um, right. Dental dam on the bus. Like ya do, I suppose? 2006
back from Scottsdale in the evening 2006
[according to Google Calendar]
Robert, at the airport, flight delayed 2006
reading the New Yorker
Scottsdale Mall - NO... 2006
And then we went and had a drink. And then our flight was delayed and we were sad we had already eaten and drunk our fill.
Lucchese boot at Saba's in Scottsdale 2006
That's all leatherwork. Pretty amazing.
Mixed messages 2006
Communist radio, bug spray and shiny Mao 2006
Another fantastic exhibit at SFO. I love whoever curates this stuff.
morning dentist, then an early evening flight to Scottsdale 2006
[according to Google Calendar]
Pegu Club 2006
tart & pleasing
apparently a fire hydrant got slammed into 2006
winter trees on the way back from grabbing lunch 2006
such a chilly drizzly sky I'm glad I got spicy Indian food!
Jack Rose 2006
2oz applejack, 1oz lime juice, 1/2oz grenadine
A tart slap with a sweet followup.
As Harrington says, a mixture of pain and delight, but so tart as not to become a favorite, I think.
Follow-up report: didn't like it, gave up 1/3 of the way through and poured it into a collins glass & added ginger ale. Still didn't like it a quarter of the way down that glass and poured the rest out. Sure is a pretty picture though. :)
Sunday breakfast 2006
salmon & rice wrapped in nori, tamago, daifuku and a little darjeeling tea
Leap Year 2006
Delicious, but packs an inexplicable wallop.
Day after Thanksgiving 2006
Thanksgiving 2006 2006
The view from the peak of Divisidero
Leaving SF Thursday morning
Hopland, lunch stop
Burgers My Way
good spot for lunch in Hopland, south edge of town right on 101
Cyclists spotted while waiting for our lunch to be cooked made me think of Jeff Veen. Must be a good riding spot since these lads were all decked out in the fancy gear.
Pepper, my Mum's good dog
Larry & Lynn's garden, bird paradise
The squirrels are thrilled by this convenient treat-burying box provided by my aunt Lynn
She disagrees on the function and the thrilledness.
Uncle Larry feeding birds
Good pre-feasting walk down at the par course
I took this with Mum's camera.
Brooktrails, blazing yellow tree, alas insufficiently documented with this phonecam
I took this with Mum's camera after my phonecam couldn't catch that bright yellow tree.
Mum & I enjoying & documenting our walk
Pepper does agility moves for Jinx on the par course
Gabriel Garcia Marquez lounges on the couch at Larry & Lynn's place
Photos and captions by Uncle Larry.
Los Angeles 2006
Yes, it's almost like a Manhattan, but with bourbon and with sugar and an egg instead of bitters.
1 & 1/2oz bourbon, dash of sweet vermouth, teaspoon of sugar, 1 egg
shaken with small ice cubes
served in a small wide champagne glass or on the rocks in an Old Fashioned glass.
The task ahead 2006
The task complete
Buck's Fizz 2006
or as it is more commonly known in the United States, a Mimosa
Sharing at Thanksgiving 2006
I just made another loan to someone in the developing world using the great Kiva website. This time I'm helping Boris Jordanov in Bulgaria with getting some equipment for his grocery store.
You can go to Kiva's website and lend to someone in the developing world who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks. Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the business is going.
The best part is, when the entrepreneur pays back their loan you get your money back - and Kiva's loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly. This is my third loan of $25 and I plan to re-lend to other businesses as these three finish their repayments. It's so easy to blow $25 on something stupid that it really feels great to instead put that money toward making a real difference.
It's really cool to actually do something about poverty - using Kiva I know exactly who my money is loaned to and what they're using it for - and that the money really goes to helping that small businessperson. And most of all, I know that I'm helping them build a sustainable business that will provide income to feed, clothe, house and educate their family long after my loan is paid back. Plus it's just great to build those connections. I am a lender to people in Uganda, Honduras and Bulgaria now. This totally beats collecting stamps!
Join me in changing the world - one loan at a time - and spreading some of your Thanksgiving blessings across the planet.
French 75 2006
1/4oz each gin, Cointreau, lemon juice shaken with cracked ice, top with 4oz champagne
Relationship Advice 2006
Tea & Temptation Society Meeting 2006
Laughing Squid Anniversary Party 2006
Burlesque dancers at the Laughing Squid party
Flames outside the Laughing Squid Party
Nice baseboard effect at Mighty (near the restroom)
First there was just the light show on the building outside
Then there would be a woosh of air being sucked in and a FOOMP as the flame shot out
Sometimes there was lots of flame
Really good fans too.
Any party with competent fan dancers really gets major bonus points in my book.
Beautiful day for a stroll in the Farmers' Market 2006
(Bacon acquisition achieved)