Monday, March 01, 2010

Blog Every Day!

Eventually, I will…

Gotta fill my brain with interesting things first, methinks.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010


This is the 101 freeway at 6 PM ON A SATURDAY. Traffic was like this since 3 PM on all the major Los Angeles freeways.

Many, many moons ago, the only time you encountered traffic jams like this was during the traditional "rush hour." But as the years progressed, weekend traffic has become a permanent snarl. About the only good time to drive on a freeway during the weekend is between 3 and 5 AM.

I want a transporter.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Unusual Book Titles

From my Top 10 calendar. I searched for a handful on Amazon and they are legit.

1. 101 Users for an Old Farm Tractor.
2. 101 Super Users for Tampon Applicators
3. Across Europe by Kangaroo
4. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
5. Be Bold with Bananas
6. Bimbos of the Death Sun
7. Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes
8. Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself
9. The Flat-Footed Flies of Europe
10. The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs.

I know it's only February, but that's no reason to start your Christmas shopping really, really early.

Sunday, February 07, 2010


Congratulations New Orleans Saints on your Super Bowl victory.

That said, I've not watched football since L.A. lost their football team what seems like a million years ago.

Friday, February 05, 2010

McTHIS McDonalds

Almost every morning, around 6 AM, I go chant for an hour at our local community center. Sometimes, when I'm done, I'll pick up some kind of fast food breakfast for everyone.

Last Saturday, I was planning to swing by McDonalds to get everyone Egg McMuffins. However, I wasn't really feeling the artificial fast food experience.

So I decided to attempt an Egg McMuffin of my own. It's the hit of the household - I don't think any of us could eat a real McMuffin ever again.

And now, lucky, lucky you, I shall share the recipe:

Watchu need:
• An English muffin (sourdough)
• An egg
• A couple slices of bacon (not ham)
• A slice of cheddar cheese (not american)
• Mayo
• Milk or Half & Half
• Butter

Watchu do:
1. Beat the egg with a fork. Mix in a couple tablespoons of milk.
2. Toast the muffin
3. Cook the bacon
4. Put the egg on the bottom half of the muffin.
5. Tear bacon in half and layer on top of egg.
6. Put cheese slice on pan for a few seconds until cheese starts to melt. Lay cheese on top of bacon.
7. Spread some mayo on top half of muffin and stack on cheese to complete sandwich.
8. Eat.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Nursery Rhymes

(from my Top 10 calendar [not David Letterman...]):

The 10: Morbid Origins of Nursery Rhymes

(the only one I knew from this list is "Ring Around the Rosie" -- I love fun facts. Don't you?)

1. Humpty Dumpty: Cannon used in the Siege of Colchester during the English Civil War. Humpty had a great fall after enemy fire and couldn't be put back together.

2. Jack and Jill: King Louis XVI, who was beheaded, followed by Marie Antoinette (who came tumbling after).

3. Ring Around The Rosie: The Black Death, killing 25 million in the fourteenth century. The ring is a rash; posies are petals to ward off the plague. Falling down? Obvious.

4. Little Jack Horner: Sixteenth-century steward who betrayed the Bishop of Glastonbury.

5. Baa Baa Black Sheep: A thirteenth-century wool tax -- one-third to local lord/master; one-third to the church/dame; and one-third to the farmer, or "little boy", who lived down the lane.

6. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary: "Bloody Mary," who tortured and beheaded non-Catholics via the Pretty Maids or guillotines!

7. Jack Sprat: King Charles I; when parliament "left him lean" by not financing his war on Spain, the Queen imposed a war tax.

8. Georgie Porgie: The hated courtier George Villiers (1592-1628), lover to both King James I and the Queen of France.

9. Jack Be Nimble: Sixteenth-century English pirate, Black Jack, notorious for eluding authorities.

10. Mary Had a Little Lamb: Mary had a little lamb! Period. Note: Bostonian Sarah Hale's words were the first recorded by Thomas Edison on his phonograph.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


It has been eight (EIGHT) months since Juliette detonated a hydrogen bomb at the end of season five.

Eight. Long. Months.

Season six premieres tonight. I'm going to watch it on a big screen with about 40 fellow Losties.


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