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QotD: The Best Blend

March 1, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

What's your favorite blend or brand of coffee or tea?

Coffee: Blue Bottle. Is there anything else?

For tea, I’m torn between PG Tips, Mighty Leaf Darjeeling, or my local favorite teahouse Samovar.

No Weight!

February 24, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

Via Gizmodo: Eggcarton bathroom scale. Rock!

Vox Hunt: Overdubbed

February 22, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

Grace
Jeff Buckley

Audio: If you could sing like anyone, living or dead, who would you choose to sound like?  Share a song of theirs.
Submitted by aa.

Jeff Buckley. No contest.

Farewell, Aquacam

February 22, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

The Aquacam died a horrible salty death this weekend. Ensconced in the back pocket of my jersey, it absorbed a little too much salty moisture over 200 miles even for it to handle. Farewell, you were a great camera.

Dear Google: What is a good water-resistant camera for a sporting fellow?

Google: The Olympus Stylus 725 SW!

DPReview: Not for sale in the US.

Doh.

Edit: Yay! Hopefully ships in time for my birthday…

The voices in my head

February 21, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

Ratatat
Ratatat

So Nick and I were talking on IM about Ratatat today:

ydnar: So we’re riding up back from LA, listening to Ratatat
ydnar: and I could have sworn it had lyrics.
ydnar: Tina commented that it didn’t. I swore I’d heard some
ydnar: Guess the song form is trad rock, so I was imagining them.

Nick O’Neill: It has some samples in it.

ydnar: Right.

Nick O’Neill: I definitely would expect it to have lyrics as well.

ydnar: So we started making shit up. Not lyrics per se, but stuff like “this song totally has a brit pop vocalist whining about his ex-girlfriend.”

Nick O’Neill: And I’m sure it would be true if either of those guys could sing.


Done

February 19, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

200 miles (sandwiched between 1000 miles of driving). Tired. Happy.

  • Official results
  • Time: 16:16
  • Time riding: 13:22
  • Time spent in hot tub post-ride: 00:40

Tina has a longer post recapping the weekend’s events.


climbingrefuelthe ladiesnuclear titsat the hotel. finally.oblig dashboard shotspecially processed ass[orted] meat truckentering hazardous fire areaspam detectorcrashgrapevinebicycles for two


A Double

February 16, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

In a little over an hour, Tina and I will be heading down to SoCal for the Butterfield Double Century. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the Sixaflu that attacked me earlier this week will have been drubbed out of my system by tomorrow morning. I feel well enough to drive, I hope that upward trend continues. Here’s to vitamin C!

Non-Sucky Bluetooth Headphones

February 14, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

Finally, fercrissake (via Gizmodo).

The Vox Phone

February 13, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

HTC Vox officially unveiled (via Engadget). Hah!



A Rainy Saturday Morning

February 12, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

que?
omg bacon!!!
cheese grits




On Saturday, Pista got to run in Alamo Square with Stella in a brief window when it stopped raining. Noshed with Jen and Jay at BlueJay Cafe. Bacon, eggs & blueberry pancakes = teh win. Earlier Pista and I went to the Potrero Sports Basement, and after brunch we went to the Presidio store. Pista had snacked on my black shell jacket (the fifth one if you’re counting) and it was time to get more fodder for the Maw. Hoping for a week’s worth of jacket usage this time.

Spent no money at the 2nd SB visit (yes!) but did drop a lot of coin putting together my costume for Misty’s ever-awesome annual Procrastinator’s New Year’s Eve party. I was the Math Avenger, mild-mannered math professor by day, and smacktalking, derivative-calculating, vigilante superhero by night. Will post more about this in a bit…



Before the trip to Clothes by the Pound, I hit Munroe Motors for the Ducati 1098 launch. They had a single 1098S (apparently the S stands for sold), sandwiches and posters to give away. Most people ignored all of that and just lusted after the new bike. It looks better in person than in pictures. Really, drool.

Edit: Realized this post doesn’t contain any mention of cycling or rock-climbing. I went cycling today with Tina (we rocked a modified combined Fairfax + Paradise loop for a solid 68 miles or so. Did it on the fixie because I’m badass like that the road bike’s in the shop. Sunday weather totally made up for the shitty Saturday. Tyson at American insists my bike will be ready by Tuesday for our double next weekend. Excited!

Edit: Rock climbing!