Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kindle, Kids, Kidnapping, Wallets.

MyKindle Kindle arrived today, I am so happy, I have spent a large portion of the day figuring out how things work and have found a lot of books I already own on can be sent to my Kindle so I can have them with me all the time. I used to read them on my Palm Zire but it doesn’t hold that many  books and I cannot read it in sunlight. The Kindle will, I believe, hold 3,000 books, I cannot imagine my ever having that many ebooks although I do have 226 on Fictionwise, not all of which can be moved to Kindle. What is even greater, I can read whilst walking on my treadmill which I have never been able to do with a regular book. It actually does quite a lot of things, but I haven’t figured them all out yet.

Report on GMA this morning, restaurants in some places are banningBawling baby children under 6 yrs. old and even some airlines are doing the same. This is angering some parents who are really teed off about this but as someone commented, the kids probably are, and should be, the centre of your world, but not other people’s. I agree, particularly badly behaved kids which so many are these days. Discipline seems to be a thing of the past. Crying babies is not something you can do a lot about, but crying babies have no place in a restaurant. Stay home or get a baby sitter. I realise its hard, but that’s part of having kids, sorry.

The Jaycee Dugard story has produced another young woman, Elizabeth Smart who was also abducted although she was not held as long as Jaycee. She has started a foundation part of which is oriented towards child porn and working to prevent and end it but principally to prevent kidnapping, torturing and raping children.

Another segment, Melody Hobson, their financial guru, was looking at people’s wallets. She was horrified at what some people carried including their social insurance cards, several credit cards, bills from id theftcredit card use and so on. If you lost your wallet or had it stolen, your i.d. could be stolen very easily. I will certainly stop carrying my social insurance card from now on. More than one credit card is inadvisable also because it creates opportunity for more debt than you can handle. Bills can often carry personal information. She also said not to carry your passport although I am not sure what you would do with it, hotel safe probably, if you are staying in a hotel that is. Basically don’t carry anything with you that you don’t need.

I don’t have any of our shrimp left, not til we head south to North Carolina, however, this simple Kraft recipe looks very good.

Pineapple-Shrimp Skewers

Kraft KitchensPineapple-Shrimp-Skewers

12 servings

6 Tbsp.KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing

4 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

4 tsp.brown sugar

2 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp.chili powder

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

24 frozen uncooked cleaned medium shrimp, thawed

12 fresh pineapple chunks (1 inch)

Make It

HEAT broiler.

MIX first 6 ingredients in medium bowl until well blended. Add shrimp and pineapple; toss to coat.

THREAD 2 shrimp and 1 pineapple chunk onto each of 12 skewers.

BROIL, 6 inches from heat, 4 to 5 min. or until shrimp turn pink.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Spiral-Cut the Pineapple

Cut off both ends of pineapple; place upright on cutting board. Remove peel by making lengthwise cuts from top to bottom of pineapple, working your way around pineapple. Lay pineapple on it's side. Following the diagonal pattern of the eyes, remove eyes by making shallow v-shaped cuts in pineapple. Cut pineapple crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Remove core from each slice.

How to Safely Thaw Shrimp

Thaw frozen shrimp in the refrigerator, not at room temperature. Or, place the sealed package in a bowl of cold water and change the water every 10 min. until the shrimp are completely thawed.

Have a great day


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