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Evil, but cute & gay about it
...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
Now with more flavor! 
22nd-Jul-2007 10:48 pm
stewie, naughty party
The past few weeks of my life, concentrated:
  • Went to the Kwik-E-Mart today. They were out of KrustyOs, and I couldn't bring myself to buy a 6-pack of Buzz Cola, but I did have a Squishee and a movie donut. Both were much better than I thought they'd be. I'm still fighting the urge to run out for another sugar-free Pomegranate Berry Squishee.
  • Saw the Transformers movie. Yuk. It started off so well! "Bee-otch" FTW! I liked almost all of the changes to the Transformers themselves (did not like the realistic mouth-parts, but whatever). It really jumped the shark during the "haha, we're giant robots destroying the yard and his dad doesn't know are here! aren't we silly!" scene. Barf. The dialog throughout was pretty painful too.
  • Buying a camera. Decided on a D80. There's an amusing story here that will get its own post.
  • The remaining 2 seasons of Dinosaurs are out on DVD. They will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.
  • Still loving my kilts. I've now lost enough weight that the first one I bought doesn't fit, so I plan on selling it and replacing it. Also going to buy 2 or 3 new ones. During tourist season in Seattle, I get a lot of compliments when I wear them, but not much notice the rest of the year. When I went to Bellevue (just across the water), about 5 people commented on it in a day. I'm out of their business cards at this point.
  • I am clearly psychic. The very same day I considered asking seattle where I could get a Pimm's cup (like manley1 mentioned a while ago), someone beat me to it. Sadly, the answer appears to be "not in Seattle", since I do want the fruit salad bits. I'll have to make my own, then.
  • In the world of "only funny to me": misread acronyms. I keep seeing BNSF on the trains near work, and my brain translates that as "Backus-Naur special format". Also, in the world of fan fiction, there is an acronym of OTP. Over The Pants? One True Penis? I have no idea what it really means, and I'm scared I'll find out. Don't tell me if you know; I like my expansions better.
  • My father visited for 2 days. It was pretty good, actually. Conversation was a little stilted, but it was pleasant enough.
  • After taking him to the airport at 4am, I couldn't get back to sleep, so I hit the U-District Farmer's Market. Bought some amazing challah (on ctseawa's recommendation), some outstanding raw milk (there's a picture of the cow it came from on the label!), grass-fed beef, "Fool's Gold" (a combination of mead and hard cider), some emmer, and a surprisingly good slice of nut roll. That place is dangerous.
  • I've been doing a lot of cooking from America's Test Kitchen. Their crusts (Key Lime Bars, Deep-dish Apple Pie) keep coming out awesome, but their fillings are kinda meh. Also did Orange-Bourbon French Toast (via Food Network) this morning (see challah above). Wow.
23rd-Jul-2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
Pimms rocks! Yay for converting another!
24th-Jul-2007 12:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, 'cause if there's one thing I need, it's more booze to collect and enjoy. Actually, that *does* sound like something I needed. Thanks!
24th-Jul-2007 11:56 am (UTC)
You shan't regret it. It is quite yummy. Think of a British sangria.
23rd-Jul-2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
manley1 made Pimm's Cups for a party Bob & I had a while back... very refreshing!
24th-Jul-2007 12:19 am (UTC)
Yet another reason to wish I were closer.
23rd-Jul-2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
> Don't tell me if you know; ...

Oh sure, ruin my fun. :-( As someone who used to ride BNSF trains and who regularly reads several fanfic communities, I happen to know both expansions.
24th-Jul-2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Heh. Well, Burlington Northern Santa Fe I know, but that is not the first thing that my brain comes up with. Not even close.

OTP is something I prefer remain a mystery.
24th-Jul-2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Oh, too precious. Obviously true providers only talk psmack.
24th-Jul-2007 12:31 am (UTC)
24th-Jul-2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Ooh! Try posting! Oscar takes poisoning others to perdition — often tastes poor.

That's hard to do.
23rd-Jul-2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
I thought *I* was the only only one that thought BNSF was Bachus Naur Standard Form !!!!!

ah, how i love a fellow geek!
24th-Jul-2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Geekery FTW! Does your brain do any other weird acronym expansions?
23rd-Jul-2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Amazon has a special if you buy Season 1+2 and 3+4 of Dinosaurs at the same time, plus it qualified me for free shipping. I'm so psyched! I think I saw 3-4 episodes when it was on in the 90s and now I'll own the whole thing.

What was so controversial about the last episode?
24th-Jul-2007 12:28 am (UTC)
I think it was just orpnhfr rirelbar qvrq ng gur raq, but I'm not sure.
24th-Jul-2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
But given the circumstances within that episode, it's not as if it's a "ebpxf snyy rirelbar qvrf"-type moment.
24th-Jul-2007 04:02 am (UTC) - New D80?
As in the Nikon D80? Spiffy. That's definitely a few notches what I just got, but it will take me a year just to master what I have now.

Where did you order it from? I've had good results with US1 Camera.
24th-Jul-2007 07:32 am (UTC) - Re: New D80?
Yep! I actually want(ed) a D200, but the cons (including the $500 greater cost!) outweighed the pros, so D80 it is. Haven't ordered it yet, but plan to order tomorrow from Adorama (via Ken Rockwell's site, so he gets some referral dollars).
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