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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.
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