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By barooo (Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 06:35:08 AM EST) (all tags)
Not much going on lately.


At work I'm adding some new little marketing promotion thingamajig to the site I'm working on, and it's been a pain because basically the "promos" code started as a one-off and grew into a quasi-framework.  Also trying to figure out why HEAD requests to our templating system are failing with a "original request not available" ServletException.  Apparently it has something to do with the HttpServlet.doHead() method using a wrapper for the HttpServletRequest that's not compatible with the Weblogic HttpServletRequest implementation.  Or something.  No love thus far though.

Today is Valentine's day.  I screwed up somewhat, in that I didn't get a gift for teh gf.  I was under the mistaken impression that we were going to go out to a nice dinner next weekend instead, so I was a big shocked when I got a gift on Sunday (The French Laundry Cookbook, which is really cool.  Some of the recipes are ridiculously over-the-top but most of them seem doable.).   I think I'll be okay though...  On sunday we had a nice dinner in.  Teh gf made cheese fondue and I made a loaf of french country bread, then I made coquilles St. Jacques (scallops with a champagne/cream sauce) and chocolate souffles.  Yummers.  I thought about trying a recipe from TFL, but he only had one scallop recipe and it called for asparagus and morel mushrooms.  I guess I could get reasonable-quality asparagus, but morels are out of season.

So the big smoker is no more.  I sold it to some dude who drove in from NY state to get it.  I've ordered a Weber Smokey Mountain bullet smoker to replace it; the BBQ internets speak hightly of it.

Speaking of the internets, did you hear that Vice President Dick Cheney shot a 78 year old man in the face with a shotgun over the weekend?  Teh Daily Show was a little over the top last night.  Yeah, it's kind of funny I'll admit, but still...  It's not like Cheney shot a secret service guy in the ass or something, he shot some old dude in the face.

My dad has apparently decided that he's going to be a CNA.  He's signed up to take some kind of class.  I guess he's been looking for a part-time job but can't find anything.  He's talked about going this route before, so I can't say I'm surprised.

I guess that's about it.  Bowling tonight.  I've been slowly improving; my average is up to a 157 now, but I haven't had a big game in weeks.  I got a 193, but that's it.

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What's up, doc? | 4 comments (4 topical, 0 hidden)
That makes me really hungry by mmangino (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 07:42:07 AM EST
How easy is the smoker to use? I just recently bought a decent grill and have enjoyed that. now I want to make good barbecue and ribs. I assume a smoker is a better choice for that?

It's only an academic discussion since I can't have a charcoal grill right now. Hopefully in about 16 months I'll be moving to somewhere where I can.

Hmm by barooo (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 08:19:09 AM EST

It takes some practice and some patience, but it's not too hard.  The one that I had before ran on straight wood, but it consumed a ridiculous amount of wood so it sucked for when I was cooking for 2 or 3 people.  The new one I don't know anything about, but there is a whole site devoted to them at www.virtualweberbullet.com.  Supposedly on the plus side, once you get it going, it requires minimal fuss, but on the minus side it doesn't hold much.


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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smokers and such by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 03:15:08 PM EST
that virtual weber site has alot of fanatical devoted readers. saw a good amount of traffic from there in teh old job.

as for smokers, I heard good things about the weber bullet and also the big green egg
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

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Heh by barooo (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 03:53:35 AM EST

Pick a hobby, any hobby, and you can find people on the internets that are completely and utterly obsessed with said hobby.

My previous smoker was a Klose which is considered the cadillac of smokers, but it was just too fuckin' big for someone who doesn't regularly host 30-40 people for brisket, or have a source for free firewood.


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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