the matrix?

A friend of mine from work sent me this lovely window into an untapped culinary world the other day. It proved to be an entertaining distraction and we both agreed that the hotdog bits with spaghetti through them looked like those machines that attacked Neo in The Matrix. Anyway, I suppose you could make an adult version of Spaghetti-Os with this? Scary.

In the realm of updates, I've got a few to make:
  • am currently slightly obsessed with the new Neko Case album.
  • am currently residing on the outskirts of migraine land.
  • am currently annoyed at the travel part of work travel... just air plane annoyance.
  • am currently overjoyed with visions of a Hug Atttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack in the Bay area.
  • am currently trying not to squeal every 5 minutes with Big Travel plans which are rapidly approaching.
I think that's a pretty good list. I had an excellent time lazing about last weekend and look forward to making some Chili for friends this weekend. That's right people. THE Chili.

Neko Case: This Tornado Loves you ... a song explanation: this is a love song from a tornado to someone. The album, Middle Cyclone, is just fantastic.


some moments from last weekend.

alley Sports Center
obligatory orchard introduction


Squirrel Guns

I loaded on up and went home last Thursday for Easter weekend. I had plenty of snacks, water, space blankets, etc for the late-night trip that sent me over a mountain pass... but I did not have a squirrel gun. This, I soon learned, was a shortcoming given my family's Okie roots. Our unofficial bunny day dinner was Saturday night and believe you me it was a good one. Not only was the chow delicious, the conversation was quite lively. All I can say is that the trip down memory lane involved a distant male relative dubbed Penny the Pervert (his name was, in fact, Penny) and Grannies with squirrel guns. That's right people... grannies with squirrel guns. And you need those special guns because if you don't get the squirrel just the right spot than you can't use the meat. I suppose in the grand scheme of things that a squirrel gun would have been useless on Thursday had I needed it, given the fact that it was dark. But still. I'm sure I could rig some sort of gun rack in my car, start a new trend. Get myself a squirrel gun and ride around listening to country and western music. Its a pretty short leap for me when you think about it....


scheming update

The Ultra Hip

With the travel restrictions in place for work, I haven't been down to see the Cool Kids since last September. Luckily some have managed to head north for family visits (which means I get to see them as well), but I'm itching for more visit time. For the entire Hug Atttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaack gang.

Just so y'all know, I'm in proper scheming mode. And if scheming mode doesn't work out, there's always cheap airline tickets and comfy floors with bunnies.

Over and out.


those wacky germans

Ummmm, I'm providing a nice dance video for your friday. I plan on learning this particular dance as I shall travel to Germany next month. I'm quite excited about it and that excitement needs to come out some how. This dance is as good as any other... I mean, I've got the snoopy dance down already. Have a great weekend and learn a new dance!


why I have class: reason #31

Last night I had some foie gras and watched Point Break.