Archive for May, 2003

Featureprice in the news again

May 16, 2003 - 7:44 pm 2 Comments

Today was the Featureprice Rally day – the day when all those who were scammed by Featureprice got together to email several dozen media email addresses. One person had this to say about the response:

“I asked how many e-mails they have gotten already, and they said they have gotten thousands already with others still coming in. The NBC-2 reporter told me during the interview their news crew had just visited FeaturePrice facilities and they were treated very badly by the FeaturePrice employees, they were spat at and at least one person dropped their pants and mooned the video crew. The 5 o’clock, 6’oclock, and 10 o’clock news is going to have some good video. Somebody record it for me. This Rally Cry has gotten the media’s attention and I finally have a good experience regarding FeaturePrice.”

They mooned the cameras and spat at them! Man oh man oh Manischewitz, I can’t wait to see the video. Somehow I don’t mind the monetary loss as much anymore.

Quilt

May 14, 2003 - 9:38 pm Comments Off on Quilt

I finally finished the quilt for my nephew. It took me about 5 hours to clip into all the seams to create the fringe. There is thread all over the living room! My poor thumb is numb and bruised from the scissors. Tomorrow I’m going to take it to the coin operated laundry and wash it 4 or 5 times to get all the thread off and get the seams raggedy. I’ve got some prelim pictures but I’d rather wait until it’s washed to post them. Hopefully the red dye won’t run and turn the white stripes pink, or the washer won’t eat it, or whatever.

Anyway, can’t type much because my right hand is on strike or something. Cut through 4-8 layers of fabric at a time for hours on end and your hand will likely become uncooperative too.

We decided to fly to Las Vegas. Lord help us.

Weekend blues

May 11, 2003 - 9:17 pm 1 Comment

Ever have one of those weekends where nothing goes the way it’s supposed to?

Yeah, me too.

Grouchy

May 9, 2003 - 9:09 pm 4 Comments

I have to rush to type this before the foul piece of excrement that’s known as Internet Explorer crashes for the 87th time this hour.

I feel like shit and I’m grouchy. Mexican farmers light fires every year and cause this hellish haze to settle over Texas. Right now it’s so bad outside that even my neighbors houses look misty. Like it’s foggy outside. The smoke has clogged my head and ears and makes my eyes itch and I cough all night long and have this low droning headache. Allergy medicines don’t help. We haven’t seen blue sky in weeks.

All we can do it just wait until either it rains, the wind changes, or the fires go out. And this happens every damned year. Absolutely freaking ridiculous. I can’t wait to go to Las Vegas where the air is usually clear. I want to go down to Mexico and throttle those farmers and arsonists who can’t seem to grasp the concept that they are making millions of people miserable, even though they nearly burned their entire country in 1998.

Will people never learn?

Featurefizzle

May 9, 2003 - 8:35 pm 4 Comments

Feature Price Rejects Bids, Shuts Down

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, Featureprice.

In the gravy

May 9, 2003 - 2:16 am 1 Comment

By popular request, here’s my recipe for cream gravy:

2 tablespoons fat (may use pan drippings, butter, bacon grease, etc. or any combination of the above)
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
salt to taste
fresh-ground black pepper to taste

Melt 2 tablespoons of fat in a pan. Add the flour and stir well. The mixture will become a thick paste (a.k.a a roux). Cook over medium heat until it’s dark blonde in color. This will take the raw taste out of the flour. Slowly add the milk while stirring like crazy. If you don’t stir well your gravy will get really lumpy and almost impossible to salvage. Cook until the mixture comes to a boil, at which point it will surprise you and suddenly thicken to a gravy-like consistency. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

This is also a good base for such things as S.O.S. (Shit On a Shingle – dice chipped beef, add to gravy, and serve over toast), breakfast (crumble pan sausage into the gravy and serve over biscuits), and scalloped potatoes (layer potato slices, sauteed onions, cream sauce, and sharp cheddar cheese in a pan, cook until potatoes are does).

The recipe is very easy to scale. Just keep X constant and use:
X tablespoons fat
X tablespoons flour
X cups milk

Salam Pax

May 8, 2003 - 7:39 pm 1 Comment

Salam Pax is back. He’s still unable to post, but was able to send an email to a friend to have her post for him.

Updated – I’d misspelled the URL and sent everyone to a damned MLM dinglemoose. Sorry, y’all!

A frustrated posting

May 8, 2003 - 7:15 pm 1 Comment

Sometimes Usually I don’t understand men.