Be careful when buying a new 4K Television

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It can be addictive and expensive. As Black Friday deals are tempting, you have to be careful and cautious of a few things.

First, you buy a new 4K TV, then you have no 4K content. So what do you do? You go buy a 4K Movie Player with a few movies. Then you find out that your audio receiver isn’t 4K compatible with your new player and TV.  So you have to buy a new receiver. Oops, your old HDMI cables don’t support Dolby Atmos or DTS-X. Oh yeah, when you have to pull out and re-fish all the wires into the walls because you are a neat freak that doesn’t like to see cables hanging from your mounted TV. Oh yeah, the TV is heavy, get a buddy to help lift it so you don’t herniate a disk.

Social Media Vacation Responders

Whenever you take a vacation and then decide to share photos or videos via social media you will have one of your pals say one of these gems…

I wish I could afford a vacation.

Well, maybe if you weren’t so terrible with your budget you could. This is the worst kind of comment because they are trying to add a guilt trip leg to your itinerary. I get it, some can’t afford vacations, but you shouldn’t try to make others feel bad for enjoying themselves.

Put me in your suitcase

That’s impossible and illegal. Plus you might die of suffocation in the overhead compartment.

Drink an alcoholic beverage for me

That’s also impossible, it’s like asking someone to go urinate for you. We aren’t that close and I’m not going to apply a catheter for you.

I wasn’t invited

No, you weren’t because this is my vacation. If you wanted to go with us then we should have planned ahead and you could have purchased your very own ticket. That is if you’ve budgeted properly.

You should have done “X”

There is always someone who’s taken the same trip as you and attempts to induce feelings of “you’ve missed something crucial that would have made your vacation 1000 times better”.

Travel Ball Bingo

Whether its baseball or softball you are bound to hear these phrases at every tournament, mostly shouted by parents after they’ve been told to stop coaching from the bleachers.

Bingo

Good luck and have fun!

 

 

 

Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

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In my opinion, this is the best Mac and Cheese that you will ever put in your main face hole. Hope you enjoy it.

  • 12oz Elbow Macaroni cooked and drained
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1.5 cups of milk
  • 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of Colby-jack cheese
  • 1 cup of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • Mix and cook in crock pot for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Serve with crumbled crispy bacon as a topper.

My second favorite recipe is to cook the aforementioned macaroni only, drain, add 2 cans of Hormel Chili (no beans) mix until hot. Serve a heaping portion in a bowl and top with hot sauce and parmesan. You can thank me later.

 

Do you still shop at Walmart?

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They have some great prices, but good grief it’s not worth it about 99.99% of the time. Once you pick a buggy you can’t tell it’s got a busted wheel until you roll it over two levels of cobblestone entrance tile and hit a smooth surface. By then, they are banking on the fact that you won’t care enough to exchange it. Thus, never servicing their buggies.

They always have someone begging at the entrance. If you don’t give them any money they give a condescending look and tell you to have happy holidays but they are condemning you to hellfire and damnation. The salvation army is usually out the day after Halloween out and one lady was apparently using the kettle as an ashtray. I don’t know if she was smoking a cigarette or a bong but the smoke was billowing into the solarium of vending machines.

Driving to rent Digital movies

What’s more convenient than downloading a digital movie? Buying a code online, driving to a box, getting a disc, and then downloading a movie and then throwing away some trash. The whole reason I go to Redbox is to get a high-quality physical media disc for a second rate movie. I cringe when I watch a movie on demand or Netflix because of buffering and pixelation of the dark backgrounds. I wonder how many movies are streamed at the theater? Would the average moviegoer notice the difference?

Parking lot drag strips

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I’ve noticed that there is a sense of anxiety in theme park parking lots. Everyone is in such a hurry to get one extra car ahead. So much so as to almost cause fatal car accidents. Stop and yield sign lose their meaning. Flashing signs that indicate your speed only seem to make you want to get a higher number. For what? One extra parking spot closer to the tram ride? Is vehicular homicide worth it?