November 27 2021: The Sunday haul! Yes/No! Pandas>Writing!

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Sunday haul!  My local comic shop, The Silver Snail, is having an extended Black Friday sale, thus allowing me to indulge in my affinity for villainous collectibles.  Loving me some Citizen V, Spymaster, White Rabbit, and The Living Laser! For lunch today, I had the smoked meat on rye gifted me by my visiting buddy…

November 26, 2021: A surprise visit! Illegal chips! And Stargate!

Well well well.  If it isn't my old high school buddy and his wife, Mrs. Buddy, in town for one night only!  And they came bearing gifts: Montreal smoked meat and rye bread! Following a dinner of jerk chicken, pepper shrimp, and ox-tail stew, we headed back to our place for dessert... https://twitter.com/LawrenceMadanda/status/1464067244548403232 We ended…

November 25, 2021: My Kooky Wife!

My wife, Akemi.  Never a dull moment... Well, this was fun... My appearance on the Brad Wright podcast is available to check out here! Today's Yes/No... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1463874865581203465 Craig David Wallace, director of one of my favorite Dark Matter episodes - Isn't That A Paradox - has released his latest horror film. Check out the creepy…

November 23, 2021: Burgers, Eclairs, and Stargate!

Today, Akemi and I braved the cold to make the walk down to Matty's Pattys Burger Place for - what else? - their rapini sliders. Juuuuuust kidding. Two cheeseburgers for me, one with pickled jalapeño mayo and the other with their spicy ketchup sauce, both, of course, served on sesame seed buns. Man, there is…

November 22, 2021: Putting the pieces together on this latest project!

My lunch plans got rescheduled so I ended up opening up a can of emergency corned beef I found in the back of the pantry, frying it up 'til crispy, then serving oy over rice with some avocado and some maple-sriracha.   Delicious.  And queasy, fifteen minutes after eating.  Thus, my dessert was limited to…

November 20, 2021: Welcome to the weekend!

Don't know why I bother checking out these much-buzzed shows.  I'm always left depressed, disappointed, and feeling like I've wasted hours that would have been better spent surfing reddit for hilarious tweets and memes.  To quote that dude in the bartending course I took in college: "Woof".   https://twitter.com/Sams_Antics/status/1462101805849096197 Both interesting reads. Today's Yes/No... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1462069766869368836…

November 19, 2021: Cholesterol, Smash Burgers, and a Celebrity Sighting!

Received the results from our annual blood tests the other day and I'm pleased to report that it all looks good.  Blood sugar up a tick, vitamin D levels back to normal levels and, most surprisingly, my formerly high-is cholesterol is down significantly.  How to account for the healthy drop?  Is it the 17 hour…

November 18, 2021: Chef Mei Lin Dinner at Lee Restaurant!

One of our last big trips prior to the season premiere of Covid was a week-long stay in Los Angeles that had me going to meetings while Akemi walked the empty streets of West Hollywood (devoid of all foot traffic outside of the occasional aggressive street person).  We checked out a number of great restaurants…

November 16, 2021: I may have to take a nap between the main course and dessert!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1460683731895738370 Suji was feeling under the weather this morning.  A simple change in her breathing was enough to wake me up at 5:05 a.m.  Not sure what it was that upset her stomach (I mean, take your pick.  She's a very experimental eater, like her dad.) but after a quick vomit, she was ready for…

November 15, 2021: Catching up!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1460049276491509761   https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1459918725461823488 "Excuse me, sir.  I'm not sure if you noticed, but I'm sitting in the green section." "Sir.  Sir!  Would you like to see my digital honor badge?!" https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1459669077274906625 Today's Yes/No... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1460266959535226890 Use of the word "numbing" is not a translation error.  Szechuan peppercorns are not only spicy but actually numb your tongue.…