Shaved Logtar (HNT)

Shaved LogtarI have not shaved all my facial hair in quite some time. I have used a mustache pretty much since it started growing and shaving is not one of my favorite things to do. I have been using a little beard or a goatee for probably 5 years and just recently shaved it all off.

It was quite amazing to see the reaction of some of my friends that had to do double takes or said… did you just get a haircut… LOL leave it to guys to notice that something has changed but not know quite what it is.

The Prodigal Son Returns

Long time ago I did not ever miss a Wednesday Mind Hump… I remember I used to be involved even in the tagging of people letting them know it was up. I made some good friends and time, life and even Katrina affected the mind hump… well, today is the day for my return! Come and play with us Crazies!

Wednesday Mind Hump

Greetings, humpers! Today is Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day. That means we’ll be talking about all the things that can go wrong in the good ol’ kitchen.

1. Have you ever cut or burned yourself while cooking?
Now that I think about it I think I have cut myself cooking several times… never stitches but plenty of blood.

2. Have you ever put in a wrong ingredient in a dish (sugar instead of salt, for example)?
No, but I have put too much of one or the other in one of them… I get happy with spices too.

3. Have you ever dropped, or otherwise ruined, a dish just before serving it? Bonus points if you had a large number of people waiting to eat it.
I think once… lucky was that it landed right side up and besides the explosion debris there was still plenty to eat.

4. In case you aren’t a cook – Have you ever had a restaurant make a klutzy move that affected your meal? Tell us about it!

never on me thankfully, but I have seen a whole slab or ribs pored over someone extra sauce and all.

The rules are, there are no rules!!! All you need to do is copy and paste the above questions into your blog and add your responses. After you’ve finished, return here and leave us a comment so we’ll know you’ve humped. Be sure your hump is linked back to so others can hump too.

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. If one of the questions doesn’t inspire you then simply “pass” it. Just use your imagination!

If you don’t have a blog or you’re an exhibitionist *woo hoo* feel free to hump right here in our comments section. There’s absolutely no pressure … although it’s called the Wednesday Mind Hump you can hump on any day.


“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

Activism and politics are complicated to discuss. I have always been too lazy to actually get too political beyond just your regular argument with a friend or coworker. I have never participated in anyone’s campaign and my time in student council did not change the school.

It is important to have views and ideals, but also dangerous to not be open minded. While we see vegetarians wearing leather and pro choice Christians (me being one of them) it seems like it is hard to take a stand. Surely a nun took a stance for her convictions, but do I really stand for anything?

I remember the sermon of the church that was cleared by two gunman coming in and telling everyone to get out unless you were ready to die for Jesus; only to be later revealed as church leaders trying to see who believe like them or not. Is that really something to be proud of? Would God be proud of I died a martyr?

I have heard plenty of people talk about that story or the one of the girl during the Columbine shootings (even though neither have ever been confirmed as factual) talk of them as true believers… then why is it that we look at terrorist and wonder how can people believe so blindly? Were the people entering the church to scare the congregation simply terrorists in the name of Christianity?

I understand terrorism because I know how it makes me feel and how much I despise it. However I can never explain it completely. I rationalize some actions by extremist because I know how an uneducated and hungry mind can easily corrupted by the thought of acceptance. Should we be concerned that some of our youth is not being taught to question authority?

I was very concerned the first time I heard a Pastor give me political advice. One of the things I learned in Colombia when I first learned about civics was the separation of Church and state… why is it that so many “church” people are trying to get into political offices? Does that concern you even a little bit? Do you feel safer if the person running your town is a member of your own congregation or denomination?

Last time I checked democracy was about standing up for the people and more and more I feel that politicians stand up for only their people. There is a air of backing up what label you have been giving by this society rather than the good of everyone. Be very careful when people tell you that you will be included in the majority that they are fighting for because you never know what little detail might put you on the other side of that fence. Someone fighting for most of the middle class is fighting for a smaller group of people than what it was 20 years ago.

When it comes to politics it is hard to take a stand, but then again that quote keeps resonating inside my head… “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

Best Pizza in KC

Every time I have moved to a new city I go on a quest to find good food. KC is a food town almost to the level of Chicago :) but of course it is not quite there yet! I have visited many cities in the US and I have never found a place with better food options than Chicago. However KC is slowly but surely giving Chicago a run for its money. KC has excellent BBQ, but I am not a huge BBQ eater. Chicago still has the best pizza in the world, Giordano’s or Nancy’s deep dish pizza is not in the same league as the one from Uno`s Pizzeria. However I have found the best think crust pizza I have ever tasted.

The place is called Pizza Shoppe and it is also famous the pink stuff… their salad dressing. I have to admit that the salad dressing is very good, but my favorite thing there is the pizza. They have awesome ingredients that taste very fresh and their dough is superior to anything else I have tasted elsewhere. The cheese is also plenty but the pizza is never greasy. It has always been hard for me to find good pizza and I am extremely pleased with what I have found so far. So if you are in KS, MO, OK or NB go check out one of their locations. You will not be disappointed.

FraFraFriday Feast!

Animal CrackersAppetizer
What do you consider to be the ultimate snack food?
I am not a huge snacker… I like animal crackers… I guess I can pick them as my ultimate.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), about how popular is your last name?
I say about a 5 in Spanish countries… and well, it is originally German and there are some here in the US.

Who is your all-time favorite sitcom character, and why?
Joey from Friends and I think he is my favorite because he is the ultimate dufus and still gets the girl.

Main Course
Do you shop online? If so, name some sites you like to browse for goodies.
Ebay – Get plenty of cool stuff.
Amazon – Gotz to get the bookz.
MicroCenter / NewEgg – Computer stuff.

Fill in the blank: I think ___________ should be ___________.
I think I should be sleeping.