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The mystery of Lost tortilla chips

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 by calixton

There are plenty of mysteries regarding the DHARMA Initiative: their (real) origins, their (real) goals, etc. But, while I wonder about these questions, I trust that they’ll be answered before Lost concludes next year. The Lost puzzles that keep me up at night are of a more mundane nature: Where the heck are the supply […]

Mexican Coke…

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 by calixton

…with Miss V at Cancun Taqueria, Berkeley. Why Mexican Coke? (Besides being at a taqueria, that is.) In Mexico, they still make Coke with sugar. In the U.S., Coca-Cola switched to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the mid-’80s. Whether you think HFCS is the Devil’s sweetener or not, it’s interesting to taste the difference between […]

Have your Lost cake

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 by calixton

Lost returns tonight after a one-week break. Why not celebrate the occasion by baking a DHARMA Initiative cake? It’s easy—all you need is some oil, water, eggs, and DI Cake Mix. You can always use regular, store-bought cake mix, of course, but be aware that DHARMA Initiative Cake Mix is engineered to not fall in […]

View from the right side…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by calixton

…of the train. Last week two events coincided: three weeks of Northern California rain ceased; and, the clocks shifted for seize the daylight time (carpe diem tempus temporis… or something). The result? For the first time in many months, my train trip home was during daylight hours. Traveling through the impenetrable, nighttime, tinted-train window void, […]

Things recently eaten…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 by calixton

…(in the last week or so). Miss T and I have enjoyed the food from Harry’s Cafe in Sac for years. The bowl above features some leftover Harry’s Special Fried Rice topped with a couple of eggs which I overcooked. It was still good! I broke with Miss V’s and my long-running tradition of weekly […]

Lost food on a budget

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 by calixton

In these tough financial times, it’s important for non-profit organizations, even large ones like the Hanso Foundation, to maximize scarce budget resources. So, while the DHARMA Initiative will continue its commitment to research in the fields of meteorology, psychology, parapsychology, zoology, electromagnetism, and Utopian social ideals, cost-cutting measures in other areas are an unfortunate consequence […]

Rain on Shattuck…

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 by calixton

…yesterday. If the rain in the photos looks fake—it is. The rain originally didn’t show up in these pix (it was raining, I swear!) so I Photoshopped some back in. It looks pretty much the same today. (Fake rain and all.)