Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FLAX Muffin in a Minute

This is a variation of the chocolate cake made in a coffee mug.
That recipe worked great!
Let me know how this does for you if you try it.

Muffin in a Minute

3 tbs(1/4cup) flax seed meal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp splenda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 large egg
1 tsp butter.

Put the dry ingredients into a coffee mug.Stir.Add the egg and butter,mix well.Microwave on high for 1 minute(or more).Take out slice and serve with butter.

Number of Servings: 1
Nutritional Info

· Servings Per Recipe: 1
· Amount Per Serving
· Calories: 207.6
· Total Fat: 15.9 g
· Cholesterol: 223.3 mg
· Sodium: 336.2 mg
· Total Carbs: 9.7 g
· Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
· Protein: 10.9 g

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What a Head Hunter told me about resumes...What NOT to do in your resume.

· A resume that describes what they've done, not what they've accomplished. Employers aren't interested in learning about your personal work history; rather they want to know what you've achieved.
· The resume isn't designed to be evaluated by an electronic resume review system. Designing a document to be read and evaluated by a computer is the newest challenge. Most people and their friends aren't skilled in this new art. Hint: it's not about adding a block of keywords to your resume.
· The candidate's resume doesn't position them as a skilled problem solver. The recruiter is trying to hire someone to solve a specific problem faced by the organization. A high quality resume positions the candidate as the cure to that problem. Most people don't know how to position themselves this way.
· Formatting: A high quality resume uses the right fonts, bullets, paging, and column designs to be highly readable. Most candidates aren't experts on Microsoft Word, and it shows. Far too many skilled people look unprofessional when you view their resumes."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

YELP! is looking at where to eat crawfish in Dallas this week...

We're catching the tail end of crawfish season here at Yelp, but don't cry just yet. You have a few more weeks to enjoy these fresh crustaceans while they're still getting shipped into Dallas by the truckload. Cast your nets, yelpers! This Weekly Yelp reveals some of the plumpest and spiciest mud bugs this side of the Gulf.

Head pinching and tail sucking is a messy business, which is why Matt T lauds the "jeans and t-shirt" vibe at Shuck N Jive. It's "always been his favorite place to get crawfish. Just order yourself a cold beer and chill on their patio." Ahh, the good life. Other yelpers opt to shuck up in Richardson at crawdad kingpin Big Shucks, where the helpings are large and in charge. Ya Lun W usually winds up eating about four to six pounds of these daddy-os, "but it's worth it! The seasoning is so spicy, which makes you want to keep eating and not stop." Hope you left room for some Tums!

The well-cooked 'fish at Dodie's "definitely hits the spot" for Katie T, where she gives extra kudos for the menu's Schooner beers. The schooner you try it, the better... right, KT? But Una H prefers to slurp up mud buddies at Nate's in Addison, where she has one warning: the 'Turbo' seasoning, though only an extra 25 cents, can be a dangerous investment - it nearly set her mouth on fire! Una Burning! And though the crawfish at Cajun Corner aren't served swimming in a pool of their own juices, Michelle N promises that they're still "succulent, buttery, spicy, and have a hint of sweetness." Now where did we put our potatoes and corn?

But what the shuck! It's not just the Cajun joints that know how to do it up right. Deep Sushi's Volcano Roll is "loaded with fresh, fresh, fresh crawfish and is absolutely to die for," according to Sadaf D. She "just can't stop thinking about it" – "you've got to try it!" And even though Melissa B didn't make it to the quarter for Mardi Gras this year, she managed to celebrate and fulfill her "craving for crawfish" at Jinbeh with the New Orleans roll. "This has to be the best presentation of Cajun flair ever found in a sushi bar." Sounds like these 10-legged bottom-dwellers are a hit no matter how you suck 'em down!

Where will you go to enjoy the last weeks of crawfish season?
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What Dogs Teach Us

o When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

o Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

o Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

o Take naps.

o Stretch before rising.

o Run, romp, and play daily.

o Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

o Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

o On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

o On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

o When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

o Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

o Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

o Be loyal.

o Never pretend to be something you're not.

o If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

o When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

o Being always grateful for each new day and for the blessings you have.


