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Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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Wallpaper Meme...
Ganked from kayshapero

☞ Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper.
(well, no one can MAKE you do that, but that's the idea)

☞ Explain in no more than five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
☞ Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on.

Holy Grail Oblique Closeup

This is an image of the spaceship -- technically, the first Human starship -- Holy Grail, from my forthcoming novel Grand Central Arena (Baen, April 27th 2010). The model and image was done by Keith Morrison, who did other excellent models for Boundary and has been working on some others for Threshold. He does this really, REALLY well. It's my wallpaper because it's so cool. :)
Finally found a casting choice for Jason Wood...
Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Reed in Criminal Minds.

Here's one pic of him.

He'd make an excellent Jason Wood. After watching a bunch of episodes, I'd just have to have him tone back the geek just a bit.

Now all I need to do is get a copy of the book into his hands, have him like it, then have him find someone who wants to put up the millions of bucks to produce it. (It'd actually be, relatively speaking, cheap to do compared to some of the other things out there.)
Food Meme!
Ganked from kengr

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. (I'm also crossing out any that, after eating them, I would never try again)

1. Venison (this one's REAL close to the cross-out zone. It's sucked 6 of 6 times I've tried the "but this time it's been prepared RIGHT!" versions. It stays uncrossed because, well, it's MEAT. Honest dead-animal muscle tissue can't suck that badly inherently, can it?)

2. Nettle Tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
(well, alligator. Close enough.)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho (I think)
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses (I've tried a lot of cheeses but I can't say I've tried this one for sure)
17. Black truffle (I think I had something with truffle in it)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes It has alcohol. Ick. Any alcoholic beverages I have marked as "tried" on here are purely because someone insisted that "THIS will taste different!")
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries Thimble berries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut Tastes worse than it smells. Ew.
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac
37. Clotted cream
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (and it's tasty!)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (not nearly so impressive as their rep makes them; I prefer our local Price Chopper for glazed doughnuts)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (I worked there, I know what it's made of. No thanks)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV Beer tastes like rotted grain to begin with, why would having MORE rot-product in it make it better?
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe I actually could taste *something* for a split second other than the detestable alcohol, but the booze wiped the taste out immediately.
74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef (And worth every penny. A shame it's almost impossible to get here. I don't trust chunks of beef shipped frozen by mail)
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse

90. Criollo chocolate (I've had lots of chocolate, I have no idea if Criollo is one of them)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (the only coffee fit to drink)
100. Snake

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