or a Buffy Viewing if we can work out a way to watch it


So new house, we have a kitchen and such. I've aquired some furnature and plan to get more over time. I've got a copy of Escaflowne winging its way to me any day now. My work schedule has me off random days each week, but I'm always done by 5:00 pm. I think this calls for some reoccuring get togethers.

I would not at all be opposed to setting up some Tenku no Escaflowne showings, maybe 2-3 episodes a day once every week or so.

Potlach dinners once a week or once every other week, depending on who has what times free and who is interested. (For those of you who lack kitchens, we can discuss ingredient lists and such instead of making you buy all sorts of premade foods. In fact I did promise a couple of people cooking lessons, which could be quite easily folded into this concept. V. if A. would be interested in this one, feel free to pass the invitation along. Tell her that I haven't had a functioning oven/stove for the last year so I wasn't able to do any real work on your graduation presents, but in recompense I'm inviting you both for lessons whenever.

I've got fairly limited seating still, but anyone who comes is welcome to bring a guest whenever. Let me know, and warn them that seating is going to be erratic for a while.

If we are going to mix cooking lessons with potlach dinners, I figure we should try to start at about 5:30 and plan to eat at 7:00 to 7:30.

I'm also interested in running an RPG on some sort of regular basis, but I'm not sure who would be avaliable/interested, and I'd really like to have five players for that one.

Moving aches

Ugh. Matt is now on his way to madison for emergency dental surgery. We are right in the middle of the move and both truck drivers are gone till 9 pm
(and poor Matt. This has been a bad 35 or so days for him. Except the new girlfriend.)

moving day ended up with a place to live.

1819 S. Covey Ln. Bloomington IN 47401. Same phone number as before.
Moving in today. Lots of fun. Happily the weather is nicer than 2 weeks ago.

more cullinary notes

There is a limit to how much red pepper you can use to improve your chex mix

Cullinay notes

A little bit of crushed red pepper in your sauce for your chex mix is wonderful.


Okay lords and ladies, I have a question. How can an electric space heater be more or less efficient? (Not a heater/blower combintation, I get how moving warm air around makes it so that you need less warm air for the same amount of comfort.)
As I understand it, electricity is charged on the watt hour or the kilowatt hour, which is really pretty much a way of saying "joule." I get charged per joule that I use, so for most devices, I pay extra money for all of their waste heat. The release of heat costs electricity, and all of the heat that is released comes out of my power bill. But with a space heater, waste heat is the mission goal. My heater sucks on the outlet, takes in x joules of electricity, which I am charged for (and I am not charged for any joules that it doesn't take in) Assuming that my heater doesn't have exposed glowing coils (which release visible light which doesn't all become heat while still in my house) shouldn't any heater be as efficient as any other heater of the same wattage?