Friday, November 26, 2010

Pro-Tip #29

If you have an ice cream maker, you can pretty much just pour in a gallon of egg nog to get egg nog ice cream.

Pro-Tip #28

French toast is made by dipping bread in a spiced milk and egg mixture. Egg nog is a spiced milk and egg nog mixture. Do the math.

Pro-Tip #27

The vast majority of store-bought egg nogs are meant to be cut with another beverage. Traditionally, this is supposed to be whiskey, but milk is also fine. If you don't add something to it, you're basically drinking nog concentrate. And no one wants that.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pro-Tip #26

It is best to buy the best shoes, the best car, and the best bed that you can afford. You will be spending nearly 100% of your life in one of the three, so comfort is something worth splurging on.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pro-Tip #25

By and large, the thing that uses the most energy in your cell-phone is the vibration mechanism. Therefore, if you are a constant text messager, it might be wise to just turn the alarm for incoming messages off altogether. Sure, this might lead you to obsessively check your phone for new messages every few minutes, but most people do that anyways, even when they have the vibration on (in case they didn't feel it).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pro-Tip #24

If you are the type of person to have house-plants, save some of the water left over when you boil potatoes or pasta. The nutrients now in the water make it excellent for watering things.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pro-Tip #23

If you order orange juice at a restaurant and it's served over ice, that orange juice came out of a metal can.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pro-Tip #22

If you have acne problems, and especially if your sleep face-down, it's a good idea to keep your pillowcases washed often, or have a set of clean towels you can set over your pillows before sleeping.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pro-Tip #21

Bailey's is an awesome coffee creamer.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pro-Tip #20

To minimize photo-smile double-chins, push your tongue against the back of your teeth while you smile. This tighten the neck muscles. For some people, it works better to push on the roof of the mouth. Try it in front of a mirror to see what works best.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pro-Tip #19

Tuesday is the day that most restaurants receive their ingredients. If you care about freshness, its a good day to eat out.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pro-Tip #18

Every time you bring up the desktop, each of the icons on it has to individually load. Try to keep as few out as possible, and you will see a small, but noticeable speed improvement when you start up Windows.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pro-Tip #17

Most glasses of pop don't need more than two or three ice cubes to remain cool. While this isn't really a concern most of the time, if you're filling up a drink cup to go, use minimal ice. Any extra just takes up space from the pop you really are buying. Also, as ice is much cheaper than pop, almost every fast food place over ices your drinks. Ask for a small amount of ice when you place your order. If they ask, say you have sensitive teeth. Most will go for it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pro-Tip #16

You can microwave a container of juice concentrate with the metal endcaps still on, and there are no sparks. It defrosts just fine, at least in my microwave.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pro-Tip #15

When making fried eggs, crack them into a bowl first, then pour them into the pan. This makes a more even distribution of the egg white, making it a hell of a lot easier when it comes time to flip them. Also, if you like your eggs over easy, consider covering the pan during cooking. Doing so will cook the outer layer of the yolk while leaving it runny inside, making it less likely to break during flipping.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pro-Tip #14

To remove sites that you might not want to be displayed from your firefox site suggestion display list, hover your mouse over it so that it is highlighted, then press the delete key (not the backspace key.)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pro-Tip #13

Windows Key + Pause/Break Key brings up System Properties

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pro-Tip #12

When you're using a smart-board, and you need to erase something, circle it once with the eraser, then tap the middle. It will all be erased. This saves time and prevents a conversation with the OCD student in the third row who likes pointing out every time you missed erasing something

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pro-Tip #11

If you're just under the $25 free shipping requirement on Amazon, you can't go wrong with adding a couple of file folders. They're always useful and 39 cents a piece.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pro-Tip #10

When you meet the president, instead of a handshake. Ask for a fist-bump. He'll like that.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pro-Tip #9

Always tell your waiter when the food is bad. The restaurant wants to give you a good experience, if only so that you will come back, the volume of food served each day means no one will really get in trouble, and being passive aggressive doesn't make your meal any better.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pro-Tip #8

A dollar bill is six and one eighth inches long. This makes it perfect for when you need to estimate the general length of something.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pro-Tip #7

This makes no sense whatsoever, but totally works: when your feet are cold, put on a hat.

Pro-Tip #6

Night vision goggles are green because more shades of green can be seen than any other color since the color green is in the middle of the visible spectrum.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pro-Tip #5

When ordering Chinese Food, it's a good idea to get the combination plates offered by the restaurants. It's usually the same price as the item alone, but will leave you with more leftovers. And Chinese Food leftovers are holy.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pro-Tip #4

Japan calls what America calls a Corn Dog (that is to say, a breaded sausage put upon a stick) an "American Dog." This fact reveals all you need to know about post-war Japan-US relations.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pro-Tip #3

Holding down ctrl while scrolling the mouse wheel up and down makes text and flash games larger or smaller.

Pro-Tip #2

One Gallon = Four Quarts, because each is a Quart-er Gallon. It literally took me until high school to figure out the reasoning behind it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pro-Tip #1

Most pills float. Therefore, to make swallowing them with water easier, tip your head forwards, rather than backwards. They will then rise to the back of your throat.