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Tom Kha Kai

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

This cold and flu season has been murder. But it gave me a chance to finally perfect this soup I love, but never found a good at-home recipe for.
There used to be a small thai/chinese restaurant near my old office, and on cold days we’d get their chicken soup with coconut milk and […]

er: the end of an era.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Wow. I guess I hadn’t realized just how long er had been on as a show, until the retrospective and final episode. I was still a teenager, still in my parents’ house–Thursday nights through high school and college. Episodes that made me laugh my head off or bawl my eyes out.
Just […]

24, Season 7: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Monday, January 12th, 2009

This season’s theme:
“So, there’s only three of you against the entire federal government? Ok, I’ll play ball.”

The Shield: Series finale.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

As usual, the title should have already told you this is a spoiler–if you’re still reading and you don’t want to know what happens to Vic Mackey and his crew… you should stop now.
Ok. Now that I didn’t see coming. I thought for sure when Shane did the coke that he was gearing […]

“Best sushi in the Triangle” title changes hands.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Tokyo Fun
4325 Highway 55th
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 544-9696
Every once in a while an old champion flags and an upstart surges ahead. But sometimes, you get an even better surprise–a newcomer that, for some reason, has got /serious/ game and comes out a smidge ahead, with a venerable old favorite finishing gracefully a step behind, but […]

Second Life: My first (truly) negative experience.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

First things first–if you’re in Second Life, I highly recommend you avoid any land rentals from:

Xael Aeon
Rainbow Estate Land Sales
Communal Waters

Here’s why:
The short version: Xael Aeon is a greedy asshole.
The long version:

I paid L$20,000 to rent an Open Space Sim (OSS) from Xael Aeon on Nov 3, 2008 for the period of 29 days.
It […]

Restaurant review: Sono sushi

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
For several years now, I’ve had an bunch of friends that get together about once a month to consume vast quantities of raw–and cooked–fishies. Our group’s been going out long enough now that we’ve tried a good number of the sushi places in the area… and we all have our favorites.
When we can’t all […]

Not dead? No.

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Contrary to the actual appearance of this blog, I am still alive over here in my little corner–medium-sized corner?–of the internets.
What conspires to keep a random blogger down? Mostly, the fact that I spend a good portion of my day at work staring at a similar interface and don’t want to continue looking at […]

Eight random facts meme

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Tagged by my good friend Paul, I must make with the posting and rejoin the blogging internets once again. I understand from his explanation that I’m to reveal eight random facts about me and then tag 8 people who are asked to do the same. So without further ado or explanation:

I’m deathly afraid of […]

Well, /duh/.

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Turned on the TV when I got home, and the local news was on. Fortunate timing, otherwise I would have missed this absolute gem (And the emphasis? Is totally the newscaster’s.):
[ A shot of a fat white dude, shirt doffed, big tattoo clearly visible on his chest. ]
“Police say 45-year-old Tony Finch, a […]