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secretgeekster:

omg he even doesnt hit the bombs

I don’t normally reblog cats, but this one has Fruit Ninja skills

why can’t my cats do this?

darth-sebious:

secretgeekster:

omg he even doesnt hit the bombs

I don’t normally reblog cats, but this one has Fruit Ninja skills

why can’t my cats do this?

(Source: cineraria)

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thedailypaleo:

Paleo-friendly tequila Jell-O shots
Janelle and Mike brought these gorgeous tequila shots, cleverly made in hollowed-out limes, to the CFSBK Paleo Pot Luck in January and they immediately drew a large crowd of… admirers. 
Here’s the recipe. Thanks, Janelle!
Ingredients:
3 - 4 limes 
2 packets of Knox gelatin
 2 - 3 tbs fresh lime juice (or to taste)
1 - 3 tbs. honey syrup (recipe below)
6 - 8 frozen strawberries
half cup of mildly flavored tequila
1 cup of water for honey syrup
1 - 1.5 cups of water for jello mixture
Method
1. Make honey syrup.  In a small saucepan combine 1 cup of honey with 1 cup of water.  Heat on medium low until honey and water are combine.  Set aside to cool. You can make more or less of this depending on the number of jello shots you’re making.  Honey syrup can be saved in an airtight container and kept for other uses.2. Cut limes in half lengthwise.  Squeeze juice into a bowl and scoop out pulp.  I set up a large mixing bowl with a mesh colander over it.  This way you can juice and clean the limes in the same work area. 3. In a blender, puree frozen strawberries and lime juice. More this mixture into a 1 cup measuring cup.  If the mixture is not 1 cup of liquid add water to fill.  (You can also add more lime juice or strawberry puree instead of water - but take it easy on the lime juice it can make the jello shots extremely sour.)4. Add this to a saucepan and sprinkle gelatin on top of it.  Let sit for 2 - 3 minutes.5. Set up lime halves in a baking pan or on a tray.  I used a 9”x13” brownie pan.6. The gelatin should be slightly dissolved.  Mix through the fruit puree and turn heat to medium.  Continue to mix until the gelatin is completely dissolved and then remove from heat.  7.  Measure out half a cup of tequila and add half a cup of water. A splash of orange bitter would be a tasty addition if available. Use more or less tequila/water depending on how strong you want to make them.8.  Pour tequila/water mixture into the gelatin mixture and mix through.9.  Pour jello shot mixture into lime halves and place in the refrigerator to set.  It will take about 3 - 5 hours to set.  The longer, the more firm the jello shot will be.10. Once set, slice each half into half again and serve.

these were a-mazing!

thedailypaleo:

Paleo-friendly tequila Jell-O shots

Janelle and Mike brought these gorgeous tequila shots, cleverly made in hollowed-out limes, to the CFSBK Paleo Pot Luck in January and they immediately drew a large crowd of… admirers. 

Here’s the recipe. Thanks, Janelle!

Ingredients:

  • 3 - 4 limes 
  • 2 packets of Knox gelatin
  •  2 - 3 tbs fresh lime juice (or to taste)
  • 1 - 3 tbs. honey syrup (recipe below)
  • 6 - 8 frozen strawberries
  • half cup of mildly flavored tequila
  • 1 cup of water for honey syrup
  • 1 - 1.5 cups of water for jello mixture

Method

1. Make honey syrup.  In a small saucepan combine 1 cup of honey with 1 cup of water.  Heat on medium low until honey and water are combine.  Set aside to cool. You can make more or less of this depending on the number of jello shots you’re making.  Honey syrup can be saved in an airtight container and kept for other uses.

2. Cut limes in half lengthwise.  Squeeze juice into a bowl and scoop out pulp.  I set up a large mixing bowl with a mesh colander over it.  This way you can juice and clean the limes in the same work area. 

3. In a blender, puree frozen strawberries and lime juice. More this mixture into a 1 cup measuring cup.  If the mixture is not 1 cup of liquid add water to fill.  (You can also add more lime juice or strawberry puree instead of water - but take it easy on the lime juice it can make the jello shots extremely sour.)

4. Add this to a saucepan and sprinkle gelatin on top of it.  Let sit for 2 - 3 minutes.

5. Set up lime halves in a baking pan or on a tray.  I used a 9”x13” brownie pan.

6. The gelatin should be slightly dissolved.  Mix through the fruit puree and turn heat to medium.  Continue to mix until the gelatin is completely dissolved and then remove from heat.  

