We tried Kokoro Maki House at 75th & Wornall last night. It’s like a fast food joint rather than a restaurant, but the food was really good. We had a rainbow roll, salmon sushi, and ramen. Definitely going back, but for takeout rather than eat-in.
The prices were reasonable, especially for the quality. The texture of the salmon was outstanding, and I think the spicy ramen might just get me through this next winter.
Reviews like these from Trip Advisor were why we tried the place—also, it’s only two miles from home. Charles Feruzza, in the Pitch review, thought the sushi was “solidly average” but really liked the Korean food. Maybe we’ll try Korean next time.
The good news is I have three new bass traps in my studio, that I built personally. With two more to come soon.
The bad news… well, let me tell you about that. I have a staple gun that looks like it was built backwards. It’s really big on one end and small on the other. What seems natural to me (and to everyone else I know who’s picked it up) is that the staples should come out of the small end. I don’t know why, it just seems that way. Stapling fabric onto the bass trap frames, several time I picked it up the wrong way, but always caught myself before using it. Until right after I came home from buying more staples, anyway.
I picked up the stapler to get back to where I stopped before the errand. I lined up the end on the fabric and pulled the trigger. Bang! But there was no staple in the fabric. It took a moment to realize I’d held it backwards. I thought, at least I missed hitting myself. Then I looked at my middle finger. Wait a minute, THERE’S A FUCKING STAPLE STICKING OUT OF MY FINGER!!! I felt surprise that it didn’t hurt, and then grabbed it and yanked as fast as I could. It hurt plenty when it came out. And bled a fair amount for a puncture.
So, that’s the bad news. All told, I’m happy to have the bass traps. And seriously thinking about throwing that staple gun away.
One of the big annoyances with Facebook, for me, is how hard it is to find anything you posted more than a couple days ago. There are some links that I like to refer back to now and again, and it’s a whole lot easier on a blog like this than on FB.
This is somewhat easier with FB’s timeline, so I’m going through mine to find any links I would prefer to not lose track of. Starting with May 2009….
Sippin’ Green Fairy – a current.com story on absinthe.
Joni Mitchell plays “Amelia” live with Pat Metheny
Rainmakers “Rockin’ at the T Dance” live in Finland.
Jimmie Spheeris “The Nest” and “I Am the Mercury” album cover video on YouTube
Firesign Theater “Temporarily Humboldt County”
Scientific American: Evolution Details Revealed Through 21-Year E. coli Experiment
Happy 40th Birthday, Internet!
Beautiful 360° panorama of the Milky Way
Sweetwater Interview with Ken Scott — lots of other interviews linked in the sidebar.
Ants That Count!
The Twilight Hours (former members of Trip Shakespeare)
The Wilders “Sorry I Let You Down” live in Glasgow, Scotland
The Death of Mistakes Means the Death of Rock’n’Roll
Crescent Triton in front of crescent Neptune — beautiful image
Garfunkel and Oates “A Turn For the Douche”
Whew! That’s it for 2009….
I’m in the process of rebuilding my site. Please excuse the dust—it will be much nicer shortly.