over already?

Posted on Monday 14 August 2006

sense :: smell // fresh basil

Weekends should be three days, at the very least. I’m dead serious; Fridays are too short since you have to work during the day and you wind up feeling too tired to really really enjoy yourself by the end of the day, Saturdays are great days, and Sundays you always feel bad because you have to wrap things up before heading to bed and starting your week the next morning. If weekends were three days, you’d get that tired out of the way a day ahead of time and have two full weekend days to enjoy without the spectre of having to be back at the office over your head on the last day.

That’s not to say we didn’t have an excellent weekend. We got a lot accomplished, including and not limited to relaxation and gaming. We slept in on Saturday and just destressed a lot on our computers for a good chunk of the weekend, but we also managed to tidy up our living room, which had been in shambles since we had maintenance out to look at our air conditioning during the heat wave a few weeks ago (we had to pull a lot of our stuff out of the storage closet) and we managed to not only go grocery shopping on Friday, but cook delicious food for ourselves on Saturday-we made another batch of our delicious Miyazaki’s Poor Man’s Salt Flavored Ramen, some kale, and I cooked up a delicious slow-cooked beef stew over Saturday night in the crock pot to be enjoyed on Sunday. (and boy did I enjoy it!) The beef stew isn’t quite what you’d think beef stew would look like; it was more a matter of seasoned stew beef, celery, leek, onion, garlic and sun-dried tomato pesto, spicy chili sesame oil, a cheesecloth basket of rosemary and basil, chopped basil, and a few other delicious things tossed in for good measure. I actually don’t remember all the deliciousness I tossed into the stew, but it was delicious come Sunday when ladeled over some fresh jasmine rice. Delicious.

Aside from cooking and cleaning, I also managed to finally clean out the magazines from my nightstand and unpack some of my goodies that I bought at Otakon, and I even started in on my copy of Sorcerers and Secretaries, which I’m enjoying tremendously. (Let me tell you, that was one manga that was incredibly hard to find at Otakon. Just as well though, it was worth every penny!) We also managed to take pictures of everything we’re planning on eBaying in the near future, I just have to get them off the camera and ready for sale; hopefully the money we’ll get back from everything will add a bit more padding to our respective bank accounts. Good weekend, all around. It was a full couple of days, but we did manage to fill it with productive goodness and relaxation. Perfect blend.

Over the weekend, one of my friends in World of Warcraft introduced me to Retrojunk, which I wasted a tremendous amount of watching opening and closing themes for all of my favorite old TV shows and cartoons. Seriously, if the show aired in the 70s, 80s, or even the 90s, Retrojunk probably has the opening and closing themes. I spent a pretty big chunk of Saturday being nostalgic over my old favorite shows, from Airwolf to Knight Rider to Centurions to Silverhawks to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to StarCom. And I’m still finding more that I had completely forgotten about. Good stuff.

In other geekery, everyone knows those “inspirational” posters with the black borders and some quote of immense wisdom at the bottom? Have a look at the Star Trek Inspirational Posters, and RPG Inspirational Posters, both of which were ostensibly created using this utility that allows you to make your own!

And thanks to the glory of BoingBoing, I happened upon a pair of flickr sets that feature all engrish photos and chinglish photos, both of which are endless pools of amusement on an otherwise boring Monday.

3 Comments for 'over already?'

    August 17, 2006 | 11:29 am

    Oh, those ST posters are very funny. I could easily waste many hours making my own . . .

    August 17, 2006 | 11:51 am

    Dude! That KIRK poster is the best!

    August 17, 2006 | 12:05 pm

    Several of the folks over at The Shack (a message board I can be found wasting itme at) have already had their hand at making a ton of their own. Lotta broken links in there, but a few entertaining ones too…and a few not really work safe ones at that, so tread carefully. 🙂


    Still, I think the Star Trek ones and the RPG ones are much much better.

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