Sunday, January 30, 2011

Meeting people from the Internets

Hello blog buddies, I don't know what to blog about (again), so I apologize for that. This post lacks content, and I'm looking for feedback. That isn't really fair; I'm aware (I rhymed!).

I can't say I have any interesting stories, as in internet dates or things like that. I've met people from craigslist on multiple occasions, but it was to trade/buy items. It kind of scares me a little, but that's more my social anxiety than thinking they're going to stab me or rape me.

Have you ever met someone from the internet? Does it scare you? How old were you? Why? What happened? What was it like? These questions really don't matter, just talk about your experiences (or lack thereof). Feel free to go into as much detail as you'd like in the comments.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Some pictures for y'all.

I'm at a loss of things to post, so I've decided to just upload a few pictures I've taken. I'm not a photographer, and I don't have a fancypants dSLR camera. Well, enjoy (and leave comments)!

Trains are pretty awesome.


No photoshopping required.

High voltage.

County fair.

Lake Michigan.

Have a pleasant weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Morningstar Farms Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit: Review

Yesterday, when I was busy not blogging, I happened to come across Morningstar Farms "Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Biscuit". For those of you unfamiliar with Morningstar Farms, it's a vegetarian brand, so the "sausage" isn't actually sausage. When trying new things, I normally google them for reviews, but I couldn't find any, so I'll write my own!

I've been a vegetarian for years, but even before that, I never really cared much for sausage. That being said, I found this product surprisingly satisfying! Each biscuit is 270 calories and 8 grams of fat. According to the package, that's "65% less fat than the leading meat containing sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich".

As you can see, the list of ingredients is extensive. It's certainly not natural or organic, but it's Morningstar Farms (which is owned by Kellogg's, by the way), so that is to be expected. It's clearly heavily processed, and not the most healthy thing, but it'll do.

I popped it in the microwave for a convenient 55 seconds and it came out fine. Not overdone/hard, and not cold in the middle. Just right. The first bite was nearly all biscuit, but the succeeding bites were a pleasant mixture of all contents.

Okay, so that might not look appetizing, but I figured people may want to see what the inside looks like. After I finished eating it, I felt like another one. It's hard to describe the taste, but yeah, it was good.

Overall, I'd give this product 4.5 out of 5 stars. I must deduct half a star for the unhealthiness, but it tasted great. I'd recommend this if you're a lacto-ovo vegetarian, or if you just want to try something new and quick.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Obligatory 100 followers post.

Since everyone else seems to be doing it...

Hooray! At some point last night/early this morning I reached (and surpassed) the 100 follower mark! It's good to know that people are at least semi-interested in my blog. I would especially like to thank my followers who take time out of their daily lives to comment on my blog posts. I love feedback, and it's those people who keep me motivated.

So, to try and avoid making this just another "YAY 100 FOLLOWERS" post, here's something for you to salivate over:

mmmm, funnel cake....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blogs I don't like.

Blogs can be super entertaining and informative to read, but unfortunately there's quite a lot of blogs that don't interest me. Am I the only one?
  • Music blogs. Discovering new music is nice, but a lot of the music on the blogs (i.e., metal, dubstep) doesn't appeal to me, and requires watching a YouTube video. These blogs are also often the kind that require the least amount of effort put into their posts - copy a Wikipedia article & throw in a YouTube link. Done.
  • Video game blogs. I probably don't play the video game they're talking about. I don't have the game systems required for said game. I'm not interested.
  • Blogs that have two line entries. Oh, so you went to the grocery store and bought eggs?
Some of my friends have said blog types above, and I'd love to comment on their blogs, but I often find myself with nothing worth contributing. I do respect (some of) these blogs for having a concrete theme, which is something I can't seem to master, so good for you guys! I'm serious. So fellow readers of my blog, what do you like/dislike about the blogs of others?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

No Strings Attached

I just got back from seeing No Strings Attached, which is a romantic comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.

The story is pretty much what you'd expect from a movie with this title. Emma (N. Portman) and Adam (A. Kutcher) try to peruse a purely sexual relationship without feelings.

I thought the movie was a good watch. If you're a fan of Natalie Portman and/or Ashton Kutcher you'd probably be interested in seeing it. Of course I will more than likely forget this movie later - it's a romantic comedy. But it kept me pretty entertained and it had some funny parts (period CD anyone?) and I wasn't constantly checking my phone the whole time.

