Friday, August 31, 2012

Cloud Images

I see a little girl floating with her hand up to her mouth and an infant tagging along.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cat Nap

"Will you just go away?"
This is Fuji, my parents cat, taking - or trying to take a snooze.
I think this photo was taken circa 1979-80.
Fuji was a stereo-typical cat; arrogant, kept to herself and manipulating her owners.
Rarely, if she wanted to play at all, she would come in the room and flop down just out of reach so you would have to go to her.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Industrial Strength Revisited

I posted this photo on July 9th of a demolition across from Gallucci's Italian Deli.
I went there yesterday for my Parmisano-Reggiano and aged Asiago
and this was the sight across the street:

Looks like the beginning of a nice little park.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Got Paint?

Moni Tribesmen of Papua, New Guinea.
Despite their fierce look, they are quite friendly and very intelligent.
Photo by Alex Van Steen originally posted on Toemail.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Cat

Or, Fearless Feline!

Ah, what could be better than to relax and cool off in the shade on a hot August day.
"Rusty" is a frequent visitor to my yard and the house next door.
He's pretty easy going but shies away from humans.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fire Cloud


I went outside to see what light was shining on the garage door. It was this cloud out front across the street!
Sunset was just beginning and the light shined through the cloud making it look like a refinery explosion!
Click on the photo for the big picture!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What The Frack?

Did Robbie The Robot Have Quadruplets?

Meet The Frackers!
Coming to a shale field near you.
Photo: Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Is That A Tomato In Your Pocket...

... Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

I've been picking sweet juicy tomatoes all week and then came across this malformed one.
I wonder if I mate it with an avocado will I get salsa?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Here's Looking At You Kid - Or, "All I's Are On Que"

Or, "Peek-a-Boo, I see you!"
Maybe it's "Kilroy was here"?
Only the Crossfire knows...

Click the image to enlarge.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunshine And Rain

I woke up this morning with the sun shining through my bedroom window.
Then, I heard a rumbling noise off in the distance. I thought maybe a big rig rolled over on the freeway.
Then I heard the rumbling again. I got up and looked outside and rain was pouring down
while the sun was shining! The sound was thunder way off in the distance.

Click the photo to see more detail.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Finally, A Cure For Ugly Butt Crack

Once again, German ingenuity solves the problem of ugly butt crack.
Thanks to my brother Michael for sending this!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

No Dogs Allowed!

©2012 Bill Whitehead,

When I was house hunting in California I came across this sign posted in a front yard.
Very clever, I thought!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We Just Come From Such Different Sets Of Circumstance

Does this coyote know Joni Mitchell?
She's up all night in the studio.
He's up early on his ranch.
There's no comprehending...

Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony

When Did You Change Channels And Leave The Ceremony?
Dead John Lennon?
Act Pretending To Be The Who?
Dubbed David Bowie?
Annie Lennox in The Ghost Boat?
The Chick Who Stuck Her Tongue Out?

I can't ask any more cause I already changed channels
to watch reruns of NCIS.

Then, Political Animals came on and I turned off the TV.
Grabbed a shot of Whisky and went to bed.

The Closing Ceremony was as Bland as British Food.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I Want Red Chili!

Don't be messin' with my chili!

NM Bill found this poster in a restaurant where he took his mom for her birthday.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Giant Tomato Maze

It's a jungle out there!
I've picked over 36 tomatoes this week! Made excellent pasta sauce.
I decided to make a game out of these tomatoes.
I call it the Giant Tomato Maze. The object is to carry two meatballs from the cutting board, through the tomato maze without getting stuck, then through the sink with running water and onto the hot stove where 
you have to drop them into the pot of sauce without getting burned.
If you make it through the maze and get the meatballs into the pot, you score points! 

Click to enlarge!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

No More Facebook!

I can't believe how some people go there everyday, all day long.
What is the fascination? How much do you need to share?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stewed Tomatoes - Good Eats!

For those of you that have a yard garden, tomatoes will soon be starting to ripen in abundance!
I picked my first dozen and thought stewed tomatoes was the way to go.
I could use them in other dishes but discovered how tasty they are on their own!
So I made a pot of angel hair pasta and made the dish you see above.
The secret in the recipe is the butter!

My recipe is from a conglomeration of all the recipes I filtered:

4 Cups packed peeled, drained and coarsely chopped tomatoes. Press down on them to release more juice (Reserve the liquid and seeds!)

1/2 Cup each finely chopped: onion, celery and carrot (green bells is up to you)

1Tsp. Sugar 1 more if desired

1 Tsp Salt

1 or 2 Tbs. Butter. Dig two.

Pepper to taste

2 Tbs. Fresh julienned Basil

Saute onion, celery and carrots until translucent. Add the tomatoes, their juices, salt, pepper and butter and the basil. Cook for 30-40 minutes to desired consistency. Serve hot or cold as a side, a topping or a pasta sauce. A nice quick satisfying meal!

*** Use a high sided pan for best results. I used my Wok - perfect.

You Will Not Be Deceived!
Papa Gianni, Your Patrone

To peel your tomatoes, cut an "x" in the skins, place them in rapidly boiling water for 20-seconds. Then drop them in an ice bath. The shock will make the skins slide off.