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June 30, 2010

Dear Playdom: (, )

by fluffy at 8:36 PM
I'm glad you feel that adding a poker game element will be the most innovative thing ever for whatever crappy Mafia Wars knockoff you're working on now, but if you insist on using the bathroom as a meeting room for discussing your game designs while I'm taking a crap, I'm going to crap on your game designs.

June 24, 2010

Stomach ()

by fluffy at 4:25 PM
Today I finally had an endoscopy. It turned up no ulcers. I'm still feeling ulcer pain though, so it's not just that my regimen of Zegerid and yogurt has cured it. So the next thing to get is an abdominal ultrasound.

Also, the anaesthetic didn't kick in quite quickly enough (they waited until the absolute last minute to administer it due to a bunch of schedule slip), so I remember most of the procedure, and gagging on the endoscope. Whee. It finally did kick in just as I was leaving the room, of course, so I had an hour of not remembering recovering.

At least an ultrasound isn't a stressful, invasive procedure. Sigh.

June 21, 2010

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June 20, 2010

Piña Colada, reconstructed ()

by fluffy at 9:29 AM
Once upon a time, cocktails were very simple, elegant things with only a couple of key flavors combined in a balanced manner. For example, the classic martini (gin, vermouth, and an olive) and the classic daíquiri (rum, lime, simple syrup) are favorites that will last forever.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, mixed drinks started to become these ridiculously cumbersome things which involved blending and puréeing and so on, and from the 60s to the 80s we started to even see classic cocktails be ruined by this trend (now "martini" seems to mean "any horrible concoction in a martini glass," and a daíquiri might as well be a strawberry smoothie).

With that in mind, I looked at the mixed drink which probably started it all — the piña colada — and sought to reinvent it as if it were a classic cocktail. I served several of these at a small party last night, and they were a success.

June 11, 2010

June 10, 2010

June 9, 2010

Antisocial Network ()

by fluffy at 10:36 AM
I want to design an antisocial network. It would work by starting you off seeing everything that everyone in the whole world posts, and instead of friending people, you have to block them instead. You have a "people I don't care about" list. But if you don't post a status update regularly, it nudges you automatically. Everyone in the world is automatically signed up for it. There is no way to leave. Ever.

June 7, 2010

June 6, 2010

Anyone know what this is? (, , )

by fluffy at 8:15 PM
Today I was at the Alameda Antiques Fair, and came across what purported to be an original animation cel from the Star Trek: TAS episode Yesteryear. I of course bought it (after failing to convince Mark that he should), and then after framing and hanging it, I decided to watch the episode it supposedly came from.