I work for a big company now, and this is on one of the purchasing forms I have to fill out. (The X is my addition.) Questions: Can men own minorities too? Do you think they carry them at Staples? And what does “disadvantaged” mean when it’s separate from race, sex and disability?
The Emmys were, in general, so boring that even though I was stuck on a plane with a limited number of channels and nowhere else to go, I still ended up watching people race food trucks instead, but this opening number, featuring pretty much everyone on TV, is fantastic and you really have to watch … Read more
That’s right, plural! (Peppers are fruit, right?) Just back from Florida, where everything grows, to find my tomatoes as close to thriving as they have ever come. I counted nineteen total– counting these– including two on Confused Tomato (they are, predictably, confused) and I am starting to feel dangerously optimistic about my chances of success … Read more
We went up to Murphy’s last weekend and, as is our habit, came back with some wine. Among other things (and after looting a wine cave with some pirates) (more on that later), we acquired a case of Chatom Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, a favorite since we had it in a local restaurant and decided we … Read more
As I have mentioned, my foray into early-morning bootcamping left me with one moderately damaged Achilles tendon, which I have been slowly nursing back to health by not doing any running and coming up with reasons to avoid swimming. But break time is just about over, because I made it 45 minutes on the elliptical … Read more
One of my tomatoes became ripe! And I ate it! It was delicious! Huzzah!
No shoes this week, because I’m sneaking out early to head to the foothills to go drink wine with a bunch of people dressed like pirates* who may or may not be wearing tasteful boots.** Instead, I give you a Tour Of Things On The Internet. Are these people serious? Because, on the one hand, … Read more
Or: Why I shouldn’t buy earrings online without a ruler at hand. I swear, when I bought these, I had in mind that they were about half this size. Which would be cute, right? I love the kind of raw-stone look they’ve got going on. Unfortunately, I don’t love the way they yank my earlobes … Read more
I seemed like things were finally looking up, here on San Mateo’s smallest and least successful tomato farm. The herbs are coming up like crazy,* new little tomatoes were appearing on the plants on a semi-regular basis** and there is one tomato that is actually, genuinely turning red: It’s hard as a little rock, but … Read more
The tasteful men’s pirate boot: Fact or fiction? Solid fashion plan or fevered sartorial nightmare? I would have said the former, which is why, when I did this Shoefinder I didn’t even try. But my failure has been bothering me, and that, combined with the fact that we are going to a winery pirate party … Read more