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...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
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17th-Feb-2008 06:58 pm
stewie, naughty party
This is just a brain dump about a variety of nifty things that don't quite get a post of their own.

Attention Boston-area foodies: your mission is to go to Gargoyles on the Square, order the "'Abstract' Bouillabaisse" appetizer, take pictures, and report back; do not read the text under my next link as it will spoil the surprise. For those of us foodies who do not live near Boston, read this. Want.

Though I don't know her, siderea's LJ is a stream of fascinating study excerpts; mostly psychology stuff, but other random things pop up here and there. Some recent excellent entries: Rat Park and the addictiveness of intoxicant (why the Skinner box experiments are wrong), flash games that increase self-esteem, how attitude matters, "The Secret", and Neiman Marcus Cookies, Bright Children Become Enlightened Adults, the recent undersea data cable cuttings, and document management software suckage.

Seeing the gorilla: how to be lucky.

EDIT: Read this short story called BLIT first, then read The comp.basilisk FAQ. Don't want to say too much for fear of spoiling the awesomeness.

Undercover clock restoration. That's what I said.

Spells Of The Culinomancer: A Roleplaying Supplement.

Lobsters: an excellent short SF story involving lobsters, sentient Russian mainframes, and kinky sex. The warning at the top is true; some of the sex depicted is n/c.
18th-Feb-2008 04:02 am (UTC)
Interesting; siderea is only 2-degrees from me (five people who are mutual friends with me are mutual friends with her, where mutual friends refers to LJ readership; all five are people I actually know in meatspace).

If I still lived in Bostonia I'd go there in a heartbeat.
18th-Feb-2008 07:01 am (UTC)
Yet more confirmation that this really is a small world.

As more time passes, it becomes clear that should I ever need to leave Seattle, only Boston could be my refuge.

Also, I've been having lots of food pron in my house lately; should be able to post about it soon. I know you're into that sort of thing... :)
19th-Feb-2008 03:04 am (UTC)

i totally think boston should be our '09 visit-y spot!

why yes, i am aware that i haven't even bought my 08 visit-y plane tix yet - don't at all see how that should stop me from planning 09 :P
19th-Feb-2008 08:00 am (UTC)
Am not even a little surprised that you are planning '09 visit. I fully expect '10 is penciled in on a calendar somewhere. :)

It feels very odd to earnestly write "'10".

Anyway, yes, Boston would be a lovely spot to visit in '09. And I hope you will feel less stressed about '08 when you're back in financial feast rather than famine. *hugs*
19th-Feb-2008 07:15 pm (UTC)

we're in the money, baby

i'd totally forgotten that i'd fully intended to fund my 08 trip with my tax refund - which is why it wasn't on my budget/savings list


tax refund is sitting nicely in the account, plane tix have been researched - all that's left is to confirm there are no better deals using jer's pull/miles, which i plan to have done by middle of march
18th-Feb-2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
You realize that Gargoyles is right where I work, yes? The next time you're in town we should go.
19th-Feb-2008 08:02 am (UTC)
Why, no, I had no idea at all! That's great news: you need to be first with the on-the-scene reporting, then. Hop to it! I expect a full review by the weekend. :)

We should totally go next time I'm in town. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. Is LISA '09 in Boston? Or was it Chicago? Not that I won't be in before then, of course.
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