Monday, March 02, 2009

Watch Where You're Going!, Matters of Life and Death, -and- Every Move You Make

Watch Where You're Going! - bus driver accused of falling asleep at wheel
Matters of Life and Death - lawmakers in two states declare fetuses are people
Every Move You Make - radio chip coming soon to your driver's license?

On this day in history: March 2, 1968 - Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd, after melting his mind with various extremely dangerous drugs. He spends the following years mumbling about pork chops and refrigerators.

Born on this day in history: March 2, 1977 - Chris Martin (1977-) Born Christopher Anthony John Martin on March 2, 1977 in Devon, England. The son of a teacher and an accountant, Martin attended University College London where he met Will Champion, Guy Berryman and Jonny Buckland who would go on to form the band Coldplay.

Scripture of the Day: Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. — Psalm 37:1-2

Video of the Day: wow tenspace - submitted by Cindy

Imagine my surprise when I spotted this bumper sticker on a car this morning while driving to my office! Click to enlarge.

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The Weekend Friday evening, we watched a DVD containing four episodes from season one of "Boston Legal."

The weather was dry and grill-friendly Saturday. I grilled a pork tenderloin and made a batch of Cajun black beans. The tenderloin came from Sav-Mor Foods vacuum sealed and seasoned with Italian herbs. While grilling it, I sprayed it with a mixture of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For the beans, I sautéed a large white onion, diced; two large Jalapeños, diced; a medium habanero, diced; a handful of fresh cilantro leaves; two large cluster tomatoes, diced; two tablespoons garlic, minced; 1/2 bottle of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale; the juice from a can of black beans; two tablespoons of Gebhardt's chili powder; a tablespoon of red pepper flakes; a tablespoon of ground black pepper; four tablespoons of brown sugar; and a handful of jasmine rice in a medium saucepan. When the onions became translucent, I placed the lid on the saucepan and reduced the heat to just above low. This cooked for an hour. I added the black beans, stirred, and reduced the heat to low. This continued to simmer while I grilled the pork tenderloin. It was a delicious meal. Following dinner, we watched a DVD containing another four episodes from season one of "Boston Legal."

Sunday, the weather was most foul. My plans for grilling outdoors could not be realized without great fear of drowning from the torrents of water falling from the sky or being carried off by the fearsome wind. Therefore, I grilled Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the indoor grill. I seasoned the breasts with chicken Monterey seasoning and sprayed them with a mixture of one part extra-virgin olive oil and three parts balsamic vinegar. I grilled five large white mushrooms—spraying them with the olive oil-balsamic vinegar mixture. We also had a salad: Mixed greens, sliced cucumber, sliced white mushroom, julienned red onion, pear tomatoes, and diced red bell pepper. It was a delicious meal.

Following dinner, we watched another DVD containing yet another four episodes from season one of "Boston Legal."