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What happened to the Ice Cream? a.k.a Damn you Breyer’s

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I went to the store today looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth. Naturally one would be inclined towards the sugary goodness of a candy bar, or chocolate, or even fruit. I decided to combine them and to purchase something that I really love: ICE CREAM! Yummy goodness in the freezer.

Sadly, my trip to the supermarket was ruined and my confidence in yet another company was destroyed. I got home with the ice cream that I really wanted only to find it ruined…

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June 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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Mussel Shells and Antiquity

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A short post, something to remind you just how simple life was in the gloriously unwritten past of humanity.

We discovered fire, and kindling, and that fat burned especially nicely when a wick of some kind was placed in it.

Think back to the times when we first inhabited caves and learned painting. This is what I was pondering while eating a Paleo meal of Mussels and Swiss Chard. From this I got the idea to see just how much light a simple seashell lamp would give off and how it would feel to have one.

Check out the pictures below. Simple, efficient, effective lighting for your modern caveman. A great thing to teach your kids or yourself about, and as a way of remembering your past and those people that survived and passed their genetic makeup onto you!

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Written by Josecito

June 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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Budweiser Beer Change

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Recently I had the luxury of drinking a beer while cooking dinner. Normally I don’t drink much these days and it felt like a sin to let the beer that I was using be dumped down the drain. So I finished her off. Mind you, this was a Budweiser.. a beer that I had not drank in years.

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June 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

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McDonald’s Surprised Me

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It has been a long, long time since I ate anything at a fast food place. The other day I decided to try some food again at America’s largest vendor of fast food: McDonald’s. Naturally I was skeptical about finding any improvements to their meals or food quality. I ordered their Big Mac, some fries and a chocolate milk shake. I was greeted by a friendly staff, whe apologized to me when the order took longer than expected. The food itself was beautifully prepared and not crushed into its’ container. Even the milk shake improved in quality and dare I mention that it had real whipped cream on top? ! Kudos to the company a this location for a job well done, keep up the work and you may win back my support.

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June 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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Paper Mache Boat: A retrospective

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Well I have waited about two month’s for a sail to be finished with my boat and will more than likely wait till the cows come home (a figure of speech). Since I have no experience with sewing I asked her for the favor of making the sail in the first week of April. She made the sail to my specifications and right before she handed it to me, she ‘magically’ had an accident whereby a series of cuts across the bottom of the sail appeared, rendering her useless without a patch/repair. I advised her to go ahead and make the repairs as this was the only thing I needed (having since decided to use some small bits of wood here as oars) and once complete I could size up the eyelets (holes for running the rigging) and do a test rigging before sailing. Yes, you read that right, the sail was the final piece of the boat needed and she in her usual way has managed to delay my project for two months. 

Well my sister (since this is her house and she has been more than patient with my project) has become fed up and really wants her space back in the Florida Room. So this week I’ve given her an ultimatum: sew the damned sail or I’m chucking the project. Naturally she feigned disbelief but knowing my mother and her passive aggressive attempts at preventing other people’s success, she will not complete the sail repair (which from what I’ve seen of her sewing over the years would take about 5 minutes time).

——————————-Update 6-7-2012————————————————–

 

The boat has been destroyed. I took a jigsaw to it this morning and threw out all materials pertaining to the project. I am disgusted by her and by the loss of so much time and effort. The lesson learned here is simple: Do not depend on anyone for what you want to do. I will be building another boat in the future, just not here, not with my family and certainly none of them will know of the project until it is completed. They suck up too much of my time and have been a thorn in my side for too many years. I have no doubt from the testing that this boat would have performed fantastically. The small scale tests worked, the materials were a hassle to dismantle (imagine it is just cardboard, newspaper, flour, paint, and a think coat of polyurethane.)

I truly am pissed off at her now. I do not blame her for my boats destruction as this was entirely my decision. I do hold her responsible for my delay, for her BS hostility towards my projects and her blatant attempts at sabotaging my ideas. She has lost my trust and my faith in her abilities to get anything accomplish or as a useful participant in my projects.

So I will wait, I will do other things, and I will build another boat, with other people (or better still alone) and I will learn sewing so that I do not have to wait for other people.

Written by Josecito

June 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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