Monthly Archives: March 2012

Apps | GasBuddy – finds best gas prices where ever you are

This superb free app, GasBuddy, finds the cheapest gas prices on the go or at locales you know. GB is my BFF and he wants to be yours too.

gasBuddy app finds least expensive gasWhen gas prices rise at a rapid rate, large price discrepancies in a region become more prevalent. Right now GasBuddy is showing that there’s over a 40 cent price differential within a couple of miles of me. Fill up a tank and that adds up.

This free app easily finds the lowest prices right where you happen to be, via gps. Or you can plan ahead to where you’re going to be by typing in a zip code. I’ve found it has about a 90% accuracy which ain’t half bad. Give my dear buddy a try and save a buck or ten. Best gas pricing app.

GasBuddy app finds cheap gas prices, best top 10 app

GasBuddy app finds cheap gas prices, best top 10 app

Video | LUCK – a trifecta of great writing, acting & cinemtography makes this HBO series the best thing going by a long shot

After getting blown away by the fourth episode, all I can say is–whoa what a show! Although the series can be confusing and wandering in the early episodes, if you give this nag a chance, she’s going to race into your heart.

hbo show luckEven though I never even liked horseracing, this drama, set in that world, has got me hooked and betting the farm. I was a little skeptical and sometimes confused in the early going. It’s tough juggling a big cast of characters, and there’s a lot of racing lingo to decipher, and the plot is almost non-existant.

But it all starts to come together in episode four with an especially stirring race that will send your heart racing and your eyes misting. My TV pal and fave reviewer, Alan Sepinwall (see my post about him here) tipped me off to the show and can describe it much better than I, so I’ll turn the show over to him…   Continue reading »

Websites | What’s Alan Watching – best site for insightful TV commentary

When I want to know what’s worth watching, I always go to “What’s Alan Watching”. And whenever I’m confused by something I’ve already seen, my TV pal can always be counted on to fine tune my mind’s screen.

Alan Sepinwall tv commentary siteAll through his childhood, Alan Sepinwall’s relatives told his parents, “All that boy does is watch television! How’s he going to make a living doing that?”

His career as a TV critic has been 15 years and counting of his attempt to answer their concerns. “What’s Alan Watching” is a blog whose title is self-explanatory: Alan watches TV shows, then writes about what he watched.    Continue reading »

Photography/Video | Secret Life of Ice – photographer zoomed in on ice and discovered a fascinating landscape

Look at frozen water through cross-polarized light, and zoom in with a macro lens, and you’ll find a colorful and mesmerizing landscape.

great and best video and time lapse photography of ice close up

great and best video and time lapse photography of ice close up

Edward Aites submitted this video to NPR’s Science Friday and I’m glad he did. Aites, a photographer and videographer specializing in time-lapse imagery, said he was looking for something to explore in his studio during the winter months and started playing around with ice.

His play turned into art and I think what he crated and captured is beautiful and fascinating.

Recipes | Chili’s Baby Back Ribs recipe with GMA video

Chili’s baby back ribs savory flavor is found in the sauce, and the cooking secret is a slow-braising technique prior to grilling that will keep the meat juicy.

Chili’s baby back ribs recipeChili’s smokes their ribs in-house over pecan wood so they’re fall-off-the-bone tender with a bold and savory flavor that’s impossible to resist.

Choose from Original BBQ Sauce, Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce or Memphis Dry Rub. Continue reading »