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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.
Tags: grill, lan, movies, stories

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