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It’s Faturday!

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In celebration of Beyonce and HOVA’s new arrival, I Googled “Blue Ivy Recipes”, and low and behold, there is a website called The Blue Ivy with recipes…..

Here is a yummy sounding Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup recipe from them!

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 box chicken or vegetable broth 
1 medium squash (3 pounds)
1 medium sweet potato
1 medium sweet onion 
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp ground nutmeg (or to taste)

Directions

  1. Peel squash and sweet potato (Hint: If you are useless with a knife like me, use a potato peeler) and cut into 1″ squares. Add to large pot.
  2. Peel onion, cut as desired, add to pot.
  3. Add broth, butter
  4. Bring to boil, add nutmeg and simmer until squash is soften.
  5. Blend with a hand mixer.

 


It’s Faturday!

Faturday_header

In celebration of Beyonce and HOVA’s new arrival, I Googled “Blue Ivy Recipes”, and low and behold, there is a website called The Blue Ivy with recipes…..

Here is a yummy sounding Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup recipe from them!

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 box chicken or vegetable broth 
1 medium squash (3 pounds)
1 medium sweet potato
1 medium sweet onion 
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp ground nutmeg (or to taste)

Directions

  1. Peel squash and sweet potato (Hint: If you are useless with a knife like me, use a potato peeler) and cut into 1″ squares. Add to large pot.
  2. Peel onion, cut as desired, add to pot.
  3. Add broth, butter
  4. Bring to boil, add nutmeg and simmer until squash is soften.
  5. Blend with a hand mixer.

 


I’m in line on opening day for this one….

Wednesday

I was derping around on the interwebz, when an ad for the new Pixar movie, Brave, caught my eye. Being a proactive parent, I clicked on the link to prepare myself for the barrage of merchandise and promotional items I am no doubt going to be begged to buy.

And then I was shocked.

A female lead. A powerful, dynamic, strong female lead in a movie targeted at children.

I mean sure, there are the Disney “Princesses” (Technically, not all of them are Princesses…..just sayin) but think about it: they are all somewhat dependant on a male counterpart. Hopefully this movie will not follow that pattern and give my girls a true heroine to look up to.

 


This is the coolest guy ever…

Tuesday

While I was searching for news stories this week, I came across a single headline:

“How exactly does a blind person cook food alone?”

Yes, please. Although I’ve never wondered this before, once the seed was planted, I couldn’t resist.

Turns out Tommy Edison has a YouTube channel dedicated to showing us with vision how blind people do all kinds of everyday things.

Check this out….he cooks a hamburger and fries, burning himself less times than I usually do….WITH PERFECT VISION.

It’s pretty neat and..HOLY HELL HOW MANY BEERS HAS HE HAD? (at 1:12)

 


MANday Choices…

Santa was good to me this year……

 

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SooperRant Sunday

**WARNING – before reading this, make sure no kids are around. There is some naughty stuff.**

Went to the Amazing Arizona Comic Con this weekend. It was my first comic con and was awesome. Seeing all the cosplay and talking with artists that are passionate about their craft and love what they do is amazing. This is not about those people.

About 80% of the artists were true “comic” artists. They took revered comic idols and redrew them in thier styles, for instance, I bought this awesome print of Carnage, a Spider-Villain:

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Check out more of Andy Carreon’s work here.

And another awesome print of Venom, another Spiderbaddie. Can’t find the print art online, but artist’s website is here.

Here’s the issue. For every artist with a cup full of talent, there were several that apparently thought the CON in ComicCON stood for CONtest to draw the best naked ladies.

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Goldilocks.

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Pikachu

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Rogue

The last one really disappoints me. Rogue is a part of the X-Men, an ELITE GROUP OF MUTANTS. To objectify her just diminishes her awesomeness.

But, hey, guess what?

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I am now a comic artist!

Signed prints of the above image will be available for $10 each.

You guys have so much talent, you could make your own heroes, expand on ancillary characters, or re-boot old icons. Why do you have to focus on Wonder Woman’s breasts?

Here is truth in advertising:

Welcome to Dark Silver Studio, here you will find alluring women in dark places. Each beauty will capture your attention as she draws you to her side.

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The best part?

Here’s the artist:

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Natali Sanders

In order to help out the awesome artists that decided that the breasts they DID draw were kept away from my kids’ visions at the comiccon, I urge you to check out the following pages. Some of them DO draw the voluptous figures, but I didn’t see any DISPLAYED for my kids to browse, so they get a thumbs up for that.

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Big Chris

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Jamie Tyndall

And my new favorite artist. This guy is crazy talented.

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Jon Hughes

All in all, it was a geek nirvana. Looking forward to The Phoenix Comicon in March!


WTFriday!

Uhhhhhh……

The mission of Santa Barbara, CA-based BabyToupee and SmallHuman, LLC is to show that while parenting can be a great responsibility, it can also be a source of endless amusement. The company’s goal is to bring creative and fun products to market that make parenting a little more fun, all while bringing a smile to the face of their children. Life is too short to take seriously… have fun with your baby!

At over $20 bucks a pop…..I’ll shave my dog and use that instead.

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Jeez…….

If you are interested, here is the link.


The 3 Things…About Hands


My hands have been KILLING me lately, and it’s hard to explain to people, so here are the 3 things about my hands

1. It’s difficult to not look like a big wuss.

When my wife hands me a jar, I have to defer to my 10 year old daughter. When I shake someone’s hand, I cry like a Belieber meeting their idol for the first time. Because, you know, it’s cool to be “the guy that survived a heart attack but don’t touch his hand or he’ll cry.”

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“No, I’m really pleased to meet you……really.” 

2. I never realized how much opposable thumbs are used in the real world.

My thumbs are actually the crux of my issues, and I’ll be Chris Brown’s new punching bag if I didn’t realize how often the muscles of the thumbs are used. Opening a door? Check. Eating? Check. Blowing up “marital aids”? Double check. But that hurts so good.

3.  Nobody believes the only thing that doesn’t make them hurt.

I’m a slacker stay at home dad, so when I tell people that the only thing that I do that doesn’t make my hands hurt is play my Xbox, I generally recieve the same kind of look as if I told someone I had proof that Hoffa killed Kennedy on orders from Captain Kirk. It’s true, however. I don’t know if Microsoft had “ergonomic engineers” look at the controllers, but they work. Sucks for me, but I love me some Xbox even more now….

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Somewhere, people refer to these as “hand pillows” 


That’s MR. Susie Housewife to you!

My wife is a Pintrest addict. She spends hours sifting through other people’s boards for neat stuff to “pin” to her boards. She even has a board dedicated to all the dudes she wants to get with….besides me.

So, when she sent me this recipe for homemade laundry detergent to save a few bucks, I decided to hitch up my apron and give it a shot.

I am going to break down the recipe as follows: (all prices are from Amazon.com, because I’m not let out of the house to go shopping.)

1 – 3 lb. container OxyClean – $9.39

3 bars – 16.5 oz (total) Fels-Naptha bars – $11.97 total

1 – 4 lb. box Borax – $11.59

1 – 3 lb. 7 oz. box Arm & Hammer Washing Soda – $8.76

1 – 4 lb. box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda – $8.39

1 – 13.2 oz Downy Unstoppables scent booster – $9.29

Total spent – $59.39. Crazy, right?!?! Who in their right minds spends 60 bucks on laundry soap?

Total weight – 16 lbs. 2.7 oz

Suggested usage – 1 tablespoon, which equals 1/32 of a pound.

Total loads by weight – 517.4

I’m never going to have to buy laundry soap EVER AGAIN!

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