21 Stone

Posted in Photography on January 12, 2011 by BassNinjaDGrizzly


21 Stone, originally uploaded by dan.orso.

Chips

Posted in Photography on January 12, 2011 by BassNinjaDGrizzly


Chips, originally uploaded by dan.orso.

Edge of the World

Posted in Lyrics, Words with tags on January 10, 2011 by BassNinjaDGrizzly

I’m standing on the edge of the world

I’m standing on the edge of the world

Birds fall from the sky every day

Fish wash up on the shore of the bay

But not like today cause

Its all catching up with me

Its all catching up with me

I’m standin on the edge of the world

I’m standin on the edge of the world

Let the sun come and warm my skin

Let the ash come and lock me in

Where to begin oh

Its all catching up to me

Its all catching up to me

It doesn’t matter what you believe

I’m standin on the edge of the world

I’m standin on the edge of the world

I was never one to believe in sin

If evil’s punished then does anyone win?

Turn the other cheek and walk away

But is that possible in our world today?

Don’t even try to pray cause

It’s all catching up to me

It’s all catching up to me

It doesn’t matter what you believe

I’m standin on the edge of the world

I’m standin on the edge of the world

Birds fall from the sky every day

Fish wash up on the shore of the bay

What can we say but

Its all catching up to me

I Love StopMotion

Posted in Art, Art Appreciation, Music, Music Appreciation with tags , , , on January 10, 2011 by BassNinjaDGrizzly



Holiday Blizzard Gumbo

Posted in Food, Original Food with tags , , on December 27, 2010 by BassNinjaDGrizzly

First time making gumbo. Can’t wait to do it again! It came out so damn good. You can really throw in whatever you want within reason

I started by making a rue in my pot with some oil, butter, and flour

At the same time I caramelized some onions and garlic in a saute pan

At the same time get some water boiling for rice in another pot (barley is really good too)

I then whisked chicken and beef broth in to combine with the rue to create the thick soup base. Add tomato pure, carrots, celery, chillies, the onions and garlic. Add thyme, bay leaves, salt, pepper, oregano, old bay.

Add long grain rice to boiling water. Add lid, simmer for about 40 minutes

Sear some chicken breasts in olive oil with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Slice into bite sized pieces, toss in soup

Sear shrimp in same pan with some old bay and olive oil. Toss in pot

Sear some andouille sausage or kielbasa. Slice in chunks, toss in pot

Toss mushrooms in pan, deglaze with dark beer. Add to pot

Medium-high til meats are cooked through

You can either add the rice while its still a little hard or cook it how you like it and ladle the gumbo over top

Takes about an hour all together. Well worth it

Climbing Wall in Tokyo Fitness Club

Posted in Art, Art Appreciation, Design, news with tags on November 19, 2010 by BassNinjaDGrizzly

http://freshome.com/2010/11/18/unworldly-fitness-climbing-wall-with-odd-challenges-in-tokyo/

This indoor climbing wall is in the Illoiha Omotesando fitness club in Tokyo. Designer Nendodeveloped a design that uses the mismatch between a rugged outdoor sport and Tokyo’s fashion district to its advantage.” He hopes that his “uniquely Omotesando-style climbing wall inspires newcomers to try out the sport, and starts a new wave in fitness with style.”

I’m a big fan of indoor climbing walls in general. After watching the movie Richie Riche as a kid, I liked to imagine how I would create my own dream mansion. I wanted to position a climbing wall near a balcony (similar to Nendo’s design) so you would have a choice to either use the stairs or take to the wall. Climbing is a great exercise and a lot of fun.

Leaves

Posted in Adventures, Photography with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2010 by BassNinjaDGrizzly

leaves, originally uploaded by dan.orso.