"I'm in the Desert, Eddie, Don't Bother Me" - Geoff Johns
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:51 PM
Well, would ya look at that! It appears as though despite being two days late, that I shall get a blog in two weeks in a row. I think a celebration is in order, don't you? How shall we celebrate? With sushi? Sounds good to me! Its been far too long since I had any raw fish wrapped in seaweed and rice. Or on top of rice depending my preference at the time of ordering between nigiri and rolls. Generally I like rolls the best but every now and then you can't bet a nigiri unagi. Which of course isn't raw fish, its cooked eel but its still delicious. Mmmm. This paragraph is making me hungry. I think this might end up being a very food centric blog. Or at least introductory paragraph. I'm sure I'll get to talking about my adventures at Comic Con at some point, but really, you shouldn't need to hear about it since I'm sure you just followed my adventures on the Pensive Twitter as they happened, right? Exactly! So, back to sushi! If you care to know, I guess I would have to say that as far as sushi nigiri, my favorites would have to be eel, salmon, and yellow belly. As for rolls, well, that really depends on where we're getting it from. Spicy tuna is often a great choice. California and Philadelphia rolls are NEVER good choices. Ya know what bugs me? How most sushi places seem to think that every roll needs to have avocado on it. I mean really, WTF is up with that?! Anyway, depending on where I'm getting sushi, each place has their own special rolls generally so occasionally I'll rock one of those if it sounds interesting.
In other news, I was just thinking a little before I started this blog that, contrary to most I would guess, with certain cereals, I find that they taste better if they're a bit soggy. Strange, no? Granted, it is fully dependent on which cereal we are discussing. In the case of the cereal I just had, Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch, I find that if they soak a bit to the point of losing their crunchiness but not to the point of losing all cohesion, they taste much better. It seems to bring out the peanut butter flavor in them a bit more I find. A good 2-3 minutes usually does the trick. Another cereal that doesn't just benefit from soaking but out right necessitates it is Grape Nuts. They are just far, far too crunchy to enjoy straight out of the box. I prefer to enjoy my Grape Nuts drizzled with honey and then I let them sit for a good 5-10 minutes and let them soak up the honey and milk and bam! You've got yourself a deliciously healthy little breakfast right there. Even better, if you have some fresh raspberries and blackberries, throw those on right before you take your first bite. Those should be as fresh and crisp as possible. Though, I do find that full sized raspberries or blackberries don't integrate well with the cereal and are best if cut in to quarters. While on the topic of fruit, I was thinking that I might try my hand at making a strawberry milkshake. I'm not generally one for following recipes, so I might try to just wing it and see how it turns out. I find its more fun that way. I usually go that route though there are some things that I need to follow directions on. Like lasagna. That's just too much of a beast to try to just throw together. Shepherd's Pie on the other hand I can just kind of make up as I go along. Tonight, I making a dish that we just refer to as "rotini" which is basically just rotini noodles, chicken, mozzarella, and Italian salad dressing. Sadly, I cannot take credit for inventing this dish though I do like to think that I put a bit of my own spin on it. Maybe someday we'll put out a Pensive cook book. Would any of you buy it? Ironic perhaps since I don't really use recipes but irony is our friend.
See? I told you that this would be a food centric blog. Ya know what's a shame? The fact that I have still not yet had a chance to Inception. I really need to get on that before something else takes its spot in the IMAX theater. Maybe this week would be a good time to try for that. We'll see. So, do you feel like you need a quick wrap up of Comic Con? First, for real, look at our Twitter feed. Twitter.com/Pensivemusic. All caught up? Good! So you know that one of my life long goals was met this weekend when I had the chance to met Yoshitaka Amano. It was incredibly surreal. I still can barely believe that it happened. And he drew me a moogle! My own personal, one of a kind, moogle sketch. And he signed one of my favorite pieces of art ever (http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-01/ff7-cloudaerith.html). Those couple minutes alone made this the best Comic Con yet for me. Plus, I saw some awesome panels starring Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison, learned about up coming plans for Batman, played Dead Space 2, bought tons of awesome, exclusive stuff, including but not limited to: Persona 4 artbook, Valkyria Chronicles artbook, Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack and Piano Collections, a [free] Dragon Quest IX shirt, awesome sketches of Samus Aran and Supergirl, and a USG Ishimura hoodie. And that's just the tip of the iceberg, not taking into account the endless of amount of free stuff there was. Sure, there were a few unfortunate misses, like the Green Lantern movie/Harry Potter panel in Hall H that filled up 100 or so people before us or just barely missing out on getting to meet Elizabeth Mitchell (aka Juliet from LOST, aka the love of my life) but hey, life goes on. Apparently, some crazed Harry Potter fan stabbed someone in the eye with a pen during the Resident Evil panel in Hall H. That's pretty messed up. It delayed everything in there by an hour or so which meant I had to miss Kevin Smith this year. Well, I didn't have to exactly, I choose to. Cause I'm old and I get tired and sore quickly. And by quickly I mean after three days of being on my feet, getting little sleep, and less food. See? Everything always comes back to food . . .
I'm making good progress with my book I'm reading. Carrion Comfort. Its very good. Very complex. Too many characters to try to keep straight but I'm doing a pretty good job. Its not as scary as I was expecting. There's a few tense scenes here and there but they're more suspenseful than outright scary. Which is a shame. I would love to read a book that makes me want to sleep with the lights on. Or watch a movie that does the same. We recently watched Paranormal Activity again since Ian had never seen it and it wasn't as scary this time around. Its still a good movie as far as I'm concerned though. Maybe its just because I knew what was going to happen and when. Alas. You should throw some suggestions for scary stuff at me. Books. Movies. Whatever. The scarier the better.
And on that note, I'm done. Goodnight.
Rock Bible Scripture for the Week:
The Golden Rules of Appearance, from the Gospel According to the Band:
138. Never spend more time on your hair than you would eating a modest sized meal