Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
makes up one pint
Fry up three strips of
bacon.Add cooked bacon to a clean pint sized mason jar. Trim the ends of the bacon if they are too tall to fit in the jar. Or you could go hog wild and just pile in a bunch of fried up bacon scraps. Optional: add crushed black peppercorns.Fill the jar up with vodka. Cap and place in a dark cupboard for at least three weeks. That’s right- I didn’t refrigerate it.At the end of the three week resting period, place the bacon vodka in the freezer to solidify the fats. Strain out the fats through a coffee filter to yield a clear filtered pale
yellow bacon vodka. Decant into decorative bottles and enjoy.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Since it is so similar to the Monk, I went and tried me some of their Fish and Chips. And boy was I disappointed. They were flavorless and bland. The batter is "flavored" with Smithwicks. I think they should reconsider this and just do whatever they do at the Monk. The chips were good, though.
I did like the feel of the place -- lots of warm wood and cozy nooks. And they at least try to have a good beer menu -- albeit mostly imports. So for that I'll give it a good grade.
2621 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX
Monday, January 21, 2008
Can't we just like kick this old school. You know, like I stick the baby in a basket, send it your way, like Moses and the reeds?
I have to admit. It's a lot more fun to review a movie or a restaurant with flaws than ones that are flawless. Juno is nearly flawless -- hilariously funny both smart and broad, great acting and a cool soundtrack. All I can do is implore you to go see it as soon as you can.
- 0 breasts
- purple vomit fu
- Academy Award Nomination for Michael Cera and Jason Bateman just for their work on Arrested Development.
King Wally says check it out.
Tuesday morning I woke up with the flu. For much of Wednesday and Thursday all I would do is sleep, wake up, take another shot of NyQuil and go back to sleep. Finally I started to feel good on Friday. So good, in fact, I finally got around to bottling my second batch of brew.
But then on Saturday -- yet another Winter League Saturday where we had only one sub thanks to the huge lack of commitment from one of our captains -- in the middle of our second game I actually ran. And I was punished handsomely for my showing of effort and hit a horse divot and rolled my left ankle all the way.
After pounding the ground repeatedly and spouting more "Fucks!" since playing on Kip's Winter League team, I limped off the field to polite applause.
I probably did more damage by hanging out at the fields until 10pm. But, hey, I was having fun.
Monday, January 14, 2008
- NBA Finals -- Mav lose series after choking away game three.
- Romo fumbles snap for game winning field goal.
- Stars lose series to Vancouver even though Turco has three shutouts in the series.
- A 68 win Mavs lose in the first round to the 8th sede.
But I will say it was one dandy party.
Was that gay enough??
As the kids today say, major props to Glenn and Kyle for another great party. Although the creeping sense that I'm getting too old for this stuff was starting to bum me out. Luckily I doubled down on the jello shots and that feeling quickly disappeared.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Located just a fried tiramisu's throw from Fair Park (ooh that sounds really good), The Amsterdam is one of many hipster hangouts in the area. It distinguishes itself by having an interesting array of beers on tap. I was as delighted to see beers on tap I had never seen before (like almost everywhere I went in Seattle) along with my beloved Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. $3 pints on Tuesday and Hop Head Thursdays are among there specials.I didn't get to eat anything so I can't comment on the food. And the place is very smokey. Why do hipsters smoke so much?
One of the more interesting sites was a couple of 20-somethings drinking a Maredsous and doing a crossword together. I thought that was really cool and I wanted to kill both of them. That's just the dichotomy that is The King.
It's very smokey and a bit out of the way. Otherwise this place would have gotten an A.
831 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX
Some of the funny:
It wasn't. Kentucky Fried Chicken had filled a bowl with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, breaded chicken, and finally, cheese. Shut-ins, people afflicted with Prader-Willi Syndrome, and manic-depressives also do this. If you're trying to make a fortune in the food and beverage industry, those are the three demographics to shoot for—the Famous Bowl is one of the bestselling items on the
KFC calls it their version of the shepherd's pie. Shepherds in Kentucky must be full of rage and slathered in confusion. They must hang their fat, skin, and muscles from bones carved with runes of surrender.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Dang that was a long sentence.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Perhaps it was foolish to wait until the money started to run out to start actively looking for employment. Or maybe this is just another way the universe is telling me to not get back into programming and to open up Wally's as soon as possible.
This was my first job interview in over a decade. Just before the holidays I canceled an face-to-facer with a company in Las Colinas. It didn't sound like my kind of job, and I just wasn't psyched, so I canceled. In retrospect it might have been nice to practice.
I think the interview went well. For the most part I answered all the important questions correctly. Although at one point, on a fairly tricky question, sweat started to form on my forehead.
I guess I know why I haven't been on a World Poker Tour final table now.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The other beatdown was they wanted me to remember all of my ailments for the last ten years. That was easy for me. I've only been so sick I needed a doctor twice in the last ten years. I had gall bladder surgery in 2002 and that nasty bacterial infection this past summer. But what about someone who isn't as robust as I? And I have no records of who treated me in 2002. I don't even know my surgeon's name.
Well hopefully all my records will be in order and I can get my $108/month health insurance. Otherwise I may have to marry one of my readers (preferably female in gender) and glom onto her (again, preferably) insurance. You can fight it out.
Pillows at 20 paces.
It's in a great location with lots of parking, which is a plus for that area. Otherwise I just don't see what's so great about it. I need to go back and try something else on the menu. But what I had, scallop fritters, were bad. The usual supects on tap. Christ Dallas needs a bar that has something interesting and different on tap.
2401 Henderson Dallas Tx
Walking into this place is like walking into many of the little grocery/delis back up in Jersey. This place gets an A just for it's smell. Fantastic sangwiches. So great I even went back today for their Cuban.
4901 Bryan, Dallas TX
I Am Legend
Does any Charlton Heston movie need to be remade? Did we learn nothing from the whole Planet of the Apes fiasco? Well, this is what I thought before seeing it. But this turned out to be a pretty good movie. More Castaway than Omega Man in many respects.