It’s been a while

It’s been a while again since I’ve written anything in my poor blog. So, I’ve decided to give it a shot again. You could say I had writer’s block, but I’ll just say I was doing research. I plan on starting up the kombucha project today and hopefully I’ll be able to muster up some creativity and crank out a short story or two sometime within the next two weeks. It’s been a long two weeks (or how long have I been gone?) for the Doc.



I am a machine. Fuel me up and I go. Keep working. Harder. Faster. At the end of the day this machine is exhausted. Sleep mode. Wake up. Fuel. Oil those rusted parts. Maintain. I am a machine. Program me and I’ll do it. Compensate me well and watch me go. Hi-octane fuel never felt so good. I am a machine. I need the fuel. I have multitudes of programs stored in databases deep within the recesses of my brain. Hundreds of files faded by the erosion of time. Fuel additives help this machine run more smoothly. I feel like a machine. I am a machine.

Docinsano’s Den is now Docinsano’s Laboratory

Just making a few changes while learning the finer features of WordPress. I’ve started brewing kombucha again, and as a result I decided to change the name of my blog to correspond with my new project. I’m meaning for this to be a kind of Creative Lab as well as an Experimental one. So, I’ll try to cook up some good stuff. Probably mostly dealing with Kombucha brewing and related information but maybe I’ll throw in some random scribbles or whatnot here and there. That’s about it, check out my Writer’s Block too while you’re at it.

Too hot, too tired, too broke.

Ninety degrees in the Mini-Apple today. It’s too damn hot. Sure would could hit up a concert at the zoo, but shit, I’m broke. Going to the beach sounds like a more relaxing idea. Gotta take it slow ’cause I’m too hot, too tired, and too broke.

So that got me to thinking, actually…. Nah it’s a stupid idea.

Anyways, nothing much new at the Doc’s den today. I did start up a more writing oriented blog over at

Other than that I’m working on ideas and could really use a nice fancy camera, but this Sony one will do…. Once I find the battery charger for it.

There’s that idea again….. Nah…

Maybe I’ll shoot some video.

Maybe not.

Maybe I’ll make a costume… But I’d need some concept art first…. which gives me an idea…..

Nah, its a stupid idea…

Maybe not….

I’ll think about it. But until next time…. Something. Later.

Cap’n Crunch Not Retiring, Still Shredding Mouths

So Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch is not retiring, despite word from the rumor mill and beyond indicating the demise of the cereal. Rather, the super-sugary mouth-murdering cereal is no longer being marketed towards children, being deemed as “unhealthy” by the “food police.” And so the Food Gestapo will eventually take away poor Horatio, make him walk the plank, and throw him to the sharks- Hopefully he will shred their mouths more than they will shred him- Highly unlikely, but wishful thinking.

Okay, so I really was never a big fan of Cap’n Crunch anyways, so I could care less about this cereal’s demise. But it is a choice what we put into our bodies. From soda to cigarettes; coffee to codeine and everything in between- It’s your choice. If you want to be a fat tub of lard, eat a box of Cap’n Crunch every day and see what happens- That is if you still have a mouth to eat with after you get halfway through the box.

Besides, my mom was all against the Cap’n anyways- preservatives and extra sugar was bad. She didn’t want us to get the ‘beetus. Every time we slathered our Cheerios with sugar it was “don’t eat so much sugar, you’ll get diabetes.” So that scared us pretty good. And there we have it- Why quit marketing the cereal towards kids when it’s the parents who buy the cereal? Think about that one quick sec.

Besides, now that the Cap’n is on Facebook, he actually is being marketed towards kids. The last I heard, most new Facebook users are twelve year olds- and I wouldn’t doubt it if the age range for the social networking site was somewhere from six to twelve years- Isn’t there an age limit on that thing? Oh duh, it’s the internet. And of course studies never reveal the real users- they only use the data given- so call me full of shit, I don’t care- Just my opinion is all. And what kid doesn’t have an older brother’s or sister’s Facebook they can use? Hmmmm, yeah.

So maybe Horatio got demoted a bit- maybe to Lieutenant- more likely to Midshipman, hereby renaming his cereal to Midshipm’n Mouth Murderers. Oh wait, his cereal doesn’t cut the roof of your mouth at all. Which is why nobody complains about it.

Let us take a moment of silence for Horatio and his sugary-sweet corn and oat cereal- and ponder upon his theoretical demotion. Maybe think about how the guvment wants to be able to tell us what we can and cannot put into our bodies. Long live Horatio Magellan Crunch and his sugary, mouth-shredding cereal!




Doritos Pizza Supreme- a quick review

So I went into Subway to grab a sandwich and my eyes landed on something other than my usual harvest cheddar Sun Chips– Doritos Pizza Supreme. Judging by the name of the chips- Pizza Supreme- I was expecting all the toppings: Sausage, onions, peppers, mushrooms- the works- A supreme pizza- but no, the chip looked like a cross between Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch with its orangey color and red and green flecks of “spices.” I tossed one of the corn triangles in my mouth expecting hints of Parmesan or Mozzarella cheeses, but no such luck, not even a hint of tomato or basil hit my tongue. So where’s the Italian seasoning? Where’s the cheese? And by god where’s the tomato sauce? Is there even a pizza there? I might have caught an after-taste of anise– but that was a long shot and might have just been a chunk of spinach in my teeth from the subway sandwich. Overall the new Doritos were quite the disappointment– too bad, since I had faith that this chip would be more than just a glorified Nacho Cheese.

docinsano’s rating 4/10

So I caved in

As you can see to the right, I caved in and got on twitter to see what all the hubbub was about- It took me about an hour to figure it out, and theĀ Twitter Help Center helped immensely. Once I read that I was like “ah now I get it”– still I think its kind of lame, but it seems to depend on who you follow and who follows you, blah, blah. But yeah, the doc is on Twitter now.