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Fixed table…

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 by calixton

…and fixed chair. At UC Berkeley’s Freedom of Speech Movement Café the tables and chairs on the outdoor deck are firmly bolted down. This ensures that the concrete tables won’t topple over and the wooden seating won’t be stolen, but it also imposes a strict order on the students who congregate there—no more than two […]

My Tour of Italy…

Monday, May 12th, 2008 by calixton

…on a plate at Olive Garden on Mother’s Day. For mom’s day this year, Miss T and I took my folks out for lunch. Mom’s choice? Olive Garden. From what I understand, on weekends, Olive Garden is a zoo—on Mother’s Day, it’s a zoo-and-a-half. But, any restaurant, nationwide-Italian-casual dining-chain or otherwise, is a Mother’s Day […]

The Kitchen…

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 by calixton

…in the copier room. It may not look like much, but you’d be amazed at the variety of food you can prepare with just a microwave oven and a toaster. And, oh yeah, a paper cutter (off camera, to the right of the toaster). And, some binder clips.

The Martinez Sheraton…

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 by calixton

…is what one of the Capitol Corridor regulars calls this. In actuality it’s a Union Pacific facility. Though, I suppose it could also be the Martinez Sheraton.

Beer tasting

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 by calixton

Our sometimes-cameraman, always-beer-drinker friend Kamen Rider invited Miss T and I to a beer tasting at his place over the weekend; how can you say no to something like that? That’s right, you can’t. KR gave all the guests scorecards so that we could record our impressions (in a variety of categories) of each beer—I […]

Looking up…

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 by calixton

…at bricks. You know, I always feel a little weird around brick buildings in California. Even if they’re all reinforced on the inside, all of these bricks are gonna come crashing down on your head when there’s an earthquake.

ダーマ・イニシアチブ 日本酒

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 by calixton

With Bernard and Jin pulling seafood out of the tropical waters surrounding the island, another thing our Lost survivors could use is some good sake. Actually, with all the show’s topsy-turvy timeline and plot zaniness we could all probably use some good sake. Someone who did get some good sake recently was our good friend […]