Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Not a real vid but really good anyway.


The thing about fixing a broken cig with scotch tape is remembering that you fixed the cig with scotch tape.

mood: crampy

I've narrowed the source of my (Sunday onset) food poisoning to these suspects:

(timeline- early Friday evening)
I knew a 10oz bag for $2 was too good to be true (I bought 2!- I ate one whole bag on Friday. I know- so gluttony).

Tequila Lime Salsa (Pace)
(Timeline- really late Friday with some whiskey and frozen buritos, zuked about 3AM)
It was pretty old (6 weeks?)- and I get a bit nauseous just thinking about it.

Chineese food-
(timeline- Saturday afternoon)
Oh no's, not my favorite Chineese place (I refuse to believe it).



Thank you for contacting Wonderful concerning pistachios processed and packaged by Paramount Farms.

The FDA has announced a nationwide voluntary recall of pistachios from Setton Farms cautioning consumers to avoid eating pistachios until further notice. Paramount Farms is not part of this recall, and we believe our products are safe. We have stringent quality control procedures in place, and our products consistently exceed USDA specifications.

We are committed to producing only the highest quality products and the health and well-being of consumers who enjoy our pistachios is our foremost concern. Consistent with this commitment and in light of the current situation, we are testing all products in our inventory and are committed to testing all pistachio shipments going forward as a further precautionary measure.

For more information about the voluntary recall by Setton Farms, visit www.fda.gov/pistachios/ . Information can also be found at the California Department of Public Health at www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx .


Karen Getten-Powell

Paramount Farms
13646 Highway 33
Lost Hills, CA 93249


From: matt
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:51 AM
To: Info - Wonderful Pistachios
Subject: salmonella?

Friday, March 27, 2009

when do i get laid?

So, I bought this Mandoline online (the black one obviously) and nothings happened yet? Am I supposed to learn how to play it to make it work?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

incense and peppermints

So I'm trying to get some fresh smells in my place besides the dog and the ashtray and the whiskey bottles (my socks smell like saltines so they're okay).
I open up my latest batch of incense from the bead store on Division and start sniffing for something I can handle on a stressful day.
No matter which colored stick I pull out though all I can smell is stripper.
Like bad vegas stripper- a very hard smell to remove from the subconscious and not anything I'm in the mood for currently.
Guess I need to play some Lady Gaga...

Monday, March 23, 2009

time machines

I wish someone had traveled back in time to the young 1970's me and pulled me aside and said- "Dude- they're going to get rid of the foil covered ding dongs"
I make a you gotta be shitting me face?
"They will stop and you will never taste anything that even comes close to that crisp chocolaty thing again for the rest of your life"
"Everything chocolate in the future will taste like a waxy floor mat and be wrapped in plastic"
I could have at least done some planning.
(NOTE: Ho Hos pictured ((duh))) but, only the slightly cold hockey puck that was the foil wrapped Ding Dong is worth mentioning- it was seriously insane)

via waffel whiffer

tent city

via mapuu

Thursday, March 12, 2009

poker chat

sourkryl: walker?
zidaane: more clues
ChitownQuinn: texas ranger?
sourkryl: quinn?
ChitownQuinn: what?
sourkryl: last name walker? chi masta
ChitownQuinn: no not me?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

fu dogs

Looking for some bookends online I'm kinda underwhelmed by the crappy options until I stumble on the wonder that is the ceramic fu dog. I've seen the junky red ones and fake jade and turquoise but, not any this insane.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

driving at night

I'm an anxious person. Even in my sleep my dreams mostly revolve around a swirl of anxieties. Climbing really high places I can't get down from is one I have all the time. Last night was a re-occurrence of another one that pops up all the time and is usually disturbing enough to wake me up. It's the driving a car when you are wayyyyy to sleepy or drugged to actually operate the vehicle. My head will be so heavy that I can barely lift it up to peer out the windshield and see that yes, we are traveling a HIGH RATE OF SPEED, and NO, I have no way to keep my head-up to steer the car and of course my leg is just wayyy too heavy to move towards the brakes. Does that sound like fun? To add to the drama there is usually some police involved (which may have a basis in reality!) and passengers (oh no!). So, last night I was basically at the wheel with my whole family in the backseat and it was my responsibillity to not put us in a tree. Hmmmm, I wonder what this means?