BLAINESWORLD #760, Section 2, part 2

Linda in North Carolina:

Chuck [my husband] on the Apollo 13 mission on a show that ran on several Clear Channel stations in March:

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Tammy in North Carolina:

Ray LaMontagne performs “Let It Be Me” from his album Gossip in the Grain, live at KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley. 07.13.09. Watch the whole session at: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb090713ray_lamontagne . . . or just the clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUec4MMQflE

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Rich in Pennsylvania:

Animal House Motivational Speech
John Belushi gives a history lesson

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Pro scores 16 on one hole in recent golf tournament:

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Sport Colombia Goalkeeper, Scores on 83-Meter Kick

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/colombian-goalkeeper-quinonez-wilson-scores-long-free-kick_n_848794.html?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-w%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%7C210064

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Carol in Pennsylvania:

For Passover . . . Google Exodus

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Diane in Pennsylvania:

If anyone is interested, this is a very good recipe of Pineapple Bake I make quite often especially at Easter time with ham!!:)

Pineapple Bake

3/4 of stick of butter
4 eggs
5 slices white bread
3/4 c. sugar
1 can crushed pineapple-slightly drained 20 oz.
cinnamon sugar 3.62 oz

Cream together butter & sugar. Beat eggs in 1 at a time. Stir in pineapple and cinnamon (use as much or as little of cinnamon as you like) I usually use half of bottle of McCormick Cinnamon Sugar

Fold in bread. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and bake in greased pan ( I usually use a bigger pan since I double the recipe)

Bake at 350 for 1 hr.

Serves 6

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Jim Freeman’s latest book, IRISH WAKE: IN LOVING MEMORY OF US ALL, is now available via Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/6a69md8. If you want the print version, please click: http://tinyurl.com/623lkwm.

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Liz in Colorado (with a REQUEST FOR HELP):

I’m emailing you for about nineteen reasons. Actually, just one reason. I’m raising money for the most amazing cause, and I really want you to sponsor me. You can read more about the cause (Project Education Sudan) and the event (Climb for Sudan) on my crowdrise fundraising page, which is:

http://www.crowdrise.com/teamliz/fundraiser/LizMiller

Would you give up eating out one meal and instead donate that $20 to the amazing students in Southern Sudan? Would you drink two less lattes and instead give $10 to an organization that is working collaboratively with villages to support education? I think you can 🙂 AND, I challenge you to give even more if you are able!

When you get to my page, just click the big orange DONATE button. It’s so easy you won’t even believe it.

Thanks so much!!!

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Wes in North Carolina:

Yes, that’s the problem [about MSG being in cereals]. If the MSG-cousin is not “pure MSG,” they don’t have to call it that on the label. But those wishing to eliminate MSG from their diets are faced with an almost impossible task. Food preparers are often unaware that they’re even using MSG. Labels can be very misleading.

For example, a label that says “No MSG added” doesn’t mean that the food is free of MSG, it simply means that the manufacturer didn’t put in additional MSG. MSG goes under many aliases, too, one of the most common being “hydrolyzed vegetable protein,” an additive used to increase the protein content of a wide variety of foods.

Manufacturers also hide MSG as part of “natural flavorings,” something the FDA permits them to do because it is a natural product. Unfortunately, natural is not the same as harmless.

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Brooklyn!

http://www.screanews.us/NewYork/BrooklynOld.htm

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John in New Jersey:

As usual I enjoyed Blainsworld… but one small thing. This year, because of the Washington DC legal holiday of Emancipation Day, tax day is April 18.

We get 3 EXTRA Days!!!

NOTE:

As is usually the case, John is right. For more information, please click: http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2011/02/15/when-are-2010-taxes-due-hint-its-not-april-15-2011/

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THANKS to Nick in Vermont for providing this same information!

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Brian in Pennsylvania:

Here is website you might like http://www.mccartins.com/

Also:

Send this link to your friends and family. Tell them to login to their facebook account and click the link below it will take them to the McCartins Fan Page. Ask everyone to “like” it. We need 23 more people.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/McCartins-Carpet-Cleaning/190906057621551?v=wall

MY TWO CENTS:

I did enjoy the above very much. It gives you information on Brian’s carpet cleaning and other services. I have used him in the past and have been very pleased with the work that he does!

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Larry in Pennsylvania:

You should make this [your newsletter] more attractive and more readable . . . or are you doing this with purpose?

REQUEST (of Larry and others):

Please share specific suggestions and/or ideas as to how I can improve BLAINESWORLD. I have made some changes ecently; i.e., I’ve increased font size, made each issue shorter, etc. But as always, I’m always open to feedback as to how I can make things even better.

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Gary in North Carolina:

Sweet, thanks for the fb tip Blaine, I just changed it.

IF UNLIKELY EVENT YOU MISSED IT:

THANKS to Ginger in Florida for sharing this useful tidbit:

While on Facebook, look at your URL address (the very top box on your screen). If you see “http:” instead of “https:” then you DO NOT have a secure session & can be hacked. Go to Account – Account Settings – Account Security – click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save.

Facebook has automatically set it on the non-secure setting!

I encourage you to learn more about this topic . . . you can do so by clicking: http://www.webmonkey.com/2011/03/https-is-more-secure-why-isnt-the-web-using-it-today/

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Julie in Minnesota:

I have to disagree with your review of THE MAKING OF A CHAMPIONSHIP HEART.

The ’09 Yankees had a payroll that was 65 million more than the next closest team in 2009. The entire Twins infield (who the Yankees beat in the 1st round) ma…de slightly more than Derek Jeter and 10 million less than A-Rod. The ’09 Yankees simply did what they were paid very well to do. I don’t equate this to a true champion.
In my opinion, Yerrid does nothing more than capitalize on his long friendship with Steinbrenner, whom I consider one of sports most controversial figures. A convicted felon; he showed such little respect for his personnel and is probably best known for his big mouth, public humiliation of players and managers and his part in driving up player salaries.
As a small market town baseball fan, I find it increasingly tough to watch professional baseball with the enormous imbalances in financial system … and there is no better example than the 2009 Yankees.
The ideas in the book are good, equating them to the ’09 Yankees in my opinion is not.

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Patti in New Jersey:

My brother just turned me on to a new (to me?) on line site that seems to be catching on everywhere. It is called “Meet up” and it is a way for people to connect in person to other people in their geographical area that share their interests. I am now painting on Saturdays and Sundays with a local group started by a man who lives in the next town. I have also joined the humanist network and, through them, got to hear a terrific lecture on dinosaur feathers and how they change the way we see evolution. I am planning to attend a get-together of women for a woman’s empowerment group. My brother has gone to the theater with one group and had day-long hike followed by a barbecue with his local outdoor club. Take a peek and see what is in your area!! Or – knowing you – you’ll start your own.

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Natalie in Pennsylvania:

Saw “Meet John Doe” the other night, finally. Had always wanted to see it. It was great. I found it inspiring and uplifting and extremely well-acted. A great film classic. We also saw “Source Code” yesterday. It was just okay — an escapist movie — I had trouble understanding the premise.

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