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Posted on 2012.01.07 at 12:25
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That which ebbs, also tides. I am only sleeping every other day, and I don't know why. I haven't had a bout of this as bad since STL. God, but this does occasionally suck. On the days it doesn't, it freaking ROCKS.

For Christmas my wife and I purchased a Playskool My First Blu-Ray Player - aka Vizio. We were looking for a Netflix media server once our DirecTV contract ran out, but Vizio included that in their Blu-Ray player for the same price as a media server alone. Its not a very good standard-def DVD player, but it plays Blu-Rays exceptionally well, a distinction I do not yet understand.

Speaking of Blu-Ray, I'd always assumed Serenity was going to be my first. It was my second as it turned out, the first being the bargin-bin $8 Trick 'R Treat which I was familiar with only because of dawaioser was awesome enough to post clips on her blog. Rock on!

I just spent 45 minutes on the phone with MADCATZ who are shipping me a left-shift-key which should be here in a week or so. And I did ask them about a mechanical MILSPEC back-lit keyboard to which he replied, "Maybe its in the works," as he was not allowed not confirm.

And as if this were not enough, I somehow injured myself - shin splints. I've NEVER HAD SHIN SPLINTS. Since I've been working from home and NOT doing things like...anything, ever (I don't shower and get dressed in the mornings, I don't drive to work, I don't bullshit with co-workers) I instead walk. I walk between half and hour and an hour a day. I even have an Elmer Fudd hat for the more Kansas-like weather (read fucking cold and windy). I've done this nearly everyday since we moved. Until this week. Because of shin splints. I thought you were supposed to gradually fall apart once you turned 40!

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (It was currywurst in Weisbaden, see #64)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (At the 7-11 in Hawaii)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese <-- WILL NOT EVER! Nor "Scrapple."
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (We'll consider Habanero close enough + somebritinmass's Jamaican Jerk sauce...
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (With coffee beans in the conac - thanks photogoot's dad!
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O shot
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail <-- No, although they used to have the entire hindquarters hanging from Korean awnings in the streetmarket...
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal <-- Curry joints are the only places open after-hours in the UK.
44. Goat’s milk <-- Camel's milk (in Saudi)
45. Single malt whisky
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (sushi)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut <-- Virginia, 1993 stationed at Langley
50. Sea urchin (sushi)
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi <-- Maybe, at a high-end Japanese restaurant once.
53. Abalone (no but sounds interesting)
54. Paneer <-- Both my fav Indian places have this!
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle <-- Only once, in Germany.
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8%
59. Poutine (wow this look so bad for you...i must try it!)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads (this wins for the name most unlike what you actually get when you order it! j* and i went to a Valentine's sampling dinner one year and this was on the menu. it was ok.)
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu <-- Nope, but Korean Soju!
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong <-- One of my all-time favs!
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef (i don't know how i missed this one either, i'd like to try it)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers <-- Only if you count capers :P
89. Horse
90. Criollo
91. Spam <-- Never again!
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa <-- I had something very similar in Palestinian cuisine.
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox <-- My fondest memories of NJ
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
100. Snake


michelle1963 at 2012-01-07 20:55 (UTC) (Link)
The poster makes me laugh!
ehowton at 2012-01-07 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
As a fan of both Tron and The Big Lebowski as well as the similarity in the language used by Jeff Bridges in the former as it was reminiscent of the latter - I had to laugh. And I thought pcofwildthings would get a kick out of it.

Of course if she hasn't seen TRON: Legacy, it's only half as funny.

That goes for you as well.
pcofwildthings at 2012-01-08 01:31 (UTC) (Link)
I love the poster, but since I haven't seen Tron Legacy, I must be missing something, eh? I never saw the first Tron either. Is that a prereq?

Curious about the food meme...

Hubs and I have Elmer Fudd hats too for wintry weather walks! Mine's fur lined (fake, as it's a Walmart special).

I need a beverage, man. Sorry about your shin splints.

ehowton at 2012-01-08 05:50 (UTC) (Link)
He used the same taxonomy of words as in The Big Lebowski which I found hysterical! My son kept asking me why I was laughing during parts which weren't funny...

As far as a prerequisite, suffice it to say you're no techie and we'll leave it at that.

I happened to get that hat on sale for LESS THAN HALF PRICE at the Eddie Bauer outlet. I'm a confirmed bargain shopper.

pcofwildthings at 2012-01-08 15:18 (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to have to watch Tron Legacy. I know my husband has wanted to see it (he saw Tron back in the day). Neither of us are techies. However, I was the system admin and support liaison at the law firm for 12 years, which meant if the geeks explained what needed to be done, I could implement. It was also my job to distill the technical information the geeks fed me and dumb it down when necessary so the pointy-haired guys could understand why we needed to upgrade and would begrudgingly fork over some of what would otherwise have gone into their pockets for the project. But since I've been out of there 4 years or better now, I'm pretty clueless anymore. I don't miss that shit, but I do miss my techie friends.

Less than half price sales are the best! I only wish my Fudd hat was lined with weal wabbit.
ehowton at 2012-01-08 16:29 (UTC) (Link)
The soundtrack by Daft Punk absolutely makes it for me.

And I understand about the techie part, I really do. I once met a techie that didn't like Star Trek.
codekitten at 2012-01-11 20:22 (UTC) (Link)
I am only sleeping every other day, and I don't know why.

i've hit a major bout too...the past two months. i'm just coming out of it so you have my sympathies.
ehowton at 2012-01-11 20:32 (UTC) (Link)
My wife blames it on my "big brain" and "always thinking."
codekitten at 2012-01-11 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
yep yep. that's about how i would describe it.
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