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Monday, April 03, 2006
So I'll take your suggestions this week and rethink the text colors, size, etc. I'll do it on my laptop so I make sure it reads well on an LCD screen.

I had a horrid week last week, for various reasons, but mainly because I waited til the last minute to get my car inspected. I almost got fleeced out of $581 for unneeded repairs! Luckily a co-worker was a master auto technician for 20 years and suggested that I take it somewhere else. I took it to another place, didn't mention the previous fiasco and it passed with nary a comment except that they had to change some light bulbs. Which, by the way, was something that the $581 place didn't even mention, although I'm sure they would have if they'd noticed and thought they could get money out of it. All in all I learned a good lesson, and I suppose $180 is a better price for that lesson than $581, although it should have been about $70 if I'd done things right in the first place.

However, on a brighter note, I invented a wonderful dessert last night. It might even be considered by some to be semi-health-conscious. I threw some strawberries in a ziploc bag and froze them. Not to where they're like ice chunks, you still want to be able to bite them. I can't give you a time period for this, you'll just have to experiment. When the strawberries were good and frozen I took some half and half and poured it in the ziploc bag with the strawberries along with a couple teaspoonsful of Splenda. I shook the bag, turned it upside down and shook it some more.

The wondrous thing is, because the strawberries were frozen the mixed sugar and half and half not only coated the strawberries, it froze to them. I can't even tell you how delicious they were! If you try it, let me know what you think.
posted by LoRi~fLoWer
  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger Writer said…

    Mmm. So what do you call that dessert? Half-and-half-Splenda-Covered-Strawberries?

    The same thing happened to me a few years back with my car. I took it to the dealership and they wanted to do my brakes for over $500. I let them do it being the naive person that I was. When my dad found out, he went down to the dealership without telling me and yelled at them. Believe it or not, I was more mortified that my father had yelled at the dealer than I was for paying twice as much to get my brakes fixed. I suspect now that dealerships charge more than regular mechanics.

  • At 2:08 PM, Blogger bella said…

    Mmm... will have to try... sounds yummy!

  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger Gary said…

    Yum, you've made me hungry reading that.

  • At 10:36 PM, Blogger Becky said…

    I wish I weren't such a picky eater, for it sounded good.

  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger Jules said…

    raspberries too, in fact if you mix the strawberries and raspberries you have just reinvented heaven.

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