Unfortunate Cookie

Unfortunate Cookie, originally uploaded by Sage Kitamorn. Wow. I thought I was doing OK. I thought I was on the right track. This cookie really put me in my place. I am humbled. You’ve got to give the cookie credit for successfully constructing a complete sentence, including the proper use of an adverb. Sage Kitamorn

Hard Boiled Excitement

Saturday night, we had a bunch of friends over for feasting and excitement. As Erin Dean foretold, the theme of the dinner was “While You Were Out.” The main event was not the meal, but the egg decorating contest and egg drop competition. Check out the flickr for complete coverage. There was much feastingOur menu……

It’s Gorgeous

Can I find any more excuses to get outside today? I took the bus to work, and got to walk to and from bus stops. I walked to lunch at a remote cafeteria on campus, met with some friends and ate outside. Some coworkers and I just came in from a football break on the…

Danny Elfman

Did you know that Danny Elfman was also the frontman for Oingo Boingo?  I had no idea.   Until now, I knew Danny Elfman as the composer of many great TV and movie themes, incluging one of the best songs ever, the theme from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.  He also wrote the theme to The Simpsons….

Tainted Vessels

I keep an eye on the Seattle P-I’s top stories news feed just in case a story like this comes across the wire. It’s a coincidence that this happened just after I visited Bainbridge Island for the first time. Two 12-year-old girls from Bainbridge Island are accused of attempting to elude punishment for a tardy…

Water; Brownies

I drank eight 12-ounce glasses of water today. I’m sure there have been other days when I drank this ammount, but today was the first time I counted the cups. Also… last night, I made the first batch of Edge Brownies. Forsaking mixes, I used the brownie recipe which came with the pan. This recipe…

Old School Memories

[I had some conversations with college friends over the last couple of days which prompted me to upload some old school pictures to my flickr. This is the story behind one of them. One day back in 2003, Brendan and I were grocery shopping at H.E.B. In the cheese isle, we found some toys displayed…

The Art of Peter Callesen

Castles, skeletons, vines, birds, water … If you have not seen his work, I encourage you to check this out. Sage Kitamorn

All Edge!

My life is complete. This pan jumps all other requests to sit squarely at the top of all birthday/Christmas/Passover wish lists. If any of you have ever been around me while eating brownies, you probably know of my love for The Edge. Mmmm, edgeiness… Sage Kitamorn

Falling Back

On the subject of daylight saving time, I want to talk about this whole springing forward nonsense. It causes me a considerable amount of discomfort to lose an hour. I hate feeling like I’m not tired when it’s time to go to bed; not feeling like waking up when the alarm goes off. Falling back…

Daylight Saving Time

Yesterday, I told some friends that I would reserve judgment on daylight saving time until I had seen a late sunset. On Sunday, it was rainy and dark, so it didn’t matter what time the clocks said. My body was grumpy and I couldn’t fall asleep until late. Today, it’s a different story. First off,…

Calories

Yesterday, Jennifer quoted a radio show claim that Starbuck’s scones have 1,000 calories. This sparked a discussion about calories. It makes sense that scones would have a lot of calories. They are very dense, and probably contain a large amount of butter. But 1,000 calories is a lot. A Big Mac doesn’t even have1,000 calories….

Thank you, Blogger!

If this post shows up in my blog, then Google has fixed the bug in the new Blogger which broke posting from Microsoft Office Word 2007.     Sage Kitamorn

Home again

After 13 days as a refugee, the power is back on and we are at home.  It felt great to sleep in my own bed.  It feels great to sit in my La-Z-Boy.  Looking over at my closet…that's a lot of dirty laundry.   I'm hanging out with Stephen tonight, and this weekend is puzzlehunt. …

And the beat goes on

Eleventh day since the incident.    Yesterday was a great day.   Hotel: I had to check out of the Sheraton because Harbor Steps could no longer extend our reservations day-by-day.  The hotel was booked because Microsoft's Tech Ready 4 conference is in town (and the Sheraton is next door to the Convention Center).  Why…

Life as a Refugee

It's been one week since the "unfortunate series of events" went down at Harbor Steps.  The power is still off, and I'm living off of free Wi-Fi and Chai Lattes.    Harbor Steps' response to the entire situation has been stellar.  The day after the meltdown, their Hospitality kicked in… here's how we've been treated…

