Thursday, June 23, 2016

Afternoon at the Ballpark


I went to the Mets game yesterday, and between this

Mets Lineup at Citi Field

And this

Mets Celebrate Victory on the Field

Final Score on Scoreboard: Kansas City Royals 3, Mets 4
I got hit by a foul ball that caught the back of my head on the rebound. We get quite a few foul balls where our seats are, but it's been a few years since one has come directly at me. I ducked and it went over my head, but the row behind me was empty, so the ball caught either the concrete floor or the seat and bounced right up to the base of my head. It hurt a little, but not too much. I heard some kid shout that he got the ball, but I figure as the injured party, I should've gotten to keep it. I honestly have no idea where it ended up, though somewhere behind me for sure, and I doubt anyone knew I'd been hit. Ah well. At least the Mets managed to win despite two players leaving with injuries. Nothing is ever easy with the Mets.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In Pursuit of Perfect Chocolate


Haven't we all wanted chocolate that was less fattening? Science is trying to help! A new production method reduces fat and makes the chocolate taste better. Sounds ideal!

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Chocolate Mousse


Went to a wedding this past weekend and this was the dessert: chocolate mousse cake. It wasn't quite as good as it looked. I wish the mousse had been thicker, too, but the chocolate top layer was fairly tasty.

Slice of Chocolate Mousse Cake with Whipped Cream and Strawberries on the Side


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Friday, June 10, 2016

Latest Links


This year pretty much has sucked, health-wise. Been fighting off what probably is a cold the last few weeks. And been on a strict diet to try to combat IBS symptoms which excludes chocolate, so you can imagine how well that's going. Plus, it means no new chocolate to review. :(

I haven't seen too many movies this year, but I have been watching a lot of TV (Orphan Black has been awesome and so intense this season, which is saying a lot for a show that's always awesome and intense) and baseball and now that the weather is nice, getting out now and then to take photos. But mostly, I'm playing around online. Here are some links I enjoyed from the last couple of weeks.

The perfect gift for a Game of Thrones fan who's caught up with the show.
Superman will appear in season 2 of Supergirl, which makes me very happy. I can't wait to find out who gets cast in the role.
This behind-the-scenes video of how a recent Google Doodle was made is charming.



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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monthly Links


Nothing like celebrating the onset of spring weather, finally, like an old-fashioned sore throat and cold. After a week of coughing, I think I've perfected it. ugh.

Anyway, here are some fun links from the previous month.




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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Questionnaire Thingie


Saw this on Facebook and figured, what the heck. It's been ages since I've done one of these here and I needed something to post. In case anyone still reads this blog.

The idea was to indicate with an X the things on this list that I've done. As usual, I'll do more than that. I also took the liberty of fixing some grammar.

Fired a Gun: Nope. Held one once, though.
Been Married: Am married.
Fell in love: See above.
Swam in an ocean: Lots and lots and lots of times, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Gone on a blind date: Yup, a few times.
Skipped school: Never. I was such a goody-two-shoes.
Watched someone give birth: No
Been to Canada: A couple of times in my youth.
Been to Hawaii: Twice
Been to Europe: No
Been to Las Vegas: Once
Been to Washington D.C.: Many times.
Been to Nashville: No
Visited Florida: Yep, a few times.
Visited Mexico: No
Seen the Grand Canyon: Only flying over it in a jet.
Flown in a helicopter: No, but I have been on a 6-seater plane.
Been on a cruise: No, not interested, either.
Served on a jury: Have been called for jury duty, but haven't been on a jury so far.
Been in a movie: No, but that would be so cool.
Been to Los Angeles: Yup, a few times.
Been to New York City: Heh. Born here, live here.
Played in a band: No. So not musically inclined.
Sang karaoke: No.
Made prank phone calls: Sure, when I was a kid. It was one of the things to do in the pre-internet era.
Laughed so much you cried: Many times.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue: Of course.
Had children: No.
Had a pet: A parakeet when I was a kid.
Been sledding on big hill: No, just on a small hill when I was a kid; it looked big to me.
Been downhill skiing: No
Been snowboarding: No
Been water skiing: No
Rode on a motorcycle: No
Jumped out of a plane: No and have no desire to do that.
Been to a drive-in movie: Yeah, when I was a kid. There was a drive-in not too far from our house, so we went a few times.
Rode an elephant how about a camel: No.
Been on TV: A quick look on a local news channel reporting on commuter train issues one night.
Been in newspaper: No
Stayed in a hospital: I assume this doesn't include while being born and just after, but yes, a few times.
Donated blood: No
Gotten a piercing: No
Gotten a tattoo: No
Driven a stick shift vehicle: I don't drive.
Driven over 100 mph: See above.
Been scuba diving: No
Lived on your own and doing it now: Have lived on my own, not on my own now.
Gotten a speeding ticket: No, don't drive as mentioned above.

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Saturday, May 07, 2016