7.  Measure out half a cup of tequila and add half a cup of water. A splash of orange bitter would be a tasty addition if available. Use more or less tequila/water depending on how strong you want to make them.

8.  Pour tequila/water mixture into the gelatin mixture and mix through.

9.  Pour jello shot mixture into lime halves and place in the refrigerator to set.  It will take about 3 - 5 hours to set.  The longer, the more firm the jello shot will be.

10. Once set, slice each half into half again and serve.

these were a-mazing!

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i’m on a marilyn kick!  just finished reading barbara leaming’s biography of marilyn monroe.

from imissmonroe

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this is the best thing that happened to me today. seeing this pic, a llama didn’t eat my head or anything.
thisanimalisawesome:

Awesome

this is the best thing that happened to me today. seeing this pic, a llama didn’t eat my head or anything.

thisanimalisawesome:

Awesome

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let’s do this people! and then make sure you DON’T go to a movie in a theatre today because then it’s a wash.  stay home and watch your BFF episodes again. and again and again.
connorratliff:

HOW DO YOU SAVE A TV SHOW?  
Ugh. There was a time when TV shows really got a long run to prove themselves before the networks decided whether to yank them off the air. When I was a little kid, I was aware of shows that were deemed complete failures, like the Dukes Of Hazzard spin-off Enos and the Three’s Company spin-off The Ropers. (Yes, I am old. But still well within the coveted 18-49 demographic, so there.) At the time, I remember hearing about those shows being total ratings disasters, and yet they were allowed to make it to 22 episodes and 28 episodes, respectively.
Likewise, the big hits of the 80s and 90s, Cheers and Seinfeld, were both low-rated in their early seasons, but were given time to find an audience.
We live in a different reality now, obviously.
Everybody’s heard the news about Best Friends Forever being yanked from the NBC schedule until perhaps this summer. And It’s easy to assume the worst— anyone who is a fan of quality television shows has had their heart broken more than a few times over the years, and we’ve all seen a lot of “save our show” campaigns end in disappointment.
Petitions and twitter campaigns are one modern tool at our disposal. You can also send “scoops” to NBC, certainly. I’d imagine that fans are developing all sorts of ways of getting NBC’s attention to let them know that there is a passionate audience out there that wants to see more of this show.
I have one suggestion, for anyone who’s interested. First, two examples of shows that met very different fates:
CASE #1: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
I was one of the frantic ones while this show was in peril, and I was practically apoplectic at what I perceived to be FOX’s non-existent efforts to grow the show’s audience. (Before anyone tries the knee-jerk “FOX gave it three seasons” argument, it has been documented by NYTimes TV writer Bill Carter that Rupert Murdoch personally hated the show, and it was therefore not in the best interest of anyone at FOX to help the show do better. It was too critically beloved to cancel it quickly, so they let it die on the vine instead. Case closed.)
One of the specific things that most frustrated me was that Arrested Development was not available to purchase on iTunes. The fans were begging for ways to show their support, and for ways to demonstrate that the Nielsen ratings didn’t tell the full story. Meanwhile, the #1 show on iTunes was…
CASE #2: THE OFFICE (U.S.A. version)
The Office was not a hit at first, not by a long shot. The ratings weren’t that good for the brief first season, and a big part of the reason that they finally got a full order for a second season was that NBC put the show on iTunes, where it did great. It was easily the most popular show, almost instantly, occupying 17 slots of the iTunes Top 100 downloads. Now, years later, it’s one of NBC’s top rated shows.
This is a long rambling way of saying: one thing you can do to help save Best Friends Forever, if you are so inclined, is to buy a season pass on iTunes. It’s like 13 bucks for the whole first season, which is basically the same price as if you were to individually buy the 4 episodes they have for sale individually.
It might sound like a dumb idea— after all, if you like the show, you’ve presumably seen the 4 episodes that are already up, and they’re available for free on the NBC website or hulu. The idea of paying money for TV shows that are available for free already is ridiculous. I feel dumb typing this.
BUT: it is one way of showing support for the show, and it’s basically like paying for a movie ticket (if you live in a big city where movies are crazy expensive) or a pizza or some other thing that costs as much as a pizza. And if the goal is to convince NBC that there is a devoted audience that wants this show on the air, then maybe BFF selling a lot of iTunes downloads is one way to get their attention. It’s like voting with your dollars to say “keep making more of these, please. Here is some of my money!”
I know if FOX had put Arrested Development episodes for sale on iTunes back when it was on the bubble, I would have happily bought them all if I though it had even a small chance of saving the show. It worked for The Office. Maybe it can in some small way contribute to keeping BFF on the air long enough for more people to discover it…
AGAIN:  GO HERE IF YOU WANNA BUY A SEASON PASS OF “BEST FRIENDS FOREVER” ON iTUNES!

