Barbeque Shrimp – Better than wings for football day!

I have a certain ritual reserved for Football Day, that magical day each week in the fall when I get to watch Virginia Tech or another favored team play the noble game of Football. The ritual involves, usually, a beer or three, chips and salsa, hummus and rice crackers and most important of all: buffalo wings.

I’ve gotten wings down to a science, fried just so long in peanut oil, not vegetable oil, for that extra crispness. Sauced using a special blend of off the shelf sauces I keep in a secret location. Dipped in a nice, chunky bleu cheese … Continue reading

You should never bypass that cozy gas station…

Not too long ago, before Hurricane Irene passed through, I was at my parent’s place in Calabash, NC for a weekend of relaxing and riding around with some of my firefighter friends down in Myrtle Beach. Sunday came and it was time to head home, but my plans to leave by 10 AM fell way through because of a line of storms that rolled in… nasty storms… the kind with sideways rain. So I sat until 3PM when the storms finally passed, and the sky was absolutely GORGEOUS… perfectly blue, white puffy clouds, sunny, everything looked clean after a fresh … Continue reading

Around the world with Monkey

I’m currently sitting in the United Airlines Red Carpet Club between terminals C and D at Philly. Why am I here? How did I even get here? Well, the story is rather droll, but it has seen me travel half way around the world, and back on a 2 week Magical Mystery Tour.

It started out with just a trip to Dublin, Ireland for a Sprint with my company. Sprints are just events were the teams get together in one location to work our asses off together and to generally associate physically. Typically, most of us work from our homes, … Continue reading

And we’re back…

So recently, my hosting company suffered the Trifecta of Pain, which, using the philosophy of Excrement Moving According to the Laws of Gravity, my entire site was lost, and because I had grown lazy and stopped making full backups, was otherwise unrecoverable.

As stated in the offline message, this is a tragedy of comic proportions. Nothing I can do about it, so shaking my fist in anger at the sky is not going to change things. So I chose to look at this as a new opportunity. A chance to actually re-build from scratch, start over, and take a new … Continue reading