Not A Good Time To Be An Incumbent ...

NBC First Read to FIRST_READ
From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Ali Weinberg


*** The More Things Change.: We know the political landscape can change in the blink of an eye, as it did after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. But what's fascinating about our new NBC/WSJ poll is how little has changed politically, despite all that has taken place since our last poll -- the oil spill, the failed Times Square bombing, the Dow's plunge (then rebound), the crisis in Greece, the 290,000 jobs in April, and the signing of health care into law. In our poll, Obama's approval sits at 50% (where it has been, minus a point or two, since August '09); the GOP maintains its enthusiasm edge heading into the midterms; both Dems and the GOP have net-negative fav/unfavs; and the public is still very pessimistic about the economy (76% believe we're still in a recession).

*** Still, Some Surprising Results: While the macro-politics has remained relatively stable, our poll still has some striking -- and rather surprising -- results. First, despite all the attention the oil spill has received, 60% support offshore drilling and 53% believe drilling's economic benefits outweigh its environmental risks. Second, nearly two-thirds of the public (64%) back Arizona's immigration law, as another two-thirds (66%) believe it will led to the discrimination of Latino immigrants who are in the country legally. Third, a majority of Americans (52%) say they are willing to give up personal freedoms and civil liberties to prevent another terrorist attack, and another majority (51%) approve of using racial or ethnic profiling to combat terrorism. And fourth, and perhaps most surprisingly, General Motors scores better on our feeling thermometer (37%-27% fav/unfav) than the Democratic Party (37%-42%) or the Republican Party (30%-42%) do. Ed Whitacre -- the 21st century version of Lee Iacocca? His TV ads for GM, talking straight to camera, acknowledging past GM transgressions, might provide an interesting lesson for Washington politicians currently on the electoral ropes.

*** The GOP's Good News, Bad News: The poll is mostly good news for the Republican Party -- at least as it relates to the upcoming midterms. It shows that the GOP is now winning key demographic groups (blue-collar voters, independents, white women, suburban women, and seniors) that it was losing in 2006. Also, the number believing that the nation is on the wrong track (56%) looks a lot more like 1994 (when the party in power lost control of Congress) than it does 1998 or 2002 (when the president's party fared historically well in the midterms). But in the long term, there are dangerous signs for the GOP. First, the party continues to have a net-negative fav/unfav (which wasn't the case in '94). And second, it has a MAJOR problem with the country's fastest growing demographic group: Latinos. In the poll, Democrats have a 37-point advantage among Latinos when it comes to which party does a better job of protecting minorities, a 42-point edge in protecting immigrants against discrimination, and a 28-point advantage on the issue of immigration.

*** Obama vs. The Dem Party: Here's another striking finding from our NBC/WSJ poll: Obama and congressional Democrats have two completely different brands right now. For instance, by a 51%-36% margin, the public thinks that Obama is more concerned about the interests of average Americans than of large corporations when it comes to dealing with financial markets. But congressional Dems' score here is essentially reversed -- 53% think they're more concerned about protecting the interests of large corporations, while just 35% believe they're looking out for average Americans. (Congressional Republicans' score is even worse: 71% for corporations, 20% for average Americans.) Here's something else: Obama is more helpful in rallying the GOP base (64% of Republican voters say they're voting GOP to OPPOSE Obama and Dem candidates) than he is his own base (49% of Dem voters say they're voting to SUPPORT Obama and Dem candidates). Translation: Obama's presence on the campaign trail might solidify the GOP base without guaranteeing the same lift to Democrats.

*** A Dissatisfied Public: Our last takeaway from the poll is just how pessimistic the American public is right now. Consider these numbers:
-- 75% don't trust Washington to do what is right most of the time;
-- 83% believe the two-party system has real problems or is seriously broken;
-- 81% are dissatisfied with the economy;
-- 72% disapprove of the job Congress is doing; and
-- 56% believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction.
This is an angry public -- despite the fact that there's plenty of DATA (the Dow, GDP, monthly job numbers) suggesting the country is much better off than it was a year or two ago; the perception is another story.

