I miss the mountains…
I’m thinking of climbing again given that my current state, slipped disks and all, will allow me. I went to this outdoor shop with my cousin and suddenly missed climbing. It also made me think about my gears and how old they are now and desperately need replacing. I’m thinking of buying a new pair of boots first since it is the most important then buy Deuter backpacks, a couple maybe – a daypack and an overnight pack. Then all the other stuff to follow.
How I wish my doctor and my slipped disks will let me go back to climbing.
A friend just bought a new laptop and is thinking about selling her current laptop. It’s a pretty good idea to sell than just to keep it and let it collect dust, right? She can also use the money she’s going to get by selling it to buy the new one. We were talking about it when we suddenly realized one thing. With the technology today, even if you reformat your computer, it is still possible to recover some of your old data, right? I’m sure most people won’t give a damn about your old data but it won’t hurt to be a step ahead. Good thing there’s wipe hard drive at Iolo.com. They have a software that permanently erase files, pictures, documents, credit card info, bank statements, passwords and more. Got to remember this when it’s my turn to buy a computer and get rid of my old one.
A couple more weeks and it is already June, the wedding month. Time flies so fast, doesn’t it?
I am not married, yet, but I love weddings. I love it because everything is so beautiful, from the decorations, the wedding flowers, the food presentation, to the couple and the guests. I would love to try helping prepare for a wedding one day. I remember I once had a project making a video presentation for a photographer friend. He asked me to make one using his photos of a client’s wedding and he was going to use it for an event where he was going to showcase his photos. Not exactly a wedding but I really had fun making that video presentation.
What I love most about weddings, I think, are the flowers. I love how wedding flowers can change a setup dramatically. I love how red roses can give a romantic effect while lilies give a carefree atmosphere. I am actually going to help a friend decorate for her wedding and we’re so excited to go shopping for the flowers. We are presently looking into GlobalRose.com and we are very glad to find out that they have all the types of flowers that we have in mind. They have over 40 variety of flowers to choose from. Their roses alone have around 20 varieties. They offer the best wholesale price in the market and they also offer next day delivery. Isn’t that great? You can see more here.
We are really both excited about this one. The wedding will be held outdoors so we are looking into a nature theme with lots of different and colorful flowers and foliage. I also like the idea of the bride and her entourage all wearing flower crowns. I remember the wedding scene from the movie Robin Hood and I’d like this wedding to look something like that. Sound good?
I am addicted to labels, ones with my name on it. I don’t really stick them to all my stuff but I have them printed anyway. I had a lot printed before with my name and address but I can’t use them anymore because we moved houses. Such a waste. So, I’m thinking of ordering Printing Labels and just printing on them myself, this way I can only print a few and just print more anytime I need them. I don’t just want these labels, but I need them for my stuff when I travel. I’m thinking of buying clear labels too, so it’ll be discreet when I stick them on my stuff. I also plan on putting labels on my cameras and the clear ones will be perfect for that. Then there are thermal labels for my postcards and mail swap hobby, and the weatherproof ones will be perfect for address labels. I can also use these labels for my niece’s and nephew’s books and other school supplies. Yes, they need sturdy labels that will last the whole school year.
A friend suggested I check out Blanco Labels (see products here). They are a supplier of high quality ribbons and Online labels for a wide variety of printers. The labels are available by size, type and application. Plus, they use high quality permanent adhesive with the assurance that it won’t jam your printer. That’s good to hear because that’s one of my worries when printing my own labels. I once used this particular brand of address labels and it got stuck in my printer’s paper feed. I had to bring my printer to the service center to get it fixed. It cost me more than having the labels professionally done. Anyway, back to Blanco Labels, if you’re uncomfortable with ordering online, you can also place your order by giving them a call. They can also provide you samples if you want to test their labels first on your printer.
My nephew and I were cooking fried calamari for dinner the other night when we decided to make onion rings using the leftover flour mix. The next day, my mom bought big onions meant for making onion rings and my nephew and I decided to make some again that night. That’s onion rings for 2 consecutive nights.
This one’s pretty basic… plain flour (all-purpose) then add some spices or whatever you want for a little added flavor. We added some of those ready to use flour mix for fried chickens so it has a little hint of salt and pepper. What we did for the flour to stick to the onion was we dipped the onion in water with a little cornstarch then cover it with the flour mix. We did this twice then fry.
I actually have a recipe for the batter but I was too lazy to look for it. Besides, I think that the batter absorbs more oil since it is thicker.
We’re actually getting addicted to these onion rings, I’m predicting we’re going to make some again very soon. Haha! Yep, even the kids love it! And yes, it tastes good with the tartar sauce as dip… much better with sour cream! Yum!