Eat less, move more, right? That’s pretty simple, but it is not working for you or me, my friend. Maybe it is, but if it isn’t, then I am definitely in a position where I can say “I know how you feel.” This world has gone through some radical changes when it comes to dieting and our eating habits. Now we have people who are actively trying to be as fat as possible and fat toddlers are being considered as victims of abuse. All of it revolves around a culture of food that has exploded. This culture has created a community of junkies locked in a cycle of addiction with no means to effectively disengage from their dependance on disproportionate amounts of <INSERT FAVORITE JUNK FOOD HERE>:.
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So, you got to sit down and make some brown gravy from scratch. Now you may be wondering about the anthology part to this gravy thing that we started back in August. Well, Just Chill Here didn’t forget the promise to make you a gravy meister in the kitchen. Like all gravy recipes should be, this one is easy and of course, it goes well on everything. Including hammers.
The heavens will make you play for 10 hours straight.
Diablo 3 is one of those games that we love and hate at the same time. Many love its simple story, simple mechanics, and ongoing struggle to completely master its mechanics (purely for bragging rights, of course.) Many hate the fact that it is made by one of the most pragmatic companies with a bent for procrastination that boggles the mind.
Activision Blizzard is one of the most prolific and profitable companies that still remains almost exclusive to the realm of PC gaming and when they announced Diablo 3 back in the old days of 2008, many gamers were abuzz.
Oh Universal Studios. Thank you for finally giving us a real interpretation of a Grimm fairy tale. While it didn’t follow the original story lick for lick, the film followed the tale enough to establish itself on another level away from all the feel good flicks, kid’s stories, and toys associated with it. It was dark, twisted, gory and a bit violent. Honestly, I felt that the creators should have gone for an R rating, but then, I am just a dirty old man. The trailers did a very nice job of hyping the film and even my wife wanted to see it. How exciting! (right?)
See how freaking awesome this poster looks? THE HYPE WINS!
I love chili in the fall and winter months. With Fall finally here, many people will be getting out their crock pots, or their regular pots, and they will take part in the creation of what may be one of this nation’s most popular dishes. Chili is a great item to put on the dinner table because it is generally inexpensive and plentiful. After chili night, however, there is typically quite a bit leftover and this is where Just Chill Here comes to save the day. While I am one that says chili tastes better the next day, I do believe that we should expand our culinary experience by tossing foods together to see how they mesh. This article is about to take your 3 alarm chili and turn it into something that will punch your tongue in the face!
I have spent the better part of a year in silence, separated from the online world and keeping my voice away from all 26 Facebook fans of Just Chill Here. What happened? Why did everything stop? Well, There were several things that went down…
- My career kicked off in a huge way. I learned that teaching is a 24×7 job that has almost no room to enjoy recreation. No weekend is free, no evening after school is protected from the fingers of the needy and ever demanding educational system. This really led me to kick JCH to the curb and learn my craft. It was difficult, and with the first real break since August, I am finally charged and ready to take a serious approach to what I want this site to be.
- What started as a joint venture between me and a couple of other folks who said they would love to be a part of the site, really fell apart before everything kicked off. Those of you who ever wondered what happened to the chickens that Deborah Jordan was raising were left in total mystery. Did she eat the chickens? Did they produce a lot of eggs? I don’t know and that really stinks because the weekly updates were exciting and fun. Also on that list of weekly things was my weight loss journey. Well, it really locked up and just stayed in the 370s until January, when I joined Weight Watchers and today I am now 326 lbs. Yeah, I have come a long way since then.
- The over all focus of JCH was always kind of vague to me. I have never been able to focus on one thing for long and I don’t know why I tried here. I would rather have a variety blog where I can share a multitude of different things. If you have an interest in something, you can now use JCH’s categories to help you out. On top of all of this, however, is that I am going to start working on more articles breaching categories I never wanted to deal with before. Now I want to talk a little bit about everything.
Just Chill Here will still have a lot of traveling posts, photos, home tips, and recipes, but in between all of those things I will add some personal touches with movie and video game reviews. Maybe a short story here and there or a video I find interesting. I believe the site’s focus is ever evolving because for us to chill, we have to be able to flow with the changes that time forces us to go through.
Red State is a film that only happens to you if you fail to closely read the summary on the back of the box. I scanned it, but apparently, my scanning and skimming abilities failed to pick up the names John Goodman and Kevin Smith. I didn’t even see John Goodman’s name on the front of the box (and I passed my vision test for a CDL physical LOL).
Skimming the summary led me to the decision of getting the movie because it sounded very Lifetime Movie Network-y, which means my wife would love it, and since it was about drug running church people with guns, it would be something I could enjoy. I was wrong on so many things. The premise of the film would have probably been a better LMN film than what it was.
This is a brief update. Sorry I have been away for so long, and I can’t say when I will be back. JCH is going to undergo some changes on its focus, so stay tuned!
Besides making delicious homemade ice cream, ice trays have a rather lackluster role in the top of your fridge. Their role is vital, sure, but rather simplistic. Could you imagine being used for the same thing every day, day in and day out? Even office employees who do repetitive tasks tend to change in an effort to make their lives different, so why should your ice trays have to suffer? Okay, so personifying an ice tray is a bit weird, but helps with trying to get you to do something fun with it. If you stick around and read the article, something may pop out and just scream AGH! DO IT! So sit back and relax, it’s time to do things you may have never tried before.
Are you a lover of coffee and all that is caffeine? If so, I am going to share a quick way to take the cup of Joe to the next level. As a normal person who refuses to drink coffee without any kind of sweetener, I have found that coffee, like most things, tastes better when you put a little bit of culinary elbow grease into it. If you don’t mind the idea of having a sugar crash later, or you can actually function of off it with no problems, then what I am about to share with you is going to take your morning cup into the next level of YUMMY! Anyhow, wipe the sleep out of your eyes and stretch. Good morning, now go make a pot of coffee and while it’s brewing, read the rest of this article!