Thursday, November 30, 2006

Diversion Magazine - For Physicians at Leisure

Since JL works in magazine publishing I know there is something for everyone. So why was I "shocked" to find thisDiversion Magazine - For Physicians at Leisure while waiting for my doctor yesterday? Wow!
An entire subscription magazine that "features information on travel and other lifestyle subjects, medical meetings, and physician volunteer opportunities. For additional stories on these topics as well as on food, cars, sports, the arts and more, see Diversion magazine, the number one guide to the good life for physicians."

Can't they just read Travel or Sunset or watch Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. Do they really need their own magazine?

Anchor Steam - Anchor Christmas Ale

Anchor Steam - Anchor Christmas Ale

Run, don't walk, to your local beer seller and buy a few. This is the best recipe they've crafted in years.

I think I need to organize my annual pilgrimage to the brewery.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Holiday Fruit Cake Recipe

Drunk Fruit Cake Recipe

1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

6 large eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 cups flour, sifted

1/2 t. salt

1 cup bourbon

1 pound pecans, chopped

3 cups white raisins (or use candied fruit)

1 t. nutmeg

1 large bottle of bourbon whiskey ~

First, sample the whiskey to check for quality.

Assemble all of the ingredients. Check the whiskey again.

To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Repeat this step.

Turn on the electric mixer and beat one cup of butter in a large

fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and cream until beat.

Make sure the whiskey is still okay... try another cup.

Turn off the mixer. Beat six leggs and add to the bowl,

then chunk in the cup of dried flut. Mix on the tuner.

Throw in two quarts of flour. Gradually pour in the cow.

Add 2 dried anything.

If the fried druit gets struck in the beaters, pry it loose with

a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey and check it again for tonsistency.

Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares???

Check the whiskey again.

Now sift the nutmeg and strain your nuts. Add one table.

And the spoon. Of whiskee. Or something. Whatever you find left.

Grease the oven.

Turn the crake pan to 350 degrees. Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Pour the oven into the batter. Throw the bowl out the window.

Lick the batter off the floor.

Bake 300 minutes at 50 degrees.

Finish the blobble of whishy and flow to bed.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Getting In The Mood

Aside from the usual CBS showing of the claymation christmas classics the following movies must be viewed to get myself into the spirit of the season.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Love Actually
Home For The Holidays
A Christmas Story
Little Woman (1994)

I hate to say it but the Jimmy Stewart classic: It's A Wonderful Life doesn't do a damn thing for me. I finally saw the show from start to finish within the last 7 years and fell asleep. The only redeeming aspect of the movie was the SNL skit about "lost footage" of the real ending where the towns folk stormed in and killed Mr. Potter.

What movie(s) set your holiday mood?

Internet Legend Flashback Profile For Henry Raddick: Reviews

I first learned of Henry Raddick a few years ago. Is he real or an urban legend? Will we ever know the truth? Anywhoo - it's a few hours of entertainment. He writes wonderful reviews on products such as:
George W. Bush and His Family Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney
You Can Teach Your Dog to Eliminate on Command by M. L. Smith
The art of sexual lovemaking, a guide to a happier sex-love life for married couples by Frank Samuel Caprio
Understanding Today's Youth Culture: Discussion Guide by Walt Mueller
Astrological Counselling: A Basic Guide to Astrological Themes in Person to Person Understanding by Christina Rose

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Our neighbors have a small infestation of ladybugs in their yard. On a one-on-one basis they are a cute little insect. In the thousands they are kind of creepy!

Three Beasts


I started my Sunday with a chilly AM walk with these three fine hounds. Granite didn't appreciate the love of the 200 lb yellow lab outside of Peet's so we returned to Fuego & The Boy's to warm up.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Let us give thanks for a bounty of people.

For children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are.

Let us give thanks:

For generous friends…with hearts and smiles as bright as their blossoms;

For feisty friends, as tart as apples;

For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us we’ve had them;

For crotchety friends, sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;

For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a row of corn, and the others, as plain as potatoes and so good for you;

For funny friends, who are as silly as Brussels Sprouts and as amusing as Jerusalem Artichokes;

And serious friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle as summer squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as dill, as endless as zucchini and who, like parsnips, can be counted on to see you through the winter;

For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening time, and young friends coming on as fast as radishes;

For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold us, despite our blights, wilts and witherings;

And finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past that have been harvested, but who fed us in their times that we might have life thereafter.

For all these we give thanks.

Garden Meditation
The Rev. Max Coots

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hair do or don't?

I'm not sure if this hair style is the best look for sweet little Clay. Does he think it helps him look more masculine? Less gay?

At least he got rid of the freaky kd Lang haircut.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Top 10 Most Racist Commercials

Top 10 Most Racist Commercials

Wow this is quite a collection of youtube clips. Some comercials are decades old but the scarey part is that some are current.

Watch & cringe.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Almost Done!

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Unfortunately the pretty new steps accentuate the "ugly" of the rest of the house. Anyone have a winning lottery ticket we can use to reside, repaint, rebuild garage?


The Daily Puppy

If you don't enjoy this link you have no heart.

Friday, November 03, 2006

A simple song

A song about the pictures found on Flickr. Nice!

The singer, Jonathan Coulton, does a great acoustic version of Baby Got Back.