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How to Super Chill Drinks in Two Minutes

August 28, 2009


As a Friday gift to all you hard workersand loyal readers this week, I am sharing this video on how to chill your favorite beverage in two minutes. This neat  method should come in handy for parties, watching football games, picnics in  the park, and just about any social gathering where you need to get your cans cold in a pinch. It’s thermo-stat tested. I’ve tried it myself. Trust me, this knowledge will do you wonders.

How To Do-It-Yourself – My Grill Story

August 18, 2009

I tried putting together our new grill last night.

I guess the most important part of this adventure is the end result so I’ll get to that first – we finally have a brand-new working grill at our place! We’ve talked about this for months and thanks to the miracle of (almost) following directions, the new charbroil grill is now functional. That means healthy healthier dinners and no more cooking steaks in the frying pan. Not a moment too soon!

Okay, so now that I’ve got my disclaimer of success out of the way, therefore vindicating myself from too criticism…I hope… let me tell you about the more difficult parts of this process s when it’s your turn to put something together, you won’t make the same mistakes.

albundyFirst of all, allocating appropriate time for these projects is a must. In hindsight, I should have allocated more than the 15-20 minutes that somebody told me it would take. I started before the sun went down and felt like I was just about finished when the sun almost came up again. My point – For every minute you are told how long it takes, whether it be from a person or instruction manual, factor in at least three times as much.

Speaking of instructions, it is essential that you follow the instruction manual to the letter. I reviewed it like a divorce lawyer reviewing the papers for his own marriage and still had to repeat steps 1-4 several times. Turns out I didn’t pay attention to which way poles were supposed to be facing. And surprisingly, ‘left’ and ‘right’ can be pretty tricky to figure out sometimes. I really felt like Al Bundy fixing something up around the house there. By the time I was done, I had lacerated my finger and my self-esteem in the process. Random screws, nuts, and washers lay everywhere with no home for what seemed like hours while I meticulously went back through each step. You really learn the second time around. And the third time was a charm. But it would have been so much easier had I read and followed the directions the first-time.

My last tip for you may be the most important one. No matter what you are trying to assemble, make sure are in a comfortable environment with the right tools. I put together my grilly labor of love in a sweltering hot garage. As if the bane of Texas summers was hot enough? Imagine sitting under a 110-degree heat lamp cooking the top of your head as you crouch down in a makeshift chair screwing things with the wrong tools. My condition had the makings of a North Korean prison camp minus the bread and water. Let mine be a lesson learned. Above all else, set yourself up for success instead of worrying about it later.

Hopefully these little tips help you out the next time you’re putting something together. As for me, no amount of knowledge will give me my blood, sweat, and several tears back but at least i have a new grill and therefore retained my all-important manhood in the process.

Grilled _______ for dinner for the next month and half.

How to Get Music Online without Downloading Programs

August 17, 2008
So easy even a monkey can do it!

So easy even a monkey can do it!

When it comes to downloading music off the Internet, I’ve always been hesitant because with all malware. spyware, and viruses out there. Luckily enough for all you guys, I’ve found a simple ninja way to get all the free music you want, without Kazaa, Limewire, or any of the other peer-to-peer programs. All you need is firefox and the location of the .mp3 you are looking for.


1. Find the mp3 file of the song you want. For this purpose, I use projectplaylist.

  • Use the search function to find the song you want.
  • Click ‘visit site’ tp see the URL for the actual mp3 file.
  • Copy the URL to your clipboard.

2. Take the URL for the mp3 and past it into your firefox browser. A prompt will ask you which program you’d like to use to open OR save file. Choose save file and put it in your music folder and you’re good to go.

It’s THAT easy.

Geek Instructions on Finding ANYTHING through Google

How-To: The Infamous Walk of Shame

August 12, 2008

Is it smart to go home with someone the first night and risk sleeping with a serial killer? Does keeping a brand-new toothbrush in your glove compartment reduce the risk of you feeling like a whore the next day? If you leave before he wakes up does the walk out still count as a walk of shame?

Karri at has all the answers here. So true. so true.Ladies, this one’s for you…for the nights you wish you could forget, the ones you happily remember, and those that you hope no one ever finds out about.

– Pocket Ninja