We’ve become big fans of the “Trader Joe’s” franchise around here. Good quality, great prices, friendly service. I needed part of a bottle of red wine for a recipe I was making, and they had a special on bottles from the Robert Shaw vineyard. Yes, the “Jaws” guy. Thinking maybe …
This afternoon Brandy and I enjoyed a warm sunny day walking through some of the scenic environs of South Mountain Reservation. One of our favorite spots has always been Hemlock Falls. After the three inches of rain earlier this week, this 35-foot cascade was in fine form.
Yes, a big tom-mcgee.com birthday greeting goes out today to Anthony Cartouche, childhood friend and co-publisher of the renowned blog Waffle Ass. Take a moment to visit and send your best to AC, especially since this is one of those big ending-in-a-zero birthday years.
I thought I should write a post on the election, but what can I write that isn’t being written better somewhere else in the blogosphere? It’s a beautiful thing, though. But try talkingpointsmemo.com, because I don’t have the time right now.
Instead, here’s a complete track of
Night On Bald Mountain, from The Broadway Bach Ensemble’s Halloween Concert of last Sunday. Dig that brass section.
As you all know, Tuesday is a big one. Midterm elections have historically crappy turnout rates, and everything hinges on which side gets more of its people out to the polls. Watch out for the latest tactic being wheeled out by the GOP: harassing phone calls, designed to seem as …
A guy at a freelance gig I recently had showed me this package, and it’s very cool. It’s a nice package that contains Apache, MySQL, Perl, PHP, FTP and a sendmail clone, all in one easy-to-install file. I suppose it’s old-hat to a lot of techno types, but having been …
And that is blogging.
Really. Don’t talk to me now. Shhhhh. The Best Show On Television is on.
As per the suggestion on MyDD. Running a blog? Do your part and post the list too.
Thanks to Driftglass for posting this, well worth a view. Pretty good audio for a YouTube production, too.
I just finished John le Carre’s latest, The Mission Song. Let’s say, three stars, shall we? The tale of an African/British man gifted at interpeting. He’s expert at a wide range of central African dialects and enlisted by the British spy service. Even though a British subject, and pretty well …
Having grown up in Ohio, I still take interest to the goings on out there. This electoral season is needless to say an interesting one, as sixteen or so years of near-total Republican control over state politics seems to be drawing to a close.
Which brings me to a trip to Fantasyland.
It’s funny but not-at-all-funny at the same time. Casino owner Steve Wynn was doing a presentation on his very famous Picasso painting, “Le RÃªve,” before it was auctioned and got a little carried away. The painting was expected to fetch around $140 million. But Steve has a eye disease affecting his peripheral vision, and was a little closer to the painting than he thought.
This made me laugh out loud this morning