Sunday, 26 May 2013

Say Goodbye to Boring Baked Potatoes

Tired of boring baked potatoes? Let me show you how I like to fix up an otherwise ho-hum baked potato.

Begin by washing a bakers-type potato. Slice it almost all the way through, so that it can be pried apart without coming apart into two halves.

Next, generously butter the insides of the potato (I prefer butter instead of margarine), add a mixture of coarse chopped raw onion and jalapeno pepper, stuffing as much as you can between the potato halves without completely tearing the potato into two. Top this off with a generous sprinkling of garlic power and cayenne pepper. Wrap each potato in aluminum foil and place on a hot grill.

Depending upon the temperature of your grill, it could take upwards of an hour to cook. I tend to turn the potato on the grill every 10-15 minutes until it is fully cooked. Once the potato is cooked, remove from grill, unwrap it from its aluminum foil cocoon, and get ready to add the goodies.

Here's what I added to the potato that you see on the right. First I pried the potato completely open into two halves. Next came a generous topping of hot salsa (emphasis on the "Hot"). This was followed by a decent-sized dollop of sour cream, some shredded old cheddar (emphasis on the "Old"), a sprinkling of bacon bits (freshly fried is best), and finally, some sliced pickled hot chili peppers (again, emphasis on the "Hot").

The only thing left now is to enjoy. Happy eating.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Correkshun Notiss

The publishers of this book would like to apolajize for the menny mipirnts, spielign mastaks, and grummatical erorrs in these book. Are poorfreader caught a really bad case of the meezles and we had to pirnt da buk withote getting it checked over.

Shes back and feeeeling mchu better now, eggsept she says her vizhun is a little bite blurry. Again: Wer egret any errors in this pubiclation.

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of Casinos and Churches


Recently I learned a very interesting statistic. While I have never been there, apparently there are more Catholic churches in Las Vegas than there are casinos. Who would have guessed that?

Anyway, given the gambling nature of the town, it is not surprising that some worshippers at Sunday services will give casino chips rather than cash or checks when the basket is passed.

Since they get chips from many different casinos, the churches have devised a method to collect the offerings. All the collected chips are sent to a nearby Franciscan monastery for sorting and then the chips are taken back to the casino of origin and cashed in.

This is done by the chip monks.

(Yuk, Yuk. OK, maybe a bit of a groaner)

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Are You A Distracted Driver?

I once joked about seeing a girl in the lane beside me texting and driving as we both travelled down the highway side by side. I was so disgusted by her inattentive behaviour while behind the wheel, that I rolled down my window and threw my beer at her.

But seriously, if you were to ask me, I believe that distracted driving ought to fetch the same penalties under the law as drinking and driving. Playing with your cell phone while behind the wheel is no different than drinking while behind the wheel; both will get someone killed. The only question is, what will it take to get lawmakers to wake up and see the truth of this? How many more must die or get seriously injured because someone was too busy answering that all-important text message rather than pay attention to the road?


Are you a distracted driver? You might not think that you are, but if you're playing with your phone, you're distracted. And if you're distracted, my safety is compromised. Please hang up and drive.

If you agree, please share this message. Who knows, in so doing, the life you save might just belong to someone near and dear to you. Peace.


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