Monday, January 28, 2013

The funniest British comedy on earth!

I came across this show the other night as I was watching some late night public television.  Recently public television has added some good nightly political shows and also I love the Nightly Business Report, but some how as I was doing stuff this "Posh Nosh" show was on and I was instantly laughing my head off.

Above is the episode I saw where they are making "sauces" and they change a bunch of stuff around to make it funny like instead of peeling something they are embarrassing it, and the ingredients get crazy like organic well water, or top shelf organic salt.  The end of this episode where the gentleman shows the color of yellow that the sauce is to be just cracks me up.  Once I saw this show I knew instantly that this was some golden comedy and looked up the show online and found out they only made 9 episodes each nine minutes long.

The thing to do is to watch these a few times so you get the multi-layers of comedy they put into this show kind of like how you have to watch the movie "Old School" over and over to memorize the funny snoop-a-loop sayings and the guy in the green hat stuff.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Diabetes and Technology

 So I am always thinking in my head of "great ideas" that would simplify my life and most of that has to deal with new and added technology.  First there was the electronic meter that showed me what my BG's were instead of me trying to figure out what scale of green and tan the visual strip was.  Then The insulin pump came along and liberated my life.  The last diabetes technology was the CGM which I must say is freaking amazing and scary at the same time, since your meter is already up to 20% off of your actual numbers and the CGM can be another 20% off of that so you still have to stick with a fall back and I am sure all pump wearers (including myself) has a syringe tucked away just in case that pump goes crazy.
 From Thanksgiving till now I have been searching for a digital camera that was "waterproof" or at least some form of "water-resistant" but I wanted it on the cheap while also being of high quality and ease of use.  This is another "how to simplify my life with more technology" kind of cure I was looking for.  I have a basket at the house full of cameras I have broke, dropped in water, and destroyed and to this day the camera on my cellular telephone has been my best option for sharing my world through pictures to you all.  So recently I came across this 14 meger pixers camera that was waterproof for like 5 meters that was made by the classic company Kodak.  This was on one of those daily emails and for something like 50 bucks with free shipping it was all mine.  I did have to deal with the color options of red or red and I am not picky so red it was.  Now I have this freakin kick but 14 meger pixer camera I can take under water and all sorts of fun and stuff, just with one problem, I actually have to take the camera out and shoot the pictures.  So far I have been a lazy indoor person but I am seeing that just having a camera won't cure me of the photo blues, I have to incorporate this piece of technology into my daily life somehow.  Back to how this was a good idea in my head and not so much in real life to this point.
I think if I can get some sort of small camera bag so that I am not scared the camera Will get busted up being with me and maybe I can strap it to my bike for our bike rides, and on my belt for runs, and onto my backpack and on and on.  This just shows that technology alone won't simplify our lives, we have to incorporate routines with technology to simplify our lives and I have learned that with this camera.  Just like the camera on my cellular telephone is my main camera, my pump is my source of insulin (because it is inserted into my belly), and testing BG's is always done with a meter that fits into my diabetes man purse which goes into my diabetes man briefcase.  One day this camera and I will be best friends.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cats are always fun!

I was listening to the radio this morning and they were telling a story about some guy that made 250,000 dollars a year.  The only thing is this guy paid a company in China 50,000 dollars to do his work and he just sat at his desk and watched cat videos all day then at lunch he surfed eBay and at the end of the day did a write up about what was going on and go home.  They say he would have gotten away with it if he had not had the Chinese workers log into his company servers.  Something about if he would have just set up a server at his house they would have never known what he was doing.  The IT department traced this all down and the guy was fired.  The funny thing is his work was great and he had no issues, well besides outsourcing his job and surfing the inter-web for cat videos.  Then today while at work I received a funny video and made me think of this "kittens mittens" video from "It's Always sunny in Philadelphia" which is like the greatest show on the planet and thought I would share it with you.  The question in my head was, what cat video's would I watch all day at work and "kitten mittens" is probably a top three one that I can watch over and over.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Why the winter hates me!

