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A retelling of my life in DC and all the stupid ass sh!t I get myself into...

Holy Nostalgia!

I don't know what's been going on lately. Maybe it's the time of year that freshman are heading off to college or what. But for some reason, I found myself taking a virtual tour of my old school. I found some pix of my old dorms and even spent a little time on google maps trying to find my old college house via satellite. I wonder if it's even still standing?!? Ha!!

Doesn't make any sense to me, why did I just got a pang for my college experience all of a sudden?? I know in my head that I went to my school at the peak of the good times. Both in my life and in the time period for that campus. And it's true, you can never have those days back but, some times it pulls at the memory/heart strings.

I spent one semester at this dorm and damn it was tiny. I'm not sure how they are able to cram two people in something that's half the size of my office!! My decorations were some empty clear plastic yogurt cups and a shelf stereo.

These long squat looking dorms with no elevators, they were only 3 floors tho, were the football dorms at the time. God knows how I ended up there, but it was quite the experience. I spent the rest of my on campus time on assorted floors of this dorm with way too many stories than can fit in a caption.


posted by Cptn S.A. Ho @ 12:49 PM, ,

Wedding Bands

After many many days of shopping, I finally found something that I liked. I intentionally said I found, b/c her's was very simple. Just a plain band that matched her engagement ring with some engraving. Done and done, mine was a tad bit more involved since I'm a little picky with what I wear. And this is an item I'm meant to wear day in and day out for a long time coming. First off, I don't really wear finger jewelry, so the feeling is odd to me for starters. Second, I'm not flashy so I had to find something plain and simple and not too shiny. Taking all those conditions in mind, I found a ring design that had some brushed texture down the center and shine on the edges. The inside was a slightly curved comfort fit and the outside was curved as well. No rough edges, get it? And to survive the abuse that products I use get, I went with Tungsten Carbide as it's about the hardest material they make rings out of.

We ordered the bands, and head out of the store to celebrate our weekend with some delish eats somewhere in the area. A week later I get an excited call that our bands are ready! Yay. Her ring, was just fine, looks lovely, and she's happy with it. My band, on the other hand, had been botched pretty badly. First off, the engraving was wrong... showing us getting married 3 days apart?? ha!! Annoying, but ok it happens. Worse, the ring design was completely wrong from the one that was ordered. Come on now, that's just poor showing by the company that you contract with. Amidst all the confusion, the big boss of the store decides to take charge of it. I really hope they get it right and the next trip will be the last one out there to get this stuff handled.


posted by Cptn S.A. Ho @ 11:48 AM, ,

The Cake is a Lie


"The cake is a lie" was widely popular between Portal players, but soon it spread to forums and blogs where the phrase began to take on a new meaning outside of the context of the game. People were using the phrase, "The cake is a lie" on forums as an idiom meaning, "You are chasing after an empty, unattainable goal."


posted by Cptn S.A. Ho @ 10:55 AM, ,

Meat, Meat, & More Meat!!

This past weekend, the miss' & I went to a brazilian steak house. Been dying to check one out and now that I had, I felt compelled to leave a review of it on yelp. Here is that review for your entertainment!

Meat, meat, and more meat!! I hope you fast before you come here, b/c there was so much delicious food to eat that I was actually worried that exploding was a legitimate fear. The salad bar is stocked with fresh salads, sliced cold meats, & assorted sauces to go with your dinner. Please, do yourself a favor and hit that first for a bowl of their wonderful horseradish sauce before unbuckling your belt for serving on top of serving of fresh meats from the broiler.

The Meatadors** are swarming around the restaurant constantly with assorted cuts of meat. As soon as you flip your token over, you will have your choice of several different cuts in under a minute!! The beef rib is sooo juicy, the top Sirloin... to die for! A nice thin slice with just a little piece of fat on the edge that has been broiled to a nice crisp. I could have easily eaten on that Sirloin all night long and been deliriously happy. But wait, there's more... leg of lamb followed by lamb chops? Hell yes!

What's the hell?? A random waiter is dropping off plate after plate of sides? I've already eaten enough to feed a family of four for a week... but I trudge on. These mashed potatoes are so creamy, they could almost be a sauce unto themselves. In fact, I ended up using them as a sauce on my bacon wrapped boneless chicken. That's right, they have chicken as well as assorted pork. The Parmesan pork has a lovely flavor to it, but try to get it early in the evening as it does tend to dry out. At this point, I'm using my menu in the style of fat a$$ bingo marking off the picture of every meat that I have tried. I'm looking around for the baby sirloin with garlic for the win... but some how the "are you kidding me you fat fcuk" look I'm getting from the fiancé tells me it might just be time to stop.

Our server kindly brings us the menu and my heart patters, but alas "are you kidding me you fat fcuk" prevails on me once again and we tab out. At no point in the evening did I ever feel rushed, not once. I was encouraged to try as much or as little as I'd like of anything. Everyone was very friendly and very helpful. The Meatadors** happily run to get you the cut and temperature of meat that you like. We got a comment card at the very end of the meal that asked us "is there anything we could have done better?" And I honestly couldn't' put anything. Despite the complimentary valet parking, an evening here isn't cheap. But the experience is well worth it and I recommend that you all try it.

**Meatadors is what I decided to call the guys serving the meat that are dressed like Matadors, it just kind of made sense to me. You know, I think I'll go as a Meatador for Halloween. I'll have to carry a leg of lamb all night, but when I get hungry it'll be on!!


posted by Cptn S.A. Ho @ 2:44 PM, ,

Too Much!!

So often, I wake up and I have something I want to write about. Or, perhaps, I'll have an event I've gone too I want to write about. But some how, my day progresses and I have too much I want to say and too much I want to write and I find myself writing nothing. Fail!! I wonder if that happens to other folks that blog? Perhaps I simply don't make this a priority?? This will require more thought.


posted by Cptn S.A. Ho @ 11:43 AM, ,