.... The Messy Mind of J'rod: February 2008
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Don't you dare auto-correct my sushi!

I dared to make sushi...again. Salmon, a.k.a. 鮭, a.k.a. Sake. 20 rolls with wasabi and carrots, and a hand-roll. I'm getting quite good at it, although I'm starting to think that the restaurants add something to the salmon; perhaps a sugar-butter coating. My salmon (fresh from Dominion) was quite bland. It was a good thing the rice, seaweed, and wasabi perked it up a little.


I'm reading Oliver Sacks' "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" even though I have 3 midterms, 2 assignments, and 1 oral presentation due next week. But it's a pretty good book. Within each chapter Sacks tells the story of one of his cases where a psychological abnormality affects people's lives. In the first instance a college professor and talented musician makes ridiculous mistakes in identification, but does not see a problem. His disability lies in being unable to recognize the whole from its parts. At one instance he is petting a fire hydrant, thinking it to be a schoolboy, and in another instance he's trying to lift his wife's head from her body, mistaking it to be a hat on a coat rack. Although it may seem humorous at first, it becomes increasingly devastating to his lifestyle, yet vastly interesting to a psychologist. There was nothing wrong with his eyes, but specific centers in his brain were malfunctioning. He simply could not recognize faces any longer, not even his own. It is a fascinating read, and I truly recommend it to even the psychological layman.


I've been watching Dexter... Good show. I'm on the last episode of the first season. I have so many things to watch right now, and watching t.v. is so low on my list of priorities (yet so high on my list of desires). I bought Across The Universe, because I loved it so much in the theaters, and I had Stardust taped for me as well. FRIG!!! My friggin' spell checker is insisting on the US spelling, and I can't change it! Take this spell-check...
labour...
colour...
armour...
behaviour...
had enough? calibre... centre... defence... doughnut... endevour... favour... you want some more? fuelling... grey... honour... judgement... licence... litre... manoeuvre... meagre... metre... moustache... offence... Can't take anymore? parlour... pyjamas... rigour... saviour... savour... sceptical... sulphur... tumour... I think I killed my spell-check. But just in case... vigour! Yup, it's dead.