BikerBabe

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  1. BikerBabe

    Favorite Authors

    Guy Gavriel Kay Charles Dickens Neal Stephenson Mark Helprin Tad Williams Edgar Allen Poe also on the lighter side of things, George RR Martin (god I hope he finishes a Song of Ice and Fire), Terry Brooks, and Stephen King. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  2. BikerBabe

    What to do in Santa Fe?

    Eat. Eat green chile. Lots and lots of it. Because once you leave you'll probably never find it again and you'll be...bereft. yeah, that's a good word for it. that empty feeling like something important is missing from your life, a hole in your heart that will never be filled until you return for more New Mexican food. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  3. I've had something published in Newsweek (back when it was still a paper magazine) i'm sure it's still archived somewhere besides the 4 copies in my bookshelf. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  4. BikerBabe

    Drones in your future

    I love how the media (not necessarily this article) often just uses a stock picture of the Predator B (Reaper) armed drone that fires Hellfires over Afghanistan as the accompanying art to any article that mentions "drones". Like there is only one type of drone ever built, anywhere. So of course the uneducated majority of people in this country now assume that farmer John down the road is gonna be flying his own personal Reaper to bomb the shit out of his neighbor's crops. Though it would be funny and probably make me a very happy person (and rich, since my hubby would definitely be assured work and pay raises for a long time to come), I always feel a slight letdown when I have to inform people that the local cops will not be flying Reapers any time soon. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  5. BikerBabe

    Behaviors rich people have.

    hmm... "they don't speak their minds" I guess everyone on dz.com is poor! in all seriousness, that one actually made me a bit angry. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  6. BikerBabe

    Best Route Driving CO to DC at end of December?

    Having gone to college in colorado, parents living in ohio, and in-laws in PA, I can comment, I think. I've made the drive a lot, I would say watch the weather before you decide. 80 tends to get more snow, while 70 might get more ice, neither of which are nice options, tbh. However, I think in general, 70 is more heavily traveled, so they tend to take care of snow/ice issues faster/better. The only issue I have with 70 is the PA turnpike. it is absolutely AWFUL in any sort of wet/bad weather, especially at night. This is avoidable, though. My route to DC would be I-70 to St. Louis, then cut across I-64 to Charlottesville, VA, then pick up I-81N to Strasburg, VA, then I-66 into DC. That way you avoid the shitty PA turnpike. Honestly, the travel across the flat part of the country isn't going to be as affected by winter weather as the Appalachian stretch is. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  7. BikerBabe

    Green Chili Time Again!

    ahem. while I applaud your choice to roast them at home, I have one small thing to add. if they are from Hatch, NM, then they are green chilEs, chili is a concoction from Texas with meat and beans and lots of tomato-based stuff. Chiles are the fruit of the gods. back to your regularly-scheduled drooling. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  8. BikerBabe

    Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" announcement

    China seems to like the idea...well, their own version, i suppose: http://www.dailytech.com/China+Plans+1000+KPH+Super+Train/article19268.htm I swear Musk is Tony Stark. hehe Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  9. BikerBabe

    An appeal by George Takei

    Already signed. By the way, if you guys ever get the chance, visit Manzanar in CA. It's located north of Lone Pine, on US 395 (btw if you've never driven 395 from Victorville up to Tahoe, it is one of the most amazingly beautiful drives you'll ever take) I've visited a lot of national parks/monuments, and there's only one about which I can say it actually changed the way I view life...and it's this one. Especially now, with the way this country is going...it's so important that these places, and this time in our history, are never ever forgotten. http://www.nps.gov/manz/index.htm Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  10. BikerBabe

    Vitamin Bug

    carpenter ants taste like lemon drops. as long as you get rid of the heads first. and that's eating them raw. (survival training, yo) Not sure I could stomach a raw grub. Oh, and whenever they eat tarantulas on Survivor or whatnot, I have to leave the room. there is absolutely no way I could do that. I would gnaw off my own arm first. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  11. BikerBabe

    Books, and feelings about them?

    You sound like me. I also read extremely fast, so I go through books at an astonishing rate. I love holding a book in my hands, but I was converted last year, when I did the Camino de Santiago. When you're walking across Spain with a pack on your back, weight is everything, so I stored 20 books, my Camino guide, and some language dictionaries on my kindle app on my phone (the only electronic thing i took) and it was a lifesaver. There is a lot of down time in the afternoons, and resting my weary feet while reading was a simple pleasure. Now I love it, and I've donated a lot of my books to charity. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  12. BikerBabe

    Pop Tarts

    pretty much exactly this. Toaster Struedel is pretty good though. pop tarts are way too sweet for me. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  13. BikerBabe

    Manual transmission challenged

    One of the best things my dad ever taught me. He insisted I learn to drive in our 1979 Chevy Malibu station wagon with a 4 on the floor and the stiffest damned clutch you'll ever find. Came in handy in college when the freshmen wanted to borrow my car. I'd hand them the keys and they'd start to leave...and then i'd casually say, "oh, you can drive a stick shift, right?" So many sad faces as they handed the keys right back. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  14. BikerBabe

    How late is late??

    I 100% agree about the respect issue. If someone is constantly late for appointments with me, I get the impression that they just don't care about anything but themselves and THEIR time. I chose the first option. 0 minutes. Of course, I was in the military, and 5 minutes early is "on time" in my head. Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
  15. BikerBabe

    Quite some posts already

    All these kids on here, no appreciation for the classics ;) Never meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!