There are many ways to express your love: words, touches, gifts. A gift you make yourself that is exactly what the person needs is an extra special way, and when it is made by the hands of a master carpenter, it becomes a work of art:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Getting ready for the holidays can be very stressful. High on that list is making special dishes. Here is a very easy-to-follow recipe for making Christmas pudding. I think you'll find your stress levels will go down just watching it.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
I'm not sure how I've missed it for two years, but there is a deliriously funny series of pictures of notes to a Walmart employee by the management. One of the best:
- Shane, quit offering extended warranties on the fried chickens -Management
- Shane, stop asking, "Is that your final answer?" and offering to let them phone a friend after each order -Management
- Shane, when a customer asks where to find a product, give them an aisle number, not directions to Albertsons -Management
- Shane, quit putting price tags on deli equipment and trying to sell them to customers -Management
- Shane, stop implying that Walmart keeps the "good stuff" in the back -Management
- Shane, I don't know what "Swinecraft" is, but ham can not be sold as a building material -Management
- Shane, quit putting on multiple name tags and pretending to have a personality disorder -Management
- Shane, the deli is not an appropriate place to practice your ventriloquism, please stop making puppets out of the paper bags -Management
- Shane, stop putting "Stoner approved" seals on the fried chicken -Management
- Shane, stop putting out samples labelled as "Mystery meats" -Management
- Shane, stop putting "Some assembly required" stickers on the 8-piece chickens -Management
- Shane, any free samples you offer must come from the deli, not electronics! -Management
Saturday, August 27, 2016
The second free publication I'm featuring is actually a magazine, not a book: Bulletin of Primitive Technology, first issue. At 52 pages, though, it rivals much of what is being published today as e-books. The only thing that makes it a magazine is the variety of articles. Some are deeply philosophical, others are intensely practical. The magazine is no longer being published, but the material has been collected into several books put out by the Society for Primitive Technology (which are not free).
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Everyone is on a budget these days, especially preppers. It's hard enough when you are just trying to deal with today's needs, but when you are trying to set aside for the future, it's that much more difficult. One way to prioritize is to buy things which are relatively inexpensive now but which will become much more expensive later on; Urban Survival Site has a list of 40 of these. It's mostly common sense, but it's nice to have a list to make sure you are missing any.