Saturday, May 04, 2013

Saturday Afternoon Quotes

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”

--Oscar Wilde


“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”

--Marcel Proust


“Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.”

--Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

Classy


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Ugh


O_o


Uh...


Nice move


Makes sense...


Nice


Friday, May 03, 2013

Friday Afternoon Quotes

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."

--Stephen R. Covey

“The people we judge and hate in life are in fact reflections of our disowned selves.”

--Hal Stone

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Classic


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Yep


Hmm...


Fire the pit crew


O_o


Nasty


O_O


Thursday, May 02, 2013

Classic


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Uh...


O_o


O_O


Darwin Award Nomination in 3,..2,..1...


Meanwhile, in Alabama


Meanwhile, in Hong Kong


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Wednesday Evening Quote


“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”


--Oscar Wilde

Marketing Fail


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O_o


Yep


O_O


Convenient

Nice


Wait, what?!?


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Epic Memphis Style Dry Ribs


I've been tinkering with making epic Memphis style dry ribs for a while, and I've been knocking them out of the park the last month or so.  Lucky neighbors get "rib drive-bys" with these, and so far the feed-back borders on insanity.

I start with Saint Louis style ribs from Costco.  They are already seasoned, but so timidly so that they probably shouldn't have bothered.  I add my own rub to them [with a lot of play in exactly what goes into that], then run down this list:

a)  1st hour on the smoker, adding my own rub and using different combinations of wood;

b)  Second hour on the smoker, maybe adding this and that different wood into the mix, while spritzing every 15 minutes or so with fruit juice - I've tried apple [good] and pineapple [very different];

c)  Wrapped in foil, then 2 hours in the oven at 350 to tenderize.

Net result has been "Holy 5h1t", and it was again this evening.

Just to add ATL area context: I'd put these up against the ribs from Heirloom Market, Community 'Cue, or Big Shanty.

Tuesday Afternoon Quotes

“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing.”

--Rachel Naomi Remen

“If you’ve been taking care of other people and saying yes all your life, you may encounter some angry resistance when you start to say no. People may say you were nicer before. They may say you’re being selfish, that they prefer the “old” you. On the other hand, you might find that your honesty and clarity is respected by friends who are glad that you are finally taking care of yourself.”

--Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, “The Courage to Heal”


“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”

--Soren Kierkegaard

Classic


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O_o


Pretty much...


O_O


Vintage


True


Cha Cha Cha!


Meanwhile, in Alaska


Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Afternoon Quotes

“Facebook is too self-gratifying. You might think you have 900 friends, but it’s an illusion. You might as well live in a lighthouse off the Scottish highlands. People think that they are in touch because they print a few lines everyday, but to me it seems like the essence of loneliness.”

--Morrissey

“Some people are in your life to test you, until you stand up and say enough is enough. I am worth more than you offer me.”

--Unknown

“My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: my crown is called content; A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.”

--Shakespeare, King Henry VI (III.1)

O_O


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Classic


Meanwhile, in Alabama


Yikes!


Monday Cattitude


Black hole snacking on a star


Wait, what?!?