Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Telemarketers, In the News, and Enjoy

Telemarketers - Telemarketers are sub-human entities that fall easily under the heading of "time vampires," since they suck one's free time and bleed one of one's virtual blood.

I have registered my telephone numbers with the National Do Not Call Registry. I have done so many times, in fact, and the calls continue.

When a telemarketer calls, I generally do not answer. I either allow the phone to continue ringing until the telemarketer grows weary and disconnects, or I open the line and say nothing—leaving the vile creature to occupy himself with the sounds of whatever movie or television show I am watching.

When time permits, I entertain myself by answering, "You have reached a number that is no longer in service," or, "You have reached an active crime scene," or "I know who you are; I saw what you did," etc.

Telemarketers are an abhorrent group. The only group that I find more loathsome is spammers. I must stop there, else I would certainly fall quickly into a spewing so opprobrious that I would thereby embarrass even the most seasoned of visitors!

In the News - They walk among us!

  • City Limits Town Square Holiday Displays to 14 Days
  • Beijing Destroys Barbecue Grills to Cut Pollution
  • Juror Form Lists "Slave" As Occupation
  • Dad: Son Struck by Meteorites While Playing Outside
  • Pot Falls From Plane Near U.S.-Mexico Border

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    National Cake Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Cake Day - Today is National Cake Day!

    On this day, we celebrate one of the world’s favorite desserts: cake.

    The cake we know and love today evolved from early leavened breads, which were sweetened with honey, fruit, and nuts.

    The word "cake" comes from the Old Norse word, "kaka," meaning a baked flour confection.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Huntington Beach Bar Fights to Save Sign That Salutes Veterans
  • Suicidal Woman Sues Police for Saving Her Life
  • Weird Sea Creature Caught Off Miami Beach
  • Weird Thanksgiving Food Traditions
  • How to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey in the Dishwasher

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  • Monday, November 25, 2013

    Thanksgiving Dinner, In the News, and ENjoy

    Thanksgiving Dinner - Laura and I shall enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner:

  • Turkey Breast (Laura will brine the turkey breast, and we shall roast it on our Weber grill)
  • Herbed Red Potatoes (quartered red potatoes, sliced Jalapeños, and whole garlic cloves brushed with olive oil and cooked on the grill)
  • Cranberry Sauce (with whole cranberries)
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Green Beans (fresh green beans, parboiled then sautéed with sliced fresh garlic, slivered white onions, sliced white onions, and julienned Roma tomatoes
  • David's Famous Sausage Dressing

    (RECIPE: Cut a loaf of sourdough bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Spread evenly on a large baking sheet and bake in conventional oven for 30 minutes at 325 degrees or until crisp and brown. Set aside. Cook one pound of hot Italian sausage on medium heat in large sauté pan, stirring often. Add one large white onion, chopped; two large Jalapeño peppers, diced; four medium red, yellow, purple, and green bell peppers, chopped; two medium habanero peppers, finely chopped; four large celery stalks, chopped; 12 medium white mushrooms, sliced; 1 package of baby spinach; and 10 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced. Season to taste with poultry seasoning, sage, rosemary, thyme, paprika, red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, and ground cumin. Cook for 30 minutes or until sausage and ingredients are thoroughly cooked, stirring each 15 minutes. Place toasted sourdough cubes into large stainless-steel mixing bowl. Add sausage mixture and one 12-ounce can of chicken stock. Mix thoroughly. Pour into Pyrex baking dish and bake at 325 degrees in conventional oven for 30 minutes or until top is crispy and firm.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Thieves Break Into Church, Steal Food for Thanksgiving Charity Dinner
  • Two Cats Inherit $250K, Home In Owner’s Will
  • Comet ISON Could Bring Spectacular Sky Show
  • VIDEO: Passenger Throws Bizarre Outburst On SPIRIT Flight
  • Entire Youth Soccer Team, Coach Robbed At Gunpoin

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  • Friday, November 22, 2013

    KitKat, In the News, and Enjoy

    KitKat - I have been feverishly checking for a system update since reading KitKat was being released.

    Finally, yesterday, my efforts were rewarded by this notification:

    KitKat is awesome! If you have a Nexus device (4, 7, or 10), by all means check for the availability of a KitKat system update! If you have a Nexus 5, it undoubtedly shipped with KitKat.

    To learn more about KitKat, visit the official Google KitKat Web site CLICK HERE!

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Mayor Bloomberg Wants to Ban Styrofoam
  • City of Vancouver Bans Doorknobs In Future Housing Projects
  • Man Attacked Pregnant Sister Over Chicken Nuggets, Orlando Police Say
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Racist, School Official Warns
  • Teen Credits Concussion With Giving Him His Musical Talents

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  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

    World Television Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    World Television Day - In recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996).

    World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Campers Already Staking Out Black Friday Bargains
  • Boeing 747 mistakenly Lands At Small Kansas Airport
  • Mom Fined $10 By Daycare for Packing "unhealthy" Lunch
  • FEMA Refuses to Help NJ Town Destroyed by Sandy on Religious Grounds
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD Opens Abortion Clinic -- Next to Adoption Center

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  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    Education Support Professionals Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    Education Support Professionals Day - Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day focuses on the importance of these school employees. They take care of students every day, making sure they have the tools they need to succeed in school.

    Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day was first celebrated in 1987, after NEA's Representative Assembly called for the creation of a way to honor the contributions of school support staff.

    In 2003, Karen Mahurin, then president of NEA's National Council of Education Support Professional (NCESP) members, led a successful campaign at the NEA Representative Assembly to change the ESP formal name from "Education Support Personnel" to "Education Support Professionals."

    The name reflects a growing pride in the valuable role ESPs play throughout America's public schools. Today's support professionals provide invaluable services that enable students to learn in positive, supportive environments. ESPs are equal and essential partners in the education process.

    In the News - Be careful out there!

  • Florida City Uproots Couple’s 17-year-old Garden, Over New Ordinance
  • NYPD: Thieves Still Really Love Apple Devices
  • Father Arrested For Trying to Pick Kids Up From School
  • Chicago Public School to Hold Daily Mariachi Classes
  • AMTRAK Train Bound For NYC Takes Wrong Turn, Gets Lost In Philadelphia

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