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How Long Would It Take You To Become Intected From A Zombie Bite?

That’s right folks, it would take over an hour for the FatChick to become a zombie after being bitten. How long would it take you?

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Is Lent “Biblical”? | Linda Bonney Olin ~ Faith Songs

I found Is Lent “Biblical”? by Linda Bonney Olin on her Faith Songs blog to be very interesting indeed. I come from a mixed family. My father is Catholic and my mother is Baptist. My brother chose to become Catholic and I’m a Baptist.

The situation has made for some great discussions about religion throughout my lifetime and even left me with enough questions at one point that I considered myself to be Agnostic.

I was going to observe Lent this year with my dad and brother right up until my brother told me on more than one occasion that “you people”(meaning me and other Baptists I guess) “don’t observe Lent. It’s a Catholic thing.” So when I found this post discussing this very thing I decided to share it with all of you.

Please take a moment to read the post and let Linda know what you think, but don’t be rude. Friends of Fatopia are never rude to our neighbors 🙂

Is Lent “Biblical”? | Linda Bonney Olin ~ Faith Songs.

Did You E-File Your 2014 Taxes? Find Out When Your Refund Will Be In The Bank

I don’t know how you do it, but I’m just not up for paying an arm and a leg to have someone else file my yearly income taxes for me. I buy a program each year (I prefer Tax Act) that helps me by asking a bunch of dummy questions that even I can’t mess up. I answer them, fill in the blanks it tells me to, click where it tells me to, and in the blink of an eye, I’m ready to e-file my income taxes.

So, my 2014 US federal and state income taxes are filed (YAY, ME!!!). Now, where’s my refund? How does an average, everyday FatChick411 like me go about finding out when my return will be ready to be released to my bank account?

Well, Uncle Sam his this nifty little tool right on the IRS website called Where’s My Refund? You can use this tool once a day to check on your income tax refund. Well, you can actually use it more than once a day, but it won’t do you much good as it’s only updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight while we sleep.

There’s also an app available through the Google Play Store called IRS 2 Go that allows you to check the same information. Just search for it in the Play Store. If you can’t find it the way it’s written, leave out the spaces. You know how this works; this ain’t your first rodeo.

Where's My 2014 US Federal Income Tax Refund? Click here to find out!

Click on the big piggy bank to find out when your US income tax refund will be released if you’ve already e-filed your federal tax return.

Here’s what you’ll need to check your filing status with these tools:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Filing status (single, married – filing single, married – filing joint, Head of Household, Qualifying Widow(er))
  • Your refund amount in exact whole dollars

And that’s it. Just go to the website or the app, log in with your info, and you’re good to go. You’ll get an update on where your taxes are in the filing process and their release date if one is available. Share this info with your family and friends. No sense waiting on the phone all day if you don’t have to.

 

 

**UPDATE** 2:10 pm 2/21/2015

This article has been highlighted on theneeds.com because of one of my tweets on Twitter. Please take a moment and vote it up if you can and let them know you like what you’ve read. Thank you!

 

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I’ll Drive, Paw Paw, You Need A Break – Wordless Wednesday

So what if it’s a day late and a dollar short? Shelby’s still a cutie pie, and all is forgiven, right? Yeah, I thought so, LOL.

I'll drive, Paw Paw, you take a break. I got this!

I’l drive, Paw Paw, you take a break. I got this!

 

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Click here to link up with Mother Ahoy for Wordless Wednesday. I do.

Click here to link up with Mother Ahoy for Wordless Wednesday. I do.

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When Grandma read Fifty Shades – A poem by Granddad.

Tall Tale Tuesdays are usually all about books, but this week, It’s all about this little ditty I found this morning. I think we can all use a good laugh to start the day. Enjoy!

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The missus bought a paperback

down Shepton Mallet way.

I had a look inside her bag;

T’was Fifty shades of Grey.

Well, I just left her to it,

and at ten I went to bed.

An hour later she appeared;

the sight filled me with dread….

In her left she held a rope;

and in her right a whip!

She threw them down on the floor,

and then began to strip.

Well, Fifty years or so ago;

I might have had a peek.

But Mabel hasn’t weathered well

She’s eighty four next week.

Watching Mabel bump and grind,

could not have been much grimmer.

