Monday, March 28, 2005

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Originally uploaded by waffyjon.
Mark Evanier started this "tradition" on his website,, in which bloggers like myself and himself post a picture of Cream of Mushroom Soup when there's not going to be any blog activity for some time.

So... invoking that tradition, I'm posting this soup can... because until the end of the weekend, I'll be busy with a project that isn't hush-hush in the least! Basically, Andy Mangells (you may recognize his name from his "Hollywood Heroes" columns in the classic 'zine AMAZING HEROES) called on me for transcription help (he got my contact info from Michael Eury, editor of BACK ISSUE from Twomorrows). He's involved with the forthcoming DVD release of HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, so I'll be looking forward to transcribing about 20 hours of videotaped interviews!

I don't even think I've watched 20 hours of HE-MAN episodes!

And this is on top of my full-time job (which could be busy, as we've just let someone go a week and a half ago who hasn't been replaced, plus someone else is on vacation this week).


Sunday, March 27, 2005

This 'n That

Yep, if you've been reading my blog for a while, you've probably guessed that this post will be on a number of topics, keeping each one more or less short!

1. Easter. Well, as I'm writing this, there's still about 15 minutes left of Easter. I didn't do a single thing to commemorate the day... not a one. No Easter candy or Easter feast (the former is more or less prohibited with me being on Weight Watchers, and the latter was not happening with my family this year). I did notice this morning, while Jessi and I drove our dogs, KO and Krypto, to our regular 9 am weekend walk, that the churches seemed to be fuller than usual.

I may not have mentioned this before, but I'm not a religious person. If anything, I might be considered anti-religious, and a lot of the reason for that you might be able to guess... churches seem to spend too much effort into telling us what we can and can't do, you know? And my experience has been that many regular church-goers pay little more than lip service to the real messages in the scriptures. I can't recall the last time I stepped foot into a church, although I know it was probably before I moved to Wisconsin... and likely many years before that... so it's probably been 15 years or more.

As I have said before, I tend to live my life according to the Golden Rule.

2. Jessi and I did have a very nice dinner, naturally... I usually do most of the cooking, which is fine by me, because I love to cook! Even with the limitations of Weight Watchers (which aren't limiting, really), I can still whip up a very nice meal! Tonight, we had baked potatoes, grilled mesquite chicken, and grilled yellow squash with a bit of melted mozzarella. All very low points, thanks to using low-fat and non-fat alternatives!

3. Speaking of Weight Watchers, I had another great week... a little over 6 pounds lost, bringing my total to something like 45 pounds lost since I started! I've lost six inches from my waist, and I can really see the difference. If you've been thinking about losing weight, I can absolutely recommend Weight Watchers to anyone!

4. Jessi and I are moving in together. I'm sure I mentioned that before! We were thinking about trying to buy a house, but that didn't work out for us, so we'll be renting a house. We found a decent one with a decent rent, three bedrooms (so we can each have an office), 2 baths, fenced back yard, and I can still take my lunch break from work and drive home to eat!

That's about it for now!