Friday, October 29, 2004

Wacky translators and the 80's

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I found this; The Dialectizer and had histerics when I ran the blog through it, I especially enjoyed the Cockney simulator. A similar traslator can also be found on 80s.com, the Vally translator. By the way the rest of the 80.com site is worth checking out as well... a trip down memory lane.
Reminds me of some great 80's songs like Martika - I Feel the Earth Move, Journey - Wheel In the Sky, Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (like a record). Also reminds me of Jeff Wayne & Justin Hayward's rendition of War of the Worlds. Richard Burton did the narration. Here is a snippet from Eve of the War;
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one," he said.
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but they stillcome!"
"Yes, the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one," he said.
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one - but they still come!"
Great music and I am so glad I managed to get a copy.
"Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave." ad slogan 'Pepsi Comes Alive' as initially translated into Chinese.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Small wonders

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Some pictures from Golden Gate, not the normal wildlife stuff but the small wonders we often do not stop to examine.






Pictures were taken on the way back from my recent trip to our other Campus in Qwaqwa, had the Venture to myself as I was the only one that needed to do the shuttle, gave me an excellent opportunity to play the music I like while driving, had Evanescence - Fallen, 18 Classic Rock Anthems, The Punisher Soundtrack, The Awakening - Sacrificial Etchings and DJ Sammy - Heaven as musical company on the CD player, each one seemed to fit the scenery at the time it played.Driving along the road between Fouriesburg and Clarens the road makes several sweeping turns and is in excellent condition, made me wish I was on a bike instead of in a car. Chris Spedding's Motorbiking springs to mind when I travel on this stretch and this time it was playing at the very same time, it sure brings back memories of my own Kawa 750 and the open road. Just wish I could find the lyrics to pop in here... watch this space [ ]
"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986)

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Inside the Eagle Nebula - Genesis in action

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And God said, let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: God divided the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:3-4
When I saw this picture and read what was going on in that part of the Universe I realize that Genesis is still in action. We humans have but a tiny grasp of the workings of God and that one has to be blind in a spiritual sense not to realise that He exists.
Been listening to my gospel music today and this one from Tree63 stands out as being suitable for the image and thoughts here;
Be All, End All - Tree63
Center of attention night and day
I just hang on every word You say
With worlds revolving 'round You silently
How come You have all this time for me?

'Cos You spend all day inside my brain

I'm overcome - hard to explain
So what am I supposed to do?
I must have You

Chorus:
Be All End All
Start me finish me

You've been walking down my street again
Now everybody wants to be my friend
Beginning and the end of everything
You're the only song I want to sing

I'm absolutly in pursuit
Of something absolutly true
And all around has come undone: You're the 1*0*1

(Chorus)

*"Man's ultimate destiny is to become one with the Divine Power which governs and sustains the creation and its creatures."
Alfred A. Montapert

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Dazzle

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An amazing little image. Fractal art in minature.
Now to more serious matters... after a dazzling season the Cheetahs lost the final game but not without clawing back magnificently... ah, well next year!
At least I have music to cheer me up. Here is some played today, Paul van Dyk - Tell me why, Armin van Buuren - Burned with desire, Modern Talking - You are not alone...
This song by The Stranglers seems to sum up my feelings of my favourite rugby team losing the final:
Always The Sun - The Stranglers
How many times have you woken up and prayed for the rain?
How many times have you seen the papers apportion the blame?
Who gets to say, who gets the work and gets to play?
I was always told at school, everybody should get the same
How many times have you been told, if you don't ask you don't get?
How many liars have taken your money, your mother said you shouldn'tbet?
Who has the fun, is it always the man with the gun?
Someone must have told him, if you work too hard you can sweat
There's always the sun
There's always the sun
Always, always, always the sun
How many times have the weathermen told you stories that made you laugh?
Y'know it's not unlike the politician and the leaders when they do things by half
Who gets the job, of pushing the knob
That sort of responsibility you draw straws for, if you're mad enough
There's always the sun
There's always the sun
Always, always, always the sun.
"Sure, winning isn't everything. It's the only thing." Harry Sanders, in Sports Illustrated, Dec. 26, 1955

Friday, October 22, 2004

A few good men

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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
With this quote I take my hats off to our police, yes that some are corrupt is a fact but there are still a few good men in the ranks and their example outshines all the bad as far as I am concerned.
What we need for this to be reinforced is that the media should go out and get the "good news" that happens every day. I truly believe if for a month we see the good that is being done in our communities we will change the perception that Cops are Crooked.
This is my challenge to the Media of this fair land...

