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Wherein our hero prattles on about very small things - A little less than a happy high
komos
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Wherein our hero prattles on about very small things
Partly through forgetfulness and partly because of laziness, I managed to miss a bizarre evening of Misfits covers and drunken trivia. Both options were fueled by cheap PBR. Not that cheap PBR is all that rare, it just seemed worth mentioning since the cheap PBR was presented as a selling point to both evenings.

Large terra cotta pots seem to be a little harder to find. The biggest I found was 14.5" - big enough for the same grate that fits in the Smokey Joe. Based on what I've found so far, this means that for about the same outlay as one of the torpedo-shaped charcoal water smokers, I could put together a homemade electric terra cotta smoker1 with a little more than half of the cooking area and no access to the wood chips through the side of the device. I'm guessing it would be easier to control the heat in the homemade rig, but still... Mass production does have its allure. For instance, I may get a Smokey Joe just to have a greel.

On the other hand, I've still not ordered a cell. Honestly, I've been waffling over a carrier. The Cingular deal I was looking at was pretty sweet2, but I got so many mixed reviews about their coverage and service that it gave me pause. I went back to the Verizon store to check out their phones3 last night, and today I got reminded that my role as a minion of the State does entitle me to a 15% discount on all Verizon plans priced $35.00 or more. I'm waiting to hear back from their rep now.

Also, I just posted my submission for the week to 7shots. Enjoy.
#11: Study In Redundancy II4.

1Even though it took some time and extraordinary measures to get it going, I really enjoyed Drew's cardboard box experiment and the resulting salmon tasty. As is my wont, I've become fascinated with process and really want to do it again.
2It comes with a free Razr.
3Again.
4You knew that there had to be more than one, right?
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cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 8th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Link to photo going to old photo currently.

Cingular isn't bad at all for my needs and a RAZR is sexy!
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 8th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, a lot of people who said Cingular had bad coverage had it before they merged with AT&T and got all those extra towers.
komos From: komos Date: July 8th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ok, fixed.

The RAZR is sexy... I just wish I knew if I was going to be able to use it in my house.
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 8th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can come over and test mine.
komos From: komos Date: July 8th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
That'd be all kinds of groovy.
From: missmelysse Date: July 8th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh, new photo is nice. I especially like the way the clouds work with the lights.

I'm in love with my Cingular plan. Rollover is a big part of why I love it, and I've only ever had signal issues in the middle of the Mojave desert.
komos From: komos Date: July 8th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. There was an accident in my parking garage that closed it down for the better part of two hours, and I took the opportunity to wander up the road a bit for supplies and to get some photos. I got home late and super hungry, but it made for a good evening.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: July 8th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
loews had some pretty fn huge clay pots...If you get the right drill, for ceramics you could cut a hole in the side. What about rigging up two of those tubs (like the one I used for the rotisserie?
komos From: komos Date: July 8th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the clay pots idea for some inexplicable reason. Sure, clay's a fantastic insulator, so I'm guessing that it would be super efficient, but I think it has more to do with the idea of they're being terra cotta than anything.

I'm not sure that cutting a hole wouldn't weaken the pot too much. Must think on this.

I wonder if I could find one that was of appropriate size to support a larger grate (18.5"?) and leave enough room for a Smokey Joe at the bottom. Now that would be sweet.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: July 8th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen big stuff at loews...in fact, I considered one as a substitute for the rotisserie
komos From: komos Date: July 8th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
That pork butt was good.

It's weird having the yen to do this after avoiding it for years. I blame AB. And all y'all.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: July 8th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
You LOVE IT, and you KNOW IT!!
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