Archive for July, 2010

Climb On

So it’s been a while since I went climbing (besides last week). I managed to squeeze in a 2nd week in a row today. Let’s see, I did 4 climbs, and with a little nudging from my friend, did some harder climbs. 5.9, 10a, 10d, 11a. Whew, my forearms are definitely tired, but in a good way.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Police Gas Stations and Other Musings

So the other day while driving by a gas station, one question popped into my head: where do the police, fire trucks and ambulances fuel up? I suppose it would make sense for each respective station to have some sort of fuel pumps for convenience. The last thing a cop would want to be caught doing is filling up at their local gas station. If they had to, would they get free gas?

One thing thing I was wondering was what kind of mileage does a fire truck get? I mean, a Hummer H3 gets around 13-14mpg (city), so I can’t imagine that a fire truck would do any better. I suppose while manufacturing the fire trucks, they don’t really have to think about fuel economy so much.
Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Strawberry Fresca

A yummy “strawberry water” drink for those hot summer days. Taken from Allrecipes.com. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mexican-Strawberry-Water-Agua-de-Fresa/Detail.aspx

Ingredients
25oz Strawberries - hulled and sliced (4 cups)
1 cup white sugar
8 cups water

1) Prep strawberries and put into a bowl (w/ lid).

2) Mix with sugar and 1 cup of water. Cover and place in fridge for 4 hours.

3) Blend until smooth in a blender/food processor.

4) Strain out pulp and seeds.

5) Mix with remaining 7 cups of water and chill or serve with ice.

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