Monthly Archives: October 2008

Halloween 2008

It’s me birthday today.  Oh, yes, it’s also Halloween.  We had a little evening party planned, for which I procured a bunch of snacks from Trader Joe’s and decorated the house with candles, flameless and otherwise.  Things went south at … Continue reading

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Fancy butter

The subject today is specialty butter.  If you go into a gourmet or specialty food shop and check out the butter section you’ll notice smaller, colored packages of pricey fancy butters, usually European or European-style, containing more butterfat and less … Continue reading

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Fog in the East Bay

It was a foggy evening.  Fog is no stranger to the East Bay, but I can’t remember when I’ve seen such thick fog meandering around from bay to hills.  When Steve walked Berry, they had a good time with it … Continue reading

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Usinger’s Wurst

Our Usinger’s Wurst order arrived today, so we had German pork products for dinner.  This is a place we always wanted to order from for Christmas, but thought better to first do a trial run to make sure things are … Continue reading

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Snacking taters

Small red potatoes make a great snack.  Steam them for about 5 minutes, allow to cool, and serve with a dipping sauce.  Treat them gently so you don’t tear the skins – they’re prettier for service that way.  A simple … Continue reading

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Cruising, part II

The Princess Patter – a daily newsletter delivered to your stateroom – really got down to business in terms of activities today.  Yesterday’s served as an information clearinghouse for the cruise, overall, indicating nightly dress codes and how the dining … Continue reading

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Cruise to Mexico

Today my Mother and I hopped in a cab and headed for Pier 35 in San Francisco for a Mexican Riviera cruise.  We kind of hopped.  I had two large suitcases and a luggage cart loaded with my laptop, good … Continue reading

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Nowhere bridge

I told Netflix thanks, but no thanks, to that Bridge on the River Kwai movie they keep sending.  Here’s a reminder that the Vice Presidential debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin is on tonight at 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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Forgive me – couldn’t help it

Here’s a partial list of the publications Sarah Palin reads regularly: The Sand Mountain Reporter, Alexander City Outlook, Andalusia Star-News, The Anniston Star, Arab Today, Athens News Courier, Atmore Advance, Alabama Messenger, Birmingham Business Journal, Centre Cherokee County Herald, Citronelle … Continue reading

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