Monthly Archives: February 2011

Robin Deacon – Home Page This is an awesome photo of my Best Man

Robin Deacon – Home Page

This is an awesome photo of my Best Man

sarahb: castthisfamily: Father/Son, Voice Edition: Jim Carter…

sarahb:

castthisfamily:

Father/Son, Voice Edition: Jim Carter (Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey), Liam Neeson

We plowed through Downton Abbey in two days last week, and this was on my mind the entire time. (If you haven’t seen it yet, get to Netflix instant and I’ll talk to you in 24 hours.)

I met Jim Carter when I was my school’s team captain on ‘Starstrider’. Big chap. Deep voice. Silly hat, but that came with the job I think.

sarahb: I cannot think of a time in my life when the opening…

sarahb:

I cannot think of a time in my life when the opening notes of this song haven’t made my spirits soar.

Cassie and I always sing the line “to do the lawn-dree” at the relevant time.

New Host

So, here we are on a new host, and I hope everything is working. I’ve upgraded to WordPress 3.1 in the process, and everything seems fine.

Please take a look around, and let me know if you find anything wrong.

Angry Farm is an Angry Birds knockoff for BlackBerry Plus only…

Angry Farm is an Angry Birds knockoff for BlackBerry

Plus only teenagers and MBAs have Blackberries

minimal linux : via main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-cdn.com |…

minimal linux : via main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-cdn.com | Too…

Should really fire up the Linux box and update – but then what?

Katman: Teh Dark Kitteh – Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures…

Katman: Teh Dark Kitteh – Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures of Cats – I Can Has Cheezburger?

Yes it’s a goddamn lolcat

Lydia Leith — Royal Wedding Sick Bag Blue Worried you might…

Lydia Leith — Royal Wedding Sick Bag Blue

Worried you might throw up as the sovereign parasites cavort while spending your money? Concerned that the groom’s half-brother might dress up as a Nazi again? Sickened by this anti-democratic anachronism?

The Royal Wedding Sick Bag is here!

p.s. she did visit a bomb site in the East End though so that makes it all right.

Parlor Car: 1905 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive California…

Parlor Car: 1905 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive

California High-Speed Rail trains will look like this.

Artisanal Soda-Pop Review Fun Time

As soon as I tasted “Taylor’s Tonics Eggnog Fizz Family Brew 2010″, I knew we were in familiar territory. I was lucky enough to get bottle #21 of 21, as a gift from Taylor himself. I’m sorry I left it so long before tasting, but with complex and subtle flavors such as these, it’s best to let the brew mature and age, so as to maximize the experience.

I twisted the cap off. It was a twist-off cap, so it only hurt a medium amount.

Bouquet: Straight away you can tell this is classic Taylor’s Tonic. The vanilla marches in first, followed meekly by the clove. The cinnamon is never far away and of course the ginger lingers on past its bedtime.

Mouthfeel: Liquid.

Flavors: As this is a variation of the Taylor’s Tonics varieties now available in your local artisan soda store, Whole Foods, or cool cafe, many of the flavors are familiar. But what an exciting new blend! First off, it is brewed with

honest to goodness filtered snow from Yosemite Park

which gave it an impressive mountainous forest of deliciousness from the first sip. Echoing the bouquet, the vanilla and nutmeg give a warm roundness to the eggnog flavor, and the ginger and clove give a spicy richness.

Suggested pairings: best consumed fireside, wearing a sweater with a snowflake design.

Another Taylor’s Tonics classic!