We Had a second run of the Critical Hit. Vili Turned into a sock puppet (and is still a huge Rush fan) and we fought a troll (that is represented by a big hydralisk, as that is the only large scale mini we have)
To Me Bobby Flay is a cold representation of everything that is wrong with society. He is one man that wraps up everything that I hate about life and what it is we are supposed to become in this ‘American Dream’.
I had the pleasure of attending a very prestigious school for the culinary arts. There I had skill and standards drilled into me. If there was one thing I was taught it was to hold high standards with everything I do. It was great, and if I hadn’t ran out of money I would love to finish.
Bobby Flay is a hack. That is as simple as I can put it. He is a very good hack. When I say that he is a hack I don’t mean that he doesn’t have skill. He is pretty good at what he does. Fuck, the man earned a Michelin Star, it was taken back the next year, but he was awarded it. When I say that he is a hack I mean that he presents an image of a dusche bag and doesn’t care. He is the Charlie Sheen of the food world. He judges people based on his overrated standards and openly degrades them with beautifully vulgar language. He celebrates his own achievments without care to the message he is sending (The man will never live down the standing on the cutting board from the millenium Iron Chef competition)
The problem is I had this wonderful dream of making it, of trying hard and working hard and holding myself to a higher standard. I went to a school that taught the same standards, I had hope. I see this man and the things he does and everytime he pops into the media I’m reminded that it doesn’t matter how hard you try some asshole is going to make it and ruin the dream of a higher standard for you. Its awful to have to think that people like that make it.
Meh, well thats my rant. I hate Bobby Flay. Yeah.
Taste level over 9000!
I’m doing a survey of Nerd Eating habits for a project I’m working on. If you’re interested in filling out a short questionair or know someone who would be shoot me an email at DirgeMaster@yahoo.com. I’m not going to include any names, just using raw data for some statistics.
So I missed out on posting about last week’s gaming session, but the last two sessions where all one dungeon so it kind of evens out.
So we have been delving into a dungeon trying to find out way through a mountain pass for the last two weeks. I’m actually excited to see it take this long, the concept of moving through a mountain in one sitting seems lame. At the beginning of the session we introduced a new character (a friend of mine by the name of Alex) and Tim rerolled his character. Both of them are now playing Druids.
We ran into some nasty enemies, but with some new discoveries to the rules we dispatched them easily. I did light the Pally on fire again but that was not the most damage I managed to do. After only one full session I managed to hit the unconscious animal companion of Tim’s new character and rolled one point shy of max damage. The giant ape machine thing died. I didn’t mean to, it just happened, and I feel bad for him.
That of course brings me to the next point of interest. I am thinking heavily on re rolling for the group. There are many reasons for it, but it breaks down to two points. First, he is most defiantly not what I wanted in a character. I was expecting a more home base type of game and its been nothing like that. half of my gold in starting gear is back two days travel away and there is nothing I can do about it. He has no purpose in anything outside of combat and even in combat I spend half the time nuking the party as well as the enemies.
The second reason is the DM kinda hates the warforged. I didnt realize it was such a broken race before because when I played one last was in a Eberon heavy campaign. In pathfinder there isn’t anything stopping him from being just shy of invincible to most of the traps and things he comes up against, and its putting a damper on things.
So between those two things, he just isn’t fun anymore.
What I am thinking of is rolling up a bard. Not just any bard though, I’m thinking of bringing back Jerrico. Jerrico was a character I built for a game that V ran a while back that turned into something amazing. This wont be a copy of him of course as that would be impossible in pathfinder, but the idea is going to be the same. I can’t wait to bring him out.
So for the first half of the dungeon we had a Korean-ish style stir fry thing. Alex made some of his amazing BBQ sauce for us, and i used it to cook sliced up chicken into. With some broccoli and snow peas and served over some rice it came out fantastic.
This week we did a ‘Steiny make this work’ dinner. That means Andrew got a hold of me before the session and said he had some stuff he wanted to have me cook with. What he presented me with was a maple flavored ham and some very stale french bread. What I saw was opportunity.
The bread was used to make a Panzanela salad, something I’ve been wanting to make for a while. Simple to make with just the bread, some cut up tomatoes, onions, and cucumber with some olive oil and seasonings, it turned out amazing.
The ham i cut up all small like and put it into some Potato au Gratin, all made from scratch. I used some heavy cream, and parmisian, asiago, and gruyerre cheeses and sliced the potatoes thin. it came out wonderful and everyone enjoyed it.
The Critical Hit!
Episode 3 of monday night Gaming. Not the most eventful session for us, but it was still very awesome.