Friday, March 30, 2012

Problems with Blogger, Boy Scouts and Boxer's B-Day

I tried to comment on Moi's and Boxer's blogs with no joy.  Fortunately, I copied my comments before I lost them:

@ Boxer - The chandelier does need something, I just don't know what. Puppy dogs and boys are the same - they grow faster than their brains for sure. I don't think I'll be in the smackdown this weekend (in fact- I'm positive). Have a good weekend.

@ Moi -  These songs always remind me of summer: Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran, Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters, 409 by the Beach Boys, Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft and Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf.

No summertime for me this weekend. I'm going camping with the boys in the rain and 40 degree weather. But I hope to have some of these songs rattling around in my head.

Last weekend, the boys and I went all nuclear.  We visited the local nuclear plant (yeah, just like Homer - I get it) and earned the Nuclear Engineering Merit Badge.  The fact that it didn't make national headlines - is a good thing.  They got to go in to an exact replica of a control room (think the movie China Syndrome), messed with Geiger counters and radiation suits, and got to stand next to this:

This thing is over 500 feet tall and evaporates 13,000 gallons of water per minute. 

Happy Birthday Boxer!!!  I would get you this because it's just as stupid as the real thing - but a whole lot less work.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Colcannon Revisted

A couple of weeks ago, I made a Colcannon recipe for the Culinary Smackdown competition. You'll recall that I used red cabbage and the dish turned an unappetizing blue/purple.  Well, I remade it for this weeks St. Patrick's Day office potluck.  I used a bag of shredded cole slaw cabbage that had some carrots in it it too.  It looked much better and was a pretty big hit at lunch.  Three people asked for the recipe.   I only had enough left overs for my lunch today - and it still looked (and tasted) appetizing.
Colcannon with much better coloring.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Haiku Monday - Circle

Hollywood Marshall.
Shooting from the hip gaiety.
Circle gets the square.

Davy Jones Tribute - I never knew they were on the Squares.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Haiku Monday - Silence

Two classes of ships,
Submarines - and their targets.
Run silent, run deep.

Yeah, I decided to play this week because it was a great theme and this popped into my head pretty quickly.  Last week's haiku winner, Foam at The Foaming, is hosting with theme of Silence this week.  Stop on over to hear the roar.