Monthly Archives: July 2009


I shouldn’t have eaten Filipino food for lunch. I think it sat kind of heavy in my stomach. We usually go to Mexican restaurants four times a week and one of my co-workers, the one who drives, wanted some variety. We went to JP Cuisine in Hillsboro where I had curry chicken, chicken apatado (I think), lumpia (delicious pork spring rolls), and pancit (vermicelli noodles). It’s mainly does catering and take-out so there are only three or four tables, and the food is in warming trays like you’d find at Happy Panda. It was DELICIOUS. They give you tastes of things and I was thinking of getting the tripe dish. … Continue reading

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Ain’t no interior decorator.

That reminds me, has these Herman Miller Caper XR office chairs on sale for $249 with free shipping. My regular lunch crew and I saw some and thought they were plasticky pieces of crap until we sat in them and each one of us said, “Oh, that’s nice!” I think I just bought a bright green one to replace my dad’s old office chair that was falling apart and ended up in the landfill. The room it’s going in is still looking like a battle zone, but that should be taken care of soon. I trust the contractors. Speaking of which, I really can’t recommend frameless shower doors. Mine … Continue reading

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The diet isn’t working today.

Last week, a chocolate milk and a salad (just the leafy stuff) kept me going just fine. This week I’m still hungry after dinner. It probably didn’t help that I had 1/3 of a bar of Japanese chocolate left and sitting on my desk. I’m not starving afterwards, but just not full. I’m not sure if I mentioned one of the things they did on Tantei Knight Scoop was help a guy bake some bread. He had no clue. He grew some wheat and then called his friends over. I’m not sure what all the steps are called in the process, but they beat the hell out of the wheat … Continue reading

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I heart air conditioning.

It’s 10:30PM and it’s still 90°F outside. Ick. It’s supposed to stay that way all week. It was 102°F today and is supposed to be 104°F and 105°F the next couple of days. This isn’t the sort of thing an Oregonian can put up with. I should move to San Francisco, where it’s only supposed to be 67°F tomorrow. Jay the Contractor showed up today and tore apart the bedroom that’s still being worked on. I’m not sure what I expected, but this really wasn’t it. Not that I mind, since they need access to the space between the ceiling and the roof so they can spray in the Icynene … Continue reading

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50% is a failing grade.

I set my sights pretty low on the weekends because I know how much I enjoy sitting on my butt. I only had two things I was going to do today, attend our yearly block party and fix the lights in the basement. Unfortunately two things stood in the way. First was the Japanese TV show that I downloaded off of the intarweb. It’s based in Osaka, near where I lived when I was there, so I have even more reason to watch the show. The other reason was that I might have the same stomach problems my mom has now. Every time I eat, I get a stomachache and … Continue reading

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I’m the AC man.

My brother-in-law has been having some health problems and we’re wondering if it’s triggered from the heat. I had a portable air conditioner just sitting around because we put in central air conditioning, but I gave it to Devon from the gym who is pregnant because who really wants to see a pregnant woman suffer in the heat? So it was time to hit Sears and Costco. Unfortunately, the heat was getting to my brother-in-law, so I ended up buying the thing. I thought it was a little unwieldy, but realized that it was hard to manhandle because it was ninety-five pounds! In any case, he’s going to set it … Continue reading

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Look what you made me do.

I really can’t blame anyone for this one. A month and sixteen days from the last cheeseburger I’m admitting to, and Sean and I went to the Slow Bar to get one of their famous burgers. I was told that it’s the best in town, and while I would argue that, it was sure one of the top five. Maybe even three, but it’s hard to tell without having the burgers side-by-side. Lovely Hula Hands had a spectacular burger, though, and I’d like to line them up side-by-side. I think the salad on the Slow Burger might have been better. People have been telling me that the best burger in … Continue reading

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There is no happy ending.

I started watching a web series, or whatever you’d call a bunch of little shows on the web that a friend of mine is in. Its called Wage Slaves and it’s well done and interesting. I’ll have to watch them all before I can make any assessment, but I just want to scream at the main guy, “YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE BITTER WITH AN MFA YOU SUBURBAN DOUGHNUT WRITER F*CK.” Also, I only have my own story to go by, but there is no happy ending when you reach for your dreams. Not at all. Risk it all and you’ll lose it all and then where are you? Kissing customer … Continue reading

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Day two of my weird diet.

I was cramping up at the gym today and I wonder if it’s because I need to eat more. I need more excuses to eat more. In reality, I probably need to drink more water, darn it. Sean, so full of evil, pointed out something on This is why you’re fat which was several pages in. I had to look at all sorts of deep-fried horrors that were making my mouth water. But I stayed steadfast and only cheated by eating one cracker. This can’t last, of course, and I am eating my usual lunches. I was just surprised that I wasn’t craving doughnuts in the morning. Must be the … Continue reading

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Rabbit Fricassee

I’m thinking of food for a couple of reasons, one being that I’m thinking about other things and the other that I’ve been listening to maybe the second-to-last person I should be listening to at the gym about food, Sean. He’s a big fan of living on Muscle Milk most of the time and then eating entire boxes of cupcakes to supplement that restricted diet. In fact, somehow he started listening to the LAST person I should be listening to at the gym about food, me. I’m the guy who needs a counter telling him how long it’s been since he’s had a cheeseburger, after all. I’ve been cheating a … Continue reading

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I survived Tiff’s birthday weekend.

I really didn’t participate in Nurse Tiffany’s 25th birthday week celebrations, and that’s why I’m still alive. I only went to the dinner and the winery tour which is good, because that was probably all I could survive. I had no idea that a winery tour could be such a production, but it sure took some time management to get to four wineries. It was a beautiful day and a fun time as well. I may have ended up with some water damage on my iPhone, but what price is fun anyway? I’m trying to remember what else I’m doing and I’m afraid the list is short and boring. Sending … Continue reading

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Even on the weekends.

It’s Nurse Tiff’s birthday weekend and there are reasons I should probably be asleep already before I have to get up a little early tomorrow morning, but my sister pointed me at another gossip site and I’m hooked. It’s not the stuff that gets ping-ponged between The Superficial and TMZ (though I’ve forgotten to check those lately) but different enough that I want to keep reading. I really should be sleeping or watching Eureka.

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