June 7th, 2007

EVE

Goonswarm makes the Times

Well, this is a surprise. I don't know what surprises me more - that this whole dustup made the New York Times or that CCP is forming a board of ombudsmen to ride herd on them and try to restore confidence in their impartiality. It'll be interesting to see how this works out.
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Didn't get much else accomplished last night. I was going to go out to Wal-mart and pick up a few things, but after having salad and teriyaki chicken at Q. Cumbers I felt logy and sleepy; the traffic on 494 was also pretty horrible, so I put it off until tonight.
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Books, burgers, and girls gone wild

I went to B&N over lunch today to use up my gift certificate, and while they didn't have Ai Yori Aoshi #9 as I was hoping they would, they did have the newest HALO novel, Eric Nylund's Ghosts of Onyx. I'm not very far into it, but so far it seems up to the standards set in Nylund's two earlier HALO books, The Fall of Reach and First Strike.

I had wanted to do lunch at Rossi's Star Pizza, but that's been closed for the last month and a half. Since Jimmy John's was packed with people I decided to go ahead and try out Rossi's Steakhouse, which is now open for lunch in place of their now-closed pizza joint. It's not the kind of place I'd normally go for lunch, since it's more of a Morton's/Murray's/Ruth's Chris kind of place, with some entrees well into the OMGWTFBBQ/"if you have to ask you shouldn't be ordering it" price range, but they do have a few relatively inexpensive items on the menu, such as the cheeseburger. A damn fine cheeseburger it is, too - half a pound of excellent beef served on a grilled bun with cheddar and Swiss melted over the top. Lettuce, tomato and pickle were provided, along with a generous serving of good cole slaw and an adequacy of fries, which unfortunately followed the curretn style of being seasoned. :( The burger was outstanding, the service was excellent, and what more can you ask for? A cookie? The proprietor handed me one on the way out, and it was also excellent.
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