Monday, October 31, 2011

T'Pring

I still love you, T'Pring. haha (but I'm serious too)

Her shiny dress was a boy magnet. Well, I'm speaking about myself when I was a boy, so for Halloween, I'm going to butterfly effect back into my mind n' brain when I was about ages 12,13,14 because that should prove to be very frightening. I was a good kid so nothing bad or too strange. Just wouldn't want to get stuck back there. haha

See for yourself what this is all about and why this episode of Star Trek, "Amok Time", from the original series is great! Not for kids, umm, let me think how to put this, unless you saw it on TV? haha Sounds like a lot of modern-day hypocrisy. There's some fighting over a Vulcan chick they don't really want, but I did want her back in my younger years, when I watched this on... umm yeah, TV. I'm not saying I wanted to fight for her, just wanted to watch it again, which I did whenever it was on TV. Maybe that explains why I wanted to be Spock when I was a kid. Also didn't want emotions, etc. I think my goal was to build a spaceship, or better yet a starship, or a time portal leading to beautiful Star Trek women everywhere.

At first I wanted to visit "strange new worlds" and mainly that, then a bit later I wanted to meet some strange new girls. haha As far as I knew, no boy had ever boldly gone there--to meet them-- before, and as you realize this is just writing, a blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and humor, which is supposed to be interesting. Actually, I just let my mind run wild. Same as now. My imagination takes me beyond boredom. Well, most of the time.

If you just want to get right to the sci-fi action with some real primitive-style fighting of the future, from the '60s TV show, then follow this link and enjoy! It's Halloween, have fun!! I want mine to last for a week or two. I'll eat some candy and forget about T'Pring. Yeah, right!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

fast food, sci-fi humor, and music

I decided to check in here after midnight (Sunday AM) because not much was going on. After being sick during the week, I'm still not completely better but wanted to go out and pick up some fast food. Tonight's orders (on Saturday night) were McDonald's large french fries and the Jack in the Box Jumbo Breakfast Platter with Bacon, and an Oreo Cookie shake. Those two fast food restaurants are across the street from each other.

Someone needs to start a big, all-night food court here, where guys and gals can hang out and get better acquainted... acquainted with food, that is... well, no, you knew what I meant, a place so available people can get to know one another, but two or three, or a dozen would be fine too. haha By the way, haha means I'm joking and besides, I can only handle one gal, preferably at a distance, except when I return to Vulcan to fight Spock, or his Vulcan stuntman-body double, for the right to romance a beauty with pointy ears. I'm very, very much joking in the last sentence. So, you know, Forget! But I have no special powers to make forgetting possible so you'll have to do that on your own.

What else is fascinating? I have no idea. Wait!

Oh yeah, I finished my 100 Best Rock Songs List (1970 to 2010)-- a serious and legitimate list, after spending more than two years comparing many, many songs -- and about a week ago I posted the list on The Overcast Inside. That's my music blog. I will update the list to include some songs from 2010.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jack in the Box has Holiday Shakes


The most recent time at Jack in the Box was Friday and the person working at the drive-thru window was very nice and polite. This is a picture of three Pumpkin Pie Shakes, and of course only one was for me. Pumpkin Pie is a good flavor and makes me wish it was available year around. Another JITB holiday shake flavor is Egg Nog, which could be my choice closer to the holidays. Well, it's a few words--and moments--closer to the holidays now.
For the most recent time I went to Jack in the Box, please see the post above. The shakes were almost perfect in my opinion, and the cherry was fine.

Someone may be thinking it's too early for the holiday flavors, and I can understand that.

However, I'm not able to avoid the kind of fun that comes from a having food or drink I can't get all the time. The seasonal shakes give me a good feeling.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Note: The pit is in the middle of the cherry that I'm holding up. It was difficult to see inside the car, and that's why I held it up out the window to get a better picture.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Danger! Cherry pit


On a rare occasion, something like this will happen. That's a cherry pit, and I was kind of unhappy but since I went through the Jack in the Box drive-thru to buy this shake, I didn't want to drive back through to give it back to them. I didn't bite down hard --so I was lucky--and I think maybe the cherry was cut open a bit, so when I put it in my mouth I felt something hard in my mouth. Held the cherry up near the light in the car and that's what I saw two weeks ago. I didn't think this kind of cherry was served with pit still in it and never got one before, so it was a rather unpleasant experience for me. However, this hasn't stopped me from going back there again for shakes. I'm just very careful. And maybe I will tell them no cherry next time.

I hope Jack in the Box, and all fast food restaurants, will be more careful and make sure there are no hidden dangers in their food. For example, make sure there are no pits in the cherries on top of your shakes. That could really harm your customers' teeth.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

At McDonald's tonight


A large McCafé Caramel Frappé from McDonald's was $3.49 but I didn't mind that price since it had been a long time since I'd had one. It's on my shortlist of best coffee drinks and fast food beverages, but I still like americanos, lattes, iced coffee, soda, shakes, iced tea, fruit juices, and more.

This was from tonight, and after realizing the Frappe wouldn't last very long, I went back through the McDonald's drive-thru and tried to order a Sweet Tea but they said they were out of that tea for the night.

Winter Melon Candy


This is my winter melon candy. Winter melon is also known as wax gourd and some other names.

I made this candy in a pot on the stove, and then refrigerated the candy seen on the plate. This is a very sweet, rich candy, and I think it's delicious! There was more than this amount, and I later refrigerated it separately.

In my opinion, this would be a good dessert to eat at a fast food restaurant, or any restaurant.

Sunday, October 02, 2011


I got a medium iced hazelnut latte at Dutch Bros. which was nice for a change since I've had very little coffee and espresso drinks in recent months. The latte didn't have the strong espresso flavor I like, but I still enjoyed it.