Saturday, November 1, 2008

Smo says I don't blog enough...

So here ya go! This is full of so much win

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Of Dating and Pizza


Lovely janet--sadly, yes, I was more impressed with the sausage. Don't get me wrong. She was super nice and very easy to talk to there was just ne sais quoi. My dad always says, "Kissin' don't last. Cookin' do." or, more eloquently, "Sic transit gloria." Perhaps we'll see each other again.

H-train--I almost linked blood sausage but, I figured those truly intrigued would take the time to google it. Glad you did.
I'm a big fan of "No Reservations" and "Bizarre Foods" and they're always eating weird shit like that so, lately, I've come to be more experimental in my restaraunt and food choices. So far so good. And speaking of google

Cuil is cool. Give it a shot when google doesn't give you what you want.

Date 2.
We met at Spin pizza, talked for a little, ate pizza, went home. Physically much more attractive than the first date but, harder to talk to--I would almost say she bordered on arrogant. Plus, she doesn't like beer OR coffee. My sis' and dad say she was probably just nervous and it came off as arrogant. "You should give her another chance." Perhaps I will.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Of Blood sausage and Dating

Believe the rumours, yours truly has been dating.
Two dates, to be precise, with two different women.

The first.
I hate to paraphrase Elaine from Seinfeld when she said, "No, I mentioned the bisque" but, let me refer you to the title and say I mentioned the blood sausage. Not to imply that we played couch rugby--we didn't but, I came home more impressed with the fact that I had not only tried blood sausage but thoroughly enjoyed it. We went to La Bodega, had blood sausage, went to Starbucks, yadda yadda yadda, I'm writing about it now.

It's a start.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Palin Comparison

I had this whole "pale in" comparison play on words thing to go off on but...meh that takes too much energy. Let me just say that I agree with GB: she can go back to Alaska. Seriously, what was Fred Thompson thinking when he endorsed her by saying she could "field dress a moose." That was specifically aimed at a particular portion of the population...
...the same portion that likes NASCAR.
...that has a HS Diploma or less.
...that would never, ever, have had enough money to worry about the inheritance tax but is still glad it's gone.
...etc., etc. blabbity blah

I'm very angry lately. I think it's my new job. And this string of really bad commercials lately. Is it just me? There's commercials telling us that:
"America is a consumer society"
"Consume more"
"Wal-Mart is great, buy more Mall-Wart"
"This car gets 30mpg highway"

Really, 30mpg?! OMFG that's amazing!!!11eleventy1! What? 40-50mpg should be the bare minimum. Hell, my eight year old truck with 105k plus miles on it gets 28mpg in town. A recent conversation with a co-worker yielded this little gem, (re: gas consumption/driving an SUV) "Yes, but I pay the same price per gallon as you." That's true, but you drive a gas guzzling SUV to and from work and your rate of consumption for this non-renewable resource is easily 3-4 times that of mine. You're using more than your fair share to do the same job.

Did we not learn anything from the 70s?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Dear god,
Hope you got the letter,
And I pray you can make it better down here.
I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer,
But all the people that you made in your image,
See them starving on their feet,
cause they don't get enough to eat

From god,
I can't believe in you.

Dear god,
Sorry to disturb you,
But I feel that I should be heard loud and clear.
We all need a big reduction in amount of tears,
And all the people that you made in your image,
See them fighting in the street,
cause they can't make opinions meet,
About god,
I can't believe in you.

Did you make disease, and the diamond blue?
Did you make mankind after we made you?
And the devil too?!

Dear god,
Don't know if you noticed,
But your name is on a lot of quotes in this book.
As crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look,
And all the people that you made in your image,
Still believing that junk is true.
Well I know it aint and so do you,
Dear god,
I can't believe in,
I don't believe in,

I wont believe in heaven and hell.
No saints, no sinners,
No devil as well.
No pearly gates, no thorny crown.
You're always letting us humans down.
The wars you bring, the babes you drown.
Those lost at sea and never found,
And its the same the whole world round.
The hurt I see helps to compound,
That the father, son and holy ghost,
Is just somebody's unholy hoax,
And if you're up there you'll perceive,
That my heart's here upon my sleeve.
If there's one thing I don't believe in...

Its you,
Dear god.

"Dear God" Music and lyrics by XTC

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good job

Congratulations, a pat on the back, and this "Laurel and Hardy" handshake to my friends Carissa Gump (hey Pooky!) and Natalie Woolfolk (and everyone else on the US Olympic Weightlifting team) for a job well done in Beijing. If you (and Zack) make the team in 2012 then I'll definitely make the trip to London.

Another "good job" to whomever made this vid. Found it on

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Picanha and Fraldinha

Last night I went to Em Chamas for a nice birthday dinner. Delicious. Incredible. Un-fucking-believable. I've been one time before (last summer after I passed state boards) and have been dreaming about it ever since. If you like grilled meats then you'll like Em Chamas (unless you're some weird pinko commie vegetarian). Hell, even my non-adventerous brother-in-law liked it.
Anyway, the basic concept is you pay one price ($30) for a gourmet all you can eat appetizer/salad bar and as much grilled meat as you can eat--beef, lamb, turkey, pork, sausage, salmon, chicken. All the meat is served to you at the table, sliced right off the skewer and onto your plate.

Random grumblings.
Just me, but I think the Olympics lost a little something when they added:
Horseback Riding (unless they give the medals to the horse)
2 kinds of Volleyball (they can keep womens sand V-ball though)

Oh yes, FYI