Archive for June, 2008

Farmstand Gazpacho
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 30, 2008

Evee picked out “this recipe”:http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/FARMSTAND-GAZPACHO-242766 from Parade magazine for Farmstand Gazpacho. Fresh produce from Wegmans and a few custom-picked garnishes (olives, avocado and blurry but yummy shrimp) and we maintained our vacation’s high quality culinary experience.      ====I had to throw in this demonstration of “the famous peeler”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/04/30/3240/ that we picked up in NYC and […]

Wegmans (of course) and The Incredi-Burger Un-box
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, June 30, 2008

Is it a sign of age that many of my trips include visiting key grocery stores, and that my friends/family do the same when the come to see us? We have the headquarters of both Whole Foods and Central Market in Austin that have become (for reals) top tourist destinations. In several cities we visit […]

Detroit Airport Tunnel
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, June 29, 2008

Anyone who has traveled between terminals at the “Detroit Airport”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Metropolitan_Airport has seen “the tunnel”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LightTunnelDetroit.jpg but it was a first for Becky and me. ====

State College, PA
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By becky - Last updated: Sunday, June 29, 2008

Finally made it to State College yesterday, but we were completely exhausted after what turned out to be 12 hours of traveling. Our 6 am flight from Austin to Memphis was diverted to Tupelo because of massive storms (and after a very hairy attempt at landing in our tin can sized plane), then the plane […]

McCain vs Detainees – Really?!?
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By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, June 14, 2008

The press is afraid to fully say it, but I will be glad to call John McCain’s on “his interpretation of the recent SCOTUS ruling”:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080614/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_detainees. When McCain says that the law he helped craft “made it very clear that these are enemy combatants, they are not citizens, they do not have the rights of citizens”, […]

I’m not tired
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By becky - Last updated: Friday, June 13, 2008

Still in love with the Wii Fit, and logging in faithfully almost every day. Sadly, none of my Wii buddies love it as much as I do (or maybe, my Mii is just really boring?)

Wil Wynn On Proposed Energy Efficient Real Estate Program
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, June 12, 2008

For you non-Austinites (and you Austinites that don’t keep up with local politics…I know, that’s redundant) there has been a lot of churn around proposals for new regulation on selling/buying homes in Austin that aspires to increase the energy efficiency of real estate in the area. Most of it has been fodder for the City […]

Wouldn’t You Just Love a Kitten?…This Kitten?
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, June 5, 2008

I heard some strange noises from outside the windows in my bedroom as I was preparing for sleepy-time last night. I went out to find this adorable little girl scared out of her mind, wondering why she was ripped away from his siblings to wander around in this strange place…and why her mommy wasn’t coming […]

Bald Knob Trip, Memorial Day 2008
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2008

I took almost no pictures or video of my trip this weekend to Liberty Valley (outside Bald Knob, AR), but here are a few that’ll give you something other than a blank screen to stare at. On the way out, I came across these candy jewels at a truckstop. They are similarly configured like the […]