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  • The big fiery appliance worked perfectly; the cookout on Sunday went without a hitch, and everyone seemed to be quite happy and stuffed. Well, once we got past a small debacle. I had bought hamburger at the grocery store the night before. Their selection was pretty slim so, against my better judgment, I bought a five-pound tube of hamburger (packaged like some sausage is here; I don't like that because you can't see the ground beef). But less than 20 hours later, when I opened up the tube, a foul odor assaulted my nose. Apparently, I still should not trust hamburger sold in a tube. Fortunately, my sister had just bought some hamburger patties, and she and her family live only about a half-mile away, so we had good hamburger, and I took the bad shit back later that evening. (Yes, it did smell like that.)
  • Sting's album Songs from the Labyrinth is surprisingly good; it's not rock and roll but Renaissance, specifically the songs of John Dowland, an English composer from the turn of the 17th century. I'd highly recommend it to any Rennies. One caveat: Sting is miked so close, you can hear every breath he takes. This is not as cool as one might think. It's the loudest lute-and-voice recording in history, I'd guess.
  • Dave and I went to Seoul Garden in Sterling Heights last night for dinner, and I finally had Korean food -- I always get one of the few Japanese dishes there, but the waitress (I'd bet she's the manager or owner, actually) suggested a Korean dish that was very tasty and spicy. I couldn't say what the name was, but it was chicken, veggies, noodles, and a spicy red sauce. Dave had bulgogi, which he always likes.
  • I got another new computer at work today -- a MacBook Pro. It's even spiffier than my PowerMac was, and it runs Windows, not that I really have to run Windows much at work, but if I find a reason that I have to, it's there along with Mac OS X. AND I can take it home and watch DVDs do work at home, too.
  • I will say only two things about political events of yesterday: One, I do not agree that Scooter Libby should have had his sentence commuted in any way; and two, learning of this just before bedtime negatively impacted sleep, which was bad on a night before a work day.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 3rd, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Culinary amendment
Bulgogi was discussed. (Specifically, pork bulgogi, which was not on the menu.) But your still-anonymous dining companion had what in some quarters is known as "Stone Bibimbab" (for which there are hundreds of different transliterations, none correct; Seoul Garden calls it by its more proper Korean name, whatever that is). I could be mistaken but there may be an old LJ entry of yours floating around somewhere that deals with this dish in greater depth.
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Re: Culinary amendment
I thought you said "bulgogi"... well, what do I know, I mean, I don't even know what I had. :)
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
(Big tube 'o meat): Shortly after our marriage, Lori and I decided, in the middle of the night, to make some Hamburger Helper. (Yes, we had these cravings in the middle of the night. We were young...) OUR 5-pound tube o' meat was taken from the freezer, and we had great fun trying to cut said tube with our electric knife. (And they are notoriously foul when they go bad...)

(Sting's Ren Music): You DO realize how many ladies out there would give their left (fill in favorite body part that comes in pairs) to have Sting breathing heavily for them? As for myself, I'll stick with my Police CDs....

(Seoul Food) No comment - just wanted to make the pun in the title. :-)

(MacBook Pro) OK - I'm officially jealous. Do you have iLife with yours? (This is the software package that includes iDVD, GarageBand, and a few other neat apps.) If not, bring yours to Xhedos... er... AJ's Cafe next Wednesday (7/11). I'm planning to be there.

(Scooter) I also heard today that Shrub and Tony SnowJob both mentioned that a future pardon for Scooter "would not be ruled out". Grrrrr.....
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Further research on the Evil Meat can be found here. (Next thing you know, some schmuck will write a song about such consumables....)
Jul. 4th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
Oh my gawd... that's just too despicable to contemplate. *goes off somewhere to be ill*
Jul. 4th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
I'm not sure I have iLife, at least I didn't see it when I was poking around the list of applications. It has a lot of cool things, though. I'll get more chance to just play with it tomorrow and maybe I'll know more.

AJ's next Wednesday, huh? I haven't been there in a while, maybe I'll go. (I was at Trixie's tonight, which explains why I'm still wound up at 2:45 a.m....)
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