Archive for April 2011

Google Barber autocomplete

April 23, 2011

You’ve probably seen the United States of Autocomplete.  I thought it’d be fun do something similar with the 6 Barber sibs’ names.  Google spat out 6 results I have never heard of.   As if last Thursday wasn’t reminder enough of how old I’m getting.  Can anyone help me out with who the heck these people are?  The winner will get a box of chocolates, homemade brownies and a quilt I just finished.  Or written recognition here on the blog.








Microwave milestone

April 22, 2011

I just used the microwave without having to hold the door shut for the entire cooking time for the first time in about 4 years.

Extreme NIMBY-ism

April 20, 2011
A little background.  In a recent chapter of the SF coffee wars, the Blue Bottle plan to set up a kiosk in Dolores Park was rejected after complaints of the “commercialization” of the city-owned park (led by *ahem* coffee shops that abut the park borders).  Now do-gooder La Cocina (read mission statement here) plans to open a kiosk in said park….  and apparently the mother of all NIMBY protests is being planned.  Or is it?  I can’t imagine anyone really showing up for this.  Or maybe some La Cocina genius is behind this to drum up sympathy and avert Blue Bottle’s fate?
(from Eater:)

“Puke in” Rallies Against La Cocina in the Park


You may wish to avoid Dolores Park this Saturday from 2 p.m. onwards. The infamous John Rinaldi a.k.a. Chicken John is hosting a “puke in” to terrorize the anticipated new La Cocina trailer with Yucatecan street food vendor Chac Mool as its first occupant. “We are going to collectively lose our lunch on a trailer this weekend. I’ve hired a photographer to document it. To show other potential stores in the park what happens when you sell the park out. When you try to be an agent of Control. When you steamroll people,” says Chicken. There’s also a “puke in” Facebook page you can “Like” if you feel so inclined.

debate strategy

April 16, 2011

I learned a new technique to use on Dan the next time we disagree on something.  I can’t wait to put this into practice.  Kabuki Theaters here we come!   [only 27 odd seconds long]

Week in review

April 7, 2011

Is it still snowing in Salt Lake? Really?

We had a great time there, especially since we haven’t seen that kind of precipitation since … we don’t know when.

“It’s nice to have a good uncle and a silly uncle.” Thank you Silas Andrew! Dan now has a new nickname.

Dan says: Goals of the week (tie) = Simon Dawkins and Khari Stephenson. We could have used that kind of quality in Madrid. And by “we” I mean: COYS! Not that I’m too upset, mind you. As the gent in front of me at the pub said, “I expect we’ll lose, but I’m really excited about this.” He said that before Peter Crouch lost his frackin’ mind, mind you.

Maverick has the BEST fried chicken in San Francisco. Mind my words.

Site of the week.

Island of the week:

Rapa Iti

Lesson of the day

April 5, 2011

If you share a Google calendar with your partner and add a Neonatology “journal club” meeting as:

630 pm Neon J Club

… he might think you have made dinner plans.