Old Forge Pizza

Insanely cheesy doesn't even begin to describe the all out cheesiness of this pizza concoction.  If you want to save your arteries from clogging and yourself from an early heart attack, I would advise not even reading this as it's probably appalling, especially to anyone on a strict diet.

White Pizza

Lemon BBQ chicken

*Caution:You won't be making this tonight*

A lot of people tend to just throw their chicken on the grill and slather on some BBQ sauce in the last few minutes of cooking.  There's nothing wrong with that, it works, and I won't get into the BBQvsGrilling debate, but for me it's all about the marinate-that will sit for at least 12 hours, preferably 24.  It's simple, you'll need 3 things:
-BBQ sauce
-Lemon Juice
-Chicken, don't forget the chicken


 Any BBQ sauce should work.  I used Sweet Baby Ray's original this time, but I've used their brown sugar/hickory, their spicy, and KC masterpiece original.  Those are all my favorites because they're fairly sweet and i have a HUGE sweet tooth...mmm cupcakes

Bacon and Eggs, how original

Ingredients
-Bacon
-Eggs
-Cheese
-Great sense of accomplishment because people will be impressed by your amazing cooking skills despite having made little more than a mcdonalds breakfast.




 Start out by frying up some delicious bacon.  You want the bacon so it's still pliable and easily bent, this is probably a little too undercooked to be honest, but it will crisp a little bit in the oven.

Time to Live Forever

 http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/antiviral-0810.html

Leave it to the genius collective at MIT to develop a potential cure for the common cold, and flu, and other viruses that seem immune to any and all real medications we have currently.  I'm no expert in molecular biology, or any type of biology for that matter, but this quote from the article was my exact question when i read the headline, how are they going to keep the drug from becoming ineffective due to the evolution of numerous viruses that it's supposed to fight.

"Rider had the idea to combine a dsRNA-binding protein with another protein that induces cells to undergo apoptosis (programmed cell suicide) — launched, for example, when a cell determines it is en route to becoming cancerous. Therefore, when one end of the DRACO binds to dsRNA, it signals the other end of the DRACO to initiate cell suicide.
Combining those two elements is a “great idea” and a very novel approach, says Karla Kirkegaard, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University. “Viruses are pretty good at developing resistance to things we try against them, but in this case, it’s hard to think of a simple pathway to drug resistance,” she says."


 True genius, just make the antivirus kill the entire process of transcription and you don't have to worry about the active site of the protein adapting to your inhibitor like in antibiotics.  At least i think that's how it works from a basic Biology class years ago.  If you're interested it's an interesting article and not too bloated at all with scientific mumbo jumbo. 

I'm making bacon wrapped eggs sometime this week for breakfast so stay tuned, and if you have any eggcellent suggestions(see what i did there...) let me know and i'll try to incorporate them into a future post. 

It's beef jerky

Ingredients...
1.5-2lbs of Beef.  anything really lean will work well.  flank steak is my usual go to, but once in a while the butcher i go to will have a great recommendation and slice it thin specifically for beef jerky. Makes prep work a breeze. If you didn't get the butcher to cut it for you you'll want to slice it as thin as you can before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients. 
2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons onion salt
1 teaspoon Liquid smoke
1 teaspoon chilli powder


 Mix all the ingredients in a large zip lock bag and let it marinate over night.  This will let the flavors absorb into the meat. 

Oh to be lazy

I guess i should start writing again, as I'm pretty sure I've lost any slight edge i had in the world of verbal decadence.  Not that I ever write much, it's more about pretty pictures than bewitching words. Was that a sweet rhyme or what.  Anyway, tomorrow I will have beef jerky and it will be glorious.  GLORIOUS. Yes, I'll share, but only if you're nice. Or pretty, if you're pretty that'll do. 

French Toast

shallow bowl, 2 eggs.
cinnamon, brown sugar, milk

mix it up, add piece of bread, flip piece of bread

Grease the pan, add the basted bread

Flip and...