 Can you see the crack in my knuckle on my "next to pinkie" finger?  First, I have dry skin and this crack was first just some suttle sand paper on my knuckle.  Then it progressed into a deep crease, and finally a nice rip in the old skin.  Winter is not bad, I just feel like my body can't take the dry air and my skin just absolutely can't handle it.  Everyone was telling me when they saw this tear on my knuckle that I should "start" to use some lotion.  Then I have to let everyone know that I use lotion like ten times a day, just my skin is unbearably dry in the winter.
 So here the crack started to peel and turned into a pretty looking nasty open knuckle wound.  This sucks!  I mean sucks, for I put lotion on and lotion on, and even more lotion.  Now I have realized that four out of five of the lotion bottles I have are just generic stuff and have moved to that intensive repair stuff by Aveeno and Eucerin.  Now that I have put down all the perfume lotions and use the "good" stuff the itch is no longer there, but still the dry skin lingers.  Lots of fun for this diabetic, not to mention the other day my elbows felt like they were going to seize up and my arms wouldn't move for how dry they were.
My best cure so far is to use a warming humidifier in my bedroom with the door closed and slop my entire body down with lotion.  I know this sounds like alot of complaining, it isn't (OK so yes it sounds like complaining) this is more of just admission that I can't cure this one thing that forces me to dis-like winter, it all boils down to my skin.  I was thinking of going and getting a manicure but everyone that I have polled told me to just buy more expensive lotion.  If you have anything that may help, even if it is some sort of drinking antifreeze or something please send it my way and I will try it out. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Premium fuel over Coleman fuel

 Remember back in the day when you went camping and you had to have at least one gallon of "Coleman Fuel" or as what we used to call "White Gas" and now when you go camping there are all sorts of "other" things that have replaced the tried and true liquid gas.  White gas has been replaced by propane, butane, batteries, MRE heat packs, and even solar energy.  Heck even today people rarely burn a dare I say it a "wood fire," how bad is that for the environment?  I was walking through Walmart the other day and saw the "Coleman Fuel" in the camping/hunting section and it took me back, and then the price got me as well.  A gallon of gas for 7.26 a gallon, but heck look at the bright side it is shelf stable and that is something to be said about fuel these days.
Right next to the gallon of "Coleman Fuel" I saw this quart sized container of something they called "premium blend fuel" so I decided to read the label and see what was so neat about "premium blend fuel" and "Coleman Fuel" and as I read that there was nothing that made this any sort of "blend" or "premium" the wording started to talk more about how this was a convenient "weekend" size bottle of "Coleman Fuel."  Now, I am a sucker for new and shiny things like that new pre-mixed two cycle gas that comes with the oil all ready mixed and all you have to do is pick the right gas to oil ratio for your two cycle engine.  The thing is the price for this stuff is 5.48 for one quart of the gallon stuff that is 7.26, can we say: rip off.  Camping and camping supplies is a bigger rip off than even the funeral business.  These companies have found ways to sell the same stuff for almost the same price just at a convenient size.  Heck, it is probably worth you buying the small one if you only do one campout a year with the family and that is all you need but, also think of the awesome shelf life of this miracle gas and how it might be needed in an emergency if lets say a hurricane named Sandy comes by and takes out power for a month or so.  You can just bust out the old Coleman stove (that is if you house was still there) and cook up some mac and cheese or something.  Sometimes people you don't need to be the coolest campers on the block because what makes camping is more of what you do, not what you saw on your dish satellite while sitting on your blow up couch out camping.  I will be the first to admit that my camping gear has alot of gizmo's and gadgets (alot of diabetes crap) but the best times out camping are where I get wrapped up in outdoorsy stuff so much I forget to check emails or do city stuff.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sometimes I forget about the small things.

Life is slowly getting back to normal for me now that the end of the year is wrapped up with work.  I told you how on Christmas day I was one of the smart ones and spun off the road.  Well ever since that amazing day of near death experience I have been listening for anything to be wrong with my truck.  So far just the alignment is out and my front bumper is a little kinky on one side but not much.  The recently I have noticed my radio not picking up stations very well.  The simple thing I kept saying in my head is that with the switch to cold weather maybe the radio stations are switched to some sort of winter mode or something.  then one day as I was walking by my truck I noticed the blue ribbon on my truck from when the sheriff came by to check on my while I was in the ditch on Christmas day.  Once I was verified to be alive and OK, they tie a ribbon on your antennae to show the other passing officers that you have already been helped.  Well this stinking ribbon is the reason for my radio not getting good reception and with my attitude of just leave things as they are did not realize how much a ribbon on your truck can affect your radio.  Once the ribbon was removed the radio was back in full high def AM talk radio.  How good it is.