Mar 12

-36°C to 0°C in 1 day.  I don’t even have a witty comment for that – it speaks for itself.

Oh, and also…


Feb 08

I’ve been tagged a couple times on Facebook – something about 25 random things about me that you may or may not know.  Rather than keep up the trail of Facebook notes, I figured I’d just post here.

  1. I love music.  To me, nothing’s better than listening to a song & having chills run down your back, or a tear come to your eye – both have happened to me at some point or another.
  2. I hate learning languages, but am extremely envious of those that can speak multiple languages.  I think it’s cool to be able to switch gears & use a different language.  I am not like that.
  3. I would love to be an artist, but don’t quite have the talent, or the willingness to throw away a good paying job.
  4. Similarly, I would love to be a musician – or at the very least, know how to play an instrument.  I’m currently working on the didgeridoo & the harmonica.
  5. I’d also love to be a club DJ.  A real DJ – not those jokers who blay back-to-back-to-back-to-back hip hop songs because the 19 year old girls like it.  No, a real DJ who plays good music, mixes it together, and gets the club caught up & lost in the music.  Ya – that’d be bitchin’
  6. I consider myself fairly wise.  “Street smart” no, wise, yes.
  7. I’m depressed about where our society & planet.  I look forward to the day when our society reverts back to when women were girly, men were manly, and if you offended someone – well that someone shouldn’t be such a pansy.

Ok, so not 25 – but I think that’s about as good as you’re going to get right now.

Feb 02

I make good nachos.  I don’t need to ask people, I know it to be true.  It’s one of those universal truths like gravity or the Golden Rule.  I’m like the Mahātmā Nacho Maker.  What is the secret of my Nacho Nirvana?  Let me elucidate:

  1. Start with a bowl.  This is important.  Bowls have sides, which allow you to not need to make a heap.  We’ve all been to restaurants with nachos that had a heap of toppings in the middle, but a friggin’ topping desert towards the outside.  Use a bowl.
  2. Lightly coat the bottom with chips.  You don’t want multiple layers of chips because you’ll inevitably get chips with no topping.  Who wants that crap?
  3. Coat the chips with cheese.  Keyword: Coat. Don’t sprinkle, don’t season.  COAT THOSE M*****F******S! More cheese the better because you can then use that cheese as a medium to stick other toppings (see point 4) to chips.
  4. Add other toppings.  Traditionally I just use meat at this stage, but feel free to add anything you don’t mind warmed up.  Tomatoes and jalapeños would work well here.  The important thing is, again, to only go 1 layer deep.
  5. More chips.  Some noobs might put more cheese here – that is a mistake.  We are making a layer cake of nacho-dom.  Each layer needs to be unique & stand on it’s own.  You don’t want to grab 1 chip & have your whole bowl come with it.  Or maybe you do.  If that’s the case please stop reading & leave my website now.  There’s nothing for you here.
  6. Repeat steps 2 – 4 as needed & allowed by the bowl.
  7. Heat.  No super secret here – you want to make the shreds of cheese lose their shape, but not bubble copiously.  Copious bubbling means the cheese is cooking away – and that results in that tough scabby cheese rather than soft gooey.
  8. Eat.  You’re on your own. Unless you want to invite me over for nachos.  An invitation I will gladly accept (assuming I don’t have to fly/drive 101 hours to get to your place).
Jan 21

Not really, but I figured I hadn’t posted anything in a few days, so I should probably keep the dogs at bay & post something. I’m hoping my drive to get the blog up & going again wasn’t just for 3 or 4 posts. Who knows.

The most exciting thing that happened to me today was chipping the ice from my sidewalk & really, REALLY tiring out my arm.

Wait, scratch that. I got my picture taken by the Camrose Canadian because I (and friends) made a big green head on a hillside on Sunday. That wasn’t all that exciting though – next week will be when it comes out & I have throngs of fans. Ya. That’ll be sweet.

UPDATE:  Jen’s posted pictures of the Big Green Head in progress.  See ‘em here

Because they’re funny, here’s another cat:

funny pictures of cats with captions