Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Week of DRA: Magick

( @TheRyanAdams, #RyanAdams )

Any song about taking out Zombies is alright by me.

Tweedy and Staples: Wrote a song for everyone

( #JeffTweedy, #MavisStaples )

Here is a clip of Mavid Staples and Jeff Tweedy covering the John Fogerty song "Wrote a song for everyone".

The Adios Lounge has a bit of the back story of the song if you are interested.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Week of DRA (Ryan Adams): Everybody Knows

( @TheRyanAdams, #RyanAdams )

Last year I decided to do a week of awesome Ryan Adams performances leading into labor day. I decided to make it "a thing"....

This is my favorite tune to play. Love the live crunchier version...



Look for more Ryan Adams clips all week (posting at 3 PM).

Sunday Leftovers: Volume 02: Issue 42

( #Phillyist, #SundayLeftovers, #TallestManonEarth )



Howdy true be-loggers, welcome to Sunday Leftovers! Kind of a slow week for news and interesting personal stories although I have a pretty good one brewing, but I can't tell it just yet. Just because it was quiet, doesn't mean I don't have something to offer my guests, so kick back while I open the fridge and see what's leftover....

[The Back Window]





CREDIT: Tallest Man on Earth - Burden of Tomorrow

[Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Spaghetti Bolognese ]

Credit: Daily Kitchen

Ingredients

4 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 large shallots, finely chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
10 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

Directions

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 10 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain, then return the pasta to the pot.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, carrot, mushrooms, salt and pepper; cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms have wilted and the juices have evaporated, about 12 minutes.

3. Stir in tomatoes and oregano and cook, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

4. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir to coat.

[DIY of the Week: How to Siphon Gas]

Should the world turn to shit, check out this informative how-to on getting gas out of another car's tank.

IO9: Siphon Gas

Here is a video for new cars (Warning - the guys on the videos are total douchebags)



[Video of the Week]

(For Theresa)



[Announcements]

1. I do have some semi-big news this week: I have been given a trial blogging spot over at The Phillyist (they are undergoing some remodeling, so the site isn't 100% yet). What does that mean for this blog? I will still write here (of course), but I am going to spread it around. There is an excellent change I could wash out and they don't want me to continue to contribute - so be prepared for epic failure! Anything I do for them, I can link here (but the full copy has to be on their servers). I want to learn how to be more polished and understand blogging standards (if there are any). Wish me luck.

2. Today kicks off "Week of DRA". My readers know Ryan Adams is my favorite musicians on the planet, so every day at 3 PM there will be a new live clip of a great performance.

[Conclusion]

Okay, I have to write a paper about supply chain management and get some work started for my Phillyist gig. If you need to reach me, you can do so via email at: "blog at joeylombardi.com". As always, don't take shit from anybody.

Smell You Later,
~ Joey

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Walking Dead Trailer

( #Zombies, #AMC, #WalkingDead )

FINALLY - the official trailer clip...



Walking Dead will begin on Halloween night 2010.

RIP: Jack Horkheimer

( #JackHorkheimer )

When I was a kid, PBS used to play Jack's show on Sunday night/Monday morning at midnight or 1 AM. I used to stay up and watch it. This was a strange little show about Astronomy. I didn't think anybody else knew about it, but I saw a post on BoingBoing about his passing.



Miami Herald: Jack Horkheimer Dies

NSFW: Cee-Lo - F**k You

( #Cee-Lo, #FU )

Here is a light-hearted song by the great Cee-Lo...



PS: Warning cursing (obvious from the title) and Cee-Lo uses the N-word, which kinda sucks.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Doritos vs. Zombies

( #Zombies, #Doritos )

To follow up on yesterday's Zombie vs. Shark post in Sunday Leftovers, it seems Dortios are a fine defense against Zombies....

Why the hell can't the US have cool-ass Zombie vs. Dorito commercials? If you have to reek of commercialism, do it with zombies damn-it!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Leftovers: Volume 02: Issue 41

(#SundayLeftovers, #Zombies, #Obama)



Howdy true be-loggers, welcome to Sunday Leftovers! I am doing some traveling so this Sunday Leftovers was written earlier this week. Just because the soup was pre-made doesn't make it less delicious (but if something awesome happened - like a professional athlete pooping themselves on TV - I will be on it when I return). This week we have some Zombie vs. Shark action, a delicious summer treat, and we educate the masses by informing them that the President is not Muslim. Let's open the fridge and see what's leftover...

