Month: May 2010

a mushroom for Vanessa

I dedicate this mushroom to my beautiful sister Vanessa… one of my greatest inspirations.  I love you Vanessa.   Thank you for being there for me every single day.  I count the days until we meet again.  We should have mushroom salad to celebrate 🙂  Mmmm, marinated mushrooms, perhaps.  We’ll talk. <3

Obsessed with Asparagus

There was a time in the not too distant past, that I didn’t care for asparagus.  I would pass by it at the Farmers’ Market without so much as a glance.  If you had asked me then, I would have told you it was because asparagus had the texture of a twig… and the same flavor, thereabouts.  I honestly can’t explain why my mind, or more aptly put, my taste buds, have changed to such a degree… but since it is such a welcome change, I will not complain.

The obsession first began with the consumption of the asparagus… grilled, the majority of the time – simply, with a drizzle of Spanish Olive oil and a sprinkle of Dirty Salt.  Yum.  Then, after a while… I became consumed with the idea of drawing, painting, sketching and chalking asparagus.  It is like the asparagus is trying to stay alive through my art and that makes me happy.  Enjoy the first two of my asparagus series.

Anti Virus, Virus Elimination.

I just recently eliminated a nasty virus that was pretending to be anti virus software that was detecting viruses on my computer.  I’m not sure how I got it… but if it happens to you… this is the best solution I found to deal with it quickly so you can be up and running in no time.

1. Remove any anti-virus software you may have installed.  If you have something like AVG installed – this virus overwrites or disables it so that it can’t run.

2. Shut down and reboot your computer into “safe mode with networking” (press the F8 key when booting up and select from the list)

3. Download, install and run Malwarebytes

4. Once the program completes you will be prompted to reboot.  Once you do, you will be out of safe mode… and the virus should be history.

I can’t promise it will work for you… but it worked for me.  If you are experiencing system shut downs or extensive virus warnings… you could be infected.  Act early if you can, this virus is very aggressive.