Yesterday I received my mini adapter/router. Only trouble is, I have no idea how to use it and the instructions are not easy for me to read. OK for an IT guy but for me, difficult. What fascinated me was the tiny little CD that came with it. However the desktop read it fine. From what I can tell, I need to have a computer handy to use this adapter and the idea was just to be able to use my android and not to have to take my laptop away on vacation. I guess I am going to have to call in my computer guy to show me what to do. I managed to get to the point of identifying some wifi networks in the area, including my own of course, but that was having the USB plugged into the desktop and I sure can’t do that with my tablet. I suppose if I take the laptop I can use both, but the point was NOT to have to take the laptop. Makes me feel positively dumb, don’t comment on that thank you.
Absolutely incredible, a young female student, 16 yrs old, who survived the crash of the Asiana plane in San Francisco was run over by at least one of the fire trucks rushing to the scene. The crews must feel terrible but what bad luck for the young girl. They are going to investigate their response procedures. Another horror story we heard on the local radio, there was an accident, in New Mexico, where a woman rear ended the car ahead of her. The police couldn’t get into the car so broke the window, assumed she was drunk, pulled her out, cuffed her and left her laying on the asphalt on a very hot day. When the paramedics turned up they discovered her blood sugars to be so low she was close to a coma. Turns out the woman was having a diabetes low and needed urgent medical treatment, no alcohol involved. That frightens me, being diabetic myself, I get occasional diabetic episodes, although I do carry jelly beans with me all the time.
I have always enjoyed margaritas. I introduced them to my step daughter one time and she preferred them without the salt on the rim of the glass, now that was what made the drink in my opinion. Apparently there is a reaction against sweet drinks so this is a newer version.
Amante Picante MargaritaContributed by Patricia Richards
Photo by Christina Holmes
Mixologists are still reacting against too-sweet drinks. This spicy margarita combines three savoury ingredients: jalapeño, cilantro and cucumber.
- 1/2 large seedless English cucumber, thinly sliced, plus 8 slices for garnish
- 1/2 medium jalapeño, very thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, plus more for garnish
- 18 ounces silver tequila
- 8 ounces fresh lime juice
- 6 ounces light agave nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon celery bitters (optional)
- 1 lime wedge
- 1/4 cup kosher salt mixed with 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
- In a pitcher, muddle the 1/2 sliced cucumber with the jalapeño and 1/4 cup of cilantro. Add the tequila, lime juice, agave and bitters and stir well. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 hour.
- Moisten the rim of 8 rocks glasses with the lime wedge and coat with the lime salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Working in batches and adding fresh ice, shake the cocktail and strain into the glasses. Garnish with cucumber and cilantro.