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Bourbon & Branch on Halloween 2006

Peach Champagne cocktail amuse bouche

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and Rice's hand on the B&B menu

Happy Rice with his Old Cuban
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This drink is definitely on my list for next time.
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Beth's Manhattan
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and her lovely black Halloween nails

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My usual Tarragon Soda
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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.

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Martinez
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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.


I really rather like the Wednesday look
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I suppose I or Joe had best learn to braid as well as my co-worker Jackie...

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Blood and Sand
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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.

Posted on October 31, 2006 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Halloween at work 2006

Addams family trio: Rice, me, Barbara.
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Posted on October 31, 2006 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

a present for friends arrives 2006

Photo and caption by Striatic.
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Posted on October 30, 2006 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

Gin & Tonic 2006

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Posted on October 29, 2006 at 12:02 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mocktail: designated driver Cape Codder 2006

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4oz cranberry juice, fill with soda water, garnish with lime wedge

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Posted on October 29, 2006 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pasta Pomodoro 2006

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Chicken Marsala with mushrooms plus brussels sprouts, which they do so very well, on the side.

Posted on October 29, 2006 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bleak & beautiful 2006


Thanks to Kristin for recommending this video in which the band becomes part of a classical Japanese winter landscape.

Posted on October 29, 2006 at 10:23 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Ruth Rat met Carl Cat... 2006

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That's really refrigerator worthy, I think. I especially like the dog in the little drawing.

 

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Owls by my friend Wendy Scripps

Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:15 PM in creativity, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

A postcard with a picture very like my child self 2006

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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.

Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:14 PM in Dinah - introduction | Permalink | Comments (0)

Portola State Park 2006

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Many a school camping trip and a hike up to Tiptoe Falls...

Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:13 PM in school, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sallie Rhyne & some guy I probably should remember the name of 2006

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Always loved this picture of Sallie.

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:12 PM in friends & family, school | Permalink | Comments (0)

Junk Food Christmas Song by Jeffrey Matucha and Ricky Fletcher 2006

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:11 PM in creativity, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Roll Call 2006

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:10 PM in creativity, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cats by Jeffrey Matucha 2006

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:09 PM in creativity, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cat Story 2006

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:08 PM in creativity, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Help! cried the rats 2006

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:07 PM in creativity, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Terri looked again at the eggs... 2006

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[Not sure when I would have written this, but clearly sometime after reading the Pern books.]

Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:06 PM in Books, creativity, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

A rowboat 2006

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[I think this might have been my friend Morgan's writing.]

Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:05 PM in creativity, friends & family, school | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mimeographed piece of my childhood writing 2006

This might have been in some school collection.

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:04 PM in creativity, school, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Horny Horse 2006

A fine mimeographed zine some of the big girls put together at my school. Very funny stuff!

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I think this must be by my childhood pal Wendy Scripps.

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:03 PM in creativity, friends & family, school | Permalink | Comments (0)

Childhood autograph book 2006

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:02 PM in friends & family, school | Permalink | Comments (0)

Aviation 2006

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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).

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pinel School reunion 2006

[a reunion of my K-8th grade school]

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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

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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

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Bill Kenney in the foreground.

Assembling for the presentation

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Blurry but smiling Linden

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even blurrier April, Vandy & David behind


Alice listening to the presentation

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Listening to the presentation

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Posted on October 28, 2006 at 12:00 PM in school | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Gibson 2006

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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).

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Posted on October 27, 2006 at 12:01 PM in Books, Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Astoria 2006

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Posted on October 27, 2006 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

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