Ranch Dressing Pour vs Squeeze Bottles

This is a small, petty one, but one that bothers me nonetheless. Our family consumes plenty of ranch dressing. My family did I grew up in, and we continue to do so. My wife is the only one that prefers most anything other than ranch, but the rest of pretty much stick with it. The ranch is pretty much a staple at most restaurants I go to as well, but that is just an incidental.

What gets me is the newer bottles dressings come in, particularly ranch dressing. Some of them have started including a squeeze style spout that makes it much handier to control the flow vs the old standard pour method. There are some bottle styles where you know they will include the new squeeze style, but if you have a standard style bottle, it is a bit of hit or miss. Our local store doesn’t always stock the “known” bottle style, so when we purchase a regular bottle, it is pretty much hit or miss. We have looked the bottle over, and there is no indication which style spout you are getting.

I know, big deal, right? I beg to differ. When you have kids under the age of ten, and multiple of them at that, having a flow control spout is a point of interest. This is especially true when your previous bottle was a nice controlled version, and the new one isn’t. Kids and us adults for that matter get used to simply tipping over the bottle and squirting out how much you want. With a regular pour spout, this approach brings an unwelcome surprise. “Have a little salad with your dressing” is the common joke for the situation.

With a dressing such as a ranch, I just can’t see why you would ever not want a spout that controls the flow. Does anyone really like globs dressing spaced throughout your salad instead of a nice spread out small stream?

Of course, if I was really doing it the right way I would do the fork-dip method the weight loss programs suggest, but then that wouldn’t be all that much fun now would it?!

State of the Union Commentary 1

State of the Union Commentary

This likely is more noticeable when you are on one side of the opinion than the other. It is no secret that I simply don’t like politics. I generally don’t agree with the national media in most opinion, so I hate the bias and general pushing of opinion that we are bombarded with every time there is anything on the media. Even as President Bush is entering the chambers for the State of the Union tonight, the journalist covering the event is rattling off stats about how Bush has lost such and such approval ratings, the problems in Iraq, etc. Just cover things that are happening now, don’t try to shape them with your bias. You will have plenty of time for that after comments are made.

State of the Union Commentary 1 I don’t agree with everything this presidency has done, but let’s cover things with some attempt at unbiased coverage and leave the opinions for the appropriate times. I guess it does give me something to complain about, so there is an upside to everything!

The State of the Union is a lot of posturing for the current presidency anyway – does anything specific ever take place because of what was said at one of these big-time speeches? Uh, I’ll answer that, nope. It has been and become more of just of a wish list of where we hear what we want to hear and hope that it is true. I just hope that a portion of what is said can begin to take place. We need a major overhaul in the way our government is running, especially on the way money is spent. We can operate within a budget, even if it will have some short term pain. We can curb the fat and appropriate the available funds into better programs. I hope it can happen someday soon, no matter what party does it.

State of the Union Commentary 1On another note, how many channels do we need the State of the Union simulcast on? Oops, I hit the channel changer…no worries, it’s on this channel too. Good thing I really don’t watch all that much broadcast TV, so I don’t have any shows to miss. 🙂

Rodeo Drive

Things to Do in Los Angeles in December

Rodeo DriveWhen most people think about December travel they typically think of trips back home or to tried-and-true winter destinations like New York, Aspen or even Toronto. What many may not know, however, is that Los Angeles is a great place to visit in December. It’s got moderate weather and abundant sunshine – so much sunshine, in fact, that there are usually a hand full of days in December that residents actually consider beach-worthy. Aside from the weather, Los Angeles still maintains some of that holiday charm that have made East Coast metropolitans like New York and Chicago such holiday staples.

The Grove

The Grove is Los Angeles’ answer to Rockefeller Center when the holidays roll around. True to Los Angeles culture, however, the Grove’s emphasis is on upscale shopping, fashion, and seeing and being seen. The two-story outdoor lifestyle shopping center is strung up with lights like a European piazza, which culminate in front of a 110-foot Christmas tree. The Grove also features the standard Christmas decor, along with dancing fountains, a humongous Santa Claus display and falling “snow.” A choir and Santa’s elves can also be seen throughout the holiday season, as can a few notable celebrity appearances and performances. Like Rockefeller Center, the Grove’s annual tree lighting is a star-studded event that is met with much fanfare and coverage.

