Sunday, October 26, 2008

Update on Wine Blogging

Our thirst for wine knowledge continues. Highly recommended: Dr. Vino's wine blog. Passes muster, but nothing exciting: The Pour (yet another NYTimes-branded blog). And we're looking at WineAccess--maybe even their monthly plan--for real-world experience with some new wines.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Daily Beast

The news-websites we watch on a daily basis are essentially HTML-ified newspapers with slide shows and videos tucked in and around the news copy. This site actually makes an effort to be multi-media and may have the chops to replace the e-newspaper in our daily browsing. May.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Matt Taibbi Rocks

The intensity of this anti-Palin rant is awe-inspiring. Easily the best rant we've read this election cycle. And then he goes and does one better by knocking Byron York off his feet and nearly off a cliff!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fall in New England

A shout out to Autumn Hills Orchard, an IPM orchard near Boston full of crisp apples, the occasional turkey, and a farmer who quipped that if global warming keeps pace, he'll soon rip out the apples and raise papayas and mangoes instead.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

For those of you in Massachusetts

Should we cut education, healthcare, and infrastructure funding by 40-60% across the commonwealth?

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Restaurants Are Sexist

So says Frank Bruni over at the Times:

A man is more likely to care about being greeted rapturously and treated like an insider, according to the restaurateurs and servers I interviewed.

A woman is more likely to take offense if the restrooms are cramped, ugly and messy. She’s also more likely to appreciate color and playfulness in a restaurant’s design, while there’s more risk that a man will be cool to that.
We've noticed this, of course. We were not aware funding was available for crappy writing about an inane phenomenon, though.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Philadelphia Murals

from NYTimes.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Awesome Coffee

Over brunch at Church this weekend, we liberally imbibed the best coffee ever. We're told it is Kahve brand, although they didn't tell us which of these selections they brew.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Banned Books Week

Was this week. Read a banned book.

Tunes from Urban Outfitters

We always like the idea of free music. BUT, we're having trouble playing these in FireFox.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Karin Rosenthal, Photographer

Saw some of Karin Rosenthal's work on display in a doctor's office, of all places. Good stuff, though: