Honey… Honey… No really you want honey?

Sooo eating at one of my favorite restaurants here in the Sandbox I had the oddest thing happen to me…  We were finishing up with dinner of some Shish Tawooq sandwiches and this guy whom I’ve seen there a few times slides up to our table and starts miming something in front of his belly in the rough shape of a jar and then it gets weird, he starts asking if I like honey…  Now normally I’m not into guys or honey, but this was a moment in time you can’t just make a flash decision and go with the norm.  The dude was offering me honey!  So I did what any normal human would do when presented with a dude miming a jar of honey in front of himself, I said "no I’m ok?"  Which roughly translates into "Yes, I would like you to bring me a jar of contraband honey and shove it into my shopping bag."  He then proceeded to shove the jar into my bag and I gave him some QAR and we went out the door with my contraband honey…

I’ll have to report later if the honey is any good or if I’ve been arrested for buying contraband honey…

A great list…

If you want to enrage a conservative, I suggest saying the following:

1. A Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Jesus healed the sick and helped the poor, for free. […]
6. The Founding Fathers were liberals.
7. Fascism is a right-wing trait. […]
10. Reagan raised taxes eleven times as President.
11. Reagan legalized abortion as Governor of California.
12. Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency.
13. Ronald Reagan supported gun control. […]
24. Hate is not a Christian virtue. […]
26. Republicans spend MORE money than Democrats. […]
29. The Constitution is the law, NOT the Bible.
30. Sharia law doesn’t exist in America.
31. The President is NOT a Muslim.
32. Corporations are NOT people. People are people.
33. Fox News isn’t real news, it’s just a racist, sexist, hateful, right-wing propaganda machine.
34. The Federal Reserve was a Republican idea.
35. Women are equal citizens who deserve equal rights. […]
37. Abortion is a relevant medical procedure, just ask Rick Santorum.
38. Please use spell check.
39. It’s “pundit”, not “pundint”.
40. Social Security is solvent through 2038. […]
42. Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a conservative leaning Supreme Court. […]
45. Barack Obama ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden. It took him two and half years to do what Bush couldn’t do in eight. […]
47. 9/11 happened on George W. Bush’s watch, therefore he did NOT keep America safe. […]
49. Separation of church and state is in the Constitution, it’s called the First Amendment.
50. Muslims are protected by the Constitution, just as much as Christians. […]
53. America is a nation of immigrants, therefore we are all anchor babies.
54. The white race isn’t disappearing, it’s evolving. […]
56. Evolution is real.
57. The Earth is 4.54 billion years old, not 6,000.
58. The Founding Fathers did not free the slaves.
59. The Revolution was NOT fought over slavery.
60. Paul Revere warned the Americans, NOT the British.
61. Federal law trumps state law.
62. The Civil War was about slavery, NOT state’s rights.
63. Corporations care more about profits than they do about people.
64. Getting out of a recession requires government spending.
65. Glenn Beck is a nut-job. […]
67. Republicans don’t want to pay for your birth control, but they want you to pay for their Viagra.
68. Republicans actually NEED Viagra.
69. Fox News is owned by an Australian and has a Saudi prince as an investor.
70. Republicans complain about immigrants taking American jobs, then freely give American jobs to foreigners overseas. […]
72. Labor unions built this country. […]
77. Republicans only care about children BEFORE they are born. […]
82. Churches should stay out of politics, or be taxed. […]
88. The current corporate tax rate is the lowest in 60 years, so stop whining about it being too high. […]
98. Republicans say teachers are union thugs, then proceed to rape and mug the entire middle class on behalf of corporations.
99. Republicans think rape isn’t a crime, but miscarriages are.
[…]

Bottom line? If you want to anger a conservative, tell them the truth.

Recipes

A friend made this for me the other night, and holy crap it’s awesome!

  • 5 – Shallots
  • 5-10 Red chilly (depending on how hot you want it)
  • 10 Big red / green chilies
  • Lemon Grass sticks
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

Chop / Blend the shallots, red chilies, big chilies and turmeric together.  Smash the lemon grass, stir all the blended ingredients (till it smells good).

This sauce is good with beef, shrimp or chicken.  You cook everything together in a large pot and add water as needed.

And the list goes on….

Being back in the sandbox has been interesting…  It’s only been three weeks and I already think I may have bitten off more than I can chew.  I have a green crew, with a few that have some good experience that will hopefully be able to help the others along.  There are other issues at hand in the wide world of work, but nothing I can really talk about, just that they have potential to blow up in my face.

With all the work stuff, I’m still happy to be back in the sandbox!  The weather isn’t as bad as I remember, it’s hot, but not unreasonable.  The apartment we’ve moved into is completely ridiculous, it’s massive with two floors and four bedrooms.  The kitchen is of a good size and the bedrooms are setup in a way that makes them pretty private.  They were nice enough to give me the "master" which really just means I have enough space to play squash, while still having enough space left over to have a batting cage.  The rent is on the high side, but it’s all inclusive so that makes life so much easier, and anything that makes my life easier in the sandbox is fine by me.

I’ve not taken the time to shoot a whole lot of photos since I got here, but the one’s I’ve taken are all on my Flickr account.  Pretty much will just keep updating the Doha 2011 set while I’m here!  http://www.flickr.com/photos/subactive/sets/72157627161598231/.