Today is our annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck luncheon.
Each year our office has a luncheon for which people bring in food they’ve made, or for the engineers, that they bought from a store. In years past I’ve made a vegetarian black bean stew, or a meat-filled jambalaya to name a few. My philosophy has been choose something that can simmer in a crockpot all day and I’m golden. This year I wanted to try a different skill, deviled eggs.
Apparently deviled eggs are the yang to my cooking yin. I’ve made hard-boiled eggs, mostly for egg salad, on many occasions. Therefore I didn’t think that deviled eggs were going to be that challenging. Somewhere along the way I missed a “trick” because the eggs just refused to be peeled without damaging the whites. After mangling about four of the nine eggs I peeled I quit and made a huge batch of egg salad for my personal consumption.
Of course I had a plan ‘B’. While at the store I picked up a can of jalapeños and some peanut butter to make the aptly named peanut butter filled jalapeño boats.
I’m mostly disappointed that the effort required to make all of this took nearly the entire evening.
ITP Flickr Pic
While camp was empty I set up my laptop for a little photoshoot.
What was really funny to me was that the next day somebody actually brought a laptop (a Dell) to camp and was using it around the campfire.
BlackJack Do It Again
As of today Cingular is selling the Samsung BlackJack phone. The BlackJack is similar to the Motorola Q. This might be the phone which gets me to (finally) jump the Sprint ship, although I am a little weary of it because it runs Windows Mobile (yuck).
Frankly I am about as tired of shopping for a new phone as you probably are about me yapping about it. 🙂
Who Makes A Product For Which They Can’t Get The Website?
Microsoft, that’s who.
This week Microsoft launched Zune, pronounced “another mp3 player I will never purchase.” The latest “iPod Killer” was released with much fanfare and the whole “Welcome to the Social” slogan has been bandied about.
Let’s say you’d like to know more about Zune, where do you think you’d go to do so, Zune.com? No, at least not now because Microsoft doesn’t own that domain!, you’d have to go to Zune.net. Microsoft is saying that the .net domain makes more sense because of the social aspect of Zune, I say that this multi-billion dollar company was probably too cheap to buy out the person who owned the .com domain. Has Microsoft been pwned?
The Early Bird Special
Tonight it’s back to Masquerade to see …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. I’ve made sure to check the Masquerade’s website for the start time and wouldn’t you know, doors open at 7pm. I wonder if there is some sort of noise ordinance over there that is forcing them to have such early shows. It’s really the only reason that I can see. Come look for me, I’ll be the old guy who is confused why these shows are starting so early.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – thankful (-7 days)
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Hold Steady — “Stuck Between Stations”
Website Of The Day – Here is the website for making deviled eggs, it’s named The Deviled Egg Gourmet.
Exercise (b)Log – none, unless you count smashing eggs