Monday, December 5, 2011

Bent Objects a brillant idea

There are so many different social media sites sometimes it hard to keep up.  One site I am glad to have stumbled upon is actually called stumbleupon.  I haven't spent too much time yet on the site but within minutes of registering an account on the weekend I discovered a brilliant page.  As a photographer my trigger finger was really itching to try this but as a artistic sort of person I respect the creator's right to entitlement .  The concept is entitled Bent Objects created by Terry Border.  Terry has created a very unique photograph experience in which he uses all kinds of objects from daily life including various foods and attaching them in unique ways using wires and then animates them in various artistic poses.  I have linked to a few of his pictures below.  Please visit his site to see more. 

Vigil for Woman Abuse


There will be a Vigil for Woman's Abuse held tomorrow night at The HJA Brown Education Centre. 
December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  
For more information and resources on Violence Against Women vist  http://www.pcawa.org 

Suicide


Not the best of topics for a rainy Monday morning but nevertheless life isn't always peachy.  Mississauga News has posted an article about the tragic story of sixteen year ago Mitchell Pham who took his own life.  The article features an interview with the family.  Ironically  I'm on my way to work and there's a woman who's being have a conversation with herself for the past twenty five minutes.  Mental health is a sensitive subject but something as a society we really need to come more to grasps with in educating ourselves and be willing to aid in research.  Read the original article 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dominican Pictures Album Completed


Anyone know the number for room service




You ever find that really comfortable spot in your bed and you are about to drift off into heavenly bliss when all of a sudden your stomach slaps you in the face and says "hey I'm running on empty here." So there comes the dilemma:  hungry vs comfort.  I can tell you comfort is going to win because I can feel it in my bones that its cold out there and I'm not quite so brave this Sunday morning. 

Today, well actually I uploaded them last night, but today I will be sharing with you the last of the Dominican Republic pictures and there's a few for your browsing.  In case anyone was wondering what to get Bloggin Blodgett for Christmas anything from the Transformers Cyberverse Collection will suffice.  I hear that Walmart has a Cyberverse Ultimate Gift set and if you're not a fiscal supporter of Walmart's evil plan for World Domination then there's always Toys r us.   I blame Toys r us for my generations woes, just in case you wanted to know.  We were constantly bombarded with their propaganda embedded with emotional irresponsibility and refusal to submit to any authoritarian powers in the age old slogan "I don't want to grow up".  That's why most of us aren't married, constantly change jobs, live in a liquored aquarium and have more toys than our forefathers could ever imagine.  See reading Bloggin Blodgett is like X-files, "the truth is out there" you just have to know the right people. 

Unfortunately there will be no new cooking expeditions this weekend.  I do apologize as I had  mentioned that there may be some this weekend but do not fret Chez Blodge will return from slumber shortly. 

In the world of entertainment rumors of a trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit will be screened along with his film TinTin, both of which I will be seeing.  He has to be one of my favorite producers.  Time for some new Spiderman and Avengers footage as well.

Still no word on that room service.  Looks like I'm going to have dawn the fur, load up the riffle and head out into the brisk morning mist to murder me a chicken for breakfast. 

Don't forget to check out the  facebook  page and throw a couple likes our way.  We're aiming to obtain a personalized address which requires a certain number of fans. I have paid for friendships before it gets rather costly lol.  But on a more serious note Happy Sunday to all and hope you have a great week.  Lots coming up this week in blogosphere ... Stayed tuned.   Bloggin B

Winter Drama in the middle of Winter : The Grey Trailer

 Nothing like a winter drama in the middle of winter.  Looking good!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Being longin for

Ahhh another work week done.  Looking forward to this weekend which officially began just over an two hours ago.  Bloggin B has a few dinner events to attend to this weekend.  There's a few projects on the agenda as well including some photography, a few blog posts, as well as editing the wedding pictures I took down in the Dominican.  The flickr page is still online but I have setup up a page over at  500px  which will house my portfolio pictures until I can find the time and resources to build a website. Also Bloggin B is now on facebook add for more exclusive content and information.  I'm also going to try and get some cooking done this well as I haven't posted any recipes later.  Keep an eye

Don't forgot to say hi to the latest member of my aquarium Daewon the Newt.  Daewon is pretty awesome he's very calm and likes to chill on the lily pad and floating wood.  He'll even just hang out in my hand and crawl around but he prefers to be a little wet.  Every now and then he's jump in the water for a dip, looks as if he likes to swim a lot too.  I add some loaches to the tank also and will try to snap a shot of them when they decide to come out of hiding, still a little shy getting use to the new home.

