Saturday, February 25, 2012

Man Down!!!



Hello? Is there anybody out there? Someone stopping by this sadly neglected little blog? The place I had been faithfully posting every week until now? Well Team Tuna, I’m currently sucking  at writing. But all for good reason. Itty Bitty has been showing signs of life. I’m racing around selling my mad skills like a bona fide wack a doodle.  Additionally, the company that endlessly interviews me is having me do contract stuff. Was it my charm? No, it’s because they are under the gun to impress a new patron who I’ve done a few previous projects for.  Desperate times call for desperate measures. 




Higher education and self-employment are definitely cutting into having any darn fun.  But being the resourceful chick I am, I discovered across the street from campus lurks the perfect place  to meet Miss Anonymous for beer and fried food between my Urban Popsicles Procedures and Planning Ethics for Dummies class.   Who can even tell if I’m tipsy in class, by the time the freaking three hour class is over I no longer need that darn designated driver.  Maybe I haven’t written because the last few weeks I’ve been working like 50 hours a week and still taking SEVENTEEN freaking credit so I haven’t cooked either. My fantasy if I had any time would be to make a fancy assed dinner.

Lime-Garlic Pork Roast

This is a multi stop project that actually goes really quick on the grill. The first step is to brine the pork loins to make them really juicy and tender.

Brine Mixture
½ cup kosher salt
½ cup sugar

Dissolve salt and sugar in a large bowl with about 6 cups of water. Submerge pork loins in brine and let stand for 45 minutes. Rise pork well and pat dry.

3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice from two limes
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme.

Run brined tenderloins all over with the olive oil, dab with garlic, squeeze lime juice over top and sprinkle with thyme.Heat gas grill to high for 10 to 15 minutes, reduce heat to medium. Place pork on grill rotating every  7 minutes for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the instant read thermometer reads 145 degrees.

Since I have fifteen cents to rub together and the Big Tuna’s gave me generous Christmas gift of riding lessons I’ve been treating myself to a little bit of equine time.  Usually I ride like a little spider monkey, riding those bucking broncos with no worries. Sue the Sadist decided I could ride Widow Maker. But  I got my assed bucked off last weekend. As I lay flat on my back gasping for air I thought f*ck, I’m too old for this sh*t.  As the spectators sauntered over to help me up, one queried if she should remove my helmet. Ah, no. Who wants to face the new nurse at the Christopher Reeves center with hat head?  


I had a huge slice of skin off my nose, hanging by a thread. Ewwwww, I had to drive home holding a tissue to the wound until I could get to a more sanitary place to snip off.  Heavens, I wouldn’t want to cut if off with the same barn scissors that I cut dirty horse bandages and mats with.  Crud, I could only find Kung Fu Panda Band-Aids.  Why haven’t they invented a roll cage for this sport? All I can say is Buck Off!!! 


Have a great week peeps and don’t forget to “Like” Mrs. Tuna to help heal my pain. 

39 comments:

Janie Junebug said...

I'm happy you're consulting is taking off. I shut down my Web site. Never got any business in more than a year. I ain't feelin' the love.

Love,
Janie

Val said...

Good call on the helmet. But what does this mean in terms of you using the expression, "No skin off my nose!" in the future?

Anonymous said...

Trust me. You weren't lookin so good with the helmet on...a little gimpy around the gills. Sittin there gaspin like a guppy without air Ms Tuna. A little helmet hair isn't the worst thing...just trying to get a little air to the noggin. xoxo, here's to hangin on like the spider monkey you are :) and remember Jumbo has left the building. RIP stupid Jumbo RIP.

oceangirl said...

You are quite a person, you have a secret admirer now.

Ami said...

I'm glad you're alive to post. Them horsies is scary!!!

MOV said...

Oh, Tuna,

Glad to see you are back to safer sports, like writing. I have never had a pencil toss me out of the chair or a piece of paper stomp on my head (one DID give me a paper cut just the other day though...)

I will drink a nice glass of vino in your honor, cheers-ing to Tuna Getting Well Soon.

get thee some pain meds........

xxo
MOV

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

We wondered where you were!
It's funny that now that my kids have flown the nest, I'm busier than ever! What's up with that?

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm sitting here picturing you doing a consult with a Kung Fu band aid on your nose and you getting the job because the person couldn't listen to you because they were too busy looking at your nose, wondering what the hell happen then to embarrassed to tell you they weren't listening to you. See a bright side to the bunking bronco ;o)

Kristina P. said...

Yikes! I've only ridden a horse once. They sort of scare me a bit.

Bouncin Barb said...

You are pretty funny even in the face of possible death/paralysis. Horses are awesome. I love them but you do have to be so careful around them. Hope you're ok and that it was "no skin off your nose" so to speak. haha. I would love a good pork roast. Been way too long. Sounds delicious with the lime.

