Bourbon & Branch on Halloween 2006
Peach Champagne cocktail amuse bouche
and Rice's hand on the B&B menu
My usual Tarragon Soda
Bourbon & Branch makes a tarragon syrup, used in a drink on their Hell's Kitchen menu. I've never had the drink, but enjoy greatly its non-alcoholic form, an herbal Italian soda.
as made by Todd Smith
It's a harsher drink in full size. Interesting & worth having tried, still, but compared to other choices they offer it doesn't stand up.
Hooray! I thought this photo had been lost in an over-hasty delete from my phone. Somehow it got hung up in posting.
Anyhow, yummy drink.
Halloween at work 2006
a present for friends arrives 2006
Gin & Tonic 2006
Mocktail: designated driver Cape Codder 2006
4oz cranberry juice, fill with soda water, garnish with lime wedge
Pasta Pomodoro 2006
Chicken Marsala with mushrooms plus brussels sprouts, which they do so very well, on the side.
Bleak & beautiful 2006
Thanks to Kristin for recommending this video in which the band becomes part of a classical Japanese winter landscape.
Ruth Rat met Carl Cat... 2006
That's really refrigerator worthy, I think. I especially like the dog in the little drawing.
Owls by my friend Wendy Scripps
A postcard with a picture very like my child self 2006
Okay so it's a boy and I didn't wear watch caps like that often, but otherwise, pretty much looks like me, right down to my constant rodent companion.
This postcard is "Joel & Friend" by Tony Arnold, copyright Athena Photographics.
Portola State Park 2006
Many a school camping trip and a hike up to Tiptoe Falls...
Sallie Rhyne & some guy I probably should remember the name of 2006
Always loved this picture of Sallie.
Junk Food Christmas Song by Jeffrey Matucha and Ricky Fletcher 2006
Roll Call 2006
Cats by Jeffrey Matucha 2006
Cat Story 2006
Help! cried the rats 2006
Terri looked again at the eggs... 2006
[Not sure when I would have written this, but clearly sometime after reading the Pern books.]
A rowboat 2006
[I think this might have been my friend Morgan's writing.]
Mimeographed piece of my childhood writing 2006
This might have been in some school collection.
The Horny Horse 2006
A fine mimeographed zine some of the big girls put together at my school. Very funny stuff!
I think this must be by my childhood pal Wendy Scripps.
Childhood autograph book 2006
Wow. This is a lovely drink. Amazing that maraschino liqueur didn't stay popular just for this tart beauty. I wouldn't be surprised if the excessively outsized bottle might not have been a factor...
The cherry garnish is so pretty I had to shoot this from several angles. All these are really studies for when my skilled photographer & drinking partner returns... Well, and a fun way to log what I expect will be nearly a decade long project of trying most every classic cocktail. (I decided that I probably better get in the low-level physical abuse of my system now while I'm still young and strong).
Pinel School reunion 2006
[a reunion of my K-8th grade school]
I had a great time today at my grade school reunion. The school closed in, I think, 1979 so we were all spending a lot of our remaining brain power on trying to rebuild old memories and put names to faces then & now. A good foundation for future events.
The symbol of Jtel
One of the big kids' forts at Pinel was the temple of Jtel.
[My recollection, as of 2014, is that this arose out of a school trip where they saw a damaged 'Hotel' sign which now read Jtel.]
Pinel School reunion crowd
Bill Kenney in the foreground.
Assembling for the presentation
Blurry but smiling Linden
even blurrier April, Vandy & David behind
Alice listening to the presentation
Listening to the presentation
The Gibson 2006
Half-recipe: 1&1/4oz Hendricks gin, 1/4oz dry vermouth, shaken with cracked ice, garnished with an unskewered cocktail onion.
Note the frost on the shaker. Cocktails should be shaken until the shaker is uncomfortable to hold. With an all metal shaker, this should get your drink under 30f degrees.
I'm drinking this listening to an audiobook of Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers. Something about Lord Peter Whimsey's exalted tones suits it so very well (as rendered by the delightful David Case).