Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fact of the Day: Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer was the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury, serving under King Henry VIII. After his surprise appointment to the role of Archbishop, Cranmer helped the King in his matter of annulling his marriage to Queen Catherine. Unlike many others who served King Henry VIII, he never lost his head through his reign and helped his son Edward VI make major reforms in the Anglican church. However when the Catholic Mary I took the throne, he was convicted of heresy and treason. While he seemed to have recanted his views and made peace with the Catholic church in his final days (under pressure of the Catholics who hated him) on the day of his execution he reversed that stance and rejected the Pope before he was burnt to death. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Things I Like: Smartfood Movie Theater Butter Flavored Popcorn

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a big fan of making popcorn, I like the ones already made in the bags. I always liked the white cheddar by Smartfood, but it wasn't long ago until I tried the movie theater butter version, it's unbelievably good. The only bad thing is it's quite difficult to find them on the shelf. 

Question: Have You Ever Went to Sleep With Contacts On?

Now granted this only applies to those with poor natural vision who wear contacts. I think we've all done it at one point. Luckily the modern ones are a soft gel, so it's a not a big deal if you do it once in a blue moon. I do remember one kid at a week-long summer camp who did it with the older kind. I still remember the screams. Then you have the morons who do it all the time... 

Have you ever done it? 

Fact of the Day: Turkish Potatoes

Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdulmejid I considered giving Irish people a notable amount of aid during the Irish Potato Famine which eventually claimed over a million lives and the emigration of another million Irish people. British officials convinced him to lower that number drastically as it would have overshadowed a more modest amount from Queen Victoria. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Photos: Painting the Bathroom Vanities Gray Timber Wolf

 Since I got the bathroom itself painted, I knew the time would come to paint the vanities. They came probably factory made, so I can't really blame the previous home-owners on that one. The master bathroom's vanity cabinet wasn't too bad but there were some gunk stains that were impossible to clean off.