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Way to go Jock!

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Hijackers flee pitbull Jock
This is the type of headlines I love, good news instead of the usual, well worth the read while the link stays up.
As I am completing the reports of last weekends race I am listening to some of the music mentioned on yesterday's blog, Tanya Donnely... a great talent I believe and hope she keeps on making great music. Just a pity she is not that well known here. The Night You Saved My Life - Tanya Donnely - T. Donelly / D. Fisher.
In the beginning my love was fierce
One heart stopped and another started
I flashed my eyes, cracked wise and left them dry
Now I sit with my babe at my breast
I was never this good at my best
Never higher
The moon was paper white the night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind
The wood was closing in, foggy was the night
The night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind
I spy with my third eye
Something volatile and vital
So say goodnight, sleep tight, don't let them bite
Now I stand with the wind at my back
Every day brings a new breed of jackass
I was never good at monkey-in-the-middle
Never a fighter
The moon was paper white the night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind
The wood was closing in, foggy was the night
The night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind
The moon was paper white the night you saved my life
When my spirit guide left me behind.
Ok, the song has little to do with dogs but at least it has the saving life theme to it. Todays quote is exactly opposite to what I wanted but fitting in a obscure way.
"When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news." John B. Bogart (1848 - 1921)

More Patience

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The Man has been quite busy... hardly ever gets in before dark and up very early, hope he gets all those pics up soon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Gimme Gotta Gimme some accidental love

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I have been a tad otherwise occupied and have been lazy blogging as a result, not that the world cares much I suppose. Also summer has arrived and what with the sun setting later and it being great outside I am not getting much done keyboard wise... Yeah I have a life it seems!
Bought a compilation CD recently with some dance music on it, in view of our annual Guy Fawkes evening where we have a Bring and Braai, firworks and music. This song was one of the tracks and went down quite well last Saturday after prizegiving, I had to figure out the lyrics myself as there are none on the WWW!, a lot of refrences to the song but no lyrics. Also not any band/artist website either, so this seems to be one of those obscure but great songs:
Gimme Gotta Gimme - Rikke
Gimme gotta gimme your love tonight
Gimme gotta gimme your love
Gimme gotta gimme your love tonight
Gimme gotta gimme your love

I'm not the one to wait now baby
I wanna kiss you right away
There's been a million wasted moments
as I want to slip away
i think I'm gonna bet my chances
I think it's time to play the game
quess every night here beside me
is just another crying shame

Chorus
oh you gotta gimme gotta gimme your love tonight
Gimme it right away
I'm not the one to beg now darling
but I won't waste another day
oh you gotta gimme gotta gimme your love tonight
gimme it right away
I'm not the one to beg now darling
but I will celebrate the day

They say only fools rush in boy
but I've been waiting all the day
so come and make a little magic
and help keep the cloudy skie's away
I'll be the sweetest destination
I'll be the road to all your roads
and if you think I love you little
I mean to say I love you loads

Chorus x2

I have made up a new playlist as well for this week, quite a variation but very listenable although some groups/singers may be obscure like Trickbaby and Drop Dead Gorgeous. I call this compilation:
Accidentaly In Love
1. Counting Crows - Accidentally in Love (3:08)
2. Trickbaby - Nine parts of desire (3:51)
3. Jentina - French Kisses (3:00)
4. Groove Coverage - Runaway (4:59)
5. Rikke - Gimme gotta gimme (3:28)
6. Novaspace - Dancing with tears in my eyes (3:34)
7. Sash! - Mysterious times (3:33)
8. The Ataris - In my Diary (3:51)
9. Thin Lizzy - Wild one (4:19)
10. The Romantics - Talking in your sleep. (3:55)
11. Drop Dead Gorgeous - Blah Di Blah (2:54)
12. Natasha Bedingfield - These words. (3:35)
13. Tanya Donelly - The Night You Saved My Life (3:59)
14. Tin Tin Out - Sometimes (3:53)
15. AnalogX - Life's Too Short (4:04)
16. Jewel - Standing Still (4:31)
17. Leigh Nash - I need to be next to you (4:07)
18. Delta Goodrem - Not me not I (4:25)
19. Theuns Jordaan - Gesiggie (3:11)

"One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life." Alexander A. Bogomoletz

Monday, October 18, 2004

Blending

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Blending into the carpet waiting for the next paper ball to zoom over...

