Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Golf Tournament this Weekend!

Sat/June 10 Elfego Baca Shootout, 6 a.m. — Tech Golf Course. One-hole novelty event, played from the top of "M" Mountain.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Are you watching Live 8?

Ask the G8 leaders to help make poverty history! Watch the concerts and add your voice! 1:40 PM Update: Paste this link into media player if you have problems...

Friday, May 06, 2005

Did anyone else notice that these cities are home to the states 3 Universities?

Arizona is home to three of the country's better cities in which to live and work, according to Forbes Magazine. [The Business Journal of Phoenix]

Worth a read...

Bet you didn't know the oldest continually inhabited community in the country was in Arizona! (It's not Hotevilla, but it's close to Hotevilla.)
In the small village of Hotevilla, which boasts some of the longest continuously inhabited structures in the United States, a new house has been built. Understanding culture, law key to construction on reservation [ | news]

This is very cool...

What if your car could communicate with the highway and alert you that there's a red light ahead? Or maybe turn the light green as you approach? [ | news]

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

12-hours... not nearly enough

You can barely scratch the surface... hell the participants probably didn't even get hungry during the program.
Fifty Arizona State University students took part in Camp Refugee, a 12-hour overnight program at ASU designed to bring attention to the realities of refugee life in countries like Cambodia, Somalia and Sudan. [ | news]

This is the kind of thing that should never happen...

It's bad for the Army, it's bad for the country, and most of all it's bad for the cause to which he gave his life!
The Army investigator who looked into the death of former Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman found that he was killed by his fellow Rangers in an act of "gross negligence," but officials decided not to inform Tillman's family or the public until weeks after a nationally televised memorial service. * Pat Tillman special tribute page [ | news]

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

This is such a great idea...

Especially for those people like our state legislators who have a second home in the cooler parts of the state where they can spend as much time as possible during the heat of the summer and save 10 cents a gallon while doing it!
Lawmakers are looking to give Arizona drivers some relief from high fuel prices this summer with a 10-cent-per-gallon rebate on gas taxes. [ | news]

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

How about a simple pot of Pinto Beans for this week's Recipe Carnival

With all of the Mexican food recipes I've done so far, I thought I should add this as a side dish. Cooking a good pot of beans is not as simple as you may expect, there are some important things to consider such as sorting out the discolored or broken beans, the freshness of the beans, when to add salt, and soaking the beans before cooking. Here's how I do it...
  • pinto beans
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • water
  • salt
  1. sort out broken and discolored beans and any rocks that may be packaged with them
  2. rinse in a colander under cold running water
  3. in a pressure cooker, cover beans with at least an inch and a half to two inches of water and bring up to pressure
  4. turn off the heat, let the pressure subside, and re-rinse the beans in the colander (optionally, you could soak the beans over night in cold water)
  5. add the beans back to the pressure cooker and cover with at least an inch and a half to two inches of water
  6. add garlic cloves
  7. bring up to pressure and cook for 40 to 50 minutes at pressure
  8. turn off the heat, let the pressure subside
  9. salt to taste after beans are done cooking(Salt will harden the beans during cooking)
Traditionally, lard would be added while cooking, but I think they come out great with just the garlic. For a little variation try adding salsa or green or red chili when serving. Additionally, you can mash them and re-fry them (to reduce the liquid present) for burritos. Enjoy!

Previous entries:
Welsh Pancakes
Pan Fried Steak with Red Wine Reduction
Hot Peanut Chicken Stir Fry
Uncle Dave's Green Chili Stew
Corned Beef from Scratch
Canton Beef and vegetable soup
Enchilada Pie
Taco Tangle's

Friday, April 15, 2005

A brief interlude...

I was getting gas after dinner this evening... What do you think of the view? Posted by Hello

What I'm reading...

I highly recommend this book... Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 14, 2005

This is pretty funny...

Three species of 'Slime Mold beetles'!
Reuters - President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld can now also be called bushi, cheneyi and rumsfeldi, or simply slime-mold beetles. [Yahoo! News: Reader Ratings]

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Comming to you live and with broadband ;-)

This is pretty cool!
The never-ending roller coaster of emotions for the parents of deceased war hero Lori Piestewa has reached a new high.  Extreme Makeover touched by Gilbert girl's selflessness * Mom, Hopi, hero: Piestewa an icon [ | news]

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

I love getting comments like this one!

This was from the Taco Tangle recipe
We made these for lunch today and everyone loved them! I even found the El Pato sauce at the grocery store here in Georgia. Thanks for a quick, easy, and very tasty recipe. [Comments for drublin00 -]


The Valley is gearing up for playoff NBA action, and the Phoenix Suns are now selling first-round NBA playoffs tickets. [Latest news from The Business Journal of Phoenix]

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

I'm back...

Just in the nick of time too... does anyone else find it odd that armed guards would not have permission to shoot to kill? What's the point of being armed if your not allowed to shoot?

Kinda reminds me of Barney Fife and the one bullet he kept in his pocket!
The Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Janet Napolitano a bill that would authorize private security guards to shoot and kill to protect the Palo Verde nuclear plant. [ | news]

Thursday, March 17, 2005

This is worth a read

These kids did some impressive stuff!
One 14-year-old researcher discovered contamination in water at a local school and a city park. Another built his own radio - and it outperformed a store model. Those are just a couple of the [Tucson Region]

Wednesday, March 16, 2005