Sunday, July 22, 2007

C'mon, people. I need comments. It would be too sad if I were to crack up a mere month away from the end!

One more LOST parallel: webcams all over the hatch/hab...


25 comments:

Jen said...

Here's a comment: Matt is all kind of hot.

Please make appreciative hoots and catcalls to him in my name.

Tim said...

Time to bust out the duct tape!

Jason said...

You thought I was making that whole thing up about the accident at the San Bernardino Holiday Inn, didn't you?

Kim Binsted said...

Jen: Matt is charmingly embarrassed. Ryan is jealous. I told him he should dress up like a more sympathetic character, but he does have the Charlie look.

Welcome back, comment buddies! I feel much better now.

Katherine said...

I'm with Jen re: Matt. I'm wondering why we don't get to have anyone like that on the sites I go to? Instead I get creepy, seedy looking guy from Deline who won't stop staring at me...that or a bunch of older gnarled ex-mining types. Good for a bunch of stories, but not much to look at!
Back up to one of our sites for a few days tomorrow - here's hoping the blackflies have started to die off!

Lora said...

I like this new line of conversation. Well done as usual.

Karyn Veneklasen said...

Hey Kim, two things...

1) Who's your Sayid?

2) Have you heard: On May 7, 2007, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson announced that Lost will end during the 2009–2010 season with a "highly anticipated and shocking finale."
"We felt that this was the only way to give it [Lost] a proper creative conclusion," McPherson said. Beginning with the 2007–2008 television season, the final 48 episodes of Lost will be aired as three seasons with sixteen episodes each. Thus, Lost will conclude with its sixth season.

These seasons are to air uninterrupted from February to May. Lindelof and Cuse stated that they "always envisioned Lost as a show with a beginning, middle, and end," and that by announcing when the show would end that viewers would "have the security of knowing that the story will play out as we've intended."

And a third thing--you may be gone, but not forgotten. It doesn't look like they're commenting, but the Moss/Veneklasen/East Bay tribes are all rooting for you to make it home sane.

I'm hoping these four months of dubious cuisine haven't caused permanent harm to your taste buds, and we can take you out for a feast next time we see you--let me know when I should be booking French Laundry!!

On a side note: as much as we love your cooking, please don't ever make us eat ANYTHING that features TSP. *shudder*

Kim Binsted said...

Karyn: Mentioning the French Laundry is very, very unfair. I had almost managed to persuade myself that our dinner tonight of chicken TVP couscous was quite nice. Now the illusion is utterly shattered.

I'm now really really tempted to hop on one of those super cheap Virgin flights and come up for a day from LA (I'll be there for a conference on the way back from the Arctic), *just* to go to the French Laundry...

Kim Binsted said...

Katherine: No blackflies up here! There's no bug life at all. After the over-the-top bugginess of Hawaii, it feels all wrong.

Kim Binsted said...

Oh, more for Karyn: I'm not sure we have a Sayid. Simon claimed the title, on account of his accent, but he's too nice a guy to make creative use of bamboo. Mel is Kate, but that's just because she fancies both Sawyer and Mal (the policeman Kate marries). I'm the smoke monster.

Tim said...

This may be the answer for TVP meals that taste great but are somewhat lacking in the presentation category:

Dining in the Dark
http://tinyurl.com/36kmu9

Jame Gumb would be so proud. Lecter too.

Kim Binsted said...

Tim: Thanks for the ref - we've booked a table for the crew when we're in LA!

Sarah said...

The hardest part of Mars would not be the food, I've decided. It would be waiting for the new Harry Potter.

Lora said...

Regarding food, after eating reindeer meat nearly every day for close to two weeks and after experiencing the Swede's version of the delicacy "shrimp sandwich" I'd almost opt for hab food.

Shrimp sandwich ala Sweden, as experienced at Skansen outdoor museum, and seen way too many times on menus:

place piece of white bread on plate.

scoop a lot of miracle whip onto bread (1-2 cups preferred)

slice boiled eggs onto miracle whip

mound shrimp on top.

serve with a huge Swedish smile.

Discuss.

Lora said...

p.s. the Swedish meatballs were in fact deserving of their claim to fame.

Jen said...

Food News
by Jen

I found a new place (8 days old!) called Hank's Haute Dogs! Guess what they serve?

Correct! Fancy hot dogs! You can get Chicago style, andouille, bratwursts or a no-dog dog, which is basically avocado and fancy mayonnaise. They also have a duck & foie gras dog, but I did not get it as it cost $9.50.

This is Jen Baker, reporting live from the dining dregs of Kakaako.

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Tim said...

How in the world did you get my locker combination?
And cheers to this:

By Frank Morring, Jr./Aviation Week & Space Technology

A panel reviewing astronaut health issues in the wake of the Lisa Nowak arrest has found that on at least two occasions astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so intoxicated that they posed a flight-safety risk.

The panel, also reported "heavy use of alcohol" by astronauts before launch, within the standard 12-hour "bottle to throttle" rule applied to NASA flight crew members.

Taken from:
http://tinyurl.com/2ohzsd

Some performance anxiety perhaps?

Kim Binsted said...

Duck and foie gras dog? I'm all over that shit. And I hate to say it, Lora, but I'd kill for a reindeer steak with shrimp and mayo side. If a herd of caribou came over the horizon right now, it'd take a *lot* of duct tape to stop James from grabbing a rifle and bagging us some BBQ.

Kristin Van Bodegraven said...

I'm currently earning a masters degree in hot dogs cannot possibly swing back through Honolulu without doing thorough research. Who is in?

Kim Binsted said...

GODDAMMIT.

Just saw the last episode of Lost. On the upside, I'm smug about knowing it was a flash-forward right from the opening shot. On the downside, no more Lost for six months. Fuck.

Lora said...

Kristin, feel free to call me and Randy "hot dog research hos" especially Randy!

Kristin Van Bodegraven said...

Kim - don't spoil LOST and I won't spoil Harry.

Lora - you're on!

Kim Binsted said...

Kristin - why wait? I-Tunes has every episode... I only waited this long because we wanted to get the whole crew caught up.

Kristin Van Bodegraven said...

What's that, Kim? Use a computer?