Been playing cornhole!

by MrChrister

Got a new game to play. You need some plywood and some bags of corn.

I have been playing this game in backyards all over Southern Oregon, and ever since I found it on a camping trip it is faithfully consumed my entire life.

I have now been a part of building two complete sets, at a cost of about $40 each. This habit is cheaper than drugs, and the high last longer. If only I could play JUST ONE MORE ROUND I could get good enough to beat the shooter in our group

If you want to play, check out the web or keep checking here for updates.


Carmel Corn

by MrChrister

Without further ado, here is the way to make it. You will need

  • 1 brown paper bag.
  • About 2 1/2 poppers of popped corn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (a stick)
  • 1/4 cup light syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Pop about 6 inches of popped corn in the large brown paper bag. Next combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in a skillet and bring that to a boil. You will need to cook it while boiling for 2 minutes while boiling. After the time is up, add baking soda and vanilla and stir well until you mixture is smooth. Not too much stirring, because you need it rather liquidy. Pour your syrup over popcorn in bag, and stir it up with a spoon, and give the bag a hearty shake.

Now microwave the bag for 1 1/2 minutes and shake it up again. Turn the bag over and microwave for another 1 1/2 minutes and shake for the last time. Pour the corn into a bowl. If you haven’t eaten most of it already, wait until it is dry and store in air tight container.

p.s. The syrups gets hotter than an egg in the desert. So just you watch it.

p.p.s. I wish I had a category for delicious


Thinking about buying a house where I live?

by MrChrister

It is a pretty nice house. Well built. Sturdy. The carpet is a deep purple, which isn’t for me, but it feels nice. I would assume if you like dark colors or classic rock you are looking at a winner here.

There is a pool in the backyard. Yes, an above ground jobbie, BUT IT HAS A DEEP END. 6ft. I like it. In fact, I don’t think the house will be for sale this summer because I’d like to keep that pool as global warming pushes the temperature over 1,000,000 degrees.

And it is close to the Black Bird. There is some pretty junky stuff, but MAN, it is the Blackbird. it is huge and rad.


I redid the HTML for crappy roommate

by MrChrister

All the pages are pretty clean. I still need to fight the middle ones to get them to validate, but other than that I am golden. It irks me that I can’t figure out how to get the Google javascript to validate. I probably need to go back through the site and get into XHTML*.

I don’t want to redo the whole site again. You readers need to click some links. C’mon Google agreed to pay me if you look at these ads for water damage repair.

*Just kidding. XHTML is the holy chalice, it doesn’t really exist.


Monkey to the sea, squids for the lose

by MrChrister

Step 1 of the plan:

The monkeys have spears. Do I need to spell this one out for you? The MONKEYS have SPEARS. This is not a drill. Who amongst us has not heard or worse seen a monkey hurl its doody at a person or a crowd. Monkeys, chimps, gorillas…. they do not like us. It might be jealousy of our television, it might be anger at it. To me, it doesn’t really matter.

Step 2 of the plan:

Sink holes. Big ones. This is really just a secondary step. It makes the retreat harder, basically setting us up as sitting ducks for the spear monkey army. Having to dodge this pit of death will only make the monkey’s happy. I would even go so far as to suggest we drop the term “sitting duck” and make it “sitting human”, cause this is how it will break down. Plus, if mother Earth decides that there are to many monkey casualties (cause you know some fool will fight back) then the earth will just start swallowing our tanks. It is more or less flawless.

Step 3 of the plan:

Three parter. The end result is annihilation via the sea. Seeing as how swimming isn’t really a sport or an exercise, but a struggle for life, it is clear humans don’t belong in the ocean. Not for long periods of time. We turn prune-y. We flail and splash, and all but the best of us go very very slow. Ideal for being eaten, not so hot if survival is your bag. Warm water or cold water, we are done for.

  1. Giants squids Box jelly fish Mean squids

Lets not even get started on the virgin birth hammerhead shark. If it was immaculate conception, then I would have to say Sting Rays: 2 Evil:0.

The only salvation:

BEFRIEND THE STINGRAY. They are basically cool looking. They take no guff, they kill what needs killing and if you are chill, they will let you ride on them. They aren’t two face like dolphins. The sting ray are our only hope. We need to start breeding programs, and have the military complex investigate fitting sting rays with lasers and missile launchers. I know you are probably think attack bears with missiles, but by the time we have the technology it might be too late.