[The Back Window]


CREDIT: Annie Owens



CREDIT: Brazos - Day Glo

[Mosque Debates]

There isn't a debate here. If the zoning laws in the area permit the building to be erected and they can afford the real estate, people need to shut up about it.

If someone suggested that a Catholic church be build near the Oklahoma City Bombing site, nobody would say anything (might even think it is a nice gesture) even though Timothy McVeigh was Irish Catholic. People need to stop connecting individual actions to a mostly peaceful population.

PS: There is a Buddhist\Shinto temple very close Pearl Harbor memorial site - just an FYI

Speaking of Muslims...

[Obama is not Muslim]

20% of the US Population thinks the President practices the Muslim faith. I don't have an issue if he was, but he isn't. How can 20% get this simple fact wrong? How are people this stupid?

If the right wants to label the dude as a muslin, that's a dirty trick, but it's freaking lazy since they tried to bury him during the election with his "racist minister".

Make up your damn minds right-wingers!!!!

Read More: Newsweek

[Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Lavender Popsicles]

Credit: LA Times

Since the summer is ending, I wanted to put something cool and refreshing up for the ROTW.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups full-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup blueberry preserves (or grape preserves)
1 pint blueberries
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon dried lavender blossoms
Popsicle Molds

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place the yogurt, milk, preserves, blueberries and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth. Sprinkle in the lavender, then re-cover the blender and pulse briefly to combine.

2. Divide the mixture evenly among the pop molds, pouring so that you leave about one-half inch of headroom at the top. Once they are filled, tap the molds gently against the counter, allowing the liquid to settle evenly into the molds and dislodging any air bubbles that may have formed. Cover the molds and fit with popsicle sticks, if necessary. Freeze the molds until completely firm, at least 5 hours. For easy unmolding, run the frozen pops under warm water for 10 to 15 seconds before removing them.

Each of 8 popsicles: 125 calories; 4 grams protein; 15 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 5 grams fat; 4 grams saturated fat; 10 mg. cholesterol; 11 grams sugar; 26 mg. sodium.

[DIY of the Week: Trainer Chop-Sticks]

This DIY goes out to my father-in-law...

Ohdeeoh: Training Chopsticks

Also see:
How to use Chopsticks in 7 easy steps

[Video of the Week]

Zombie vs. Shark: This is kind of an old favorite of mine, but somebody didn't believe that it was actually filmed.



BONUS VIDEO (Just Because):
Ryan Adams - So Alive


[Conclusion]

If I have internet access, I will do some live posts from my very summery location. If you need to reach me, you can do so via email at: "blog at joeylombardi.com". As always, don't take shit from anybody.

Smell You Later,
~ Joey

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yeasayer: Madder Red

( #Yeasayer, #KristenBell )

Ummmm.... huh?

Zombie vs. Shark: Sunday Leftovers Preview

( #Zombie, #ZombievsShark, #SundayLeftovers )

Here is a hint of the video of the week for Sunday Leftovers. This isn't an attempt to promote the blog, I just found this poster and it is too awesome not to share. If you don't know what this means, check tomorrow's post!



PS: Okay, maybe I am trying to teach myself how to promote future blogs a while sharing awesome zombie vs. shark posters.

Friday, August 20, 2010

REDUX: Creepy Christian Music

( #ChristianRock, #Jesus, #PraiseBand )

A reader and "fringe friend" (his words - which works) commented on yesterday's post, he wanted to defend the vast majority of Christians. No worries - I don't think most Christians are nuts. People just want to go to church, be nice to each other, and all that good stuff. He was also kind enough to share this...

What the praise band? The only thing that would make this better is if the old people started to skank for Jesus.



Is mocking Christian music becoming a "thing" for this blog? I might have to avoid this topic for a while....

