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Phone Your Blog (via WordPress.com News) July 1, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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Hang on . . . the future of blogging just took a giant leap for verbosity.

You can now blab your deepest darkest thoughts into your phone and have the audio file post to your blog for the world to hear!

Unlike cars designed to start only after you’ve passed a sobriety test . . . this new blogging (blabbing) tool will work no matter your level of intoxication.


Talk about the right to Free Speech:  WordPress will let you record and post audio files up to 60 minutes in length to your blog ~ long enough to read the Declaration of Independence, recite the Gettysburg Address, and sing The Star Spangled Banner!

Now, instead of lying awake at night with blog topics floating through your mind at the speed of light, you can dictate them to your blog via a phone line and fall back to sleep . . . tomorrow morning is soon enough to deal with the aftermath.

All kidding aside, this seems like an interesting adjunct to the WordPress toolbox.  Write on! 

Phone Your Blog It’s happened to all of us. The night starts off innocently enough with a little gin and tonic, maybe a mojito, then next thing you know you’re doing tequila shots with the bartender and the girl from Brazil and you find yourself thinking it would be a treMENdous idea to call up your ex and see how they’re doin … Read More

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Versatile Pasta Salad July 1, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Vegetarian Recipes.
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If you’re looking for a quick summer salad to serve on a hot summer night, a covered dish to take to the neighborhood’s 4th of July potluck, or a crowd pleaser for your next picnic at the beach, here a dish to consider:

Versatile Pasta Salad
1 lb. pasta (Fusilli, Ziti, Macaroni, or Bow Tie), cooked per package directions
1/2 c. sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. Red Pepper, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1 can of kidney beans or black beans (or both), drained and rinsed
Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing, prepared per package directions

Other additions (or substitutions for ingredients listed above):

Broccoli florets * Grated or sliced Carrots * Corn or Baby Corn * Chopped Green Pepper * Garbanzo Beans * Green Beans * Asparagus * Peas * Cherry Tomatoes (halved) *  Black olives * Artichoke hearts

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.  Cover and chill.

Serves 4-6 as a Main Dish or 8-12 as a Side Dish.

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