Sunday, January 30, 2005

Mmmmmm Battlestar

It's not quite the same without the cheesy 70's effects, and while Edward James Olmos is good and well cast as Adama, he's no Lorne Green. Then again, not many are.

Battlestar Galactica is my new show, at least until it jumps the shark. Hopefully it will do that later rather than sooner.

Bryson to Hamlet

Having finished Mr. Bryson's book (excellent by the way), I'm moving on to some lighter reading.

Give thy thoughts no tongue,
Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Beware
Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,
Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
And they in France of the best rank and station
Are of a most select and generous chief in that.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man...

-- Lord Polonius to his son:
Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 3

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Funny Videos & Addicting Games

If you're really bored and have nothing to do, are feeling a little "real video" but it's not on TV... here's your answer: Big All kinds of things... funny commercials, stupid human tricks, real videos, fake videos, and best of all, addicting games.

Warning... some (mild) sex. Some stuff not safe for work.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Robbie

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

-- Robbert Burns

Sunday, January 23, 2005


Try some addicting games, or perhaps see what crazyness is on memepool (not safe for work). Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Newfoundland Test

Wanted to do something different with my website. Hope you enjoy the Newfoundland test. Let me know if you have some questions to add.

I'm not sure if I spelled Sleeveen correctly. It's an irish spelling... but I've seen it spelled several different ways.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

World's Best BBQ Ribs

Honestly, unless you're in New Orleans or somewhere where BBQ takes 3 days, these are the best you're ever gonna get. I'm told that what we northern folks do by burning meat in the back yard is not to be properly called BBQ at all, it's "grilling". Well then, these are the best "grilled" ribs ever.

Prepare Ribs:

  • 5 lbs back ribs
  • 1 onion 1/4'd
  • 2 tbsp. Tabasco sauce
Put into pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes.


  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup STRONG brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Bring to boil, simmer 5 minutes. Baste ribs frequently and liberally on a low-med grill for about 20 minutes.

Back ribs are often fatty so it's wise to keep the temperature low and keep a good eye on them. I don't mind some charring, it only enhances the flavour... but be careful not to burn too much.

Recipe courtesy of my future sister in-law Shirley Jardine.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Bridal Show

Well, I've attended my first and last bridal show. Actually it wasn't as bad as I'd imagined. Mainly alot of salespeople very happy to have you sign up for "contests" so they can get your email and phone numbers so they can further solicit you.

I managed to muddle through, though I admit at the end I was a little tired, and I could feel my shoulders starting to seperate under the load of brochures I was required to politely accept and carry. If I could make it though statistics 3202, I could make it through this.

In the past week I've also, finally, managed to dust of my CD burner and get a few backups of my stuff here at home. I've lost a few hard drives in the past, and it was starting to get to me that old Betsy here can't have too many spins left in her drive. Mainly I've backed up my audio books, my website, and a few treasured documents. You'll be glad to know that if my website dies, it'll only be 3-4 weeks before it's back online. :)

I've finished reading the Asimov Robot series, finishing with the Robots of Dawn. Now I'm reading a book by Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything. Thus far, Mr. Bryson appears to be living up to expectations as a fantastic writer with the ability to make complex things seem simple.