Monday, 31 January 2011

Lets Build a Home

Never Underestimate the Power of BullShit

Interesting Fact #1

A bull calf with high genetic potential may be reared for breeding purposes. It may be kept by a dairy farm as a herd bull, to provide natural breeding for the herd cows. A bull may service up to 50 or 60 cows during a breeding season. That's a lot of rumpy pumpy! 

Interesting Fact #2

Any more and the sperm count will decline, leading to cows "returning to service" (to be bred again).  More Fucking!  A herd bull may only stay for one season since over two years old their temperament becomes too unpredictable.  Only two years and you're out!



Bull calves intended for breeding commonly are bred on specialised dairy breeding farms, not production farms. These farms are the major source of stocks for artificial insemination.


So why is this Fucker selling them on Kalahari Ads for R160?? Does it really matter that they've "had enough colostrum"? Perhaps they've only got three legs...

Sunday, 30 January 2011

A Friend In Need....Bloggers Conference


A brilliant blogger, Kelley over at Magneto to Bold has been begged asked invited to speak at the Aussie Bloggers Conference.  How about that for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?! 

However, this ol' girl needs some sponsors ... go on give a few coins to the ol' lass.  Every dollar helps right?

I wish we had a South African Bloggers Conference.  Anyone know anyone who could organise such an event for 2011?


Potholes!!

Johannesburg is riddled with potholes!

Especially with all the rain we've been having over the last few months, they seem to pop up everywhere and they just get bigger and bigger over time.  We have two outside our house which started off as something relatively small and its now grown into a full blown Monster Pothole.

Looking out on to the road from our drive way.  Thats the small one.

We cringe when drivers speed down our road and we hear "Kaplonk!" and there goes another person's tyre or rim.  Our pothole is doing so much damage.

Standing in the road looking down our street
the Monster Pothole


to show you its size with my size 4 shoe next to it.
 
There are a couple of local websites to report your potholes.
Motorists can report potholes in several ways. There are two websites, http://www.leadsa.co.za/ or http://www.potholebrigade.co.za/. You can call *120*1551# on a cellphone and follow the instructions on the screen (normal MMS tariffs apply) or type potholebrigade.mobi on your cellphone.

Potholes can also be reported at roads@aasa.co.za

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Rockin' It Saturday

Rock It, Jack!


Love the slide guitar...

Friday, 28 January 2011

Conversations With Megan

Megan has just turned eight.  We had the following conversation last night.

Megan:  There's a boy teasing me in my class.  He's calling me "Sweetie Pie" but all sarcastic.


Me:  Do you know what sarcastic means?


Megan:  Yes!  Like when you say "Oh yeah you look great" when you know they don't.


Me :  Yeah, like that.

(Sarcasm is rife in our house - my kids had to learn to deal with it and understand it very early in life)

Me:  *Gives the usual confidence booster/bully speech* Don't let anyone get to you, Megan.  He's the silly little boy for calling you names.  Insult  him back!  Thinking of something to say to him that will make him think twice about coming back and annoying you.


Megan:  What do I say?


Me:  Tell him to talk to the hand, hold up your hand like this, give a bit of the old attitude, then call him a Silly Little Boy.  Boys your age detest to be called silly and little and boys. 


Megan:  Oh! *pondering*....Mum, do me a favour...


Me:  Sure, Megan...


Megan:  Lick my bum and tell me what flavour it is.  Next Please! *holding the palm on her hand up with ATTITUDE*


Me :  WHAT?!!


Megan very quickly:  Like that mum?


Me : *laughing my arse off*  Yeah just like that Megan.


With much disapproval from her Daddy...


Daddy:  You can't say that!


Me:  Why not?!  That little bugger is calling my baby ugly names!  He deserves some attitude and an insult or two.


Daddy:  What if there's a teacher nearby. Then you'll be punished.


Megan whispering to me :  I still think its funny *giggle*


So did I...

