Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Forgive Your Enemies, But....

Forgive your enemy jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
The Scots have lots of great ideas!

You can string together proverbs like this and have a real game plan for life. For instance:

Trust, but verify.

Forgive your enemy, but remember the bastard's name.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Don't hold grudges, but know who your friends are - and who aren't.





Sunday, April 28, 2013

Easy Way to Clean Your Oven

Clean the Oven the Easy Way

Your oven, before cleaning using this method, and after.



I always like easy ways to do hard stuff. If you've ever cleaned an oven after letting it sit for... too long, you'll appreciate this:


Begin by preheating the oven to 150 degrees F. While the oven is heating, put on a pot of water to boil. Once the oven has reached 150 F, turn it off and pour 1 cup of ammonia into a heat safe bowl or baking dish and place it on the top rack of the oven. Place the pot of boiling water on the bottom rack, close the oven door, and leave them both in the oven overnight.

The next morning, open the oven and remove both the bowl of ammonia and the pot of water. Don’t dispose of the ammonia; you’ll want to use it later. Remove the racks and leave the oven door open to air out for 15 minutes. Add 1-2 teaspoons of liquid dish soap to the ammonia, along with a quart of warm water, and using a heavy-duty nylon scrubbing pad dipped in the ammonia mixture, begin to wipe away the softened grease and grime along the sides and bottom of the oven. It should be a fairly easy job at this point. Wear some kitchen gloves, since ammonia can be caustic to skin.

The ammonia should smell noticeably less powerful after sitting overnight and doing its "dirty work."




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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Concorde Landing at Princess Juliana Airport

Concorde Air France St Maarten jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
Notice how few people are taking pictures of this epic moment


I have no real reason for posting this pictures, except for the fact that it is such a cool picture.


In 1989, an Air France Concorde made one-time flight to the Caribbean island of St. Maarten/St. Martin. This is the airport right at the edge of the beach (Maho Beach) where people can stand right under the flight path as jets zoom in only a few dozen feet above them. This event never happened again, not even once, and now never can. The airport hasn't forgotten. This photo remains on display, just after security, in the terminal at St. Juliana Airport (SXM). Just shows that technology may improve, but style is timeless.





Thursday, April 25, 2013

Important Lesson for the Young



Russian filmmaker and writer Andrei Tarkovsky gives some advice on the most important lesson we all need to learn as a child if we want to be happy as adults.

Below is a translation of what is said in the video (at least up until the horse part).


What would you like to tell people?

I don’t know… I think I’d like to say only that they should learn to be alone and try to spend as much time as possible by themselves. I think one of the faults of young people today is that they try to come together around events that are noisy, almost aggressive at times. This desire to be together in order to not feel alone is an unfortunate symptom, in my opinion. Every person needs to learn from childhood how to be spend time with oneself. That doesn’t mean he should be lonely, but that he shouldn’t grow bored with himself because people who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger, from a self-esteem point of view.





Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hurt me, and.....

Don't hurt

Be a lover, not a hurter.


Great Minds

Great Minds discuss ideas jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
Truer words were never written

I am amazed at the pettiness and backbiting of some folks. Just give your opinion of your neighbor's lifestyle a rest and think about something that isn't negative.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm not an Alcoholic, I'm....


Drunks are always a lot more fun than alcoholics!


Wine Types

Wine Types




Confused about the types of wine and what to order when you go out to a fancy restaurant? This graph might help you out.

Ready for a Bedroom Experiment

Now, think it through hard, don't want to be too hasty!


Yes, it's time to make the big leap.


A Typical Weekend

A cool cat jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
What a cool cat

Been there, done that.

Protest Signs I Support

The ONLY Protest Signs I Support


Protest signs we'd LIKE to see!!! If only people were actually writing about what they were really, deep down, actually thinking at these things.....





All in a Day's Work

Cat and dog jjbjorkman.blogspot.com


What are you looking at? Haven' you ever seen a puppy before?

Don't Mess with Chuck

Chuck Norris jjbjorkman.blogspot.com


Some guys you just don't mess with. Even Big Bad Leroy Brown doesn't mess with Chuck.



Slow it Down!

Slow down jjbjorkman.blogspot.com


The ice is bad enough, never mind the deer....

Register My Arms

register my arms jjbjorkman.blogspot.com


Yeah, yeah... you know, what he said!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Better to Look Back and Say....

Guy Advice: Try Different Things

I can't believe I did that jjbjorkman.blogspot.com


Yes, it is better to try and fail than not try at all. I can guarantee that you will feel better about your choices if you do that. Live a humdrum life and you'l be no better than the squirrels in the trees and the ants on your floor.

Iceland Leads the Way

Seriously, How Can You Argue with What Iceland's President is Saying?

Justice. Kind of a radical concept, eh?

Tiny Iceland kicked out the fraudsters and made them pay for their crimes. Kind of difficult to even imagine. In the larger democracies, everything is "too big to fail" and "it wasn't really their fault" and "a bail-out is necessary to avoid a complete collapse."

We need more people like this guy in charge. If you think that's a political statement, you're damn right.


Friday, April 5, 2013

He'll Get to It!

Seriously, Don't Be a Nag!

remind men to fix things every six months jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
He's just hoping he dies before the damn thing breaks completely

We've all seen this phenomenon. I've seen women give nice things away because their men simply won't get up off the couch or away from waxing his car or whatever other shiny thing interests him and do a quick repair of something valuable.

Is it Love? Or Not?

How To Tell you are in Love

love means having feelings for another person jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
This is a great test for whether you are in "love" or not

This isn't what other people are going to tell you, but....

Being in love is a serious thing. It's almost right up there with cancer - if it's real and serious, it will never go away, and you'll die with it. Very tricky thing, love is, and most people get it wrong. Before you start assuming and making commitments, think long and hard - it can be a terminal condition.





Thursday, April 4, 2013

Good Luck?

Good luck jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
Now this is a big-hearted church!


Well, gee, thanks... I think.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Guy Advice: Solving Problems

Guy Advice: Solving Problems

Problem solving diagram jjbjorkman.blogspot.com
Always try to get to "No Problem" quickly!


Do you have a problem? Follow the diagram, and learn!