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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Greek Omelet from #SparkPeople.com

Greek Omelet Submitted by: HICKEYSUZ
' Greek Omelet Introduction Omelet with a difference! Minutes to Prepare: 15 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 3 Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1/4 cup onions, diced 3 T of both red and green peppers, diced 4 black olives, remove pits and cut in chunks 1/2 large tomato, diced 1/2 T dried basil 2 eggs, whole 2 egg whites 1/4 c water 3 T Feta Directions Serves 3 Saute onions and peppers in oil. Add tomatoes and olives. Beat eggs and egg whites together with 1/3 cup of water. Add to vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with dried or fresh basil. Cover and cook on medium to low heat for approximately 5 minutes. Add feta cheese and either continue to cook as is (until egg is set) or flip in half to form traditional omlette.

My entry for #RacquetBracket :: #Wimbledon #WTA

My entry for Racquet Bracket :: Wimbledon WTA

My entry for #RacquetBracket :: #Wimbledon #ATP

My entry for Racquet Bracket :: Wimbledon ATP

Friday, June 20, 2014

Old Fashioned Jack Daniels, Yay JD.

#NASA Photo with Ground Control to #MajorTom

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Liked · June 18 Happy fifth anniversary in space, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter! LRO has continued to shape our view of our nearest celestial neighbor. Its data has shown us the tracks and equipment left behind from the Apollo astronauts, created the most precise map of the lunar surface, discovered the coldest known temperatures in the solar system, mapped the distribution of hydrogen and possibly water mixed in the lunar soil, identified craters and many other exciting science discoveries. From the Moon as Art Campaign, the public was asked to select a favorite orbiter image of the moon and selected this image of Tycho Central Peak. The stunningly beautiful Tycho Central Peak rests inside an impact crater and has a boulder over 100 meters wide (about 328 feet) at its summit. It showcases a breathtaking view of the lunar landscape. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University #nasa #lro #lunar #moon #space #anniversary #moonart #apollo #science #otd

#NASA Photo with #Coldplay-#Yellow-Lyrics

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Liked · 26 mins Dwarf Galaxy Shaped by a Grand Design: The term "dwarf galaxy" may sound diminutive, but don't let that fool you - NGC 5474 contains several billion stars! However, when compared to the Milky Way with its hundreds of billions of stars, NGC 5474 does indeed seem relatively small. The galaxy is located 21 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). NGC 5474 itself is part of the Messier 101 Group. The brightest galaxy within this group is the well-known spiral Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101). This galaxy's prominent, well-defined arms classify it as a "grand design galaxy," along with other spirals Messier 81 and Messier 74. Also within this group are Messier 101's galactic neighbors. It is possible that gravitational interactions with these companion galaxies have had some influence on providing Messier 101 with its striking shape. Similar interactions with Messier 101 may have caused the distortions visible in NGC 5474. Credit: ESA/NASA

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Finding the Perfect Job Right Out of College

College graduation is a great accomplishment. But if you arrive to your college commencement with no job prospects, the celebration could be short lived. Depending on your major in college, chances are you did not complete college with any real marketable work experience. Don't feel bad; there are very few undergraduate degrees that translate directly into professional experience. Unless you are an accountant or something really useful or specialized you will be facing the job market like the rest of us letters and science majors. Generally educated. After graduating with my BA in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, I worked for 4 years in downtown San Francisco as a recruiter for software engineers. I found the job listed on the on campus job board. My kind of process…call…set appointment…show up…start on Monday. My boss was straight out of a Jerry Maguire movie. Plan your work and work your plan. In the process I learned to coach computer programmers and software development managers on the hiring process. If you are in a specialized field such as computer programming or accounting chances are after a couple of years of on the job experience you could be helped along your career path by a recruiter. Sometimes recruiters are called headhunters. Headhunters from independent recruiting companies often help to fill important or specialized positions in a company. In my case it was mostly computer programmers. But there are a lot of employment companies that specialize in clerical help too. When you begin your job search focus on important aspects of your college experience. Following your professional interests as closely as you possibly can go a long way to accentuate your strengths. Sometimes a particular specialty that sparks your interest will be a shared interest with your potential employers. All good hiring managers will tell you that skills and education will get you in the door but it is being a personality fit that will get you the job. Having a strong, well-organized one-page resume that showcases your past experience is a given. But what will set you on course for the dream job? Get out a journal because setting some goals is the name of the game. Writing down your goals can help set your vision for the future firmly in mind. Ask yourself the important questions like where do I see myself in five years? Or what makes you special over the competition? Because if you have the opportunity to be asked these questions by your future employer, you want to have authentic heartfelt answers ready. Even if your future boss does not ask you these questions you will be happy to look back years from now and know you stuck to your guns and lived your dream. Close ...(read more)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pondering Summer Hits of the 1990s on Pandora Summer Party Hits of the '90s, an Oxymoron?

