June 24th, 2006


I have to know...

Is the 12-year Lagavulin at Korova really worth $35 for a double? The 16-year is $10... which is about right. If the 12-year is really that spectacular, I'll try it... but maybe I should buy a bottle at liquor store prices rather than a double at bar prices. Any comments from the peanut gallery?

Happily, my delayed departure into the downtown evening meant I got to hang out with Jack and Shane after the thespian adventure. I'm glad I got out there, since otherwise I would just have been twiddling my thumbs at home.
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Do snails bark?

Very soon after I woke up, I had to contemplate that very question, as I was sitting downstairs and a barking sound came from the general vicinity of the snail tank. Twice.

I got up and peeked past the windowshade, and discovered the source of the barking was a small, black dog, standing on the walk right in front of my window. No humans were visible from that vantage point. I went and put on my bathrobe and opened the front door, and a small orange cat darted down the driveway and across the street. No sign of the dog. Perhaps he'd transmogrified.

JP answered my "Is the Lagavulin 12-year worth $35?" txt message at about 3am, apparently; the periodic "You still have a message" beep woke me at 7. His answer? "No." Glad I skipped it. :-) Fell asleep again, and woke up a few hours later when my father told me it was time to wake up. Nope, he's not here. Can't recall any particular details of the dreams that convinced me I was asleep, not just lying awake in bed.

Right now watching Germany trounce Sweden, and looking forward to Mexico-Argentina on ESPNHD at 2:55. Care to join me?
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Speaking of breakfast...

Originally uploaded by mhaithaca.
Here's last Sunday morning's breakfast from the camping trip, complete with Rooster Hill Farms eggs and bacon, home fries made from Valley View farm stand onion and potatoes, and yes, a can of haggis inherited from John and brought back from New Orleans last month.

This was the only meal I cooked on the propane stove and griddle, though Stephen used the griddle for Saturday's pancakes, too. I did all of my burger and steak grilling on an open fire, and I'm glad I did. Steaks come out OK on the Coleman, too, but I think they're better on a wood fire.

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