Monday, November 26, 2007

Mike FUCKING Sherman????

According to my CueCat, the Big Jim Jacks of Texas A&M have tapped Mike Sherman to coach their football team to a hopeful show (as in third, not as in THE SHOW) in the Big12 South. This is a man who was unable to win with Brett Favre. But, to be fair, Green Bay didn't have much of a tradition of winning, like A&M does.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Putting the Thanks Back In Thanksgiving

Maybe next year just forget the turkey.

Eating Dallas: Texas de Brazil

As the Jester can attest, I loves me some meat -- the more the better. And there is no better way to induce a grade 3 meat coma than a trip to a churrascaria.
I've been to Fogo de Chao many times and have even made a visit to Grapevine's own Boi Na Braza where I consumed enough animal flesh to make Ingrid Newkirk to spin in her self-righteous grave, if she were dead, which she is not. But I had yet try Texas de Brazil which is closer to my current home than Fogo and Boi.
Since all of these restaurants are basically the same, I can only really review my overall experience rather than specific dishes.
Well, the first thing that bothered me about my visit (remember, I'm a complainah/hatah) was we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated at 7pm on a Sunday when more than half the tables were empty. Really?
We were finally seated -- outside. I liked this. It was a beautiful November evening (all hail global warming) and TdB has an outdoor option that Fogo does not have. I then ordered a bottle of Penfold's Bin 389. After some time I was presented with a bottle of Penfold's Bin 407. I was told that they couldn't find the 389. Really?? They are similar wines, so no foul. But it is surprising.
The parade of skewered meats began. Everything was delicious. Meatwise (is that a word?), everything worked except the chicken parmigiana. My bad really. What am I doing saying yes to chicken here?
Overall, if you're in a meat emergency and live south of LBJ, this place will do. But if you're planning a trip to a churrascaria, I think Fogo is a slightly better experience.
2727 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas TX, 75201

Monday, November 12, 2007

And So It Ends...

Friday I received my final paycheck from the corporate quagmire (giggity) known as Nortel. The pressure to find a job begins today. Luckily I'm addicted to ordering things from Amazon and thus have an abundance of cardboard on which to write "Will blog for travel vouchers".
The Greenville/Mockingbird intersection will soon be my new office as soon as I can dispatch that dude in the wheelchair that hangs out there.
Get a job, deadbeat!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Am I Back?

Is it over?

I don't know. I certainly have been fairly aimless recently. And this has caused a lack of blogging. I've ramped up my job search since if I'm just going to waste my time I might as well get paid for it. I'm not happy about it. If anyone can figure out a way I can travel the world and get paid for it that would be swell.

All It Needs is a Vagina

This article reports on a game console with 187 MAME-emulated games, a 24-inch LCD, cupholders and a built-in kegerator. It could also use a burrito (Chipotle) dispenser.

For When my Charred Remains are Found

My dentist gave me these molds of my teeth. Pretty cool, huh?

TSOS Test Kitchen: Indian Spiced Chicken with Indian Spinach with Chickpeas

There's a show of the FoodNetwork HD I Tivo called Pairings with Andrea. She's a sommelier who went to SMU. But despite that she seems to know her shit. Plus she's easy on the eyes. Well this recipe didn't come from her. It came from the show that was on just before hers -- Good Deal with Dave Leiberman.

I had dismissed his show as crap based solely on his Tony Romo-esqe permagrin and that his show always ends with his too cool friends showing up at the end of each episode to taste his offerings. Well these two dishes looked good and I had been wanting to try my hand at something Indian-ish.

I should have trusted my instincts. It's not that these dishes were bad. They were just suprisingly bland. The spinach called for just 1/4 tsp of cayenne. I doubled it and it was still pretty mild. The chicken had no heat to it. I think I may try it again with coconut milk instead of yogurt -- thai it up a bit.


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