Archive for April, 2009

2009.04.20

Diss the White, but Not Tonight

Normally I dislike white wine. I don’t know what it is about the taste, or feel, or texture on the palate or what, but it just doesn’t do anything for me.

But tonight it’s 11PM and still in the 70s here in San Francisco. I don’t know why… Maybe a high pressure system from the inland valley creeping west instead of our normal eastward-bound climate, or perhaps the fact that it’s one of my best friend’s birthday. I don’t know. For a San Franciscan, though, it’s ungodly hot and so tonight, for possibly the second time in my life, I though, You know what might be nice? A bottle of nice, chilled white wine.

You know what? I was right. RMCA and I popped open a bottle of Chignin Bergeron 2007 and we drank it with chicken in mushroom sauce, potato salad, and tomatoes with basil and goat cheese., all looking out on a city still warm enough to sit shirtless (in my case) on the deck looking out over the City full of lights.

It’s a rare night in San Francisco that is warm enough to sit outside so late at night. Very special. Supposedly it will be the same tomorrow night… I can’t wait. I might generally dislike white wine, but tonight it was the perfect accompaniment to food, conversation and warmth in one of the best cities in the world.

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2009.04.19

A Bevy of Updates

I haven’t written Jack Crap here for a long time now. It’s not that there hasn’t been anything to write about… I’ve just been a lazy SOB. Not that it’s any consolation to me or you, but here’s some tidbits to maybe distract you from noticing it’s been some three weeks since I wrote here last.

Unemployed? Over 11% in California are. Looking for a career change, probably in a more tech/sci direction? Check out MIT’s Open Courseware. They have courses in architecture, biology, electrical engineering and tons more. I don’t know if you get a degree for this sort of thing, but it certainly can’t hurt, and for the whopping price of free you can’t go too wrong, either.

At long last Zombies are getting representation. The Zombie Anti Defamation League is live and active addressing the concerns of the Post Vital as they continue through existence.

When I was a kid in Korea there would come occasions when a friend was going to Japan and would ask if they should bring something back from their trip. The answer was almost always Felix Gum. Allegedly made from whale blubber, this gum could be chewed for days on end with little diminishment of its flavor. In fact we’d have contests. The funny thing is that when I ask my Japanese coworkers about this stuff they look at me like I’m an alien. Well, prepare to be probed because I found Felix Gum here in San Francisco. Behold.

Japanese Felix Gum

Hmm… Many of the other updates I won’t be going over because, well, they’re not that big a deal for this venue. Been to a few parties, hung out with friends, work, etc. I will just try to keep this up now at my more frequent approximation of a post a week. Ciao for now!

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