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Initiating Virtual Ass-Punch

Posted on 2006.07.18 at 19:53
Current Location: 63114
Current Mood: non-enthusiastic
Current Music: Yello: Baby; Neil Young: Harvest Moon
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Buying a PS2 for my boy Saturday. Mostly just to play all the old PS1 games, though I do want to get GT4...

Rec'd my Netgear FR328S today. Will hopefully have configured in the next few weeks to get my Solaris box back online. Might be getting a little help from almost-offical CCNA unixwolf.

Slept like a baby last night, and the night before. That's always good.

Smoked a micro-brisket this weekend. Haven't found any 20lb. briskets here yet. Used 'Jack Daniels smoking pellets' along side my hickory chips. It was a little over cooked (3 hours smoking, 2 hours at 200-degrees foil-wrapped in the oven) but I was unsure how long to cook a brisket so tiny.

Watched JSA: Joint Security Area with the wife this weekend. It was my second viewing. I didn't notice any 'second storyline' during the second viewing, but I did come to understand the ending. Good flick. Drama.

I'm not mopey, I'm 'non-enthusiastic.'

Enjoyed the movie Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Val Kilmer's lines were the highlight of that movie. He was fantastic, and I always enjoy the penal system letting Robert Downey, Jr. out to make a movie. "I don't think you'd know where to put food at, if you didn't flap your mouth so much. Yes I think you're stupid."

So I noticed SCI-FI was playing 16 episodes of Amazing Stories, which I missed on laserdisc when they were available. I tivo'd them all to later burn onto DVD until I read in Sci-Fi magazine that they've just released the DVD-Box set. Damn. Might have to pick those up instead.

So last night, as I was still in the smoking mood, I smoked some bratwurst for about an hour, then grilled them up to finish. Had them with grated horseradish and a Californian Pinot Noir. Most excellent.

Rec'd a request to photograph my Minolta X-700. I asked, "Which lens?" The answer was a 50mm, or something understated as to not overhwhelm the subject of the shot, the body of the camera itself. I dug out my camera and lenses to put it together for the shot, but couldn't find my 50mm lens. Hmmm. Thought maybe I'd sold it...then I remembered:

We were having a garage sale. We'd done pretty well. I started to get bored, and hot. So I started drinking. Next thing you know, I'm hugging my next door neighbor and giving him one of the X-700's with the 50mm lens!

Moral of the story:
Always stay sober at your own garage sales.



They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years and we're not using it anymore.

Tonight my wife marinated an enitre bag of boneless chicken breasts in olive oil and a variety of spices, and de-silked and wrapped 5 ears of fresh corn in foil with olive oil. I set my bag of Jack Daniel's Smoking Pellets on one burner at high, turned two on low, and kept the other off. Atop the burner which was off, I laid out the corn, and smoked/grilled the breasts on the low burners. About halfway through, I turned the burner under the corn on low as well. Pulled the chicken off at 180-degrees. Enjoyed with a (Californian) Barefoot White Zinfandel.

Everything was perfect, but the corn had no 'smoke' flavor to it, so....will consider 'grilling' the corn sans foil next time.

Comments:


galinda822 at 2006-07-19 01:39 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you've been enjoying excellent cuisine lately! And wine!

I, too, enjoyed "Kiss,Kiss, Bang, Bang". Very funny moving and I definitely think Val Kilmer stole the whole thing.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-19 13:55 (UTC) (Link)
Most definately. And speaking of, I left you a little something on your desk...
galinda822 at 2006-07-19 18:23 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'll add it to my collection.
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2006-07-19 03:13 (UTC) (Link)
The Amazing Stories set lacks any bonus material - keep that in mind.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-19 13:57 (UTC) (Link)
I'll be lucky to actually sit and watch the episodes this calendar year, but thanks for the info. My Cracker box sets were also devoid of any bonus material...everything was done on the cheap. *sigh*
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-07-19 10:52 (UTC) (Link)
almost-offical
That reminds me of a story. The guy who taught me sound is a carpenter when he's not at work doing A/C restaurant equipment repair. His dad's a carpenter. His dad's dad is a carpenter. One day, my buddy's dad built some cabinets for his (buddy's dad's) sister's kitchen. Not only were they ornate, but it was one beautiful sight to behold. He not only built them, he installed them too while she was gone.

Now, the man had been a carpenter for 20some odd years at this point.

Upon her return, his sister walks into the kitchen, glances around and says, "Wendell, that looks almost professional." Last set of cabinets he ever built for her.

Since my buddy told me that story, it's been a running joke between us. For example, when we are out in his studio (neither one of us are musicians) recording someone, when we are sitting back listening to the day's work, we joke that it's almost professional.


Slept like a baby last night, and the night before.
I need sleep like this.


I'm not mopey, I'm 'non-enthusiastic.'
This I do not understand. The day I get all happy, everyone I know is either tired, upset, frustrated, etc. etc. etc.


Rec'd a request to photograph my Minolta X-700.
What camera, pray tell, were you going to take a picture of the X-700? Were you planning on shooting the camera in a mirror? I knew you took a lot of pictures, but I didn't know you were a pro. You should take that knowledge and put it behind a motion picture camera. I bet you'd make great movies.


Moral of the story: Always stay sober at your own garage sales.
I will keep that in mind.


They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years and we're not using it anymore.
Amusing. Where'd ya hear it?


As to your meals, do the children eat what you grill, or is that for just you and your wife? How do they fancy your cooking?


I noticed you were awefully silent on my latest post. Any particular reason?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-19 14:04 (UTC) (Link)
I need sleep like this.
Stress less.

This I do not understand. The day I get all happy, everyone I know is either tired, upset, frustrated, etc. etc. etc.
It's not always about you.

I bet you'd make great movies.
I'm not that creative.

Amusing. Where'd ya hear it?
celtmanx

...do the children eat what you grill...
They'll eat the salmon & burgers, rarely the chicken. They ate the brats. When I'm grilling chicken, I usually grill-up some dogs for them. They perfer their dogs grilled.

I noticed you were awefully silent on my latest post. Any particular reason?
I'm a very busy man, a professional who is pulled all directions day in and day out. As much as I wish it were so, my online presence does not revolve solely around your blog. For this, I am deeply apologetic.
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2006-07-20 01:00 (UTC) (Link)
Brisket sounds really awesome right now. At some point Tony and I will need to make a trip up there so I can have some of your grill creations.

ehowton
ehowton at 2006-07-20 02:03 (UTC) (Link)
That would be awesome! That being said, would you mind bringing a real Texas 20lb. brisket so I don't have to smoke you a Missourian micro brisket? You can get them on sale for $.78/lb. at Wal-Mart on sale. Thanks!
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