This is what The Boerewors suggested:

WHAT
EVER
LOSER

I'm no model and I'm okay with that because I really don't want to look like a Whippet or a Skank Ass Ho - 55



Its Freaky Friday
Lets get Jiggy
Put yer party had on and
Dance
Dance
Dance
Wiggle your bum and shimmy those shoulders
Grab a partner, girate a pose and smouler
A glass of wine should help the mood along
Some funky music to sing-a-long
Yeah its Friday
And its
P-A-R-T-Y
time.
Lets rock it, Fuckers!


Go ahead and offend as many skanks with these Bizarre T-shirts or Foul-Mouthed T-shirts.

I could totally work ANY of these bitches...










Thursday, 27 January 2011

La-Dee-Fuckin-Da its Oscar time again!

Tara Reid flashs a bit of nip
Oscar Nominations for 2011 Academy Awards are in and surprise, surprise one film dominates as usual to make it the most boring Awards Ceremony eva!

So be sure to tune in to the most predictable show on earth on the 27th of February 2011

After winning practically every award in its path, The Social Network is a lock for a nomination, and will probably win Best Picture, as well. The only film standing in its way is 'The King's Speech,' which just made an impressive showing at the BAFTA nominations and is classic Oscar bait. 

Wouldn't it be nice to watch ONE Oscars Ceremony and NOT know what is going to happen?


We watch, anticipating one of our much-loved celebrities to trip over her Versace gown and Jimmy Choos (that she got for fucking free) and perhaps flash a glance of her knickers down the 500 foot red carpet or fumble and make a complete hash of her acceptance speech and make us giggle. 


We wait for the Famous Fuck Ups because that's the only entertaining thing about the over-rated annual Ceremony.

Just imagine sitting through a fucking 25 hour show with pimped-up, moist-eyed celebrities thanking their husbands, mothers and dogs for supporting them and displaying their acting technique by performing on stage to be all surprised when their name is called.  

It's so fucking fake!

Switch it up a bit, Oscar ol' man! Do something different!  I'll bet you a month's salary that its the same 6000 boring old members that vote every year?

No wonder it never fucking changes - break the boring tradition...

...show us some more tits 'n ass!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Last Year of the 30s....

Yes, me lovelies....this is my last year in my thirties and it feels daunting. Everyday I notice a wee bit more sagging of my skin all over and I notice the wee crows feet near my eyes. Its really sad when I look in the mirror and I know I will never be able to turn back time. So, I have come to the conclusion that, either I have to accept it or I need to embrace plastic surgery, big time!



Well, I have no extra dosh for plastic surgery, which I’m not afraid of (for the record) and I wouldn’t mind going that route at some point. So, I suppose I need to start accepting it, which I have... okay not completely, but I’m certainly getting there.


When you get to my age, you worry less and less what others think of you, physically and as a person.  You're pretty comfortable in your own skin and very opinionated.  The "set in your ways" is starting to kick in and it starts to mean less and less if someone doesn’t like you.  I don’t wonder or try to figure out why someone doesn't like me any more.  I just figure you can't please everyone and you're not everyone's cuppa tea.  You sorta say to yerself  “Fuck ‘em” and move on to the people that really matter. 

I'd rather focus my energy on the people who do like me whether I'm old or young, fat or thin, the others can move along swiftly and look the other way.  Thank you very fucking much.


Thing is, I'm still the same person inside. My mind doesn’t age. I still feel like the silly 20-year-old and often act like it. I still wear pigtails in my hair when I feel like it. I still skip down the street when I’m happy, I still do hand-stands against the wall with my kids and watch Sponge Bob Square Pants.  I still play ring-a-rosie the girls and now I just fall down harder, but I am well-padded in that department, so no need to worry folks!


Lets get to the point, shall we?

The inevitable, big 4-0 is around the corner for me and I’ve been thinking about chopping all my hair off. A colleague recently did it and it looks fucking fantastic on her!

There is nothing worse than mutton dressed and lamb and, I know it contradicts what I just said about worrying less about what you look like and what others think of you, but I don’t want to look like a ridiculous old hag with long straggly hair and a face like leather.   Its just nasty and witchified.


Now, it took me a long time to embrace and welcome my red locks as one of my good features. I always got teased at school for it and got all the usual ginger names like copper-top, Duracell, carrots and it was horrid.  It scarred me for life.  I’ve had my hair long for nearly 20 years now and I’ve come to love the length and I finally love the colour too. I get many compliments about my hair but I wonder if its not time to get real, face the music and get a style that's cropped and trendy.


