Slice 1 lb. chicken breasts into slices 1/4 – 1/3 inch thick. Place in a Ziploc bag with 1/2 cup of peanut sauce. Mix the contents well. Seal the bag and marinade chicken in fridge for 20 minutes. Place chicken slices on roasting pan and cook in a 375 degree oven for about six minutes or until chicken is cooked through but tender. Serve over Thai noodles in more peanut sauce, or rice, or whatever. Best part? I didn’t get this recipe from anywhere. I made it up tonight off the top of my head; and Starr says it’s *excellent*.
Technicon 27 started with our water heater cracking open. Okay, so the two weren’t causally linked. The situation remained damn frustrating, though: Starr had been scheduled to work her 7am-7pm shift, but we both really wanted her to come to the con, which meant we would probably get there around 2 or 3 Saturday morning. So be it: such is life. Then her work called in the wee hours of Friday to say she’d actually been scheduled 3am-3pm, which wouldn’t be any easier on her, but meant we’d show up in Blacksburg at a decent hour! Then we both came … Continue reading →
We went out for dinner tonight, and then Starr asked to swing by the thrift store, and that just about wiped me out. I have to build up some stamina in the next week or so, because I’ll probably be heading back to work shortly thereafter. Must exercise more. When I went in for the surgery, I weighed about 197 pounds, which is not especially unhealthy for my size and build, but it’s not trim either. I weighed myself today and I’m about 180, which is much better if I can keep it there while building my strength back up. … Continue reading →
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I feel like this xkcd cartoon all the time: I’m so often afraid that at some point, someone will notice that I have absolutely no clue what’s going on and have just over the years gotten really good at pretending otherwise. Eventually, I get over that and move on with my life. Sausage pizza or chocolate chip ice cream usually helps a lot. … Continue reading →
Actual conversation from work yesterday: Coworker: Hey, the vendor put the wrong video card in this box. Me: Could be worse, they could have just put a ham sandwich in there. CW: Yeah, could lead to hardware incompatibilities. Me: Well, maybe if it had a PCI-X interface… CW: The good news is that Mac OS X and Windows 7 already have the right drivers. Me: Yeah, but the Mac drivers really only work best with the iSandwich. CW: The iSandwich tastes awesome, but it’s a bit pricey, and a few breads don’t work well. Me: I hear iSandwich 2.0 will … Continue reading →
Wall-of-text post is finally up (behind the lifestyle filter) about my Saturday night panels. That was a bumpy ride, to be sure. But we had sandwiches! Looks like the chances are good to be doing my schtick at MarsCon 2010 and SheVaCon 2010. I think I’m almost relieved that the NekoCon audience is probably far too jaded for such a thing.
Well, I intended to do the Saturday write-up last night, but by the time I got to bed, I was far too brain-dead to even try it. Not much better now, honestly, but I’ll still give it a go. Health-wise, this year ran much smoother than the last. Woke up feeling all right, got a filling breakfast, and headed right on in to the con. Took about an hour to check out all the function rooms and say hi to the lovely people I encountered, then the 11:00 Costuming For Anthropomorphics panel started, so I donned my lynx ears and … Continue reading →
Since today is of course, the Ides of March, I had to find a proper Vehicle for my thoughts on the day… I once saw a version of this set entirely to classic NASA footage. Quite cool, but I can’t locate a copy of that on the Web. About to head out into the rain to procure dinner fixins and blades for my razor. I can get quite furry on weekends where no social events are involved. … Continue reading →
The pichitas are a smash hit. I used sausage, Starr had octopus and aged gouda with hers, and they are utterly delicious. For me, the light sauce, cheese, sausage, and chicken with faint garlic balanced perfectly! Starr ate of hers until she didn’t have a square inch of room. It was tricky having everything ready and cooked properly, but I think I pulled it off. I’ll be making that again!