Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Mr Furious Heartily Endorses…

Run, don't walk, to Target and buy a box of this mix and whip up the greatest pancakes you've ever tasted. I'm not kidding around. They make my customized Bisquick apple pancakes taste like a damn joke. So good they don't even need syrup. I divided the mix and we split the box over two mornings...

In the parlance of photography that means a lens with a wide aperture that allows for a faster exposure and also gives you a really shallow depth of field. I bought one as an early Xmas gift for our trip to Disney last month, and I have been going crazy with it. The pancake shots are taken with it. I love the look of the focus rapidly falling away and having things in the background blurry...Great for still-lifes and portraits in particular. If you have a Nikon or Canon digital SLR you can buy a 50mm f/1.8 fixed (non-zoom) lens for about a hundred bucks. Best photography-related money you'll ever spend.

The most addictive snack concoction known to man. Our neighbors have made this and delivered a bag every year—until this year. I was really looking forward to it, but it failed to materialize for some reason*...so we took matters into our own hands. We made our own. A double batch. When we had eaten approximately nine pounds each in about an hour, we decided we better get rid of it. So, we brought a tin to Christmas dinner at Mrs F's brother's (where Mrs F and myself proceeded to devour almost all of it) so when we returned home we bagged up the rest and left on neighbors' stoops.

Mrs Furious has the recipe in the comments here.

* when Mrs F delivered our bag to the neighbors who introduced this crack to the 'hood, they confessed that they had made it, but eaten all of it before they could give it away—You cannot fucking stop. It's that good.

This is a no-brainer if you are a dog-owner, but even if you aren't, one of your neighbors probably is. If you put salt down on the sidewalk it can burn a dog's paws, or sicken them if they ingest it. Plus it's bad for everything—plants, grass, kids, water runoff... Ditch the old-school salt for SafePaw™, PetSafe™ or similar products.


Angelos said...

YES! on the fast glass.

My 70-200 is 2.8, as is my 100mm macro.

Mr Furious said...

Shit, dude. That is some serious gear. What body are you shooting?

Angelos said...


Mr Furious said...

We have the 30D at work. Nice rig.

Since I already had a Nikon 35mm, I only looked at the D80 and D200 when moving to digital...All to save the few bucks by using my old lens which will likely collect dust from here on out.

IF I was doing it again, I might have gone Canon 30D. I LOVE my Nikon D80, but each thing from Canon is slightly cheaper, and that adds up...