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!
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (It was currywurst in Weisbaden, see #64)
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
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (We'll consider Habanero close enough + somebritinmass's Jamaican Jerk sauce...
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
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
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
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
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.)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
76. Baijiu <-- Nope, but Korean Soju!
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong <-- One of my all-time favs!
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
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)
88. Flowers <-- Only if you count capers :P
91. Spam <-- Never again!
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa <-- I had something very similar in Palestinian cuisine.
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox <-- My fondest memories of NJ
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee