| February 7, 2013

After a surprising discovery in my refrigerator, I learned something this week: the “best by date” on a package of bacon is more a guideline than a hard and fast rule. What’s more shocking is that I — me, moi — actually left a package of bacon untouched that long. Usually, where I and bacon […]

On the plus side…

| November 6, 2012

I have an amazing bottle of scotch. The Macallan Cask Strength. That’d be 120.2 proof, to you mere mortals. Wake me up in four years. In the immortal words of Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit: If Obama wins, I’ll be as gracious and generous as the Democrats were in 2000 and 2004.

Hot Hot Hot

| February 22, 2010

Jeremy Clarkson may be best known to Americans as the host of Top Gear, which can be seen on BBC America. Aside: I’m not a car guy by any means, yet I record and watch Top Gear almost religiously — it’s simply terrific television. Some segments seem to me to be among the best pieces […]

Coffee, Coffee – Yum Yum Yum

| December 2, 2009

Go here: Mystic Monk Coffee. Find and click on the link for “Jingle Bell Java.” (Look at the bottom right of the main page. (Or click here. Either way.) Order at minimum 20 pounds. It comes in 12 ounce packages, so you’ll have to order at least 27 packages. Don’t argue with me — just […]

Quote of the Day

| November 19, 2009

Amen and amen: Pork is God’s way of saying he also loves Gentiles. Tools of Renewal‘s Steve Graham, via his Twitter feed.

Notes from a Late Night Dinner

| October 15, 2009

I’m not saying it pertains to me. Oh, no, no. But, seriously — Tabasco™ brand Habanero Sauce really, really ought to have a “Do not drink product directly from the bottle” warning label. I’m not joking. (Yes, I am.) I’ve been on a chili kick lately. I’ve done the math (sort of, in my head, […]

Five awesome words

| June 8, 2009

Homemade breakfast burritos for dinner.

Call me late for dinner, just don’t call me…

| December 22, 2008

… an ingrate. Many many thanks to loyal reader MJ, who, having read about my dilemma last week, sprung into action and shipped me six packs of Starbucks ground coffee. It was a complete and much welcome surprise. I figure that’ll get me through the end of the year. I have the Best. Readers. Ever. […]

Crisis Averted

| December 16, 2008

Having acquired a supply of coffee (Folgers Columbian) and freebased the grounds, I should be good to go for the rest of the week. As soon as I stop bouncing off the walls, that is.

Columbian Crisis: Day 2

| December 15, 2008

It’s my second day without coffee. Real coffee, I mean — not the instant decaf I have on hand. Instant decaf is to real coffee as an AMC Gremlin is to a Deusenberg. I don’t know how I could have let this happen. I am sorely tempted to find out what Diet Coke tastes like […]

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