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I ♥ Bacon

January 7, 2007

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

Just in case there was any question, my devotion to bacon is utter and complete. Bacon is a delicious, finicky but patient mistress, and she likes dressing up with everything.



125 Miles, Lamb and a Hot Tub

January 7, 2007

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

Went on a longer ride with my riding buddy Tina. We set out to do 125 miles, and succeeded. Much better than last time. :)



Caught a photo of my favorite piece of Marin real estate too. Not sure how they crammed the hot tub in there, but I’ll bet it results in only good times.




We also saw some delicious lamb:


Distance: 125.1 mi (201.3 km)
Time on bike: 8:33:10
Total time: 9:34


Woot!

Sazerac at Absinthe

January 6, 2007

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

Yum.

I ♥ Bluetooth Trackpad Part III

January 5, 2007

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

It’s supposedly for the PlayStation 3, but I’m going to wager it’s Bluetooth and dammit, it’s $80 instead of $200 and has a regular-old-rectangular trackpad instead of the round one on their last iteration.

The EZ Sends Gifts

January 3, 2007

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

Courtesy of The EZ, a bottle of Balie Nicol Jarvie. Thanks Ezra!

Children of Men

December 27, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in December 2006.

Films about a fascist Britain are nothing new. However, where V for Vendetta was a bludgeon, Children of Men is a scalpel. It is an extremely violent film, the acts coming with neither warning nor celebration; a bleak comment on race relations, globalization, media, surveillance and xenophobia. In contrast with the film’s gray palette, every scene is saturated with detail: photographs, signs, advertisements, sideband messages reminiscent of the Bolex Brothers’ Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb or Graeme Base’s earlier children’s books. Like the latter, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón makes clear his contempt for the current war in Iraq, the hypocrisy of western drug policy and immigration law. Children of Men is not only the best film made in 2006, it is probably the best near future science fiction film made in the past 30 years.

Top of Marshall Wall

December 25, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in December 2006.

C-note

December 25, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in December 2006.

Just finished my first century of the year. Rode up to the Marshall Wall and back. Handy measurement: The top of  the Wall is exactly halfway. Need to practice though, this 8 hours and change thing has to stop.

Distance: 103.9 mi (167.21 km)
Time on bike: 7:55
Total time: 8:35

Waiting for the bridge to open

December 23, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in December 2006.

5.10d + 200 Miles

December 22, 2006

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in December 2006.

Last night I went climbing for the first time in a couple weeks, finally (somewhat) recovered from the Cold. Struggled up my first 5.10d (woo!) and knocked down this 5.10c that had been a thorn in my side. The secret was a faraway single foothold on the other side of the overhang. Janet says I’m just using my feet and/or brain more instead of trying to brute force my way up the wall. She’s mostly right, except for the brain part.

In other news, I just registered for a double century. This is a bicycle ride where you go 200 miles in one day. Only insane people who wear spandex and spend way too much cabbage on bikes do this sort of thing. Now that that’s out in the open, I’ll be stealing some of Nick’s cookies.