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I think I shall bask in my triumphs, and slack my failures, and go to bed with as light a heart as I am able.

Rest well, my friends, and those of you that enrich my life, I look forward to the morrow.
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I started putting together a food collection, and came across this.  I figure it's worth a re-share, even if some of the nuances are hard to explain.
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Two ginormous grilled fajitas:
Rotisserie tri-tip with a tequila marinade, and a medley of onions, peppers, and tomatoes roasted on the grill while the meat was resting.

Apparently, I'm to make this again, though next time I'll get 6" tortillas, rather than use what I have laying about.  
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I think we all did :)
And, it's pretty easy.  I'll try and offer some adjustments for cooking on a 'normal' grill too.
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Greetings Star Fighter.  You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and his Kodan armada.
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"It's going to be a sparkling day."
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Hugh Grant wasn't such a terrible actor, but there was that hooker incident in LA, and then the Englishman that Climbed up a Mountain and Fell Off His Career.
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At least Reubens was in the sort of venue where that might happen, not a parked car in a residential area :P

I haven't seen it either.  It was horribly panned, even by the sort of people that really like that sort of thing.
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Just so you know, the vast majority of people in my office have engineering degrees. And yes, this was actually taken where I work.

Weep, America, weep.
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lol.
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The rest of the family has gone for a walk. Le Sigh.
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Tonight, we're keeping dinner simple.

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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the US is an infamous bar called "Sloppy Joe's" Infamous because long before the Key West became "hip", people the likes of Hemmingway frequented the establishment. Unfortunately, today, Duval Street in general has become a mere shell of the greatness that ...
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Last night's exciting dinner.  Bomb-tastic fajitas in a tequila marinade.  You should make this tomorrow.

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I've been hankering for fajitas for a couple of weeks now, and with the long weekend (plus the official start of Grilling Season), I figured it was time. Fajitas are another thing that have their roots from the vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) that worked the ranches in the Southwest and the Southern ...
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Sacramento.  I used to live in SoCal, and then San Francisco, but despite the detractors, Sacto actually suits me okay.  No ocean, but I can afford to have a house and feed my family at the same time.
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I'm probably making way too much food, but I've been marinating a tri-tip in tequila for a couple of hours, and I'm either going to have some seriously awesome fajitas, or we're going to be making Emergency Pasta for dinner.
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I was talking to my mom the other day, and it made me realize that my rice cooker turns 35 this year, making it older than some of my friends.

My parents bought it in late 1979/early 1980 when we moved to the Philippines.
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Yeah, I haven't looked into the mechanism of them +Mike Wood, but there really isn't a lot going on.

Edit - Basic, but clever: http://home.howstuffworks.com/rice-cooker1.htm
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So, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (the Boston Marathon bomber) was handed the death sentence yesterday.  Truth is, it really doesn't mean anything other than a "title".

While I believe that there are things one can do that are so heinous that one forfeits their right to ever walk among humans (and an argument could be made that their acts show they aren't human), I've come to oppose the death penalty, because it's a freaking joke, and a waste of money.

I'd have to look up some more Federal stats, but there are currently ~70 people on Federal death row.  Since 1998 when the the penalty was reinstituted, there have been three executions: Tim McVeigh, Juan Garza, and Louis Jones.  So, the chances of Tsarnaev ever actually getting executed are currently about 4.2%

In CA it's even worse.  Since 1978 (when the death penalty was reinstituted here) there have been 13 executions.  The last one was in 2006, and the average time on death row for each one executed is 17.5 years.  To maintain the current death row population of ~700, California spends about $184M, or $242,000 per year on each inmate above what it costs to house an inmate in the general population (universally put at about $47K).  (On a side note, the ACLU's death row numbers are far lower, but seem to be housing & security, excluding additional court/appeals costs)

So yeah, basically we're wasting a lot of money on nothing.  Whether or not you agree with the death penalty, a national discussion needs to be had on what it means, when (or if) it's applied, and if it's going to be applied, what constitutes an appeal, and what just ties up the courts in frivolities. 

(Some) sources:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/15/us/federal-sentences-death-row/
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Capital_Punishment/Inmates_Executed.html
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/20/local/la-me-adv-death-penalty-costs-20110620
http://www.lao.ca.gov/PolicyAreas/CJ/6_cj_inmatecost
https://www.aclunc.org/article/truth-about-life-without-parole-condemned-die-prison
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"And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up." - Richard Avedon

I live, breathe, eat, and sleep photography.  A selection of what I've done is available for viewing, and purchase should you choose, at www.squareheadphotography.com
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Granted, it's been 10+ years since I ate there, but it's still something we talk about. The setting is gorgeous, the food phenomenal, the experience memorable - put it this way, if I were anywhere near, I'd go well out of my way for dinner. By memorable, I texted my ex earlier today, making sure I was right that we'd actually stayed in Kobern-Gondorf, and her response was "yes, remember that restaurant?" And her mom, who'd told us about it took my son to Germany over the summer and that was a 'must stop'. She reported that it was as wonderful as ever. I can't speak to the hotel, but based on the restaurant staff, I would try to book a room there before I tried any other +place as well.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Overpriced, over-condimented and poorly cooked. Basically, $13 gets you an admittedly large fish taco, but its so smothered in veggies, refried beans, and what tastes like picante sauce made in New York City that you'd be better off eating, well, anywhere else. If you do manage to find a piece of fish in all that, you'll the so-called "grilled" option resembles sad, gray lumps that would make the former (Ahi the day we were there) owners of the flesh spin in their watery graves. Two stars because the portions of whatever it us they served us were large, and still not as bad as Taco Bell (though not by much)
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
You know what they say about Army Depots - unexploded ordinance, chemicals with funny names that will melt your brain, stuff that glows in the dark... Well, the Sacramento Army Depot was closed in 1995, and was designated a Superfund site in 1987. What does that mean? Well for SAAD, it means that the dirt is clean and most of the nasty chemicals have been removed from the groundwater - save a few places but as of the US EPA evaluation in 2012 it seems the groundwater mitigation will be done soon too. So, 4 stars out of 5 for reducing (if not virtually eliminating) the chance of a Zombie Apocalypse starting there.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fresh fish and a friendly staff. Oh, and phenomenal rolls. I swear I'm addicted to the barbecued albacore though. One caveat - Thursday nights are $1 sake nights. The service can be slow because it can be crazy busy.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Awesome coffee, both on premises and take-home beans. Plan to end up taking home a couple of pounds.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Shige has to be one of the best sushi places in the Sac Metro area. Unlike the loud, sports-bar atmosphere of Mikuni's, the atmosphere is subdued, and much more an atmosphere dedicated to people that are serious about fish. The staff, from the waitpersons that run the tables to whichever chef is working, are always courteous and helpful - we've even had several nights where we've sat at the bar, and the chef has made up rolls on the fly to suit our whims. The fish itself, is exemplary. Always perfectly fresh and delicate. If you need your sashimi fix, you won't go wrong. I also highly recommend the monkfish liver appetizer - we've been known to make the trek over there sometimes just for that. All in all, I consider it a must try.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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