Monday, February 26, 2007

A Meditation On Coincidence

I don't suppose the fact that my massage therapist is due to deliver her baby sometime in the next two weeks has anything to do with all the aromatics she used on me last night smelling like baby powder...?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

12 Things I Like Beginning With the Letter "I"

[because I made the mistake of taking Rob up on his challenge (and then thinking of more than 10 things)...]

  1. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (for proving you *can* rock out on a flute, dernded it!...)
  2. Ideas (prefer those and data to most people and things, actually...)
  3. "If", the song by Bread (but not necessarily the Telly Savalas version, of course, of course...)
  4. Igor in Young Frankenstein (that's pronounced "Eye-gor" [grin]...)
  5. Immaturity (hey, I'm *still* working on what I wanna be when I grow up...)
  6. Io ([in the voice of Dan Aykroyd] it's a Greek mythological figure, it's a computer term -- but wait, it's *both*!...)
  7. Ipso facto (just love the *sound* of that phrase...)
  8. IQ testing (well, I've done it enough by now I'd *better* like it...)
  9. Irving Forbush (aka the red-underweared 'superhero' Forbush Man...)
  10. "Istanbul, Not Constantinople", the song by They Might Be Giants (loved the Tiny Toons video fer this and "Particle Man" both...)
  11. Ives, Charles (my favorite composer of any genre...)
  12. Izzy Cohen (the demolitions expert in the comic Sgt. Fury's Howling Commandos...)

Is There Any Rule You Have To Watch The Show To Take The Quiz?...

[or: Sweet, Sweet Braaaaaains...]

You scored 25 Idealism, 75 Nonconformity, 66 Nerdiness

How can you stop what's coming... when you don't know anything about power?

Congratulation, you're Sylar, the artist formerly known as Gabriel Gray! You are a seriously nerdy person with an enormous desire to be different, and to be recognized for it. As long as you don't go eating brains, this doesn't have to be a bad thing at all. You're ambitious, intelligent, tenacious, and unique.

Your best quality: Panache

Your worst quality: An obsessive desire for recognition and power

The Heroes Personality Test

[via much-better-Heroes-fan Betty]

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Just A Song Before I Go...

[or, How Can We Miss You If You Don't Leave?...]

Highlight from my most recent poker tournament --

spankdawg: STOP RUNNING
Rex_Ferric: what about the fish
spankdawg: HUH

Run Silent, Run Deep...

...or, as the Governator said when discussing his plans to attend the Come As Your Favorite Composer Party:


[Please stand by. Your regular service should resume shortly...]

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Fire In Their Bellies Mac-&-Cheez

(an original [if totally untested] recipe)

1 pound elbow macaroni

Cheese sauce:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2-1/2 cups of either half-and-half, whole milk, or some combination thereof
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, half grated, half cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 ounces Colby cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
A few dashes of Tabasco sauce to taste

Cheese sauce:
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add the flour and cook over moderate heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the half-and-half/whole milk and cook over moderate heat, whisking constantly until thickened, or about 3 minutes. Add the 1/2-inch pieces of cheddar and Colby cheeses and cook over low heat, stirring, until melted. Stir in the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until just done, or about 8 minutes. Drain and return to the hot pot. Sprinkle the grated cheddar on top, then add the cheese sauce and stir until combined.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Because Cross-Posting Is Ever So Much Easier Than Generating New Content...

trunk of a certain forum

iced canisters
evade deadly bombs of
macrobiotic brussel sprouts
planted last August
near the Earth's defense weaponry:
electric angelic pom-poms of negativity,
a candlestick, and nitrogen dioxide --
linked evilly so
the instant coffee karate arms
remain mostly stolid --
broken rings of koalas
eat nearly three hundred roaches
every evening, eyes yielding
emerald soup: gouged-out
ugly grinning-eagle death...

[originally posted over here...]

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I Believe They've Captured The Essence Of My Life...

Haiku2 for cranberryflags
night for some cat sup
cat milk for my revolver
mission of burma
Created by Grahame

[really via .ck.]

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I'd Never Be Able To Balance That Ruby On My Forehead, Though...

The Vedic Pantheon  is the one for you
The Vedic Pantheon is the one for you
Take Which Pantheon is Best for you? today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.

While you might not need to become a Hindu the Vedic Gods & Goddesses are the deities for you, they were there at the birth on one of the oldest civilizations in the World, and it is made up of more than just a collection of stories, the elements of Chaos math and other supposedly modern ideas are found in the Sutras and other writings of India, learn yoga and buy a sari, the Vedic tradition is where you belong.

[via Lynn S the Gnostic]