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...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
9th-Apr-2007 11:38 pm
My MOO cards came today! They are almost exactly what I had envisioned. Nice, heavy stock, good quality printing. A little darker, and a little less saturated than I'd hoped for. It could just be the reds and yellows that aren't what I expect; maybe my monitor isn't quite calibrated, or maybe it's just they way they print. They also seemed to have gotten the wrong copy of the bear flag logo I uploaded; it has a white border, and I'd specifically made a version with the correct (well, documented) bleed area. They don't seem to offer flickr 10-packs, so I'm unlikely to get it corrected. It's just a minor flaw. A solid B+ overall.

Yesterday was dead-guy-onna-stick day, which means that today is Peeps Discount Day! Yes, you too can get your Peeps fix at (typically) half-off. Stock up! (I know I did.) The next Peeps season isn't until Halloween!

Got my annual physical blood test results back. Almost all of my numbers are still very very good. HDL is a bit higher than we'd like, but overall cholesterol is still well below 200. BP is still being managed well on my current (low dose, low side-effect) medication. So, good news.

The Utilikilts party was good, but not great. The best part was this group of 4 *hot* young boys called Nanda. They did this kung-fu inspired dance with live-action fast/slow/fast fighting, swordplay, and juggling. Very impressive. Sadly, they were all wearing underwear beneath their kilts. There was also free food (the BBQ chicken and brownies were very good), and other entertainment including a trash fashion show and a number of burlesque dancers (the promised boylesque dancer never showed). The rest was kinda meh. No one I knew showed up, which was part of that. Still, I was glad I went.

A while back, cow and I had an astoundingly good dinner at six seven during the 25 for $25 promotion. I had the sweet corn bisque with dungeness crab fritter, seared halibut with artichokes, capers, and palm hearts, and coconut custard tart with coconut sorbet for desert. Every dish was superb. Definitely worth a repeat trip during the November prix fixe season.

In other foodie news, Saturday say ctseawa's birthday celebration at the Barking Frog. I'd not gotten to go there previously, but that will not be my last visit. We had the 6 course tasting menu -- 3 hours of exquisitely prepared food. Sorbet, fresh vegetables with (I think) crème fraîche, tomato bisque, sea bass with mushrooms and bacon, veal with whipped potatoes and balsamic vinegar, and frozen passionfruit mousse sandwich, coated with dark chocolate and peanuts. Mmmmmm. I'm sure I'm missing something there. Oddly, the most memorable dish was the pear sorbet. Intense pear taste, but still palette cleansing. Will eventually have to try and replicate. Again, not somewhere I can afford to go that often, but will most assuredly be heading back to.

2006 photo progress: 599/1704 (35.2%) complete. At this rate, I won't be done until July. Harumph.
10th-Apr-2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
Don't forget! We have seen 4th of July peeps! Hopefully they'll repeat again this year :D
10th-Apr-2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
Really?!? I didn't see those out here last year. Oooooh, I hope we get them!
10th-Apr-2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Ew, ew, ew. I *hate* Peeps, and I get a batch of them every year from my mother. This year's were a pretty green, but their attractive color doesn't make them less vile.
10th-Apr-2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I hope you give them away to a good home. ;)
10th-Apr-2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
He could always send them to me! 8-}
10th-Apr-2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the green ones are new, I think. I agree that they're a very nice shade. Try making Peeps 'smores; you'll change your tune. Or do you just not like marshmallow? *gasp* You're not one of those people who like Creme Eggs, are you?
10th-Apr-2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
I heart Creme Eggs. I wish I could trade you Peeps for them!

I may have to try the 'smores idea. It sounds promising!
10th-Apr-2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Sadly, they were all wearing underwear beneath their kilts.

Somehow this line cracks me up.
10th-Apr-2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Heh. Glad I could amuse. :)
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