Archive for January, 2011


Monday, January 31st, 2011

I just drank some wasabi dust.

You might be wondering why I would do such a thing, and the answer is, it was in my cocktail glass.

Then you might still be wondering why I am drinking wasabi, and additionally wondering why I have a cocktail glass given how infrequently I drink alcohol.* Well, I’ve decided that wasabi peas, sesame sticks, and bits of crystallized ginger make a lovely snack mix, so I had a cocktail glass full of it. But I kept shaking it to mix it up, so a lot of the wasabi coating on the peas all sunk to the bottom. Which meant that after I was done eating everything, there was a bunch of wasabi dust still in the bottom of the glass. Which, since it technically qualifies as food, means I am not allowed to throw it away.**

Anyway, it’s been a good run of wasabi. Previous to the wasabi peas, I had some delicious wasabi peanuts, sent by a kind fellow from BGG.*** And I also acquired the game Wasabi!, which is fairly simple in terms of mechanics, but has lovely art. Where by “lovely”, I mean, “likely to make me hungry because it looks like sushi”.

Had a few good improv performances this month, which is a fine way to start a year. My columns seem to be taken down as fast as I can share them, but at least temporarily you can read my column about Facebook — or as I like to call it, VisageTome.

* I did almost have a drink last week, when I ordered some mead at The Olde Forge. Sadly, they were all out of mead, and so I had water. Apparently the honeymoon is over.

** I operate under a very strict moral code. If perfectly good food is left on the plate, it should either be saved for leftovers or consumed. Yes, I will ask to eat the food left on your plate. I am a delightful companion for dining out.

*** Yes, by now I expect I can just abbreviate as BGG and you’ll know what I’m talking about. I spend a lot of time there. At this point, when I type “www.” into my browser, it autocompletes with BGG.