Thursday, November 28, 2013

• Thanksgiving Day 2013 •

Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday was another perfect day. I made hubby a scrambled egg for breakfast, cleaned the house, got the mail, updated my Machine Knit page on my personal Website, went through my My Documents backup CD & found a picture of an old afghan I made & added it to Ravelry, took the dogs out, had peanut butter on Ritz for lunch, had a game of Pyramid Solitaire, had a game of Texas Hold'em, updated the apps on my iPad Mini & iPhone 5, then sat down & watched some TV & worked on my Blacklight Beauty crocheted afghan which is 1/3 complete & looks great! This morning I woke up, turned on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade & the local classic rock station KZPS & am waiting
for Alice's Restaurant. The turkey is in the oven, Michael's opens at 4:p, Sears at 8:p, & I'm sure the roads will be insane tonight between travelers, visitors who are lost, & shoppers. Yeah, I think I'm staying home. LOL! All of my Black Friday shopping will be done on Cyber Monday. :) Today's Sims game is a new download by a talented other called Simburbia (2nd pic). For this home I created Kira (1st gen). Kira is hydrophobic, a daredevil, couch potato, socially awkward, & a loser (poor girl). Her lifetime wish is to be a gold digger, because God knows she has no useful traits to make it on her own. Her furry companion is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Misty who is loyal, noisy, & shy. The Sims 3 game did an update patch last night which I'm hoping fixed the crashing problem & so far so good! Misty is going to just hang out, live her life, & hopefully meet that special someone online this week.
The awesome reminder + timer app that is alarmingly great!
• Pop-up reminder alerts with robust repeat scheduling, flexible snooze and full customization.
• Pop-up timers with custom messages, countdown / countup and pause.
• Use Siri to create reminders and import from the Reminders app into Alarmed.
• iCloud syncing among iOS devices. (Extras Package)
• Over 80 high-quality custom sounds included.
• Are you alarmed?
Pop-Up Reminder Alerts
• Create or edit Quick Reminders with just a couple of taps.
• Super Reminders offer complete configurability, including robust repeat options, snooze, choice of custom sounds, pre-alarms, notes and more.
• Drop-down panel for easy access to key features, including Nag-Me, snoozing options, notes and editing.
• The Nag-Me feature allows for auto-repeating of reminders at intervals of either 1 minute or 1 hour. The reminder will continue to repeat until acknowledged.
• DayMinders (Extras Package) features repeating reminders throughout the day, such as start at 9:00, repeat every 45 minutes for 8 hours.
• Import from the built-in Reminders app. Allows you to use Siri to quickly create reminders while on the go.
• Duplicate, mail and message your reminders.
• Never forget something important again!
Pop-Up Timers
• Simple to create and use - tap, spin and go.
• From 1 second to 99 hours.
• Supports pause / resume.
• CountDown timers for the usual timing events, such as cooking, laundry, etc.
• CountUp timers for tracking progress on activities.
• Includes over 80 custom sounds. From practical to fun to whacky.
• iCloud syncing keeps your data updated on multiple iOS devices (Extras Package).
• Supports Background App Refresh, a new feature of iOS 7 which helps to keep your devices in sync with each other.
• A complete set of options to configure Alarmed to best suit your needs.
• A built-in Mini User's Guide to help you get the most from Alarmed.
• Database backup / restore (automatic backups, email support).
• Full support for devices with Retina displays, including 4" displays.
• Full VoiceOver Accessibility support.
• A Universal App with full native support for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
~~~ Are you Alarmed? ~~~
Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach:
* Gizmodo's Gold Medal award winner for Thanksgiving Apps
* Featured in Yahoo!, CNET, PC Magazine, ABC News, PC World, San Jose Mercury News, Appolicious, AOL and Slate Magazine.
* ABC News: "The app is quick, simple and fast...perfect for beginners."
* AOL: "If this is your first year hosting the party, and you're a little unsure of what to do without some constant guidance from your iPhone, the CHOW app is a great (and free) place to start."
* Appolicious: "The free CHOW Thanksgiving Dinner Coach app has everything you need to pull off your first Thanksgiving dinner."
Even professional cooks say cooking a Thanksgiving meal is stressful. CHOW comes to the rescue! Not only have we put together nine of the easiest and most delicious traditional Thanksgiving recipes, we've created a clear, follow-along game plan. You choose which dishes you want to make, and we give you a step-by-step timeline that guides you through the entire Thanksgiving day (and the two days before, too).
Like this:
Step 2 - Place the roasting pan across two burners over medium heat, Put the onion and celery from inside the roasted turkey, along with the roasted turkey neck, in the pan. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a flat spatula.
And of course there's a shopping list to get you in and out of the store quickly.
Get the bird on the table while keeping the potatoes creamy, the punch strong, and the green beans green. You too can be a Thanksgiving success story!
Here's your Thanksgiving menu:
Roasted Turkey
Apple and Sage Stuffing
Turkey Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Sauteed Green Beans
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie
Brandy-Apple Punch
Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy Thanksgiving if you can, & show everyone your new tattoo before dinner, or after dinner, depending on where it is.
Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.
Turkeys aren't the most attractive bird in the world, are they? You know how they make love? They close their eyes & think of a swan.

Very 1st Thanksgiving in America wasn't a solemn, religious occasion. Rather, it was a 3-day harvest festival w/ drinking, athletic games, & even target shooting (a friendly warning to the Indians that the Pilgrims were armed).

Ways to refuse a 2nd helping of food top 10:
  1. I'm on a diet
  2. I'm stuffed
  3. I'm saving room for dessert
  4. I really can't take another bite
  5. No thank you, I'm fine
  6. Save some for the dog
  7. I'm watching my weight
  8. I've had enough, really
  9. If I eat more, I'll pop
  10. I'm totally full

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