Tuesday, December 3, 2013


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gluten Free Sausage Balls

Hey there! It's been a while, hasn't it? I haven't been doing a whole lot of crafting here lately...the hubs was furloughed during the government shutdown, and we have been super busy with soccer as well. Thankfully both are over. 
We now have a few weeks to breathe before the holiday rush:o)
I have been doing some baking and sewing the past few days, and just happened to have my camera handy while doing so.
I had to go gluten free after my gall bladder surgery...crazy, but kind of good as well. I have had to make healthier choices since the surgery...you can't go wrong there!
Anyway, now that the holidays are approaching, I am trying to find ways to make some of my favorite cool weather foods into gluten free renditions.
I love the taste, but I think I love them more because my mother used to make them for us all the time. Especially when we were going on vacation. That was our staple breakfast car food. Memories:o) I actually do the same thing with my kiddos on long car trips...making memories of my own now!

Most sausage ball recipes call for Bisquick...Bisquick has gluten...boo! Now that gluten intolerance is more prevalent, there are more gluten free options available in local grocery stores. I found a baking mix at Publix that is gluten free...score!
So are you wanting to try your own?
Here's what you'll need:
2 cups of Gluten Free Baking Mix(I used Namaste)
2 cups of sharp cheddar
1 pound of your favorite sausage
Work the mixture in a large bowl with both hands. You will want to make sure that all of the baking mixture is thoroughly combined with the sausage and cheese. Your arms will hate you, but your taste buds will be thanking you very soon!
Roll out into little 1"-2" balls. Place on parchment paper...makes clean-up a breeze.
Bake at 350 degrees for around 15-18 minutes. 
The taste is slightly different, but not by much. They taste super yummy and are a great option for G.F. folks!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The cachet of communications: Why city planners are enamored with media

Policymakers worldwide believe they can create vibrant media cities and are heavily investing public funds in hopes of reaping economic and cultural benefits from media and communications developments.

They believe media cities will help improve transportation systems and the provision of a range of public services, rejuvenate existing media firms, promote entrepreneurship and innovative start-ups, and create well paying employment for a new generation of workers. Policymakers believe media cities have transformative power to modernize the economy and support renewal of industrial or urban districts. These are highly optimistic beliefs.

The biggest problem is that few cities have monopolies on information and media production although the scope, scale and types vary. If that is the case, how can one community stand out as a media city?

To be unique the city must find new ways to use communication and media to make life easier and help the public interact better with each other and society as a whole. But it is hard to keep others from adopting those practices as well. To be unique a city must provide a locale for information and media firms that is more attractive than other places. Locations with strong social and cultural amenities, skilled labor forces and supportive cultural and/or industrial policies tend to produce that result, but media cities also need a pre-existing base of media and information companies and need to build relationships among those companies and social institutions.

The idea of the media city is attractive to policy makers because media and digital products are fashionable, contemporary, and desirable. They are environmentally clean businesses and don’t produce heavy traffic and social disturbance. Policymakers also like them because they can connect the media city idea with other economic, industrial, and cultural policies such as telecommunication infrastructure policies, information and communication technology policies, and cultural policies supporting national identity and culture expression.

Political realities also come into play because media cities provide politicians opportunities that manufacturing, logistics and service industries do not. Pictures of politicians with celebrities and media proprietors tend to provide positive images and lead to access to people who can help them politically. The media city thus becomes a mechanism of political power and policies to create media cities tend to gain great political backing.

The fundamental question one has to ask is whether the hopes and benefits sought by policy makers and politicians are realized through media cities. Clearly transport and public services are improved by better information systems that inform the public and allow better management and deployment of public resources. Media cities have not, however, been highly successful at providing the value added, employment gains, and economic multiplier effects found from other types of industries. This is primarily because most information and media firms are microenterprises and dependent upon contract work.

Media cities have more successful in their transformative goals for modernizing perceptions of the local economy and renewing urban districts. They are especially effective as real estate development projects that benefit construction and building owners. But are those the best outcomes for a media city policy and the use of public funds?

There are downsides of media cities because the highly mobile nature of employment and production in information and media industries permits companies to play off competing governments for funding and tax advantages and to move when they are no longer available. Information and media firms also have higher product and firm failure rates than other industries and this tends to reduce long-term economic benefits by comparison.

The results for media cities are mixed, but they still carry cachet among policy makers. A good dose of realism is required in considering whether a media city policy is desirable in a community. To be effective, they policy must be nurtured and configured so it actually produces results beyond mere urban renewal and changing perceptions of the economic base of a city. Merely calling a place a media city is not enough.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween! Looks like ours will get rained out, but I have a back up plan;o)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Business October 22 2013: The BARTy Hard Edition

It’s back! BART is back in action! And we have a government again, such as it is!! So much to celebrate. Get on a train (wait for one with the new seat covers) and join us for this week’s Business. 

