Friday, July 22, 2011

Sitting here at work bored...

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Well, here I am. I havnt posted in the past couple of days so here I am.
its been hot the past few weeks, with some extreme humidity. I have not seen it this hot in many years. I havnt been able to get out and do anything that I have really wanted to due to the extreme heat and when its not hot its pouring down rain... Or like tonight, I have to work...
Dont get me wrong, i would rather have the heat over freesing cold... On another note I have heard the voice and 12 weeks from this week.. Give or take a few days will be the first frost... The 20 yr ciciada threw me off but i heard the normal ones that tell of the frost this morning...

As always, please leave me a note to let me know that you have stoped by... ~wysprs~

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

*SIGH* What to write about..

Well considering that today I have really not done anything other than going to the library to check out my normal huge number of books. I can rent out 18 at a time however I only took out 10 and 2 audio books to listen to as I clean toilets at work... But also checked out 5 books on edible herbs identification, one on fishing, two on photography, one on sailing, and one on downsizing your life..

I think I am going to start posting some of my old projects that I have done here as well and post them as I did with my recipes.. I made a bow last year and wanted to make one again this year but the place I prefer to take my wood from is flooded and has been since February when we started getting all the rain.. that's OK though because my bow still shoots hard right now and is probably still good for a few years.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Ok, I have now posted 5 recipes to my page and will still be adding more as I go along. I still havn't slept since I have come home from work at 10ish this morn and am quite a bit tired. I used to come home and do this all time when I would have a couple days off, but that was some time ago..

Well going to get off here for a bit and may be back later tonight or may not.. just depends on how im feeling...


Reuben In a Can

This is a really odd concoction that I came up with in 2007, if you are in a pinch and cant afford decent corned beef or cant make one, then use corned beef in a can.


  • 1 can corned beef in the can
  • 1 can sauerkraut
  • thousand island dressing or miracle whip
  • rye or some other hard or whole grain bread
  • swiss cheese

Mix corned beef sauerkraut and dressing in a gallon ziplock bag. it will start to look a salmon color, but will still tastes good.

Butter opposite sides of your bread.

Place one slice of swiss per slice bread.

Add the mix and either broil in oven or pan fry.....


Cheesecake by Brad*

I first made this cheesecake back in 1992, I took it from an old recipe from an obscure cookbook and added a little bit here and little there. Originally if I remember right, the recipe called for cottage cheese that was boiled down to make cream cheese or something similar there of. When I wrote this recipe down it was from memory and this is what I came up with... the last time I made this prior to writing this down was in 1994.


  • 2 8 oz. packets Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 4 oz packet lemon jello
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • (don’t use the fat free one, you need the fat to bond)
  • 3 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Make jello mix with half of water called for. DO NOT LET THIS SET!! (I used Great Value brand and it called for 1 Cup boiling water and 1 cup cold. I only used the 1 Cup boiling water)

  2. In a large bowl add cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice beat with eggbeater or hand mixer until soft.

  3. Add milk to mixture and blend, it will be slightly frothy.

  4. Fold Jello into the cheese mixture until blended.

  5. Let this set for about 5 minutes.

  6. Pour into the crust and place into refrigerator to cool and set up, this will take up to 5 hours, or you can cut the time in half by placing into the freezer.

  7. The crust that I used is the larger gram cracker crust that says "2 more servings" so it is larger and will fill the crust to the top of the gram cracker

Reuben Brad Style*

I have been making Reubens for a very long time, since high school I think, I do know that is the first place I remember eating one. If you have never eaten one, I suggest that you at least try it once.


  • 1 Corned Beef Roast, cooked and sliced about 1/8 inch thick
  • Sauerkraut, prepared or from a can
  • Swiss cheese (I prefer baby Swiss)
  • Rye Bread
  • Thousand Island dressing (Miracle Whip if you don't like Thousand Island)
  • Butter or Margarine


  1. Butter one side of two slices of bread and then stack it so that the buttered sides are towards each other, pour about 1 TBSP of the dressing on the top slice of bread (unbuttered side) and spread it evenly.

  2. Add enough thinly sliced Swiss to cover the bread on top of this.

  3. Add on about 3 -4 TBSP of sauerkraut and arrange it evenly so that it is level and uniform across the sandwich.

  4. To this add enough corned beef to cover your sandwich (the number of slices will vary depending on the size of roast you have cooked), cover with more Swiss cheese.

  5. Here is the tricky part, take the bottom piece of bread, and turn it over onto the top of the sandwich so that the buttered side is facing out. Set the pile on a griddle or pan.

  6. Toast both sides, and its ready to serve.

pictures of how to make this sandwich are at:

Brad's Awesome Hummus

Having been diagnosed with gout and researching it, i decided to go with a greek menu for a while to prevent the painful flare-ups it worked for a while and I really like it a lot, since coming up with this recipe I have had many requests for it from people who also suffer from gout...


  • 1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 roasted red bell pepper

In a food processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

Serve immediately with pita bread, pita chips, or veggies. Store in a airtight container for up to three days.

this was my twist on a recipie that I had found... I aded a few things to taste, its rather awesome in my opinion and has a very good color to match the delicate flavors...

just made a second batch, chopped smoother, also added olives and an extra 1/2 tsp oregano and 2 squrts of frank's original to it... 2 words "tottally awesome"

Brad's Cherry Cocktail to help Gout

Recently I was diagnosed with gout, a very horrible horrible disorder. Imagine having kidney stones in your joints, when you get a flare up it is just so painful that you want to die. While doing research for things to prevent flare ups I discovered that sour cherry juice can prevent flare ups... so I came up with this and it doesnt taste bad at all, matter fact it kinda tastes like koolaide...

2 oz cherry juice

1 TBS lime juice

1/3 cup sugar

22 oz water

Monty Python - always look on the bright side of life

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best... And...always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the light side of life...

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing. And...always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the light side of life...

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow. So always look on the bright side of death Just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you. And always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the right side of life... (Come on guys, cheer up!) Always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the bright side of life... (Worse things happen at sea, you know.) Always look on the bright side of life... (I mean - what have you got to lose?) (You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing!) Always look on the right side of life...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Still Making Changes

Well apparently the powers that be have caused flash to no longer to run the same as does java script... it really bites that they have brought themselves to do such.... I remember having probs writing DHTML scripts because of this very same thing.. thus it made it hard for me to keep my Web Design Business going and eventually gave up..

Well attempted last night to use mms to post so that it wouldn't end up as 4 or 5 posts.. and it didnt work as email either.. it really bites too... to bad there isn't an app for that...

on another note.. talked to a good friend last night... caught up on some things and made some plans for the future... im hoping that soon all this crap that's going on to be over and I can get back into having my life back and making good of it...

Im thinking thats all thats for now and will try and post another post later... oh on a side note, I did find this morning that my web show "The Whysprs Show" had been picked up in Cambodia.. i havnt posted anymore episodes cause been too busy with other things... but intend to have more soo.... thianks for stoping by and please leave me a note to say you were here...