Thursday, February 9, 2012

What has been seen cannot be unseen

I see things . . . things floating within my field of vision . . . weird things . . . wormy things.

I noticed them a few years ago. I see more and more of them as time passes.  They’re dim . . . not quite in focus.  But they are most definitely there . . . just hanging around.

What are they? Incorporeal beings trying to contact me from the great beyond?  No . . . I don’t think so.

They're transparent and have inertia, some of them are tight and some are loose. 

They seem to be inside my head . . . in my eyes.  MY EYES!   Could it be?  Could the possibly be brain munching parasitic slugs?

I went to an eye doctor and he didn't know what the hell I was talking about. Do you know what the hell I am talking about??

Have you ever seen floating worm shapes in front of your eyes?  If you have you’re not going crazy and your brain is not being consumed by parasites.  It’s actually quite common.

Those floaty things are innocuous little fragments of detritus and clumps of cells suspended in the vitreous humor . . . that gooey stuff inside your eyeballs. 

They may look like specks, strands, webs or other shapes. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky.  They're called floaters, everyone has them, and they are quite harmless.

Most often floaters are just annoying.  Unless they are visually disabling you should just learn to live with them.   Avoid focussing on those floaty bits . . . look through them.

If you’ve never seen them . . . I bet you will now.  You can thank me later.  :P

Guinness Beef Stew (Crock Pot)

3 Large Russet Potatoes, Peeled, Quartered
4 Carrots, Peeled, Sliced Into Thick Chunks
2 Parsnips, Peeled, Sliced Into Thick Chunks
2 Stalks Celery, Cut In Chunks
3 Bay Leaves
3 Lbs Stew Meat, Cubed
1/2 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Creole Seasoning ( Tony Chachere's)
2 -3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Medium Onions, Diced
4 Large Garlic Cloves, Minced
2 (8 Ounce) Cans Crushed Tomatoes 
10 3/4 Ounces Beef Broth
1 (13 G) Envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 (13 G) Envelope Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 Teaspoon Creole Seasoning ( Tony Chachere's)
1 Teaspoon Italian Herb Seasoning ( Mrs. Dash)
12 Ounces Beer ( Guinness, Draught Or Stout)
1 Cup Frozen Peas, If Desired

Put potato, carrot, parsnip and celery chunks in the bottom of crock pot. Top with 2 bay leaves.

Season flour with 1 teaspoon creole seasoning and coat the beef with the flour mixture.

Heat a couple of tbsp of olive oil over med-high heat in a large skillet and add 1 bay leaf.

Sauté beef in batches, just until browned. Add more oil to pan as necessary for each batch. Add to crock pot as beef is browned.

Add onion and garlic to the same pan and sauté over med heat for a few minutes, then add about half the can of beef broth to deglaze, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.

Add onions to crock pot.

Mix remaining beef broth with tomatoes, onion soup mix, ranch dressing mix, remaining seasonings, and add to crock pot. Pour in most of bottle of beer (whatever fits)

Cook 8 hours on low heat. Stir in frozen peas when done, they'll heat up on their own.

Serve with crusty French bread!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, squiggly line in my eye fluid, I see you there, lurking on the periphery of my vision.
    But when I try to look at you, you scurry away.
    Are you shy, squiggly line?
    Why only when I ignore you do you return to the center of my eye?
    Oh, squiggly line, it’s all right.
    You are forgiven.
    family guy you know it all