Saturday, July 20, 2013

In Memorium, Pocket Router, In the News.

For those of you who know Jeff Hargett, today is the day (11 p.m.) he buries his beloved wife. I thought maybe you would like to sign the guest book and read her obituary.

Yesterday I received my mini adapter/router. Only trouble is, I have Portable Minino 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 Margarita

Contributed by Patricia Richards
Photo by Christina Holmes

Mixologists are still reacting against too-sweet drinks. This spicy Spicy Margaritamargarita combines three savoury ingredients: jalapeño, cilantro and cucumber.
  1. 1/2 large seedless English cucumber, thinly sliced, plus 8 slices for garnish
  2. 1/2 medium jalapeño, very thinly sliced
  3. 1/4 cup cilantro, plus more for garnish
  4. 18 ounces silver tequila
  5. 8 ounces fresh lime juice
  6. 6 ounces light agave nectar
  7. 1/2 teaspoon celery bitters (optional)
  8. 1 lime wedge
  9. 1/4 cup kosher salt mixed with 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  10. Ice
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Have a great weekend


  1. Hi Jo .. the drink sounds interesting - but I can't really do cocktails - one and I'm asleep!

    Cheers and hope you get the techie things resolved - Hilary

    1. I don't do many cocktails, usually its a Scotch and water or a glass of wine, but I enjoy margaritas now and again plus a couple of others.

      Last night we lost power for 5 hours so couldn't do much of anything.

  2. I want one of those margaritas NOW!!!!! My condolences to Jeff - will head over to sign guest book, thanks for the heads up.
    Good luck with the router. I have confidence you can figure it out!
    Tina @ Life is Good

    1. Hi Tina, wouldn't mind one now myself. Glad you are going to sign the register. Guess I will figure it out eventually.

  3. I signed the guest book. Thanks for posting it.
    Scary about the diabetic woman.

    1. I hope more of our blogging buddies will sign it.

      Isn't it scary. Hubby thinks there will be a lot of trouble heading in the cops' direction.