Apr 3, 2005 - Rants    No Comments


Isn’t technology great? I am sitting in the bathtub, having a nice hot soak, my laptop on a stand next to the tub. I am writing this article for my blog and listening to a great comedian, Ron White. You might have seen him on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He’s Southern, foul mouthed and chauvinistic, so I should hate him, but he is so funny. I just used the wireless internet connection to look at Ron White’s website – www.tatersalad.com. I love my laptop!

Okay, so I’ve been doing the low carb diet for a couple months, to no avail. I cut out bread, rice and potatoes. I eat tons of vegetables, chicken, vegetables, beef, cheese and more vegetables. I walk Bijou Grace, our dog, a couple times of day, but only on short walks. So I decided that we would walk one hour a day and lift weights, too. I’ve never gotten the appeal of walking for exercise. It just seems so… pedestrian. But attach a 20-lb high-powered 6-month-old puppy and that walk becomes 30 minutes of dog-training on speed. “Stay out of the road. Don’t eat that. Get away from that fence. Don’t stick your nose in that. No, that 200-lb Mastiff doesn’t want to play. Don’t eat that. Keep walking. Don’t harass the cat in the window. Don’t eat that.”

I don’t know if I feel any thinner yet, but I do feel shorter. Whenever I walk a long distance, like when on vacation or camping, I start feeling shorter. Is it possible that all that time spent vertical compresses the vertebrae I spend 12 hours a day in bed decompressing?

Potato Salad

  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.
  3. Add the flour, sugar, water and vinegar to skillet and cook in reserved bacon fat over medium heat until dressing is thick.
  4. Add bacon, potatoes and green onions to skillet and stir until coated. Cook until heated and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or cold.


I was bidding on a tshirt on eBay for Michael’s birthday and someone SNIPED ME! I lost by FIFTY CENTS in the last MINUTE! I HATE SNIPERS! Why doesn’t eBay do what Yahoo auctions has done and freeze all bids one minute prior to the auction ending?

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