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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ico: Part 2

I recently wrote about my self-conscious impressions of Ico, an novel puzzle adventure game for the Playstation 2. It was an uneasy beginning. The controls felt clumsy and delayed. The camera never seemed to be in the right place. The first scripted monster KO’d me twice. I haven’t chucked a controller since I was eleven, […]


It’s hard to find anyone who won’t rave deliriously about this game, so I don’t understand why I dislike it so much. First, a little introduction to the game: A young boy is born with horns, and even though he is cursed, he is allowed to be nursed by his mother and live in the […]

Growing Up

I’m at an age when most people have stopped actively looking forward to the next year, and when most people have not yet begun to lament the relentless march of time. The mid-twenties have it’s own quiet little crisis, as friends start stressing about reaching 30. The truth is I enjoy getting older. Every waking […]

Ginger Ale a la Kiki

I got really excited about ginger beer after watching Dr. Kiki make some in one of her podcasts. I took some liberty with the recipe, adding a lot more ginger, more yeast, and less sugar. The approximate quantities are as follows: 3 heaping TBS grated ginger 2/3 cup sugar 1 packet active dry yeast 1 […]

Time To Carpet-Bomb My Kidneys, Yay!

I’ve been crawling around my apartment like a sick cat since Wednesday. I’ve never had a UTI before, but there is no mistaking it when you get one. It started Tuesday, and I decided to hold off on my ride until the pain resolved. The next day, the infection spread to my kidneys and I […]

Curry: Courgettes and Japanese Eggplant

I’m a curry fiend. I love the flexibility of the composition and it’s warm, forgiving nature. It’s hard to make curry taste bad. It’s also one of those foods that gets even better the second or third day. There is at least one dish in every culture that makes use of the odds and ends […]

Riding Like Asshole Will Eventually Get You Killed

About two years ago, of all possible things, I was nearly killled by an ambulance truck. It was certainly stupid of me to ride my bicycle on the wrong side of the road, and it’s a mistake I thereafter forever kicked. Anyway, I’m cruising south on” M” Street from school, against traffic, and I see […]