PS: I LOVE when the Donny Osmond look-a-like starts singing Dracula style.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creepy Christian Folk Music

( #Christianity, #ChristianRock )

Oh my... this is a special video:



My low opinion of Christianity aside, I have the following issues with this video:
1. This might be the creepiest thing I have ever seen (although, give credit where credit is due, that is an excellent (yet creepy) make up job)
2. Why do these songs confuse faith with blind, stupid obedience? If I were Christian, I would be offended.
3. Is this guy trying to make money off of this? If so, whole other set of ethical issues.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

RANT: Lazy Parents

( #bostoncommon, #lazyparents, #lazy )

Before I start pissing on seemingly hard working, “in-over-their-heads” parents, I want to acknowledge the people who do it right. It is hard to have to constantly discipline your kid to make sure they grow up right. I see my poor cousins and friends running after their kids ensuring they don’t set a precedent or standard where the little ones can get away with shit. It is exhausting to watch them, I can’t imagine what it is like to be them 24x7. Because of them, I see such good parenting and vigilance to prevent “asshole kid syndrome”, that I have little tolerance for lazy parents.

When we were in Boston, my wife nagged me to go to Boston Common to take a picture on the “Make Way for the Ducklings” statues. She took pictures at the same statues when she was little with her cousins and sisters and thought it would be funny to send a picture of herself sitting on them. Once we found it, there were (naturally) kids sitting on the ducks and parents taking pictures. We waited a few minutes and it started to clear out... except for one little girl.

As she sat on the "mother duck" (of course the one my wife wanted to take a picture on), the child's mother sat on a bench half-heartedly yelling for her to "come back". She didn’t. We decided to walk around a bit, but could still see the little girl hanging on the statue while other people tried to take pictures of their children, all the while, the mother yelling and not getting off her fat ass to do something about it. Twenty minutes later, she was still there, the mother still sitting down, while the child ruined dozens of pictures for other people (she kept getting in the pictures).

Two things pissed me off about the situation:
One: The mother obviously knew people were trying to take pictures and didn’t get a shit about her child ruining other people’s photos (and also expecting a 2-3 year old to understand the situation and just listen).
Two: I could just imagine my cousin Anthony (or Heather) in that situation, and that poor bastard wouldn’t allow himself to sit down for 5 seconds while that was going on. Why should that bitch be allow to sit down and they can’t?

My wife never did get to take that picture...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Leftovers: Volume 02: Issue 40

(#SundayLeftovers, #Orion, #BenQuayle)



Howdy true be-loggers, welcome to Sunday Leftovers! This has been a long two weeks at work and boring regarding news and the internet. As you will see below, I have been busy with some of my other internet projects. Slow as it may be, I got something to entertain you, so let's open the fridge and see what's left over.

[The Back Window]


CREDIT: Pat Kinsella



CREDIT: Ryan Adams - Defenders of the Galaxy

[Ben Quayle?]

Not to get all political, but I really don't like this video by Ben Quayle. I don't mind that he is bashing Obama, but he isn't backing up his statements at all. I can say that Quayle's mother is an alien and his father raped chickens to earn his fortune, but it doesn't make it true.

To Ben: I don't know if you can say Obama is the worst president in US history after 2 years. What about the damage the guy sitting in the chair before did? I guess you can't talk shit on a family friend.



PS - What the exactly does knocking "the hell" out of Washington mean? How do you do that? With a jackhammer? Is that big enough? Do you have earth-bending powers like "Toph" from Avatar the Last Airbender? Please explain, I am interested in hearing more about your fight with the land.

I think I would rather see Toph in action:


[Shameless Plug Alert]

This has been a really slow news week, but I have been keeping busy with a few of my other web projects. If you haven't visited, please check out:

DateMyBeard.com: A site about beards and the women that love them. I just redesigned the site with more of a blog focus so we can do interesting things in between seasons (aka when Sean has a beard).

Squidbuster.com: My social circle's reaction to the rise of the meathead, the guido, the professional douchebag.

I am not saying they will be updated everyday, or have really long articles and content, but I am doing my best to get a few interesting posts a week and mix it up with some interesting web finds. I am a little less restrained there then on this blog (if you can believe it).

