Friday, March 25, 2011

Arizona Wildlife

A friend of my Dad's spotted this beautiful Mountain Lion family on an Arizona golf course this week. And to think, my neighborhood is worried about a coyote... I couldn't imagine seeing these wild creatures in my backyard!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Oh, The Shark Has Pretty Teeth, Dear

The world's largest set of shark teeth is about to hit the auction market. These Megaladon chompers will be placed up for bid in Dallas, Texas this June at the Heritage Auction Galleries. With over 182 actual teeth, this Megaladon shark can exceed 100 feet in length and display teeth more than 7 inches across. Yowza!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Shifting the Motor City

This image is rare in the Motor City, but with oil prices jumping up to $103 a barrel I expect to see additional stations popping up. Lawrence Technological University in Southfield offers the first active "charging station" that I've seen. Just pull your electric car into one of the spots and receive a quick pick me up to get you to your next destination.

It will be interesting to see a shift from traditional gas stations to electric vehicle charging stations over the next decade. This New York Times article looks at some complications with the switch, including potential grid overloads and a need for new infrastructures. The pics from California are wild, seems like everyone is so accustomed them already!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Running Hounds

Many thanks to Christina. Click here to see 50 super cute, slightly wild, pictures of running Basset Hounds.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Colombian Street Dogs

On a trip to sunny Florida last March, Andrea, the sweetest girl ever, introduced me to the concept of a Colombian Hot Dog. I'm not sure if it was actual ingredients or her authentic Colombian accent that sold me on the treat. Seriously, she is so cute. Hopefully I can explain it correctly:

First, boil the hot dogs in Cola. I know, weird, right? But I'm sure it's amazing. Top the dogs with cole saw, pineapple, a ketchup & mayo mixture, and mustard. Finish things up by adding a layer of crunched up Better Made potato chips (my favorite!).

I haven't stopped thinking about this magical creation since I heard about it! I bet these are just as good with chicken or veggie sausages. Yum!