Tuesday, August 26, 2008

DNC zagat review

(1-5 starz)
overall, the evening could be described as a yawn, a burp, a nap and a final cherry on top. 2 starz for overall service and presentation. i was very hungry when i went in and left only half full. there were, however, highlights to this lackluster meal. the best choice on the menu was dessert. wrapped in a ravishing pistachio sheath, and tasty beyond belief, this final winner saved the evening. nice presentation, solid and filling. not the best dish i've ever had, but made me want to come back.

a repeated trip to taste the samplings left me feeling better about this new scrappy upstart. luckily i was able to sample the offerings of the fresh delicacies from massachusetts. refreshing, well bodied and sentient. i think this dish has real possibilities. looking forward to see what becomes of this one when given it's proper due. fresh not frozen. 4 starz.
my second course was a thick, juicy montana steak. everything you could want from a good piece of meat. the presentation was big, the taste was big, the cut was big. couldn't finish it, so took home a doggy bag of that big ol' crazazy. 4 starz.
again, dessert ruled this meal. at first glance this looked like a tangerine parfait. beautiful to look at, but probably not going to be very filling. my fellow diners were ecstatic with the presentation, so i eagerly awaited my first bite. it did not disappoint. normally, parfaits are not to my liking. i find them frothy, self-congratulatory and strident. but this dessert lived up to its hype. from the first bite this dish left me feeling excited, moved and i wanted more. an utterly beautiful, powerful and uplifting finish to a very good meal. 5 starz.

why i love the cod. part 2.

1. rum floaters.
2. mildewy cottages with 864 different types of tea cups.
3. marine specialty store in p-town.
4. cooking a whole salmon in a beach bonfire.
4.a. hobo dinners
5. ocean, bay, pond and pool. infinite choices to get wet. (but not in like a dirty way.)
6. friends i love.
7. outdoor showers.
8. a roaring fire in the fireplace on a chilly august night.
9. chipmunks caught in a birdfeeder.
10. waking up at 5:45 to see the sunrise from the deck.
11. staying up til 9:45 to watch the red moon rise from the deck.
12. joe's sauce.
13. ice cream from that place in truro.
14. going to the drive-in for the first time in 20 years.
15. reading 4 plus books.
16. no tv. no computer. and barely a phone.
17. walking through fields in barnstable.
18. remembering why i am so blessed.

why i love the cod. part 1.

Monday, August 11, 2008

acting 101

this is stoopid. but i like it. must have volume on. wait for it...

Friday, August 8, 2008


OK. here's the deal. i liked edwards. would have voted for him for pres. i don't have a problem with people making mistakes. what i hate are liars. and what i hate more is a qualifying liar whose wife is dying of cancer:

per ABC news:

Edwards said he told his wife, Elizabeth, and others in his family about the affair in 2006.

"She was mad, she was angry, I think furious would be a good way to describe it," Edwards said.
Edwards made a point of telling Woodruff that his wife's cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter. Elizabeth Edwards has since been diagnosed with an incurable form of the disease."

really? well, then i guess it makes it more palatable that she was in remission. hmmm, as long as she had her hair back, wasn't puking in a bucket while being poisoned by chemo to try to save her life, i guess that makes it ok. he must have been going through a really hard time.

fuck you, you sorry piece of shit.

suck it nazis and leni riefenstahl

zhang yimou just kicked your sorry aryan ass. thank you also cai guo giang for blowing shit up. the most amazing opening ceremony i have EVER scene.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

the best tv show ever

other than the wire.
planet earth.
the sir david attenborough version.
mother of christ. it's kinda too much. way better than nova.

Monday, August 4, 2008

proustian moment

he had his cookie. i have this
i just removed my fixed retainer after flossing and one side became unglued. this retainer was implanted when i was in seventh grade. been told by every dentist to have it removed, but since i don't have "dental" it just seemed too costly. the only thing holding my bottom teeth together now is tartar and regret.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

words i hate part 1

1. clam
2. whimsical
3. in a sense (when used all together)
4. perfunctory
5. endive (cause i never know how to pronounce it)
6. worm
7. herb (when pronounced with an H)
8. myriad (cause no one uses it correctly, they always say "of" after)
9. pithy
10. chicanery

if these were used like this i would burn my nipples off:

i hate to be so pithy, but in a sense, i felt like a worm. perhaps it was a bit of chicanery on my part when i created this whimsical recipe of endive and clam salad but it just seemed so perfunctory when i looked at the myriad of herbs staring at me.

please feel free to send your hateful word connections to me. i promise nothing will be burned.

beach etiquette

when one arrives to the beach, without question, one parks far away from this.
so, why is it that every time i go to the beach alone they park their sorry screaming asses 16 centimeters from me????
maybe it's because i'm topless.