[Recipe of the Week: Pesto Lamb Kebabs]
Credit: Rommy Steele

INGREDIENTS:
Pesto:
1 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove, peeled
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/2 cup (or more) extra-virgin olive oil

Kebabs:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for brushing
4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds, ground in spice mill or in mortar with pestle
2 pounds trimmed boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1 1/4-inch cubes
2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch squares
1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch squares

Special Equipment
6 to 8 metal skewers

DIRECTIONS:

For pesto:
Blend first 7 ingredients in processor to coarse puree. With machine running, gradually pour in 1/2 cup oil; puree until almost smooth. Transfer pesto to bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

For kebabs:
Mix 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, coarse salt, and coriander in medium bowl. Add lamb; toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread lamb on skewers alternately with peppers and onions. Place on baking sheet. Brush with oil; sprinkle with pepper. Grill to desired doneness, turning occasionally, 7 to 9 minutes for medium-rare.

Arrange kebabs on serving platter. Drizzle each kebab very lightly with pesto and serve remaining pesto alongside.

[DIY of the Week: Cheap Ass Cabin]

Okay this isn't something a normal person could do themselves, but it might inspire you to buy some land and make a weekend get-a-way....

DIY: 180 sq ft cabin

[Video of the Week]

For my younger readers, Newsies were kids that sold papers on street corners in major cities in the early part of last century.



[Conclusion]

Okay, that's all I got. I wrote up a few rants earlier in the week and it will pop up in a few days, so check back! If you need to reach me, you can do so via email at: "blog at joeylombardi.com". As always, don't take shit from anybody.

Smell You Later,
~ Joey

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Boston 2010: Day 2

( #Boston, #Travel )

Our second day of vacation in Boston started with a trip to the local YMCA. This is the second time I have used a YMCA in a major city and both times it has been excellent. Clean, lots of good equipment, and they had a local community basketball that I could watch while I was doing cardio. Great gym experience.

[Harpoon Brewery]

Address: 306 Northern Avenue
Website: Harpoon Brewery

By the time we woke up, hit the gym, and showered, it was noon. We skipped breakfast and took a cab over to the Harpoon Brewery for their well reviewed tour. For $5, we got to try as much beer as we wanted and learned about the brewing process. Excellent time.

[Whiskey Priest]

Address: 150 Northern Ave
Website: Whiskey Priest

Located near the brewery, this pub is located right on the water. Great view with a good breeze running through the whole place. The food was good. I had an enormous burger with corned beef on it. Hell yes.

Our waitress had a authentic Boston accent which just made things much better even if she didn't care for my Mayor Quimby impression.

[Omni Parker House]

Address: 60 School Street
Website: Omni Parker House

After opting to take a nap at the hotel, we took the “T” back to the historic district to get some authentic Boston Cream Pie. Story has it that the Parker House was the original inventor of the famous pie and thus, the best at making it.

I don't know if it was the best, but it was pretty damn good.

[Closing Thoughts]

Knowing we had only 2 days in the city, I made no attempts at trying to see everything and overwhelming myself. Boston is a great city and we had an excellent time. It reminds me more of Philadelphia than a New York or Chicago. It's the kind of city that has it's own culture and has everything you could want living in an urban area. I know I will end up in this town again, so until next time...

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Boston 2010: Day 1

( #Boston, #Travel )

I woke up this morning with the sky still dark to embark on my journey to Beantown. I was pleasantly surprised to find the proprietor (Al) of the local transport service pulling up to my house with a stretch limo instead of the usual green towncar (he couldn’t get back home in time to switch cars).

The Philadelphia airport was pretty painless this morning. The line for baggage check-in was around the building, but we only had a small carry-on and did pre-boarding, we got to skip right to security. In the security line, the girl allowed us to jump in a new line and we went through in 10 minutes tops. The flight itself was undersold, so we had plenty of room.

Once in Boston we opted to get a cab; I was not happy about dropping $30 on a 3 mile drive, but we didn’t do any homework on the subways. At the hotel (DoubleTree), we were greeted by a rather rude gentlemen. At 8:45 AM, I had no expectations that I was going to get my room, but he didn’t offer to take our bags (I had to ask) and he looked put out by the whole process. I asked him of a nice local place to grab breakfast and he recommended a diner 20 minutes away. We are in Chinatown and this asshole couldn’t find a dim sum place to recommend. Luckily, Allison did some research.

PS: I will probably do a much bigger rant about this hotel, but they also charge $13 per day for Internet in the room.