Enjoy
 I'm terrible at directions, so i use pictures.  I was bored and wanted some french toast and decided to share it's wonderful goodness with the 2 people that read my blog.  Somewhere between 110-150 calories per slice depending on the ingredients. The powdered sugar is terrible for you at about 120 calories for 1/4 a cup so i just sprinkled a little on so it looked sexy.  The mix made enough for about 3 slices of toast but 2 was more than enough for me to tingle my sweet tooth and stay well within my calories/macros for the day.  To be honest, white bread makes better french toast but the wheat is much better for you and all i had lying around so i used that.  If you forgo the powdered sugar it's actually not a terrible meal for a diet.  I'd guess a 50/20/30 split or thereabouts, i don't want to look cause i know I'll regret the carbs even though i'm not on a keto diet. 

No, i don't eat my toast with a spoon although that would be something wouldn't it. 

hmmm

So we should colonize Mars.  I'm volunteering to go, I don't even have to come back.  I'd be more than content with hitting golf balls off into the distance and doing sciencesque stuff like digging in the dirt.  Come to think of it we've been doing sciencey stuff since we were little kids but instead of martian rocks we were digging up cat turds in the sand box...amazing how stuff like that works huh we just lacked the intelligence to analyze and catalog the attributes of it, I take that back, some of us definitely cataloged and dissected poo as kids.  Glad to know I wasn't one of them.

I will settle for a moon base if mars is too far, k thanks.  But only if we get sweet lasers.

Mother's Day

So this weekend was Mother's Day. I made my mom an ice cream cake, which in retrospect was probably a terrible idea since we've all been trying to get my dad to lose weight.  See now the reason i took a picture of the roses in front of the house is because when my mom came in she saw the roses that my dad had cut from the front yard and put in a vase, she glanced at me and asked if i was being a cheap ass or just forgot it was Mother's Day. Without saying a word I handed her the card I'd bought at the hallmark store earlier that week and proceeded to wish her a happy Mother's Day. 

WTF Weather

I was gonna take a picture of the moon in all of it's slightly larger glory, but this is what i got...so yeah, thank you nature for ruining that thought...

Sarcasm

It would appear I've lost the ability to be sincere.  I'm almost always sarcastic in some way shape or form, but here and there, once in a while, I somehow muster the capability to say something meaningful and not the least bit sarcastic.  Well, apparently that bit of truth is lost on people when you're almost always poking fun at them.  I can't help it though, when someone makes them self an easy target, you just have to take the opportunity to be ever so dense and tell them how it is. I just prefer to add that hint of "it's ok though, we still love you" to my insults.

The thought process

I haven't been able to post for the past few days as i've been wrapped up in a paper for a sociology class. Apparently my intuitive self can only focus on one random musing at a time because that's exactly what I get out of sociology. No right or wrong answer only good and bad ones. So I've been devoting much of my time to BSing how the matrix relates to society.  I'm pretty sure I could care less about the matrix and how it relates to Plato's allegory of the cave and our nature to just coast through life with little thought or measure as to how we live those lives, but alas, an endless circle of papers for yet another piece of paper that says you're just smart enough or dedicated enough to have taken 30some classes and managed to get a passable grade in them.  Here's my lunch...nom nom nom
-NY strip steak
-montreal's meat seasoning
-lea and parrin's Worcestershire sauce

See how i made it seem like there was more there than just a hunk of meat medium rare?  I generally like my steak plain or with a little salt and pepper before i cook it but this was damn good, i think i'll be using this seasoning on some other cuts to see if i really like it or not.

B.A.N.A.N.A.S.

Yeah, you all remember that song.  I have no idea how i remember it as I'm pretty sure I've never listened to it on the radio but i damn well remember it.  I remember the chorus anyway, how could you not. Anyway, that's my post workout banana and it was tasty as all hell. I would've had a brotein shake but I'm all out of powder so I'll have to go get some more at the store, and yes you read that right...Brotein because we all know only bros drink protein shakes. Except me, I'm obviously not a bro because I'm referring to bros as we all know them.  3 popped collars of awesome.

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala con Parmesan cheese. Quite the tasty morsel.  I probably should've  done one breast and a little dab of some green stuff on a square plate to make it look like one of those overpriced fancy restaurants, but it tasted fine to me just the way it was.