The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 900-8080

Rodeo DriveRodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive is a not-to-miss attraction for anyone visiting Los Angeles for the first time, but this is especially true in December. This is the time of year when one of the most famous streets in the world is at its best. From window displays to lamp posts, palm trees, awnings and food, no entity on Rodeo Drive remains untouched by the holiday season. Though it doesn’t draw in the extreme publicity that the Grove does, Rodeo quietly puts its best holiday decor on display, inviting cars and passersby to stop and look for a minute or an hour. Be sure to get a picture by the Tiffany Christmas tree, which is situated just outside the jeweler’s entrance and is adorned with the company’s signature blue ornaments.

Rodeo DriveRedondo Beach Pier and International Boardwalk

Redondo is one of Los Angeles County’s laid-back beach communities. It’s perfect for those December days when the weather hovers in the high 60s and low 70s, especially for those Midwest and East Coast visitors who are thrilled by such “unseasonably” warm temperatures. Redondo Beach isn’t as crowded as some of Los Angeles’ other beach communities, such as Malibu or Pacific Palisades, which is great for tourists looking to avoid the crowds. Aside from walking or lying on the beach, Redondo is also great for tourists looking to do a little sightseeing and shopping. The international boardwalk contains numerous restaurants that highlight the region’s appetite for surf and turf. Be sure to check out Kincaid’s if you’re looking for an upscale dining opportunity, or Captain Kidd’s if you simply want to sample the local fare. There are also plenty of souvenier-heavy shops along the boardwalk that can supply everything from holiday ornaments made out of seashells to toe rings, freshwater pearls and even skim boards. Those in the mood for some holiday spirit can head over to Seaside Lagoon where they can ice skate just steps from the shore.

Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-0681

wasps` nest control

Manchester Wasps’ Nests Dealt With £32.00, 0161 930 8814

Manchester wasps’ nest control 0161 930 8814 tackle wasps’ nests through the entire Manchester region for a fixed fee of only £44.50, Seven days per week including evenings and bank holidays.

Manchester wasps’ nest control will never charge more or push the price tag up as soon as we turn up on-site and we work in the evenings, so it is no trouble to visit you at the time you finish work or at weekends etc. And the fee is still £44.50. It will not change!

(The only exception to this rule is with the case of a late season wasps’ nest, from mid-September on wards, where another procedure in your attic may perhaps be required.)

Professional wasps` nest control

In the first place, please make sure you actually do have a wasps’ nest, you’d be shocked how many times we have been called along to what’s meant to be a wasps’ nest and it turns out to be bees, particularly solitary bees in the spring.

When you do have a wasps’ nest you’ll see a great amount of wasps coming and going from a hole, if they’re solitary bees are going to entering into a lot of holes all around the brickwork, particularly air-bricks and weep holes in PVC window frames. These solitary bees are harmless and have no sting and no treatment methods are possible or necessary.

As a guide you won’t have built up an active wasps’ nest until at minimum late May due to the biology of the wasp. Any observed before mid-May will be bees without shadow of a doubt.

Few insects arouse quite as much worry as the wasp with a lot of people responding very severely to their stings. Sad to say on an annual basis in the united kingdom people do die on account of being stung by wasps, often after unintentionally disturbing the nest.

Professional wasps` nest control

wasps` nest control
If you discover that there is a wasps’ nest then please contact Manchester wasps’ nest control instantly. Don’t make an attempt to tackle the nest all by yourself, it is quite dangerous and you may well experience many stings. Also, and above all don’t attempt to close the nest entrance with mastic or mortar etc., you are likely to drive the wasps in to the house and also when we arrive we have to have the entry to be open so as to carry out the treatment.

Over the majority of the summer season getting rid of a wasps’ nest is mostly a straightforward matter of treating it simply by using a small amount of pesticide and returning wasps distribute it about the interior of the nest, within the hour or so the entire nest is dead.

Just like any other pest management company Manchester wasps’ nest control don’t actually remove a wasps’ nest, we merely destroy it, there isn’t anything to be gained from it, the nest is only paper and will fall apart away with time.

Manchester wasps’ nest control will try to address your wasps’ nest with a same day service if possible but certainly within couple of days at the most. We work until sundown everyday but if you need to have a nest treated while you’re out you could pay us online via paypal. Click here pay a visit to our specialist website and look for the paypal button in the sidebar. Don’t forget to call and tell us you have paid and tell us where on your property the nest is. We are going to need you to leave open any gates we need to move through to access the nest.

