Sunday, November 30, 2008

Operation Spaghetti Freedom

operation spaghetti freedomI thought it'd be fun to start writing about the meals I've been preparing. The idea is that I will have a nice little archive documenting my culinary successes and failures in a place that I can access from anywhere. And this is, after all, a blog about "Eating Small Things". It's high time I did the title some justice.

Tonight I made spaghetti. It went fairly well. Next time I think I'll double the amount of tomato sauce and switch out the organic spaghetti for some rough and tumble whole wheat pasta.

Appetizer: Salad

  • Field Greens
  • Garlic Croutons
  • Ranch Dressing

  *This is as basic as it gets. We buy bags of salad from the grocery store, bust it open, throw on the croutons, and hit it with the dressing. Could use some tomatoes in the future.

Side: Garlic Bread

  • French Baguette
  • Butter / Spread
  • Garlic Powder

*Cut the bread into halves, spread butter and garlic powder on the face-up side, place on cookie sheet, and toss in the oven and bake at 350˚ for 5 minutes.

Main Course: Spaghetti

  • Organic Spaghetti
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Lean Hamburger Meat
  • Onion
  • Parmesan cheese

*Yep, everyone knows how to make spaghetti.

Wine: Pinot Noir

*Good compliment to all the other junk I cooked. Picked up a nice bottle down the street for only $4.

And that's spaghetti. I find a good compliment to this classic meal is none other than a classic SNES game. For this particular occasion you'll want to treat yourself to some Super Mario World to complete the evening.

Mmm, Italian.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cocoa Redux

IMG_4456So you thought I'd take some time out today and go on about my life? Maybe I'd take a break from endless cat posts to share something meaningful, and daresay, artistic with you to possibly enhance and enlighten your day?  WRONG! More pics of Cocoa riding around on the back of the computer chair like freakin' Genghis Khan is all you get. It's all you really need or want. Want to know more about Genghis Khan? Click the highlighted text right here! Go ahead! Click and be informed! Exclamation marks all around!

Cocoa the Slayer was a character based loosely on Conan the Destroyer from the 1984 film of the same name. The philosophy that drove the life of Cocoa the Slayer departed from that of Conan in that she never actually hurt anyone. While historic records place this diminutive barbarian at the site of many bloody conflicts, eye-witness survivors would always claim to see her fleeing on the back of her trusty computer chair before any of the real fighting began.

More info about Conan the Destroyer can be found here. Clicky!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Closet Raptor

cococlosetSo as I went to grab my gym bag this morning, I was attacked by some sort of creature from the Triassic Period. Apparently this little dino, long thought extinct, survived several ice ages by hiding out in our bedroom closet. An impressive feat in all regards.

Here I was, eye to eye with one of Nature's most dangerous predators from eons past. Only my wit and extensive knowledge of raptor behavior stood between me and a messy end. I remember reading somewhere that most dinosaurs cannot strafe or dodge very well. Good thing I played Turok with my buddies in high school.

I took a deep breath and then leapt, hurling a phonebook at the ancient trespasser. Success! One K.O.'ed dinosaur. On closer inspection I realized that the small unconscious form was covered in fur. Fascinating! This specimen would require some in-depth research in the crime lab.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I is Pwning Noobz

cocoapwningCocoa logged into Battlefield 2 yesterday and brought the pain. She gets out all of her aggression by spawn camping with a sniper rifle. All in all, I find cats understand very little about sportsmanship. It's simply not in their vocabulary.

So if you happen to be running around on one of the BF2 servers, beware a player with the handle "l33twh1sk3rs" because you are seconds away from getting strafed, bombed, and stabbed.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Horrible Election Cat of Doom

cocovoteBe thankful those of you who cast your votes this day, for it is one more election year that you have staved off the hungry appetite of the Horrible Cat of Not Voting-ness. For those of you who did not vote, woe be to you for the Beast hungers for the blood of the apathetic.

She comes in the night, devouring all who do not wear the sticky badge. And what is the sticky badge, pray tell? Well, I'll tell you, little friend. It's a holy relic, a testament to show you stood in line for 1-2 hours, listening to your wife's bad puns, finally to ascend and cast your vote in the hallowed sanctum of democracy and good feelings.

Also, I got a free cookie and coffee on the way out of the polling station.

So heed these words, young mortals, else The Cat find you this evening... 

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Smushing Daisies

dummyIt's been a good week is all I can say. A good month too. Let's give a warm congratulatory hand to October 2008, a warm, exciting, and productive month.

"Pushing Daisies." What can I say.  Watched the first three episodes and it is an amazing show. It's like a refreshing summer breeze compared to the festering garbage of reality t.v. and the "Shmerican Idle" Ideology.

So I'm a television elitist? Sure! I don't watch television anymore, so when something unique comes along that catches my attention you'd better believe I sit up and take notice. And here is our winner: Pushing Daisies. Just watch it. Give it a try. You'll feel better.

I'm avoiding telling you anything about this show because you just need to see it. There's a crash test dummy shooting people with tasers in the second episode. And a car chase involving an electric "green" car running from a giant HumVee. Wonderful. Colorful. Go watch. :D