IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Makin’ Bacon


Jim bought a bunch of pork bellies the other day. Kinda of a group effort. He made his top secret curing rub and I joined in around 7. The bellies get cut in half so they will fit in to the 2 gallon zip locks. The curing mixture is then applied lovingly to one side. The slabs get double bagged and stored in the fridge for 7 days being flipped over every day. We’ll slow smoke ‘em next week. I’ll put more in the Islander.
Bird update day 2. Eric the artist is hard at it and it shows but just when you get all the tennis balls in the air someone throws in a cat. Or in this case a woodpecker. A real woodpecker. Seems it is appreciating the fact that Eric has removed all that pesky bark from the tree so hunting for bugs just got a lot easier. Ya gotta love Mother Nature.
More on my pet peeve…….Hang up and drive, you’re not near as good as you think you are……

*      In Texas, nearly 1 in 4 crashes involves driver distraction
*      In Texas, 100,000 vehicles involved in crashes (in 2009) where
*      Distraction in vehicle
*      Driver inattention
*      Cell Phone use 
was cited.  408 of those were fatal
*      Drivers using hand-held devices are 4 times as likely to get into crashes injuring themselves or others
*      Drivers under 20 years old represented 16% of fatal crashes
*      In Texas
*      42% of urban teens and 48% of rural teens text while driving
*      81% of Texans believe texting while driving is worse today than 5 years ago

ELECTRONICS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
May 7, 2011 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Space Center Houston parking lot
This is a JSC Contractor Environmental Partnership Event.
This event will be free and open to the public.
Acceptable materials include:
• Personal computers
(includes desktop PCs,
laptops, and workstations)
• Monitors and fl at panel displays
• Printers (ink and laser)
• Scanners
• Digital cameras
• Handheld computers
• Digital entertainment
• Telecommunication
equipment
• VCRs
• DVD players
• Cell phones
• Portable music devices
• Mice
• Keyboards
• Wires
Unacceptable
materials include:
Televisions; white goods like
microwaves, washers, and dryers; any
appliances; and any equipment containing
radioactive materials, free-fl owing liquids, chlorofl uorocarbons,
polychlorinated biphenyls, or “hazardous waste.”
Call the JSC Environmental Info Line with any questions: 281-483-6207

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