Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Herbed Chicken Fingers

1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Dill Weed
1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Mustard
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders

  1. Mix panko, breadcrumbs, Garlic Powder, Dill Weed, salt and Ground Black Pepper in shallow bowl.  Stir together yogurt, Ground Mustard and water in a second shallow bowl.  Moisten chicken lightly with yogurt then roll in breadcrumb mixture.  Place in a single layer on a nonstick rimmed baking sheet.  Spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until coating is golden brown and chicken is cooked through.  Serve with dipping sauces.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Servings: Makes 6

My stolen Nikon D80

Above picture I took a few days after I got my camera.

Friday, August 26, 2011

((I will copy & paste my statement I had to make for the front office at our apartment complex removing a few things like address & number.))

To whom it may concern:

I'd called in a repair at 1:26pm to the front office.  At 2:40pm a maintenance worker came to do the repair, which was in the bathroom.  He went to the bathroom to start the repair.  I needed to leave, so I asked him if he had a key to lock the door behind him.  He said yes he had a key, then asked me if there was anything else that needed to be looked at.  I told him the freezer was acting up.  He said he'd look at it.  So I told him bye and left.  Prior to him getting here I closed both doors to the bedroom because there was no reason for him to be in there and due to the room being messy I didn't want him seeing it.  Before I'd walked out of the room I'd turned the over head light off and left on the ceiling fan as we always leave it when we are gone.  I got back home at 3:14pm, looked on the counter by the front door to see if he left the maintenance repair sheet saying what he'd done.  It wasn't there.  I walked to the bedroom, first thing I noticed was that the door wasn't closed all the way.  Second I noticed the light switch wasn't on, when I flipped the switch on the over head light and the ceiling fan both came on.  As soon as the light came on I noticed that my hand gun wasn't how I always have it.  For safety reasons I have the barrel facing away from the bedroom towards the wall.  It was completely turned around facing towards the room.  I then walked over to the other side of the room first thing I looked for was my camera (Nikon D80).  The Nikon wasn't where I left it.  I have it on a shelf against the wall in the corner so that I know it won't be knocked off.  I even checked the floor and moved things from around the bottom of the shelf to make sure it wasn't on the floor.  I did not find it.  The battery charger and the manual for the camera were both still on the shelf.  I have the serial number on the camera & the police report also.

Update: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The front office manager has said that they will not replace my camera.  They gave all the info to the corporate office.  They will now go over all the info for the investigation.  They will be getting in contact with me about it.  She then said that I will just have to file the camera on our homeowners insurance.

I DO NOT want to file my camera on our insurance bc it's going to cause our insurance to go up (so we will be paying for an asshole that couldn't stay out of our bedroom) & I'm pretty much paying double for the same camera.  Rediculous!

I also got a call from a detective today, but missed the damn call.  I tried to call her back...she was out.  I had to leave a voicemail.  Now I'm waiting for her to call me back.

Seriously thinking about going to nearby pawn shops to look for my camera.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Visual Bookshelf

For the past three and a half years I've been keeping a electronic booklist of all the books that I read. I wanted some way to be able to leave my comments/reviews/thoughts on all the books that I read. Well, thankfully to Visual Bookshelf on facebook, that's what I've been able to do.

While using it I was also using GetGlue. I would check in while reading books because I like getting recommendations for other books, that I might not have ever seen or heard of before. I usually check into GetGlue for a few weeks then go update Visual Bookshelf.

I have a horrible memory, I'm an avid reader & oh did I mention my horrible memory?!

That being said is the reason I had over 500 + books saved on there :\ so much for that anymore. I logged onto Visual Bookshelf on August 13, 2011 to update my list of books just to find a message. I copied & pasted below.

This is what shows on the actual page when you go to your bookshelf:
"It's not you. It's us.
First of all, thank you for your enthusiastic support over the past four years. Your continued engagement with our these applications means a lot to us here at LivingSocial, and we're sad that we haven't been able to dedicate the time and effort you deserve to keep this community alive and thriving.

It's not you. It's us. You see — about two years ago — we tried a new idea, which has taken our team and company in a new direction. This community needs tools and products that are fully supported and continually improved, and unfortunately, this is something we just can't support right now.

We know your data is important to you. Before we discontinue the service, we gave you 30 days to save it.

We have helped many of you do just that and migrate to other applications around the internet, such as GoodReads, LibraryThing, etc.

On August 12th, 2011, we shut down this suite of applications.

If you have any concerns/questions or just want to say hi (or grr!), you can reach us at"

Sooooo...yeah, I was a freakin' day late. Lost all that electronic data. I KNOW there's no way in hell I can remember all the books that I've read. Being just a wee bit peeved was a complete understatement that day to find that message. Thanks for the 30 days of a heads up, but being a iPhone user I maybe log onto my facebook on my laptop once a month (if that) since I find it easier to on my iPhone. So I never got the damn warning! Grrr!

I ended up at GoodReads because they have a iPhone App (thank you) & I can check in, update book lists, give my opinion & keep up with my favorite authors. I ended up spending over two hours just adding what few books I can remember. Still about 400 short :( damn it to hell!

Location:Vail St,Dallas,United States

Chili (for crockpot)

2 pounds ground beef

2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

2 (14.5 ounce) cans rotel tomatoes, undrained

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

2 medium onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Shredded Cheddar cheese

In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a crockpot. Add the rest of ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. Garnish individual servings with cheese if desired.