Sunday, February 28, 2010

You try it and I'll watch.

Val sent me this email with the subject line "you and me :)".
I'm not sure who she thinks is who, but I have a pretty good idea...

Friday, February 26, 2010

I ate a pregnant fish.

I've had lots of sushi in the past, but this was the first time I've eaten an entire fish, let alone one nearly bursting with eggs.  It was about 4 inches long and felt very strange to bite it's head off, but didn't actually taste too bad.  Needless to say, I only had one.
- Steve

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Apparently Holmes' dad found this eagle and tried to take care of it. It attacked him and now it's stuffed and on display in Holmes' house (one of the guys I work with in Korea) right between the vacuum cleaner and the TV.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

80 proof beer

Wow, this probably tastes awful, but I kind of want to try it.,,5259170,00.html

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pancake (singular)

So this is why my apple pancake was $11 and cooked in an oven.

Monday, February 8, 2010

one sentence

So I'm trying to figure out how to set up wills for Val and myself but in reading one, I was completely befuddled, and duly impressed, by this sentence. Partly because it was confusing, and largely because it is a single sentence. Yes, only the one period.

If my _________________ (Spouse), ___________________________________, shall survive me, I give, devise and bequeath to my ___________ (Spouse) cash, securities or other property of my estate (undiminished by any estate, inheritance, succession, death or similar taxes) having a value equal to the maximum marital deduction as finally determined in my federal estate tax proceedings, less the aggregate amount of marital deductions, if any, allowed for such tax purposes by reason of property or interests in property passing or which have passed to my ______________________ (Spouse) otherwise than pursuant to the provisions of this Article; provided, however, the amount of this bequest shall be reduced by the amount, if any, needed to increase my taxable estate (for federal estate tax purposes) to the largest amount that, after allowing for the unified credit against the federal estate tax, and the state death tax credit against such tax (but only to the extent that the use of such state death tax credit does not increase the death tax payable to any state), will not result in a federal estate tax being imposed on my estate.

Oh and that was on page 2. Of 11. I'm seriously considering paying $40 for software that will make the will for me now.