Do These Look Like Funky Little Penises to You?

Yesterday did not start out as The Most Fantastic Day Ever®. I was tired, I’m stressed about our upcoming move, and I got to sit in a conference call where a woman ranted that someone hadn’t done something, because the lady in question had canceled their appointment and then forgotten to reschedule them. Derp.

The day was rounded out by finding out GoDaddy had shut down our largest site,, over a copyright complaint someone filed without ever trying to contact us first. The Scrw Media sites are Paul’s full-time job and the source of his income, so having the largest one down for even a few hours is just not a great thing. To GoDaddy’s credit, they handled the situation pretty quickly, but the process was a bit of a pain, and the stress of not knowing how long we’d be down and the loss of traffic while it was was enough to make Paul a bit cranky last night. Between all that and a bad day in general, I decided it would be a good idea if we said screw it all for awhile and went out to dinner. We both needed a break.

I had a couple of Groupons in the car, one for a Thai place, and one for a Vietnamese place. We decided on the Vietnamese since I’d never had it before, and he hadn’t had it in years. The food was really good, and I got to knock Pho off the list (#72) of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die.

My favorite part of the meal was the spring rolls, and I have to share a picture here. I am used to the spring rolls you get at Chinese restaurants, which are usually fried. These were cold, and if I remember correctly the wrappers are rice paper, which had a kind of squishy, gelatinous feel to them. They tasted amazing, but I swear picking them up they felt and almost looked like limp little penises. Anyone else get that impression?

100 Things to Eat Before You Die

Ran across this today and thought it was pretty cool. How many have you tried?

1. Abalone
2. Absinthe
3. Alligator
4. Baba Ghanoush
5. Bagel and lox
6. Baklava
7. Barbecue ribs
8. Bellini
9. Bird’s Nest Soup
10. Biscuits and gravy
11. Black Pudding
12. Black Truffle
13. Borscht
14. Calamari
15. Carp
16. Caviar
17. Cheese fondue
18. Chicken and waffles
19. Chicken Tikka Masala
20. Chile Relleno
21. Chitterlings/Chitlins
22. Churros
23. Clam Chowder
24. Cognac
25. Crabcake
26. Crickets
27. Currywurst
28. Dandelion wine
29. Dulce de leche
30. Durian
31. Eel
32. Eggs benedict
33. Fish Tacos
34. Foie Gras
35. Fresh Spring Rolls
36. Fried Catfish
37. Fried Green Tomatoes
38. Fried Plaintain
39. Frito Pie
40. Frog’s Legs
41. Fugu
42. Funnel Cake
43. Gazpacho
44. Goat
45. Goat’s milk
46. Goulash
47. Gumbo
48. Haggis
49. Head Cheese
50. Heirloom Tomatoes
51. Honeycomb
52. Hostess Fruit Pie
53. Huevos Rancheros
54. Jerk Chicken
55. Kangaroo
56. Key Lime Pie
57. Kobe Beef
58. Lassi
59. Lobster
60. Mimosa
61. MoonPie
62. Morel Mushrooms
63. Nettle Tea
64. Octopus
65. Oxtail Soup
66. Paella
67. Paneer
68. Pastrami on Rye
69. Pavlova
70. Phaal
71. Philly Cheesesteak
72. Pho
73. Pineapple and cottage cheese
74. Pistachio Ice Cream
75. Po’ boy
76. Pocky
77. Polenta
78. Prickly Pear
79. Rabbit Stew
80. Raw Oysters
81. Root Beer Float
82. S’mores
83. Sauerkraut
84. Sea Urchin
85. Shark
86. Snail
87. Snake
88. Soft Shell Crab
89. Som Tam
90. Spaetzle
91. Spam
92. Squirrel
93. Steak Tartare
94. Sweet Potato Fries
95. Sweetbreads
96. Tom Yum
97. Umeboshi
98. Venison
99. Wasabi Peas
100.Zucchini Flowers

The Only Thing You Need to Know to Lose Weight

I have just started back doing low carb, and I am once again convinced that this is absolutely the best way to go for me – tons of energy, no blood sugar swings, and I am NEVER hungry between meals. Ever. If anything I have to remind myself to eat regularly.

While I can’t say low carb is for everyone, I ran across this today, and truly, in one form or another, this is what EVERY weight loss plan out there boils down to.