atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4366: I grilled shrimp!

They were prepared specifically for grilling, sold frozen; I defrosted 'em.

Tossed them with a little olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper; grilled on low heat for about ten minutes they came out amazingly delicious. Now there's a rack of ribs on the grill, slow-cooking (1.5 hours' cook time). In about 15-20 minutes I'll have to decide how I'm going to cook the baked potatoes and corn-on-the-cob.

Next time I do shrimp I'll have to toss them with lemon juice instead, but these were very good and evaporated in about two minutes. We ate them standing up at the stove....

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This AoSHQ ONT has something at the bottom I want to comment on. It's a picture under the legend, "Tonight's post brought to you by where your money goes - then and now:" and compares the typical American's budget between 1949 and 2011.

"Medical care" in 1949 was 3.2% of the typical budget. In 2011 it was only 7.1%? When it made up twenty percent of the American economy? I don't buy it.

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Fake cell towers hack your phone and you'll never know it's going on. I notice that the article does not say who is hacking your phone, but then again it seems as if no one really knows. So it's probably the US and the Russians and the Chinese who are hacking our cell phones.

Really makes me re-think the whole notion of having an Android phone, you know?

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Nine lines in the sand starting with my favorite, Hadrian's wall in England. Odd that this list does not include the Great Wall of China (they could have made it "ten lines in the sand") but that one's pretty obvious, anyway. "Goddamned Mongorians!!!"

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Stove's probably going to start beeping right about now....

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