Archive for March, 2008

History is bound to repeat itself.

Posted in Scattershot with tags on 28 March, 08 by MastrN8

While I was at work today, I was sitting in the breakroom on a 15 enjoying a delicious cup of yogurt. I was skimming the headlines of Thursday March 27th’s Denver Post when I came across the picture below. I found it not only hilarious, but also a treasured find. Clinton nearly got himself impeached for the act that only sick wierdos like me can pick up on when looking at the image. It just goes to prove that all Dems have only one thing on their minds; however, it begs the question: Is that one thing really such a bad thing?

I intentionally altered the picture below in order to show the beautiful symmetry of a democratic ex-president and a democratic presidential hopeful.

kisses and enjoy, N8

Ahhhh yeah…

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Interim

Posted in Circadian Events with tags , , on 26 March, 08 by MastrN8

Spring break. A time of relaxation, mental decompression, and for some lucky people, a trip to an exotic resort in a tropical place full of boozed up college students that are naked and puking. Well guess what I’m doing! That’s right, nothing anywhere that exciting or scary! I got all that out of my system in my twenties, why else would I be going to college in my thirties?

Anyhow, I am spending the break focusing on my diabetes project. For my fourth and final (thank god) I am going to profile the food that I will make and bring to class. There will be three to four dishes presented as my visual piece for the multi-genre project. Of the four projected dishes, I have succeeded in creating one “for sure” dish. My problem, however, is twofold. First, in doing some more thorough research and by trying different recipes out, I’m finding that feeding a diabetic dessert is not about changing the recipe, so much as it is about changing the portion size. I have come to realize that I can either make a normal portion sized piece of crap, or a smaller sized decadent slice of heaven. Even in trying to combine both schools of thought I’m finding that it is much easier to make something sinful and just eat less of it.

My second problem is that I have a taste taste/survey to conduct on the aforementioned dishes coming up on April 3rd. I really need to hustle if I plan to present four dishes. At this point I’m not sure what the best solution is. I know that it is too late to change the project(s), but I don’t want to present shit either. F***! I guess I’ll just have to keep plugging away and see where it all leads me. Maybe I can find the perfect balance or maybe I just take different flavors of cupcakes.

God I hate cupcakes.

Workshop Day!

Posted in Circadian Events with tags , on 20 March, 08 by MastrN8

Today was my workshop day. I brought in my brochure, which is going to be my third piece. I got some good feedback; as suspected I need to re-word the inside of the brochure. I want the piece to be very simplistic, bordering on juvenile, in order to ease a new diabetic into a more comfortable disease. Our sub had a good suggestion of running it by a specialist to see how they receive it. They might have some good suggestions.

On to the future. I am doing my taste test and survey April 3rd. I hope more people show up for that class. I could really use the feedback. The cookbook is coming along well, but I need to get the first draft of my essay done.  With all four pieces created, I just need to focus on the next P&D, and tweak my pieces. Barring any setbacks, I should be right on track to be finished soon!

P & D II

Posted in Circadian Events with tags , on 6 March, 08 by MastrN8

In my first genre piece, I intend to inform the masses of what happens, or what is happening, to those with diabetes. It is an essay and will most likely be long and dull. For the subsequent pieces, it might be in my best interest to intrigue the audience with something more visual and a little more light-hearted. Although, light-hearted may not be the right word, I want something to better grab the audiences attention. I was thinking perhaps of constructing a piece that outlined all of the medication that one with diabetes might actually be on. Diabetes, especially type II, carries with it a myriad of other diseases. Most likely, you don’t suffer from just diabetes. Those with type II DM usually also suffer from dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, or even,  cardiovascular disease. The latter is usually characterized by heart attack, CVA, etc.