Archive for the ‘Tidbits’ Category

We’ve Accomplished Almost Nothing

June 3rd, 2012

This video was made by Yahoo! Sketch comedy team, and it is a parody of the bottom video/song We Are Young. And it is sad and depressing. And it is something that I have been relating to all my life. Which is even more sad and depressing. But I love songs and lyrics that can pull those emotions out of me, kind of makes me feel alive – and sad and depressed.

I find it funny, this song was made by yahoo, but at the 3:29 mark, the character does a search and uses google.

Original Song:

Spicy Stout Beef Chili

November 1st, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a cooking class at Great News called, Cooking With Beer. Last night I attempted to make one of the items in my own kitchen. I made some slight adjustments to the recipe noted in parenthesis. The recipe said that it should serve 6. We had four people eating, each had seconds, and there is still 2 tupperwares full of leftovers. {I had some leftovers last night, their reheat value is not high. It was not as good, still edible, but not as good}

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, peeled and diced small (I couldn’t find yellow onions, so I used brown onions. I had 3 onions and they measured about 2 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (I wasn’t exactly sure if I had 2 cloves or not. I think I might have had slightly more than 2)
  • 2 red bell peppers, washed, cored, and diced small (I used 3 red bell peppers)
  • 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced, or to taste (I used 3 chilies)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin (I spilled the cumin as I was doing this step, so i think I had a bit more)
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander (I think I had slightly more than this amount)
  • 4 tablespoons chile powder
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck (I ended up with 2.5 pounds)
  • 2, 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1, 12 ounce bottle stout beer, I recommend Irondale Double Chocolate Stout (I couldn’t find double chocolate stout at the grocery store. I used a 22oz bottle of Rouge Chocolate Stout as well as a 12oz bottle of Samuel Adams Imperial Stout. Needless to say, that was a lot more beer than the recipe called for. I think it made the chili a little too “liquidy.” )
  • 2, 15 ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1. In a large pot over medium high heat, heat the oil and saute the onions, garlic, and peppers until tender; about 5 minutes
    2. Add the cumin, coriander, and chile powder; combine
    3. Add the chipotle peppers
    4. Add the meat and brown, breaking it up as it cooks
    5. Add the tomatoes and beer. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes
    6. Add the black beans; cook for 10 minutes more
    7. Adjust the seasoning
    8. Served garnished with options such as sour cream, green onions, cilantro, cheddar cheese, and lime wedges.

Good Wine

June 16th, 2011


Everything’s Amazing And Noboby’s Happy

June 13th, 2011

Hands, 90% Of Spanish

June 7th, 2011

Pictures From Colombia Part III

June 5th, 2011

Once again, click on a thumbnail to scroll through the pictures.

Pictures From Colombia Part II

June 5th, 2011

Part two of some Colombia pictures. Click on a thumbnail to scroll through.

Pictures From Colombia Part I

June 5th, 2011

I have had some video posts, I have had a giant journal like post, and now some pictures. We weren’t really allowed to take pictures outside, so most of these are from inside. Click on a thumbnail to scroll through the images.

Colombia Day 7

June 2nd, 2011

That’s a loud explosion of joey getting a text message on his phone.

Colombia Day 6

June 2nd, 2011

This Week I'm Thinking About: Jeff Sieck