Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lights Camera Action - What Type of Movie Would Your Life Be

Wednesday August 26th, 2009

Lights Camera Action - What Type of Movie Would Your Life Be ?

Hey ...Life is like a movie sometimes. I know mine is. It just depends on your perspective ...what will my life be today. Action , Drama, Romantic Comedy, Horror or all the above. My life lately has been a combo of Theatre of the Absurd and Cinema Verite.

I really wouldn't want it any other way. Life to short to make bad cinema. So put on your directors hats. Write that great script that will be your movie which is your life ...and yell action on the that adventure to tell the grandkids.

The last couple of days ...have been kinda slow but productive. I have been doing a little consulting for two events coming up. One a Art show / Breast Cancer Fundraiser two a socialmedia unconference - who main the thesis topic is Media Democracy...heady stuff oh I love it.

I am off to assist some colleagues on a video shoot tonight which should be a blast.

Speaking of Movies...Saw Inglorious Basterds ...a nice reinvention on a tire old topic. Not your typical WWII movie ...not your typical Taratino Movie also


Heal your life the movie

What Type of Movie Would Your Life Be?

Recipe Of The Day :

As Good As it Gets
" Step on a Cracked Crab Noodle Salad

Next time you get a seafood salad compulsion, mix up this delicious crabmeat dish. Then, wash the dishes over and over again until you are satisfied that they're really clean.

You will need:

* 1/2 cup chopped and toasted peanuts
* 1/4 cup peanut oil
* 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
* 3 tablespoons lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
* 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
* 2 teaspoons minced garlic
* 1 1/2 lbs. lump crabmeat (not imitation "krab" meat)
* 1/2 lb. asparagus, sliced on the diagonal
* 1/2 lb. snow peas
* 1/8 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
* 2 cups thinly sliced scallions
* 1 yellow or red bell pepper, thinly sliced
* 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
* 1 lb. vermicelli or spaghetti
* 1 uncontrollable, compulsive need to cook


1. Make dressing: Combine, peanut oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, freshly grated ginger minced garlic, and 2 tablespoons of the toasted peanuts in a mixing bowl. Whisk together and refrigerate until use.

2. Toss the crabmeat with 2 tablespoons of the dressing and refrigerate.

3. Blanch asparagus and snow peas for no more than 45 seconds. Immediately plunge into ice water, remove, blot dry, and refrigerate until use.

4. Cook pasta until al dente, rinse with cold water; drain and toss with the sesame oil, asparagus, snow peas, scallions, peppers, and half of the dressing.

5. Top pasta with crab, cilantro, the remaining peanuts, and more dressing as desired.

6. Make certain to include at least one obsessive-compulsive in your guest list. (At least you know the dishes will get washed, and washed, and washed, and washed?)

Serves 4

10 Days - Comfortabley Numb

Wednesday August 26th, 2009
10 Days

It's hard to believe that 10 Days have passed already. It has been an interesting mindscrew for me. The emotional and psychological upheaval the spiritual reflection and introspection the challenge and success of writing and adhering to this task and commitment to this task thus far.

So I sit here writing with a calm, but not totally satisfied with the results yet. I am pondering has the 30 day fast actually made any difference, has it changed me in anyway, or has it just me more aware that I am lying to myself and this challenge is a frivolous exercise in futility.

I think that it has changed me. I think it has made more aware. I think it has open my mind and heart the concept that ridding yourself self from toxic habits is paramount to your personal growth and spiritual evolution as it were.

I am not completely in a state of bliss or dreadfully unhappy...I am in a sort of in middle earth ...complacent and confused ...not really confused. I am trying to figure out what's next. Am I comfortable Numb. Are you ask yourself ? Is that a good thing or bad...quote unquote.

I guess that depends on me, you, us !! " Is it nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to oppose them " Hamlet

" To Be or Not to Be that is the Question " Hamlet

Peace be with you

Be well

Recipe of The Day :

Cod with Paprika & Potatoes

So Easy Spicy Cod - This is without a doubt one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. However we bet no-one will know if you don’t tell, tastes like something from a restauraunt.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4
Main Ingredient: Cod
Difficulty Level: 1
Ingredients to make So Easy Spicy Cod

1 1/2 pounds cod fillets
2 cups salsa
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Directions to make So Easy Spicy Cod
Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2:

Rinse and dry cod fillets. Place fillets in a lightly greased casserole dish. Pour salsa over fish. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper.
Step 3:

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm over rice.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

30 Day Fast 7 - 8 - Am I a Hater ?

30 Day Fast - Reformat – Reboot and Rejuvenate in search of the truth about me.

Sunday and Monday August 23rd + 24th , 2009

Day 7 - 8 - Am I A Hater ?

(Attention Word Nazis - These blog post are done half conscience at midnight - fast and unedited to keep with the raw and pure truth of the intention of project...If the mosaic stream of conscientiousness and grammar offense you too bad...LOL)

Hey Gals & Guys

Good morning and welcome to my diary of navel gazing , and extreme ranting. It is technically day 8 on this emotional journey to wholeness. I have to say it's been an interesting ride. I learnt lots and hope to learn more. Let's see if I can apply it.

So far I've had a 50/50 success. I have now just added to the mix the concept of eating before 6 am and then eating after 6pm. Just for fun. An act of discipline.
I don't know how long i'll do it for - but I hoping to make for the month. LOL

I am not putting as much pressure on my self now as I did when I first started.
I think I am getting more comfortable in my own skin again. The experience to date all though it has had it's ups and downs, has been eye opening.

Last night for example - I had a blow up of complete un-rationality... It was so random that it was funny and sad at the same time. I was embarrased by my behavior
so much that I left. What triggered it and why the residual anger. I am working it through today. I am in a better place. I am aware and that is the first step.

I thank you all..for the support encouragement and advice.

Peace be with you !!

Please see links below for some interesting reads. !!

Residual Anger :

Why Be Angry :

Empowered Dating :

How to Know If It's Time to Go :

What's Your Love Type :

Recipe Of The Day :

Jicama Salad with Cilantro and Lime


* 2 pounds jicama, peeled and julienned
* 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1/4 cup lime juice

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1. Combine the julienned jicama, chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle with lime juice and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve

Artichoke Ribbons with Asparagus, Snap Peas and Avocado :

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