Sunday, March 22, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
BufBloPoFo Topic for Day 2:
After my swearing in ceremony, my parents and my in-laws took me and Lisa to Lombardo’s on Hertel. We got to talking about favorite foods, and this next topic kind of stems from that. If you had the power to put together the most perfect, end-of-the-universe, nothing-better-was-ever-made repast, using whatever ingredients you want, and with whomever you’d like as your co-diners, what would you want? Tell me about one little bit, or all fourteen courses. Tell me about venue, about background music, about which box of wine goes best with which flavor of ramen noodles.
Honestly, I know next to nothing about food. I can cook it pretty darn well, but when it comes to being a fancy gourmet "foodie" type person I fail. I do however know that the easiest way to tell if a wine will go well with ramen noodles is by how close in size to a frozen turkey the bottle it comes in is.
I can certainly say this. Whatever this meal contains it will have two items in abundance. Rest assured folks, that there will be shrimp, and there will be bacon. There is actually a very good chance that the shrimp will be wrapped in bacon. Heck, since this is an imaginary meal and there for my arteries will never have to suffer the effects of consuming it EVERYTHING WILL BE WRAPPED IN BACON!
I like bacon.
Joining me for this orgy of things wrapped in bacon shall be:
and whom ever finds the golden ticket hidden inside the jar of mayonnaise in my fridge.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
BufBloPoFo Topic for Day 1:
Let's start it off easy. Hi! How're things? Remember me? Remember when we were blog friends? What's new whichu? For your first day of Blufporbfofoing, tell me the three biggest things going on in your life right now. If you have fewer than three things going on in your life right now, then your assignment is to come over to my house and pack. (Ahem *slacker* cough...)
I am ecstatic that once again March is here, and once again it is BUFBLOPOFO time. Topic one is a bit of a softball, and I thank Mr. Garvey Esq. for starting things off so easily on a Saturday morning. It is a bit weird to sort of take a step back and think about what the three biggest things are that I have going on in my life right now, because in the every day grind things often times seam to loose there perspective, because they are there for me everyday, and almost reach the point of being common. So I want to thank my former roommate for this morning's moment of perspective.
1) Across the Nerd-a-verse - If you've been a frequenter of my blog, then you most likely have heard me talk about my newest little project. Across the Nerd-a-verse is my new podcast that I have been producing with my friend (And fellow BUFBLOPOFO participant) Jessie aka theMadTypist. I got bit by the podcasting bug about a year or so ago when I signed on to be one of the hosts of a Team Fortress 2 podcast called The Fortcast. Sadly, that project was short lived, and I must admit that I found that format due to the fact that it was primarily focused around the video game Team Fortress 2 to be a tad limiting in it's scope. This experience though left me with a desire to put my voice out there on the internet for folks to hear, and when The Fortcast folded I started to plan with Jessie (whom I met through our Team Fortress 2 clan) to start up this next project. So far we have recorded 3 full episodes and one special episode focusing on the most recent update to Team Fortress 2. I think my favourite part about this project, is that this time I am serving as the producer and there for have the responsibility of editing the show together. It has certainly been a learning experience as I have had to learn how to do the editing from scratch, but each week I feel that I grow stronger with it. If you are interested in checking out the show and hear Jessie and myself discuss a myriad of nerd and pop culture related topics please do check us out on our website where you can find info on the different ways that you can enjoy the show.
2) The Blessings of Friendship - While, having a good number of friends has never been a majour issue for me, I feel like there has never been a time in my life where I am more blessed to have such a wide array of great and loyal friends. Wether they be here in Chicago, back in Buffalo or if they exist in the virtual worlds of cyberspace I do truly feel blessed. I am glad that BUFBLOPOFO has rolled around again, because it gives me a real chance to tune into the blogs of folks that I do not get to see as often as I would like and hear what is going on in their lives. I owe a great debt of gratitude especially to two chaps who really have taken a prominent role in my life here in Chicago, and are constantly providing me with laughs and support and who truly have become like family to me. These chaps I speak of are my two "younger brothers" Donny and Jason. They both certainly are two of the reasons why I feel so happy with where my life is at the moment, and where it is going in the future.
3) Finch, Finch, Finch - I feel bad that I did not get to introduce my girlfriend Finch to more of the Buffalo folks the last time that we visited over Christmas. This is an oversight that I certainly hope we will be able to correct that some time soon. Finch is a great girl, and for more then a year now, she has been my nearly constant companion. She is easily one of the biggest parts of my life, and that is a role I can only see growing.
Well, that is Day 1. See you tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Got my ticket to the midnight opening day showing of “The Watchmen”. I pretty excited to go see this movie. We spent a lot of time talking about our fears and hopes for the film on this week’s episode of “Across the Nerdaverse”. I’ll be back to let you know what I thought…