Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu PSA From The 1970’s and a funny story from my childhood

This is a true story from my childhood. I remember my father taking my brother and me to get the Swine Flu vaccine at a local school that was immunizing people in our community in 1976. My brother who was afraid of shots at the time was very nervous. We waited in line for what seemed like hrs. Once we got up to the door of the school my brother promptly turned around and started running away through he parking lot screaming I'm blind, I'm blind. People in the line behind us thought he got the shot and went blind and they really looked panicked. My father and I had to tell them that he hadn't even got the shot yet. He did end up getting vaccinated and we were just fine.
Good advice for the Swine Flu, Get tamaflu as soon as you begin to feel ill. Don't touch any surfaces then touch your eyes or nose. Wash hands frequently and stay away from coughing people.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Our Deck after using the Power Washer

A friend of ours "Mike" let me use his Power Washer to clean our deck last evening. It took me about three hours but was well worth it. Thanks Mike. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pork Chops on the Grill

Our dog Tanner waiting to get a taste of the Pork Chops

Pork Chops on the Grill

The finished product

Good morning, it's a rainy Saturday here but we had a nice day yesterday. The last two days I cooked dinner on the grill. I think food always taste better grilled. :) Last night I grilled Pork Chops, I seasoned them with Pepper, Salt, and Cavender's Salt-Free Greek Seasoning. They were delicious and only took 20 minutes to cook. We have leftovers for today...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Watch Shows and Movies on YouTube

YouTube added a new tab titled "Shows" that highlights TV shows. "Today we're excited to announce a new destination for television shows and an improved destination for movies on YouTube, where partners like Crackle, CBS, MGM, Lionsgate, Starz and many others have made thousands of television episodes and hundreds of movies available for you to watch, comment on, favorite and share," announces the YouTube blog.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Funniest movies of all time, our picks

Our son John asked me last night, "If you get a chance can you and Vicki think of what you guys think the funniest movies of all time are?"

Below is the list of Movies that we came up with.

* Monty Python's Holy Grail
* A Fish Called Wanda
* The Jerk
* Animal House
* Stripes
* Airplane
* Fast Times at Ridgemont High
* Young Frankenstein
* Silver Streak
* The Blues Brothers
* Raising Arizona
* Trading Places
* Blazing Saddles
* Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
* Stir Crazy
* Dogma
* The Burbs
* Parenthood
* All of Me
* Seems Like old times
* Caddyshack
* What About Bob?
* The End
* I Love You to Death

Friday, April 10, 2009

Chicken Fried Steak

Last night I made Chicken Fried Steak for dinner. It was really good and easy to make.

My recipe for Chicken Fried Steak. Down home cooking comfort food....

Start with good tenderized cube steaks. Season the steaks with salt, pepper, and season salt. Dip steak in egg and then in crushed saltines and then back in egg and then again in the saltines. Season the outside again with the same salt, pepper, and season salt and then fry in hot oil until done. Make sure you don't crowd the pan. I cook a little at a time and when they are done I drain them on paper towels and then put them in a warm oven until all the steaks are done. To make gravy, drain most of the oil from the pan and then add flour to the remaining oil in the pan to make a rue, add milk, pepper, and some beef bullion granules to taste and stir until gravy starts to thicken. Put the gravy over the cooked steaks right before serving. Serve with mashed potatoes. :) Definitely not healthy, but sure is good, Yum....

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Our son John in his Dress Blues

Our son OS3 John took this picture of himself in his Dress Blues. It's kinda fuzzy, it was taken with his cell phone on his ship. If our daughter FC3 Cindy ever sends me any pictures of herself I will post those too. :)