I forgot to mention how appalled I was this past weekend when I went into Hobby Lobby (leave me alone, their frames are always 50% off) and found them setting up aisle after aisle of...yes...Christmas decorations. I know we all bitch that the xmas crap tends to go up a wee bit early, but Christ Almighty. I get that it IS Hobby Lobby, but I also get that it's JULY. Anyone who's that well prepared to start working on xmas stuff this early needs a different hobby altogether. I'm embarrassed to admit that they actually had some really bizarre/cute ornaments; with the excuse of two nieces, I'm good to go.
Well, today here at work we were discussing swearing at TiVO. This suddenly gave me a flashback to typing in obscene commands at the keyboard of my Commodore 64 and what were called (after some googling) text adventures. The ones I have the fondest recollections of come from the Infocom Gallery: Moonmist, Suspect and Witness. We also played the shit out of something that involved being stranded on a beach, finding a hut and not falling in quicksand. Turns out that was Mindshadow. That game used to irritate the fuck out of me, but that doesn't mean I don't recall it with incredibly rosy nostalgia.
I am positively salivating at the notion of going home to download these bitches and hunkering down with fried pickles and beer on the side. It just doesn't get any better.
Fuck. The Melting Pot just sent me their newest "for a limited time" fondue offering. It's this big four course meal involving Gran Queso Cheese Fondue (fontiago + gran queso + chorizo + chimichurri + chipotle), Stawberry Almond Salad with fresh berries and toasted almonds (and I hate salads but that sounds pretty ok by me)...then you choose between the Lobster Indulgence or Fondue Feast entree. I won't detail either of those two...simply too many meats (black tiger shrimp, teriyaki sirloin, citrus-marinated pork tenderloin...). And most importantly, tropical coconut rum chocolate fondue for dessert. I have a hard time eating anything coconut without feeling like I'm ingesting suntan lotion, but shit, I'd try this out.
Ok, enough dicking around. Gotta finish my movie trivia...slow going...