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Why you got to write on the walls?

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Assholes, A historic cabin in a national park and someone has to leave their mark

So, at least in the digital work we can easily clean things up

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September 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

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Something about Food and Me and Getting Older

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You know how most people bitch about getting older and stuff like getting fat or body parts aching? Sorry about the language, but you do know, right? Well, I am 40 and yes I do have to watch what I eat or I will become very fat. My left knee and right shoulder hurt regularly. But you know what, I can deal with that. I really can.

What I can not deal with are these new food allergies I seem to have developed. One of them is wheat. Okay, it is not an allergy but a food intolerance. Bread causes heartburn, acid reflux. Bread. I love bread. My mother bakes this swiss cheese, bear bread and it is delicious. It is salty and savory, my mouth waters just thinking about it. Not just bread but brownies, cake, pasta, pizza. If it has wheat in it, I get acid reflux.

But that is not all. I may be allergic to dairy too, or  oil. I am thinking it is dairy but right now I have none to test it with. But yeah dairy. You see for a while when I ate out or had some fast food my sinuses would stop up, totally. I thought it was fried food, so much fried food out there. Then I noticed something. I have cheese with everything. I like cheese a lot. Cheese Burgers, alfredo pastas, grilled cheese sandwiches, breakfast cereal, ice cream. Dairy and bread go together.

Bread and cheese. Isn’t that the food of life?

Okay, I do like asian foods and I have had no issues with rice. All proteins seem to be okay and that is good. So no more wheat and no more dairy. I have tried soy cheese and, no, it is not a substitute. I am not much a fan of soy milk either. I have heard that corn can be as bad as wheat so I need to test some corn bread and corn tortillas.

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July 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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Something About Racing

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Here is something about me you might not know, I love Formula 1 racing. I enjoy rally races, road races, TTs. Really just about everything except circle track and to a lesser extent drag racing. So, yeah, no NASCAR or Indy. I just find circle track boring.

Ah, but F1. That is something I will awake at 2am to watch. Lately I haven’t had to get up early. Fox has been carrying the race. It is tape delayed so they can butcher it and spread out to 2 hours with a crap load of commercials.

You might get the feeling I do not a fan of Fox. I am not. They bought Speedvision a number of years ago and basically turned it into NASCAR Tv. No more rallies, no more road racing and F1 got very hard to find. No more reruns of F1.

This year they have decided to place 4 races on Fox. I guess this is good. More exposure to the American populous. Maybe more American fans. Maybe that F1 track in Texas will happen. We only have two races on this side of the world, Canada and Brazil.

F1 is the pinnacle of auto racing. It is a shame we do not have a track, team or driver. I would love to see Ford step up. I can always dream.

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July 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm

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Something about food

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Do you like salmon patties? Yes? Okay, if you do then keep on reading, if not, oh well.

First off, no pictures, I already ate it. Sorry.

Salmon patties are pretty easy and very common. Most everyone I know has eaten them. The recipe is pretty easy too. A can of Salmon, an egg, a cup or so of bread crumbs, some salt, pepper, spices. That’s it. I like to add 1/2 an onion finely diced, some add a little relish.  Pack them together, lightly,  fry them in a little oil. Dip in some sweet chili sauce , or ketchup.

But, what if you changed one ingredient. Take that canned salmon and put it back on the shelf. Check out the frozen salmon in the bags. Usually four in a bag, and it is about equal to one can. Only problem is the bag runs about $4.00 vs $2.00 for the canned. Is that really a problem?  Other problem, you have to thaw and cook the frozen salmon, do that a day in advance. You can broil it if you want, I’ve got one of those infer red grills, works wonders.

Is it really worth the hassle? Hell Yeah! After cooking I thought of taking some photos, but I wanted to try one first….. forgot to get the camera. It was that good. Oh, and I am taking about the cheap frozen salmon, don’t buy the big steaks and turn them into patties unless you have leftovers. They are too good as they are.

Chris

BTW, created something quite by accident, on purpose. Playing around with some filters.

Ha, that turned out cool

Neon version, rotated

Original Blooms

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April 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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Something Sillly

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Early in the wee hours of the morning we had an EarthQuake! It was a 3.3 magnitude about 9 miles from me WOOOOOOOOOO!

So about 5:30am I awoke to a loud boom. My first thought was of the news I had read earlier stating that the space shuttle was possibly visible and if it was there would be a sonic boom. Damn you NASA, waking me up early in the morn! 🙂 Oh the things we think when barely awake.

In the end, no damage done and for the third time in my life I have been awaken by an earthquake. At this rate I am due two more before my end of days.

There must be some promiscuous women around here.  LOL.

Chris

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April 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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What I Really Want

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Everyone this week  month is talking about the iPad. First off, I don’t do Apple, I barely do Microsoft, so I and not so hot about something from the makers of quicktime and itunes, both of which are monstrosities. But, and there is always a but. I would love to have a portable digital drawing pad, something the size of the iPad. I just want pressure sensitivity.

I own a Wacom Intous tablet. It works, I use it everyday. There is a disconnect when using a tablet though. I dream of a Wacom Cintiq and the 12Wx is about the right size. But it has a cord, needs to be plugged into a computer and is about $300 more then the iPad, thats with no OS, no storage, no batteries, No Portability!

Still, things are looking up. I can only guess that in the next year or so something will come out giving me the control of a Wacom and portability of an iPad. I just hope it doesn’t cost $2,000!

Chris

PS. latest 3d render

Mia at the pub and a bit buzzed, straight out of Lightwave

Same with a little post work

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April 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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Watching the Morning News

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A few thoughts.

CNN this morn was jubilant over the latest jobs report claiming the the economy was healing. Fox News was poo pooing it and in this instance I have to agree with Fox. The economy is only getting better when my personal  economy gets better.

Fox is also worrying about Mexicans in a border town seeking  asylum in the US seeing that their town is now controlled by a drug cartel. Wow, for all my dislike of illegals this does bother me in the least. I mean my initial knee jerk reaction (thats the only type I’m allowed to have, middle aged, white, male) was “SO? Let them in!” If they can be legally granted asylum because of the corruption  of their government I see no problem. Fox, get over it!

Too much TV in the morning, I don’t think it’s good for me.

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April 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

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