Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Grill, The Netflix, and The Tea (oh the tea...)

Haven't posted in a while so I figured I'd update a bit.

I love grilling. Do you have a grill? Does it use charcoal? Then you may be familiar with just the type of love I speak. Something about putting food over fire whilst holding a beer that just elates me inside. Of course, when grilling, elation is not an acceptable outward emotion for one to have. Externally, one is to be stoic and stolid, internally, well...that's your own business, and that's all part of the universal unwritten grill code. But that is all the secrets I shall share with you for now. If you'd like to know more about the secrets of the grill, see me at home. Bring fish.

Right now a song by Presidents of the United States of America just came up on iTunes shuffle. I've never heard it but it goes a little like this: "Everybody wants to be naked and famous." Hmm.........Do I? Really?

Since I got Netflix, my life has become much richer. Well, not financially richer, because they're sucking about $20/month out of my bank account, but that's because I love their service enough to make the donation. If you don't have Netflix, you're really missing out on life. I've seen over a dozen movies with it already including 2001: A Space Odyssey for the very first time. Yea, that's a weird movie. I think someone should tell me what they thought of it. What did it mean? And what's with the space fetus?

In the event that anyone reading this wasn't already awares, I love tea. I do. It's one of the most amazing things on the planet. Today, I've consumed three cups, all from different countries. First, I had Tulsi Green Tea, which is from India. Tulsi is also known as Holy Basil and is used in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of headaches, stomach aches, heart disease, and various poisons. It's also a COX-2 inhibitor which means it's a good pain killer. Later, I had a cup of Vanilla Comoro which contains black tea from China. And only moments ago I finished a tasty cup of Rooibus Almond which is one of the most fantastic teas I've ever had the pleasure of sipping. Rooibus is the Afrikaans word for Red Bush and is actually a legume. If you have yet to discover the wonderful world of tea (apart from Lipton, which totally doesn't count) I highly encourage you to rush out and do so. You can thank me by inviting me over for tea.

Well, Papa John just arrived with a tasty Pineapple, Mushroom, Banana Pepper pizza for me to eat. That is what I'm going to do now. Between now and then, with then being some indeterminate time in the future when I shall update Ye Ol' Ego again, I'd just like to say,
"don't drive off the freeway."


Doyle said...

So, here's a thought....Would you eat pepperoni if it was made out of fish?

wanderingshadow said...

We should grill soon.
2001. I've seen it twice, and done a lot of thinking on the last 15 minutes of the movie. Everything before that seems...well, at least a little, straightforward. My thought is: he gets to the place, and the obelisk or whatever it is either sucks him into another dimension, or aliens grab him, or something along those lines. Not sure what, it isn't spelled out. Then you get scenes of his life as he lives out in this extra-dimensional space. He goes on to almost die in bed. Yet, as in the first encounter with the obelisk (the apes, and the awesome transition from bone to spaceship), there's a massive evolutionary/progressive jump made, with him going from man-on-two-legs to man as a Space Fetus, ready to be reborn as a new sort of superman. So those are my two cents.
I saw Babel, and loved it. It totally should have won at the Oscars.

The Cobra said...

If pepperoni were made out of fish then it wouldn't be called pepperoni know would it? It seems to me that pepperoni would continue to exist as pork regardless of whether it could also be made out of fish. If you offered me fish pepperoni, I probably wouldn't eat it because that sounds kinda gross. For those of you interested in all the bacteria on salami can go here here.

Man I don't know about some of that 2001 stuff. What was that Monolith? Was it some sort of paiging device for unexpecting bipeds that escorted them across space and time put them back in the womb only this time in the future and the womb was space like the Earth was being born again? Was that actually him at the table and the bed or was it him watching other versions of him that existed on different levels somewhere within the folds of time? I swear I saw him give birth to himself.

andiewade said...

salami is good. mold and all.