Saturday, January 31, 2009

So it's been, what, six months since I started trying to get off the pop?! At this point I'm drinking one or two a day. Most of my caffeine is coming from FRS and, yes, coffee. We do have a coffee maker, which in the past had only been used by guests. I actually had to read the manual to figure out how to make coffee.

I have an actual plan: one a day for a couple weeks, then one every other day. And at the end of the month, I'm done.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Joshua Tree

I've busy with my mother-in-law in town, who enabled us to go to Joshua Tree last weekend, sans kids! It was awesome, and I highly recommend it.

I'm also painting the bathroom purple, attending my second Restore Hetch Hetchy board meeting tomorrow, and trying not to get my hopes up that kitchen remodel is still on...

Oh, almost forgot -- I got a new job, too (fundraising, PR at a non-profit).

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The latest from RHH

Great article on Restore Hetch Hetchy in the East Bay Express.

In related news, did anyone else find it ironic how Diane Feinstein was going on and on about that painting of Yosemite Valley at the post-inaugural luncheon?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"just put down the food"

Linda turned me on to MeMe Roth, an anti-obesity activist. Her attitude and arguably extreme views piss people off, but it's because she herself is so pissed that we're slowly killing our children.

I'm also enjoying Dietribe, even though it's yet another freakin reality show.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Best announcers: Vin Scully. Oh yeah.

Vin Scully is clearly, obviously, the best announcer of all time. Any list like this that didn't put him at #1 would be have absolutely zero credibility.

Of course, Bob is in the top 10, so that's good, too. But this guy at #31 is a total douche bag.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fun at the old ballpark

Suspension of disbelief

You really need a lot of it to watch 24 this season, if the first four hours are any indication. Let's see... Tony is not dead because of ...some kind of... injection? And U.S. air traffic control, water plants and electricity are all behind one firewall? OK. And that's just scratching the surface.

Speaking of 24... you really need to be at least as far to the right as Joel Surnow to put up with living in the Midwest if there's nothing else stopping you from living in California.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More miscellany

We really need to go here soon...

If you put a glass bottle full of liquid in the freezer, set a timer to remind yourself to take it out.


Friday, January 02, 2009

This year I will...

Everyone knows resolutions don't work. So this year I thought I'd try something a little different: a new monthly resolution, x12. Here's a draft:

January: eat fewer processed foods (see "now reading" at left)
February: completely stop drinking diet pop
March: cut way back on sugar
and so on...

We'll see how it goes.