Monday, May 6, 2013

Saving Blogs, Picking Your Nose,

Over the weekend I was thinking about Stephen Tremp who, at the beginning of the A to Z, lost his blogs, all his blogs, going back to when he started I believe, through no fault of his own but because of the GoMy Book Coverogle/Blogger robots who check your site and somehow decide what is viable and what is not. It happened to me with Google Adsense although I didn’t lose my blogs.  The annoying thing about this, there is no recourse, no person to appeal to, nothing. So ever since I started blogging I was going to Blog2Print or Shared Book on a regular basis (these days I do it every 6 months) and making a book of all the blogs for that half year. I then download them which costs me all of $7 and change, and up until recently I printed them all. This way, I have them saved on Blog2Print, on my desktop computer, in print and on a flash drive. I forgot, I also have an off line backup programme I pay for every year, so I think I am fairly safe when it comes to not losing my words. You can pay more for your blog books depending what you want to achieve, but I don’t bother as I have nobody who would want to share them. At the moment I have 10 blog books, starting December 07, that’s a lot of blogging.

Here’s a link to an article I read during April, Picking Your Nose Picking noseand Eating It May be Good for You I couldn’t believe this, but it turns out that a Saskatchewan associate professor says this may be a way nature intended for you to boost your immune system. Just thought I would share this with you. Some of the comments are revealing to say the least. It appears that mother may have been wrong when she told us not to do this, but I cannot think of anything more unpleasant that seeing people picking their noses all over the place and then eating it. Yuk. If anyone follows this please do it in private. Looking for pictures, there were some horrifying ones, grosses me out.

This drink was recommended for Cinco do Mayo which was yesterday so I’m a bit late, however, I didn’t get the recipe til yesterday either. I like Margaritas, not sure about the chili part though.

Mango Margarita

Contributed by David Yan
SERVINGS:Makes 1 drink

At the Casa Noble estate, bartender David Yan created this A100503_FW_August 2010margarita to showcase the property's own tequila. He coats the rim of the glass with citrusy Tajin-brand chile powder, but any powdered chile will give the drink a fun kick.


  1. 1 lime wedge
  2. 3 ounces silver tequila
  3. 1 small mango—peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped (3 ounces)
  4. 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  5. 1 tablespoon chile powder, such as Tajin (see Note)
  6. 2 ounces orange liqueur
  7. 1 1/2 ounces agave nectar
  8. 3 ounces grapefruit soda
  9. 1 cup of ice
  1. Spread the chile powder in a dish. Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with the lime wedge; dip the rim in the chile powder to coat. In a blender, puree the mango. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into the glass and serve.
Notes Tajin chile powder gets its tang from dehydrated lemon juice. It is available at Latin markets and online at mifiesta.com.

Have a great day.
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16 comments:

  1. Gosh booking my blog would cost me a small fortune!

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    1. What $7 every 6 months? Doesn't seem like a fortune to me. It's cost me about $100 since 2007

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  2. I am sorry if I don't follow your recipe about picking the nose and eating, even if they say it would help me. I think I'll rather have plenty of natural juices for the immune system.
    I don't have anything to back up my blog, but so far I am not worried about it going away.
    Today I'll send you the recipe for the soy yogurt but I must warn you, you have to fix your own milk soy. :)

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    1. Not my recipe Al, sounds pretty awful to me.

      I don't think Stephen Tremp was worried about his blog going away either, but it still did. He lost all his blogs in the process including those he had scheduled for A to Z.

      Thanks Al, will look forward to getting the recipe.

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  3. Intereting, never worried about it because everything is supposed to be forever on the internet.

    Picking you nose, now that's not a subject I ever thought I would read on here, but I'm thinking that immunity thing would benefit the youngsters -- just can't imagine an adult . . . awful!

    Anything Mango - hmmm!

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    1. Not if Google decide to drop you for some reason.

      It is a pretty horrible concept isn't it?

      Yes, love mango.

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  4. I back up my blog every couple of weeks, just in case. Poor Stephen went through hell trying to get his set up again.

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    1. Precisely, in fact I was recommending back up to a friend in Oz and told her about my off site backup.

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  5. Not buying the nose thing.
    I back up every week. And I never write a post in Blogger - always in Word first.

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    1. I don't write directly in Blogger either I use Live Writer which, I am having problems with at the moment.

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  6. Yeah, watching nose pickers all over the lace would ick me out too!

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    1. But there you are, there's science behind it LOL

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  7. Im gagging just thinking about that nose thing.

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  8. I know, grosses you out.

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  9. I hadn't heard of Blog2Print before. That's not a bad idea. I do, however, have to draw the line at recycling snot.

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    1. I find it very useful.

      Not really surprised.

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