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What Your Coffee Drink Says About You



Authors James Moore and Judi James of "The You Code: What Your Habits Say About You" claim that coffee choices go beyond taste. They say certain drinks appeal to certain personality types. I'm not convinced, but here's what they say:
 
     • Espresso: You like nstant gratification, a quick hit. You are also cynical & sarcastic, even an aggressive cool hunter. You are moody and set high standards, aiming for the leadership position with little time for gossip.
 
     • Black coffee: You are a no-frills minimalist. You prefer one-on-one contact.You are competitive, not to mention quiet and moody, although capable of occasional bouts of extroversion.
 
     • Latte: You prefer safety and want to be liked. You are cutesy but conceivably stubborn inside. You avoid direct confrontation and delegates the dirty work. Latte lovers are also loyal family people. You enjoy comfortable surroundings and gabbing with trusted friends. Sex is more snuggly than extreme.
 
     • Cappuccino: You are optimistic and an extrovert who appreciates style and nice stuff! You prefer to start things rather than see them through with all that dull detail work.
 
     • Instant coffee: No frills, straightforward, cheery but in no hurry to get things done, which might come across as shallow. Highs and lows come easily; not so adventurous in career or sex, but ponders both.
 
     • Decaf soymilk: More of an eco-worrier rather than an eco-warrior. For those who aren't allergic to cow's milk, the choice may indicate fussiness with a touch of sincere narcissism.
 
     • Starbucks Frappuccino (and presumably other frothy whips): It's all about the foam and the froth. Trendchaser more than a trendsetter and, ouch, characterized as  "flighty"
 
     • Non-coffee drinker: The authors say someone who rejects the black brew is "frightened of life" and "a child". OUCH! 
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Hands Free Burger-Eating Device? Yes Please!

Call me lazy, but I think I need one of these! haha! I'm a notorious multi-tasker and I think this could come in "handy"  (<---- Yep, pun intentional . Haha ) Who else wants one of these?!

 

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Meanest Prank EVER!

Can you imagine getting a text from your significant other that said "I haven't been honest with you"......and then nothing else, no matter how many return texts you send? Ugh! I'd be furious.....which is why I'm giving you a heads up on a new prank that's going around. Check out the one at the bottom of the page. Now THAT'S the way you handle this one. ;-)

 













 

 

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A Song To Say Goodbye

This is one of the most downloaded songs in the country right now. It was written by 17 year old , Zach Sobiech, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that takes the lives of a large percent of its childhood victims. Given only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye.  Zach died a couple of weeks ago. This song, "Clouds" is his goodbye. Touched by his story and hoping to raise awareness and support to fight this cancer, these celebrities all joined together for this video tribute:




With:
Brian Cranston
Sarah Silverman
Ashley Tisdale
Colbie Caillat
Chris Pratt
Anna Faris
Jason Mraz
Sara Bareilles
Andy Grammer
Jenna Fischer
Angela Kinsey
Jenna Elfman
Jack McBrayer
Lumineers
Jason Derulo
Kelly Oxford
The Mowglis
Rachel Bilson
Kina Grannis
Passenger
Creed Bratton
Tyler Hilton
Mark Duplass
Josh Gad
Jason Wade
Paul McDonald
Ed Helms
Phillip Phillips
Justin Young
Alyssa Shouse
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Children of The 80's (90's, too)....This Will Make Your Day

O.....M.....Goodness......did you see this Fresh Prince reunion on the BBC this last weekend? Fantastic! The Carlton Dance alone is worth a repeat viewing or two. ;-)

 

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$100,000 Burger!

Erin Evenson of Brooklyn, NY just won $100,000 for this original burger recipe. It looks like a little too much work for me (haha! I'm a lazy chef)....but if you try this recipe, you MUST tell me how it is! Recipe below:
 
 
 
 
 
7 Train Caramelized Green Curry Burgers with Crispy Watercress Salad, Roasted Cashews, and Minted Basil Aioli
Recipe by Erin Evenson
Makes 6 burgers
 
Ingredients 
 
GREEN CURRY GLAZE
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 jalapeño chiles, stemmed and coarsely chopped
2 fresh kaffir lime leaves
1 stalk lemongrass, outer layers discarded, bruised with the back of a chef’s knife and chopped
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey 
2 tablespoons Asian toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 
 