I need yer help here, your honestly....  Am I starting to look a wee bit too old for long hair?  Could I pull off a short cropped style without looking like a fucking chubby pixie?

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Freaker Sneaker? Nike High Heels


Fancy a pair of funky comfy Nike Heels? 
Would you wear or buy a pair?
I wonder if they'd be the comfiest pair of heels you'll ever own?
What do you think?

I think they're fucking cute!

Oor Wee Hoose

We bought Kaylin a Colour Me Cardboard House this weekend and she spent loads of time colouring and painting it.  She spent hours playing inside with her dolls and wee kitchen.  Isn't it amazing how a R99.00 ($15) cardboard house kept her busy the entire weekend!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Slip 'n Slide

The girls enjoying a Slip n' Slide.  Even my Boerewors and I had a go...wheeeeeheee!!

Butchering the Human Carcass for Human Consumption

I could nearly wet my knickers coz I was so creeped out....


This is a step-by-step guide on how to break down the human body from the full figure into serviceable choice cuts of meat. 

As in any field, there are a number of methods to the practice, and you may wish to view this as a set of suggestions rather than concrete rules. You will notice that the carving of the larger or "commercial" cuts down into smaller specific or "retail" cuts will be only mentioned in passing, and not concentrated upon. 

Also, the use of human fat and viscera is generally avoided, and left only to the most experimental chef. 

These choices, along with recipes and serving suggestions, are nearly infinite in variety, and we leave them to you. We've found these guidelines to be simple and functional, but recognize that there is always room for improvement and we welcome your suggestions.

Before getting to the main task, it must be mentioned that the complete rendering of the human carcass requires a fairly large amount of time, effort, and space. If the consumer does not wish to go through the ordeal of processing and storing the bulk of the entire animal, an easy alternative is as follows. 

Simply saw through one or both legs at the points directly below the groin and a few inches above the knee. Once skinned, these portions may then be cut into round steaks of the carver's preferred thickness, cut into fillets, deboned for a roast, etc. Meat for several meals is thus readily obtained without the need for gutting and the complexities of preparing the entire form.

The human being (also referred to throughout culinary history as "long pig" and "hairless goat" in the case of younger specimens) is not generally thought of as a staple food source. Observing the anatomy and skeleton, one can see that the animal is neither built nor bred for its meat, and as such will not provide nearly as much flesh as a pig or cow (for example, an average 1000 pound steer breaks down to provide 432 pounds of saleable beef). The large central pelvis and broad shoulder blades also interfere with achieving perfect cuts. There are advantages to this however, especially due to the fact that the typical specimen will weigh between 100-200 pounds, easily manipulated by one person with sufficient leverage.

Here the caution in choosing your meal must be mentioned. It is VERY IMPORTANT to remember that animals raised for slaughter are kept in tightly controlled environments with their health and diet carefully maintained. Humans are not. Thus not only is the meat of each person of varying quality, but people are also subject to an enormous range of diseases, infections, chemical imbalances, and poisonous bad habits, all typically increasing with age. Also as an animal ages, the meat loses its tenderness, becoming tough and stringy. No farm animal is ever allowed to age for thirty years. Six to thirteen months old is a more common slaughtering point. You will obviously want a youthful but mature physically fit human in apparently good health. A certain amount of fat is desirable as "marbling" to add a juicy, flavorful quality to the meat. We personally prefer firm caucasian females in their early twenties. These are "ripe". But tastes vary, and it is a very large herd.

The butcher will need a fairly roomy space in which to work (an interior location is suggested), and a large table for a butcher's block. A central overhead support will need to be chosen or installed ahead of time to hang the carcass from. Large tubs or barrels for blood and waste trimmings should be convenient, and a water source close by. 

Most of the work can be done with a few simple tools: sharp, clean short and long bladed knives, a cleaver or hatchet, and a hacksaw.

