March 18th, 2010


Poem for Thursday and St. Patrick's Day

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cidercupcakes came over and suggested that we go to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. Originally she was craving their mini corn dogs and I was thinking I might get their Thai chicken pasta without the chicken, but she ended up getting steak and I ended up getting pear-gorgonzola pizza with arugula that was really exceptional; I'm not always a big fan of the Cheesecake Factory, a lot of the time I find their portions and prices inflated compared to the quality of the food, but this was really good, and ridiculously inexpensive since it came off the small plates menu. Then we came back home and (this will surprise no one) watched more Avatar: The Last Airbender! Namely the end of the second season, plus the Halloween episode from early third season with blood-bending, which opens up all sorts of kinky possibilities for the water-benders, really. Anyway, it was a lovely afternoon.

My other big accomplishment of the day was discovering that, while I can't seem to find a free Nero substitute that works with DVD Shrink and have created several coasters out of blank DVDs as a result, my ConvertXtoDVD works fine with Windows 7. I tested it burning Eastwick episodes, and went hunting a bit since I was missing the last episode aired in the U.S., and found not only that one but the two episodes that aired in Britain but were never shown by ABC! So I now have the entire series, and I have three to watch -- the twelfth episode, which was aired out of order here so it didn't make much sense, plus eleven and thirteen, which I've never seen. We had barley stew and soda bread for St. Patrick's Day, but since we don't have a drop of Irish blood that we know of among the four of us, my Superpoke Penguin had a more exciting celebration:

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