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Stature in a Sea of Flame

I'm missing the warm weather today. Why, exactly, does anyone live in Wisconsin? How did I get here?

Exhausted today.

Walgreens can't count and didn't refill my prescriptions quickly enough; no decongestant yseterday. Though, I actually was breathing fine most of the night - maybe. Exhaustion could be due to this, in some part.

I've been counting calories and reducing my processed flour and sugar intake today. Exhaustion could be from this partly too. Sugar withdrawal could explain the headache. On the plus, the pastries at the coffee shop on campus looked terrible.

Say something funny, LJ!

Lastly, you best hope I don't become phenomenally wealthy.

Last lastly, MS Surface + D&D = AWESOME. Rock on Carnegie Mellon geeks.

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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Early in the morning when I drop Em off at work and go grocery shopping there is one particular grocery whose bakery section is the worst I've ever seen. You know the way those fruit gel frosting things look when they've gotten old? The fruit has started to dry and shrivel and the unreal bright colors of the glaze/gel have seeped into the surrounding white frosting or cake to make a sicking stain mark? That's how their pastry looks every day! The ones that don't look like that have too much multicolored frosting. I imagine they make a giant floor mixer's worth of just-add-water-instant-frosting and squeeze in some food coloring at the last second. Then they fill a huge pastry bladder equipped with a giant star tip (the only frosting tip they own) and then go to town like a 3 year old whose pixie stick is dusted with cocaine. They also display their cakes at an angle for some reason, so over time everything melts and slides off.

I could kind of accept all of that under the impression that they have a small part time staff (it's a pretty average grocery) so they make their confections every other day or twice a week. But no, their baking section is open air and every morning I see at least one person making the garbage fresh every day. It's incredible.

Also, I learned how to cook coke into crack the day before yesterday.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
How does one cook coke into crack?

The pastries are really good here but my body was screaming "HELL NO, YUCK I HATE YOU"
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
You need some relatively pure cocaine, a glass coffee pot, baking soda, ice, water, and an electric burner.

You then proceed to mix equal parts coke, baking soda, and water. Bring to a simmer, then slowly cool until rocks start to form. Then you ice it down to harden the rocks. Dry, cut, bottle, and sell.

I can also tell you a thing or three about distilling...
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Distilling is easy. :)

So why is crack cheaper than coke? To you end up getting more crack for the amount of coke cooked?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, the crack is a little less than 50% coke than your original powder (which presumably is 100% coke) because of the dilution of baking soda and absorbed water.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's nonsensical! I'll keep my post-nasal drip purity for that diluted crap ball.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I mean, anyone whose anyone in the 80s just freebases the coke directly. Why bother with the crack?

Though these days, it's hep to smoke the reefer again.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm fine with reefer but don't have, like, a hookah or pipe. I'm far less enterprising than post pot heads in that I'm also too lazy to build either. I like my drugs simple - taken internally with no associated paraphernalia.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what you're saying is that you do your drugs in suppository form?
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
That seems much easier than building a pipe or hookah.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I challenge your definition of "easier"!!
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Less building time more being stoned time?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
PS - Thanks to Netflix's instant watch ability and a few nights of christmas wrapping boredom I've now seen Cocaine Cowboys 1 and 2 (documentaries of the rise of the columbian drug trade in america), and Dead Zone (a movie despite being based on a King book and filmed by Cronenburg, I've never seen before).
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dead Zone is surprisingly good. There's a TV series that followed with Anthony Michael Hall - of Breakfast Club and Weird Science fame. :) I rather liked it.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 17th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was pretty slow and both the parts with the young boy and the love interest were unnecessary. But I did enjoy Walkin constantly putting on his shocked face when anything happened.

"You've been in a coma for 5 years"
*shocked*
"There's been another murder"
*shocked*
"This is my son"
*shocked*
"Here's the food you ordered"
*shocked*


I'm surprised he didn't get an Academy nod for that role.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 17th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*shocked*
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