Archive for April, 2012

This is another personal post, it’s as much an exercise in catharsis as it is anything else.

I am not a Hobbit. Though there were times growing up that I was compared to one by other geeky kids. No, I’ve been filled with a love of Tolkein since I was but a wee lad . What spawned this post was seeing the trailer for the Hobbit movie in theatres for the first time this weekend. There was the big scene that they showed in it inside Bilbbo’s house where Thorin and the party sing The Dwarven Song About Old Wealth. I’m sure that those of you that are fantasy geek fans and Tolkein fans had a chill hearing music set to the 27 stanza poem many of us have committed to memory. For me though it stirred up a set of emotions that I thought I had long since moved past, or laid to rest.

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I hate mondays

The curious, fairly accurate, portrayal of my normal Mondays on a weekly basis.

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Healing shield is a lie

For many, many weeks I’ve been hunting for the shield off Blackhorn. I have decided, after a small psychosis that the shield is a dirty, dirty lie and that if you have the normal or heroic version of it, it’s only because you hacked the game because clearly it is unobtainable otherwise. Sadly though, the following images are not far off from the truth of what has happened. 


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People have been asking about this since I sent the recipe to McCurly today and mentioned it on twitter. Here’s my home made recipe for my BBQ sauce. It’s a bit thicker than some of the others but it’s got a sweet heat and spice to it, and is great for making BBQ items on the grill, in a crock pot or for dipping.

  • 1 cup Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vinegar (non malted, not apple just the regular stuff)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Franks Redhot Sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine and simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes stirring often until a BBQ sauce like consistency, then set to cool. makes about 3 cups.


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Decided I’d try my hand at this, hopefully you enjoy it.

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