Thursday, December 17, 2009

Because I find it Amusing

Iron Man 2 Official Trailer on

Yep, it's there.

I'll be seeing it next December most likely, when it's out on Blu Ray. If you can believe it, I also waited for Terminator 4 and Star Trek on DVD. With the addition of a used PS3 in lieu of a Blu Ray player, I now await the BD-DVD.

It's just something about watching it on my 53" TV, eating the snacks for cheap, and controlling pretty much all aspects of the viewing experience.

Home Theatre FTW.

Croonchy Stars and other Childhood Cereals

Man, are kids breakfast cereals this much fun these days? Ok, granted, I was older when these came out but still.

Here's one I recall, and would probably buy again. Wow! 7 cents off! Cue the Moby Dick references.

I guess I could always pick out the vanilla half of the Cocoa Puffs Combos (which I have a box of right now.)

You can find pics of old cereal boxes and stuff here. The coolest part is looking at those old prizes you will actually remember. I wonder what happened to my Flintstone coin holder. Remember when it was IN the box and you didn't have to mail away for it?

Want! I currently don't own any Rhodium coated jewelry.

Now that you're hungry, look over on the right side of the page for the banner and print the ones you want. I recently used the Raisin Bran and the one for the Cocoa Puffs Combos. It ended up being about $3 for both boxes ($1.50 average.) I like the Combos because they are slightly lower sugar and aren't as thirst-generating-ly chocolate.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gamestop: Up your trade-in amount 'trick'

I had a ton of the AT/ATX power cables (three prong to three hole) that also work with the PS3 (Playstation 3).

I traded in 15 at Gamestop in one batch. I don't think they are supposed to, but I had already talked to the clerk about it.

At worst, just throw 1-3 in with your next trade in. If you're like me you have them laying around. It's an extra dollar or two.

I also had two of the Burger King games for the original Xbox from YEARS ago, they were worth 15 cents each. So like the Atari 2600 version of Kool Aid Man, they'll probably be a collector's item some day.

Cooking Tips for Countertop Convection Ovens

A couple of little tricks we've learned:

1. You can cook a whole full size pizza in the countertop convection oven. Just slice it in half before you cook, and put each half on a separate shelf. Faster, crispier, lower power/gas bill, and you don't heat up the kitchen in the summer. In Houston, that's a big consideration. I can't wait for summer, these temps in high 50's are just too cold.

2. The kids can have hot fresh cinnamon rolls for breakfast, just do a couple at a time and store the rest in the fridge in Tupperware. These are of course quicker too.

3. Pop Tarts are a waste of time. Use the heat gun for this. 2 minutes per tart at most.
(Yes, really. Chefs use blowtorches for creme brulee. Plus you get the tart as crispy as you like. Perfect every time.)
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