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:: Sunday, January 16, 2005 ::

Back with Randomness



It's my first post in a long while, don't expect me to do anything serious. -_^

First up, a little pet peeve. Yes, I've been watching too much poker for my own good. Enough to find another annoyance--when the World Poker Tour announcers do the play by play in the hushed tone of golf announcers! This is poker, not billards. These guys are rarely in the same room as the players. I think they can speak up now and then.

Second, first ep of Iron Chef America: The Series was tonight. I'm getting a little more serious about cooking (I made latkas over break, yea!), so Food Network is going up my list of favorite channels. The show was neat, and Bobby Flay was the iron chef up. I like him, seems like a cool guy. Very New York, hehe.

After that was a flare bartending competition. Those guys are crazy--flipping bottles, juggling four bottles at a time. There were four parts to the final competition--speed, accuracy, working flare, and presentation flare. Speed was just that, with seconds added to your time for forgetting an ingredient or spilling. For accuracy they measured time again, but you had to get your pours to within 1/8 of an ounce for the entire drink. O_o For working flare they got an order of five or six drinks and had three minutes to complete them, using flare as they went. Presentation flare is a seven minute routine with music pumping in the background. The whole thing was neat. Afterwards I made myself some tea and I found myself using a little extra oomph when pouring the sugar in. -_^

You know how you shouldn't put metal in microwaves? Have you ever wondered what you happen if you put a light bulb in there? Or a lit candle? Well, some guy had fun with all this stuff, and posted his findings at Unwise Microwave Oven Experiments. (Love the name. ^_^) Neato stuff.

Sooo... I'm back. Toronto was fun, but I didn't meet Fyre--I owe you an apology, hon! The number you gave me was out of service when I called, and I didn't get in town until 10 pm. -_- Fate was against it, I guess. I have a feeling I'll be in Toronto again, though, don't worry. ^_^

Viva la... school, I guess.

:: Kazen 8:38 PM [+] ::
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Comments:
Sooo... I'm back. Toronto was fun, but I didn't meet Fyre--I owe you an apology, hon! The number you gave me was out of service when I called, and I didn't get in town until 10 pm. -_- Fate was against it, I guess. I have a feeling I'll be in Toronto again, though, don't worry. ^_^Yeah, that's what the other people I was supposed to meet said. It's not your fault, though. On the other hand, apparently the people I was supposed to meet were in the SAME room as me and they missed me. Now that pisses me off. Turned me off YPP for a while. I'll get back into it eventually. Good to be home?
 
I like to put CDs in the microwave. Give them 10 seconds. Just make sure a) the room has a window you can open to let the smell out, b) you're watching when they do the cool thing they do, and c) you don't want the CD anymore.
 
Yes, CDs make KEWL coasters, no? well, glad to see you didn't drop off the face of the earth, K-chan.
-e
 
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