How's the weather over there?

Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Summer Solstice

This is less for them and more for you. In the sense that putting it down on "paper" makes it more "real."

Things to accomplish before the Summer Solstice:

  1. Find an apartment.

  2. Buy a new car.



Details to follow...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Feel the math!

Okay, here's a math joke for ya:

Chuck Norris can divide by zero.

You still can't help but laugh your ass off after every time you think of that.

Oh yeah, and happy 22/7. Which was yesterday.

d/0, over and out.

A trip to the Phlebotomist.

After re-reading that last post you noticed a behavioral pattern or trend over the last 24 hours.

You went to the lab to get blood work done this morning and all was well. Unless waking up earlier than usual after fasting for 12 hours and driving to a lab waiting room with 6 people who arrived before you constitutes "well." Perhaps that put you in a mood, perhaps not.

You made small talk with the phlebotomist. Asked her about her son who has a band and how that was going. She asked you what your plans were after your parents move back to Hawaii; you told her you were going to throw a party and she was welcome to attend.

Then the strangest thing happened; after she drew the blood and taped you up you told her that in all honesty you would probably be upset having your parents gone and all, then she proceeded to tell you that at least you'd have your brother here.

What?

You responded that "That would be true--if I had a brother. Which I don't." And she became somewhat flushed and responded, "You don't? I could swear...well...my son's and only child..." As you remember it she trailed off after that. Or maybe she kept talking. Either way...

Sheesh. Are you always this cranky?

They are instructed not to answer that.

This is a gas station for chrissake!

So you had a couple interesting run-ins at the gas station this evening.

Your unspoken thoughts appear in italics. Event accounts edited for brevity.

Encounter the first:

A cute girl about 20 approaches...

Her: Excuse me, what kinda cologne do you wear?
You: Huh? Oh, I don't wear cologne.
Her: Never?
You: Nuh-uh. My natural smell is good enough.
Her: You sure?
You: ...
Her: *Blushing* Uh...well (at this point you tune her out because she's speaking salesese)...can I show you some samples?
You: No.
Her: While you pump gas?
You: Sure. (Wait wha? Pump? What did you just agree to?) *She runs off*
Her: This one is...(She said some shit you don't remember.)...can I put some on you?

...

So you let her--because she was cute--and then she asked you to buy some and...

You: No. I told you I don't wear cologne. But that was a good performance, if I wore cologne I would have bought some.

She leaves. Then this old drunk holding a gas can approaches.


Encounter the second:

Him: Can I have some gas?
You: No. I spent all my money.
Him: ...
Him: That's a nice car.
You: It's alright, it's kind of a piece of shit.
Him: What's wrong with it?
You: Well, it needs some body work. And, as you can see, some paint over here...and here.
Him: You don't see to many of these around. You see a lot of those...um...those...
You: El Caminos? Chevys?
Him: Yeah, you see a lot of those around these days.
You: Yeah, everybody has those these days.
Him: But you don't see to many of these around anymore.
You: *Pulls out keys* Well, I gotta to go to work now.
Him: These are probably collectors items now. They're kinda rare.
You: Yeah dude. Look, I gotta run, I gotta go to work now. Alright man.

Then you got in your car and left. It's a gas station for christ's sake!

What the fuck.

Monday, March 06, 2006

10,000

It's been 10 months since you last mentioned your music library and that's exactly how long it took to get those last 1000 tracks. But you did it:

10004 songs, 27.4 days, 46.68 GB

Whew! Onward and upward, to 15k!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Huzzah!!

Here's a tip: When you make Garlic and Tomato soup, PAY ATTENTION TO IT!

Don't, for example, watch a movie. Say...Just Like Heaven, and try to multi-task--because you'll forget. The end result? The soup reduces, since it over simmers, and ends up SO f@#!in' salty that you can actually feel your blood pressue spike while you eat it.

So...yeah. Just sayin' Just a quick tip. Not that that's what you did. Not like you had to add an extra 1.25 cups of water or anything. And especially not like adding the water actually saved the soup.

No no, just a quick tip. That's all.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Under Construction

All,

We are currently working on the template for this site and following sometimes--most of the time, things won't look exactly the way we might like.

Please excuse the mess!! ;-P

Thanks,

The Management

Friday, March 03, 2006

Soft Spot

You watched this tonight and enjoyed it. And you are man enough to admit it.

Just Like Heaven

Denny Crane.

Note to self.

Fix this theme. Seriously. It makes you want to vomit...again.

Delicious!!

So it's a bit late right now and you just finished making the most scrumptious; flavorful, delicious, and only you actually know how to from scratch, soup.

It's preparation and ingredients are simple; however, the final product has a flavor that is at once complex and yet delicate and robust. Kinda like you precious.

The soup itself can be broken into two steps: a simple broth, and one more ingredient.

Garlic and Tomato Soup

The Ingredients:

  • 5 14oz cans of Vegetable Stock

  • 1 Large head of Garlic

  • 1 Tbsp. of Olive oil

  • .5 Tsp of Paprika

  • 1 Sprig of Thyme

  • 1 Sprig of Sage

  • 3 Sprigs of Parslet

  • 1 14oz. can Undrained Diced Tomatoes



The Preparation:


  1. Tie the herbs together into a bouquet, we'll need these later.

  2. Bring the Vegetable stock to a boil. Then reduce to low.

  3. While thats happening, Mince the garlic.

  4. In a large soup pot, saute the garlic over low heat in the olive oil until golden.

  5. Add the stock to the garlic.

  6. Drop in the herb bouquet and add the paprika; stir, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer.



How long they simmer is up to them; you usually simmer for about 30 minutes. It depends on how strong they want the flavors to be.

When that's done the only thing left to do is add the diced tomatoes and simmer an additional 15-20 minutes.

Goes great with a fresh baugette or some bruchetta, croutons or crostini. A small spinach, feta, and apple salad or some pasta and they have a meal!

Bon App├ętit!!

All credit for this recipe belongs to the Moosewood Collective. You're just too lazy to find the link right now. :-P