The following entries were written in the Food category:

Caffeine and Corn Syrup

Posted on September 20th, 2007 9:30 AM | Comments (0) | Pings (0)

Four years ago, I talked about giving up Dr. Pepper. Well, that didn’t really work out at the time, nor on the numerous occasions I’ve tried since. But I’m trying again, this time coming at it from the angle of…

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Posted on June 30th, 2007 4:00 AM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

A few notes for this half-forgotten weblog.

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Returning from Paris

Posted on March 26th, 2007 7:18 PM | Comments (0) | Pings (0)

So I’m back from Paris. When I uploaded a picture of my luggage to Flickr yesterday and wrote, “Coming back with more than i left with”, I guess it meant more than I thought.

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Posted on February 4th, 2007 2:03 AM | Comments (4) | Pings (0)

I saw The Fountain last night. I think the people I saw it with didn’t appreciate it as much, but I enjoyed quite a bit.

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Farm 255

Posted on November 17th, 2006 4:20 PMPings (0)

Before I forget completely, I wanted to mention just how awesome farm 255 is. It’s a restaurant in Athens that I went to twice while there for ISWC last week, and it’s everything a restaurant should be.

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Attack of the Spinach

Posted on September 15th, 2006 11:05 PMPings (0)

Turning on the television just now, four sequential stations had concurrent news coverage about the E. coli infested spinach fiasco. Maybe the DHS should bump the threat level or something.

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Allston Yards

Posted on July 31st, 2006 9:41 PMPings (0)

Matt, Simon, Katia and I went to Sunset in Boston this past weekend where we had yards of beer. After years of talking about it, I finally had a yard of Guinness.

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Bands and Beer

Posted on May 6th, 2006 12:06 AMPings (0)

“We’ve basically traded bands for beer,” he said. It’s true; what bands were to us growing up, beer has become.

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Extreme Beer, 2006

Posted on February 13th, 2006 4:53 PMPings (0)

On Saturday Ben, Kat and I went to Beer Advocate’s 3rd Annual Extreme Beer Fest. I think I agree with Ben that this year’s festival wasn’t nearly as creative as last year’s. There was a lot of similarity in the offerings, and the beer overall didn’t seem so much “extreme” as simply “strong”.

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Beer, Continued

Posted on January 11th, 2006 12:32 AMPings (0)

With over a hundred dollars of new beer, what I really needed was a nice rack to hold it all. Of course, now that I have the rack, it looks rather empty and so I think I’ll need to pad out my supply of large-bottle beers and belgian beer glasses.

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Thanksgiving (with Photos)

Posted on November 25th, 2005 10:46 PMPings (0)

Last Saturday we had a great early Thanksgiving in Providence before everyone left town to be with their families, and this week I’ve spent the actual Thanksgiving holiday with family in DC. Photos are now online.

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Green Living

Posted on November 1st, 2005 9:44 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (1)

Discussing consumer electronics with Tim earlier today, and then consumerism and Wal-mart, finally leading to peak oil and consumption, I was startled by his reaction to the problem. Startled because despite the fact that I think about these things a lot (likely a significant portion of my life, recently), it’s all become rather muted with repetition. Tim’s reaction brought the impact of the situation flooding back to me.

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New England Beer

Posted on October 30th, 2005 11:33 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

Kat and I went to the New England Beer Festival yesterday and it was a lot of fun. I think that overall the Belgian and Extreme Beer Festivals had better themes, with potential for better beers, yet the quality of the New England beers was high and consistent.

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Sea Kayaking

Posted on October 16th, 2005 7:10 PMPings (0)

Just got back from a weekend of Sea Kayaking in Maine. It was cold, wet, and windy. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Santa Monica’s Priuses

Posted on September 17th, 2005 7:55 PMPings (0)

I went to Jamba Juice yesterday (jamba jamba jamba!), and in a parking lot of thirteen spaces, there were three Priuses, plus the one I was driving in. Of course, there were four or five SUVs, but I’m just blown away at how many Priuses there are here. Even more than the dense numbers I see everywhere else. Which is very cool.

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Summer Solstice

Posted on June 11th, 2005 12:32 PM | Comments (3) | Pings (0)

The summer season is upon us, and the solstice is just a week and a half away. Just in time, I’ve discovered Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema. It’s simply wonderful.

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The Breweries

Posted on May 2nd, 2005 2:03 AMPings (0)

We ended up visiting Shipyard in Portland, Maine, Otter Creek/Wolavers in Middlebury, Vermont, and Magic Hat in Burlington, Vermont. We also stopped at the Great Lost Bear for lunch on Wednesday. Here’s a rundown of where we went, and what we drank.

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Beer Tour

Posted on April 27th, 2005 9:02 AM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

Lauren hit town yesterday, and today we’re off for a beer-tour of New England. So no posting at least until the weekend. Probably.

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Extreme Beer

Posted on January 30th, 2005 8:40 PMPings (0)

Nate and I went up to Boston on Saturday to attend Beer Advocate’s Extreme Beer Fest.

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Posted on January 3rd, 2005 3:34 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

Walked down to Izzy’s in the rain last night, and enjoyed the assorted 2am crowd.

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The Year in Review

Posted on December 31st, 2004 9:02 AM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

The year has somehow snuck past me, and is about to become nothing more than a memory. Just as I was getting really comfortable writing 2004 — with the 4 dropped down, so that the vertical stroke becomes a descender below the baseline. It just made me happy to write it. And now I’ll have to get used to writing 2005. Bleh. Herewith, a summary of what I’ve done this year.

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Posted on December 23rd, 2004 6:01 PMPings (0)

Went to Father’s last night with Lauren and had some excellent beer.

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More Beer

Posted on December 16th, 2004 1:05 AMPings (0)

Nate and I just bought tickets for the Extreme Beer Fest at the Cyclorama in January.

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Posted on November 24th, 2004 8:39 AMPings (0)

And now, two days of thanksgiving.

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Beer Pictures

Posted on November 9th, 2004 1:55 PMPings (0)

The photos from the Beer Festival are online.

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Beer Festival

Posted on November 7th, 2004 2:01 PMPings (0)

The Beer Festival was excellent. Joining Simon, Ben and I were Cate, Amanda and Christian. There was some confusion as to where tickets were to be purchased/picked up, but after that, things went smoothly for the most part.

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Posted on November 5th, 2004 10:00 PMPings (0)

And now, I’m off to Boston to attend the Belgian Beer Festival.

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Posted on September 24th, 2004 5:11 AMPings (0)

So who knew? Richard at Father’s Office grew up in New England and used to bartend at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine.

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Posted on September 3rd, 2004 9:51 AM | Comments (6) | Pings (0)

And then of course there was the incident of the €1,700 dinner bill.

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Posted on June 17th, 2004 6:57 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

So Simon and I drank yards together last night at Sunset. On the topic of beer, as of today I’m making my beer drinking habits (“problem”?) public for all to see. I’ve started generating graphs of total beer consumption, beer types, and locations of drinking. Also, the list of beers these graphs are generated from are available as a text file, or as a hacked-up, work in progress, RDF file.

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Posted on November 5th, 2003 11:54 AM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

This is the sixth day since I’ve had a Dr. Pepper (or any other soda).

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Posted on September 13th, 2003 4:14 AM | Comments (3) | Pings (0)

Gary and I went out for dinner at BJ’s tonight followed by a stop at Diddy Riese and then back to Santa Monica where we ended up at Father’s Office. It was a night of some good beer.

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