Friday, October 15, 2004

Fun is hard work

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Now I am getting pooped, all this fun is making me tired...

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Hand2hand

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I am gonna pounce on that hand!

Monday, October 11, 2004

Earthlight

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Earthlight:
Another Apod picture to be amazed by. Something else that amazes me is the smell of summer, mowed grass, rain, the scent of flowers, a virtual smorgasbord of smells... I got all that when I put my car in the garage this evening.

Today's recipe is another plonk and roast dish, I think one should call it Le poulet fumé avec les légumes rôtis or in plain english Smoked Chicken with Roasted Vegetables. (French thanks to Free Translations.Com.) Very easy to make and quite quick if one harnesses the Microwave to pre-cook the veggies.
Ingredients:
1 Smoked chicken, one could substitute this with one of those roasted chickens from your Spar/P&P/Woolies deli department.
Assorted packs of prepared veggies of your choice, I picked baby spuds/medeteranian veggie mix with sundried tomatoes/sweet potatoes/butternut/snap peas. You can mix and match as your tastebuds/hunger dictate.
1 Pack button mushrooms
1 Handfull asparagus
1 Large onion
1 Large red sweet pepper
2 Large tomatoes
2 cans tomato & onion mix, one per baking dish.
250 ml fresh cream
Herbs and spices to suit your taste, my choice was 2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp Italian herb, 1 tsp majoram, 1 tsp celery salt, 1 tbl spn Veggie sprinkle, dried garlic (one clove fresh) and 2 tsp Coriander seeds. These were all ground together in a mortar and pestle (my new kitchen toy)
Preperation:
Cut the chicken into portions and place in a baking pan/dish and grill for a few minutes, this helps cook out any excess fat...
Put all the veggie packs into the microwave and nuke for 8 minutes or untill semi cooked...
My ingredients were enough for 2 baking dishes, it may vary according to your requirements or amount of ingredients you have.
Remove chicken from grill and set oven on max, drain any fat from the chicken and divide between the baking dishes if needed.
Arrange veggies amongst chicken, slice onion and tomatoes and plonk among the rest of the veggies, cut up the asparagus and mushrooms to spread about likewise.
Spread your spice/herb mix over ingredients followed by the tomato/onion mix and then divide the cream between the dishes.
Return to oven for about 10 minutes, stir and turn bigger vegetables and bake another 10 minutes.
Set oven on Grill and grill the dish for another 10 minutes or until veggies start showing brown... Do not Incinerate!
By this time you should have finished a tossed salad to complement your Le poulet fumé avec les légumes rôtis.
This is a thumb suck recipe as it can be chopped and changed depending on ingredients available. Will serve four comfortably.
The picture and theme remind me of Tree63 and A Million Lights:
Can we hang out tonight underneath your ceiling
I could stare up at a million lights and listen to you breathing
If I fall fast asleep it's just because I feel so safe in you
It won't take much to wake me up

Could i walk out to sea way beyond these breakers
We have no place amongst the movers and the shakers
Yours is the only throne I'll ever get down on my knees before
You have the whole of me

Lover come away
Come away my lover

I heard you say you've stolen my heart with one glance of your
eyes
When I fell down you raised me up
That's gravity

Yours is the only throne I'll ever get down on my knees before
You have the whole of me

Lover come away
When I fell down you were standing there waiting for me
You picked me up, welcomed me home
That's gravity

Won't you come away
Won't you come away with me
Lover of my soul

"Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, "More light." Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlelight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and foot candles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light." Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Northern Lights, 1993

