Thursday, September 27, 2018

Look out, Look out...

Today, Senator Lindsey Graham threatened the Democrats, re their attack on Kavanaugh: "If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees."

Excuse me, sir. We democrats were watching our nominees. I have two words for you: Merrick Garland.

Gosh, these Republicans have a ten-second memory and no shame.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Box in a Box packing: Many a pitfall...

We just received a box from Amazon. Inside the box was a smaller box, protected by a little rapping. I opened the outside box with care, because it had a "This side up" symbol.

The inside box also had a "This side up" symbol. It was pointing at the bottom of the boxes.

The particular product we bought was not perturbed at being carried upside down. Thank goodness.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

My first "Impossible Burger"

I ate my first "impossible burger" (I'll call it the IB) today, at Shelly's Cafe in Teaneck, NJ, USA. The IB is a veggie burger that most remarkably imitates real beef, both in taste, and, so they say, in its suggestion of gravy. Here is its website.

So, how good was it? Well, my burger was delicious, partly because of the many additional ingredients inside the bun. In fact, it was hard to separate out the taste of the IB from its surroundings.

My wife asked, "How far are you willing to go out of your way for another one?" I would say, certainly fifteen miles. But next time, I will look for a simple cheese burger treatment of the IB, just so that I can focus on its taste. I think that it still does not come close to feeling like real meat, but it does better than the many other veggie burgers I have enjoyed.

Impossible Burger!

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Mind Cards, a fun iPhone game:

I am enjoying the very straightforward game of: Mind Cards. It is free in the IOS app store. My FAQ/advice page to help you play it is here: .

The game is rather simple at first. The initial challenge is to develop a clean technique, to avoid making horrible blunders. Gradually, as you card deck increases, Mind Cards becomes a game of real skill.