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March 16, 2007


I must concur with FJ, to whom I can not link, that sometimes, you just can't beat a good Blood Mary.

June 8, 2007

She's trying to kill meh

Got my INR back today. Im at 1.3, so it has gone up, slightly. But not enough. Im starting to figure out why...

Ninsi wanted some blackberries when we were at the Farmer's Market last weekend. So we got some, and she gave some to me. She also cooked me dinner Monday night, and used a lot of soy sauce. And last night, she made me a salad with baby spinich.

Today, since my INR was not as high as hoped, I did some intergooglin' and found a site that listed Vitamin K amounts for various foods.

For a person taking Coumadin who is trying to increase his INR, you know what I can't eat?
Salads with Spinich.

Fortunately for me, I didnt eat the salad. I talked to the nurse for a bit and she was going back and forth to the doctor. Apparently they just assumed people dont eat as much fruit as I do. My diet is too healthy for this drug. It's a good thing I didnt get asparagus with my fish two days ago. That's even worse than blackberries.

The sum of my conversation with the nurse? Eat slightly less healthy - doctor's orders.
Now, who doesnt want to be me? ;)

November 8, 2007

Cocktail party

Ninsi recently got re-certified for TABC. She is thinking of trying to do bartending at private parties and such. In the meantime, she has decided to learn to make a few new drinks. I get to be the guinea pig. It's not a bad gig, but I can only handle so much. And really, after the first couple of drinks, the taste of the next few is not a real big deal.

I told her last night as I was drinking my 'gimlet' that what she really needed to do was have a cocktail party. Where several people come over, and she just makes a lot of different drinks. They tend to be small, so everyone could get a couple. That way she could knock out a couple dozen drinks in one night and I will still be able to get up the next morning.

So, we may do that in the nearish future. Maybe we'll do it in conjunction with a poker night, since we haven't done that in a while.

I was thinking of getting the 'rents a digital picture frame each for Christmas. And there are some nice ones out there. I just can't figure out why they are as expensive as they are. I mean, I can buy a portable DVD player for less than the cost of a picture frame, so why is just a frame so much? I dont think it is the wood.

Stupid Christmas.

September 30, 2008


I thought I would try something new today at lunch. Wendy's has been advertising their new 'Baconator' sandwich. Half a pound of meat, and bacon. It seems like a winner.

But it's not.

It comes with cheese and mayo. Two things I dont want on a sandwich, so I made sure to not get those when I ordered it. So, I got a burger with two pieces of meat, some ketchup, and soggy bacon. I know better than to expect anything I buy at Wendy's to look like it does in the picture, but the bacon wasn't even close. Veggies would have helped quite a bit. It was amazingly bland as it was. Somehow, they managed to take the flavor of bacon away. It was a little greasy. Which made the whole concoction a little soggy. Not in a good way. I think it is understood that I will not be making this mistake again.

Oh, and they say "6 pieces of hickory smoked bacon". I think I had two pieces. Definitely not six. I think I got ripped off.

Baconator = disappointment

February 27, 2009


Zero and I eat lunch together one day out of almost every week. Reptile used to join us, but then he started actually working, or something. A couple of weeks ago, a couple of my co-workers came along for lunch when I was meeting Zero at a new BBQ place that had opened up on 121. "Cowboys BBQ", I believe is the name.

I guess it's semi-famous and this is their 2nd (?) location. When we went a couple weeks ago, there were a lot of cars in the lot, but the store had not actually opened yet. We were about a week early. Yesterday, Zero and I decided to try again. I'm never one to turn down BBQ.

I got ribs and the sausage. Zero got ribs and the chicken. I also requested pinto beans, but our waitress said that the beans were really not the best and Id be happier with something else. So I went for the black-eyed peas.

Overall, the restaurant was not crowded. Im guessing not many people know it is open yet. What struck me was that most of the wait staff was older than I was expecting. Maybe two of them in their 20s, and the rest 40+. And it looked like they had some space to add a retail shop or something.

When our food arrived, everything looked good. But if I was an actually critic, I think I would describe both the ribs and the sausage as 'timid'. There really wasn't much of a kick to it. And I had to ask twice for ketchup for my fries. They also brought me the dreaded pinto beans instead of my requested peas. I'm not sure how that happened since the waitress was pretty opposed to me getting the beans. She also asked me of I would like a wetnap to clean my hands, and then never returned with one.

Will we go again? Probably. The ribs tasted to me like they were cooked so as to not offend anyone. Fairly tepid, overall. I'll give them one more chance, but if they don't shore it up, it's back to Red, Hot & Blue or Outlaws for me.

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