• Wine of the Day

    Chappellet!

    Yesterday I went to the Pritchard Hill party at Chappellet. I took Harry. We hadn’t gotten in trouble in a while. I had never taken him to Chappellet because of their M-F appointment only policy. On one hand, it’s a pain in the ass, on the other hand, it weeds out the riff raff and I can respect Donn Chappellet for doing that. Having been to many wine club parties over the years, I can say that it does weed out to the riff raff. At the end of the day you’re left with amazing wine, incredible food and a family that it’s truly great to hang around with. The…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    The Pink Bunny is back!

    After toiling away in the land of databases and localhosts and shiz that I just don’t really get, the problem was that the domain was pointed in the wrong direction. Kind of like those wind up toys that run into the wall and won’t turn. After a mere 10 minutes on the phone with 1and1 support, I’m good to go. The only reason it took 10 minutes was because the guy actually OFFERED to wait around to be sure what we did worked! OK, currently, I’m loving my provider. The old blog has successfully imported so there’s stuff here that hasn’t been here before.  I’ll upload the other stuff over…

  • Home Improvements

    Managing my own stupidity

    I should have measured better, but I didn’t. So now, in order to install the microwave hood combination, I need to remove the cabinet over the cooktop, take 3-4″ off of the soffit and reinstall the cabinets. I started trying to pull out the cabinet a few days ago, to no avail. Yesterday I spoke to Tile Guy about the bathroom floor, which is now installed and told him about the issue with the cabinet. He looked, saw one nail I had not pulled (these a 5 inch six penny specials) and saw no other issues either. Last night I pulled that nail and started yanking on the cabinet. Apparently,…

  • Bush is a Moron

    Stuck on Stupid

    If you don’t educate the people, they won’t know you’re telling lies. I’m pretty sure that’s the Republican edict. Here’s a perfect example: NEW YORK – A foiled plot to blow up a jet fuel pipeline under John F. Kennedy International Airport drew attention to what counterterrorism experts have warned could be a key target. On Saturday, three men, one of them a former member of Guyana’s parliament, were arrested and one was being sought in Trinidad as part of a plan that intended to “cause greater destruction than in the Sept. 11 attacks” in a neighborhood surrounding the airport, according to an indictment. It was the first threat against…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Give blood, play rugby

    OK, so I don’t play rugby any more. I had to have Roto-Rooter come in and take care of my left shoulder back in 1992. Apparently, hauling 1200 pounds of woman into a set scrum with one arm takes it’s toll. I do give blood though. I’m O-. That makes me the universal donor. I’ve been donating since 1984. They call me, or track me down somehow, every eight weeks. Once the lady actually saw me on the street in Downtown and dragged me down to the Blood Center. I’m probably down around 5 or 6 gallons of the stuff by now. On the upside, they do mini physicals and…

  • Body for Life

    What the big dog eats…

    The portions are off a little on this plate. This is whole wheat couscous with swordfish in a grapefruit marmalade glaze. The grapefruit marmalade was made from the grapefruit tree in my yard. We jerk spiced it. I mixed a little marmalade with a little olive oil and made a glaze.Here is some Mahi Mahi, cooked up in a non-stick pan with a touch of lime, then I cooked up a Roma tomato with some basil and white kidney beans. Steam a little broccoli and we’re good to go.Here is some chicken andouille sausage with some rice and beans. Small portions of both the rice and beans and sausage. Lots…

  • Body for Life

    I’m building a Body for Life

    One of the silly things that’s in Bill Phillips’ book is a cadence for weight lifting. The cadence is “I’m building” on the negative and “a body for life” on the positive. Sometimes I use it in the gym. Not very often because when you lift the mass that I do, your brain can’t handle more than “PRESS”, or “PULL”! But I’ll find myself doing it on ab work or good mornings or something that I have 10 or more reps to complete. Right now, I feel like I’m building a Body for Life. Boredom is my worse enemy, and I end up spending a ton of time contemplating things.…

  • Body for Life

    Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    This morning’s weigh in: Weight 210 Fat 36.5 BMI 35.9 Just by keeping my head screwed on correctly, things are heading in the right directions. It’s taken me almost four weeks, but I have 8 pounds off of me. I had Dr. Elkind work on my aching hip yesterday. She does ART just like I get at Fitwell. I seem to have a hip flexor/IT band injury. It’s hindered nearly everything I do. Yesterday I broke down and left work early to go see her. While she does the same thing as Fitwell, she’s a lot more intense. Fitwell is a lot more gentle in their approach. Sometimes I just…

  • Wine of the Day

    Drive it like you stole it!

    In a fit of temporary insanity, The Contessa called me last Saturday night and asked for assistance retrieving his new Carrera from the Porsche dealership in Redwood City. Of course, I would help a friend in need, but I’m pretty sure I need to drive the Porsche. OK, Richard Edson is my hero and I felt like him pulling out of the dealership. So the first thing I have to do is get the thing onto Highway 101. That was just screaming scarey. The gears are so tight on that thing. We got up to San Mateo and stopped by 750ml had a beautiful DuNah Chardonney in a flight of…

  • Bush is a Moron,  Corporate Wankers

    Missing the point on immigration

    The right wing of this country is spending oodles of time and money beefing up the border patrols and immigration sweeps and building a freaking ridiculous wall to keep the Mexicans from crossing the borders and taking jobs away from Americans. Except that ship has sailed and the jobs have been already taken away from Americans. Not by Mexicans and Guatemalans and Central Americans swimming across the Rio Grande, but by corporate wankers outsourcing our jobs to India and the Philippines and Pakistan. Not one Guatemalan walked across the Arizona desert to become a title officer for six dollars an hour. Plenty of engineers in India have stayed home and…