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Dinah near Bryn Mawr after Georgetown Demo in afternoon 2007

[according to Joe's Google calendar]


Posted on January 31, 2007 at 12:03 PM in librarianship, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cozy. 2007


Wayne Hotel, Wayne, PA.


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At Taquet


Celery Root & Asian Pear soup. Super tasty!

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yellowtail appetizer


Stunning presentation of yellowtail carpaccio. Unfortunately the fish didn't live up to it, but it was fine.

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Posted on January 31, 2007 at 12:02 PM in Food and Drink, travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Philadelphia 30th Street station, with moon. 2007


Posted on January 31, 2007 at 12:01 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

Georgetown University 2007


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Posted on January 31, 2007 at 12:00 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

fly to Washington DC 2007

[according to Joe's Google calendar]

Posted on January 30, 2007 at 12:00 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinner at Barracuda 2007


Very nice hamachi ceviche with ponzu gelatin.

Drink recommendation: Matador (and not a Sidecar, which was just adequate)

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The Black Cod/Miso skewer (left) was sublime, the Lollipop Scallop Tempura with prosciutto (right) very disappointing & difficult to eat.

Posted on January 29, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday morning relaxation 2007


browsing, sharing links, waking up slow

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Posted on January 28, 2007 at 12:00 PM in mundania, relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Edwardian ball 2007

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Posted on January 27, 2007 at 08:00 PM in creativity, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

D&D 2007

Photos by JaSchu
Left to right: Zargo, Jason's barbarian; the dead flying hammerhead shark thing the tiefling was riding; Rue, Brett's ranger/warrior; (d6) the tiefling dude we just downed. I think this was when we were denying him his last requests. (Half the party's Chaotic, what do you want?); Jev, Storm's rogue; a small herd of some sort of glowing giant beetles we had to herd underground to help some dwarves out; Dog, Peg's... uh, dog; Peg, Dinah's bard.
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Posted on January 25, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

State law, ped xing sign, flashing lights, warning banners mid-road: 2007


Drivers still zooming past person trying to cross.

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Posted on January 23, 2007 at 12:00 PM in warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mardi Gras Sour 2007


Posted on January 22, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Flying Fish in Seattle 2007



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delicious scallop


Tuna and Thai Crab Cake





[And then, fortified with top-quality food and drink, my co-worker and I went to the work event, the dessert reception full of librarians]

Chocolate Space Needle. Yes. That's what I said. Chocolate Space Needle.


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Posted on January 21, 2007 at 12:02 PM in Food and Drink, travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Room full of giant pigs 2007


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Posted on January 21, 2007 at 12:01 PM in creativity, random synaptic firing, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

When a dungeon level is too dangerous, do not run away to a deeper level 2007


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Posted on January 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM in games, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Purple 2007


This is the inside of a restaurant.

No, really.



Lovely place, Purple.

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Posted on January 20, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

trip to Seattle 2007

View to the east from my cab to the airport


A significant portion of my sense of self is still back under the covers by the sleeping Joe.

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Opening night dinner


At the lovely Union Cafe Grill.

That butternut squash soup was fantastic. So were my Negroni and my roasted vegetables.

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Posted on January 19, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, relationships, the big room with the blue ceiling, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

What the hell is wrong with rich people's brains? 2007


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Posted on January 17, 2007 at 12:00 PM in warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bourbon & Branch with friends 2007



Sooooo good.
This is what happened when a Manhattan and a Negroni got their sweet lovin' on. Or at least that's basically the gist of Dominic's story of inventing it.

(1794 is the year of the Whiskey Rebellion)

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Neyah at work


Okay, so it's really really dark at Bourbon & Branch. We were having a great time even without photo documentation.


Photos and captions by Courtney P.:
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Posted on January 16, 2007 at 12:02 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

strange cold sky 2007


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Posted on January 16, 2007 at 12:01 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ah, Borders sale books ... The great repackaging of British overstocks. 2007


Posted on January 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Books, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

experimentation 2007

take 1



I got home after spending the weekend at Joe's and found these tiny apples which need to be used up (but which had proven not to be that tasty as just plain eating apples). Also there were some lemons which had been put in the fridge after having a rind slice cut from them for twisting to get the oil atop a Ruby Cocktail.

First thought: Apple lemonade.
I tried squeezing slices of an apple with my lemon juicer and got very little juice and these little bits of apple.

Second thought: apple based cocktail.
Added lemon juice. 1oz Laird Applejack. hmmm, needs sweetness... and 1/2oz Sloe Gin. Stir with ice. Apple garnish.

Way too tart. I put in twice as much lemon as would be optimal, but even so, it needs more sweet & something else going on...

take 2


Pour the drink, minus a couple testing sips, back in the mixing cup. Get a fresh chilled glass and sugar the rim with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon.

Okay, now we're getting closer. Still way too much lemon, but the applejack and sloe gin are working fine together and the sugar rim is great.

Maybe more cinnamon still?

take 3


Pour the drink, minus still more testing sips back in the mixing cup. Add the rest of the cinnamon sugar to it and stir with ice. Pour it back into the cocktail glass and try again.

Yes, very close now, but the overdose on the lemon kills this one. Poured out the rest after a little more tasting analysis.

Next time start with 1/2oz of lemon juice and a teaspoon of cinnamon brown sugar. Shake rather than stir.

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Posted on January 15, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

At Delessio 2007


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Posted on January 14, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

The current object of my acquisitive desires 2007


coveted object


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Posted on January 14, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

going to the movies 2007

Where the hell does Century Theatres get their demonic carpet?



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crashed ticket sales computer at Westfield


reminds me of one of the challenges in the old Mac game The Fool's Errand

Unsupervised Teens at the Diner Bingo


amusing myself (and subsequently the waiter) at Mel's

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Posted on January 13, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, movies & tv, San Francisco, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

Absinthe with Jason 2007

After party:




Bombay by Bourbon


Heaven is when Jeff, the bar genius at Absinthe, decides to make us taste things


Valhalla at Absinthe


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Photo and caption by Jaschu.
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Posted on January 12, 2007 at 09:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

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