Category : Personal

Eating Rogue

The first rule about fight club is that you don’t talk about fight club. The second rule about fight club is that you don’t talk about fight club. Suffice it to say that we had an amazing secret dinner on Saturday night prepared by secret chefs in a secret location and we secretly had an […]

Companion and Niche Blogging Event

Companion and Niche Blogging Event

It’s approaching 9pm last night and I’m in the kitchen attempting to saute shredded brussel sprouts while at the same time keeping an eye on my vegetable soup. This is made slightly difficult because I have the front of the stove half-way open so I can keep an eye on the bruschetta that I have […]

Blogging in the Real World

I first started blogging way back in 2002-2003 on my first site, Exhibit 5a. My intention back then was to be sort of a gallery site where I would feature my own work and also the work of my friends. It wasn’t even a blog when it started – I was manually coding every single […]

Weekend Players

I didn’t spend a lot of time cooking this weekend, mainly because Dr. Fiance and I have been eating leftovers from Friday’s Wash U party. We hosted prospective grad students, current grad students and several faculty members in our home on Friday night. I believe that the idea was that Dr. Fiance and could show […]

Friday Happy Hour: Wine Appreciation

Friday Happy Hour: Wine Appreciation

I used to work with a guy who, without fail, would greet the beginning of each and every week with the same statement: “Mondays…” he would sigh, dropping into a chair in front of his computer. “Mondays.” On Fridays at the other end of the week the same guy would put on his overcoat and […]

Business Maintenance

The lady is out of town this week at a conference, and while I expected to do a lot of cooking while she was gone I’ve found that without her around to share the food I haven’t felt much of a drive to cook. Instead I’ve been eating like a bachelor. Lots of sandwiches (with […]

Creating Sun on a Cloudy Day

Creating Sun on a Cloudy Day

Yesterday I spent some time testing some new lighting techniques (and tweeted about it) and got a number of inquires for more information about what I was doing. I have started to put together a longer post about some of the techniques that I am working on. But as I got into it I realized […]

Party Planning

You know, there was a time when I made things easy on myself. When I entertained I went shopping the morning of the party, picked up some baby carrots and a few bags of chips, a couple of six packs and called it a day. One of my friends once showed me how to turn […]

With Bold Knife and Fork

I’m preparing for a party tomorrow night and won’t have a lot of time to do my daily post today. And lets all pretend that I didn’t do one yesterday either. I did, in fact, cook this week – last night I made a very nice curried lentil dish, the night before that I made […]

Five Reasons Smoking Bans are Awesome

In 2003, New York passed one of the strictest smoking bans in the country. The only place with harsher laws was California, and even then only by a slim margin. I was living in New York at the time, and back then I was also a smoker. One of the things that I used to […]

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