Body Preparation: Acquiring your subject is up to you. For best results and health, freshness is imperative. A living human in captivity is optimal, but not always available. When possible make sure the animal has no food for 48 hours, but plenty of water. This fasting helps flush the system, purging stored toxins and bodily wastes, as well as making bleeding and cleaning easier. 

Under ideal conditions, the specimen will then be stunned into insensitivity. Sharp unexpected blows to the head are best, tranquilizers not being recommended as they may taint the flavor of the meat. If this is not possible without exciting the animal and causing a struggle (which will pump a greater volume of blood and secretions such as adrenaline throughout the body), a single bullet through the middle of the forehead or back of the skull will suffice.

Hanging: Once the animal is unconscious or dead, it is ready to be hoisted. Get the feet up first, then the hands, with the head down. This is called the "Gein configuration". Simple loops of rope may be tied around the hands and feet and then attached to a crossbar or overhead beam. Or, by making a cut behind the Achilles tendon, a meat hook may be inserted into each ankle for hanging support. The legs should be spread so that the feet are outside the shoulders, with the arms roughly parallel to the legs. This provides access to the pelvis, and keeps the arms out of the way in a ready position for removal. It's easiest to work if the feet are slightly above the level of the butcher's head.

Bleeding: Place a large open vessel beneath the animal's head. With a long-bladed knife, start at one corner of the jaw and make a deep "ear-to-ear" cut through the neck and larynx to the opposite side. This will sever the internal and external carotid arteries, the major blood vessels carrying blood from the heart to the head, face, and brain. If the animal is not yet dead, this will kill it quickly, and allow for the blood to drain in any case. After the initial rush of blood, the stream should be controllable and can be directed into a receptacle. Drainage can be assisted by massaging the extremities down in the direction of the trunk, and by compressing and releasing, "pumping", the stomach. A mature specimen will contain almost six liters of blood. There is no use for this fluid, unless some source is waiting to use it immediately for ritual purposes. It acts as an emetic in most people if drunk, and it must be mentioned here that because of the eternal possibility of AIDS it is recommended that for safety's sake all blood should be considered to be contaminated and disposed of in some fashion. It is not known whether an HlV-infected human's flesh is dangerous even if cooked, but this is another item to consider when choosing a specimen, someone in the low-risk strata.

Beheading: When the bleeding slows, preparation for decapitation can be started. Continue the cut to the throat around the entire neck, from the jawline to the back of the skull. Once muscle and ligament have been sliced away, the head can be cleanly removed by gripping it on either side and twisting it off, separation occurring where the spinal cord meets the skull. This is indicative of the method to be used for dividing other bones or joints, in that the meat should generally be cut through first with a knife, and the exposed bone then separated with a saw or cleaver. The merits of keeping the skull as a trophy are debatable for two principal reasons. First, a human skull may call suspicious attention to the new owner. Secondly, thorough cleaning is difficult due to the large brain mass, which is hard to remove without opening the skull. The brain is not good to eat. Removing the tongue and eyes, skinning the head, and placing it outside in a wire cage may be effective. The cage allows small scavengers such as ants and maggots to cleanse the flesh from the bones, while preventing it being carried off by larger scavengers, such as dogs and children. After a sufficient period of time, you may retrieve the skull and boil it in a dilute bleach solution to sterilize it and wash away any remaining tissue.

Skinning: After removing the head, wash the rest of the body down. Because there is no major market for human hides, particular care in removing the skin in a single piece is not necessary, and makes the task much easier. The skin is in fact a large organ, and by flaying the carcass you not only expose the muscular configuration, but also get rid of the hair and the tiny distasteful glands which produce sweat and oil. A short-bladed knife should be used to avoid slicing into muscle and viscera. The skin is composed of two layers, an outer thinner one with a thicker tissue layer below it. When skinning, first score the surface, cutting lightly to be sure of depth and direction. The diagram of the skinning pattern is an example of strip-style skinning, dividing the surface into portions easy to handle. Reflect the skin by lifting up and peeling back with one hand, while bringing the knife in as flat to the skin as possible to cut away connective tissue. The external genitals present only a small obstacle. In the male the penis and scrotum can be pulled away from the body and severed, in the female the outer lips skinned as the rest of the body. It is important to leave the anus untouched at this point, and a circle of skin should be left around it. You need not bother skinning the hands and feet, these portions not being worth the effort unless you plan to pickle them or use them in soup. The skin can be disposed of, or made into fried rinds. Boil the strips and peel away the outer layer, then cut into smaller pieces and deep-fat fry in boiling oil until puffy and crisp. Dust with garlic salt, paprika and cayenne pepper.

