Archive for May, 2012

Again, not food related . . .

But this is such a Lindsay sticker that I have to share it.

She really misses her Grand Cherokee.

Categories: humor, misc Tags: ,

More T-shirts

Lindz apparently likes to buy me t-shirts.  On a recent shopping expedition, she found me this gem.  Gotta say that I like it.

True story.

Categories: misc Tags:

It was a great game. As long as you weren’t a Twins fan.

On the 24th, a group of us went to the Twins v. Red Sox game.  I’ll say the painful part first.  The Twins lost 11-2.  They were already losing at the fifth pitch.  Yeah, you read that right.  Fifth pitch.  The first batter up (Mike Aviles) got a double off of the third pitch and makes it home when Ryan Sweeney hit a single off of his second pitch.  After that the game just went into a downward spiral.  But, hey, we were at Target Field watching baseball!  If you do get a chance, watch a game there, it’s worth it.  One of the promo things they were saying while they were building it was that there was “not going to be a bad seat in the whole stadium.”  I have to say that I completely agree with it.  Granted, I’ve only been to two games, but it still holds true with everyone else that I’ve talked to about it.  The first time we were in the lower deck past third.  A bit more expensive of a seat, but a great view.  This last time we were in the nosebleed section, i.e. upper deck.  Again off third base.  Even though you almost got vertigo looking down, you could see everything easily.  Even across the whole ballpark to right field.  Twenty-ish years ago when I went and saw the Twinkies play in the Metrodome (a.k.a. The Big Inflatable Toilet (thank you 93X)), I was in the nosebleed section too.  You practically needed binoculars just to see the near end of the field.  So yes, the new stadium is an exponentially better experience.  Plus there is the food and beer.

Looking down from our seats. Objects in the photo are much closer than they appear. In other words, a pretty decent view of the field.


From left to right: the jumbo-tron, Minnie and Paul shaking hands, Minneapolis skyline, and some building with the Target dog on it.

I don’t remember what they call them now, but they used to be the Dome-dogs. The one with all of the crap on it is mine. The other one is Lindsay’s. Duh.

And it comes with a bag of chips complete with the Twins logo. That’s extra, you know.

Lindz in her kid-sized jersey that was half the price and fit better than the woman’s version. That’s Dave in his jersey in the background. There will be posts featuring him in the future, whether he likes it or not.

But more importantly, Lindz is holding my beer. A very nice Surly Belgian White.

Nachos. Need I say more?

Finally, there were the peanuts. Strangely, this was the most satisfying food I had that game.







That was . . . interesting.

So I had some anchovies left over from something or another and have been trying to figure out a way to use them.  For lunch today I decided to fry some eggs.  And at this point you can probably see where this is going.  I opted to try combining the two.  I started off with sauteing some onions in butter and about half way through I added a couple of diced fillets of the anchovies.  Finally, I cracked in a couple of eggs and cooked them till done.  All in all, it was a good combination.  The anchovies added a nice earthy/meaty (and slightly fishy) background note to the eggs.  Not something that I’m going to do all of the time, but it was definitely worth doing once.  Possibly twice.

Categories: recipes Tags: ,

Dust Devils on Mars

This has absolutely nothing to do with food but it’s so cool that I can’t pass it up.  It’s a picture of a dust devil on Mars.  Let me say that again.  A picture Of a dust devil.  On Mars.

How freaking cool is this???

Check out a more in depth article at Bad Astronomy.  It’s worth the quick read.

Categories: misc, science Tags: ,