Category Archives: Alcohol


Martinis last night. Why martinis? Could it be Mad Men fever? Actually, it was because of Julie and Julia. They were drinking Martinis in just about every scene. So after the movie, Julie and I (the real Julie) went to CostPlus to obtain the paraphrenelia. Then we went to Safeway to obtain the hooch. Then

Music Re-org

I’m re-organizing my music a little bit. I dropped my “Cowboy of Hope” blog and plan to just drop my tunes here as “Pages”. For now the “Music” tab above gives the playlist with everything. I’ll create a dedicated page for each song with liner notes eventually. Here’s the starter page, for my new song

I Was Dancing in an Irish Bar

Saw Jonathan the other night at the Starry Plough. He rocked the house with his classical guitar and his silly songs. I was happy to see a full house this time. The last time we saw him was in Dallas, right after “Something About Mary” came out and there were like 30 or so painfully

Time to Settle in

with a nice expensive Bordeaux and some sweet smelling bud and savor the evening.

Racer 5

O hai. A six of Racer 5 is awesome! Thanks!

Château Briot Bordeaux 2005

Wine Spectator | Editors Picks | Daily Wine Picks | Under $15 | Château Briot Bordeaux 2005 Mmmm, “lead pencil aromas”. For those with a pica-influenced palate, such as myself…

Fausse 2007

Lake Fausse 2007 Wrap up: Gators? Check. Pelicans/herons/loons, etc? Check. Varmits? Check. Paddlefish? Check. Turtles? Check. Lizards? Check. Owls? Check. Midnight kayaking into the infinity? Check. Blazing constellations? Check. Orion pursuing the Pleiades? Check. Shooting stars? Check. Copious quantities of expensive beer? Check. Rock and Roll? Check. All parties present and accounted for? This was

Margarita Recipe

I don’t make a lot of cocktails, but it’s summer time and I like my Margarita recipe, so I’ll share. I basically substitute Limoncello for the Triple Sec, so there’s no orange bottom to the flavor — it’s a pure lemon/lime flavor, one of my favorites. So: 50% Tequila (I don’t know enough to recommend,