Monday, April 24, 2006

Like a Rolling Stone, Satanvision, -and- Hold On!

Like a Rolling Stone - Mick Jagger refuses to let George Bush have hotel suite
Satanvision - TV seance claims to have reached John Lennon
Hold On! - grandmother's embrace saves child from deadly crash

POSERS: (Congratulations to Cap'n Jack for solving both Posers!)
Q: What sort of attire does an attorney wear?
A: A lawsuit.
Q: What do you call an American dance icon in a sensory deprivation tank?
A: Isadora Dunkin'.

The weather yesterday was incredibly beautiful! It was a perfect day for barbecuing baby back ribs. Laura tended the ribs for four hours, mopping every 15 minutes with a cider vinegar, ground ginger, garlic powder, and chili powder solution. The final hour of cooking, Laura switched to a spray containing one part extra-virgin olive oil and three parts balsamic vinegar. The ribs were cooked over indirect heat, bone side down, and never moved until they were done. The meat was crusty on the outside, moist on the inside, and fell cleanly from the bone. The meat was incredibly delicious! A potato salad consisting of quartered baby red potatoes, large green onion slices, diced red bell pepper, sliced Jalapeño peppers, marinated artichoke hearts, cilantro, balsamic vinegar, ground black pepper, and Cajun spices accompanied the pig. OINK! OINK! Sierra Nevada Summerfest was a delightful quaff.

Philomena, my Hewlett-Packard 2785 iPAQ PDA, required rebooting last week. When she restarted, I was prompted to swipe my right index finger. Oddly, Philomena refused to recognize my fingerprint! After five unsuccessful attempts, I was prompted to answer a security question, "What is your pet's name?" Philomena refused to accept "Zeus" as the answer, although it is the correct answer. Following her rejection of the password, Philomena offered no option other than a complete reinitialization! I shall never again institute such security measures! Many hours have been spent reconfiguring the system, reinstalling applications, resynchronizing Contacts, etc. Yikes!