Monday, April 6, 2015

From: Elizabeth Castillo

Hi! How are you? 

Have you seen this http://www.4gunner.net/left.php before? 
Oprah had been using it for over a year! 

Elizabeth Castillo 
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone 

Friday, March 6, 2015

from: Elizabeth Castillo

Hi! How are you?
   
Have you seen this http://viagemplanejamentofinanceiro.info/dinner.php ? It was shown on the Oprah's show! 
    
   
Best wishes, 
Elizabeth Castillo




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yertle the Turtle: Pet vs. King

Our home has a turtle…I think turtles are awesome…I have never had a turtle as a pet, though.
I love animals, and am great with pretty much all of them—‘pretty much’ –My past indicates I lack the knack for aquarium pets.
I am not interested in maintaining an aquarium…even though I love the aquarium animals.
I had 2 Beta Fish…both died. I suspect Vino Tinto was ailing prior to my parenting, and well…Sergio; Sergio committed suicide while I was cleaning the beautiful vase that was his home.
They were both well-loved and both were given my highest ability of ‘Fish Life Quality & Longevity’.

All that being said…since the turtles and fish were already here when I made my debut; I left the care to more experienced handlers.
That is still true, but I have gained an interest in contributing to the Turtle’s life with us. It began yesterday when I could hear him banging around in the tank.

I went to check on him and found him literally stuck under a new addition to his environment: A Rock
Yertle-and-His-Rock

Later my boyfriend and I headed to Petsmart. Sasha needed dog food and Kevin wanted to check out new filters for the Turtle tank.
When I met up with Kevin, in the Turtle area, I asked what the turtle might like to improve his environment and life.
I was given many helpful tips on what does work and what doesn’t, along with very good reasons that corresponded.

I eventually found ‘stackable rocks’ and after careful consideration was given approval to bring them home for Yertle.
I can’t remember the Turtle’s real name, so I call him Yertle.
I can’t remember the Parakeets real names either, so they are now ‘Pancho & Lefty’

I made this video earlier today after introducing Yertle to his new ‘Stackable Rocks’

Yertle and His Kingdom





Saturday, February 9, 2013

Frozen Food ‘Cooking’-Advanced Skills a Plus

Last trip to the grocery store I decided to carouse the frozen section for quick fixes when faced with a time crunch, or laziness.
I had never bought a Chicken Pot Pie, but for some reason it sounded like a good idea.
It’s just a Chicken Pot Pie.  The whole point of frozen food items is to not really cook…just easily heat up a previously cooked meal.
It turns out that the Chicken Pot Pie defies the general ‘frozen food stereotype’ and actually requires a series of ‘almost cooking’ steps.
  1. The microwave instructions look lengthy, but I rarely actually microwave.  I skimmed to the ‘conventional oven’ steps
    many-steps-to-a-delicious-frozen-pot-pieoven-more
  2. So next you take the pot pie out of the microwavable wrapper
    easy enough 
  3. Wait…next you leave the pot pie in the paper tray?
    paper-in-the-oven
      I felt that sounded dangerous—I mean putting paper in the oven
    *pretty sure I am wrong, because Marie Calendar wouldn’t want us to burn down the kitchen- right?*
  4. Ok, well…
    Wrap the crust with aluminum foil??  Like just around the crust??  How much?? A thin layer??
    Am I supposed to wrap from the bottom to protect the paper from catching fire??
    I went with wrapping from the bottom, to not cause a fire…I don’t know if that was protocol.
    proper-pie-crust-wrapping
  5. Finally the Pot Pie was prepped and ready for the oven. 
  6. After spending 46-48 mins in the oven you should check on your Pot Pie to see if it is ready for consumption.
    I don’t normally take the ‘CHECK that it is thoroughly cooked’ too seriously, because it is generally pretty basic.
    The Pot Pie instructions displayed a more detailed method to ensure ‘thoroughly cooked’
    Pot-Pie-temperature-taking

    Pot-Pie-thermometer
  7. I did consider that a pot pie has more more features that make a visual prediction of ‘thoroughly cooked’ more challenging.








    I was scrounging around for the meat thermometer that is rarely put to use.
    That fact alone was a red flag that ‘heating’ a frozen Chicken Pot Pie sets a bar indicating there are in fact different levels of frozen food ‘cooking skill’
    Chicken Pot Pie – intermediate to advanced

Friday, February 8, 2013

Not so Paperless….Paperless

I recently moved, and while updating my account information, I noticed that I was not enrolled in paperless billing.
I recycle and everything…and I care about wasting paper, but I also like anticipating my mail will actually be interesting and maybe even fun.  That is why I decided to bring Pen Pals back. 
**Which I am--- I have a Pen Pal, in Michigan**

Ok…anyway…I received the following, in the mail regarding my recent choice for ‘Paperless’

paperless-billing