Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Almost Human, Tattoo Removal.

Karl Urban Almost Human 3I don’t watch very much TV so when the Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavenaugh, recommended a programme called Almost Human I thought I would try and see it. Didn’t appear to be on TV in this part of Canada, so I got the episodes from iTunes. I ended up having the whole of season 1. Now I am looking for season 2 and it isn’t happening. Fox decided they didn’t want to take up an option. Although there is a buzz that the option may still be taken up. I do hope so as I loved the show. There is an article about Karl Urban, the human cop, where he says he will be relieved not to do any more TV as he saw so little of his family during the filming and would certainly not take any more TV roles if he could help it. If you have never seen the series, I highly recommend it. The show is set in the future (actually I think they should have dated it further ahead) where technology is so advanced police are having trouble keeping up so they have adopted the use of robots to act as partners. However, Urban’s character Kennex can’t stand the regular robots and ends up with a DRN (Dorian), they were all decommissioned but were built with a synthetic soul which his Captain feels would be a good match for Kennex as he is “almost human”. I also think Karl Urban is a good looking guy. Dishy - is that word used any more?

An amusing, to me, headline that the tattoo removal business is booming. All the Tattooskids who went and got cool tattoos are now finding, years later, that they are no longer cool. Personally I have never liked them and always figure the people that have them are nuts. I understand it is pretty painful to have them removed too. I guess these people who cover themselves in tattoos wouldn’t want to go through the pain. I once met a woman who was covered in them, it turned out she was a daughter-in-law of a friend. She ended up at a pig pickin’ we did. She was heard complaining that all the people locally stared at her – none of us were surprised. I just cannot comprehend anyone doing this to themselves.

I have one bugaboo here, this sounds like a good dish, but everyone seems to think if you add feta to a dish that makes it Greek. It doesn’t. I have spent a lot of time in Greece and their food is delicious but does not include feta all the time. In fact, not even frequently. However, in this case, I love shrimp, I love risotto so what more can I ask.

Greek Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto


Sweet onion, rich feta cheese, and fresh dill provide dynamic flavor in this easy weeknight meal. The hardest part about making risotto is the constant stirring, so grab a magazine or plan to call out homework while you let this dish simmer, about 30 minutes. Balance the plate with a lively fennel salad.

Cooking Light MAY 2009
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups risotto) greek-risotto

Ingredients
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 3/4 cups chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 3/4 cups (1/2-inch) slices asparagus (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preparation
1. Bring broth and 1 cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total).
3. Stir in asparagus and shrimp; cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and remaining ingredients.
Fennel salad: Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl. Add 6 cups torn romaine lettuce and 1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb; toss well to coat.

Have a great day
Jo






18 comments:

  1. There is a lady in our village whose husband is a plastic surgeon, She runs a specialist beauty treatment business and has a contact with the local prison for tattoo removal. The prison is for those nearing the end of their sentence and who want to get rid of tattoos that may prevent them getting jobs. She has some interesting stories to tell.

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    1. I would think she does Bob. I know when Matt worked in the Borstal system the youngsters would tattoo hate and love on their fingers doing it themselves.

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  2. Yeah, sorry I turned you on to a show that was cancelled.
    I'd don't get tattoos either.

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    1. Yes, all your fault Alex. Actually, according to what I was reading, someone else might pick it up. Keeping fingers crossed.

      What, not even a Ninja tattoo LOL

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  3. Fox's programming decisions have always confounded me. I am still not over their canceling 'Adventures of Brisco County Jr' after just one season, in 1994. It was a great show. And 'Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles'. I have a couple tattoos but they are discreet. My stepsons and their girlfriends have quite a few of them though.

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    1. It's incredible isn't it? Presumably they didn't figure they got enough audience share.

      Don't understand you getting them done JoJo. But each to their own I guess.

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  4. I've heard of Almost Human, but didn't see it. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. I bought it from iTunes. Netflix probably has it too.

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  5. I hate it when a show I love gets cancelled.

    I have no tattoos, but my husband has one. He has his family crest on his shoulder. It's classy, so it's all right. I'm not into the whole covered in tattoos look.

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    1. I don't watch TV much so when I find something good, I get annoyed when they cancel it.

      Even that won't look good when his skin is older.

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  6. I don't understand wild or sinister tattoos, especially those on the neck or face. I can see getting a tasteful one (if there is such a thing - LOL) in a place that's hidden from view when one is clothed, but that's the only type I'd ever consider.

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    1. Diane has it right, they look ugly on wrinkled skin

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  7. My best friend has a tiny tattoo on each shoulder, but I'd never want to do it. Those things look ugly on aged and wrinkled skin.

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    1. You are so right Diane. Horrid thought.

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  8. I hope your new show gets renewed. It's sad when you start to like something on TV, and then it gets canceled. I've also never been a fan of tattoos, but I do love Greek food!

    Julie

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    1. Me too Julie.

      I love Greek food too, had some wonderful meals when I was there.

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  9. I can't ever see getting a tattoo because the process looks way too painful. : (

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    1. I understand removing them is even more painful

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