Saturday, April 6, 2013

That OMing is a real thing and very good for the soul.... Learning OM and sustaining an OM practice is usually best done in and around a community of other people who also have an OM practice. The OM Circle is a group practice of Orgasmic Meditation (OM) where people can OM, meet other people who OM, and receive individual guidance on their practice from a Certified OM trainer. Whether you're OMing for the first time or have been OMing for a while, the OM Circle is a clean, clear place where you can come and participate in group, OM practice. It's run just like an OM that you would do on your own. You and your partner set up a nest, have a 15-minute OM and time to ground and share frames. During the OM Circle, our certified OM Trainer will keep time, as well as come by to give you verbal adjustments to enhance your OM experience. Afterwards, have time to talk and get to know other people who participate in the practice of OM and purchase the supplies necessary to build an optimal OM experience. The OM Circle Requirements: All practitioners must have a mandatory OM Badge. Purchase HERE. Bring your own nest supplies (pillows, blanket, yoga mat, lube, gloves) Rent nest supplies for $5 Lube can be purchased on site All OM Circles last 45 minutes (set up + 15 minute OM + ending) Please come with an OM Partner (you can find one in advance on the OM Hub) Cost: Free Want an OM circle in your City? Email us:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

That there is no replacement for how awesome Mobile Me was.... fucking ug.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Comments from a Daily Camera Posting, (Colorado)

Read more: Second trial begins for Joseph Cardillo, accused Niwot urine-drinker - Boulder Daily Camera

These are by different people, at various time in thread. It caught my eye though:

Person 1 -"So to recap we now have: The Niwot Urine Drinker, The Superior Dog Kicker and the Louisville Safeway Meat Beater.
Person 2 - "don't forget the king soopers dancing leprechaun!
Person 3 -"And Flaming Couches
Person 4 - "an't forget the grandpa who put a pipebomb in his car with his own grandchildren in the backseat!
Person 5 - "f r e a k
(I would like to point out that the person commenting with "freak" says this after the grandpa pipe bomb,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

hmm. Reality can be petty in contrast to others.

That googling people is vague, obscure and truncated. That friends are friends not matter the distance. That being a single parent is filled with rewards, peace and a clean house, but lonely at night/ the evenings.

That the REI garage sale IS awesome, don't miss it if you get a chance to go. That if you leave your lights on in the car, it will not start hours later and if you lock your bike up somewhere... leave.... and voila, it doesn't , magically appear back at home you actually need to go get it yourself.

That a smile is worth more than a million frowns. That someone will always be excited to take your child to a water park. That the laundry doesn't to itself, but someday you can teach your children how.

The following photos were taken in Gaza eariier this week. A wonderful, beautiful soul and friend is there as a nurse through a Swedish company, VIA the UN. Her name is Jen B. and she is from Baton Rouge. Her courage to seek new experiences and to help others is unmeasurable and inspiring.

That some children in Gaza don't have shoes, carry pails and live with trash on the coast of the MED. That horse drawn buggies still exist, the people do care, and that Israel must end its embargoes and control over the Gaza Strip. That Israel must stop building settlements, "don't you have enough land already?". Palestine is a country and should be its own country.

Israel is greedy. The smartest man next to Churchill supported a Jewish state as I do, but not one as violent and bully based as the current Israel. He choose not to lead it, and I wonder if it was because he new the future blood on his hands would negate his life's work as a physicists. ?

A very wise man, once turned down becoming the next president of Israel. His name was ... Albert Einstien. ...Albert Einstein, a Jew but not an Israeli citizen, was offered the presidency in 1952 but turned it down, stating "I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel, and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it.

Alber E.said once: " "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."l

Thursday, August 12, 2010

That crawfish claws can be....

BLUE! Of course I was just biking along the Boulder Creek trail this evening and stopped to have a chat with my son, Remi about the world and his relationship thus far with it.... and all of a sudden... a GIGANTIC blue crayfish wooshed past. I said to Remi, "Did you see that?" I unbuckled my shoes and jumped in, carefully stuck my and the creek, and attempted to grab the bugger. I had a little girlish moment, but as I am MOM, I had to try to catch it. In the end, about 4 minutes later, and amassing a small group on the side of the creek, I resurrected a 6 inch crayfish with bright blue 3.5 cm claws and a light blue under belly. (ps, I used sticks.) I did end up picking him up once I flung him to dry land, showed it to Remi and found a nice release spot. Fun.