Gutting: The next major step is complete evisceration of the carcass. To begin, make a cut from the solar plexus, the point between the breastbone and stomach, almost to the anus. Be very careful not to cut into the intestines, as this will contaminate the surrounding area with bacteria and possibly feces (if this does happen, cleanse thoroughly). A good way to avoid this is to use the knife inside the abdominal wall, blade facing toward you, and making cautious progress.

Make a cut around the anus, or "bung", and tie it off with twine. This also prevents contamination, keeping the body from voiding any material left in the bowel. With a saw, cut through the pubic bone, or "aitch". The lower body is now completely open, and you can begin to pull the organ masses (large and small intestines, kidneys, liver, stomach) out and cut them away from the back wall of the body.

For the upper torso, first cut through the diaphragm around the inner surface of the carcass. This is the muscular membrane which divides the upper, or thoracic, and the lower abdominal cavities. Remove the breastbone, cutting down to the point on each side where it connects to the ribs, and then sawing through and detaching it from the collar bone. Some prefer to cut straight through the middle, depending on the ideas you have for cuts in the final stages. The heart and lungs may be detached and the throat cut into to remove the larynx and trachea. Once all of the inner organs have been removed, trim away any blood vessels or remaining pieces of connective tissue from the interior of the carcass, and wash out thoroughly.

Remove the Arms: Actual butchering of the carcass is now ready to begin. Cut into the armpit straight to the shoulder, and remove the arm bone, the humerus, from the collar bone and shoulder blade. Chop the hand off an inch or so above the wrist. Most of the meat here is between elbow and shoulder, as the muscle groups are larger here and due to the fact that there are two bones in the forearm. Another way of cutting this portion is to cut away the deltoid muscle from the upper arm near the shoulder (but leaving it attached to the trunk) before removing the limb. This decreases the percentage of useable meat on the arm, but allows a larger shoulder strip when excising the shoulder blade. Purely a matter of personal preference. Cut into and break apart the joint of the elbow, and the two halves of each arm are now ready for carving servings from. Human flesh should always be properly cooked before eating.

Halving the Carcass: The main body is now ready to be split. Some like to saw straight through the spine from buttocks to neck. This leaves the muscle fiber encasing the vertebrae on the end of the ribs. The meat here however is tightly wrapped about the bone, and we find it more suitable (if used at all) when boiled for soup. Thus, our preferred method is to completely remove the entire backbone by cutting and then sawing down either side from the tailbone on through.

Quartering the Carcass: The halves may now be taken down, unless your preparation table or butcher block is very short. This is inadequate, and you will have to quarter while hanging, slicing through the side at a point of your choosing between rib cage and pelvis. Now is also the time to begin thinking about how you would like to serve the flesh, as this will determine the style of cuts you are about to make. These will also be greatly affected by the muscular configuration (physical fitness) of your specimen. First, chop the feet off at a point about three inches up from the ankle. The bones are very thick where the leg connects to the foot. You will want to divide the side of meat into two further principal portions: the ribs and shoulder, and the half-pelvis and leg. In between is the "flank" or belly, which may be used for fillets or steaks, if thick enough, or even bacon strips if you wish to cut this thinly. Thin and wide strips of flesh may also be rolled, and cooked to serve as a roast. Trim away along the edge of the ribs, and then decide whether you will cut steaks from the flank into the thighs and rump, and carve accordingly.

