My world is pretty much pre-moving tasks, poker, and music right now. (In case you're just coming into the story, I am not moving - a friend is.)
Ate lunch in an actual restaurant yesterday. Chinese food! Yay! I had this chicken dish - I think they called it Hung Su chicken? - that was pretty tasty. Breaded chunks of chicken in a savory but slightly sweet sauce with veggies. Very few veggies, but I needed mostly protein so it was good. And crab ragoon. Loves me those deep fried pockets of crabby, cheesy awesomeness. And it was large portions so I brought about half of it home. Hubs had it for dinner. He thought it was pretty yummy, too.
I haven't eaten in an actual restaurant in years, so yeah, big deal for me.
It was the first time I was in a Chinese restaurant that was playing country music. Weird.
I've been playing poker in a higher stakes room. 5-10M buy-ins with 100K blinds. Right now, I have around 200 million in play chips. About a year and a half of playing took me from 25K to here. Like I've said before, I wish it were real money. But it's illegal in the US to play online poker for real money. Thanks for that, Obama. Turd.
As for music, I'm enjoying listening to music while I play poker. This Jango internet radio thing is kinda cool. Not only does it give me the bands I like, but it gives me the occasional independent artist, too. Okay, so most of those are pretty bad, but every rare once in a while, I find a gem. I think what I'm tuned into now is called 'folk rock'? Lumineers, Phillip Phillips, Of Monsters and Men. Those have been on the radio, so I was familiar with them. Another band I'm enjoying is The Head and the Heart. Oh, and The Strumbellas. Pretty cool stuff and I haven't heard most of it a million times so it's fresh. I really need some of this stuff on CD so I can listen to it in the car.
Yesterday, there was nothing on TV, so I tuned in to a biopic about RUSH. That was pretty cool. I'm probably the last person to learn that 2112 was dedicated to Ayn Rand. Gnarly. Hubs has never been a fan of RUSH, though, so once he came into the room I only made him watch a little before I changed the channel. He did enjoy some of the folk rock (? alternative country? gothic folk? :shrug:) I played for him. He likes Phillip Phillips. And he enjoyed when I played 'Ho Hey' by the Lumineers for him.
Hey, if you've never heard Boyce Avenue, give them a whirl. They do acoustic covers of a lot of songs. Here's them doing Dust in the Wind. Pretty!
Okay, well, I'd better get my buns in gear. I have to do dishes, what few there are, and then grab a shower before I have to go north for cigarettes and then west to resume my packing duties. Have a great day. And leave a comment, if you want. I'll approve them when I get home.