LAC What's on in December

The Living Arts Centre has released it upcoming schedule for December.  Noted events are:




Visit the Event page over at the Living Arts Center for a listing of their December Events

Thursday, December 1, 2011

In case you missed it More Pics



Mississauga News Launches Online Shopping Guide


Yesterday Metroland Media announced that the Mississauga News has launched a virtual Shopping Centre.
With the creation of three new blogs (listed below) you can now find information and articles relating to the various retail outlets available in these communities.  Business owners, many of whom are Small Time Business Owners, recieve a few perks from the new site also.  It puts them on the map so to speak in ways that many small business cannot provide the finances and resources for.  Two examples are that its gives them a free online presence as well participating Business' also receive a free HD video produced for them detailing their business operation.  Have a look.  I have to say this is actually a great idea.  

http://www.streetsvilleshoptalk.com/
http://www.clarksonshoptalk.com/
www.PortCreditShopTalk.com 

Original Article

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Interesting article

While I'm not a follower of conspiracy theories and some of the speculative ideas surrounding how governments operate I am wary of the direction certain political power or movements are taking for example the whole G20 charade but Wired.Com has a really interesting article about some of the questionable practices that are coming into play in law enforcement.  Take the time to read this.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/reasons-to-wear-tinfoil-hats/all/1

Posting error

Yesterday's post  I'll be back : The Terminator comes to Japan Literally  contained two major errors.
One being in the title which should have read The Terminator comes to South Korea Literally.  The second was the opening line " I still don't understand Japan's fixation..."  which should have explained further that I had read many articles relating to the development and research of Robots throughout Japan while also noting South Korea's interest in the same field of research.  This particular blog entry had no relationship to Japan's Robotic Development.   My apologies for this editorial error.
Bloggin B

Monday, November 28, 2011

I'll be back : The Terminator comes to Japan Literally




Well it isn't quite Terminator yet or is it?

I still don't understand Japan's fixation with robots doing things that humans can do for a enormous fraction of the price. It actual scares me the more I hear about their robotic development too. A jail in South Korea, has seen fit to spend $863,000 on a trial of Robot Prison guards, who will act as hall monitors. You could feed a bunch of people on $863,000 just saying. Pay the people at Engadget a visit(I stole the picture from them)

Fresh to go



Ah monday morning!!! New week... feeling rested after a week of feelin sick and detoxing from a wild vacation in Punta Cana.  Blogging will resume a regular schedule.   More pics from the trip will be posted later this week.  For those still looking to cash in on the Black Friday sales don't forget today is CyberMonday the day where some retailers continue their sales ***online only***  So hop to it! 

Bloggin B

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Social media Headaches

So I've spent most of today trying to formalize my blog and setting up the related social media sites. It's been a tiresome day between trying to link twitter accounts so they post properly to the fanpage on facebook, to setting up google+, to testing out bloggers new dynamic pages which will give the blog a much cleaner and easier to use interface for you the readers. It's been a long day. So eventually once Google gets its act together the blog will look like the picture below. But I am calling it quits now as the morning bells will beckon early. Goodnight Bloggin B

Please share this video with your loved ones

No need for commentary on this video on texting and driving.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Back to the cold....


Just at the walk in clinic checking out what kind of tropical virus I brought back from the Dominican Republic.  I went down with a bunch of the guys from highschool to marry one of the boys off.  About twenty three of us attended.  I had never been to the DR before.  It was also the first all inclusive trip I have done, and let's say I partook of my money's worth.  The food was for the most good.  Seafood suprisingly wasn't all that great.  Although there were a few nights where they had a really nice Mahi Mahi and really crispy Breaded Calamari. 

The Ocean Blue and Sands Resort where we stayed had number of restaurants 4 out of 7 which we tried. The Steak house and Carribean were my favorite along with outdoor bar where we spent many of our afternoons when not at the beach or on excursions.

