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other blogs, watch certain topics, and discover the
current popular topics - just within blogs.
news, this site shows what people themselves are talking
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go out and search all of the blogs they can find. As of
today, they are tracking 15.8 million blogs.
I typed in BamaBlog
and they came up with 50 posts! I wonder if it is all
from me or if somebody is talking about me. Time to
check it out ...
Thank-you all for the
prayers and well-wishes. Jeff was told that he needed a
heart and lung transplant. I recently read a good
article on different church
beliefs regarding transplants. I guess it
is a matter of time now. I am glad I registered long ago
as a donor. I will keep posting any major news here.
My brother Jeff is in
intensive care with heart and lung problems stemming
from a birth defect. He has a wife and small children
(as well as older step children). I just want to post
that we are all thinking of you, Jeff, and praying for
very hot outside (my dad would phrase it like the title
here). Our unofficial outdoor thermometer hit 100.
Combine that with too much humidity and its not fit to
be outdoors unless you are swimming. It truly feels like
walking through an oven and the car feels like a
Alas, we had some
errands to run so we suffered through going from an air
conditioned car to an air conditioned building (I say
this facetiously). I saw an appalling site, though. You
know when a furniture or grocery store is going out of
business or having a big sale, they hire people to hold
signs at busy intersections to advertise the fact? It is
illegal to post a sign in those places, but someone can
legally stand around holding one.
We saw a lady
holding such a sign. She was standing in full sun on
black asphalt and temperatures nearly 100 degrees with
no fan. She had her head bowed against the sign which
she held in front of her face. I thought it was inhuman
and I was concerned that she could collapse. Also, she
looked like she already had a sunburn.
How can companies do
this to people? How can people do this to themselves? I
know she probably willingly took the job, but it seemed
more like torture to me.
Here are the top movies in the
world. (The link shows the top 174
or so and how much money each reported making.) I went
to almost all of these movies!
1. Titanic (1997)
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
4. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
6. Jurassic Park (1993)
7. Shrek 2 (2004)
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
9. Finding Nemo (2003)
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
11. Independence Day (1996)
12. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
13. Spider-Man (2002)
14. Star Wars (1977)
15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
16. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
17. The Lion King (1994)
18. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
19. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
20. Forrest Gump (1994)
21. The Sixth Sense (1999)
22. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
23. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
24. The Incredibles (2004)
25. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Draw something in this
box and the program "enhances" it. I drew
a simple face (in red) and the program came up with this
other drawing (in black). I wonder how it would look if
I was really good at drawing.
Jennifer C. gave this
recipe to me. It's a family favorite of hers and I plan
to make it this weekend. It sounds so yummy!
Leonard's Peanut Chicken
1/2 cup diced onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried ground chili pepper (chili powder)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp salt
2 tsp oil
2 T soy sauce
1 cup water
2 T lemon or lime juice
Combine onions, garlic chili, peanut butter, and salt. Saute
in oil for 3 minutes. Add soy, water, juice and cook at low
heat for 5 minutes. Cool. Marinate chicken in sauce for at
least 1 hour, then grill or broil for 25-30 minutes, turning
chicken several times and brushing with marinade each time.
Heat remaining marinade and serve as a sauce.
We usually double the sauce recipe so there's plenty to
serve with rice. Can garnish with chopped peanuts. Great
with broccoli and fresh pineapple.
(Update 8/25/05 - I made
this. It was delicious and a new flavor for chicken our
family will enjoy. Jennifer said it has a read