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Monday, February 11, 2008

A recent post on V's blog reminded me of a time some co-frogs and I went to Mekong River downtown for lunch. One of us ordered the C8 (combo fried rice) and another ordered the C9 (chicken fried rice). The other orders are irrelevant to this story, but I ordered the B6. I always order the B6 because it is savory and delicious. Anyway...

After a short while, the server appeared next to our table with the first plate of food in hand and declared, "Fried rice," expecting someone to stake his claim.

Immediately, I attempted to disambiguate the situation by asking one simple question, "Is that a C8 or a C9?"

The server looked at me for a good long while, unblinking, like I'd just asked her to do long division without the aid of a calculator, and I'd swear she began to gradually go cross-eyed before responding slowly and deliberately:

"Fried rice."

Instantly, I was reminded of the "two weeks" scene from Total Recall and the Leon interview from Blade Runner. I will try using less-threatening interrogation techniques in the future.

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time flies when you're having fun

Friday, October 05, 2007

Short and sweet—I celebrated my one year anniversary at frog this week. :)

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busy, like everyone else

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

SXSW is both literally and figuratively right around the corner. I'll be wrapping up a bunch of frog work amidst the chaos of the Interactive conference and am gearing up for some Vista Sidebar Gadget development, which I'm excited about. I haven't figured out all the panels I'll be attending at the conference yet, but my dance ticket will be pretty full throughout the event.

I'll also be helping with the Interactive kick-off party that frog is once again hosting this year by setting up, supervising, and breaking down a larger, more robust version of Jared's infamous Ruben's tube. Jared constructed this latest tube for a Halloween party last year, however he won't be able to make the kick-off party, so he recruited me to run it — I guess he sensed that I have latent pyro tendencies. (I am a Fourth of July baby after all.) Anyway, stop and say hi if you see me there. I'll be the guy engulfed in flames.

See ya' at SXSW!

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