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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh Deer !

Oh Deer!

Sam Bassett
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Quote by~Helen Keller Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Facts The taco bell dog Dinky/Gidget
The Taco Bell pooch first barked "Yo quiero Taco Bell" in the summer of 1997. Leaders of some Hispanic groups had complained that the Taco Bell Dog and its accent (voice provided by comic Carlos Alazraqui) was demeaning. Eventually, in July of 2000, the Taco Bell Dog campaign was dropped. In the meantime, the Taco Bell campaign had sold millions of plush toy versions of their sassy Mexican pooch. Gidget the dog who played the Taco Bell dog also appeared in the feature film Crazy in Alabama (1999). Gidget was owned by Paul Calabria, the head of Studio Animal Services in Castaic, California. Her trainer was Sue Chipperton. On the set, Gidget liked to play with a stuffed toy named "Mrs. Hedgehog." Gidgets' backup dogs were Dinky and Taco. Taco, a male Chihuahua, was discovered in a Florida animal shelter. TRIVIA NOTE: On a comedy skit called "Famous Last Words" on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno (11/2/98) the Taco Bell Dog's final words in this world were "I'm going to see what they do in the kitchen." Gidget weighed 8 pounds
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Things you can do with tennis balls
Cut a X on top put on chair so wont scuff floors.
Use for walkers to use for easier pushing.
Keep certain types of gnats or flies away from you when you are outdoors. Just cover a tennis ball in Vaseline and hang it from a tree or bush.

Pickled Carrot SticksAdapted from Gourmet Magazine
1 lb carrots, cut into 3 1/2- by 1/3-inch sticks

1 1/4 cups wate1 cup cider or plain vinegar (the former makes a sweeter, milder brine)

1/4 cup sugar

2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed1

1/2 tablespoons dill seeds*

1 1/2 tablespoons salt
Place carrots in a heatproof bowl. Bring remaining ingredients to a boil in saucepan, then reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Pour pickling liquid over carrots and cool, uncovered. Chill carrots, covered, at least 1 day for flavors to develop.
Carrots keep, chilled in an airtight container, 1 month.

Enjoy your day,Lord bless you !


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

These are some great tips and little interesting tidbits! I am going to have to check out some of your links! :)

Rosemary said...

Just stopping by to say hello.
Happy New Year to you,

Ragtree said...

I LOVE all the variety you manage to fit into one neat post! I'm going to have to make some time to visit some of those tutorials!

Happiest New Year!

Renee :)