Monthly Archives: February 2007
Four Liters is a lot of Water…

I’ve started up again with my doctor-recommended gallon-of-water-a-day thing to prevent kidney stones and, hopefully, to assist in my weight loss regime. I’m not doing great in my weight loss, I’ve only lost six pounds in six weeks. So, knowing that drinking a lot of water will only help my kidney stone issue (no stones in 2.5 years!) and will help me lose weight (drink water, keep your belly full, don’t feel hungry) I’ve started up again on my four liters of H20 again. That’s eight bottles of water folks, nothing to scoff at. It helps that I’ve got a 1-liter Nalgene type bottle that I’m carrying around. I figure that four of them is just over a gallon, so if I spread that out over the day, it’s easier than trying to chug down eight bottles of water. (Same volume, different container, four is less than eight…)

In Which I Delcare My Undying Love for Chai

Recently, I’ve been on a Chai Tea kick. There’s something about the warm scent and spicy flavor of the stuff. With or without milk, but always with some sugar to sweeten it up slightly, I’m really enjoying the stuff. Now, I just need to find some good Chai. I’m positive that the Tazo stuff I’m drinking pales in comparison to the real deal, straight from Asia stuff.

Any suggestions on stuff I should try? Mail order stuff, store bought stuff, whatever. I want to experience good Chai. Feel free to leave a comment with any/all suggestions, just be careful about leaving too many links or you’ll get filtered as comment spam…

Posted on February 20, 2007, 11:51 By
1 comment Categories: drinks
Flickr’s Down, Ted’s Sad

I was browsing flickr just a few minutes ago and get an IM from Tom telling me it’s down. Wha? So I go back to flickr. Sure enough, it’s down. Getting a “massage” and should be back up soon.


Posted on February 19, 2007, 21:49 By
1 comment Categories: photos, wtf?
New Look, Same Site

Tom finally talked me into moving my site over to’s servers. So, here it is, new and not really improved. I’ve got a new theme and figured out a half-assed way keep the same header picture as the old site.

Anyway, thanks to Tom for making all of the changes while I was out of town and not giving me some Hello Kitty-like theme.


More to come later, just keep that word in mind!

**UPDATE 2/14/07**


Here’s MOJO! (AKA Madeline Olivia Johnson) My brother and his wife Nan had their ultrasound yesterday (also Nan’s 30th b-day) and discovered that they’ll be having a beautiful little girl. Hooray!

Posted on February 13, 2007, 12:08 By
4 comments Categories: family, home
The Complete Bone

I’ve been looking to get this collection for over a year now and came this close to buying a hand-numbered limited-edition hardcover autographed by Jeff Smith himself. Since I’ve never read more than 2-3 pages of Bone, I didn’t have it in me to spend that kind of dough on something I’d no real experience with. Well, I’m about 150 pages into the book and now wish that I had bought the hardcover uber-edition. It’s really that good and worth the $40 cover price for the paperback edition.

Like Microwave Popcorn?

Like saving money?

Do the following:

  1. Get 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels
  2. Get 2 tsp of Olive Oil
  3. Get 1/4 tsp of popcorn salt (very finely-ground salt, if you have a salt grinder, make very fine salt)
  4. Combine above in a lunchbag-sized brown paper bag

Fold the top of the bag securely (or staple if you’re so inclined) and shake the bag to mix everything up, you’ll want to make sure you’ve thoroughly covered the kernels with the oil. Toss in the microwave and cook until you don’t hear any popping for about five seconds or so. Empty the bag into a bowl (the oil will soak into the paper bag something fierce but won’t make a mess in your microwave), top with butter if you’re so inclined, and enjoy!