Monthly Archives: February 2005


Be warned: lemon pepper + vegetable stir-fry medley = not nearly as good as you might think

Or maybe you’re not dumb enough to think it would be good. Like me. I defend myself by saying that I was skeptical but adventurous. After all, it was edible, but the good old chinese trinity of soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes (vs. lemon juice, lemon zest, black pepper and a little honey) would have been better.

I mean, lemon pepper is great on fish and maybe chicken. Vegetable medley? Uh-uh.

Long day

Worked from 7:15 to 21:30 today.

Long day.

Dinner’s almost done, and man am I hungry.

Playing catch-up blows. Almost makes the conference trip not worth it…

but not quite.


I asked Sam (my roommate) this morning why his sausage from the asian market wasn’t refrigerated. Typical Sam response:

You don’t have to refrigerate anything — Chinese people are geniuses!

Diet Coke – Blech

I think I’ve nearly rid myself of any affinity for Diet Coke. I’ve been avoiding it due to my scare with high blood pressure, and the fact that the only listed nutrient with a nonzero value is sodium.

I bought a bottle today from the machine at work to perk me up a little, as I was feeling a slight afternoon dip in alertness. I only made it halfway through the bottle before I stopped drinking it. Later I tried to make myself drink a bit more (waste not, want not, plus mmmm — caffeine). No dice. I just threw away the bottle with at least 1/4 of the contents.

This is a good thing. I don’t need to be drinking that crap. The less I crave it, the better.


I’m doing a lot of catch-up today. You may have noticed that I’ve added another backdated conference entry. There are several more to add, and I won’t be doing them all at once. It’s a bit arduous, especially linking pictures in, and I’ve still got so many other things to take care of that the backdated blog entries are going to have to wait.

Unlike previous attempts at such entries, I do have a lot of the relevant info already written in my travel journal, so it’s largely a matter of sorting and transcription, rather than trying to remember week-old information correctly.

I went and saw Willy Noveck’s (sp?) movie premiere at the Hi-Ho Lounge, A Day in the Life. It was as entertaining as I had hoped, and about twice as entertaining as I expected. Cover was $2, I bought the DVD for $5. $7 is not bad even for a movie ticket depending on where you go, and I daresay this was much more original and interesting than the majority of films seen in your typical theater. Production was also higher quality than I expected. I highly recommend it. If you live near here I’d be happy to let you borrow my copy, but only if you promise to return it. Or I’ll send sharks after you.

I finished Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass on the trip, but unfortunately did not have any other reading material on the trip. Yesterday I picked up The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Selfish Gene, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius from my mailbox at work. I had ordered them through Amazon a little bit before we left for CA. If only they’d arrived sooner! This is the cost of free shipping.