Thursday, February 07, 2008

Johnny + Joe = BF4ever 2008???

Based on my expertise in mechanical engineering, robotics, and arts & crafts...I predict a McCain/Lieberman ticket in Nov. 2008. Ugly? Yes. But the mixed ticket dealy might be a gimmick people like....yikes! But seriously, how excited can anyone get over Joe Lieberman? Have you EVER heard this guy talk? Bring a book...good thing I have a built in snooze button.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Is it bad to strive for a yoga pose cuz it's beautiful?

Planet Earth...naughty

Watch this...pretty funny.

River Otters

Holy shit! So fucking adorable, brave, and i would totally be into group rubbing...robots have to stay clean and social too.

Savory Oatmeal Griddlecakes (SO GOOD!)

Just had a very nice brunch and found a new recipe...was quite is what i made...adapted from Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian".

Here's what you need:
  • 2 cups cooked oatmeal...steelcut organic irish oats, please
  • butter
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c half/half
  • 1/4 cup flour (i used whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • spices: turmeric, fennel, cumin, etc.
1. Cook onions in 2 Tbsp. butter with salt and pepper until they are well caramelized. Add the peas (maybe carrots would be good too) toward the end of cooking.
2. Heat a heavy skillet on medium-high.
3. Whisk the eggs and milk together. Then add salt, flour, baking powder, and oatmeal. You can also add in curry powder or turmeric, fennel, cumin, and something spicy if you'd like.
4. Cook the griddlecakes like they're small pancakes...about a Tbsp. or two of batter per cake.
5. They're really good with some yogurt sauce...maybe add some raw onion, hot sauce, and cumin to some plain yogurt. mmmmmm

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I'll Believe in Anything

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fuck-it Bucket

I was waiting for my friend Ayron, also robotic, to give me a ride to Bloom last night, and I made a Fuck-it Bucket while I was waiting.

I got the idea from Amy Sedaris. Her little brother Paul makes her a Fuck-It Bucket at christmas every year.

In her words, "
You fill it with candy and just stuff that’ll make you happy, so when you’re feeling down, you just reach back and grab a fist of motherfucking candy!"

Monday, December 11, 2006

Smoky, Spicy Cheese-a-peño Log

Hi everyone. I haven't blogged in a while. There are lots of complicated robot reasons, but I'd rather not get into it now. Also, my camera is in the shop, so I had to take a photograph with my cell phone. :(

Anyway, I got a food processor for my birthday a few weeks ago and have been using it like crazy. I think this is the best kitchen gadget I could have hoped for.

My latest creation is a Smoky, Spicy Cheese-a-peño Log.

Here what you'll need:
  • 1/2 lb cheese - I used pepper jack.
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • a little milk or wine or dry sherry
  • chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • almonds
  • some parsley
I used my food processor, since I love it, but you can do a lot of this by hand.
  1. Grate the cheese. The food processor does it in about 1 second flat.
  2. Swap out the grater attachment and swap in the multi-purpose blade. Turn on the food processor and add in the cream cheese, butter, and a little liquid to get everything lubricated.
  3. Add in the chipotle peppers to adjust to the level of spicyness and color to your robo-liking. I used three peppers and a few tablespoons sauce. Make sure to scrape the sides periodically.
  4. Add in a handful of flat leaf parsley and let the food processor run for a few more seconds until theparsleyy is coarsely chopped.
  5. Scrape out the cheese, put in a covered container and refrigerate for an hour or two. This will firm up your ball, so you can form the log later.
  6. While the cheese is chilling, clean shit up, toast your almonds in the oven or on the stove, and chop them up in the food processor.
  7. Mince another handful of parsley.
  8. Remove the cheese from the fridge, and form it into a pepper shape. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. (Don't form into cheese phallus and make sure it looks jalepeño-like). Roll the bottom into the nuts. Roll the top in the parsley, stick parsley stem in the top, and admire your handiwork.
  9. Serve with pita chips.
  10. Accept compliments. Also accept the fact that you are the hit of the party. Everyone gather around Shawltron!
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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Howard Dean visits!

I was volunteering at the Michigan Democratic campaign office last Friday, and guess who paid us a visit! I tried to ask him about his position on robot suffrage, but it was way too chaotic after his speech. Anyway, Governor, job well done! I support your chairmanship at the DNC and the 50 State Strategy. Keep up the good work!

Monday, July 10, 2006


I know because I saw them holding hands at the aut bar.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Helpful Hints About Robots

So, you may be wondering how to tell if someone is a robot or a human. Here are a few easy ways to tell.

1. Robots often have square shaped pupils, humans have round ones.

2. People usually have funny last names like Redmond, Smith, and Brown. Robots last names are usually numbers. For example, Shawltron 3000.

3. Robots use the metric system. People generally do not.

Those are the main ones, if you want to share other ways to ID robots, please submit a comment!

Sparkytron 3000

This is my cousin Sparkytron 3000. He is the violent, yet domesticated robot that is powered on bacon and ponies. Beware of his circular saw and hot frying pan. The unicycle lower body is a relic of his days in the circus. He is long since liberated from the freak show and lives with his boyfriend, Clippy, the helpful Microsoft paper clip in the West Village.

Robot Santa

This is a Robot joke!