Month: September 2007

Autobots! Transform and kick back!

I’ve got allot to write about. I just got back from camping yesterday and have quite the tale to tell. But I don’t feel like typing that much right now, so I’ll share this with you. I got between classes today and made this comic with my handy dandy MacBook. Enjoy!
Autobots take it easy

I made a comic

I’ve got lots to write about. I just got back from camping yesterday, and have quite a tale to tell. But I’ll do it later. For now, here’s a comic I made while waiting for Archaeology to start.

You don’t make friends with salad. Or do you?

Salad seems to have gotten a strange reputation. It’s food, but it appears that allot of people don’t think of it as “real food”. To many people, it’s what comes before the food. A preview from the kitchen. A sign that whoever is in charge has a clue what their doing. But not “real food”. Since it comes before the “real food”, it can’t really fill you up at all, should it? So, salad, then, is something light, something that won’t really do anything for your hunger, something that gets you ready for the real food. Right?

I don’t think so. And I think there are more people starting to think this way as well. Salad is “real food”. It always has been. I like salad. I just finished eating salad for a late evening supper. Some might think, “Well he had a salad because he doesn’t want to get filed up before he goes to bed”. Well, that’s why I ate a small salad. But I ate a salad for a few main reasons. For one it tastes great. A simple salad has two typical parts to it. The greens, and the dressing. And you need to have both, and you can’t get stingy on either. Use good greens. Fresh lettuce, maybe even two kinds. Maybe some onions for a little bite, green or red are very nice. Tomatoes for some nice variety, maybe even some yellow or red peppers to mix it up a bit. You don’t have to get overly complex, keep it simple. But don’t be afraid to get creative. Try some fresh nuts, or some mandarin oranges.

Then there’s the dressing. Some say it’s the most important part, but without the greens you’ve got no salad, so I would say they’re both equally as important. But, use a sub par dressing, or one that you just plain don’t like, and you won’t want anymore than just a few mouthfulls. Different occasions can call for diferent dressings. A dressing is what can really give the salad i’s character. Sometimes you’re in the mood for something lite. How about a nice vinigarette? Even vinigar and oil. But say you’re in the mood for something a bit heavier, something that will stick to your insides for a little bit longer and keep you satisfied for a few hours. A heavier cream dressing could be in order, thousand island or maybe even a smooth California dressing. But be sure to choose something that compliments your greens. If you’re using exotic greens, like water chestnuts and maybe some sliced almonds, don’t use something simple like oil and vinegar. Try a raspberry vinegarette. Perhaps a French onion cream dressing.

Salad can be complex. It can be simple. It can be anything you want it to be. But be assured, a good salad can leave you more than satisfied. Some say it comes before the food. I say it is the food. Salad is surely a prime example of a universal food. You can make it out of almost anything, and every culture around the world has it’s own localization of salad. Surely something this widespread can’t be something that isn’t “real food”. Sure, it’s more food than some can handle in a single sitting.

Was that Man Blue?

He sure was! Last night was we went to see Blue Man Group at Sask Place (I still refuse to call it Credit Union Centre. I don’t care what the sign says.), and holy crap was that allot of fun. Blue Man is awesome. Just freakin’ awesome. If you ever have a chance to see Blue Man, go. And go again and again. I’ve watched Blue Man on PBS before, and it’s always been pretty cool, but it’s something completely different to see it live. The music is fantastic, it’s got great humour, and it’s highly entertaining. Nuts to the professor stuff, I’m going to be a Blue Man.

And for anyone who’s never seen Blue Man before, here’s a nice clip to give you a feel. Even if you’ve seen them before, watch it anyways. It’s fun.

Look! In the sky! it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an update!

First things first. I apologize for the bad Superman reference. Now that that’s out of the way…

Well, I think I’ve settled into the new MacBook, and I’m really loving I’m so far. I’m still working on the best way to take notes with it, but I think I’ve got it figured out and it’s allot easy than me trying to listen while I attempt to write things down on paper. I’m not good at that. But typing is OK. But enough about the fantastically awesome MacBook that I’m typing on right now. Did I mention it’s awesome? I hope so!!

Anyway. Ham and I are talking again, which I’m really happy about. I won’t go into details, but lets just say that we talked about things, and we’re both much happier now. Those who know what I’m talking about have undoubtedly heard the story of what happened before, and I don’t feel like typing it all out again. Needless to say, everything is OK now, and we’re awesome again.

In other new, Riley managed to get us tickets to see Ozzy! He got up extra early (for him anyway) today to join the official Ozzy fan-club this morning, and upon joining he got a pre-sale promo code so we could get tickets a day early. All hail row twelve! OZZY!! You can’t beat that. I mean, Ozzy may be getting pretty old and decrepit, but it’s freakin’ Ozzy! C’mon!!!

Well, I’ve about run out of things to say for now. School is going well so far. I’m enjoying English and archaeology so far, and history is OK too, though it seems like it will be the most wok (I’ve already got to write a short paper about the Black Death for Tuesday. Biggest problem right ow is that I don’t have a textbook. I got the wrong one at first (Well, not wrong. Just not right.) And after I returned it I found out that they’re all sold out of the one that I need. So for now I’m on a list for when they get them in so that they’ll call me. Hopefully it’ll soon.

But anyways. I’m going to take off now. Catchya next time! (hurrah for taking other peoples sign-offs.).

Mmmm, MacBook

It’s here! The MacBook is here! And how awesome is it? In a word, crazy awesome. Yes that’s two words, but as we’ve gone over before, it’s just that good. So sleek and sexy. I’ve not officially joined the cult of Apple. And you know what that means? More Apple stickers! Well, besides that, it also means that I’ve got my laptop for school, as well as a sexy black MacBook, and even less importantly, I’ve got all the free tools I need to try and get my podcast going. So hopefully we can start to see that soon, possibly a vlog will be started tonight that will show up here from the magic land of YouTube. Who knows. Oh well, time to keep getting things set up. And I’m hungry, so I think I’ll get some food. Good day, eh?

And now for something completely different, Beekeeping

“Hysterical sketch w/ Cleese as a beekeeping expert and Atkinson as a terrible television show host. Recorded live in 1981. Shh.”

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