Archive for May, 2014

Nothing quite like a good meal

Monday, May 26th, 2014

I had Marion and my daughter over for dinner this evening. I’d marinated some Copper River salmon in an oriental-themed marinade, then grilled it on a cedar plank. We had grilled asparagus and spinach-quinoa cakes as side dishes, and chocolate brownies for dessert. All very nice.

With dinner, I had a beer that a friend brought back from his recent trip to Germany. It worked quite well with the meal.

A minor peeve

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

I’m watching one of the Japanese ‘rubber suit monster’ movies that “stars” Ghidrah. Given how the name is spelled, I’d expect his name to be pronounced, “GHEE-drah.” All of the voiceover actors are saying, “ghee-DOOR-ah,” though, which is bothering me more than I’d expect.

These movies are an acquired taste that I’m not certain I’ve really acquired, so I’m trying to decide if it’s irritating enough to cause me to stop watching.

Had dinner with my daughter this evening

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

We tried the Kokopelli Beer Company, which is fairly new in the neighborhood. A bit noisy for my taste, but it was a good meal. They have a small “pizza and sandwiches” menu. The pizzas we had were tasty, and the drinks were good. I had an IPA (good) and a pineapple cider (not much flavor, I thought), and Cheryl had a regular cider (good) and a raspberry/chocolate stout (she liked it; I didn’t). I prefer the IPA at the Yak and Yeti, but I’m more than willing to go back to Kokopelli, as is she.

I have no idea where this came from

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Dreams are strange things.

I woke up this morning convinced that it would be a worthwhile effort to produce a story, or comic, or animation, in which Kenny G delivered a PSA concerning the zombie apocalypse, in which he described how to tell his fans from zombies.

Cold Weather

Monday, May 12th, 2014

So, we got snow yesterday and today. Not what I was looking for, but the average date of last frost is around the 20th, IIRC. It’s nice to get precipitation, even if it is cold.

I was out last night around 11pm, and the snow at that time was dry and hard – as it hit the leaves of the trees, it made a loud hissing noise. Long before morning, the snow had turned to large, damp flakes that stuck everything they fell on. Branches were drooping low when I got up, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there had been a lot of broken tree limbs in the area.

I’m looking forward to the weather warming up again, though.

Happy Star Wars Day

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

May the Fourth be with you.

I went to the Denver Mini Maker’s Fair yesterday. Lots of interesting booths, including two Star Wars-related ones. One had various R2-D2 units, including at least one screen-used one. The other let you have your photo taken on Tattoine:

Star Wars

I ran into a number of friends there – one runs a company that was exhibiting, and most of the others were associated with the Denver Mad Scientists, who were also exhibiting. A couple others were just attending, like me. I acquired a couple of small kits to assemble, and there are a couple of things I talked with vendors about that I’ll probably pick up later.