Cocktail of the day: The Wushu Watermellon

Cocktail of the day: The Wushu Watermellon

Just the thing to celebrate making it through cold and flu season! 3 parts lemonade (homemade or Simply Lemonade brand) 2 parts elderberry tea, 1 or 2 parts vodka, lots of ice in a big glass, stir. Looks very pretty with the lemonade and the tea separated before you mix it. Looks like a...

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Cupertino Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Cupertino Heirloom Tomato Salsa

I’d gotten it in my head I was going to make some salsa fresca with a variety of heirloom tomatoes. This was something I hadn’t really delved into much due to the limited availability of such in my old digs. But, a few months ago I got some crazy heirloom tomatoes as part of a

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I’ve got a bike!

I’ve got a bike!

And it’s nothing like the one in the song by The Pink Floyd. Godspeed, brother Wright. As mentioned here recently, I have deep-sixed internal combustion and gone back to self-powered 2-wheel goodness. Here’s the hot ride in late night glory, purchased at an awesome bike swap held by...

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Goodbye, Old Friend

Goodbye, Old Friend

The mug I purchased from the BBC shop at Bush House off the Strand while on our honeymoon has lost it’s latest battle with the Kenmore dish washer. The handle surrendered completely, and the hairline crack down the side has become inoperable. The Head of George Harrison weeps.

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fognozzle: My old band has new website

fognozzle live again. In temporary identity of Shredni Vashtar (C’mon, give it up, Saki fans!) we shredded live with exploding light fixtures in day care centers and drum circles in crusty east Oakland warehouses. The current equipment list is none too shabby. Go Pete!

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Thou Shalt Not Question Stephen Fry

Thou Shalt Not Question Stephen Fry

We were going to eat out tonight… after a trip to the book store… So… totally creeped out by the recent article in Harpers about toxic chemicals in your blood and a report on Trans fat that I read… I ventured out with the rest of the fam… and, even though it was a...

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Lance Hahn never paid to play

So, yeah, I’m always the last to know it seems. I heard from about the last person I would expect to hear from that Lance Hahn had died. That news disturbed me and colored these last few day more than I would have thought possible. I only knew Lance a little bit, but liked him

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Today is going to be a good day

Today is going to be a good day

This was my neighbors lawn this morning. If anyone, I thought the guy two doors down who kept telling the trick-or-treaters to stay off his grass would be the one to get nailed. What must these guys have done that was so much worse? Maybe all it took was the hideous yellow SUV in their

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Scarfing Material

Scarfing Material

I spend too much time on the road. Long crazy drives… It’s way too easy to exist on Combos and Slim Jims on the 12-odd hour drive between Knoxville and Brooklyn (um… yes… I’m in one or the other). Otherwise there’s the too many hours to get to a karate...

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I Slam Dunked Last.fm Today

I Slam Dunked Last.fm Today

I don’t know why, but that little piece of spyware just came to irritate me to the point where I finally deleted all of it today. I was quitting out of it every day after I started up. It was starting to bug me that it couldn’t record the individual songs in the radio shows

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Punk Rock and Remember

Punk Rock and Remember

Or, If you were really punk you’d have thrown a full bottle, part 2… I guess. We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen. was on TV today, the Sundance Channel. It was pretty riveting stuff for me… but really a pretty weird documentary. I didn’t really, say, learn anything new about them. There...

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Re-Reading Frenzy

Reposted from the Reading Frenzy Ledger. Help Chloe out! Please donate your used books, comics and zines for an upcoming fundraiser for Ye Olde Reading Frenzy! We’ll be having a used zine smorgasbord during the Portland Zine Symposium (August 11th-12th), and a big book sale as part of our...

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The Worlds Most Boring Man

I found out tonight that John Peel had a rubber stamp that he’d sign off on letters with [in red] that read “John Peel, The Worlds Most Boring Man”. That’s “John Peel” on one line… the rest, centered on the next. All in red. no apostrophes in sight. No...

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Another bird story

Apparently some wood bees had bored there way in to a plank of wood near a knot in the rail on my back deck. Finding this too delicious a bit of wordplay to ignore, a woodpecker decided to blast his way into the board to dig them out. I found the crime scene at around

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