let’s do this people! and then make sure you DON’T go to a movie in a theatre today because then it’s a wash.  stay home and watch your BFF episodes again. and again and again.

connorratliff:

HOW DO YOU SAVE A TV SHOW?  

Ugh. There was a time when TV shows really got a long run to prove themselves before the networks decided whether to yank them off the air. When I was a little kid, I was aware of shows that were deemed complete failures, like the Dukes Of Hazzard spin-off Enos and the Three’s Company spin-off The Ropers. (Yes, I am old. But still well within the coveted 18-49 demographic, so there.) At the time, I remember hearing about those shows being total ratings disasters, and yet they were allowed to make it to 22 episodes and 28 episodes, respectively.

Likewise, the big hits of the 80s and 90s, Cheers and Seinfeld, were both low-rated in their early seasons, but were given time to find an audience.

We live in a different reality now, obviously.

Everybody’s heard the news about Best Friends Forever being yanked from the NBC schedule until perhaps this summer. And It’s easy to assume the worst— anyone who is a fan of quality television shows has had their heart broken more than a few times over the years, and we’ve all seen a lot of “save our show” campaigns end in disappointment.

Petitions and twitter campaigns are one modern tool at our disposal. You can also send “scoops” to NBC, certainly. I’d imagine that fans are developing all sorts of ways of getting NBC’s attention to let them know that there is a passionate audience out there that wants to see more of this show.

I have one suggestion, for anyone who’s interested. First, two examples of shows that met very different fates:

CASE #1: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

I was one of the frantic ones while this show was in peril, and I was practically apoplectic at what I perceived to be FOX’s non-existent efforts to grow the show’s audience. (Before anyone tries the knee-jerk “FOX gave it three seasons” argument, it has been documented by NYTimes TV writer Bill Carter that Rupert Murdoch personally hated the show, and it was therefore not in the best interest of anyone at FOX to help the show do better. It was too critically beloved to cancel it quickly, so they let it die on the vine instead. Case closed.)

One of the specific things that most frustrated me was that Arrested Development was not available to purchase on iTunes. The fans were begging for ways to show their support, and for ways to demonstrate that the Nielsen ratings didn’t tell the full story. Meanwhile, the #1 show on iTunes was…

CASE #2: THE OFFICE (U.S.A. version)

The Office was not a hit at first, not by a long shot. The ratings weren’t that good for the brief first season, and a big part of the reason that they finally got a full order for a second season was that NBC put the show on iTunes, where it did great. It was easily the most popular show, almost instantly, occupying 17 slots of the iTunes Top 100 downloads. Now, years later, it’s one of NBC’s top rated shows.

This is a long rambling way of saying: one thing you can do to help save Best Friends Forever, if you are so inclined, is to buy a season pass on iTunes. It’s like 13 bucks for the whole first season, which is basically the same price as if you were to individually buy the 4 episodes they have for sale individually.

It might sound like a dumb idea— after all, if you like the show, you’ve presumably seen the 4 episodes that are already up, and they’re available for free on the NBC website or hulu. The idea of paying money for TV shows that are available for free already is ridiculous. I feel dumb typing this.

BUT: it is one way of showing support for the show, and it’s basically like paying for a movie ticket (if you live in a big city where movies are crazy expensive) or a pizza or some other thing that costs as much as a pizza. And if the goal is to convince NBC that there is a devoted audience that wants this show on the air, then maybe BFF selling a lot of iTunes downloads is one way to get their attention. It’s like voting with your dollars to say “keep making more of these, please. Here is some of my money!”

I know if FOX had put Arrested Development episodes for sale on iTunes back when it was on the bubble, I would have happily bought them all if I though it had even a small chance of saving the show. It worked for The Office. Maybe it can in some small way contribute to keeping BFF on the air long enough for more people to discover it…

AGAIN:  GO HERE IF YOU WANNA BUY A SEASON PASS OF “BEST FRIENDS FOREVER” ON iTUNES!