I googled crayfish and Boulder Creek and found this old PDF article. This is just a bit of text from it. Enjoy!

University of Illinois
It is possible to assign certain species quite definitely to
some type of habitat. The burrowing species obviously have a
great advantage over the other forms in the matter of distribu-
tion as they are able to occupy territory which is not available
for others, except at certain seasons. C. diogenes Girard is the
most widely distributed species of the genus, occurring in
Boulder Co., Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains
and in southeastern Wyoming, in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and
Michigan; in New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia,
North and South Carolina; and in Mississippi and southern
Louisiana. C. carolinus long known from only the Appalachian
region of Virginia is now known to occur in northeastern
Indian Territory, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Among the species that appear to be confined to mountain
streams may be mentioned C. bartonii Fabricius (common in
West Virginia), C. longulus (also found in West Virginia),
C. extraneus, C. spinosus, C. acuminatus and C. forceps. It is
interesting to note the range in altitude as well as in longitude
and latitude. C. diogenes Girard has been reported from
Boulder County, Colorado and also southern Louisiana. I have
observed a blue phase of C. carolinus dubius Faxon at an
elevation of approximately 4500 feet at Spruce Knob, West
Virginia, and also 2400 feet near Cass, West Virginia.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

That Pheasant is a special bird.

Yep. Special. If you are lucky enough to either hunt yourself or know someone who does, a fresh bird is great, but requires a cooks touch in the kitchen.

This bird is very dry, so you have to add moisture, aka bacon.
Matt, my fiance decided to wrap in bacon then wrap the bacon and bird with a drop biscuit recipe, placed it in a covered dish and baked at a 350 oven for about a half an hour - 45 minutes. Once out of the oven, unwrap them and lightly pan fry to add color, as they are a little grey looking.

** They do turn out much more tender than just placing in a pan and pan frying.

The leftovers are great in soup, yum!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

That Menudo is for hangovers.

That's right, for hangovers. Ever go to an authentic Mexican restaurant on a Saturday or Sunday morning and notice a bowl of red soup at each table? It's Menudo. Here is a recipe for y'all at home who don't have authentic Mexican in your neighborhood.

Menudo Recipe #1:
A large saucepan (see note below)
1 calf's foot (about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds)
2 pounds honeycomb tripe
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic, peeled
6 peppercorns
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
4 quarts of water
A comal or griddle
3 large chiles anchos
A spice grinder
A large chile poblano, peeled or 2 canned, peeled green chiles
The calf's foot
1/2 cup canned hominy (1 pound) drained (see note below)
Salt as necessary
1 scant teaspoon oregano

Have the butcher cut the calf's foot into four pieces. Cut the tripe into small squares. Put them into the pan with the rest of the ingredients. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower the flame and simmer uncovered for about 2 hours, or until the tripe and foot are just tender but not too soft. Meanwhile, toast the chilies well. Slit them open and remove the seeds and veins from the chile poblano, cut it into strips, and add to the meat while it is cooking. Remove the pieces of calf's foot from the pen, and when they are cool enough to handle, strip off the fleshy parts. Chop them roughly and return them to the pan.

Add hominy and continue cooking the menudo slowly, still uncovered, for another 2 hours.

Add salt as necessary. Sprinkle with oregano and serve (see note below).

This amount is sufficient for 7 or 8 people. It should be served in large, deep bowls with hot tortillas and small dishes of chopped chile serranos, finely chopped onion and wedges of lime for each person to help himself, along with Salsa de Tomate Verde Cruda to be eaten with tortillas.

Menudo Recipe #2:

The following recipe was provided by David Courtland and is an easier one to follow.

3 pounds tripe
3 pounds nixtamal (hominy) frozen, not canned
3 pounds pigs feet (not calves) cut into quarters
1 large onion diced
1 bunch green onion cut up in 1/4" pieces
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
2 tablespoons Oregano
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 head of garlic
2 tablespoons salt

Wash tripe thoroughly, remove excess fat and cut into bite sized pieces, wash nixtamal and pigs feet well and combine all ingredient in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer slowly until corn opens and is cooked (not overcooked). Skim off grease. It is best if you can refrigerate it in order to remove all grease.

Serve with fresh cilantro, chopped green onion, chiltepin, limon and toasted bolillos.

Buen provecho!!

Here are a few good links for future reference: