Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dan Marino Is An Idol In More Ways Than One







I have been a Miami Dolphins fan for many years. I was so lucky that I even saw them play  in person . Appreciating Dan Marino comes naturally to a Dolphins fan of course. What if there was something else that he did that would make me think he was supremely cool that had nothing to do with throwing a football. For me here it is. From a twenty year old Sports Illustrated Article.






Marino has no tolerance for his younger teammates' tastes in visual entertainment (Madden NFL '98) or music (rap). "The receivers are right across from me in the locker room, and they blast that stuff all the time," Marino says. "A few months ago I said to myself, Screw this, and I drove to Best Buy and said, 'Give me the biggest boom box you've got.' The next day I brought in a bunch of my CDs, flipped on some Ted Nugent and blasted it right back at 'em."

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Noynoy and Gloria

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Wansoy Is Cilantro In Case You Are Making Guacamole



I was pleasantly gifted with some avocados on Saturday. For over a decade I have not made guacamole. Part of me finds it depressing because any love affair with guacamole is like having an OFW spouse that goes incommunicado for months. Many of the online recipes look like this.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/marcela-valladolid/simple-guacamole-recipe-2119544

I will rarely go to the supermarket or cook on a work day but with the shelf life of the avocados, I made an exception. Two days earlier the one ingredient that gave me nightmares was cilantro. The day before the grocery I looked again on the Interwebs for a recipe that did not call for cilantro. I found a good one yet when time came to make the grocery list I could not find it in my Gmail just before my commute to work.

At the grocery, I did a very anti-guy thing. I asked one of the staff where cilantro was. Great job, she showed me the section and pointed out a label that said wansoy. I then bought the other ingredients I needed.

Maybe around 1 AM I began my task. I assembled the ingredients.





Peeling garlic is a pain. I add to my pain by putting more garlic than the typical human in everything savory I make. For two years now I have been making my own garlic sauce.   I am always glad when all the peeling is done.




This is what the ingredients look like after peeling and some chopping. I still had some peppers from the vegetable dip I made over the weekend. You won't believe what happens next. Refrigeration. That is not how this would typically go except for the fact I was not going to do the rest of the work with a spoon and knife. That decision though comes with a choice. My choice was not to disturb myh neighbors at maybe 2:30 AM with the whirring and chopping of the food processor.






In the spirit of full disclosure,  there may have been 7-8 hours between this picture and the last picture. The avocado was not mashed as most recipes recommend but finely chopped. I only had a little bit of it as of press time. A little too much cilantro/ wansoy.





Monday, July 16, 2018

Lou Brock's Connection with Lazada





Last night I was looking up different hard drives in Lazada. Which  is a very significant online seller in this country. Today I was curious what teams former major league baseball player Lou Brock played for. Amazing , somehow Lazada infiltrated Baseball Reference.com . Just saying.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Movies That Made An Impact

I've been nominated by Roman Surtida ( in Facebook) to choose my 10 favorite films. Post the film poster, 1 poster per day, no need to explain why and nominate a person each day to do the same. Like some who don’t go near leather, I am not good with chains. You may volunteer to post your favorite ðŸŽ¥ movies. No obligation. I did something similar with music ðŸŽ¶ albums.  So instead of one movie a day here are a bunch.  No particular order.


Notes: 


  • Of all the Elvis movies, no one would have guessed that one but that is just proof of the appeal of Elvis. 
  • I have to apologize to someone at work who refuses to watch Dead Poet Society and Shawshank Redemption, sorry zero  Duane Johnson movies. 
  • Almost every James Bond is represented. 
  • I love Monty Python but adding one would have felt forced. Maybe I should have watched one in the last 10 years. 
  • Lot of Arny movies.  
  • The pre Harry Met Sally Reiner very well represented. 
  • Very few comic book movies despite being a comic fan. 
  • the western and war films  totally nudged out the rom com films. 
  • Lots of 80s  Kevin Costner  including Silverado. 
  • A few musicals but no Sound of Music. 
  • There has to be a Chuck Norris movie on this list. 
  • Shoestring type movies  here include: Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.