Nature

I love nature.  No, I'm not some tree hugging hippy.  I'd just as easily go dove hunting as bird watching or take a picture of this turkey.  Actually, I take that back, I probably never would go bird watching as it's boring as shit to sit there doing nothing for hours on end.  That's why i don't fish. Other than the getting drunk off your ass and almost falling into a lake aspect of fishing, there isn't much to it. I guess fly fishing takes a lot of skill but my grandfather passed before he was able to teach me that skill, and looking back, I wish i would've spent a lot more time with my grandfather, fishing rather than playing super mario brothers.

Cell phone customer service

Don't you absolutely love how phone companies treat their customers?  My friend lost her phone and hadn't bought the insurance plan like i had told her to, so yes it's for the most part her fault.  The problem i have is with the company not doing a search on the phone because she didn't activate a plan for 15 dollars a month when if the police call with a warrant, wam, bam, thank you mam done done and done you're phone's on 3rd and mission, here's the satellite imaging photo we pulled up of the dude that has it walking down the street, here's his address, and all the places he's been in the past 24 hours.  I'm sorry but if it's my account, and i tell someone it's ok, why can't they get off their lazy ass and do the same for me?  Am i not paying this phone company more than that police department that asked you to get them the same exact information? It's quite funny when the person behind the desk doesn't have an answer for all that.  Anyway, she's using her old phone, and iphone 3gs, which forces me to ask the question...Why did you upgrade to the 4g in the first place?

Get outside

OMG A SQUIRREL, maybe a secret squirrel? -taken in Anadel state park, CA


I went for a run this morning.  6 Miles. It was brutal, mostly because I'm not a runner, I'll hike in the state park a few times a month and do 6-8 miles because it's so damn pretty up there, but running around the neighborhood is more of a pain than a joy.  Despite the hindrance it was to roll out of bed an hour and a half earlier, I went out and did it and i feel great now.  Do yourself a favor and go out and get your blood flowing.  play basketball or tennis with a friend, go for a bike ride, anything to get yourself up and away from the computer.  I know I spend too much time on it.  Which reminds me, raid in an hour and i need flasks.

Oh and so you know I'm not some super athlete, I'm 5'9" 195lbs of pure sex(fat), so no excuses, skinny or fat, go get some exercise.  Start with a walk if you can't jog/run yet.  It's one of those things you'll never regret even if you hate it at the time.

Snooze

Whenever i wake up in the morning, as most of us do, i make the glance and the lunge for the snooze button on the alarm clock.  Now, i set this time to wake up for a reason, i have to take a shower, brush my teeth, drink 5 too many cups of coffee, and of course think of something witty or stupid to say on the internet where everyone can read it. 

I still push snooze.  8 Minutes of cuddly goodness in my queen sized bed. Relaxed,  refreshed, and ready to get up but we all still tell our selves; no no, just 5 more minutes, i don't want to go to school today in that childish tone.  But alas, we force ourselves up out of bed and into our morning routines. 

I hate that damn button, I hate it with a passion, especially the times it makes me late.

Juicy Lucy

The Juicy Lucy(no that's not a fat chick) was featured on man vs food's carnivore chronicles and I was going to attempt to make one this weekend but i ended up saying screw that and went to this local burger joint called ozzy's for lunch and got a double bacon cheese burger which I'm sure was just as good(it had bacon so duh).  It was supplemented by their amazing chili cheese fries; hot and spicy goodness.

You're Mad

I swear everyone in my family is bi-polar.  I was talking to my dad today and he raged out when i told him he should probably watch his food intake because he's super at risk for diabetes.  He goes on to tell me he bought frozen chicken nuggets for a healthy meal instead of pizza or burgers from a takeout place.  I proceeded to read the label and tell him he can only eat about 8 of them with some veggies on the side before he's approaching the range of a couple double cheeseburgers from mcdonalds at which point he had this dumbfounded look on his face and continued to argue his point that he was right for getting something different.  Oh well, I tried...moving on. 

My sister, now she may have been on her cycle or something but when i ask you how your week was, it doesn't mean I'm out to get you and want to ruin your life.  Nor does it mean i want specific details into your dating life and the scumbags you hook up with. I'm really just making conversation because I'm bored as all hell and you're the only person in the room to talk to. There's really no need to yell at me and tell me I'm a dick because i really don't think I am, to you anyway.  There is always the slight chance I'm misinterpreting myself, but we'll leave that for another day.   End Rant, and i hope your families are more enjoyable to be around.

