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Category: nature

12/02/09 11:56 - 42ºF - ID#50435 pmobl

My eye and the plant

My one eye is red. I hope it's just irritated and not pink eye. On
another note, I know I don't clean the sink traps enough but this one
actually has a plant growing in it.
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Category: body

11/29/09 06:43 - 48ºF - ID#50408

Freaking sick

I finally got sick. This is the first time I got sick this year, so on one hand it's awesome. On the other hand it sucks because I am sick. It was fine this morning and it just kept getting worse. Hopefully, it's not pig fever...
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Category: food

11/29/09 02:50 - 50ºF - ID#50404 pmobl

Chocolate mint oolong tea

We went to betty's for brunch and they had chocolate mint oolong tea
that was so delicious. Especially, when paired with sugar in the raw.
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Category: web

11/27/09 11:00 - 40ºF - ID#50391

Dead in a cave

I was reading the news earlier about this guy who died in a cave after being stuck for 24 hours on thanksgiving. I feel bad for his family, etc but I can't help but wonder what the heck he was doing as a 6' 190 lb man in a 10" by 18" chute with a turn. The cave has multiple areas where you can inch along by squeezing your body through tubes that do not really fit humans very well. One of them is over 100'feet long.

This is the official website of the cave called nutty putty.

Here is the PDF map of the "trail"

The story is so sad. I can't imagine being trapped for so long, being pulled up 12 feet and then falling back into the rut.





Instead of getting him out they are talking about just sealing the cave off with the body inside.
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Category: food

11/26/09 02:08 - 46ºF - ID#50386

Pomegranites and octopus

They are so pretty. Why do they have to be so difficult to eat? I
almost put it in the cranberry sauce.

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This year my cranberry sauce came out tasting just like cherry pie filling, WTF?

Apparently, cranberry + apple cider + ginger + cinnamon stick + orange zest + sugar = cherry pie filling flavor.Last night we went to soundlab for the knowmatic tribe show. It was difficult to dance because it was crowded and my musical taste has evolved. I am pretty sure I never want to hear a daft punk remix again. I also spent like two hours trying to get my printer, to print the damn tickets. Turns out they just needed my name.

One awesome thing was the Video playing in the background about an octopus with a squash friend. Turned out to be a japanese show called kure kure takora (e:Mike) and I remarked that would be a tasty combo and when searching octopus with squash friend I Found this recipe that ties this whole Journal together. Crispy octopus with Squash and pomegranite seeds

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After that (e:Mike) was no longer satisfied with the wine/Beer only bar so we headed back to Allentown and met up with Malibu and Johnny. For once I had a lot of fun at Cathode. Then we hit the ETS drivethru and I got a yummy beef taco and laughed till my face hurt. The nights I go out with my brother are always the most fun.

UPDATE: I decided to just post the whole recipe here in case it goes away:

Crispy Octopus
For the octopus:
2 8-ounce octopus tentacles
For the butternut squash:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ounce butter
4 ounces butternut squash skin and seeds
removed, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
For the bechamel:
1 ounce all-purpose flour
1 ounce butter
1 pint whole milk Salt to taste
To serve:
8 ounces trofie pasta
1/8 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 glove garlic, peeled and finely chopped Juice of 1 lemon
2 ounces butter
4 ounces chorizo, sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
For the garnish:
Pomegranate seeds
Sage

For the octopus: In container, place octopus, cover and freeze until solid. Using an electric slicer or microplane, slice into translucent discs. Reserve in freezer.

For the butternut squash: In skillet heat oil then melt butter. Add squash and saute until just tender. Remove from heat season with salt and pepper and cool to room temperature.

For the bechamel: In saucepan, combine flour and butter and whisk constantly until butter has melted. Do not brown. Stir in milk, whisking constantly until mixture is thick enough to coat back of a wooden spoon. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Season with salt.

To serve: In pot bring salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and season with salt and pepper. In bowltoss together frozen octopus discs, one table-

spoon olive oil, chili flakes and garlic Season with salt and pepper. In saute pan, heat 'A teaspoon oil. Flash-sear octopus discs until crisp, about 10 seconds. Use tweezers during this process to prevent discs from sticking together. Add lemon juice and melted butter and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. In skillet, heat remaining oil and saute chortzo four minutes. Add squash and saute until squash is tender and chorizo is crispy. Stir in pasta, saute two more minutes and remove from heat. In large bowl, toss together pasta mixture and octopus. Season with salt and pepper. In bowl, spoon bechamel and top with octopus mixture. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and sage.


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Category: food

11/25/09 10:03 - 46ºF - ID#50384 pmobl

Falafel Bar on Allen is disgusting

Last month I went there for lunch and had really, really bad tasting
chicken. i didn't write about it because I thought it might just be a
fluke. Not the spices in it, it was the chicken itself. Then today,
after a long boycott (e:enknot) convinced me to go back as Panaro's was
closed because we were so late.

I wasn't paying total attention to the chicken schwarma I was eating
when I realized it was chewier than cooked chicken should be. I wiped
it off and it was tottally, 100%, no excuses, fucking pink and raw.

I am so nervous that I will get sick tonight. One thing I know for
sure is that I will never, ever again eat there and will gladly tell
everyone I know about my experience. The first time was crazy enough,
but today was ridiculous.
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Category: dancing

11/25/09 03:45 - 52ºF - ID#50378 pmobl

I am so excited for tonight

Hope it fun and not too damn crowded. I kind of hate soundlab when
it's packed. I wonder why they would pick such a small venue.
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Category: buffalo

11/24/09 11:13 - 48ºF - ID#50374 pmobl

Everyday I thank god...

That we did not buy that moldy hellhole although i still think owning
a radio tower would be awesome.
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Category: gay

11/24/09 11:11 - 48ºF - ID#50373 pmobl

Looks like swimming used to be more Fun

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Category: buffalo

11/23/09 10:08 - 46ºF - ID#50369

My Sketchyplace

The Corner of allen and delaware can Be so sketchy. I spend a Lot of
Time waiting there After the gym.Von meinem iPhone gesendet
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