Cutting the Top Quarter: Although not actually 25% of the meat you will get, this is designated as one-fourth of the carcass as divided into major portions. You may trim away the neck, or leave it to be connected with the shoulder, or "chuck". The first major step with this mass is to remove the shoulder blade and the collar bone. The best and easiest way we have found is to just cut along the outline of the shoulder blade, removing the meat on top and then dislocating the large bone. To excise the collar bone make an incision along its length and then cut and pry it away. Depending upon the development of the breast, you may decide it qualifies as a "brisket" and remove it before cutting the ribs. In the female the breast is composed largely of glands and fatty tissue, and despite its appetizing appearance is rather inedible. The ribs are the choice cut of the quarter. An perennial favorite for barbecuing, you may divide into sections of several ribs each and cook them as is, divide the strip in half for shorter ribs, or even carve rib steaks if the muscle mass is sufficient.

Cutting the Lower Quarter: This is where most of the meat is, humans being upright animals. The muscle mass is largest in the legs and rump. The bulk is so comparatively large here that you can do just about anything with it. The main pieces are the buttock or rump and the upper leg, the thigh. Our typical division is to cut the leg off at the bottom of the buttock, then chop away the bony mass of the knee, at places two to three inches away in either direction. Before doing this, however, you may want to remove the whole calf muscle from the back of the lower leg, as this is the best cut in its area. The upper leg is now ready for anything, most especially some beautiful, thick round steaks. The rump will have to be carved from the pelvis in a rather triangular piece. The legs attach at the hip at a forward point on the body, so there will be little interference as you carve along the curve of the pelvis. Remaining meat will be on the thighs in front of the pelvis.

And that's basically it. An average freezer provides plenty of storage space, or you may even wish to build a simple old-fashioned smokehouse (just like an outhouse, with a stone firepit instead of a shitter). Offal and other waste trimmings can be disposed of in a number of ways, burial, animal feed, and puree and flush being just a few. Bones will dry and become brittle after being baked an oven, and can be pulverized.

by Bob Arson

all I can say is Crivins!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Don't Walk and Text!

A US woman whose fall into a shopping centre fountain has become a viral video sensation is threatening to sue the mall.

Cathy Cruz Marrero, 49, was texting on her mobile phone when she tumbled head first into a shallow fountain in a Wyomissing, Pennsylvania mall earlier this month.

"I saw the water coming at me, I could see the pennies and nickels at the bottom of the fountain and then I was in it," Marrero told local newspaper the Reading Eagle.

A video of her fall, which was captured on the centre's CCTV cameras, was posted on YouTube and has since attracted more than 1½ million views. Laughter could be heard on the footage while it was being played.   Hell, I'm still fuckin' gigglin'








Marrero, who works at a store in the centre, told US television network ABC's Good Morning America she had initially laughed at her fall but added that no one had taken her feelings into consideration when they posted the video on the internet.

"It shows in the video. Nobody went to my aid. Not one single person ... it could have been anybody's mother. It could have been a senior citizen falling and would they have gotten the same treatment as I did?" she asked.

"I didn't get an apology, what I got was, 'At least nobody knows it was you.' But I knew it was me."

Marrero's lawyer, James Polyak, said they suspected someone in the mall's security office recorded the footage on a mobile phone.

"We intend to hold all responsible parties accountable whether that means requesting or demanding an apology - certainly requesting an explanation for why this happened, how this happened," he said.

Marrero, who has convictions for theft from the 1990s, is currently free on $US7500 ($7600) bail for theft by deception and receiving stolen property charges from 2009, the Eagle reported.

She is due back in court in April and could face six months of house arrest and be forced to wear an electronic tag.

Marrero admitted to Good Morning America's host George Stephanopoulos that she did learn a lesson from her fall.

"Do not text and walk," she said.

I bet she was Sexting, the little Slut!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Megan's Super Mario Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday to My Wee Button!

From the moment we saw you inside my tummy and saw yer wee button nose, thats been your nickname. Mummy and Daddy love you very much. You're a very special girl with a sensitive and wise soul. May all your dreams come true this year and always, Meggie Peg...




35 weeks preggie
Megan's 3d Scan.  Look at that wee button nose.
Our First Kiss



Happy Birthday!
Blowing her Candles of her super mario cake.


The girls and their cousins having supper at the Spur Steak Ranch
Being silly with the birthday girl
Kissies
My Boerewors won the Immunity Necklace at camp.
King for a Day!
(Just thought I'd throw this one in because I love my man!)

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