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No power

My little portion of Leominster is without power…it's been out for
about half an hour or so. Glad we didn't start a load of laundry. Of
course, because our power lines are underground, Junior hasn't
experienced too many power outages in his lifetime, so he's still busy
discovering all the things that don't work right now.

My laptop has power but no internet connection. We may have enough power
charged in the portable DVD player to watch a movie later…I'll save
that for later.

From our house we can see lights in a different neighborhood, which is
annoying. I'd drive over to my mom's but the temperature is dropping and
I don't want to be out if the roads freeze up.

Mr. Dump is off getting a pizza because we realized we don't really have
anything we can cook over the fire. That may not stop me from trying,
though.

I'm off to see what I can use to heat water in the fireplace so I can
have some tea…

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Phantom’s Phormal Photo


phantomjan07, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck.

The other day I was playing with the new camera, trying out some of the settings. This was actually not taken in B&W originally, I did it in Paint Shop Pro just to see what it would look like. I kind of like it. No retouching but I wish I’d moved the chair from the background.

On the other hand, anyone who has had to photograph a small kid or an animal knows you don’t stop to fix the background.

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Food Review: Blazin’ Buffalo & Ranch Doritos

If “burning” was a flavor instead of a feeling, that would cover these.

Every time I try to figure out what the flavor is (I think closer to Cool Ranch except, of course, for the Cool part) the Blazin’ Buffalo kicks in. This isn’t really a flavor, though, is it?

I’ll say that if you like spicy, you’ll probably like these okay. Me, I prefer my Ranch cool and my buffalo heat with blue cheese. (What kind of neanderthal restaurant chefs decided to pair buffalo sauced products with ranch? HEATHANS! I shall not darken your doorstep again!)

So I give these a 5 out of 10, but only because I don’t like mouth blisters.

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Food Review: Blazin’ Buffalo & Ranch Doritos

If “burning” was a flavor instead of a feeling, that would cover these.

Every time I try to figure out what the flavor is (I think closer to Cool Ranch except, of course, for the Cool part) the Blazin’ Buffalo kicks in. This isn’t really a flavor, though, is it?

I’ll say that if you like spicy, you’ll probably like these okay. Me, I prefer my Ranch cool and my buffalo heat with blue cheese. (What kind of neanderthal restaurant chefs decided to pair buffalo sauced products with ranch? HEATHANS! I shall not darken your doorstep again!)

So I give these a 5 out of 10, but only because I don’t like mouth blisters.

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