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This Rocked My Pi World

I love math. I think it’s beautiful and interesting. It’s problem solving that leads to answers. And it’s so satisfying to reach a definite conclusion after working a single problem on an entire sheet of college ruled notebook paper. My math mind stops somewhere after beginners calculus (or as GW calls it “Calculus for Business Majors”). But that’s OK.

Then, on National Pi Day of all days, I learned there is a faction of society that believes Pi is WRONG. How could that be? This video explains it for the nerds/non-geniuses like myself.

Are You a Good Egg?

A quick lesson in cooking:
Test your eggs before you use them!

How to tell if a egg is ok to eat

Drop egg in a glass or bowl full of water. If it…

  • Sinks to the bottom and stays there, it is about three to six days old.
  • Sinks, but floats at an angle, it’s more than a week old.
  • Sinks, but then stands on end, it’s about two weeks old.
  • Floats, it’s too old and should be discarded.

Why does this happen? Well, there is a pocket of air between the shell and the membrane that protects the white from bacteria. The pocket grows larger as the egg ages, and the balloon of air floats the egg to the top. (For the visual learners)

I think I originally learned this on Good Eats a long time ago.
Best. Cooking Show. Ever.

grocery coupons

Snowdrops in Texas

No. I am not talking about the weather.

On Thursday, my mom and I watched an interesting segment on The Martha Stewart Show about Snowdrop Plants. They’re pretty little flowers that are one of the first to start growing after a long winter, even if there is still snow on the ground.

Well, it rarely snows/get super cold in Texas, and many plants that grow in North wouldn’t survive here. Plus the deer in the neighborhood tend to eat any living plant they can. So, imagine my delight when my parents returned from visiting a neighbor’s with this:

Snowdrops- Flower

My neighbor said a friend had brought her a Snowdrop plant from Louisiana a while back, and they’d been growing in her yard ever since. So it seems the WILL grow in the South, good to know! Snowdrops are small, delicate, and smell like honey. I’m sure the deer love that.

Free Curly Fries @ Arbys

The first time I went to an In-n-Out, I didn’t eat there. I went across the parking lot, got food from Arby’s and brought food back to eat with my family at this place I hadn’t heard of before.
I still love Arby’s. And food coupons. Yay!

Target Daily DealsPrint out this coupon for a free drink and curly fries when you try their NEW Angus 3 Cheese and Bacon Sandwich.


Find an Arby’s near you... the two closest ones to my house are in a Target parking lot. Can’t beat that!

Happy Birthday Texas!

Texas Flag
Apparently, the town where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed is not too awful far from where I live.

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is a place like Heritage Hill (in SoCal) or Sutter’s Fort (in Sacramento) ... historical buildings and actors recreating a time when Texas declared independence from Mexico (in 1836… it took another 9 years to become a state).

Now go eat some BBQ and drink a Pint of Shiner.

Even better:
Drink of Pint of Saint Arnold, The Patron Saint of Brewers!

Saint Arnold Beer Tasting 2008

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