 


MINTED BASIL AIOLI
1 cup homemade or good-quality mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
 
6 slices pancetta

CRISPY WATERCRESS SALAD

3 1/2 cups canola oil
1 cup rice flour 
1 cup chilled seltzer water 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 heads (bunches) young watercress, stem ends trimmed
3 shallots, thinly sliced 
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons low-sodium Thai fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Sriracha hot chile sauce
 


PATTIES
2 pounds ground chuck
Fat from cooking pancetta (above)
 

Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack 
 
6 French sandwich rolls, split
1 1/4 cups chopped roasted salted cashews
 
Instructions
Heat a gas grill to medium-high.
 
To make the glaze, combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely pureed. Pass the mixture once through a sieve to remove any errant chunks, cover, and set aside.
 
To make the aioli, combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and process to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until assembling the burgers.
 
Place a large, high-sided, cast-iron skillet on the grill rack. Add the pancetta and cook until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and pour the fat from the skillet into a large bowl; reserve.
 
To make the salad, return the skillet to the grill, add the canola oil, and heat until shimmering, about 325 degrees F. Combine the flour, seltzer water, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and whisk to blend well. Add the watercress and stir to coat.
 
Add the shallots to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crisp, 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Working in small batches, remove the watercress from the batter, allowing excess batter to drip back into the bowl, and fry until golden brown and crisp, 45 to 50 seconds. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
 
In a small bowl, whisk together the lime zest and juice, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, and hot sauce until combined. Set aside.
 
To make the patties, add the chuck to the bowl containing the reserved pancetta fat and combine using your hands. Form the meat into 6 equal patties that are slightly larger in circumference than the buns.
 
Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until juices begin emerging from the top of the patties. Baste the patties liberally with the glaze, turn, and douse the other side with the remaining glaze. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes longer (for medium-rare) or until desired doneness. Transfer the patties to a plate to rest until assembling the burgers.
 
Grill the rolls, cut side down, until they are toasted lightly. Place the cashews on a plate. Spread the cut sides of the rolls with the aioli and dip each roll top, aioli side down, into the cashews, pressing gently to make sure that the nuts adhere.
 
To assemble the burgers, combine the fried shallots and watercress in a large bowl and toss to combine. Drizzle the lime dressing over the mixture and toss again. Place a pancetta slice on each bottom bun, followed by a patty. Place a mound of the watercress salad atop each patty. Finally, add the cashew-crusted bun tops. Serve immediately.
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This 3D Coffee Art is AMAZING



Kazuki Yamamoto is a barista in Osaka, Japan who does the most INCREDIBLE things with foam. Wow, I wouldn't know what to tip him for one of these creations.....in fact, I probably wouldn't even want to drink it and ruin it! LOL! Check out more of his work here.






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Crazy! Cell Phone Video From Inside The OK Tornado

Have you seen this? A man in Oklahoma recorded the Oklahoma tornado from inside the storm. Scary! Remember, you can help the OK tornado victims by texting RED CROSS to 90999

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When Kids Write Wedding Vows



Awwwwww.....this is so cute!

Travis Meiers teaches third grade in California and he invited his class to write the vows for his ceremony. He and his fiance were (pleasantly) surprised by how awesome they turned out! Here's a little bit of what the kids came up with. It sounds like Ms Racheal is getting the better end of the deal. Haha! 

"Mr. Meiers promises to give Ms. Racheal 8 billion kisses every day."

 

"Ms. Racheal promises to travel all around the world with Mr. Meiers in a giant car that he bought for her."

 

"Mr. Meiers promises to buy Ms. Racheal a Lamborghini, and let her keep the change."

 

"Ms. Racheal promises never to change because Mr. Meiers likes her just the way she is."

 

"Mr. Meiers promises to always sit by Ms. Racheal on roller coasters."

 

"Mr. Meiers promises to buy Ms. Racheal a Komodo dragon."

 

"Mr. Meiers promises to be more like Johnny Depp."

 

For more on this story.....click this link

 

 

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This Military Wife Lost 150 Pounds To Surprise Returning Husband

Love this story!

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