Friday, October 7, 2011

Awesome/Not Awesome

AWESOME

To make you laugh (or cringe)The Best Instances of Shamefully Misidentifying a Facebook Photo.

To safeguard your camera from the crippling effects of Camera LossA Pictorial Guide to Avoiding Camera Loss

To make you think and appreciate and wonderWhere Children Sleep (photo essay about the quirkiness of childhood, but, more strikingly, a commentary on class and on poverty)

To move youA Stunning Film about Words 

To give you an excuse to reminisceA Website with a Window into the Past 

To give you a little more word fun for those of you who love words and wonder about how to pronounce some of themPronunciation Book shows you how to say various words in American English. AND  if you like dumb stuff (like someone I know) check out THIS guy's parody of the previous YouTube Chanel (thesaurus, hamburger, Justin Bieber, and larynx make me laugh the most)

To spice up your life:  Chicken Curry
According to my family, my supper last night was awesome.  I made it up.  So I'm going to write it down here so I can do it again, because when one hears, "This is awesome, Mom!" one might want to make it again even though one's lips are still on fire.

Chicken Curry* and Rice
Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts cut up into1-inch pieces
1 onion, diced
2 tbsp. curry powder
2 tbsp. red pepper flakes
5 fresh white mushrooms sliced
1 large can of diced tomatoes
3 large carrots sliced (2 inch pieces)

Heat a tablespoon or two of butter on medium high.  When butter is hot, sautée chicken and onions until onions are translucent and chicken is no longer pink.  Add curry powder, red pepper flakes, and mushrooms and cook a bit longer.  Add can of tomatoes and carrots.  Bring to a boil and then simmer gently until carrots are tender.

Serve over rice.
 (*Tina, sorry if you are insulted by my "American Curry" Recipe....it's probably a joke to you to call this curry, huh?)

NOT AWESOME


To make you say, "Huh"?A man sues White Castle and it's not for their terrible burgers.

To make you feel sorry for me:  It's time to get out the gloves, hats and scarves.   Now for the next 6-7 months I have to hear, "Where is my Colt's hat?" and "I can't find my other glove like this!" and I'll be saying, "Go look in the car" or "I'm not buying another pair of gloves, buddies" or "WHO'S cache-cou is this?"  Grrrrrr, the frustration begins!