• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Moto Perpetuo, Op. 11

    [youtube dPRWshWq9E4] Paganini wrote that piece because he felt that all of the music written for violin at the time was boring.  Fair enough.  Perpetual Motion.  Not boring.  Arguably the hardest violin piece in the world.  But check this: [youtube 34jnYqxNJNU] That’s a cornet.

  • Body for Life,  Corporate Wankers

    It’s because she’s got the whooping cough and eats margarine

    A little something for the Brother.  And it’s funny as hell. To pick up from where we were yesterday, Food Inc., is about how food arrives to us in this country.  It talks about how McDonalds and such dictate how chickens are to be grown, how beef is to be grown and how food is delivered to us in this country.  I will confess that I could not clean a fish so I had to stop fishing.  I don’t know how I could ever clean a duck or a chicken or a turkey.  I suppose if I had to I would, but I don’t have to so I don’t.  The…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I saw those high-stepping sexy witches, sons of Satan, sons-of-bitches

    Let’s stay in our happy place. Ahhhhh.  Wasn’t that nice?  I said I might discuss what goes on inside the Wine Dog head.  I’ve been thinking about it for about 10 days and I decided that it doesn’t really matter, so here goes. I have had a recurring dream for probably the last 20 years.  It’s simple.  I’m driving.  Originally it was over the Coronado bridge.  Since then it has been along the coast north of Laguna and on a pier in Alaska.  Originally I drove the Mustang and more often than not I am driving the Mustang.  Occasionally I’ll be driving the truck.  Never the BMW but I don’t…

  • Wine of the Day

    Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon

    Time for the Wine Dog to go to her happy place.  Apparently my spelling and grammar are better in my happy place.  Besides they say as long as the first and last letter are correct the human brain can figure out what you’re talking about.  I don’t know what happens when the sentence is “Who dat?”.  And I’m thrilled to see all the commenters.  Serious.  Keep it up.  I love it.  Well most of it. We all know what a great fan I am of Cathy Corison and her really amazing body of work.  Well another guy who is all wrapped up in that story is Phillip Titus.  He is…

  • It's all Reagan's fault,  Rant

    You look so angry as I crawled across your floor

    You know the downfall of this country is going to have nothing to do with Obama.  It’s going to have to do with lack of education, racism and hatred.  Did you know that there are more groups dedicated to racism and hatred in this country now than there were 10 years ago.  We’ve created a culture where it’s ok.  It’s ok to yell “liar” at the President of the United States when he’s delivering his State of the Union address.  If that was ok, then why did no one yell it about the phantom WMD’s?  Or are y’all still jackstepping to Karl Rove and Dick Cheney?  They manufactured intelligence, just…

  • Bush is a Moron,  It's all Reagan's fault,  Stuck on Stupid

    Who’s crying now?

    Well, they did it.  And I really hope they got it right.  The Republican Party does not have any idea what the American people want or need.  They don’t know what our lives are like.  They are rich bastards.  It’s all good for them.  Strangely, I think Carly Fiorina gets it.  She was faced with the worst diagnosis she could have gotten but because of her station in life, her existence was spared. For the most part I think she’s ineffectual and during her tenure, I thought she was what was wrong with HP, but I think she gets what’s wrong.  At the end of the day, I really hope…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Bubba the Blue Doberman,  Dogs

    We all shine like stars

    I’m beat.  Two weeks of 12 plus hour days and no day off.  So today is dog pictures and nonsense.  First up, Britain’s got talent. [youtube -0jNC_w1tSw] The Brother sent me this one.  Oh yeah, he knows this dog.  I don’t. And the Teabaggers show their true colors. And the Borowitz Report. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Don’t Mess With Textbooks www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Reform I’m thinking about sharing the last week’s worth of nightmares.  They’ve been epic.  Murder, mayhem, accidents and freakish occurances.  And no reason other than stress for these strange occurrences.  Needless to say…

  • Dogs,  Home Improvements

    But now it’s full of evil clowns

    I’ve been ridiculously busy.  If I hadn’t woken up at 3am today and decided to get up, you wouldn’t be hearing from me now.  Sometimes something comes through that’s too good to resist.  I give you, last night’s Jon Stewart Show.  I’ve decided to start composting here on the Farm.  Because I don’t have enough to do.  And because it’s the right thing to do considering I rarely even go out on the back 40.  How rare?  Apparently a tree snapped in half and fell on the neighbor’s shed.  He’s probably waiting for me to do something about it, but I didn’t even know it happened.  The good news is…

  • Wine of the Day

    A gopher with a grin

    Have I mentioned my charmed existence?  Yeah, I’m pretty lucky. Last weekend Marcy Gordon, travel writer, wineaux and general good gal invited me and some other wine bloggers up to the Wine Sensory Experience in Calistoga.  I hadn’t had a day off since January 24th so it seemed like a grand idea.  It was also a bit humbling.  T’Anne Butcher, owner and general Mad Hatter put the whole thing together.  There were a total of seven sensory experience that broke down into the various components of aroma and bouquet in wine.  There is a difference.  Hell if I can remember what it is.  Thankfully there’s The Google.  And this is…