Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 31 (Thank You for Remembering Me)

How do you say thank you to someone who helped capture a piece of who you were,  When memories of your past are crumbling around you…

Well in this episode I try to do so
The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. I love ya too, Dood

Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 30 (Silly and Sensitive Sci-Fi Webcomic)

I’ve been a big fan of Dave Kellet’s comic Sheldon for many years.  I have no idea how I missed that he did a Sci-Fi comic called Drive

This comic is probably one of the most unique Sci-Fi Webcomics I’ve stumbled across.  And I’ve absolutely fallen in love with it.

Here’s a link to his Kickstarter for Anatomy of Animals

The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. In Space there is no sound. That’s sad cause you can’t hear Prism Shard out there

Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 29 (How I Feel After Scaling the World)

It’s short.  I’m tired.  But there’s a reason behind it

I wanted to do a recording as close as I could to me finishing out my wall climb

I wanted to kind of give a sitrep of how I feel right afterwards.


Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 28 (We All Gotta Eat Right?)

Well after yesterday’s downer, here’s something that’s a little more upbeat
And delicious.

Shout out to you Nutty. You inspired it!  Made me think of good food!

Puerco Pibil:

For the dry part of the marinade:
5 tablespoons Anato/Acheote Seeds
2 teaspoons of cumin seed
Tablespoon of Black Pepper corns
8 all spice seeds
½ teaspoon of cloves
(You can find all this at Shoppers Food Warehouse in the Spanish food area. Get the whole stuff… It tastes better. Heck any store that has a big Spanish food section has a better shot)
Throw all of it into a grinder and grind the heck out of it till its all powder (Use a coffee grinder… they work great. Just keep one grinder for coffee and one for spices… mmmm fresh ground spices)

Now The Liquid Part:
In a blender combine:
½ cup of orange juice
½ cup of white vinegar
A few chopped Habenero peppers (about 2 or so)
The Juice of 5 lemons (I recommend juicing 5 lemons yourself… but store bought lemon juice is ok but get the freshest you can)
2 tablespoons of salt
8 cloves of garlic
Blend it up completely liquid (use the “holy crow you pureed it” setting)
Then add and a Splash of good tequila
Basically any good anejo tequila works GREAT.
And that’s the marinade for ya.

For the Meat:
Get 5 Lbs of Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt (hehehe that’s funny) (don’t use chops… they don’t work too well)
Cube into 2 inch squares
Put the squares in a large (gallon size) Ziplock bag pour the marinade over the meat and kind of smoosh it around and coat everything really well.
I marinated the meat for about a day… But you can cook this after marinating for about 4 hours if ya want

Get Cookin’
Get a pan that will hold all the meat comfortably. I recommend a large lasagna pan myself
Line the pan with banana leaves and leave the edges hanging over the sides of the pan (again check the Latin American section of Shoppers Food Warehouse… They’re in the fridge and go for like a little over a buck a bag. One bag should do ya just fine)
Dump the entire contents of the ziplock bag on the banana leaves.
Fold/squish the entire banana leaf overhang over the meat as tight as you can. You can also use more leaves if you need. Just make sure the whole of all the meat is tightly covered on all sides with banana leaves.
Then cover tightly with foil. Make sure that no steam can escape cause that’s how the meat’s cooked.

Cook at 325 degrees for 4 hours.

The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. Almost as tasty as Puerco Pibil!

Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 27 (No Power No Life)

Decided to go a little introspective.
It’s a bit of a downer

Sorry about that

The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. I love ya, dood!

Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 26 (Playing with Fear)

Ah Little Fears
The game of childhood terror.

And my first experience of running it for folks not part of my home base “gaming gang.”  Seems that fear exists outside the game too 🙂

The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard.


Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 25 (Sleep Studies are WEIRD!)

Your brain can do some strange things while contemplating all that a sleep study entails.

The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. Prism Shard proves that not all music that came out after 2000 is crap

Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 24 (Strangest Rage Release Valve. Thanks YouTube)

Tee’s DDOP episode “Writers Rage” really got me thinking.  Aside from the fact he’s incredibly eloquent and creative.

To quiet my rage, what do I do?  It took me a bit to figure it out and I was kind of surprised what I go to.

Here’s links that I promised you in the podcast

Oxhorn’s Fallout 4 Lore Series, VaatiVidya’s Dark Souls Prepare to Cry Lore Series, EpicNameBro’s Playlists.  Mostly for From Software games They’re awesome..ShoddyCast “The Storyteller” Fallout lore series

Last but not least
The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. Prism Shard gives ya eargasms 🙂

Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 23 (Proto Brachiation)

So guess what I’ve been doing the past few months?
I found a way to exercise my brain and body at the same time. And it doesn’t suck and it’s not boring!

Shout out to everyone at Earth Treks!  Thank you all so much for the fun, encouragement and advice!

The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. We love you, doods.

Five Degrees Off Normal: Episode 22 (The Mandatory Awkward Introduction)

Why is this thing called five degrees off normal?
It’s not a happy reason, that’s for sure.

But things are what they are. So here’s hoping my bit of background doesn’t scare ya’ll off.

The intro music is all thanks to Prism Shard. Prism Shard, for music that doesn’t suck!