Monday, August 24

The Applehop

The Applehop
Getting over a miserable summer cold I was drinking beer on Sunday and got dry. The Heineken was drying me out along with the cold medicine. (Yes I read and ignore labels too.)

I decided to get a glass of Safeway apple juice to sip with it good for the cold and thirst. The mix in my mouth was delicious.

I poured some beer in a glass and added apple juice to taste. I think the bitter and the sweet go well but make it your way. When done right you have a sweet bubbly apple/hops drink that's sure to please and keep you hydrated.

Add to that a salty snack with some veggies and you're set for a Sunday afternoon of snacking and posting on social networks in front of the TV while watching Superjail or Or Game Of Thrones like I am. I just love that new Popcornopolis Caramel Corn you should definitely try it.

So I made up a drink and I'm calling it The Applehop. Don't serve it on ice drink it cold it's meant to be slammed. Add some rum/vodka and call it the Applehop Hammer.

I cook too if you're interested!

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Tuesday, July 7

How Do You Type A Copyright Symbol With A New Chromebook?

How Do You Type A Copyright Symbol With A New Chromebook?
I spent a good part of the morning going through horrible articles written by people thinking they were helping but they couldn't because they didn't listen to the question.

Not Windows, not html, not ASCII, no, it's unicode. What?

Ask the person who has used Windows all of their lives and they are sure they have the answer! It's 0169 and that would be me until now but I knew the answer was wrong!

Of course everyone wanted to talk about doing it in Google Docs but I wanted to use the symbol anytime and was sure there had to be a keyboard shortcut...but this was an Acer Chromebook 15 no less with a chiclet keyboard (it's so great to type on) how do I do it?

I was not missing Windows...but then I saw my answer via a stranger in the Chromebook Forum. It was "a9!" I felt like I had the Answer To The Ultimate Question Of Life, The Universe, And Everything. 

I looked in my new Chromebook keyboard instructions and found that I could use Shift/Ctrl and by pressing the "u" use a code to get the same type of symbols as a Windows keyboard but what was the code?

I found some Chrome extensions with the unicode characters on them (what I used to call icons) that have pictures and it copies the code/image automatically. Neither one I tried had the copyright symbol. What?

Then I realized the "u" was for unicode and found the forum where I happily put "u" and a9 together.  

Press Shift/Ctrl at the same time pressing the "u" on your Acer Chromebook keyboard then press a9. When you press (space) or enter you will see © the copyright symbol.

To get any other symbols look up the unicode chart and do the same using the corresponding code. You can look that up yourself. "Okay Google!"

I love my new Acer Chromebook 15 it's easy on my eyes and it's fast. I don't miss the top number shortcut keys either. I'm finding there's nothing I've missed and my home computer is gathering dust like the dinosaur it's becoming.

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Friday, June 12

Friday Frazzles

Friday Frazzles

Today I went to the pharmacy and I had other things to do on a Friday so I went right when they opened at 9am sharp. On Thursday I was told by 2 of my doctors on phone appointments that my prescriptions would be there. They weren't.

I spent the next 2 hours doing their jobs for them fetching my prescriptions wasting time and waiting thinking my Friday wasn't starting out very well. I planned to be out of there by 9:30 (Kaiser is very close by) but they weren't having it!

Bored beyond boredom I sat and stared into space listening to all the conversations taking place in the room. I could hear the pharmacists talking about my prescription, the mother talking quietly to her baby and thought to myself ~well at least my hearing is still doing well~ when a man walked in.

My back was turned to the doorway so I heard him yelling first. My heart stopped and I spun around. He looked to be between 30-40 tall thin, loud and mad. Every person in the room completely stopped in their tracks facing him. 

His gibberish lasted seconds and he didn't make much sense. It seemed to be something about males and females should be able to pick their own gynecologists. And something about the Kaiser in Texas. He stayed in the doorway said his piece and stalked out.

One crazy person (a young woman) in line yelled back at him about being a jerk. I was busy thinking about how I didn't dive under something to save my life like an idiot! It happened so fast and I just gawked at the spectacle like everyone else. Idiot! At least I could hear...

Just then my name was called. I told the pharmacist, "Male, female whatever pick your sex and go to the right doctor for it." We laughed and I was out of there!

My friend was waiting out in front by my car and when I told him what happened he told me he saw the guy when I described him. He said a car pulled up the guy got out looking pissed (he did) and stalked in the front door coming right back out to get in the car and they left.

I got my stuff done but it was a very strange Friday. Lucky he didn't shoot us all dead over wanting a gynecologist and being a dude and all. At least I think that's what was wrong. Lol!

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