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LOST salad dressing…

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 by calixton

…refrigeration required.

I’m not sure why the DHARMA Initiative Ranch Composite we have at The Hut is different than the Ranch Composite that gets shipped to DI stations on the island. Key differences: size – 13 ounces at The Hut, 1 gallon on the island; and, refrigeration – yes for The Hut, no for the island. The DI Ranch Composite delivered to the island is supposed to be good for 7 years without refrigeration. Seven. Years. Without refrigeration.

Now that is a remarkable scientific achievement.

In any event, if you didn’t receive either Ranch Composite you can make a bottle of refrigeration-required DI Ranch Composite with a 13-ounce jar of standard ranch dressing and the following PDF:

DI Ranch Composite + french fries = delicious… If only there were DHARMA Initiative Oven Baked French Fries.

Stinky cheese…

Sunday, April 25th, 2010 by calixton

Stinky cheese (English Stilton)

…from England (English Stilton).

It was good.

Miss T, not being a blue cheese fan, disagreed. This worked in my favor—more for me!

Free cupcake…

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 by calixton

Fancy banana cupcake

…as seen on my desk shortly before I ate it.

There were a bunch of “extra” cupcakes in the office this week. I grabbed this banana one—it was good. (I think they were from Cupkates.)

A little street work…

Friday, April 16th, 2010 by calixton

Street work

…in front the building this week.

The noise and vibration took quite a toll on several of my coworkers this week. (Hopefully the hole will be filled in next week.)

A short walk…

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 by calixton

Along the Embarcadero from Pier 14

…on a long pier.

In mid-March, when the Bay Area’s weather briefly turned summerlike—it has since returned to late-winter temps—Miss T and I visited Pier 14 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero.

Rather than bore you with the recent history of the refurbished Pier 14, let me bore you with 9 more Pier 14 photos:

As usual, just click the thumbnails or view 10 Pier 14 photos at maxpixpix on Picasa.

5 things…

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 by calixton

Support LOST causes…

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 by calixton

…buy DHARMA Initiative Explorers Cookies.

I love this time of year—after ordering several boxes of DI Explorers Cookies via station computer (I think it’s code 2-4, then 1-6-4, or something), our supplies of DHARMA Initiative Chocolate Mint Cookies and Lemon Iced Shortbread Cookies arrived via PRD. The Explorers sell several other varieties of cookies, but Miss T and I like the chocolate mint and lemon iced ones the best.

If you were unable to get your order in on time (it only comes around once a year, you know) and you don’t see any of the DHARMA Initiative Explorers girls* around your neighborhood, you can modify Girl Scouts® Thin Mints and Lemonades™ with the following labels:

Girl Scouts cookies are pretty good, but they’re not quite the same as DI Explorers’.

*Why is it only the girls that sell cookies? What are the boys up to during this oh-so-important cookie sales season?

LOST lunch…

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by calixton

…staved off (just barely).

It may have been the DHARMA Initiative Mixed Fruit or the DHARMA Initiative Crackers and Cheese (or a combination of the two), but last week something had my stomach churning worse than an island jumping through space-time. Miss T suggested that I try to get to The Staff for a checkup, but first I checked through the last Periodic Resupply Drop crate that landed in the back yard.

Down at the bottom of the box I found this:

It took two doses of the pink stuff, but in an hour everything was gastrointestinally back on track—like a record needle settled firmly in its groove.

If you’re suffering from heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, nausea, or—heaven forbid—diarrhea, I heartily recommend DHARMA Initiative Bismuth Subsalicylate for stomach relief. If you don’t have DI Bismuth Subsalicylate in your station’s emergency medical locker, go ahead and use a bottle of Pepto-Bismol with the following label PDF:

Like this 1972 ad says, DI Bismuth Subsalicylate will help you achieve “a calm mind and a calm body.” Namaste.

Last Saturday…

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 by calixton

Rare roast beef sandwich

…Miss T and I shared a rare roast beef sandwich at Il Cane Rosso. Later, we headed over to Macworld 2010—sans Apple Inc. but still worth a look-see.

The very spartan Edifier booth

Possibly the most spartan trade show booth I have ever seen.

Microsoft Excel photo op

Microsoft Office, uh, icons were on hand. I might have been able to get a better photo but was afraid to get too close to them.

After Macworld, Japantown for dinner at Tanpopo…

Hiyayakko tofu

hiyayakko tofu…

Wonton chashu ramen

wonton chashu ramen…

Kyushu ramen

…and kyushu ramen. It was all delicious (though I overordered—the wonton chashu ramen was about three chashu too many).

There was also a fair bit of shopping in the Japantown malls and the NEW PEOPLE ARTIST VILLAGE Vol. 2 at the NEW PEOPLE building.

Peace Plaza Pagoda at night

The Peace Plaza Pagoda.

NEW PEOPLE at night

The NEW PEOPLE building (with the ARTIST VILLAGE Vol. 2 scattered inside).


And, a snail that Miss T spied outside of Benihana. All in all, a good last Saturday.

Sushi recently eaten…

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by calixton

Nigiri sushi

…in Sacramento.

Chef’s sushi mix (above) and a River Cat roll (below) from Miso Japanese Cuisine.

River Cat roll

Mmm… sushi.