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Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I’m just beginning to see
Now I’m on my way

to another meeting.  Only two today, not so bad really.

Left-over pasta for lunch from Cecil Whitakers All-You-Can-Eat Pasta special that they have every monday.  The tortellini is actually better reheated than it was fresh.  It turns out that I can’t eat as much all-you-can-eat pasta as I once could.  And for that degredation in skills I am actually quite happy.  Sometimes I am still shocked at the portions at restaurants.  I’ve been back from Hong Kong for one year and sadly I have adjusted to the gigantic meals of the Midwest but its sad.  No wonder overweight people outnumber the thin here.  Trained.  Blarf.

I have bought some clay.  My wife printed off a 25% coupon for Hobby Lobby and we went there last night after I got home from work.  I ended up getting some Sculpey Firm which from the descriptions online that I read seemed like a good fit.  I also have a cheap package of what I can only guess is just plain old clay and not polymer.  The package is in 438 different languages and none of them seem to be English.  It was cheap so I thought I would try it out.  I have no idea what I am doing so who knows what will actually work for me.

Kira is off with Grandma and Grandpa Stinky for a few nights.  They get called Stinky because they both smoke and… well… they stink.  I’m sure there’s a nicer way to put it but – no.  Febreze is used so it helps but only so much.  Maybe some day they will quit.  Yeah.

I think we are planning on going to see a movie tonight.

Valentine in White

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Looking for something new to spice up your Valentine’s Day date?  Perhaps an unexpectedly romantic dinner out with malodorous side-effects?  Well then, you are in luck.

On Feburary 14th (Valentine’s Day), select White Castle locations will be providing a candlelit dining experience from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  You have to buy the food of course, but they will provide the ‘ambiance’.  How romantical is that?

Sadly, it seems that none of the St. Louis, MO White Castle locations are offering this unforgettable experience.  But if you are in a different city, check out the locations at the official site.

All this time…

Monday, July 14th, 2008

All this time that I’ve been living in Hong Kong, I thought the closest Papa John’s Pizza was in Shanghai, PRC.  I just now discovered, with less than a month to live in Hong Kong, that there is actually one right here!  It’s in Yuen Long.  OMGWTFBBQPWND!

I must have it.  Now where the hell is Yuen Long???

Holy Crap!  It’s almost all the way to the China border in the middle of freaking nowhere.  Ugh…. I may have to wait till I get back to St. Louis…..

Melon Jerry… erm, Jelly

Monday, June 16th, 2008

It’s a fact that Japanese people speaking English often confuse the letter L with the letter R and sometimes the other way around too.  Some people would call that Engrish.  But not often do I get to see it in writing.

Melon Jerry (Jelly)

These Melon Jelly Chocolates were available in a gift shop in Narita International Airport in Japan outside of Tokyo.  Notice that it’s not actually jelly but jerry.  Perhaps the order of the words could be changed around a bit too.  Ah well, I guess you can’t spell check everything.

Mutant Shrimp

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I have no idea what these are really called in English and I certainly can’t remember what they’re called in Cantonese.  But they are edible and available in the seafood and wet markets in Hong Kong.  Here they are for your amusement.  Mutant shrimp.

Mutant Shrimp