Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Snow Man, Tilapia and Vic Firth

Woah. Two things just happened and I felt the need to blog about it.

1. I saw the biggest snowman I've ever seen in my life. No kiddin, that thing is huge. It's on the NW corner of Beltline and Fulton for those of you in the area - too much traffic to take a pic to show the rest of you but take my word for it it was GI-NORMOUS!

2. I ate the best fish sandwich I believe I've ever had in my life. No kiddin, that thing was GREAT! Lightly breaded and seasoned pan fried Tilapia on a nice bread and incredibly tasty.

In other news, I have purchased a copy of Anchorman. For those of you who don't know me well - I don't buy DVDs often. Because I figure I can rent them at least twice for the price of a dvd and there is little chance I'd watch anything more than twice ever. But if I think I might watch it more than that, and I love love love it then I will buy it. So, if you thought I was very thinky and highbrow for such a movie, I'm sorry to have to disappoint you, but this movie cracked me up and then some so I had to have it. The plan is to spend tomorrow evening introducing a friend to Anchorman and we'll roll some of our own. Sushi, that is.....
Very exciting stuff.

This just in: In case you were wondering, Vic Firth has not run out of ways to make money. You won't find him hand drumming in the streets of St. Augustine for beer money because he's still ROLLING in the DOUGH!

I just bought a Bakers Pin designed by the guy. Aren't you impressed? Well, you SHOULD be, because here's what the packaging said: "Vic Firth represents a half-century of musical perfection as timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For the last 40 years, he has applied these exacting standards to manufacturing the best drumstick in the world. Now, Vic translates his commitment to quality by establishing a new world standard in unique professional gourmet tools."

So...Mr. Firth, if I drop this baker's pin on the floor will it clunk a perfectly in tune D and harmonize funkily with the beautiful B-flat frequency that my refrigerator hums on? Hmmmmm?

I didn't think so.

Anyway, I couldn't find my rolling pin, it's packed away somewhere but in the move(s) it's been so deeply buried both in my memory of where it might be and in the boxes of stuff that I have gone through that it just might be gone forever. I've been using a wine bottle on the rare occasions I needed to roll anything out. This will be easier at least, especially since it is made with such "exacting standards"...


  • Haaaaa! That was great!

    By Blogger SpookyRach, at 1/26/2005 5:27 PM  

  • a vic firth rolling pin? that is sweeeet. just think, when you are done rolling in the dough, you can throw down a few flams and paradiddles.

    way groovay.

    By Blogger ~m2~, at 1/27/2005 7:35 AM  

  • "So...Mr. Firth, if I drop this baker's pin on the floor will it clunk a perfectly in tune D and harmonize funkily with the beautiful B-flat frequency that my refrigerator hums on? Hmmmmm?"

    Haha! I wonder how many people would even know what you are talking about here?

    From one quirky musician to another ;-)

    By Blogger Willena, at 1/27/2005 11:24 AM  

  • Apparently, Martha is knowledgeable about these things too... not many people know what a flam or a paradiddle is. You a drummer, Martha?? :o) whodathunkit?
    Willena, I thought of you with the B flat bit, since I'm sure you are quite "in tune" with such things.

    By Blogger Captainwow, at 1/27/2005 12:20 PM  

  • not a drummer, middle son is. oldest son is guitar player (quite good, too, imho). we have ourselves a mighty mighty jam session when they are both home at the same time. we are a rockin' household, that's for dang.

    By Blogger ~m2~, at 1/27/2005 2:08 PM  

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