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Thursday, November 27, 2008
We were invited for Thanksgiving Dinner with friends in Sonoma. It was quite a spread.
As always this time of year, there are a lot of stories about American overeating on Turkey day. A typical story reports that the average consumption is 4,500 calories and half of if from fat. That is average - as in - you need a lot of people to eat more than that to maintain the average. I am proud to say that I am among those who are pulling up the curve. I am guessing that I was somewhere north of 6000 calories just during the dinner proper.
Sigrid's wild rice and mushroom soup was our contribution to the feast. With a cream and butter base, it is probably good for 1,000 calories all by itself. I had two helpings.
Main course. Stuffing, mashed potatoes (with onions - yum), gravy, creamed corn, spinach, biscuit, and yes - I grabbed a drumstick. Unseen - yams and cranberries that were added for seconds.
Lee's bourbon pecan pie with homemade whipped cream. My job is done. The average is safe for another year.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Power went out and the building is surrounded by fire trucks (ok - there are two).
Fire trucks are gone, but still no power. Cell phone camera still works though.
UPDATE: False alarm. When the power goes out in the building, it trips the fire alarm. Seems like a bug that needs fixing. Power back. Uploaded better pics.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I have no idea if this writer has any particular insight into the direction The City eventually takes with our golf courses. But if he is right, Sharp Park is done. While that would be disappointing, if, as he speculates, that means Lincoln Park lives on and is improved, I could live with it.
Sharp Park Golf Course seems set to close
Greg Quiroga-S.F. Golf Examiner
"Now that the election is over we may finally see some movement on this issue. Here's my call: San Francisco will keep Lincoln as an 18-hole course, but with the goal of making it actually profitable. There is no place to readily convert Lincoln to a usable 9-hole course, and build soccer fields. The place is too hilly, and any layout that would make for a good 9 would include the flatest fairways. Sharp Park will be sacrificed to the naturalists and soccer fields. There are lots of flat fairways to choose from to create soccer fields while still leaving plenty of space to create a large buffer zone around the wetlands habitat.I could be wrong. Either way, you should get out and play Sharp Park course while you can. Winter is on the way, and those wetlands are only going to get wetter this year."
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
UPDATE: It appears that the only thing I voted for that passed was the train. So it goes. Congratulations to Obama and the Obamites! We all have high hopes.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
A perfect table and...
a warm night with a great setting.
A toast from the host among friends.
Squash soup starter, then...
foie gras (of course) and...
steak au poivre.
What more could a Frenchman ask?
Note: This is a Charlie Chaplin mustache, not - you know - that other guy.