Monday, September 12, 2011

Football Sunday...

It is so nice to have football back...I feel like my Sundays are complete again. Saturday we swang by Bisher's in Poway to pick up a Pork Shoulder....Pretty stoked on that place. They had a few things in the meat counter that I definitely want to go back and give a run for their money...errr I guess a run for my money.

Seasoned up the pork butt Saturday afternoon...Vacuum sealed it...Tossed it in the fridge to wait it's turn in the slow cooker. Tossed it in around midnight and pulled it out around noon on Sunday. I feel like I now know what being tortured is like...The whole house smelled amazing all day! Pulled the meat out...Shredded it up and tossed it in the oven to get a nice crunchy carnitas texture going on. I am pretty stoked on how it turned out...Next time I'll use a little less cinnamon and add my cilantro a little earlier in the slow cooker...and maybe add a little lime while I am at it.

Laid around on the couch for the morning games, enjoying the free preview of NFL RedZone. Eh...I think I enjoyed it...It was nice to see highlights but it was almost a little too chaotic. But I still enjoyed it. Then we showered up and cruised down to OB to Damien and Angelina's to watch the afternoon game and knock back a few tacos.

After the game we cruised down to the backyard for some quality bag tossing and a few more frosty beverages. It was a pretty solid welcome back to the NFL. I missed you old friend. Damien and Angelina...Thanks for having us over!

Kayaking - Mission Bay...

Friday Afternoon Meggy and I took the kayak down to Mission Bay for our first trip on the water together. Beautiful day out! We launched from Ventura Cove then paddled over to Santa Barbara Cove and enjoyed a frosty tall CL Smooth.

Once we got that all situated we cruise back by Ventura Cove under the Mission Bay Drive bridge towards Bonita Cove and made a u-turn back to Vacation Isle for a few cocktails @ Paradise Point's Barefoot Bar & Grill. Docked the kayak...Had a few cocktails...Enjoyed the view and then hit the water back to Ventura Cove to load up and call it a day.

Super stoked that we have the option to do that now...Great way to spend the day!

Power Outage...

Minding our own business at work last week and all of a sudden...Darkness...No power. There is quite a bit of demand for electricity when using computers...So that kinda slowed down the progress on any work. We stuck around a little while expecting it to pop right back on like it normally does. After about 45 minutes of sitting around in a dark office we got cut loose. By that time so had everyone else in our little tech triangle. It was bumper to bumper just getting out of our parking lot...not to mention all of the traffic on the side streets and freeways.

We decided to go walkabout and see what we could see. Karl Strauss - Closed - Terrible business decision...Places like that should embrace helping out their neighbors in a time of need. So we cruised down the hill to the liquor store - Closed - I get that one. If looting starts...They usually get jacked first. We were just about to leave when we remembered they have a back door in the alley. We snuck our heads in and told them we needed two 18-packs and we had cash. Pro-Tip: Liquor Stores love cash. Success!

Once we got back to work we immediately sought out higher ground...We set up on top of a hill with a view of all possible routes of invasion. We had a swarm of humongous spiders protecting the East and a poodle to fend off anyone that made it through the initial guard post.

We wrapped up all of our liquid refreshments while waiting for traffic to finally die down and then we all hit the road. Every man for himself. I made it home with out too much trouble. Got home and Megan had the house all decked out in candles and was enjoying a frosty beverage in the backyard.

Megan and I cruised over to our neighbors to see how they were holding up...They were hanging out in the driveway reaping the benefits of Mike's Snap-On truck and all of it's power options. Before we knew it we were blending up margaritas and grilling sausages in the driveway. We had a great time!

I'm not going to lie...I liked having the power gone for a little while. It was fun hanging out with everyone and it was also a good little wake up call on how dependent we are on electricity and the power company.