Close Call

Saturday morning, rather than wake up natrually as I had planned, I was awoken by the sound of WHOOT! WHOOT! WHOOT! These are the fire safety alarms in Haror Steps, informing us to get out. The alarm stopped after a bit, so I puled the comforter over my head and went back to sleep. Over…

Cranberry Lime Tarts and Turducken

Brie invited us over to her house Saturday night for a tri-meat feast. She and Jonathan prepared a commanding Turducken and a battery of delicious sides. I was tapped to bring dessert, so i made a set of Cranberry Lime Tarts. See the magic: The entire dinner was amazing, as is the tradition over at…

The Faint

Hugo and I just witnessed an awesome live show — The Faint. We almost didn’t make it because I had not secured tickets before the show sold out. Luckliy I was able to get some day of from an … enterpenurial ticket reseller. They played a great set, including a heavy dose of my favorite…

Article 17

“My client says you can’t run from second base to home plate without crossing third.” via BoingBoing Sage Kitamorn

Peace and Quiet

Imagine a generator… Now imagine a locomotive… Now picture a generator the size of a locomotive. That is what is sitting outside my building, about 75 feet below window right now. It sounds like a freight train and smells like a schoolbus tailpipe. Why is there a locomotive-sized generator outside my window? That’s how you…

New sidebar

Check out the new sidebar! Flickr badge: see the newest pictures from my photostream Pandora lists: my newest stations and songs I’ve liked Let me know how you like the new features. Sage Kitamorn

Music- the ups and the downs

Ups:Hugo and I went to Ozzie’s last night with Stephen, Eliot, Julie and Daniel. This was the first time I had been. Guess what they have at Ozzies…. If you guessed Karaoke 7 nights a week, and double karaoke (upstairs and downstairs) every Friday and Saturday, then you would be correct. Welcome to the Jungle…

Latior est melior

Welcome to my newly widened blog. This will give me the freedom to post larger image and wastes less space on either side of the screen. With my new monitor, I know I am out of the mainstream as far as pixels go. For those of you reading on a 1024-pixel display, how does it…

Walking down stairs

I used to think that only old people and small children fell down. Last Monday at the Demetri Martin show, I proved myself wrong. I was with Jennifer and Brian. We had just taken our seats in the balcony, and I needed to visit the bathroom before the show started. Let’s talk about stairs. Walking…

Killing ur d00ds

If it weren’t tough enough to watch Texas get burned by the Kansas State Wildcats, for some reason I could not get this image out of my head. Thanks to the magic of paint, now it can be stuck in your head too. You have to give Kansas State credit. They played as smart and…

The Faint

On Saturday, December 2, I am going to see The Faint at The Showbox, which happens to be two blocks from my apartment. You should come. Buy your tickets today. Photo courtesy of Kayla. She took this sweet shot of The Faint playing at Stubbs back in the Summer of ’05. Sage Kitamorn

Speech recognition

I am writing this blog post using voice recognition in Windows Vista and Microsoft Office Word 2007. I briefly trained the computer to recognize my voice using the well-designed voice tutorial and training wizard. My intention is to publish this entire post without touching my keyboard or mouse. I am still getting the hang of…

Who the heck is Chen Kaige?

MyHeritage.com has some neat facial recognition technology, which is exhibited in this tempting little celebrity look-alike app. I’d like to see this kind of stuff used to recognize my friends in my own pictures to expedite tagging on Flickr and in Vista. Chen Kaige (Simplified Chinese: 陈凯歌; Traditional Chinese: 陳凱歌; pinyin: ChénKǎigē; Wade-Giles: Ch’en K’ai-ko)…

Give 2007

Inspired by Erin’s post on this topic, encouraged by Jackie, for the betterment of humanity, and partly as a hedge the subject matter of my next post, here’s a rundown of my charitable contributions for next year. American Civil Liberties Union – This is my most passionate cause. The free exchange of information is the…

Undirected update

Here’s some unsorted noise: Tonight I sang Strawberry Fields Forever to a nearly-empty Irish Emigrant. What happened to this place? It used to be so packed. Strawberry Fields Forever modulates downward on the word “down”. I couldn’t actually remember how the song went until I got on stage and heard the first few strains of…

Metronatural?

