Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Space Drums and Handpans

Or, space hands and drumpans. Whatever. My latest obsession. There are quite a lot of different styles and sounds. They seem to be all over Youtube. They even sound good with a didgeridoo. There aren't many instruments that can make that claim, and back it up. Here's a vid of Yuki Koshimoto playing hers. She disabled the video of her and the didgeridoo guy playing, what the hell?

Now go buy a t-shirt or something, damn it!

Monday, February 27, 2017

No Smoking!

I am trying to quit smoking...again. Yeesh! It would be much easier if I actually wanted to. I know my foot will heal faster if I do, but I turn into a nervous wreck after a few hours. I made it for about two days, but only because I knew I could have one this morning. I didn't think it was possible for me to be even more moody than usual, but, it was. I will keep at it.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Expresii Yourself!

Hey, all you watercolor lovers out there. I just found a new painting app. As I am usually late to the gate on almost everything, I am guessing it has been out for a while. But, it's new to me. Anyway, it's a watercolor painting app for your PC or tablet. It lets you do a wet on wet style of painting. It even makes the paint run when you tilt your tablet. (Do NOT try that with your PC). Here's the demo video for it...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Me and My Memory

Memory is a strange animal. I just remembered a song that I have been trying to put my finger on since the early 80's. Yeah, a hazy part of the tune has been floating around in my head meat for that long. I just figured that I would hear it on the radio, or something, and "voila!", I'd have it.

Didn't happen. I remember the year, because that same night, I heard Huey Lewis' "I want a new drugl" for the first time too. That, I remembered. And the odds got even worse when the internet popped up because radio kind of went the way of the buffalo, and the 80's just faded away. That wasn't the first decade to get locked in the closet, but I really do miss the music from it.

Anyway, I was half-ass listening to a webinar that was teaching me how to be a millionaire by Thursday, and it hit me. Not only the name of the song but the artist too. So, I tried to figure out what triggered it. I mean, after over 30 years of wracking my brain, I think I deserved an answer.

The guy babbling in the info video stuttered, and that's what triggered the memory. Here's the song.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

I Miss Gyros!

One of the foods I miss most from the good old USA are Gyros. There were several places to get good ones in St. Louis, but I enjoyed them the most at the vendors that would set up during holiday celebrations. Every 4th of July, Octoberfest, etc, there were always Gyro stands around.

They are easy to make, and I can get everything here, but they just don't taste the same. Besides, other than talking about Gyros, it's really hard to work the word "tzatziki" into a conversation.

Here is a search results for a bunch of easy Gyro recipes.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Superbowl 51 Was a Hoot!

Well, another Superbowl has come and gone. Vit and I watched at the Hooters on soi 15. I don't think there was as big of a crowd this year, compared to last year, but it was still pretty full. It was definitely one of the best SB's in recent years. The falcons totally dominated the first half, and were up by like 3 touchdowns at the Gaga break.

 But, in the second half, the Patriots did what the Patriots do, they went ballistic. As much as I wanted to see Atlanta win, it was still an awesome comeback to watch. A lot of longtime records were broken in this game. In the end, it was the Brady bunch by a nose. I don't know why I thought it would be any different.

There were two guys that running around the bar high-fiving everyone each time the Falcons scored. But, at the end of the game they were sitting in a booth, quietly crying (literally). Anyway, a good time was had by all.

Thanks to Vit for being there, and to Jeab and the rest of the Hooter babes for taking good care of us. See you next year!

Here's a video someone shot during the halftime break. You can see Vit and I in it a few times.