Claudia Moser said...

Your recipe sounds like fun!

Mary said...

Sooo glad you found some place off campus that you can walk to between classes!

dbs said...

My job totally interferes with my life too.

November Rain - k~ said...

Congratulations on the business venture, and that it has taken a priority in your life... okay... so that AND school. We're still here, and we will be when you write ;-)

Andrea said...

Oh my! So you literally sliced your nose to spite your face? (I am not proud, but it was all I had.)

I am exhausted just reading all that you have going on! And am also realizing that any "I'm too busy" excuses I have used lately are crappy lies! I am not that busy at all!

Jo said...

It's okay if we've not been a priority, but it's great to read you again!
Whenever you have a minute for us, we'll be clickity clickin' to see what you have to say!
Love it...♥

KAT said...

Wow, you make me tired just reading your blog. I think I need a nap now. You know what they say...when you fall off a horse you have to get right back in the saddle! (sorry, couldn't resist)

Word Nerd said...

I haven't been cooking much lately, either, but I think my reason is something more like laziness.

angelaparsonmyers said...

I've been thrown off a few times, but I always land on my butt. You just need a different shape. : - )

tattytiara said...

Well I'm certainly not one to talk about blogging absences, but I'm just glad to hear you haven't suffered from beer deficiencies despite your busy schedule!

Kathy said...

Sounds like you came out the worse for wear! I think I would bypass the bucking broncos if I were you. Maybe you should make yourself that fancy dinner for the sake of it. Sounds like you are well deserving of it and need it.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

J.R. said...

I was more of a beach girl, but I had an uncle who was all cowboy! He was also a trucker, but when he was around he would do local rodeos, sometimes competing, but mostly working as a Rodeo Clown. Whenever he came into town he would take me to ride the horses. Those are some of my favorite memories with him! Totally separate from my normal everyday life, but something I always looked forward to! Horses are beautiful creatures.
Glad you are writing, and that you your nose is o.k. ;)

Hilary said...

Just liked you.. but then again, that is just a technicality, as I always liked you!

danneromero said...

Oh my, you sound busy.... With life. Entertaining post.

Anonymous said...

These blogs are seriously entertaining and hilarious. Puts a smile on my face every time I read them. I can actually picture you saying this out loud, too!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Sounds like the business is off to a good start! Sorry about the fall but I have a feeling you could even carry off Kung Fu Panda better than most : )

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, you ARE busy!! Wow!

I don't know what it is, but I haven't been posting much lately either. That receipe, as always, sounds delicious - I can't wait to try it!

jennie jackson said...

Yum! Totally making that!

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

Mrs. Tuna, I've been known to have a corkscrew kick back on me...

Good to see you posting. Might you consider BlogHer 12 this summer? New York could be a better place with you in it.

Raquel said...

Glad you're alive, and that recipe sounds divine. I like your style. :)

Hilary said...

I almost drove off the side of the road today on my way into work. I was listening, as always to wake up with Taylor when she started to read a listener letter from Mrs. Tuna. At first I thought it was a different Mrs. Tuna, but then when she read your blog post, I almost died. How cool???? You go girl!

MOV said...

ack! is what hilary said true? are you a radio presence now? awesome! congrats!

xxo
MOV

Red Nomad OZ said...

Whoa! That all sounds like WAAAAAY too much action for a l'il ol' Aussie ... But why not drop by and cheer yourself up with a scenic public Aussie loo? I'm sure there's one there somewhere you haven't seen ...

Denine Severino Taylor said...

Love this and your wack-a-doodle sense of humor!!! You are hilarious!

Donna Yates said...

Sounds like your life has gotten very busy. I've tried learning to ride a horse more than once, but alas, the horse senses my fear and knows it has total control. Nice post. Just visiting from the Blog Entourage Blog Hop.

Brenda Stevens said...

MY GOSH, i need a cup of coffee after reading this! ((hugs)) it sounds like a season of growth...Spurs and Spurt hehe

Nora Peevy said...

My advice, never believe that the horse named "Skittles" who is "supposedly" gentle and old is. LOL I had a bad first lesson and have never gone back. Almost broke my neck on a runaway Skittles. Darn horse!

Hopping for Weekend Warriors. I have a short story to share for my linky. Hop on by!

-Nora
http://norabpeevy.blogspot.com/2012/03/serial-sunday-telling-place-part-ii.html

Abby Rogers said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today and think that the title is awesome, though I have to admit that I've never attempted Chicken a la King myself :)

Your nose injury sounds pretty awful, I hope it's better by now!

-Abigail
www.PictureBritain.com

jennie jackson said...

Oh that sounds yummy!