Vegetarian Ideas

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If you feel like going vegetarian for a meal but don’t feel like pasta again, try shepard’s pie with puy lentils instead of beef.

If you spice it up a little and add some carrots, celery and onions and of course the secret ingredient red wine, it is delicious and maybe even better than regular shepard’s pie.

I’m already looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.

Mmmmm…

With a Little Lemon Twaist

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I watched the beginning of Beverly Hills Cop today and I was surprised at the language of the mid 80s. It was just as bad as today, but back then I was a kid. Surprised my parents let us watch that kind of stuff to be honest.

Overall, the movie holds up well and I did like seeing the old 80s look and loved hearing the old soundtrack. Great tune.

I had forgotten about the character played Bronson Pinchot (got that without googling!) who was hysterical in his role. (Lemon twaist)

If you never saw Eddie Murphy in his prime in Beverly Hills Cop, give it a try.

Uh, but definitely not for the kids!

Life by the Drop

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Man, I am loving Apple music as I rediscover all the songs I used to like combined with songs that are related. I pick a song I remember, boom there it is and then I ask Siri to “play more like this” and boom instant great radio.

I am also enjoying Beats 1 radio as well.

The best part of Apple music is the curation as it learns more about me as I listen and tell it what I like. More and more music I love is popping up.

Right now I am listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn and really digging it. Voodoo Child (slight return).

Be Careful Opening the Tin

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I was making myself a Chunky soup lunch today when I noticed the lid had a warning in large bold letters that said “be careful when opening lid.”

Wow.

Good thing that label was there or I might have licked the razor sharp lid or maybe rubbed my hands all over the jagged opening. Phew!

WARNING! Do not grab snake

WARNING! Do not grab snake

The sad thing is that the only reason for these ridiculous labels is that the company that makes the soup has been sued by idiots who did lick the lick or cut their hands on the jagged opening.

Companies have to put labels on in order to avoid lawsuits which is why you see gems such as “this bag is not a toy” and “do not iron your shirt while wearing your shirt.”

 

July Heat in Montreal

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Phew! Is the heat on? It is summer in Montreal (July) and the heat is nice and humid.

Not everyone likes the humidity but I love it as it reminds me that summer is here and I find relaxing, but sweaty.

Luckily, we have a pool so off I go!

Apple Music a few weeks In

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I have been using Apple Music quite a bit lately and I am enjoying it more than I thought I would. I have been listening to some random playlist I found and every song has been a great one. As each song comes on, I think “whoa, haven’t heard that in awhile” or “hmm, thats a great song”. So far Apple music is doing a great job of figuring out my tastes and providing great music.

I also enjoy using Siri to play the “top songs from 1972”, “play Back in Black next” and “more like this” while the music is playing. There are more Siri commands as well.

My favourite feature though is falling asleep to music and having my iPad automatically shut off after 20 minutes. All you have to do is play some music, then exit the app, open the clock app, set a timer for 20 minutes and change the timer finished sound to “stop playing” instead of the usual dings or beeps. Awesome!

Periscope is Cool

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I have the periscope app and I tried it out tonight. I clicked on LA and saw a little bit of Marilyn Manson singing Sweet Dreams and a half inning of a LA Dodgers game.

I felt like I was at the music concert because I was, it was just as good as being there with tinny sound and everything.

The Dodger game had me in a luxury box with someone eating a Dodger dog and she was interacting with us and chatting.

The experience was short but mind blowing in that this all happened on mobile devices that didn’t even exist a few years ago.

Exciting times in tech right now as the tech is moving more and more into the masses in everyday life through ubiquitous mobile devices.

Think about getting a great data plan soon.