my brother, the incredibly talented motorsports photographer behind CornerSpeedPhoto, had stickers made recently so i decided to slap one on my crutch. if you enjoy racing or watching other people race, head on over to CornerSpeedPhoto.com and take a look at some of his work; you won’t regret it.
i finally got around to watching Shinjuku Incident per my cousin’s suggestion. i don’t think anyone’s used to seeing Jackie Chan in a serious role but he actually did fairly well. it must’ve been difficult for him to resist using kung-fu in the film’s many fight scenes but probably not nearly as difficult as having to speak (hopelessly accented) Mandarin for the entire film. anyway, i give it two thumbs up!
not that you’re asking me, that is.
Esther: i’m in a weird mood
Esther: did laundry and a bunch of housework
Esther: even though it’s not my month to clean the kitchen
ivan: i just bought a machete
Esther: your story is more interesting than mine
ivan: it’s not fair, though
ivan: because machetes are more awesome than pretty much anything
Esther: i had no chance
ivan: sorry! i win :)
watched highlights of the 2009 Isle of Man TT last night and it was terrifyingly excellent. i especially liked watching the sidecar races which are a lot like regular motorcycle races except the bike has a platform protruding from the side with a someone who isn’t very smart clinging to it for dear life. it’s absolutely hilarious and you owe it to yourself to check out sidecar racing if you’ve never seen it. the end!
so my car is in the shop again. the alternator doesn’t seem to be doing a very good job of charging the battery and a sticky throttle body makes my car idle at a stuttery 600 RPM, forcing me to keep the engine revved at red lights so it doesn’t stall on me.
on an unrelated note, my girlfriend is laughing at me because she just discovered that i keep my stash of haw flakes in its own metal box.
some say he’s Nessie’s half cousin and that, underneath his helmet, there’s nothing but a giant flipper.
let me first preface this post by saying that i am in love with the Mazda Miata in all its forms. it’s simple, light, small, has a lively engine, looks great and handles well, pretty much everything i look for in a car besides extra cargo space. all things considered, the Mazda Miata/MX-5/Roadster (depending on where you’re from) would be my first pick for a sports car (the bigger, heavier and more expensive Honda S2000 being a close second) if i could ever justify buying one.
that said, i am in love with this Mazda Miata, the one pictured above. i love the old school red-rimmed wheels, the fastback hardtop, the exposed rivets on the flared wheel arches and the rest of the body kit. i love how it’s all drenched in stealthy yet menacing black paint and how it all comes together to form a sleek, low-slung symphony of evil.
and it probably belongs to some rich Chinese guy from Diamond Bar who doesn’t deserve it.
i made a pile of something that resembles french fries tonight by baking cut potatoes that had been shaken up in a plastic bag with olive oil, vinegar and garlic salt. things turned out okay in the end but i’ve still got a lot of work to do when it comes to estimating times and temperatures.
i’ve had a strange, sometimes violent relationship with cooking for the past few years but i do attain some satisfaction when i succeed in not causing myself bodily harm or burning the entire building down in the process. admittedly, i’m pretty terrible in the kitchen but it’s good enough to postpone starvation not to mention much cheaper and healthier than eating out.
oh well. onward and upward, then.
have any of you out there ever tried making your own hummus? how difficult is it? any pointers?
hooray for miserable weather. does anyone want to fly me somewhere warm?