Sunday, April 10, 2005

Go Away!

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

I Am Moving, But Only Virtually

I am moving from http://proactivebusybody.blogspot.com to http://www.proactivebusybody.com, effective immediately!

There are still links to comments used in this Blogger format (the Haloscan comments), but please consider those read-only comments. For all new comments, please use the "SAY SOMETHING" Link at the end of each post. I'll say more about the changes in the next few days, but for the most part, the blog will look the same, but it will have better functionality, and I won't be subject to Bloggers constant technical problems.

BIG thanks to Aaron who got it in his mind to do this change. I have done nothing. He's done the whole move himself with his BIG BRAIN!!!

Friday, April 08, 2005

Finger Update

Chili finger update

"You had me at ginger"

Clotilde over at Chocolate and Zucchini had the best idea:
Write down some of your favorite ingredients on small pieces of paper. Put them all in a jar, pick three at random (no cheating!) and see if you can come up with a recipe to make the most of your trio.
I was toying around with a similar idea last night. I was thinking that there are certain ingredients that I see on a menu which make me want to order a dish, regardless of the type of dish it is. These include: avocado, smoked gouda, banana, yogurt, creme fraiche, mushrooms, bacon, olives, strawberries, fresh pasta, ginger, cream, mango (especially mango chutney), caramelized onion, beets, anchovies, cumin, cornmeal, blackberries, artichokes, oatmeal, roasted red peppers, lemon zest, etc... Then there are some types of dishes I'm willing to try regardless of ingredients, like any type of crepe, any type of beef stew, any lasagna, any risotto, but "salad" ... You generally have to convince me of a salad. I don't just go for that right away. Same with cake and pie. I need convincing, maybe some strawberries or ginger?

I think I might give Clotilde's suggestion a try soon.

What about you?

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

AMERUH-KUUUUUUUUUHHH!

You've got to be kidding me.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

WRONG THEATRE!!!

Yesterday I reached a little goal of mine: get something on Boing Boing! I was so excited. Although that isn't why I called the people in the Star Wars line, but it was a perk. I can rest now. I have arrived! Anyhoo, check this out. The kids are at the wrong theatre! Can you believe it?! Hilarious!

May the force guide them to the right one within the next 45 days!

Monday, April 04, 2005

Star Wars Fanatics

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love the Internet!

I saw a link on Boing Boing just now that says the following:
Star Wars geeks in line at Grauman's will answer payphone calls -- Jess sez, "Star Wars fans are already lining up at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles for the Episode III premiere in six weeks. Perhaps more interesting, however, is the fact that they are apparently answering the payphone outside the theatre. Give them a ring at (323) 462-9609 and see who answers." I just rang it and the guy who answered it did a great impression of someone answering a pay phone in line for Star Wars -- so it may even be true!
... so I called the number! I spoke to a nice guy named Elliot. He's 21 and got laid off from his job in January, and he's a huge Star Wars fan. He said there were about 9 people there when I called, and it was "46 days and counting" until the movie opens. People don't have specific places in line. Instead, they just spend lots and lots of time there. They sign in and out like a job. When the movie opens, they will decide the order of the line by whoever has spent the most time waiting. There is a site going online today called Lining Up about the scene outside the theatre.

When I said goodbye, Elliot said, "Bye, and may the force be with you!"

What a week. Does blogging about Medieval Fighters and Star Wars Fanatics have an affect on my position in the Geek Hierarchy?! I'll have to ask Adam.
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Update: They mentioned me on Boing Boing! I have arrived! Also, on an unrelated note, what the hell is wrong with Blogger these days?! It's enough to make a blogger want to go to Word Press or Moveable Type!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Pillagers in Music City

10am

Abby and Aaron are driving past a large field in Nashville.

Abby: What are those people doing? It looks like they are ready to pillage a village, like they should have brooms with fires at the end, like that scene in Frankenstein. It looks like that guy is wearing a cape.

Aaron: I don't know. It looks like maybe it's a tarp. Maybe they are going to play Lacrosse.
Abby: I swear it's a cape. Weird.

2pm

Abby and Aaron are coming back from brunch and a hike, and are once again passing the same field. There is a large group of people fighting in the field... like REALLY fighting, and they are all dressed up.

Abby: Oh my god! You have to park. We have to go see.

Aaron: Totally! I'm going!

A&A park, get out of the car and read a sign:

Dur Demarion. Medieval Combat
Sunday 1pm - 5pm Visitors Welcome


Abby: Oh my god! We have to call Adam! Do you remember that conversation we had on the way to the Loveless?

Aaron. Yeah.

Abby: I can't believe I was actually right!

Aaron: I know!

(More pictures to follow.)



It's so funny, I will forgive their lack of an apostrophe!

BEGAWK!!

Chicken chicken, chicken chicken (chicken). Chicken!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

SNACKS!

Taken from Adam's Blog: "Name five snacks that your mind immediately turns to when the need or opportunity arises."

I'm gonna rebel and name 6 because I can't decide.
  1. Oatmeal
  2. Mac & Cheese
  3. Cheese Straws
  4. Banana with Nutella or Peanut Butter
  5. Paul Newman's Ginger-O's
  6. Red Hot Blues (Blue Corn Ships with Salt and Cayenne Pepper)
Yes, I'm serious!

What I don't go for is Twinkie Tort!