P.S. Vote on my Super Bowl poll in the sidebar over yonder! >>>

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Not Enough Inputs

One of the things I dislike about having a newer TV is the lack of composite video/stereo audio inputs. I have a Wii, a Playstation, and a Nintendo 64, so I pretty much need those. I love my TV, but unfortunately it only has one place to try to put three things.

I need a composite switch now, or whatever they're called. They're like sex. Sex in a box. Because there's a lot of holes to plug things into. They're like an orgy.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Honest Products

I'm sure you've all seen things like this, but here are a few of my favourite pictures from a Worth1000 contest.

Pretty much.

Might as well market it like this.

This one is so true!

You can view all 7 pages of entries right here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The government owns you.

Yeah, the United States government pretty much owns your body. 

They tell you what you can and can't do with it. They say it's mandatory to wear your seatbelt in the car, but shouldn't it be your choice? By choosing not to wear your seatbelt, you're not hurting anyone else. The only person you're endangering is yourself. Same goes for drugs. If you want to put chemicals in your body, that should be up to you. As long as you aren't endangering the safety of others around you, what you do to your body should be your decision.

Eh, I don't really know what to write about right now. I apologize.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Antenna Climbing. Terrifying.

Holy oh my God, this is the scariest job ever. The guy doesn't even use a safety harness. If he falls off, he's dead. How much would you have to be paid to do this?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

NFL Football: Conference Championships

If you're looking for legitimate predictions, you've come to the wrong place. I'm just going to say what I want. Here's how it's going down next week:
  • Steelers beat Jets. Why? Because Steelers are black & yellow, and that's a great song.
  • Packers beat Bears. Why? Because I'm from Wisconsin.

Need I say more?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Create a Facebook Panorama

The newest Facebook update features 5 of the most recent pictures you've been tagged in at the top. This feature also allows users to create a panoramic image, if they so choose. A website called Panorama Profile makes creating a custom panorama easy.

The website doesn't really explain how to use it. It took me awhile to figure out that you can drag the pink boxes around. There's also a plus and minus button on the right to adjust the size of your picture. To save the images, click each individual image at the top.

Upload to facebook & tag yourself starting with the last image. Overall, I think it's a neat concept. :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Toilet Seat for the Wealthy

Is your toilet seat too boring? Do you often find yourself wishing your toilet seat was more than just a toilet seat? Well here's something for you. Swash 1000.

The link above is to the product's website. For the lazy, here's a list of some of the more interesting features:
  • Posterior and feminine warm-water washes (now that's awesome. sort of)
  • Self cleaning nozzles with sterilization function (no more cleaning!)
  • Wireless remote control (because what's the point if you can't use it from across the room?)
  • Stylish design and comfortable heated seat (my buns will never be cold again!)
  • Automatic deodorizer (because you're smelly)
  • Intelligent body sensor (this just sounds really creepy)
Interested in purchasing such a lavish toilet seat? It'll run you $600.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Internet Translators

Obviously, you (yes you, dear reader) are aware that internet translators pale in comparison to a real human translation. This is assuming the human is familiar in the langugaes, of course.  Otherwise, why would you have them translate for you? Anyways...

That doesn't mean internet translators can't provide amusement. ;D

I came across this site today, called Bad Translator from The text you enter is translate to and from English, with up to 56 different languages. It's similar to Translation Party except it uses languages other than Japanese.

Here's an example using lyrics from Bruno Mar's song Grenade.

Try it! :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Grilled Cheese

The best food on the planet. I take lots of pictures. Yeah, some of them are of food. I don't photograph my food every time I go out to eat though. That's weird. But I just realized I have quite a few pictures of grilled cheese, which I could pretty much eat every day. Grilled cheese may seem like a boring food, like it tastes the same no matter who makes it, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Every restaurant's grilled cheese tastes different. Some use a variety of cheeses, and some stick with good ol' American.

So here it is, blog buddies. Here is my compilation of all the pictures I've taken of grilled cheese (the ones I could find at least).

Feel free to discuss the awesomeness grilled cheese in the comments.


Welcome to my multipurpose blog, which reflects my lack of direction in life. Why the name 'Fork Fantasy'? Honestly, I couldn't think of a better one.

One day I may discuss an interesting news article, and the next day I could be reviewing a food product. The day after that, you may discover a beautiful desktop background by yours truly. Whatever it is, I hope to make it an interesting and worthwhile experience for you. I also hope that I have enough ambition to carry on with such an overwhelming (?) task.

If you have any questions or have a suggestion for a blog post, comments are graciously welcomed with open arms.