Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another one...

For Greg and Kris....

Greg and Kris over at Love & Coconuts need a logo for their boat... I made these...

or this

or this

or this

there are more coming... keep checking back!

My favorite song this month...

This is a John Swift song called "Run River", some of you may have seen it in the Corona commercials but I first heard it when I was in Australia. I recently fell in love with it all over again, I found this on youtube, it was some guy's art music film project or something but it's really just about the song. I wanted you to hear it, I know lots of you will find it appropriate... Enjoy!


MY IPOD IS FROZEN!!! WTF?!?!!! SERIOUSLY! This ipod is like my life blood when I travel, work, ride the bike, clean, DO ANYTHING! What am I gonna do??!?!?! It was fine yesterday when I used it, then just a few mins ago I plugged it into my computer to sync some new music to it and... nothing... iTunes didn't even recognize that it was pulgged in. I looked at the screen, which lit up, and it was just showing the last song I played yesterday, Red Hot Chili Peppers :Californication if you were wondering. And it shows that it is "locked" even though it's not. The screen is lit up and wont go off. I am hoping it will run itself out of batteries then I can charge it and it will be ok. I doubt it. I have to take it to the mac nerd store so they can "hack into the mainframe" or something. Shit this pisses me off! That's like the second most expensive thing I own! (not counting that Louis Vuitton wallet I bought when I was 18 on my Neiman Marcus card... what a joke.) So now I am stuck listening to my music on my mac which doesn't have loud speakers... whatever. I blame the ghost for this too.

In other GREAT news, I called the Captain of Avalon yesterday, he didn't answer, I left a msg and he hasn't called back. I got in the shower a bit ago and thought, I bet he will call when I am in the shower. When I got out I had a missed call! It was from my aunt Nita, her message said "just wondering if you heard from that captain yet" HAHA!

In productive news, I am going to get my eyes checked today for the first time in like a year and a half or so, it will be nice to see again. I have been wearing one contact for a couple of days now and it's really hard to read all your blogs like I do. My eye Dr is great! Dr. Mike Phillips! He is so funny, he knows what I do for a living and is always really nice when I come to him like, the day before I am leaving to go off to some crazy land, he gives me extra freebie contacts if he has any in my prescription lying around. He also says I am a freak of nature (not in those words) because I never take my contacts out, ever, and it doesn't hurt my eyes. I HATE taking my contacts out and putting them in, I always had more problems with them when I did that than now, I only take them out when they irritate me which is almost never, I just pop a fresh pair in when they get scratchy or every month. it really cuts down on clutter too... I dont have all that contact soulution or all those little contact cases scrambling around in my bags. So I am happy I get to go see Dr. Phillips today. If you are ever in the Dallas area and need a good eye Dr. look him up. His office is in Plano, TX.

I got some new jeans this weekend and I am so happy! The only reason I got a new pair is because my old favorites ripped where the back pocket is sewn to the jeans near the buttcrack area, I go commando so it's not a good thing to have holes in the ass of your jeans. So, I am wearing my new Wranglers and my old yellow boots, which I love, I have had them since Freshman year of college. So thats like, 6 years. They need new soles soon. Don't we all?

Mom's Secret Recipe BBQ

I don't really think it's a secret, if it was... it's not anymore.

Let me state before I get started, Mom woke me up at some UNGODLY hour to tell me I had to make BBQ today, I don't really remember the conversation but I did remember "make BBQ" so I am. But, I was lying there in bed for a long time after she woke me up, I could hear my dad plinking the mandolin in the living room, then someone knocked on my bedroom door! I said, "YEAH?" but no one answered and I could still hear dad plinking in the living room. Mom was gone to work and there is no one else in the house but me and Dad. I got up and opened the door really fast but of course there was no one there. This only adds to the weirdness because last night one of our stove burners turned on by itself! All the way to medium. Weird. Well, I guess the ghost is hungry because it turned on the stove and got me out of bed to make BBQ today.

Here is the recipe.

1 boneless beef chuck roast
1 large onion sliced thin
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt ( i accidentally put in a tablespoon today, oops!)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

Cut roast in half if you only have a small crock pot, if not put the whole damn thing in your crock pot.

Top with onions

Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over the whole damn roast.

Cover and cook on low for 8 or 9 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove roast, place in large skillet, (we use cast iron) shred it with a fork and add some of the drippings or cooking liquid from the crock pot.

Simmer it up! Put it on some buns! Eat it!

There ya have it. Jomamma's Secret Shredded Beef Sandwiches!