Le poulet fumé

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Today's recipe is another plonk and roast dish, I think one should call it Le poulet fumé avec les légumes rôtis or in plain english Smoked Chicken with Roasted Vegetables. (French thanks to Free Translations.Com.) Very easy to make and quite quick if one harnesses the Microwave to pre-cook the veggies.
Ingredients:
1 Smoked chicken, one could substitute this with one of those roasted chickens from your Spar/P&P/Woolies deli department.
Assorted packs of prepared veggies of your choice, I picked baby spuds/medeteranian veggie mix with sundried tomatoes/sweet potatoes/butternut/snap peas. You can mix and match as your tastebuds/hunger dictate.
1 Pack button mushrooms
1 Handfull asparagus
1 Large onion
1 Large red sweet pepper
2 Large tomatoes
2 cans tomato & onion mix, one per baking dish.
250 ml fresh cream
Herbs and spices to suit your taste, my choice was 2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp Italian herb, 1 tsp majoram, 1 tsp celery salt, 1 tbl spn Veggie sprinkle, dried garlic (one clove fresh) and 2 tsp Coriander seeds. These were all ground together in a mortar and pestle (my new kitchen toy)
Preperation:
Cut the chicken into portions and place in a baking pan/dish and grill for a few minutes, this helps cook out any excess fat...
Put all the veggie packs into the microwave and nuke for 8 minutes or untill semi cooked...
My ingredients were enough for 2 baking dishes, it may vary according to your requirements or amount of ingredients you have.
Remove chicken from grill and set oven on max, drain any fat from the chicken and divide between the baking dishes if needed.
Arrange veggies amongst chicken, slice onion and tomatoes and plonk among the rest of the veggies, cut up the asparagus and mushrooms to spread about likewise.
Spread your spice/herb mix over ingredients followed by the tomato/onion mix and then divide the cream between the dishes.
Return to oven for about 10 minutes, stir and turn bigger vegetables and bake another 10 minutes.
Set oven on Grill and grill the dish for another 10 minutes or until veggies start showing brown... Do not Incinerate!
By this time you should have finished a tossed salad to complement your Le poulet fumé avec les légumes rôtis.
This is a thumbsuck recipe as it can be chopped and changed depending on ingredients available. Will serve four comfortably.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Finger hunting

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It is so much fun when one of the Man's kids visit. I especially love chasing The Girl's fingers, she is great fun and gives me hugs.

Ghosts of unkissed kisses

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Spent the better part (love that term, because it was a good day!) of the day with Yoshikuni Ayumi (nom de blog for my daughter), we went to see Dodge Ball wich had us both in hysterics within minutes. Hey! we both love slapstick! Then it was home to make some grub and listen to music as well as play with Myoo... who is pooped from playing, as I type. The recipe will be on tomorrows blog and was deemed exccelent by my daughter. She made a few playlists of songs she likes for the times she comes around to my flat. I also made a few of wich I this one I call "Ghosts of Unkissed Kisses", it has a wide range of genres and tempo's but is just great to listen to, will be putting at least one a month together as go...
1. Trembling Blue Stars - The Ghost Of An Unkissed Kiss (4:33)
2. Hooverphonic - Mad about you (3:44)
3. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing compares to you (5:07)
4. Seether ft Amy Lee - Broken (4:19)
5. Knocking on heavens door - Avril Livigne (2:53)
6. Dido - Mary's in India (3:41)
7. The Awakening - Amethyst (3:22)
8. The Corrs - Baby be brave (3:58)
9. Roxette - Come back (before you leave) (4:40)
10. Nena feat. Kim Wild - Anyplace, anywhere, anytime (4:03)
11. DJ Sammy & Carisma - Golden Child (3:41)
12. Don Henley - Boys of summer (4:50)
13. Gene Pitney - Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart (1:28)
14. Simon Walsh - Eat The Ashes (3:16)
15. The Awakening - The sounds of silence (4:43)
16. Paul van Dyk - Wir sind wir (original version) (3:44)
17. Nazareth - Love Hurts (3:52)
18. Hooverphonic - Out of sight (3:56)
19. Toni Childs - Stop your fussin (4:41)
20. Dido - Sand in my shoes (4:59)
21. Agnelli & Nelson - Angels (3:23)
22. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap - Young Girl (3:16)
23. Rare Blend - Boom Boom Boom (3:22)
24. Blank and Jones - Perfect silence (6:14)
25. The Awakening - Dreams in fire (4:47)
26. Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (2:41)
27. Roxette - She does'nt live here anymore (4:03)
28. Michelle Marie - Boys Club (3:22)
29. Michael Bolton - Said I Loved You...But I Lied (5:01)
30. Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli - Con te partiro - Time to say goodbye (4:06)

