Friday, August 27, 2010


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The McDonald's Hamburger Experiment (Update 1) the whole weekly update thing isn't really viable. It seems as though the work fates are aware anytime I intend to embark on a personal project and seek to intervene by keeping me at work until stupid o'clock in the damn morning. (02:00 this (damn) morning)

So here we are at almost the 2 month mark:

Not only have we lost weight, 4 grams at least, but it appears we have a guest organism!

Now I'm tempted to defend myself from the naysayers who would infer that I've "infected" this burger with mold somehow. But screw them! I haven't had enough time to take this frackin' photo and annotate it properly, much lees keep a culture of mold on-hand eagerly awaiting a new host.

Hell, I haven't even taken the time to regularly open it's airtight container!

Just as a refresher the other lady claimed she kept a hamburger in a non-airtight container and used it as a prop for her dissertation on nutrition.

I call bullshit. Which I, obviously, suspected when I undertook this little adventure anyway. There are just some things you can't do. Leaving a piece of bread exposed( even intermittently) without it getting moldy is one of those things. I don't care how many damn preservatives you inject it with.

As for the other two burgers:
The one that has remained sealed has lost weight, but I can see no signs of mold on it.

The one in the fridge, especially since I never unwrapped it, looks identical. :)

I'll attempt to get more frequent updates up...but paying bills has top priority folks.