Archive for May 24, 2013


It’s been 5:30 all day…

saturdayMy wall clock stopped at 5:30am, so whenever I look at the clock it’s 5:30. Horribly disconcerting, because I am no nearer Saturday than I was drinking my first coffee this morning.

To top that, I have just discovered that yesterday’s post didn’t post! It’s still sitting there in ‘draft’… I have no idea what happened.

I have just posted it, so you’re in for two posts today. Oh, you lucky people!

Justice was done, btw. The pork ribs yesterday were just great.

Turned cold again overnight and rained; been cool all day too.

I have just discovered that it is after 3pm, too late to put the roast on for lunch, I’ll have to call it dinner instead. Seasoned pork with crusty cheese on top and roast potatoes of course..

I read today that Richard III was buried in an untidy grave… what did they expect? He’d have a housekeeper? My house would be untidy after centuries too. Wait, it’s untidy after a week, what am I talking about?

Also, Syria is to attend a peace conference… Now that’s a laugh, not for the Syrians though.

gayknot1As from 1st January, the scouts will be happier… well, at least some of them can now be gay.

They probably were anyway, but didn’t tell anybody.

Now the gay ones will want a badge…

I can just see the furore now… non-gay scouts can’t earn the badge!

Then one has to figure out how a gay scout promises to be ‘morally straight’ as required by the scout promise.

I can just imagine the relief of many parents who are aware of their child’s sexual orientation and not entirely comfortable with it. Kid comes home, “It’s okay Mom, I joined the scouts and I promised to be ‘morally straight’.” The Boys Scouts have achieved what the Bible couldn’t.

Pandora’s Box was actually a pithos (large jar) – image: Wikipedia

I say all that tongue-in-cheek, because I have a gay step-son who is now 28. He’s surviving besides the fact that his mother tried to get an evangelical church to bash his gayness out of him with the Bible. Didn’t work.

There’s more cans of worms to open on this, but I leave Pandora’s Box alone for now and go and tend to my roast.

Later.

It’s till 5:30…

I must change the battery and let some sanity back into my day.

baked-pork-dry-rubYup, three big pork ribs and potatoes are roasting in the oven. Rubbed the pork ribs with pepper and salt on one side and lemon zest and juice on the other.

There is this wonderful mouth watering smell permeating through the house.

I will rub them with BBQ sauce and stock soon and let that caramelise a little.

In another half hour it will be lunch time and you won’t see me for flying pork bones.

Yesterday I commented on Pope Francis, and I am going to do so again today after reading this…

Pope Francis says atheists can be good

Just do good, and we’ll find a meeting point, says Francis in marked departure from Benedict’s line on non-Catholics

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I think it’s more to the point that atheists think that the Pope might do some good.

I mean up until now popes in general have been a lot of old farts so far out of touch with reality (reality = real + silly) trying to maintain the middle ages, they don’t seem to have got the idea that the world has moved on and the church needs to change with it.

BTW, there has been nothing more in the news about that ‘exorcism’ thingy, it seems to have disappeared, not happened.

I went to the supermarket this morning, hence food in the fridge. I saw a pack of lovely big camarão (shrimps). They looked so delicious and just seemed to fall into the shopping cart. Boy, did I get a surprise when the girl ran them over the scanner… R$36. They will be saved for a special occasion with a good bottle of wine.

I went to the supermarket yesterday too; different supermarket and bought some wine and stuff. That was an expensive shop too, but I didn’t buy anything as extravagant as those shrimps.

Oh, here’s my new coffee table in operation.

acoffeetable

Works well.

Must go and do justice to some pork ribs…

Later.

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