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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Driving Cell Phones

Here's my problem with drivers who talk on cell phones - if you can't drive the way you normally would, then you shouldn't be on the FUCKING PHONE.

Situation - I was coming up the ramp from Smythe St ... I saw a vehicle coming up from Westmoreland onto the bridge, so I slow down enough that I can seamlessly pull out behind her. And I have to keep slowing down because she's just putt putting along ... Stupid asshat driver in the Blue Dodge Durango (last part of the plate 785) was too jeezly busy running her mouth on a cell phone to be able to drive like a normal person.

I don't want to hear a bunch of excuses about why it's neccessary to talk and drive at the same time. If you can do it, and do it well, then more power to you.

The cell-phone sped-driving people I have a beef with are those that act like they're out for a Sunday drive. Or better yet, the bitchy men who tailgate you while trying to master driving and speaking through their cake hole at the same time. If you can't drive well and talk at the same time either (a) don't answer the fucking thing in the first place, (b) pull the hell over to the side of the road or in a parking lot, or (c) answer the phone, tell the caller that you're dumber than a bag of hammers and can't quite manage to do two tasks at the same time, so could I call ya back?


Monday, December 01, 2008

Rating Rachael Ray

So tonight, I tried my first Rachael Ray meal. A few weeks ago, she did a "Thanksgiving Dinner Anyday" meal. It consisted of Sour Cream & Onion Mashed Potatoes, Cider Gravy, and Turkey & Stuffing Meatloaf. This is my take:

Sour Cream & Onion Mashed Potatoes - 3 out of 5 stars - very creamy. I used nonfat sour cream so they were quite low fat. I am wondering what it would taste like with the VE Sour Cream'n'Onion Popcorn topper in it?

Cider Gravy - 1 out of 5 stars .... I was really disappointed. It wasn't thick enough and I just didn't like the flavour. I think it would have been much better if it had just been a plain turkey or chicken gravy. Forget the cider.

Turkey and Stuffing Meatloaf - 4.5 out of 5 stars ... it was sooooo goood! Really great and super low fat! Ground turkey, packaged stuffing mix, an egg, some veggies, and some seasoning all come together to make a tasty, moist, low-fat meatloaf. My slight variation was to leave out the apples and add some VE Savoury Cranberry Stuffing herbs. Mmmm!

Next Monday: Rachael Ray's Potato Kielbasa Bake