Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Hot Tips Tuesday.
A few of these tips might be expected from me. Some are so random they'll make you scratch your scalp, or chew your cuticles, or do whatever disgusting secret thing you do while sitting at your computer reading blogs. You don't have to answer that.
What you should do, though, is post your Hot Tip for Tuesday in the comments section once you're done reading this riveting edition of "Hangin' With Hendo." Go get 'em, Tiger.
-Costco Brand (Kirkland Diapers) and Target (Up & Up) Diapers work better than Pampers and Huggies. Pampers and Huggies are more pimped out with Disney & Sesame Street characters on them, but they leak. In my experience, Pampers are worse than Huggies. I pick Target over Costco mainly from a cosmetic standpoint. Costco diapers almost look like a skirt, or like they need to be tailored. Diapers shouldn't look like they need a taylor, in my opinion. Costco is also more of a pain in the ass logistically. And one time I did pull the tab clear off a Costco diaper. So if we're ranking diapers, and I am, I'd say #4-Pampers, #3-Huggies, #2-Kirkland/Costco, #1- Target/Up & Up.
-When making home made whipped cream, use confectioners sugar over regular sugar. It makes it much less sticky sweet. 1 tablespoon of sugar for every cup of heavy cream. And a few drops of vanilla extract. Seriously. Beat it until it gets, you know, whipped looking. But don't over beat it or it ends up like butter. Some people recommend using a chilled metal bowl and chilled beaters. It's not mandatory. The hot tip here is the confectioners sugar over the granulated. @atriflingmatter would be so proud of me.
-This could be the hottest tip of the century, especially if you drive in and out of New York City and need parking. Go to Central Parking.com, do a search for which garage location is closest to wherever you're going, and then print out the coupon for that location. $15. The coupon does not guarantee they won't be rude as hell, especially at the location right near Madison Sqare Garden. Holy Beyond Rude and Making Me Wait Endlessly on 31st and 8th Ave. But $15 for 6 hours, which is usually long enough to get whatever it is you're doing done, is a hot tip, people. Admit it.
-If you're looking for really awesome, really free sound effects that you can download for your You Tube videos, or whatever your personal sound effect needs are, go to FreeSound.org. C'mon, who doesn't love free shit.
-If you like reading blogs, or didn't realize you liked reading blogs until you started reading my blog (assuming you like reading my blog), you should read this person's blog because it's the most hilariously funny, off the wall blog I've ever come across. She's a riot. I keep trying to find blogs just as good, and I can't find them anywhere. Go read her blog. The Bloggess.
-My final tip of the day is an extremely self serving one. Since this is my blog, I'm allowed to self serve. I am embedding a really cool widget I created at WidgetBox.com. (Making this a hot tip within a self serving tip, because you can go to WidgetBox.com and create your own cool, self-serving widgets) I would like it if you would copy this widget and embed it on your blog or webpage to help me promote my blog.
Here's the widget box, now you just click on the "get widget" thing at the bottom and post it all over the place, please.
-I would also like it if you told your friends to read my blog by posting a link to your profile on your Facebook Page. Maybe you can pick a link to your favorite "Hangin' With Hendo" blog entry and post it to your profile, if you feel like it.
-Finally, please subscribe to my RSS Feed so you always know when I've updated my blog. If you don't know what an RSS Feed is, you should read my blog entry and all the comments that follow to get schooled on RSS Feeds and how they can improve your quality of life.
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