The reason for the title? Just because of the first song of course! Looking for a suitable quote I came across some by Matt Groening, being of a similar age he seems to have my sense of humour, then I discover he is the Father of the Simpsons... now it all somehow makes sense! So here goes;
"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun."
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come." - "Life in Hell".
Getting back to kisses, here are todays lyrics... from Trembling Blue Stars, A Single Kiss:
She's gone and no longer
Feels she'd die without me
The other half of her
She's stopped feeling me to be
She said that she wants me
To consider us over
And tonight it's as though she
She was a dream only

As though this world is no world where
I'd ever find her
As though she isn't out there
As though there never was a her
As though there never was a her

It's like I never really knew her love
A single kiss, felt her touch
It could be that I never have
Been anything other than
Than what I am
Other than without her

Tonight it's as though she
Was just some wonderful dream
To think she really happened to me
To think she really
Happened to me

Here is the blogquote for today;
"Warning signs that lover is bored:

1. Passionless kisses
2. Frequent sighing
3. Moved, left no forwarding address."
Matt Groening 1954

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Moonlightning

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APOD: 2004 October 7 - Moon Lightning
Another stunning picture from this exccelent site, one must visit the site for the full effect, here is another Moonset for comparison. It always amazes me to see the moon rising and setting, it seems ageless and so serene. Makes one want to dance in the moonlight, speaking of wich, I managed to get Onka's big moka, Toploader's debut album (wonder why their site is down?), another bargain from Kloppers CD bar at the Waterfront. I just wish they would get all that building finished. Something that never seems to stop these days here in Bloemfontein. Always some new building mushrooming up overnight.
As the theme is moonish today here is one of abovementioned group's songs:
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
We get it on most every night
when that moon is big and bright
its a supernatural delight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

we get everybody here is out of sight
they dont bark and they dont bite
they keep things loose they keep it tight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

dancing in the moonlight
everybodys feeling warm and bright
its such a fine and natural sight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

we like our fun and we never fight
you cant dance and stay uptight
its a supernatural delight
everybody was dancing in the moonlight

dancing in the moonlight
everybodys feeling warm and bright
its such a fine and natural sight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

we get in on most every night
and when that moon is big and bright
its a supernatural delight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

dancing in the moonlight
everybodys feeling warm and bright
its such a fine and natural sight
everybodys dancing in the moonlight

I am quite surprised to see how many songs in my collection have "moon" in the title... Some favourites are Can't Fight the Moonlight - Leanne Rimes, Who Painted the Moon - NiaNell, the lady from Namibia with the silver voice. Also The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys and of course the ever popular Bad Moon Rising by CCR. Well that is enough mooning about for one day. I think the quote fits the theme like a glove..
"Beauty is a form of genius--is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon." Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Can someone please explain...

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Why do zips jam at the most inopportune time?
Why do kittens take a flying leap onto your face while you are catnapping?
Why is life great even though it sucks?

Reccecat

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The Man found this picture on the web, I think he looks macho!

Reccecat, my Hero!

I just hope the Man gets the rest of my blogs up... he is such a procrastinator!
Men!

Monday, October 04, 2004

Wellingtons

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Made an interesting dish this past week, as I was doing some shopping I saw these Pork Wellingtons and decided to take some home to try out... looking up on the Net I found I had purchased a pig in a poke so to speak... these were not Wellingtons at all but pork sossies dressed up in drag!
Beef Wellintons are usually a peice of beef/pork done in a pastry like the picture here shows.




These were a pork banger wrapped in bacon with a prune stuck in the cente and two half glazed cherries as garnish... but hey! how was I to know! I am not as well versed as Jamie Oliver! However enough carping about terms and descriptions and on to my recipe;



