Archive for August, 2007

Review: The Jibe

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

The Jibe: Pinot Noir, 2006, Marlborough NZ. $14. I haven’t had that many Pinot Noirs before, so I can’t really compare this one to another. The oenophiles say that a pinot is supposed to taste like raspberries and truffles… hm. If I could ever find a wine that actually tasted like Godiva’s raspberry truffles, I […]

Stock ramble

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

I sent an email to a friend today, rife with my opinions about various stocks, and got sidetracked into a little tangent of my own: whether ’tis nobler in the stock market to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’s ups and downs, or to buy small growth stocks which produce dividends against a […]


Sunday, August 19th, 2007

… aaaaand it turns out there’s even more to know about wine than what I knew that I didn’t know. If that makes any sense. -grin-

Oh yeah…

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Look what else I’ve been harvesting. Garden-fresh edamame. Mmmmm.

Wine Review

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Josh has been bugging me for a while to do wine reviews here, mainly for the purpose of being able to remember which ones I like and don’t like. I’ve been putting it off. Partly because I had no interest in appearing pretentious, but also because I halfway buy into that oenophilic pretension myself, and […]

More garden goodness!

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Yesterday I picked a whole bunch of produce from the garden… and I do mean a whole bunch. A whole bucketful of Kentucky Wonder bush beans, lotsa basil, 6 ears of Black Aztec corn, 2 cabbages, 2 Anaheim chiles, and another golden pattypan squash. And oh, yeah, about a crate of tomatoes. (What you see […]

Why Garbagemen are Garbagemen and not, say, nuclear physicists. Or professors. Or doctors.

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Last trash day, the garbagemen took my trashcan. That’s right. Rather than empty it, they took the whole damn thing. At first I thought that someone had stolen it – because surely garbagemen know that their job is to throw away trash, not trash cans, right? Surely the concept is simple enough? Surely they’ve had […]