We’ve got some dandy guests. 

Southern bred, but Brooklyn based, the musical comedy duo Reformed Whores have been busy serenading the country with songs about everything from venereal diseases to drunk dialing with sweet harmonies and old-timey wit. Fronted by Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, these Southern belles are "sweet, they’re adorable and they have an eye for the hilarious. Oh, and they have mouths like sailors — very funny, astute sailors." - Nashville Scene

Casey Ley is a San Francisco-based comedian. He hears this a lot: “Hey, you’re that funny gay comic, aren’t you?” He hopes that, soon, people will recognize him as just a funny black comic. Casey’s been featured in festivals like SXSW, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, TX. He is the host and creator of the popular San Francisco show “This Feels Wrong” and a weekly comedy game show called “Mayhem Trivia.” His comedy has appeared on NPR and he was voted the Bay Area’s best comic by readers of SF Weekly in 2012.

Ivan Hernandez was born in New Jersey in the eighties and was mostly bored until starting comedy in his late teens. His style is marked mostly by self-deprecation, dryness, and yelling. Favorite topics include comic books, food, women, and any intersections of the three.

Samson Koletkar is world's only Indian Jewish standup comedian. He has performed his cerebral, witty, thought-provoking, clean humor in India, Canada & U.S. and has been featured on NBC, CBS & NPR.

Plus your regulars! ‘Caltrain” Gill and Bucky “MUNIster”.



The Business October 16th, 2013: The Waking Joey Devine Edition

Joey Devine will win the lottery for your hearts. He is a bestie of The Business, and it is a pleasure to have him as this week’s guest host. Also, after he dies we plan on scheming to keep his fortune. 

Also joining us is the No. 1 Dawg of The Business, Kevin O’Shea!

And miracle wunderkind David Gborie, a Knight of Shining Light and Good Vibes.

Plus, Ben Feldman who is so smart you’ll be all “DAAAAAAMN EVEN HIS ASS IS SMART”.

And Billy Wayne Davis, one tall glass of sweet tea!

And a bite right out of the Big Apple, Erin Lennox!

Plus your regulars, “Sean Jean” Keane and “Cee-to” Green

ONLY $5!!!!!!!!!!!!

We Sell Out!! Get your tix in advance.

BYOBurrito even if that means you orphaned a taco YOU MONSTER.

The Business October 9th 2013: Fistful of Guests Edition

This week The Business brings you a fistful of guests, one for every finger on your hand. It's a veritable high-five of comedy, slapped across your funny bone, but a collection that wraps themselves together to dap your mind, like a lift driver or a suburban teenager trying too hard. It's actually a baker's fivesome, as a secret special guest will be stopping by to lend a hand as well. Here's the index of guests: 

Barbara "Babs" Gray is from Salt Lake City, but currently resides in LA, where she is all over the alt comedy scene. She's done SF Sketchfest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and appeared on the Holy Fuck live album. Ms. Gray also co-hosts the live talk show and podcast, Lady To Lady, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She also produced One Two Punch, a live standup show that took place in her own living room. She has strong opinions about Howard Eisley.

Erin Lampart is another LA visitor, originally from the East Coast. She's a standup comic and improviser, and part of the LA edition of Mortified. Ms. Lampart can be found tweeting at @ThatsSoLampy, and potential followers, rest assured - it's pretty damn lampy.

Jules Posner has appeared at SF Sketchfest and recently did the S.H.I.T.S. and Giggles Festival in Humboldt. He's an SF native, a baseball enthusiast who once had a tryout with the Cincinnati Reds, and he's an accomplished riffer. Time Out New York once awarded him Joke of the week: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/comedy/joke-of-the-week-jules-posner
Jules is one of our favorites, and his Lulu score is quite respectable.

Gabe Morales is also an SF native, but is currently based out of NYC. He's an actor, standup, improviser, and writer, and speaks English, Spanish, AND Portuguese, so heckling by Brazilians will NOT be tolerated this week.

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is a standup comic, but also an accomplished storyteller and TV host. She's made multiple appearances on NPR's "Snap Judgment," and hosted "High School Quiz Show," an award-winning show on PBS. She's also done Bridgetown and SF Sketchfest, and this year, she was the Grand Prize winner in Comedy Central Asia’s “Ultimate Comedy Challenge.” She will take you down in a trivia quiz OR in Ultimate Comedy, and that is a promise!

Also featuring Bucky "Knuckles" Sinister, Nato "Talk To The Hand" Green, and Sean "Pinky Swear" Keane. 8 PM, five bucks, bring-your-own-burrito - if you can handle it.