*** Not A Good Time To Be An Incumbent: Given this dissatisfaction, it's not too surprising that the public is taking out its anger at incumbents. Since 1946, House incumbents have, on average, won re-election 92% of the time. That average is lower in the Senate, but still pretty high -- 79%. But "incumbent" is a dirty word this year. The losses by longtime members of Congress -- Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah and Alan Mollohan of West Virginia -- have sent shockwaves across the country. And the Cook Political Report's David Wasserman sends along this gem: In 2008, there were only 24 incumbent House candidates who won less than 70% in primaries. Four of them lost -- Wynn, Gilchrest, Cannon, David Davis. So far in 2010, there have been only seven states to hold primaries, and already 16 incumbents have won less than 70% of the vote, including one loser -- Mollohan. There are a good chunk of primary voters IN BOTH PARTIES, going into the voting booth and just voting against the incumbent even if it's for someone they never heard of.

*** Obama Off To Buffalo: At 1:50 pm ET, President Obama will deliver remarks on the economy (and then take questions) in Buffalo, NY. Reuters says Obama "will urge Congress to move forward on new job creation measures and pounce on Republicans for 'obstructing efforts to rebuild' the U.S. economy, a White House official said." In the evening, the president will speak at a New York City fundraiser benefiting the DCCC before returning to the White House.
*** Super Senate Tuesday: Yesterday we asked this question: Who would be the Democrats' better general election candidate against Pat Toomey -- Arlen Specter or Joe Sestak? Well, Quinnipiac asks that question, and here are the results: Sestak trails Toomey by two points in a hypothetical match-up (42%-40%), while Specter trails Toomey by seven points (47%-40%).

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Phone Book Search Site... check it out.

You might want to check yourself out on this new search website.
I have been told that you can protect your privacy by not being listed.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Stop talking on Cell phones and Texting while trying to drive.

The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph.
The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle.
The bike rider's reaction time was not sufficient
enough to avoid this accident.
The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them.
The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact
and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were
killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at
the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety Department.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Save a life... it might be your own.
Hang up and Drive.

Monday, May 3, 2010

According to my email inbox, it is Friday and here is a story of two aliens who land in Arizona...

Two aliens landed in the Arizona desert near a gas station that was closed for the night.

They approached one of the gas pumps and the younger alien addressed it saying, 'Greetings, Earthling. We come in peace. Take us to your leader.'

The gas pump, of course, didn't respond..

The younger alien became angry at the lack of response.

The older alien said, 'I'd calm down if I were you.'

The younger alien ignored the warning and repeated his greeting..

Again, there was no response.

Annoyed by what he perceived to be the pump's haughty attitude, he drew
his ray gun and said impatiently, 'Greetings, Earthling. We come in peace.
Do not ignore us this way! Take us to your leader or I will fire!'

The older alien again warned his comrade saying, 'You probably don't
want to do that! I really don't think you should make him mad.'

'Rubbish,' replied the cocky, young alien. He aimed his weapon at the
pump and opened fire. There was a huge explosion.

A massive fireball roared towards them and blew the younger alien off his feet and deposited him a burnt, smoking mess about 200 yards away in a cactus patch.

Half an hour passed.

When he finally regained consciousness, the younger alien refocused his three eyes, straightened his bent antenna, and looked dazedly at the older, wiser alien who was standing over him shaking his big, green head.

'What a ferocious creature!' exclaimed the young, fried alien. 'He damn
near killed me! How did you know he was so dangerous?'

The older alien leaned over, placed a friendly feeler on his crispy friend and replied, 'If there's one thing I've learned during my intergalactic travels, you don't want to mess with a guy who can loop his penis over his shoulder twice and then stick it in his ear.

Yep, and oldie, but a goodie, with topical current events....