Pork Wellies in Drag roasted with Potatoes, Batatas und other veggies.
Ingredients
8 Pork wellingtons aka Pork bangers done up with a rasher of bacon, a dried prune stuck in the centre and garnished with 1/2 glazed cherries on the ends. These can be made up from ordinary Porkies.
1 to 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into chunks
1 med to large onion, coarsly sliced
1 large green pepper, diced roughly
1 to 3 tomatoes, diced roughly
1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped reasonably fine
olive oil for baking dish and to drizzle over veggies
veggie seasoning
paprika powder
Procedure
Preheat oven
Precook spuds
Grease baking dish with olive oil and arrange wellies in dish, pop into oven while spuds are being pre cooked in water or being nuked in the Microwave. If using the latter let the wellies kook for around 20 min. before adding the rest of the goodies.
When spuds are ready arrange around semi cooked wellies in baking dish together with other veggies, sprinkle seasoning and coriander in between to sprad the flavour, drizzle with olive oil and return back to hades set on grill, observe and do not incinerate! This should take about 10 to 15 minutes or until veggies get a browned look.
Serve with a salad of your choice, this is enough for 4 or 3 days worth of leftovers.

I also got some bargains recently at Kloppers CD bar, got albums of
Hooverphonics as well as The Troggs, I have always wanted some of their music in my collection, I still think their Love Is All Around was better than the later version by WetWetWet. My MP3 collection is also up to date exept for one or two missing songs that are on the kids CD's... and I still have 26 Gig left... whooo baby!
Love Is All Around
I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes

Love is all around me and so the feeling grows
It`s written on the wind, it`s everywhere I go
So if you really love me, come on and let it show
You know I love you I always will
My mind`s made up by the way that I feel
There`s no beginning, there`ll be no end
`Cause on my love you can depend
I see your face before me, as I lay on my bed
I kinda get to thinking of all the things we said
You gave a promise to me, and I gave mine to you
I need someone beside me in everything I do
You know I love you I always will
My mind`s made up by the way that I feel
There`s no beginning, there`ll be no end
`Cause on my love you can depend
It`s written on the wind, it`s everywhere I go
So if you really love me, come on and let it show
Come on and let it show (repeat to fade)
"Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Pork Wellies in Drag roasted with Potatoes, Batatas und other veggies.

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Pork Wellies in Drag roasted with Potatoes, Batatas und other veggies. Posted on above link originally...

Ingredients
8 Pork wellingtons aka Pork bangers done up with a rasher of bacon, a dried prune stuck in the centre and garnished with 1/2 glazed cherries on the ends. These can be made up from ordinary Porkies.
1 to 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into chunks
1 med to large onion, coarsly sliced
1 large green pepper, diced roughly
1 to 3 tomatoes, diced roughly
1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped reasonably fine
olive oil for baking dish and to drizzle over veggies
veggie seasoning
paprika powder
Procedure
Preheat oven
Precook spuds
Grease baking dish with olive oil and arrange wellies in dish, pop into oven while spuds are being pre cooked in water or being nuked in the Microwave. If using the latter let the wellies kook for around 20 min. before adding the rest of the goodies.
When spuds are ready arrange around semi cooked wellies in baking dish together with other veggies, sprinkle seasoning and coriander in between to sprad the flavour, drizzle with olive oil and return back to hades set on grill, observe and do not incinerate! This should take about 10 to 15 minutes or until veggies get a browned look.
Serve with a salad of your choice, this is enough for 4 or 3 days worth of leftovers.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Comb overs and cover up's.

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BBC NEWS Science/Nature 'Funny science' gets its reward
In my humble opinion, the most improbable thing to patent and the most vain as well... I am also balding but rather cut my hair short than go to all this trouble... For Petes sake gentleman, you look rediculous when the wind blows and exposes your cover up...
You're So Vain by Carly Simon springs to mind here... Enough said, before I am accused of vanity...
"Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason." Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Ho Hum

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A very interesting topic is the low frequency hum that Earth generates, in the two and seven MHz range. Some research has come to light as to the processes involved:
Science pinpoints Earth's 'hum'
Earth's 'hum' springs from stormy seas
You can also get a lot off Google by using the phrase earth hum.
There are of course some other sources as well that have their own views, albeit very strange...
Taos Hum, Tones of Planet Earth
The Taos Hum
TAOS HUM HOMEPAGE
However the best case of strange views is here;
OUR PLANET IS EXPANDING
I suppose the Internet has made it possible for the weirdest of the weird to publish their ideas as well.
More to follow as I delve deeper...
Sites and Sounds

Flatline

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I am in serious flat line creation wise... so bear with me as I recharge.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Patience

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Bear with me and the Man... he sez the Blogger servers were not co-operating this week...