Sunday, July 31, 2011

Giraffe Week

Oh, it's Shark Week you say?

Well Honey Badger don't care.

There is a new deadly animal in town that will be taking over a tv near you summer 2012! This is the official announcement (of the planning, hoping and countless letters sent to Discovery Channel) of Giraffe Week!

Now you may be saying "What cute little thing that looks like E.T.! Where is Drew Barrymore when you need her?" 

But my friends you are DEAD wrong. These deadly creatures can grow up to 20 feet tall and almost 2,000 pounds. 

Surely these animals are close to extinction like most animals in Africa though right? NOPE. Sure they have awesome coats but those coats are actually camouflage. Remember in Land Before Time when Littlefoot finds that "rock" he thought was his mom? Yeah that was actually a Giraffe.
They have been around millions of years, just because of pure badassery. But still today they face a new modern threat, Hunters. Alas, Giraffes don't play around with guns. If you shoot at them you better expect repercussions.

Here you can see a baby Giraffe doing what I call "the kiss of deaf". Where a Giraffe gives you a little kiss (usually with tongue) and then proceeds to strangle you with that long neck.

Luckily, this giraffe was a baby and wasn't able to kill the man.

It's not just the neck you must be worried about though, Giraffes do have horns.

Ever seen them? Probably not. Because they come out only in times of need, and when the Giraffe needs to bring him out he or she usually kills.

Here we have Sarah and Esmee, two brave women who have raised this deadly creature since birth. You can clearly see there the horns come out.

I ask all of you to be cautious around Giraffes. In the last 20 years we have lost 834 people due to Giraffe attacks.

So next time you see this:
Remember the dangers it holds.

(This is totally fictional, so don't try to kill Giraffes...or we will kill you...jk...but seriously.)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

War in Darcie?

I wanted to blog about Darfur and how everyone wants to save it.

But then I thought "Is that to soon?"

Clearly I have decided it is not to soon, and in fact the right time to write a blog. After all before deciding to write this blog I wouldn't have been able to locate Darfur on a map. Don't Judge you couldn't either could you?

Now I will not pretend to be an expert on the subject, to be perfectly honest with you I cannot tell you whether this War in Darfur is still happening or not. Also, before tonight I thought Darfur took place in Asia, in a little country south of China and that the Chinese people used the Darfurians as factory workers to make all of the luxury items American Hotshots pay the Chinese to make.

Clearly I was wrong for once.

Apparently Darfur is in Africa.

This is news to me, if you are a reader of my blog in the past you know Africa, the motherland, holds a special place in my heart. So I would like all of this violence and mistreatment and what ever else to be stopped.

This business started in 2003 and so many people have been effected. Now don't get me wrong I don't want to be sending our troupes over their to put a stop to this. We get in peoples business enough we should leave these people be...we have lasted long enough without interrupting.

How could something go on for so long in these modern times?

Beats the hell out of me.

Well all I really know is it should be saved. Because who hasn't seen an add, commercial or flyer trying to save it?

Well here is Goosethetwins helping hand. I will hope that blogging will help spread the word.

I just would go somewhere else to get your factual information.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shephard's Pie. A Harry Potter Recipe

"The day Harry is to spend time in detention with Professor Lockhart (helping him to answer his fan mail), Harry eats his shepherd's pie without much appetite, dreading his upcoming detention. If he could foretell the future, he'd have a lot more on his mind, because during his detention he will hear a terrifying, murderous voice in the walls that no one else can hear (see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 7)."

So this was a pretty easy thing to make and pretty quick too. Because my family is a bunch of picky eaters we left out the onion. I also doubled the recipe but I kept forgetting that I was doubling it and I could add some things undoubled. I also used beef broth instead of chicken because my mom doesn't like chicken.

First thing I did was cook the meat and then peel and cut the potatoes.

Here is the meat, excuse the ugly cup in the background, my little brother has had one to many head injuries.

Now boiling the potatoes and putting all the flavor into the meat.

Time to cook!

Some of the juices from the meat rose up and colored the potatoes

All in all I think this turned out pretty good. I think there wasn't a very good meat to potato ratio but that was my fault. If I made this again I'd probably made something else to eat on the side, like green beans just to give it some color. It was also a bit salty and we probably ate it to fast. It probably should have cooled a bit.

But it was really easy to make and I will probably make it again. Sorry their were not that many pictures, this really wasn't that exciting to make and I didn't have an assistant.

Still a few more posts left! Any guesses what they may be? Thanks for reading and tell your friends!