And then things went from bad to worse.

She toppled off her zimmer!

She struggled back upon her feet;

a couple of minutes later.

She put her teeth back in and said

“I am a Dominator!”

Now if you knew our Mabel.

you’d see just why…

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Finally, Real Internet TV Because It’s Internet TV. Hello, Pluto.tv!

What is the coolest app I’ve found in a long time? Puto.tv. And what makes it so cool? The fact that it’s real internet TV that works all the time because it is internet TV.

Plutotv tablet

What do I mean by this? Well, I mean that Pluto.tv doesn’t try to take what you see on your television set in your living room and recreate it online. Instead, Pluto.tv curates videos and channels that are already on the internet, so they’re already streaming and ready to be played on your desktop, laptop, cell phone, or tablet. It streams live and prerecorded, and best of all, it’s free. Yes, I said it’s a free service… real free tv.

With 100+ channels to its credit, Pluto.tv truly has something for everyone. Here’s a list of the way they group their channels into different categories just so you can see what they offer:

  • Music
  • News & Info
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Lifestyle
  • Tech
  • Art & Culture
  • Education
  • Kids

Perhaps best of all, when set to HD, all the channels that are available in HD actually play that way like they’re supposed to. And I might as well add, what true internet tv source would be complete in today’s world without a channel devoted to cats? Yes cat lovers, there is a 24/7 cat channel. And Pluto.tv apparently believes in being fair to all because there is also a 24/7 dog channel.

I’m from the southern US, and when I was telling my brother about the Android app, I told him they have a redneck package (I don’t even know if they realize they do or not, but they do, LOL). Tell me what you think. Now remember, we’re talking about rednecks here. They will not take the time to read the channel descriptions, only the titles, so if you take:

  • Channel 104 Country Hits – Ain’t nothin’ better ‘n some Hank first thang in tha mornin’ ever mornin’.
  • Channel 301 Sport Highlights – If I miss tha big game to watch em blow stuff up,  I can ketch the replay right cheer. It don’t get no better ‘n ‘is.
  • Channel 306 Fight – It don’t matter if it’s boys or girls, a good fight’s a good fight. Girls’d be better, though.
  • Channel 307 Fight Life – They followin’ Bobby Joe around with a camera ever’ Satidday night?
  • Channel 311 Hockey Fights –More fightin’. Nuff said.
  • Channel 313 Big Game TV – Big critters ‘n guys with guns shootin’ ’em. It don’t get no better’n this.
  • Channel 409 Guns and Explosions – Yes, it does. Guys with guns blowin’ stuff up. It jes’ got better.
  • Channel 411 Drivers and Cars – All about cars. Add trucks ‘n a cold beer ‘n I could set here all day.
  • Channel 422 Slow TV – Do I really have to put commentary with this one?
  • Channel 503 Funny or Die TV – If it don’t make me laugh, somebody’s gonna die. That’s a win/win either way in my book.
  • Channel 512 Classic Toons – Nuttin’ like some classic rock ‘n roll ta go ta sleep ta ever’ day, is ‘ere?
  • Channel 604 Food – Rednecks and food go together like feet ‘n socks.
  • Channel 704 Polaris –They got a channel all ’bout a 4-wheeler?
  • Channel 709 Grand Theft Auto – Tryin’ ta bone up on my homework a lil’ bit so’s I don’t do five ta ten in tha pin ag’in.

Now tell me, have you ever seen a channel line-up on any other television provider like that? How can it not be aimed at rednecks? And therein lies the genius of this whole thing. If you get the rednecks hooked, the rest of the world will follow because there are rednecks everywhere.

If you’d like to learn more about Pluto.tv, check out their official trailer below, visit their website, check out the Android app or get it for iPhone and iPad. (Also available in the Google Play Store and on iTunes.)

There really is something for everyone. I have never found a time, day or night, that I couldn’t find at least two things on at the same time that interest me, and one is not always on the redneck list, LOL.

I really want to see this take off like a rocket. Pluto.tv very well could change the way we watch television forever. And we can all say I remember when like we do about the telephone. So please give Pluto.tv a try and let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

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#MondayGiggle Picture: Store Closing

I don’t know about you, but the first place I’m going to put in an application is the store that’s about to close its doors forever.

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