I'm listening to my Pandora. I have it set to the summer hits of the '90s and it is by no means a party mix. Third Eye Blind is just about danceable, but they want something else to get through a semi toned kind of life...bummer. You cannot write an article about the music of the 90's decade without a shout out for Nirvana's Nevermind. I've heard it said too many times how that album changed the music scene. I still want to hear every song on the album.The vibe is certainly felt in just about all the other songs I hear on this station. Summer hits of the 1990's may not be excellent patry music, but it is good for pondering and writing. Sixpence None the Ritcher's, Kiss Me. I saw them perform it on David Letterman. Their music and sound remind me so much of the Cranberry's...Saw them on Jimmy Fallon. Neither of these bands would get through American Idol today. I saw a pair of singers get reprimanded harshly and sent packing by Simon for singing the Cranberries...bummer. Timelessness and spanning decades is a great quality for my local boys...The Red Hot Chili Peppers. They ROCKED the Superbowl this year. Californication came out in June 1999. Just in time for the 90's to party a bit in the summer. I was too busy playing earth mother to my baby to fully appreciate this one when it came out. The summer hits of the 90's I am listening to this afternoon make me think the 1990's were a tamer time. Tal Bachman's She's So High just came on. That was a huge hit and it is about as cheery as the 90's gets. It' has a very a naive cute theme. Not like Californication it is like a cake and ice cream party a mom could throw. Sugar Ray's Someday. Domesticated beach music. Eve 6's (never heard of them) Inside Out makes me think they must have been a one hit wonder. Green Day's Insomniac. The best new punky grungy artists of a pretty punky grungy artistic decade to make it out alive? Blip...I mean Blink 182's Dammit. What happened did they grow up and forget how to play? Oasis' Wonderwall I think there used to be a venue in San Francisco called the Oasis. I love that name. Tonic's If You Could Only See. This is a song a woman would want to sing at karaoke. Impossible to get the hetero gender going on those lyrics for a woman. Green Day's When I come Around worth repeating...if not for Green Day what would the 1990's have been? They are like the Cure cool...but way younger. And maybe not as British musical? If Smash Mouth hadn't of made it into the Trek movies would they have been as popular? Their song Walkin' On The Sun was one of the peppiest songs I've heard today. If I wasn't writing about summer hits of the '90s, I don't think I would have kept listening. But for the purposes of writing, I have to say this music has been quite enjoyable.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

#Hollywood Daddy Pick of the Day: #TomCruise Tom Cruise's Numbers and His Personality Are Impressive

It doesn't matter if he is real or fake he is always Tom Cruise. Kids love consistency. That's what makes an excellent relationship especially father-child. Father's Day, next month, has got to be super special for adopted kids with celebrity dads. Who would not love to have Tom Cruise as a dad? He has to be one of the most self-assured people on the planet. He just seems so steady but wily enough so that if he was your dad he would probably be more wild than you...so it would be hard to get into trouble with him. Tom Cruise. I'm not a big fan. But I really like him. His movies are indicative of his era in Hollywood. Tom is a true icon. He takes up a pretty interesting place in film history. Shakespeare had words. Tom is all images. From his underwear dancing, to babysitting an adult brother he wanted to steal from, to spy guy Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible franchise.How can anyone not recognize him as an exceptional performer? It is not surprising he has a new film out now. He is traveled the globe this week to promote Edge of Tomorrow. Tom Cruise's movie productions have had consistent box office over perform value. And he's not only as an actor. He has over a dozen film credits as a producer or executive producer. Tom Cruise is and has been a Hollywood legend for a long while now. Tom Cruise may not be the most decorated actor, but he has a lot more hits than flops. Judging from the trailer of Edge of Tomorrow, the alien invasion war genre was too juicy for him to pass up as an action character. Cruise's two adopted kids with Nicole Kidman Isabella, 21 and Connor 17, chose to live with their father rather than with their mother when they divorced. Tom could adopt me any day. Love him? Hate him? Don't think of him much? Everyone still knows at least one or more of his film roles. Tom Cruise is just very very consistent. Tom's characters always have a comfortable emotional range. You know what to expect from them emotionally. That could be what makes him so appealing. Anyone would love to have had a dad who is going to show up and always be on a pretty even emotional keel. Especially if he is generally a good guy. And then there is all that money. Did you click the box office link?

Summertime May Be the Best to Track Down Retired Pro Tennis Players Where Do Professional Tennis Players Go When Their Careers End?

In the world of professional tennis, it used to be very common that even the top stars' careers to have ended by the time they reached the age of 30. Many now are competing well past that age. Elena Dementieve, Xavier Malisse, Fernando Gonzalez, Marat Safin, Dinara Safina, Juan Carlos Ferrero are just a hand full of professional tennis players who have left the tour in the past couple of years. After retirement some former pros are more visible than others. The days for the likes of Martina Hingis winning her first few grand slams.before the age of 18 are long over. WTA rules limits the number of matches players under the age of 18 can play in a calendar year. There are a few occurrences of teenagers in the main draw of this years French Open.So we will have to stay tuned and see if any of them make the leap to the business end of a 2000 Major Event and buck the trend. Here in the United states our sports coverage for professional tennis is very limited. Major League Baseball and NFL Football are unparalleled for media coverage and attention in the United States. Andy Roddick was our last American male professional player to consistently end the year (9 years consecutively) in the top 10 in the ATP World Rankings. He retired a year or 2 ago. I heard on Roland Garros Radio today that Andy is a broadcaster for Fox Sports News. Elena has done some of the same for the Russian speaking audience. Juan Carlos Ferrero had a tennis academy and owned part of the Valencia Open before he retired. Last year he was very visible as the tournament director. Dinara Safina officially celebrated her retirement at the and sat for an interview at the Madrid Open a week or 2 ago. Her career was cut short by a back injury. Hopefully she will be able to stay around the tennis tour. There is a bit of a trend for former legends coming back to coach current stars. Marat Safin with Ernests Gulbis would be pretty interesting! Professional Tennis is a wonderful spectator sport. Tracking active players worldwide year round isn't easy. If retired players choose to avoid the limelight we just have to wait for them to surface. The French Open is going on now through May 25th. And then Wimbledon is just a couple weeks after. If you have a favorite retired player, then these tournaments are great places to possibly see them in action behind the scenes.

#JustinBieber - #LoveYourselfLyrics The Moment I Became 'That' Mother In-law.

Youtube isn't going to be leaving #MyFireStick after this month.  They had the nerve to announce it to me on my birthday...If I was on...