Monday, August 28, 2006



Haven't posted in a while. Work is hard and not fun, more so than usual. Life is stress preparing for fun, and if that isn't ironic you can call me Alanis Morissette.

So here is my post: Post post post. (NSFW)

Will post more later, when I wake up.


"And isn't it ironic, doncha think?"
-Alanis Morissette

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Vanity, thy name is Professor Farnsworth!

I couldn't resist.

Hot on the heels of Slashboing, as ever, is my latest post. I'm not feeling terribly creative right now so this is a shameless rip off of my good friend's recent entry.

Come on, though. You can't tell me that you aren't curious as well. Check it out here. Do you hear the voice I heard? "Come on, you know you want to. Dooo it."

So I opened my Pandora's box. Kent gets Russel Crowe and Tom Cruise. I get attractive women and Art Garfunkel. Sigh.


“There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it”
-Mark Twain

My wish is your command


If you care to read the comments on my last post, Dr. Haggis has made it too damn easy for me to spend my money. He arranged for the creation of this baby at a passing comment of mine:

Kent - Please stop pinching out merchandise that sings to my soul - It's getting expensive.


"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."
-Jackie Mason

Saturday, August 19, 2006

A good time had by all

In the aftermath of the lastest anual Con-Version I have come to realize something.

Even with the toys, the panels, the guests, the costumes, and everything else, what really makes a Con great are the people.

I have just been to one of the best Cons I have ever been to, and the reason is the people. The people who flew in to meet us all, the people who came to see and enjoy, but by far and large the people who made it work.

I can't express enough thanks to Kent and Rae for putting this together. It was more than great, it was amazing. The sheer amount of work and sacrifice they made to make certain that all things were right at all times is staggering. I can only hope that in all of that they had a few moments to indulge as well as create, but I think that they did. Thank you two, it was wonderful.

Special thanks to Michelle as well for putting together the TruceFest Dance. A wild, exciting evening of music, drink, and dance. Truly it was a Disco Inferno.

And a special note on this years programming - This year Con was honored to have a special guest, Jeremy Bulloch. For any non-geeks who have stumbled across my blog by mistake, Jeremy is the most feared bounty-hunter in the galaxy, as well as a world-class great guy.

I was thrilled to have some time to speak with Jeremy, and gain his insights into the original Star Wars Trilogy, the prequels, and miscelaneous other things. All in all he is pleasant, funny, and infinitely patient when confronted by a human wall of adoration, such as getting cornered in every public area he visited. Possibly best of all, he is a Boba Fett fan, a fact which makes me grin uncontrollably, and I'm not sure why.

Thank you everyone, for making this the most memorable convention I have ever been to.


"Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
-Miguel de Cervantes

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mmm.. Cheese..

Take 5 cups of your favorite small pasta. (I like rotini.) Start that boiling in a huge pot.

While that is cooking, in a large bowl combine one can of condensed mushroom soup, 1/2 cups milk, 2/3 cup each (chunks, not grated) of cheddar, mozzarella, and swiss cheese, and 1/2 cup of bacon bits. (Real, unless religion forbids.) Nuke that for 2 min on high and then stir, and then two more minutes and stir at the end.

At this point start your oven and set it to 450 degrees ferenheight, but on 'broil' so it's only hot from the top.

When the pasta is 95% done, (very slightly chewy) strain it and pour it into a large oven safe pan. Add the (now melted) cheesy, gooey, mushroomy bacon mix and stir thoroughly.

Grate equal parts cheddar, swiss, and mozza again until you have 2 cups of cheese. (About as much as before.) Sprinkle that on top of the mix and try to cover it evenly. Then sprinkle another 1/3 of a cup of bacon bits on top.

By now your oven light should be out, meaning that the oven is hot enough. Put this all in for around 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is browning and crispy.

Then eat this:

Then die happy.


"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
-Harriet Van Horne

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I know, I know.


So I haven't posted in a while, my bad. I've been pretty busy with work and getting ready for not just ConVersion but DragonCon as well. Should be good. I'll post a bit more later in the week. In the meantime here is a pretty sweet simpsons video. Someone has too much time on their hands.