Thursday, December 31, 2009

This pic is a little old (around Thanksgiving) but just to give you an update on my little guy



As you can see he is progressing well, and just a happy little person.

I will post soon about a bad experience with his pediatrician recently, and his suspicioun that Nate may be 'in the spectrum' of autism (bullshit). It's quite the story, and it has me kind of pissed off actually.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wait a second, I have a blog???!!??

Happy holidays to anyone who might drop by, I understand if you have abandoned checking up on this blog, but happy holidays nonetheless. And on that note here is a funny image I found on the interwebs.


Humor ensues. What if you use both Linux AND Windows, like yours truly, hmmmmmm?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Things that make me proud to be a MassHole.



We really do have a corner on the market of biting sarcasm, get 'em Barney!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This is great!

Check it out, it's Shatner reading Sarah Palin's resignation speech.



Seriously, that was some hardcore stream of consciousness shit right there!

UPDATE: Looks like the video is no longer working, I will try and find another one :(

UPDATE #2: Back up for your viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Okay, check out this link....it's gross, and yet compelling....

Fancy Fast Food takes shitty fast food take out and "transforms" it into something "edible". I am using scare quotes because I am not really convinced of either but damn if I could not look away!

Reminds me of something I like to do everyonce and awhile around here and that's the reverse of the original concept, and make my own fast food, to be specific, we make homemade Big Macs. It's soooooo good, nice flat patties, shredded lettuce, homemade russian dressing, orange cheese!!!!! I am so doing that in the near future!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More BBQ porn



This wasn't this year (the photo) and may have been posted before, but what the hey, I am in a summery mood

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Terrible news, Exene Cervenka diagnosed with MS

Via Rolling Stone, it appears co-lead singer of 70's punk institution X, Exene Cervenka, has been diagnosed with MS.

I've seen X, and their side project The Knitters on several occasions, and they rock the house down. Here's hoping she's treated gently by this disease, and not left crippled....what a horrible thing to happen to someone who struck me as so alive.

On the updside, it sounds like she is facing this with a very positive attitude (as I would have imagined she would), so I suppose I should as well.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mmmmmmmmmmmm.


Gyros. Home made. Soooo good. First I minced some onion in the food processor, and then some garlic as well. I then took 1lb of ground lamb, and pulsed it in the old food processor with the onion and garlic, until it was a fine grind, then added a tablespoon or so of dried oregano, a teaspoon of marjoram, and a healthy bit of salt and pepper, and mixed it well. Press this mix into a loaf pan, and cook it at about 325 degrees in a water bath (see the photo above) for about 45 minutes, give or take a few, and then put a weight on top of the meat (I used another loaf pan, and then balanced my cast iron skillet on top of that, plenty heavy enough) and press it for about 15 minutes.
Gyros are served with a wonderful yogurt based sauce called tsajici. I get some Greek yogurt, an english cucumber (I like these better than a standard cuke, but if you use the standard, I would peel it, and scoop out the seeds with a spoon, as the seed bed in the standard is wetter and looser than an english, and can thin out you tsajici), a lemon, and salt and pepper, nice and simple. Take about one quarter of the english cucumber and peel the skin off, then dice the meat finely. With your veggie peeler, scrape off two strips of the zest of the the lemon, and mince it, add both to your bowl of yogurt. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into your mix, add salt and pepper to taste, and ta-daa!!! You have made tsajici! I let it set for at least an hour to allow the flavors to marry, and wouldn't recommend using it before that.
Traditionally served on warm, soft pita, I got this idea one night when we were enjoying Indian food.Naan bread is the perfect choice to simulate excellent pita (most pita from the grocery store tends to be stale and crumbly when folding, this fixes that issue). Just follow the instructions on the packaging, excluding the butter and water (both are not necessary) and brace yourself for Greek sandwich bliss.

When the meat has finished resting, slice it on long thin strips and place on your now warm "pita" bread. Dollop on your tsajici, and then add whatever toppings suit your fancy. I put fresh lettuce and tomato, but really there are no rules. Roll that bad boy up and get to work on one of the greatest sandwiches in the world.

I would have had a picture of the final project, but it was soooo good I lost control of myself and ate it all up before I could snap a pic. I have no self control.

Three day weekend!!!!

And most of the staff at my firm are out today, which (finally) gives me some time to hop on the blog and update some. Anyone doing any of this, this weekend???!!??



And some BBQ porn....



That was a few weeks back, but you can bet I'll be cooking up a rack this weekend for sure.

Okay then............



Okay, this video is two parts funny mixed with one part scary. The bald guy in the second part is batshit crazy, and the first guy is an idiot. Pack your bags people, gots to be on the move to avoid the robot apocolypse.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Woot! I am now officially a....




WIth the stiff competition over at No Smoking in the Skull Cave, I am actually pretty jazzed about this.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Nintend Shii ....pretty funny, partially offensive

I know posting videos is lazy blogging, I KNOW!!! But I have been pretty busy as of late (remember, we are wrapping up tax season, and I work for accountants), and clearly have not had time for myself, or for blogging. Anywhoo, check out this funny commercial I came across, a touch sexist, allot funny.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

He should suspend his campaign, in light of this crisis....

Jesus, this idiot hasn't been told he lost the race yet??!!??

Sen. John McCain is putting together a major economic plan that will be structured, in some ways, off of Newt Gingrich's famous Contract With America.

In an email obtained by the Huffington Post, the Arizona Republican's chief of staff, Marc Buse, asked an outside adviser for help with a "ten principles" program that the senator could use as a "definitive" platform.

"We are looking for some guidance on a definitive plan (aka contract with america style) on the economy...principles," writes Buse. "Ten principles that JSM could point to on what MUST BE DONE to address the problems our nation faces."

Buse doesn't offer specific suggestions of his own, save "NO TAX INCREASES."


As the linked post says, most people come up with an economic plan first, and THEN run for president...buy you know John, he's a maverick!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Here Comes the 123's!

Here is a video from the excellent band They Might Be Giants, from their equally excellent children's album Here Comes the 123's. This album/dvd combo is so good my wife and I listen to it even if Nate's not around! This clip has my personal fave song from the album 'The Number Two'



They have a companion cd/dvd set called Here Comes the ABC's, here's Nate rocking out to his favorite track on that one......check out the rock moves on this kid!


That kid slays me.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ack, I've been away.....

Sorry for not posting in so long, but life has been hectic .....it's the time of year.

Tax season has begun, and I am working 6 day weeks (well, not entirely true, as my co-worker will be taking every other Saturday this year...woot!), and with the holidays and all, well, just haven't had the time or energy to write something down.

Some random thoughts, Joe the Plumber, what a stupendous jackass!!

Just 6 more days of another stupendous jackass!!!!

Hillary did good, I think she's going to make a great SOS.

That's all for now, but I promise to be better....don't want to get purged from anyones blogroll.....I can't take the rejection!!!!