Justified


Justified is probably the best done modernized western(if you could call it that) that I've seen.  This show is just amazing.  Timothy Oliphant and his hat are a great lead and the rest of the cast are quite powerful actors as well. 
The show mixes crime procedural with cowboy action and powerful social situations to create a drama that draws you in until the very end. 

If you like all around badassery and lots of gun play you'll love this show, or if you're a dude with half a brain.  Also, if you enjoyed the shield or the unit, both of which were amazing shows you should check out Shawn Ryan's new show The Chicago Code, previews look great and i'll have to watch it on the dvr when i get a chance this weekend.

NOM NOM NOM


I absolutely love food. The food network was my favorite channel to watch if i was on a break in the mid afternoon and had a bit of time to kill, but recently the travel channel has been stepping up their game.  They have two great shows, man vs food and Bizarre foods.  The bizarre foods show can be a little lacking sometimes especially if you're not into watching people eat bugs or weird animal parts, but man vs food is by far the best food show out there right now.  They're doing a special called Carnivore chronicles and i've been tempted to go to each of the places they've visited just to try an amazing brisket, steak or burger.  Every minute is mouthwatering and makes me want to splurge again and again on some orgasmic foodstuffs.  But alas, my whole wheat pasta and chicken will have to suffice as I'm a fatass that's too lazy to burn all those extra calories through exercise.  I think I'll do a cheese stuffed burger for my cheat meal over the weekend though, so I'll need some recommendations for what type of cheese would be best...

Stories

Some folks get really mad when a random ass person comes up to talk to them out of the blue. I can understand this if the person smells like they just walked out of the sewer because hygiene is important, but we have this need to show our hatred and say that we dislike these people that are just really friendly, when in fact i think most people enjoy it.  Despite being completely incompetent and having a super low IQ most people on the face of the earth could teach you something if you only gave them enough time.  I met this old man on the bus ride back from the airport that i never would've spoken to had it not been for a 3 hour ride from place to place.  Sure i had my shitty iphone with some music and the internet on it, but this guy was 100 times more interesting than browsing yahoo news or listening to the same songs rotate through the queue for 3 hours. He told me about his son's career, how he'd served in Vietnam, the daughter and her family that he was going to visit, the things he'd learned running his own business. He sure wasn't the most intelligent or innovative person out there, in fact he was pretty ordinary, but spending three hours BSing with him was a lot more rewarding than 3 hours on my phone.

I know i need to stop disconnecting myself from the world.  With all the electronics and our ability to completely ignore face to face encounters we all should really make strides to talk to people we usually wouldn't(unless they look like a serial killer/rapist,yes i do judge too).  You never know what you may learn from the people you meet.  The one thing i regret is not keeping in touch with this random dude because i'm sure he had more stories to tell, and hopefully you'll meet him one day.

Way Too Random

I'm going to post something to this blog everyday, whether it's related to what i had for breakfast, where i went for dinner, how many times i died in CoD:Black Ops, the number of people I ignored today, how i raged at the guy in the mercedes that thinks he's better than me because his car costs twice as much as yours )which is funny because people in American cars like corvettes, challengers, cameros(the ones that cost more than your local drive through kid makes in a few years) seem to be more respectful and actually know who has the right of way), people failing at grammar and using multiple ellipses in a single sentence...or parentheses...or the people in class that think they have to respond to every single thing the teacher says, run on sentences, or the sentences that are just too long because the person writing it made a list and instead of using single words or references in that list decided whole sentences were adequate and even necessary. 

If you got through that i applaud you, neigh i commend you.  I'd love comments on my daily bullshit: love me, berate me, encourage me, lie to me.  I don't enjoy lettuce but i love broccoli...only if it has some butter on it or a nice fatty cheese dip.  I'll post something insignificant later today or tomorrow about food too. Why not.  If you hate something about my blog let me know so i can change it, or not change it, but at least you put your opinion out there which counts for more than you might think.

I'll leave you with the quote, "90% of life is just showing up" and i don't even like Woody Allen.