Sunday, January 30, 2005

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Wine tasting last night. Inexpensive in bottles (Smoking Loon Merlot $6/750 ml.) vs. really inexpensive in vacuum boxes (Black Box Sonoma Cy Merlot $16/4 liters). 3 of each type. Interestingly, at least to traditionalists, both types came out about the same. Also interestingly, they all were drinkable but, to say the least, unremarkable.
Dinner featured cassoulet, a product of two loving, careful days of preparation. May I say "Behold!" one more time?

Sunday, January 23, 2005

In the spirit of reconciliation on this cold January Sunday, we present a recent photograph of two candidates for the Office of President of The United States (POTUS). One of them is at the rostrum, speaking; the other, somewhat hidden by a large Texas head covering, appears slightly unhappy. Too bad.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Mieko and her colleague, Francoise, have been quite busy for the last few months, getting something ready for the Spring Selling Season. You'll have to ask her for the details, but here's a hint:

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Every four years, on the 20th of January. . .Behold!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Here is a photo from Hilton House recently :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

We've been in the midst of 40 days and nights of rain. It may be prophetic. In any case, when it rains a lot in California, things slide and fall from the top of hills to the bottom. Behold!

Now we're getting thunder and lightning. Blub

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Five years it took. Five years of looking, thinking, planning, executing, choosing, guessing, hoping, and sometime praying. But the house is built, we and the cat are esconced therein, and Daruma-san has received his other eyeball.


Saturday, January 01, 2005

Akemashite omodeto gozaimasu.

On a more serious note, here's a pic from Thailand during the tsunami last weekend. No comment is necessary (unless it's been photoshopped.) Scary.

Update: Turns out it probably is of another event; might even be a Tidal Bore.