Monday, June 25, 2012

#109 - Grandmammy Pappy's

Not even sure if it's any good.

Get all the tastiness right here.

Sorry about the glitchiness last week. Something kooky happened during the upload.  The rest of the show is here.  Can you hear me?  Anyone?

Survived my birthday week and it didn't hurt so bad.  It is truly amazing what you can get used to in life. I truly believe that. Part of maturing is letting go of all the silly details of life you thought were essential.  Turns out that a lot of things are merely cosmetic.

In that vein, watching HGTV should be mandatory.  Not because of the programming; for the theme.  Guess what?  You can't have it all.  But, what you can do is pretty up what you have and you will be quite satisfied. On second thought, forget TV.  That should be taught in school.

thanks,
jim

Monday, June 18, 2012

#108 - The Story About The Fried Chicken Bowl

Hamburger-looking chewing tobacco gum.

Sop this up with a biscuit here.

My tomatoes are coming along nicely. I used Mr. Internet this year to discover that I've not only been watering them in the incorrect manner, I have been over-watering.  We'll see what happens when I go by the book.

I have a smoker coming to my house as a gift for my birthday.  I'm already imagining the amount of crap I can smoke with this thing.  It's ridiculous how excited I can get about this stuff, but as these food shows will reveal, it is the truth.  Me likey food.

enjoy, taste the rainbow, be a part of the pepsi generation, it's what's for dinner, grab life by the bottle, 

jim

Monday, June 11, 2012

#107 - Get This Guy A Candy Bar So He Doesn’t Have To Die

...and from under the table, I might add.

Obtain your necessary nutrients here.

Summer is just around the corner.  For most of the country, it's been here and made it's presence known.  In Oregon, even the seasons are laid back.  Winter eases into spring, and spring follows suit. 

My goal this year is to face it head on, and do my best to enjoy what I can.  That seems sane and easy. For so long I put pressure on myself because of my kids and culture in general; a type of recreational performance anxiety.  Now I'm trying to think: If there's a picnic to have, go.  If there is a trail to hike, do it.  If there's a chance to enjoy downtown, get in the car.  If not, I'll hang back.

It's still mostly job hunting and budgeting for me now anyway.  But that's no excuse to not rub some sunshine on my face.

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Food-oriented podcast coming up next week.  Podcaster also turning 40 next week. I guess that's a thing.

enjoy-
-jim

Monday, June 4, 2012

#106 - A Gorilla Knows This Sucks


It's easy to have fun here.

With all this talk of fun, why not partake here?

I swear I could make an entire podcast about food.  I know there are thousands of them already, but my life seems to revolve around food and being an opinionated human, I have plenty to say.  I think I just need to have a Food Minute for some shows.  Maybe a Food Corner.  Eating Time?  I'll work on the title later.

My wife and I will have conversations about food while we're eating dinner and watching the Food Network at the same time.  My brain is trying it's darnedest to shame mew for this; because we are a nation obsessed with food, and too much is just obsessive.  I agree.  Well, I don't agree.  We are a nation obsessed with eating and consuming.  Not food. Well prepared, fresh, original and traditional meals are what we're lacking.  If we could manage our plate and serving sizes, then food itself isn't the problem.  

But I love telling people I am into Greek food right now.  My wife has a killer fried chicken recipe.  Brining chicken has changed our dinners forever.  I'm completely tired of cucumbers, but I can't get enough cauliflower.   And so much more.  Okay, I think I convinced myself.  I'll have to stick it in there somewhere.  I'm glad we had this chat.

Enjoy -

jim