May 06, 2003

You'll never defeat Andross

I got an email from the sperm whale the other day. Apparently he is in a rock band these days, and is working on finishing a degree in electrical engineering at WWU. Attempting to think of the kinds of stuff Anderson will create with his electrical expertise makes my head hurt. I miss that guy. Does anyone remember the fateful day when we discovered that Unix had eaten Linux? The horror...


On a lighter note, here is a kick ass recipe that I call "Tasty Ginger-Mango Lassi of Joy". I am pretty sure that it is ultra healthy, and it tastes like God. It serves 3-4 people, depending on how much you want. I like to make it for dessert at night and refrigerate the leftovers for breakfast the next day. If you try it, comment and let the world know what you think.

*In a blender, combine: 3 cups of chopped peeled ripe mango, 1/2 cup of water, 1/3 cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons of chopped peeled fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 2 cups (16oz) of low-fat vanilla yogurt.
*blend until smooth
*drink and feel joyful with the knowledge that you are tasting God.

Posted by doug at May 6, 2003 08:07 PM

Anderson emailed me just a few days ago, too. After finding out that I was in a biochemistry project, he wanted to know
"Hey, if I send you a vial of my blood
can you tell me what part of my DNA is responsible for my triple cheek

I miss that guy.

Posted by: Jacob at May 6, 2003 09:33 PM

As for rat cannibalism, I count missing that as the best thing that ever happened to me.

Posted by: Jacob at May 6, 2003 09:35 PM

i also count missing the rat remains as a highlight of my life. i do remember walking in to the house and having anderson attack me while screaming, "don't look! don't look!" i was then safely led off to the kitchen where i was forced to remain while the cage was cleaned out.

sadly i was there when the second rat had its weird heart attack episode. and after it fell from the top floor of the home made rat cage, anderson, that really buff guy who lived with you, and i all sat there in concerned stupefaction wondering what had happened and what we should do next. i helped bury that rat. there was grass and carrots and little flowers involved. a few tears. manly ones from anderson, of course.

p.s. i got an email from him too. they all appear to stem from the fact that i sent him a postcard on my way back from new jersey, at which point he emailed everybody. jason got one too. he told me he might be in california in august as chuckanut drive maybe is going on tour. but i won't hold my breath.
p.p.s. i apologize for the length of this comment. i should get my own damn blog to write about anderson. (oh wait...) i get carried away at the mention of his name. sorry sorry.

Posted by: michele at May 6, 2003 10:13 PM

1. You have a friend that you call the sperm whale? Nutty.

2. It took me a second to realize that the *rats* were named Unix and Linux. While that realization in itself scared me a little, it cleared up any conusion I was experiencing. The fact that one apparently devoured the other is quite sad.

3. I want to make this Ginger-Mango thing just so that I can say I had God in my mouth.

Posted by: kati at May 6, 2003 11:19 PM

he calls himself sperm whale. we just followed suit. one day, the boys walked in on him rolling around in my ex-easychair giggling maniacally while watching a nature show on sperm whales. periodically he would explode with the words, "sperm whale." possibly i am mis-telling this story since i wasn't there.

Posted by: michele at May 6, 2003 11:22 PM

You're very close, though. He actually said, "I'm a sperm whale!" He doesn't really remember it, though, so I think he was posessed by a sperm whale at the time.

Posted by: Jacob at May 7, 2003 08:18 AM seems like were all in the same room togather, once again conversing, as we had done so many times, so long ago. :( I have, after a few years of almost complete silence, only two most important updates. My new rat shall be named IEEE 802.11 and my third cheek will be amputated and donated to Asses Unlimited. In addition, the new rat will sport a new suit of robotic armor so that there will be no more carnivorous activities practiced by psychotic third parties.

Posted by: Erik at May 9, 2003 03:23 PM

the best rats wear kevlar.

Posted by: didofoot at May 9, 2003 03:52 PM

maybe rats with class and style prefer kevlar. but you can't downplay the importance of robots.


Posted by: michele at May 9, 2003 04:30 PM