Month: November 2012

Random photo of the day – November 30, 2012

Pork, the other white meat.  It’s has to me at least a very transparent taste, and it absorbs flavour like no other.  This is pretty much über bacon, pork belly, so good, so tasty so deliciously bad for you.

This was one of our entrees this past thanksgiving, and it was oh-so-delicious.  Perfect compliment to the turkey.



(Technically Not An) Earworm: Mash ups. I’m impressed.

Just wanted to let you guys hear this tidbit I discovered whilst browsing the vast inter webs. Feel free to right click this link and listen to the sheer impressiveness.
Gangnam Style/Disco/Beethoven Mash Up

Random photo of the day – November 27, 2012 – Flickr Edition

It’s been a while since I posted a random photo.  Just been behind on a few things.  In any case, here is an oldy.  It snowed a bit today, and reminded me of some older snow scenes that I’ve taken. And looking through my older shots, I saw this one.

Shot with my old Pentax K10D and Pentax’s DA 10-17mm Fisheye.


Pentax K10D
Pentax DA 10-17mm FE
10 mm
ISO 400


Shooting snowy scenes always gives me this calming effect, the quietness, the serenity of everything after a fresh snow fall gives you this peace from with in.  At least with me.  I hope you enjoyed.

Earworm: Peanut’s Theme – Vince Guiraldi

Tis’ the season right?  Since Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s safe to start posting some Christmas type things, and to start off I’d like to present to you a timeless classic, the Peanut’s Theme.

I heard this while I was walking in at Starbucks, and I can’t stop humming it.  It’s such a soothing piece, and it more ways than one, calming.  We are in the home stretch, and hopefully, the Mayan’s are wrong, and we’ll see past December 12th.

Earworm: “I Would Do Anything For You” by Foster the People

Indie music. Fun, experimental sounds that grab your attention.

I’ve fallen in love (with indie music) and it’s better than before… and this is one of the songs that I recently discovered with Spotify.

Foster the People gained mainstream success in the past year with the song Pumped Up Kicks, but most of the people I know don’t even bother to look into the rest of a band’s music if they like the sound of one song.

Have a listen, bros! To me, it isn’t just an Earworm, but an eargasm as well. Let us know down in the comments section what you think of the song!

Black Friday 2012 – Recap

Black Friday came and went, and what has become a tradition between Patrick and I, it was a fun, and entertaining way to find some good deals, and just do some people watching.  I normally plan on buying any one specific item on black Friday’s, only stuff that I come across, and see it as a steal.  We did make a short list based on leaked black Friday ads, and we specifically went to grab those items first before perusing for other deals.  I pretty much got most of the items on my list, and knocked off some due to other deals that we came across.

My short list: (Items in Yellow were bought, in Red, it’s still at the store)

best buy

roku hd player $40

windows 8 pro $55

siriusxm onyx $30 (dumped cause of PS3-D Monitor)


Brave $9 (dumped for Toy’s R Us Deal) (toys r us 15$)

rival hand mixer $4 (sold out)

storage bench $29 (didn’t bother)

home depot

 head lamp coast $10 

commercial electric led mini work light $4.88 (dumped just because)

husky 2 ton hydro jack $20.00 2x (only bought 1)


Kingston 120 gb SSD $80 (low end drive, better one can be had from Newegg at around the same price)


kobalt double drive $20 (only $5.00 savings, can be put on xmas list)

Radio Shack

32gb san disk usb 9.99

klipsch $25

game stop 

ghost recon $25 (can wait for it to drop $20.00 in the future)

preowned knect $40 (dumped because of PS3-D Monitor)

All in all, it was a pretty good Black Friday.  I was able to pick up a handful of Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars to add to my collection, as well as a Hand Mixer, that was not really on sale.

My plans for buying a TV and a Laptop didn’t really come through, as I didn’t see a deal on a TV that was close to what I was looking for, and Laptops or computers in general seems to be the hot ticket item(s) this year.

Let’s see how I do next year.

Sony PS3-D MOnitor $99.00 – Best Buy (from $188.00)
Roku HD Player $40.00 – Best Buy (from $70.00)
San Disk 32 GB Flash Drive $10.00 – Radio Shack
Klipsch S3 Buds $24.99 – Radio Shack
Head Lamp $10.00 – Home Depot
Not shown:
Windows 8 Pro $60.00 – Best Buy (from $$80.00)
2-Ton Floor Jack $20.00 – Home Depot