Monthly Archives: September 2010

Evolution or Creation?

I know, the title is a little misleading but I really wanted to share one of my favorite Simpsons Opening Gags. Please enjoy!

Also, My friend Sarah M. Salter is coming to Portland this weekend. I can’t put into words how excited I am about this.

And since Wendy feels that she’s chopped liver (I’m pretty excited she’s going to be here, too) Here’s a video that seems fitting for her.

http://www.youtube.com/v/8dbDJzDV1CM?fs=1&hl=en_US

Political Video

Tired of the current politics? Check out this hilarious skit from Gabriel Iglesias. This was from 2004 and an example of what would happen if we got to vote for President like we do for American Idol.

Enjoy!

Dance to your own tune…

I live in Milwaukie, Oregon. I see this guy every day. He’s always on McLoughlin. I’ve been trying to get video of it forever. He’s almost always dancing. Everytime I see it, It makes me smile. So here’s to the guy, dancing to his own beat, who makes my day.

I hope it makes you giggle too.

My Week In Review

I’ve been pretty busy this week and I’ve seen some pretty awesome things this week. So I had to share. I would have normally broken them down into multiple posts but I don’t know when I’m going to be next in front of the computer. 🙂

Last weekend: I can’t help but gloat a little bit… Why you ask? Because I was named as the 2009-2010 Employee of the Year at the company I work for. Here’s what the Award looks like:
Roca

Tuesday: I got to participate in a Social Media Panel for Coldwell Banker Agents and when we were finished with lunch and heading towards the training facility, we noticed that there was quite a bit of police activity, then I noticed this little van….
Bomb Squad
If you’re not familiar with this van. It’s the Portland Bomb Squad. It seems there was a bomb scare at the bank right next to Bridgeport Village. We got caught in it. Scary.

Wednesday: I was also involved in an event called Agent Reboot. It was a great time and well attended. Check out this photo:
Agent Reboot
Amazing to see the amount of people still interested in Social Media and Technology.

Thursday: Was Ignite Portland, which is a great event. If you’re not familiar with the Ignite concept. Check out: http://www.igniteportland.com/

Fridays: I’m on a bowling league, but, that’s not the strangest thing that happened to me on Friday, this guy pulling up next to me was…

Dummy

Also:
Decorated Car

Talk about keeping Portland Weird.

I hope your week wasn’t as eventful as mine. If you want to check out more of my crazy adventures. Check out my Random Camera Phone Pictures on Flickr.

15 Albums

I saw this as a meme on Facebook and thought it was interesting. Here’s the scoop. You have 15 minutes, if you could only pick 15 albums to listen to on a deserted island, which would you choose. Here are my selections.

VictrolaPhoto courtesy of Vince Alongi – used under Creative Commons Licensing.

1. Garbage – Version 2.0
2. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
3. Led Zepplin – Greatest Hits
4. Tori Amos- Little Earthquakes
5. Jason Mraz – Curbside Prophet
6. Pink Floyd- The Wall
7. Garth Brooks – In Pieces
8. Puretone – Addicted to Base
9. Heart – Greatest Hits
10. Smashing Pumpkins – Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness
11. Lords of Acid – Lust
12. Spice Girls – Spice World
13. Garbage – Bleed Like Me
14. Reba McEntire – Greatest Hits – Vol. 2
15. Living In Oblivion – Disc 2

Schedules….

Wow. It’s hard to imagine but this time next week, I’ll be an even busier guy…

School starts next week. This will be my schedule..

Monday: AM: Work – PM: Gym / Homework

Tuesday: AM: Work – PM: Algebra

Wednesday: AM: Work – PM: Gym / Homework

Thursday: AM: Work – PM: Algebra

Friday: AM: Work – PM: Bowling League

Saturday: AM: Introduction to Public Speaking, Gym. PM: Free/Homework

Sunday: Gym,  Free (Homework/housework)

Yeah… I also have two additional classes not seen here because they are online and I don’t know what their additional scheduled burden will be…

My "To Do" List: Yay for functional tattoos!
Photo courtesy of robstephaustralia – Used under creative commons license. Hat tip to Sarah M. Salter for sending it my way. 🙂

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Stew

With school looming, I’ve been working on some recipes that I could make on the weekend and would be able to either: freeze or would store for the week as lunches and dinners. I’m going to be a busy guy for about 12 week, so I found this recipe on www.pbs.org/everydayfood. Now i”m not one to leave well enough alone, and there were far too many steps to the linked recipe. So I tinkered with it. Here’s what I came up with.

3 Tablespoons butter
5 carrots
1 large onion
1 sprig Fresh Thyme
2 tablespoons flour
1 can chicken stock
1 lb chicken (Boneless/Skinless)
1 cup milk
2 cups frozen peas
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a dutch oven, melt butter over med heat. Chop onions and carrots into med bite sized pieces and sautee until onions become translucent and tender. Add Thyme and flour, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in chicken stock, making sure you get all the bits and lumps off the bottom. Add Milk, Add chicken which has been cut into bite-sized chunks, cover and cook on medium low heat for 30-45 stirring regularly, add peas in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Here's what it looked like.