Archive for the ‘Just For Fun’ Category
*Unroll some of your wrapping paper face-down on a flat surface.
*Place your gift on the wrapping paper so that you can curl the loose end of the paper over the top of the box, covering one half of the gift.
*Then bring the other wrapping paper end (still attached to the roll) up to meet the paper end that you already wrapped over the top. Cut the paper so the two sides overlap a little.
*To figure out the best width lay the paper flat and place the gift on top of it, the proper amount of excess width on either side of the gift should be a little more than half the height of the gift. That way you will fully cover the gift.
*Have your tape ready and within reach. Lay the wrapping paper face-down on a flat surface. Place the gift face-down on the paper, wrap the paper around the gift as before and tape the ends of the paper together in the center of the box. You now have two side faces of the gift that are “open”. Pick one of these exposed sides to wrap next.
*Fold the left and right side flaps of this paper (as opposed to the top and bottom flaps) tightly in toward the center of the face. Press and smooth the paper over those left and right edges of the gift where you folded the paper inward. Get those edges nice and sharp. Beware of your box sliding away from you within its paper. This will cause you to have too much paper on your current side and too little on the other side.
*Now close the top and bottom flaps by folding them (bottom flap underneath the top flap) toward the center of that face of the gift. Tape the top flap to the bottom flap.
*Do the same to the other side of the gift.
*Now add a bow or some ribbon and a gift tag.
*If you still find gift wrapping to be a pain, you can always buy a gift bag.
I got this recipe from my friend and I make it every year for Thanksgiving and for Christmas.
1 bag of fresh cranberries (prepare as directed on the package - you'll need 1 Cup of sugar)
1 Granny Smith apple (peeled and cubed)
1 small can of crushed pineapple (reserve liquid and add to orange juice)
1 cup of chopped walnuts
juice from 2 naval oranges
Prepare the cranberries and let cool. Add the next 3 ingredients. Add just enough of the orange & pineapple juice mixture to wet the relish. Don't make it too watery. Add cinnamon to taste. If you can, make this one day ahead of time, because it tastes even better if it sits for 24 hours.
You know I don’t believe in working much (if at all) on the Friday before a 3 day weekend, so here are some fun diversions for you. Take a look, and then turn off your computer and head to the park or the beach.
http://twitter.com/shitmydadsays (warning: some rough language)
His posts are hilarious! This guy has only 26 tweets and over 200,000 followers. And he follows just one person, LeVar Burton. Random.
Today’s Big Thing These are short, usually funny, always interesting, videos. I love this site.
Even though you have more to do (you always will), make a point of slowing down on a regular basis. Your business will be the better for it, and your family and friends will thank you.
Have a great 3-day weekend. See you next Tuesday!
It’s the Friday before the 4th of July. Hopefully, you’ve ditched work to start a long holiday weekend with your family and friends. But, if you’re wrapping up some loose ends before beginning your celebration, here are a couple of websites just for fun.
Happy 4th of July!