Checking in from Japan where I have spent a few days with my nephew and his friend. I’m currently sitting in the Air France lounge waiting for my flight to Amsterdam. I will have posts for you over the next few days about where we ate in Tokyo, and about a quite wonderful museum that will put you entirely off your food. In the meantime, I felt a pressing need to share this:
I would look like the side of a barn if I lived over here.
You went to the Parasite Museum?
I like how the packaging makes sure to point out that this is the ‘original’ chocolate potato chip. Accept no imitations!
I have often wondered why chocolate covered chips aren’t bigger here in the states. I’ve only seen them on rare occasion, usually in a candy store or as part of a deli dessert tray.
I was skeptical at first, but they are outstanding. Definitely on the “pro” side of the ledger when it comes to arguing the existence of a deity.
Barney Frank was on Maddow’s show just now saying the Republican leadership in the House isn’t going to allow a vote on the Senate bill extending the payroll tax cut/unemployment insurance, because they are afraid it would pass.
Trder Joe’s had a version of these and I confess to having tried them and I too would be the size of a barn if they hand’t stopped selling them. Addictive and great. Second best alternative: chocolate dipped pretzels from PA.
I just blew up skyrim.
All of my restoration, and destruction spells cost nothing to cast. 0 mp. Even for incinerate. w00t.
No need for Sparks anymore – Wall of Storm is basically a better version of the same spell. heh.
Trained my destruction all the way to 100 by finally joining the companions at level 40, I just used spells to wail on the guy I had to fight. Held down cast from lvl 67-100 – took around 15 minutes I think.
fun to use wall of storm on the douche from the companions btw – I felt like emperor palpatine….
I can now bring down a giant without breaking my stride (literally) – he’s easier than a wolf, just because he’s a bigger target.
Really no point in beating the game at this stage – but I will, on principle. heh.
Homer-mader versions of these turn out to be a traditional family xmas cookie I learned last year. I quickly learned not to get overly sniffy about recipes from the 50s.
I used to see these at the A&P, but never bought them. However, if they did sell them here and you blew up to the size of a barn, Archie McPhee would have you covered.
Villago Delenda Est
It’s time for you to take a break from raiding. Go get the Frostbitten achievement.
Ummm… Maybe I’ll have a few of those chocolate potato chips, as soon as I finish my bacon-and-peanut butter sandwich. Really, just kill me now.
I think Trader Joe’s has something similar.
That flight from Tokyo to Amsterdam must be an ass burner. Come to think of it, and flight to just about anywhere from Tokyo probably is an ass burner.
@gaz: I haven’t gotten to that point yet, but everything I read suggests that the combination of Enchanting and Smithing both at skill 100 is basically game-breaking. Apparently, if you stir high-skill Alchemy into the mix, you can do even worse. The cycle is use Alchemy to craft a “Fortify Enchantment” potion. Quaff said potion and enchant some “Fortify Alchemy” gear. While wearing said gear, craft a stronger Fortify potion. Under the influence of that, make stronger gear…
Once you run out of patience/raw materials with that loop, at the last step make yourself high-grade Fortify Smithing stuff.
I first read this post on the iPhone and seriously wondered how someone could get fat on Japanese food, because I couldn’t see the image. (Let’s forget the sumo wrestlers, shall we? They eat like it’s their job, because … it’s their job.)
But then I came back to my computer and: ohhhhhh, myyyyy. Yes, I could clearly see that happening.
@Villago Delenda Est: The thing is I *haven’t* engaged in any significant combat. I’ve barely *raided* anything – it wouldn’t surprise me if I crawled less than 10 dungeons/caves/forts/whatevs.
My character was totally gimped on combat. My one handed is still less than 40. LOL.
@dmsilev: That’s my next task.
my Alchemy is at 75 (been training) and now I need Giant Toes. Lots.
Because I don’t want to start Dark Brotherhood yet (to get access to the master trainer)
Alchemy sucked to level in oblivion as well – but at least oblivion had the scroll-based item duplication glitch so you could easily make 20k of ingredients (all platforms, all official versions (post patch even).
When my full character build is complete I expect the entire perk tree to be filled, but I’ll need to do a lot of jailtime (in the game) to make that happen
Sarah @ Top:
The Museum of Consequences From Eating Bad Fugu?
@gaz: You’re not going to be able to fill the perk tree. Maxing out all skills to 100 gets you to level 81 if memory serves, and there are northwards of 250 perks available. Jail time won’t help you, you don’t lose levels (just progress towards the next skill level).
Not that it really matters at that point. I can’t imagine that there’s anything capable of posing a threat even without a maxed out (e.g.) One-Handed perk set.
Next time you’re heading off to travel, mind checking me in as baggage? I promise to be no trouble. And, blech to the chocolate potato chip thing. It’s just not my bag, man.
I’m starting to understand how other people feel when I theory craft in wow.
@gaz: Wait a minute… Are you saying jailtime does not reduce your skill level at all?
I’ll have to double check that.
Okay shit, you are right!
damn man. total buzzkill. I thought I had it all worked out too.
/cries a little
and then you’d be … big in Japan? /ducks
No, dear Sarah, not chocolate potato chips. You need chocolate diamonds according to our jeweler friends.
Of course, just a few years ago brown diamonds were considered to be worthless, but what did they know?
Looking forward to your latest travelogue. :-)
What’s that apostrophe doing hanging off the end of Royce?
(I have to confess that the combination of chocolate and potato chips does not appeal to me. It would be like… I don’t know… chocolate and bacon?)
@Jerzy Russian: I’ve done the Amsterdam-Tokyo trip a couple of times now, cattle-car class. It’s about 11 hours in the air plus another hour taxiing around Schiphol airport — why the hell they put the runways in a different country from the terminal building I don’t know.
As for getting fat in Japan there’s always ramen. My favourite local variety (Onomichi-style) puts extra lard in the broth just so you don’t miss out.
Paul in KY
@JGabriel: Probably the one with all the plasticized cadavers.
Jimmy Fallon’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream includes “fudge-covered potato chip clusters.” I’m surprised there’s not a bigger market for such things here; chocolate-covered pretzels are everywhere.
I am still looking for the balsamic vinegar & sea salt chips I had while waiting for a flight at Heathrow a few weeks ago. Damn those were good.
ETA: we’re out today to buy bacon peanut brittle as Christmas gifts. Haven’t tried it yet, but sounds like one of those things I can’t believe hasn’t always existed.
We’ve got Esther Price chocolate covered Mikesell’s potato chips here in the Dayton, Ohio metro area, and many of us are as big as a barn.