Forget about vanity license plates. Get yourself a vanity car!
How about this? It would work best on a car that has the license plate pretty flush to the back of the car, no deep recession, and if the color is the same color as the background of the license plate. For example, you have a white license plate with black lettering, and a white car. Then you could carefully paint in the same font and size as the letters of the vanity plate, but with a whole phrase, where the license is just part of it, like:
I’d rather bE PLAYINg the piano.
With “I’d rather b” painted to the left of the the plate, and “g the piano.” on the right, and the plate itself saying E PLAYIN. To make it maximally cool, the plate itself doesn’t make sense. This is purse lovely thinking, but also has the advantage that probably no one else in your state has already nabbed “E PLAYIN” as their vanity plate. Please send a photo if you do this!
The Wizard of Oz is a perennial favorite, sentimental, inspiring, and cherished for its simple truths. Going a little deeper, others have uncovered themes in the story revealing a political allegory. What interests me is what happened after the movie ended, following the clues that the story was not going to end happily ever after.
Just watched “Veducated” on Amazon Prime streaming video, which gently makes the case that a meat/dairy diet is unsustainable in light of the world’s growing population, and cruel to animals. “Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time.”
Authorities are investigating an apparent hacking of the Emergency Broadcast System. Those watching Public TV 13 Monday afternoon or the Bachelor on ABC Monday night may have seen a message come across the screen saying “Local authorities in your area have reported the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living,” the message warned. “Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous.”
I was just about to succumb to one-click purchasing an antenna upgrade for my wifi router to boost reception to the far end of the my house, when I came across a simple DIY project to build parabolic reflectors instead. It took about 15 minutes to do, was fun, saved about $40, and ended up working pretty well. Check out the template and video with Patrick Norton where he explains what to do.
Your router may be vulnerable to hacking from malicious Internet users. GRC has created a test called “Shields Up” to easily test whether you are affected. Click on the “Proceed” button, and then the yellow “Exposure Test” button.
I’ve accepted a few cups of coffee out of politeness over the years, and drank a few more on late night drives, but was otherwise not a regular drinker and had decided to save it for middle age. Now that I’ve passed that and am on the downward slope I decided that it might be time to take the plunge and see what all the fuss is about coffee.
On one recent late night drive I picked up a small French Vanilla Latte from a drive thru along the highway, and was overcome by the waves of sweet goodness, and a few exits later picked up another–this time a medium–in order to prolong the experience. Soon I was sailing down he road in the middle of the night with a nice coffee buzz.
Since then I’ve been trying to get back to that first high but something is missing. It is always a little bitter, or not rich enough. This reminds of what heroin addicts say, that the first time is the best and thereafter you are always trying, but never succeeding, to get back to that first rush. I’ve decided that latte is an entry delivery method and am going to try to stop before I move on to black and end up on cappuccino, or whatever the progression is.
OMG! Noosa Yogurt is to die for! I heard two ladies talking about it in the dairy aisle, that it is the greatest yogurt, but they only get it at some other store because that’s where you can get the large (16 oz) size. I broke down a couple grocery shopping outings later and took a tub home. Noosa bills it as “…crafted from a super-secret Aussie recipe, with milk from happy cows raised on a family-owned Colorado farm.” My only problem now is that my local Target only stocks the 8 oz size, which is not enough to satisfy my craving.