Overall it was a nice trip away from cold and literally all you could eat and drink. Glad to be home even though its cold and I feel a little under the weather. Bloggin B


Back at it


Bloggin B is back from a wild week down in the Dominican Republic.  While the weather here isn't quite as nice I'm glad to be home.  Posting was null last week since I decided not to bring my lap top.  Getting internet at the resort we stayed at was a chore so I didn't make it much of a priority to try and blog.  Posting will resume today.  Some.pics to follow later today. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Limited posting


Please be advised there will be limited posts this week. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Out of the game


As you may  recall  a couple of weeks ago I mentioned I will be testing different Android bloggin apps.  Originally I started with Google Blogger, Blogger-Droid and Blogaway.  The later two I liked quite a bit until I kept getting pop up ads and messages in my notifications.  So I did some research and found out Blogger-Droid is known for doing this.  So long Droid not cool.  I get enough notifications without the need for spam and undesired ads.  The quest shall continue...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Red Tails Trailer

I am a huge war movie fan. Looking forward to seeing this.

11-11-11


 11-11-11  is almost 24 hours away.  The day where for the second year in a row filmmakers and students across the world will film simultaneously from every country in the world for a period of 24 hours.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Picture of the week


This is actually not what you think it is.  Get your mind out of the gutter you dirty pig!  Actually this is a typical hamster behavior of sniffing each other out.  There are a few Russian dwarf hamsters that live amongst the Blodgett Communal.  Once in a while they are let out and allowed to interact.  Typically what happens is they ignore each other for the first few minutes.  Then they gradually get closer and sniff each other out sort of like dogs do.  They ignore each other some more looking for food crumbs and interesting things to put in their pouches to take back to the cage.  They usually end up sniffing each other again and then one of them tends to sit atop the other like in this picture.  This is not a mating thing as they are both male.  It's actually more like a hierarchical zone establishment of who's the boss.  Here Mr Chip (brown) has proven his man's worth over gentle Rabbit (white).  At this point we see aggression as Mr Rabbit doesn't like smelly Chip on top and this is when the little fuzz balls go back in the cage or when one of them is tossed aside and fighting ensues. Interesting habit's little dwarfs have. 

Spicy Thai Chicken Recipe


As promised in past post here is the recipe for the Spicy Thai Chicken Recipe.  Actually I meant to post this a little while ago but it slipped my mind till we feasted on the succulent beast again last night.

You will need the following: 11/2 to 2lbs of Chicken, 2 Red Peppers, 1 Onion, 4 Green Onions, 1 Clove of Garlic, 2 TSP of Fresh Ginger, 1 Jalapeno, Thai Style Chili Sauce (I use Kikkoman), 2 TBSP Rice Wine Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Salt and Pepper, Sugar.

Serve this dish with a white rice.  I recommend starting your rice first as this dish takes only 20-30 minutes

Step 1 : Heat Oil in a large size pan.  When warm throw your chicken in and fry for about 5-10 minutes. I make sure that the majority of the chicken is lightly cooked outside and slightly pink inside before moving on to step 2.  Watch closely as you don't want to over cook chicken.  You can use any type of chicken you desire.  On the bone adds a lot more flavor to this recipe.

Step 2:  Add garlic and ginger chopped finely.  Cook for about a minute. 

Step 3: Throw in your chopped Onion, Salt and Pepper, 2 Green Onion, Red Peppers, Jalepeno seeded and finely diced.  

*** Note when chopping the Jalepeno make sure you wear gloves.  Touching the pepper with open soars or rubbing your eyes will really burn***

Step 4:  Stir fry the ingredients for about 4 minutes stirring regularly.

Step 5: In a bowl Mix the Chili sauce (I use one jar of Kikkoman for this dish) about 1 cup and 2 TBSP of Rice Wine Vingear.  Stir for a minute or until well mixed. 

Step 6:  Mix in the pot and reduce heat to a medium. If you find that the sauce is too juicy you can always add a little cornstarch to thicken.  This dish has kick especially with fresh Jalapeno.  If you find that the sauce is too hot you can add some sugar to cool the heat a little.  Serve once the peppers are crispy.  Top with the remaining 2 Green Onions before serving.

Serve with rice 
Chow Down

Google + Pages Online

While I haven't actually set up anything publicly on Google +,  word on the street is that Google + now has Business and Fan pages.  Actually by the looks of it they have added a few extra categories, more than Face Book, including:
Local Business or Place, Product or Brand, Company Institution or Organization, Arts Entertainment or Sport.  You also can do a search engine look up for a company by adding the plus sign in front of the name you are looking for.  Keep tuned as Bloggin B may be making an appearance.