The new official tourism slogan of Seattle is “Metronatural“. No, I’m not kidding. Even jokingly, I don’t think I could come up with something this lame. Apparently, if I could, I would be $200,000 richer. This is the product of too many years of encouraging people to think outside the box. Furthermore, embracing something simply…

Long words

OK, three posts in one day is excessive. I’m sorry. But listening to Welcome to the Jungle (after writing the Slim Fast post), I was reminded for the second time today of something I relally like. Sometimes in a song there is a word, one word that really stands out. It usually has to do…

Voting Records

What do you care about when you vote? One of my most important issues is civil liberties. This handy site recaps the voting records of all of our senators and representatives on key pieces of legislation relating to civil liberties. Thanks digg for the link. My Senators are: Maria Cantwell, Democrat incumbent, upfor re-election this…

You got a hunger for what you see

Monday, I concocted the most amusing breakfast. Let me tell you about it. If you were to open my cereal cupboard, as I did Monday morning, you would find: Kashi Go LeanO Organics Oat Bran FlakesNorthern Gold Raspberry & Blueberry GranolaNorthern Gold Raspberry & Blueberry Granola (backup box)Cinnamon Toast Crunch I like the healthy stuff,…

Orange and White

The perfect accompaniment to watching a Texas game is some kind of orange food. Preferably, orange and white. Last Saturday, for the occasion of the the Texas p0wnage of OU, early arrivers were treated with peach yogurt parfaits. These are extremely easy to make. I used- Vanilla Yogurt Granola, homemade 🙂Peaches, prepared with brown sugar…

Acting in Self Defense

If you encountered the horrible traffic coming down to my place yesterday, here’s why [link]: SEATTLE – A man who was assaulted by a stranger in front of Westlake Center in Seattle pulled out a gun and shot his attacker once, killing him. And lesson here? Don’t try to beat up a stranger. They can…

Iraq: Saudi Arabia’s Mexico?

According to this CNN article, Saudi Arabia is planning to “build a fence along its entire 560-mile (900-kilometer) border with Iraq to prevent terrorists from entering the kingdom from the chaotic north.” Seriously, a fence? Did anyone think that a fence between the US and Mexico would actually work to keep out Mexican immigrants, who,…

A rhyme for Amanda

Sage: i hate folding laundrySage: it is the only chore i really abhorAmanda: yay rhymingSage: i’d rather be mopping, or maybe go shoppingSage: vacuum my carpet and …Amanda: wonderfulSage: and…Sage: then roll around on that same carpetAmanda: bahahaSage: wipe down the counter and maybe encounter a germ or spot or stainSage: then spray them with…

Don’t Stop Me Now

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen is my new favorite song. I first heard it on the Queen Greatest Hits CD that my parents got me, but it somehow slipped under my radar, or it went unnoticed among the other songs. Last Friday, I was listening to my Killer Queeen Radio station on Pandora, and…

I Love to Read

Books I am reading nowRon Suskind – The One Percent Doctrine Whereas previously, I only hypothesized that the President routinely eschewed reason and made decisions based on pre-concieved ideology, now I have some substantiation. Vladimir Nabokov – LolitaGautam was right. “You want to lick the words right off of the page.” Nabokov is an absolute…

Hello again everyone

OK, sorry for the delay. That was a pretty crazy summer. It all started in May when Kayla flew up to Seattle from Austin to visit for a long Memorial Day weekend. Then begun the Summer of Brette. In the middle was a visit from Mom and Dad. All together, there wasn’t much blogging to…

Plotting myself

I generally avoid putting test results on my blog, but this one has pretty graphs. Plus, this test has great questions like, “It should be legal for two consenting adults to challenge each other to a duel and fight a Death Match.” and “It bugs me when somebody names their child something like ‘Sunshine’ or…

We ACHE!!! We ACHE!!!

As part of their global plot to sell more milk, the California Milk Processors Board [gotmilk.com] is now claming that milk cures PMS. Well, legally, they claim that it may… help… reduce… the symptoms of… PMS.But don’t take my word for it, travel to the distand land of Brittleactica and listen to the crimson-clad Grand…

That was so much fun

Tonight after Orchestra, I went down to the Irish Emigrant for karaoke night (I know, seriously) with Gautam, Stephen, and Neal. I took the opportunity to let out years and years of pent-up karaoke energy. What I sing? Thanks for asking. Elvis Costello – Alison I got this out of my system while it was…

Second Life

I’ve been reading a lot about this online game Second Life, and I felt compelled to check it out. I have barely scratched the surface of the game world (I haven’t left “Orientation Island”), but I did spend about two hours customizing my avatar. What do you think? Does it look like me? Their character…