[Mike and Patty’s]

Address: 12 Church Street
Website: Mike and Pattys

This little corner shop is TINY. Only one table tiny (the whole place couldn't be more than 200 sq ft.). But I loved the neighborhood and the food was good. I enjoyed the spunky gal slinging eggs and hash-browns in the kitchen (I could have reached over and cooked my own).

The place got crowded (meaning 6 people in line) fast, so we ate quickly and made room for the next group.

[Freedom Trail]

Website: Wiki: Freedom Trail

Since we had time to kill, I thought the fabled Freedom Trail in Boston’s historic district would be nice way to spend a morning. It wasn’t. While the whole area is historic, the trail (which is actually 2.5 miles one way) seemed to run people through stores and restaurants (which were mostly closed in the morning) instead of interesting historic places. For the legit sites, you have to pay to really see the building. I found the whole thing disappointing, but I think it might be better to do it later in the day while the businesses are open, so you can pop in, have a drink or snack.

By the time we got to the USS Constitution, my feet were beat. We took a cab to Boston Common because my wife wanted to take a picture at the duck statues at Boston Common. Funny thing happened in the cab - we had the same driver from the airport - totally random! We walked around the park for a half-hour and then back to the subway so we could check in at the hotel.

On an up note, Bostonians are a friendly people. A gentlemen stopped us in the street because we had a map and asked us if we needed help. His name is Arnie Marcus and he runs a gift shop in Faneuil Hall called “Greetings from Boston” (website). Go over there and buy some postcards because he is a really nice guy.

[The Green Dragon Tavern]

Address: 1 Marshall Street
Website: Green Dragon Tavern

At the hotel we met up with our friend Jess and then headed out for a late lunch at The Green Dragon Tavern. Typical bar food, nothing outstanding, but nothing wrong with it. For some reason people took a lot of pictures of paintings in the bar. I finally asked someone about it and they said, it was historic, but didn’t know why.

I will have to dig up more about that.

[Joe’s Tavern]

Address: 181 Newbury Street
Website: Joe’s Tavern

We met up with Allison’s cousin Pat on Newbury street and had a light dinner after walking around window shopping. Newbury street is a very nice area to walk around, commercial, but very ncie. The food was good (but I don’t think a salad is representative of a restaurant). After a nice chat and dinner, we headed back to the hotel.

Crappy hotel aside, we had a very nice first day in Boston and I am looking forward to tomorrow’s adventure (it’s actually tomorrow - but whatever...).

Sunday Leftovers: Volume 02: Issue 39

(#SundayLeftovers)



Howdy true be-loggers, welcome to Sunday Leftovers! Today I am in Boston, nursing my feet because this is the "City that Walks" and all those cobblestone streets are a little rough. Even though I am traveling, I won't leave you hanging, I have some interesting viddles from the net, so let's open up the fridge and see what's left over.

[The Back Window]


CREDIT: The Animalarium



CREDIT: Crowded House - Isolation

[Recipe of the Week: Leftovers Soup]

My mom had some friends over last Sunday and she made too much food. On Tuesday, she dropped off some leftover (cooked) sausage and chicken. I didn't think I had much time left to safely use them, so I made soup. It came out really well.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 lb (or more) of diced sausage links
1 lb of diced chicken
2 large diced Spanish onion
2 cups diced carrots
1 stalk of celery diced
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 cups of whole wheat pasta (I used fusilli, but Orzo would be good -but only use a cup or maybe less)
9 cups of water
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 cloves of garlic (diced)
2 bay leaves (whole)

DIRECTIONS
1. Add a splash of oil in a pot, heat it on low and when hot, add the onions. After a few minutes, add the garlic, carrots, and celery.
2. Add the chicken and sausage. Mix everything up and let it sit for another 4 minutes.
3. Add the water, the chicken cube, the soy sauce, and the Worcestershire sauce, the bay leaves, and I like to add a splash of hot sauce but that's optional. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot
4. Add salt to taste. Take out the bay leaves. While still boiling, add the pasta (cook as directed).
5. After pasta is cooked, shut off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes.

[DIY of the Week: The Wire-Free Desk]

I actually spent a good portion of time this week trying to get my desk wiring situation clean and then I saw this. I will post pictures of my set up when I am done and how I did it. But in the mean time, here is a guy who used rain gutters (and he built his desk).

