sent back my broken 7yo speakers to audioengine. they promised to fix or replace for $80. luckily they were unfixable so i got an upgrade from the previous model.

Braised short ribs from scratch is my goal for a holiday meal. Probably veal stock, depending on the recipe and what bones i can get. I hope there is a heavy pot for the braise. Also, i forgot to pack my knife sharpening stones. I was hoping to do a mass sharpening on all the nice but dull knives in the kitchen.

Nothing says Christmas like Fum! Fum! Fum!

its the most wonderful time of the year --- oscar screener leak season!

rainbow grocery SF

Maybe Shulgin was right, new quantum model suggests universe is infinitely old.


J G-R teaching what cant be taught

asking $12 million for 4 storied 125 rivington

was looking forward to this little upscale takeout deli a few buildings down. now ill have to see if i can afford it. 

The must beautiful schroom I have ever cooked....

NYC/Portland to build wood high-rises

does anyone have an Indian cookbook to recommend or have an Indian cookbook author they love? anything here?

I know its a big country with many styles. choice guide and this is called "the best ever..." in the title and get confirming reviews.

bent trees

benjamin german/english

"Lidar-derived digital elevation model of the Willamette River... showing the dynamic movements the river has made in recent millennia."

High resolution PDF available here.

Just watched A Very Murray Christmas last night on netflix. A Sofia Coppola directed christmas special starring Bill Murray, Im sure you have heard about it. It's a great piece of work, dark mood and super casting. The bartender was played by David Johansen's alternate identity Buster Poindexter and he did a bang up job. recommended!!!

I would only add that you may want to hold off a little closer to the 25th or when ever your tree goes up to secure the proper seasonal vibe.  

potato gun / bait cannon


Maybe funniest guy ever...?

Tualitin Chickpeas + Bok Choy +  Tail & Trotters Chile Verde Sausage

i have no sense of what good ramen is but ive had mr. taka twice recently. second time was better.