? I think so. The Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing is one of those hotels that is pet friendly and I appreciate it. They supply dog beds, bowls and water, treats, lanyards identifying rooms with pets, and staff trained to handle animals. You can’t beat that if you ask me.

Now with your canine companion in tow you could go on a geocaching scavenger hunt as it were. I’m not sure if you realize how popular this has become and with all of the smartphones out there it has become even easier with the apps. Being on the lake is a bonus as my dogs love water and could go swimming whenever they felt like it so long as it was safe.

Should you have the need to do a little shopping near the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel the animals will be just fine in the hotel room. I’d definitely like to attend some of the scenic tours to learn more about the area. There is also a feature I’d like to try as well since I have not seen one here in my area which is the zipline. Got to have a little excitement while on vacation, not just a laid back trip. What do you do on your vacations?

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