Moving Sale: Anime/Manga/Jpop Stuff

Moving has completed and it’s all gone now! Here’s a list of all my Japanese-ish stuff I’m currently getting rid of, which my friend Sin talked me in to posting. So – buy my crap! Reasonable rates! This will all go away in a couple of weeks. This is how it will work: 1) Tell ...

Achievement unlocked: haggis

So this happened: It may not be immediately evident, but that’s haggis, which exploded (with flavor?) from its sheep stomach container whilst cooking. My verdict? Tastes a lot like Bremer knipp, which tastes a lot like scrapple, which is a thing I grew up eating and still like when I’m not thinking too hard about ...

Wayne LaPierre is an awful person, no one is surprised.

“More guns, you’ll claim, are the N.R.A.’s answer to everything,” he said. “Your implication will be that guns are evil and have no place in society, much less in our schools. But since when did the gun automatically become a bad word?” (source)  Note please, Mr. LaPierre, that the headlines will claim that the NRA’s ...

A little AGU story

Here’s a little story from AGU, or rather from on the way to AGU. The airplane was apparently full of geologists, because there were a ridiculous number of us with poster tubes. We’re like a weird little clan and that’s our totem. There were so many of us with tubes they had two bins reserved ...

Ninjabread Men

In honor of the awesome little boy with the pink shoes, who pointed out ninjas can be pink if they darn well want: It’s been a while since I’ve gotten to decorate cookies. I had a ton of fun with this. My mom baked the cookies and made the icing and then Mike helped me ...

Signing leases and moving dates

Well, now it’s official, we have a lease in Houston. Not that it wasn’t official before, but this just feels more final, somehow. We’ve got a place that’s about 3 miles from my office by side streets, so I should be able to commute via bicycle unless it’s raining! Mike and I are both pretty ...

New desk!

I bought myself a new desk to celebrate turning in Zeno’s Grant Proposal (not because I was happy with it but because I could no longer pick at it any more like a scab) and today it arrived! It’s super pretty. The butcher blog surfacing is really lovely. And see the little control pad on ...

Boo.

And then I worked on editing my thesis. So that’s been my day.

I’m still at AGU

And I have many stories of my adventures here which I will type up at some point. Because I’m certain you can’t wait to know what the hell it is we geology grads do in our natural habitat. (Spoiler: Look for free internet and suck down as much free beer as we can get our ...

Turkey day and blog note

So, happy turkey day to my fellow Americans. Happy Thursday to everyone else in the world who is probably once again sighing over the fact that the damn Americans think everything revolves around our holidays. I speak to you from the depths of food torpor to say, hey man, if you were around I would ...