March 18th, 2008


Ramblin' Gamblin' Mage: There's No Place Like Home

So, let's see. Hung around with Frank and Jamie, introduced them to Japanese cuisine, and eventually was dropped off at the airport. Checked in (nearly was able to get on an earlier flight, but ended up not able to make it), and sat down at the gate to await my flight.

You know how you see people in the area, and think "man, I hope they don't sit near me"? OK, I managed to get the aisle seat, very front row behind First Class, perfect. A couple was there with their daughter, I'm guessing her being 13, and it was a constant battle. Mom was overbearing and bitchy, daughter was snarky, Dad was just trying to deal. They sat across the aisle from me. Also, I encountered a girl, maybe mid-20's, with a son (probably about 6) and a little girl (probably about 3). One of these girls that squeezed out a couple of puppies WAY too early and is still single and is just bitchy now because she's fucked up her life and has no idea how to parent. it was a constant battle with these two little ones at which she was failing miserably. Yep, they sat behind me.

Four and a half hours of kicking my seat, bitching, whining, fighting, crying...and yes, mom was just as bad. Bitchy mom across from me actually stood up and snapped at the little girl at one point, which brought reprisal form a guy behind her, and young mom never even flinched, which shows how far gone she was, by that point. Longest damn flight of my life. Us wobbling on landing making it a little twitchy didn't help.

Back to my wife and my home and my bed was a beautiful thing. Getting some much-needed booty was a nice touch.

Bad Movies and Booze

OK, so, this weekend's installment of Bad Movies and Booze is still on. That's Saturday, March 22nd, at my place. I'm thinking 7pm, so plan ahead. Also, the cinema and sin will be joined by at least one rousing, rotting, ricocheting game of Zombies!!!, if people are into it, and who knows, perhaps others (it's not like I don't have enough games around my place!)

As for flicks...honestly, I haven't decided. If you think you have one that is sufficiently hideous enough, bring it along, we'll have the group vote on it. I'm considering subjecting everyone to The Beast From Yucca Flats, and/or maybe Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. No, I'm not kidding.

I'm filtering the bacon vodka as we speak (I only made a pint, but should be enough for all to have a taste and see if it's worth making more), and the Cherry Bombs will be ready on the day. I plan on making a batch of Unstoppable Pretzels, too.

So, let me know if you're comin'.

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Several of you are curious about the Bacon Vodka, so here's the link as I got it from daemonwise.

it's...odd. It doesn't taste the way you'd expect, really. Dianna, who likes vodka, hated it. I dunno how much you could affect the flavor with differing qualities of vodka, but I'd bet that was a factor, as is the quality of bacon. Also, the peppercorns idea in the article might make a huge difference; i didn't use them this time, but I think I would if I do it again.