Google Owns the Internets

So, one reason I haven’t been blogging all that much is that not a whole lot’s been happening. Okay, that’s not entirely true – we got the stairs re-done (and only now need to close out the permits, though some paperwork nonsense is holding that up), we had the backyard cleared (though I think I mentioned that before), got a new hammock, Ei-Nyung’s been planting tomatoes, and Battlefield: Bad Company is awesome.

But this blog (and most blogs, I think) have been basically about one of two things – personal jibber-jabber, and “Hey, look at that awesome thing!” The latter type of posts have been completely taken over by the “Share With Note” functionality in Google Reader. If there’s something cool online, it’s trivial to share it that way, with a simple note, rather than having to summarize the concept, re-introduce it to readers of the blog, then talk about it.

So, if you’re interested in that half of my personal communications, sign up on Google Reader – you should be using it anyway.

Had a good weekend – I’m a little sunburned and hayfever-ified right now, but it was a nice, relaxing weekend. I took Thursday off, ’cause I’d finished up everything I needed to do at work, and it was Ei-Nyung’s birthday. Made her some Korean seaweed soup, we hung out, and then had a little surprise dinner for her at Sahn Maru, after which there was cake (Tres Leches cake, and a Lemon Mascarpone cheescake from Market Hall) and naturally, Rock Band.

Friday, we drove down to the peninsula to take care of Klay & Nana’s cats and play Minigolf, then we watched the fireworks from the backyard while Seth (Ei-Nyung’s little brother, who’s in town for the month) built a machine gun nest out of random broken bricks. Good times.

Saturday, Becky and Alan had us over for a BBQ, with lots of delicious food (this weekend was a marathon of overeating – not great for the fitness) – that was pretty much the day, but we swung by Home Depot and picked up some mulch, and tomato plants for the backyard.

Today, Ei-Nyung planted the plants, we did some laundry, I took a nap, started reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (for something like the fifth time – I’ve never gotten past the first 1/4), played some Battlefield, played some Kingdom Under Fire with a friend online (the game sucks, but the company is good), and basically chilled out. Ei-Nyung and Seth made a beef Stroganoff, which was pretty darned tasty, for dinner.

Oh – we also started watching Firefly again, because Seth had written a story that reminded us both of some aspects of Firefly. Not only is it one of the best shows ever, but the episode “Out of Gas” is one of the best episodes of television ever made (the only ones I can think of off the top of my head that I like on the same level are the Season 1 and Season 2 finales of House, and some episodes of Battlestar come close in intensity). The characters are incredible, the writing and structure of the story are incredibly well executed, and the series as a whole has the most compelling everything ever.

If you haven’t seen it, you should. If you have seen it, maybe it’s time to watch it again.

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