Tuesday, December 18, 2012



@Instagram - you smell like @Facebook :-(

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Microwave popcorn... DIY style

So Erin and I were trolling on Pintrest today and stumbled upon someone's posting about making your own microwave popcorn. We were skeptical... A paper bag, popcorn kernels, and a microwave. I mean, why haven't we thought of this before!?!

Seriously... I got her a popcorn popper for Christmas and could have saved all that money (ok, not a lot) and done this.

1. Take a plain brown sandwich/lunch bag and open it up.

2. Add a half cup of popcorn kernels into the open bag.

3. Fold the bag closed at the top two times over to seal it all in. Don't use tape or staples. Melting adhesive and sparking metal might cause this to fail.

4. Microwave it all for up to 3 minutes. Use the "Stop everything if you hear less than a few pops every few seconds" method of timing.

5. Watch for steam as you take it out and enjoy!

HINT: add butter or salt of plain isn't your thing ;-)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Watch this space... A New Year's Resolution

Does a blog have to be epic?  Does it have to change the world?  Why do I try to make this bigger than what it really needs to be?  Well- I have decided that I am going to make it into something.

With my recent relocation to Project Jersey Wishes HQ, the love of Disney, and other Seinfeld-esque events I figured there are things to share and talk about.  It may be as simple as pictures or copies of Facebook/Twitter postings, or deeper like a trip report/review or a story... But I will make something of this Posterous thing.

This is also the year I decide if I will go away from Facebook in favor of something else.  I feel pretty good about the Twitter "thing" as my stream of consciousness, but the repository of the stuff I want to catalog and remember... that is the question that needs an answer in 2012.

In fact, what/how are you sharing your life in the social media space?  I'd love to read your thoughts.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek VI, My SVHS Graduation (it happened in 1991)

I am curious... Who has attended a class reunion of some kind?  Seems like an odd question, right?  I have attended gatherings of like-minded people ( Disney), but these are people I have known in my adult life.  Well, In just a few days I will attend a 20 year reunion of the Saucon Valley High School class of 1991.  Now, before you think things like "twenty years, Steve?" "YOU? No way!" (HEY- why didn't you think that?).  I started to wonder how this little event will play out.  I didn't attend my 10 year reunion.  Mind you it wasn't some rebellious act, my work/personal schedule just didn't allow for it. And now I wonder: "What will it be like?"

Full disclosure, I keep in touch with (or read about on occasion) quite a few people I went to school with on Facebook.  I have a pretty good idea for what is going on in their published lives. By "published lives" I mean the facts that are part of knowing what's going on.  I think this has become the norm in this day and age of social media.  One interesting thing I have noticed, though- Many of the people (maybe you) in my Facebook circle are not necessarily the folks I ran around with back in the day.  I find this to be a unique dynamic.  It's exciting to think that those I was close to will be there, as well as those I knew, but maybe wasn't as close to.  We were a small school, relatively speaking (just over 100 in our class as I recall).  I remember that senior year I was one of two voted "Most Friendly" (You don't say, Steve). Not "most popular" or "most liked" (which is OK with me)... but most friendly.  Here's hoping that continues this weekend with everyone who will be there.

What are your class reunion thoughts?  Have you attended your own?  Did you bypass this part of your life?  AND for the curious... The pictures are a little walk down amnesia lane with me and those in the class of 1991.