Manchester wasps’ nest control have got a set charge of only £44.50 and when there is a second nest on the very same building then your second wasps’ nest will be treated at no cost. A third or any subsequent nests would be taken care of at a additional cost of £10 each. Nests on neighboring property are charged at the full £44.50.

Please make certain before phoning us that you do have a wasps’ nest and what you’re seeing are not solitary bees. If we call out to what turn out to be solitary bees then there is nothing to be done because they are sting-less and harmless and we’ll ask you for a £25 call out fee. This is particularly apt to be the case with any ‘wasps’ which you see prior to June.

Nest Development through the season
A wasps’ nest starts at the end of spring usually about April once the queens emerge from hibernation and begin nest constructing. In contrast to honey bees, only queens survive the winter months, the rest of the colony having died off the previous winter.

The queen develops a smallish nest from ‘wasp paper’, which she generates by mixing decaying wood with saliva.

This preliminary nest is approximately the size of a golf ball, within it she lays around 20 eggs which hatch out into larvae. These she feeds with aphids and grubs until they pupate and hatch into fully fledged wasps. These younger wasps should then take over nest creating while the queen will remain inside the nest laying eggs.

This over-all procedure needs a few weeks and it’s peculiar indeed to locate a wasps’ nest well before June. The most frantic period of nest development is commonly the month of June and Manchester wasps’ nest control always estimate that the season usually starts about the 3rd week in June.

If left to its own devices the nest continues to develop over the summer and based upon weather and accessibility to food contains between 5000 – 30,000 wasps at its optimum.

When the worker wasps feed the larvae within the nest they’re rewarded by the larvae which exude a sweet sticky substance which the wasps crave and therefore this is their reason to care for their young.wasps` nest

Up to around August time the nest makes only sterile females but as the days begin to draw in it will make its very last batch of larvae which are new queens and males. Commonly a nest will create about two thousand new queens.

Naturally these new queens will mate and afterwards hibernate for the the winter months.

It’s at this time when wasps are likely to be their most troublesome. Once the nest no longer is producing young, the worker wasps are losing out on their sweet fix and begin needing sweet foods. They begin feeding on rotting fruit and since they’re basically jobless they develop into a nuisance pest. It’s now when a lot of stings take place.

The Best Fortnite Hack In Town

Fortnite has been a standout amongst the most prominent gaming arrangement accessible. Heaps of individuals everywhere throughout the world are dependent on the amusement and appreciate playing it for quite a long time. In case you’re a fortnite sweetheart, you should have officially done your exploration about the interminable fighting adaptation which is set to discharge this November. While the amusement will be accessible on Xbox, Playstation and windows, there are hypotheses about it being accessible on cell phones. In the event that you plan on introducing interminable fighting on your PC, you have to get the Fortnite battle royale hacks. While you can spend a great deal of cash on acquiring overhauls that will empower you to play the amusement in a more proficient way, it is in every case better to get them for nothing.

On the off chance that you are not very beyond any doubt about attempting the hack here are a couple of things you have to know. The cod vast fighting hack is an online hack which implies you don’t have to introduce any product or download records to your framework for the hack to work. This implies your framework is protected from any conceivable Trojan or infection assault which is basic when you download records.

This hack is anything but difficult to utilize and you can profit of boundless rewards inside minutes without spending any cash. You should simply visit the site, tap on the connection and the hack is initiated. This is outstanding amongst other approaches to appreciate playing endless wars without spending any cash.

Fortnite is the most recent and is viewed as extraordinary compared to other amusements in the Call of Duty arrangement. The thirteenth portion of this astonishing first individual shooting diversion will be discharged crosswise over PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. The motivation behind the diversion is to spare the Solar System from the Settlement Defense Front (SDF).

Watch Those Muscles Grow

There are various individuals who are constantly anxious to develop a few muscles. These individuals, be that as it may, don’t really have a great deal of time to save at the rec center and when you have relatively little time to practice routinely it is extremely troublesome for you to develop muscles all the time. Be that as it may, with the utilization of crazy bulk, you will now have the capacity to work as much muscle as you need without pushing excessively.

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