Thursday, October 17, 2013

Random Thoughts

I decided to take on the monumental task of organizing my mountain of “saved email” yesterday. Until the inspiration hit me, I had always kept all of the mail in this particular account just tossed into the general saved file. After looking for a particular correspondence for over an hour, I decided it was time to make files. Of course, the fun part was finding all of the jokes that I’ve saved for years. I have no idea who originally penned this particular list but they have my thanks and admiration! I am in no way claiming these as my own, although I have definitely had most of them at one time or the other. Enjoy!

Random Thoughts
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to clear, immediately, your computer’s history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How in the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary for anything other than my name?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least KIND OF tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection... again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dang it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice-mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident, looking good, and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. My granddaughter asked me in the car the other day, "Grandpa, what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How in the heck do I respond to that?
19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
20. There comes a point in every woman’s life when she feels it is pointless to shave above the knee.


**Recipe of the Day**

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Ingredients
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent rolls (use seamless if available)
2 8 oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 ½ cups Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 stick Butter (1/2 cup) *use REAL butter not margarine

Directions
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Unroll and press 1 can of crescent rolls into the bottom of baking dish, pressing the seams together.
In a separate bowl, blend the cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Spread over the top of crescent rolls.
Unroll the second can of rolls and place on top of cream cheese mixture, again pressing seams together.
Melt butter and pour over the top layer of crescent rolls. Mix the remaining ½-cup of sugar and the cinnamon together. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture generously over the top of melted butter.
You can always mix more sugar and cinnamon to add, it should look similar to the way you enjoy your cinnamon toast!
Bake at 350˚ for 30 minutes until bottom crust is slightly brown and it is bubbly. Cool and enjoy. Keep refrigerated.


Microchipping for Dogs and Cats

I am not endorsing any particular brand of microchipping for your pet but these questions are ones I have asked myself. I hope they provide answers for you as well. Of course, your veterinarian will be able to provide additional information on this subject.
*This information is from http://public.homeagain.com/
Here are some common questions and misconceptions about pet microchips.
Q: Will it hurt my pet when he gets the microchip implanted?
A: It won’t hurt any more than a routine vaccination – having a microchip implanted doesn’t even require anesthetic. The procedure is performed at your veterinarian’s office and is simple and similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot. The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. The process takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination.
Q: Will a microchip tell me my pet’s location?
A: Pet microchips are not tracking devices and do not work like global positioning devices (GPS). They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet. Because they use RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS. When a microchip scanner is passed over the pet, the microchip gets enough power from the scanner to transmit the microchip’s ID number. Since there’s no battery and no moving parts, there’s nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.
Q: Why does my pet need a microchip when he already wears a collar with tags?
A: All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and the phone number of their pet parent, but only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read.
Q: How much does it cost to microchip my pet?
A: The average cost to have a microchip implanted by a veterinarian is around $45, which is a one–time fee and often includes registration in a pet recovery database. If your pet was adopted from a shelter or purchased from a breeder, your pet may already have a microchip. Consult your pet adoption paperwork, or have your pet scanned for a microchip at your next vet visit to reveal the unique microchip ID number and register it.
Q: Isn’t microchipping only for dogs?
A: Both cats and dogs need to be microchipped. Cats often do not wear collars, and may not have any other form of ID. A recent study showed that less than 2% of cats without microchips were returned home. However, if a cat is microchipped, the return-to-owner rate is 20 times higher than if the cat was not microchipped.
Q: Can anyone with a scanner access my contact information from the chip?
A: Microchips carry only a unique identification number. If your pet gets lost and is taken to a vet clinic or animal shelter, your pet will be scanned for a microchip to reveal his unique ID number. That number will be called into the pet recovery service, and you will be contacted using the contact information on file with your pet’s microchip.
**It is vital to keep your contact information up to date so that you can be reached.
Q: How many times do I need to microchip my pet?
A: A microchip will normally last the lifetime of your pet because it is composed of biocompatible materials that will not degenerate over time.
The HomeAgain® microchip has the Bio-Bond™ patented anti–migration feature to help ensure the chip stays where it’s implanted. Also, since microchips require no power source and have no moving parts, there’s nothing that can wear out and need to be replaced. Pet parents can also check to make sure their pet’s microchip is still working by asking a vet to scan it during their pet’s next checkup.

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