Jonathan Crossman - The Desk

[Video of the Week]



[Conclusion]

Check back tomorrow to read about Day 1 of the Boston trip (I am trying to spread it all out so I don't overwhelm people with my boring life). I gotta go be a tourist! If you need to reach me, you can do so via email at: "blog at joeylombardi.com". As always, don't take shit from anybody.

Smell You Later,
~ Joey

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Dead Rising 2: Awesome or Suck?

( #DeadRising, #Zombies )

I saw an ad for the game "Dead Rising 2" on NewEgg (pre-order sale for $48 bucks), I didn't even know they were making a sequel. I loves me my Zombie games, but I wondered if this would be like all the others: awesome at first, but then tedious missions get in the way of all the zombie smashing (a chronic problem in the first game).

I wavered until I saw the trailer:



Chainsaw on Motorcycle Zombie Destruction? I hold judgement until I am certain this is playable in the game. If so....awesome.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

F**k You Hipsters (the song)

( #Hipsters )

Big thanks to Allison for finding this...NSFW!!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Avett Brothers - Head Full of Doubt...

( #AvettBrothers, #HeadFullofDoubts )

I just caught this new video for the Avett Brothers song "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise". I read that the video is comprised of over 2400 hand painted illustrations. Check it out:

Monday, August 02, 2010

iPhone Commercials

( #iPhone )

Last night I was watching TV with my wife and saw several iPhone commercials featuring the new video conference feature. Here is an example:



While the video above isn't as bad as the "You are going to be a dad" commercial (can't find that one on youtube), I can't help but feel that this might be the douchiest ad campaign I have ever seen. Telling people news in person has become lame; now you can just video conference your loved ones to tell them life's most important occurrence. Who cares if the network will cause poor video and audio quality - we are all apart of the "iLife" era.

Why wait until dinner to tell your husband he is going to become a father? Learning about it on an iPhone is way better. In fact, she should just email him a picture of the pee stick the next time she gets knocked up. Actually, when she is in delivery, the doctor should just shove an iPhone up the birth canal so friends and family can experience the miracle of birth via iPhone - I am sure apple with copyright "iBirth".

Why should the grandfather go visit his new granddaughter when he can just sit on his "iAss" and watch a video?

We are treading a very fine line right now with all these gadgets: they are cool and useful, but remember: Human beings are animals - we need to see and smell each other. It's part of the human condition. We won't be able to hide behind plastic and glass forever nor should we want to.

PS: The commercials would be so much better if they explained that the person couldn't make it for some reason. That would eliminate the douche-factor by at least 90%. "Grandpa has the swine flu" or "Sorry I am stuck in Texas for the next month".

Southern Accents: 1986 Tom Petty Documentary

( #TomPetty, #Heartbreakers, #Documentary )

If you are Tom Petty fan, this is pretty interesting. If you are not a Tom Petty fan, this will be pretty boring to you.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: "Southern Accents" documentary from Richard Schenkman on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sunday Leftovers: Volume 02: Issue 38

(#SundayLeftovers)



Howdy true be-loggers, welcome to Sunday Leftovers! The last few weeks have been slow in the life department (in middle of the summer, things tend to get slow). I have been working 11+ hour days and working on my MBA, so my head is down and I am trying to get shit done. While I work my ass off, the world is on vacation; which is apparent since all the news the last few days has been about Chelsea Clinton's wedding. No worries, I still put aside something to serve to you; let's open the fridge and see what's leftover.

[The Back Window]


CREDIT: Escape Into Life



CREDIT: Dan Mangan - Road Regrets

[Recipe of the Week: Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips]
(Recipe credit: Ann Page)

Ingredients
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
8 ounces raspberries
1 pound strawberries
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor

10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
butter flavored cooking spray
2 cups cinnamon sugar

Directions
1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, Golden Delicious apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray.
4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture

[DIY of the Week: Garage Overhead Storage]

Make Magazine came up with this awesome garage storage idea.
Make: Overhead Garage Storage

[Video of the Week]



[Conclusion]

That's all for this week. Check out the blog next weekend to read about my adventures in Boston; Beantown may have survived the original British invasion, but can they survive Joey Lombardi? We shall see. If you need to reach me, you can do so via email at: "blog at joeylombardi.com". As always, don't take shit from anybody.

Smell You Later,
~ Joey

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