Thrilling Moose Stories

…it’s a big seller in Canada

So far, my Saturday has been all about walking and waiting. drive car to dealers for a brake job/check up…walk the mile home…wait a couple hours for bank to open…walk the 1/2 mile to bus stop…get to bank, deposit check, then wait while they try to figure out why our online bill pay is acting goofy…wait for bus…walk another 1/2 mile home…wait for dealer to call telling me car is ready, then I’ll have to walk the mile to the dealer again.

Curse this exciting, fast paced life I lead!

The Kitty Cats Star In A Reality Show

…on the cat channel


1: I missed the deadline for this months A&E because…well, because I’m a dummy.

2: I now have the outlines/partially written manuscripts for 10 writing projects sitting in front of me. Some of them are about 5 years old, while some are from this last weekend. I’ll be having Grace lock me up in my writing cage every night this week after I get home from work. We’ll see what comes of it.

3:Still not 100% sure what my GMing status is at ConquestSac. The website hadn’t noted any changes the last time I checked.

4: Looks like lotsa rain for NorCal this next week or so. That can only mean that
Spring is near and soon the gardeners will begin their annual migration outside.

The Art And Science Of Dog Bathing

…basset hound edition

Just got done giving Winker her monthly bath. I’m glad she likes to get baths, cos Daisy hated them and Roscoe would look like he was getting tortured.

More Foods I’ve Eaten

This can be added to yesterdays meme. Just put an X by the things you’ve eaten, etc, etc.

Elk Jerky
Huckleberry Jam
Chile Rellenos
Cuban Sandwich
Adobo (chicken or pork)
Duck Confit
Memphis Barbecue
Kansas City Barbecue
Kiwi (the fruit, not the bird or the New Zealand native)
Carne Asada
Tacos al Pastor
Country Fried Steak
Biscuits & Gravy
Redeye Gravy
Fruit Bat/Flying Fox
Smoked Herring
Pickled Herring
Oyster Po’Boy
Fried Okra
Scotch Eggs
Turtle Soup
Birds Nest Soup
Pine Nuts/Pignolas
Pickled Pigs Feet
Fish Sauce
Lutefisk (one of the nastier things I’ve ever eaten)
Chicarrones/Pork Rinds
Red Velvet Cake
Ham Hocks & Beans
Red Beans & Rice
Arroz con Pollo
Pecan Pie
Duck Sausage
Fried Ravioli
Loco Moco
Spam Sushi

Pixies Come To Deathtown

…originally, the other way ’round, but this is funnier


1) Create a new note and copy this list, including these instructions.
2) X all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. (Hah! As if.)

(x) 1. Venison
(x) 2. Nettle tea
(x) 3. Huevos rancheros
(x) 4. Steak tartare
( ) 5. Crocodile
( ) 6. Black pudding
(x) 7. Cheese fondue
(x) 8. Carp
(x) 9. Borscht
(x) 10. Baba ghanoush
(x) 11. Calamari
(x) 12. Pho
(x) 13. PB&J sandwich
( ) 14. Aloo gobi
(x) 15. Hot dog from a street cart
( ) 16. Epoisses
(x) 17. Black truffle
(x) 18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
(x) 19. Steamed pork buns
(x) 20. Pistachio ice cream
(x) 21. Heirloom tomatoes
(x) 22. Fresh wild berries
(x) 23. Foie gras
(x) 24. Rice and beans
(x) 25. Brawn, or head cheese
(x) 26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
(x) 27. Dulce de leche
(x) 28. Oysters
(x) 29. Baklava
( ) 30. Bagna cauda
(x) 31. Wasabi peas
(x) 32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
( ) 33. Salted lassi
(x) 34. Sauerkraut
(x) 35. Root beer float
(x) 36. Cognac (bonus if with a fat cigar)
( ) 37. Clotted cream tea
(x) 38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
(x) 39. Gumbo
(x) 40. Oxtail
(x) 41. Curried goat
(x) 42. Whole insects
( ) 43. Phaal
(x) 44. Goat’s milk
(x) 45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
( ) 46. Fugu
(x) 47. Chicken tikka masala
(x) 48. Eel
(x) 49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
(x) 50. Sea urchin
(x) 51. Prickly pear
(x) 52. Umeboshi
(x) 53. Abalone
(x) 54. Paneer
(x) 55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
(x) 56. Spaetzle
(x) 57. Dirty gin martini
(x) 58. Beer above 8% ABV
( ) 59. Poutine
(x) 60. Carob chips
(x) 61. S’mores
(x) 62. Sweetbreads
( ) 63. Kaolin
( ) 64. Currywurst
(x) 65. Durian
(x) 66. Frogs’ legs
(x) 67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
( ) 68. Haggis
(x) 69. Fried plantain
(x) 70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
(x) 71. Gazpacho
(x) 72. Caviar and blini
( ) 73. Louche absinthe
( ) 74. Gjetost, or brunost
( ) 75. Roadkill
( ) 76. Baijiu
(x) 77. Hostess Fruit Pie
(x) 78. Snail
(x) 79. Lapsang souchong
( ) 80. Bellini
(x) 81. Tom yum
(x) 82. Eggs Benedict
(x) 83. Pocky
( ) 84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
(x) 85. Kobe beef
(x) 86. Hare
(x) 87. Goulash
(x) 88. Edible_flowers
( ) 89. Horse
( ) 90. Criollo chocolate
(x) 91. Spam
(x) 92. Soft shell crab
( ) 93. Rose harissa
(x) 94. Catfish
(x) 95. Mole poblano
(x) 96. Bagel and lox
(x) 97. Lobster Thermidor
(x) 98. Polenta
( ) 99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
(x) 100. Snake

The San Jose Gay Boy Mafia Goes To Fresno

…they…naah, funny as it is, I won’t tell

So, I’m taking a break from making curried lentils with apples and zuchinni for Winker (What? My dog? Spoiled? No way!) and it dawned on me that I should ask my gaming friends this…

Who among y’all will be going to ConquestSac on March 20-22? I’ll be running a Pulp Over The Edge game on Friday night (altho if they can’t move it to 9:30 to accommodate my new work hours, it could get canceled) and a 3D arena battle/RPG on Saturday. I also will try to get in some Arkham Horror action, if I can find a game of it.

If you are going, let me know and we’ll get together and shake the Pillars of Heaven*

*Legal Notice: Acceptance of Mr. Cross’ offer to shake the Pillars of Heaven has been known to lead to all or some of the following… Continue reading

The Rare And Beautiful Toxic Poppy Of Potawango Island

…and it comes in 7 colors

Doc Update

1: Monday was a hell of a day, what with me coming down off of the insane amounts of sugar and caffiene I ingested at Dundracon all weekend.

2: Today, I FINALLY got an increase in hours at work. Now, once I get done driving, I go into the sorting area and help sort through packages and such for the night deliveries. This brings me to pretty much full time work hours.

3: Grace, Winker and I are all in good health.

4: After a couple of months of subnormal rainfall, February seems to be all about curing that precipitation defecit in the shortest possible time. It has been raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock for several days.

5: That 4 figure check that I got from a fellow A&Eer? It is in the bank.

6: If any of you care to check out Travian and then decide to play, let me know, cos I can hook you up with some ready to play villages.

And now, I’m off to bed.