If You Follow Me on Social Media

This is a quick guide to where I am on social media and what you can expect to find me doing there. This post will be updated as needed. I have a love/hate relationship with social media. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. Sometimes I hate one social medium most of the time …read more…

Mushrooms Provençale

Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods. You can slice them into a salad, chop them finely and add them to a meatloaf (try it!), roast them, bake them in a bit of beef broth, or simply sauté them in a bit of oil and butter, which is probably the easiest way to turn three …read more…

Field Recordings #1

Recording cows in a field.

A couple of years ago, I bought a Tascam DR-05 recorder. It’s nothing fancy, really—just a handheld recorder that records in stereo. I immediately became intensely interested in recording everything around me. I also learned about “touch noise” which is noise that you get from touching the recorder. Tripods and booms get you around that. …read more…

Throwback Thursday #1

When I first established this blog, I had no idea what to do with it, so I just posted a bunch of funny images (mostly Star Wars memes) I found on a website far, far away. We’re going to go back to those days for just a moment. Anyway, this one time on Reddit, someone posted this: …read more…

The Forest of Spam, Part 4

Just a few things I noticed when looking through my spam folder.

Taco Snack Mix

While traditional Chex Mix is good, the recipe is flexible enough that people never stop tinkering with it. Here’s my version of taco flavored snack mix. Ingredients 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter 1 packet of taco seasoning mix (1.25 oz) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon hot sauce 3 cups wheat squares cereal 3 cups …read more…

What’s Left…

I wrote earlier about the flood that destroyed about a third of my possessions (books, mostly). Until last weekend, I still had two boxes to go through, and I have been dreading doing so. Box one is mostly memorabilia and decorations from Mexico. I still haven’t gotten into that one yet, and when I do, …read more…

All the potatoes belong to us now…

Meerkat

I had a minor health scare that put me in the hospital last Friday. Everyone at work thought I was having a “cardiac event”, so off I went to the hospital. Believe me, there’s nothing—and I am now an expert in this, so you can take this as gospel—absolutely nothing like spending six hours in …read more…

2018 Goals

I learned long ago not to make New Year’s Eve resolutions because they are just something you make in a drunken haze at what is, possibly, the worst night of the year to make decisions. If anything, our culture these days almost encourages people to make bad resolutions or to abandon good ones, just so …read more…

Because Flowcharts Make Everything Clearer

I saw this on John Scalzi’s website and thought it was so brilliant that it was worth copying, except for two things:

  1. That would involve actual work.
  2. Self-appointed copyright experts would come out of the woodwork to tell me that I’m violating his copyright, which I would not be, if I made my own, but these people are both legion and annoying, mainly because their so-called knowledge of copyright relies on their assumptions and something they once read on a website somewhere this one time a while ago. (I actually had one tell me that violating copyright was neither a misdemeanor nor a felony, and when I responded—with actual proof—that yes, Virginia, copyright violation is actually a felony that generally results in fines and penalties rather than prison time—although that is possible—they were amazed.)

Anyway, I try very hard to be a nice person, both here and on social media, but if I do miss the mark, that’s okay because:

  1. It’s my website, and you are free to go elsewhere to be outraged.
  2. It’s my social media account, and you are free to stay out of my mentions.

Have a nice day

 

Published on 13 January 2018 at 2:02 pm

70s Music Break, part 2

Brent Rambo approves by giving a thumbs up and nodding his head.

As a follow-up to my first 70s music break post, here’s some more damn music. I’ve gotta admit, I don’t really remember that one all that well. But it has all the hallmarks of 70s music: polyester, bell bottoms, family quintets, and a real Brady Bunch vibe. To be honest, it’s not a bad song, …read more…

Bacon Potato Cheddar Soup

Bacon potato cheddar soup.

I woke up this morning, and it is summer on Hoth. So, it’s time for soup. So this is happening… The beginning of some beautiful bacon potato cheddar soup. Recipe to follow. #acooking #soup #cheese #bacon #potato #recipes A post shared by Kenneth John Odle (@kj_odle) on Dec 31, 2017 at 10:38am PST This soup …read more…

70s Music Break

Redbone

We need a little break. Here, enjoy some great music. Redbone is probably the best known American Indian rock band. It’s sad they’re not more widely recognized. The Commodores were amazing! I could listen to all their music over and over again. Santana on guitar, Alex Ligertwood on vocals. Great song. This is not the …read more…

Protected: rogue waves, again

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