Archive for November, 2010
Some shots from blustery bicycle ride around the Santa Ynez Valley this Sunday.
Total ride time: 3 hours, 7 minutes. Miles: about 35. Expletives shouted at drivers who tried to run me off the road: 2, both on Edison. Average temperature: about 47 degrees with wind chill.
P.S. Happy birthday today to my fabulous brother Will, newly employed at Surfline, lead guitarist for the Deadly Syndrome, and surfer, photographer, writer, traveler, dog-father (I just made myself laugh), brother, son, grandson extraordinaire. You are awesome Will! He is 28.
Now that Thanksgiving is over and I’ve passed my first turkey test, I’d like to offer up a toast to all the women and men out there who make the turkey for their family each year.
You are underappreciated.
This turkey thing is serious business. Hard work. No holiday at all. My turkey process took 48 hours from brine to leftovers and at the end, I was exhausted.
But it sure tasted great.
(Read the rest of this column tomorrow at http://www.edhat.com)
Yesterday my brother Will re purposed an old scarf and ski mask into urban chic sweaters for his dogs Snickers and Andy. They proceeded to model them around the house. (The dogs are tiny and actually cold most of the time when they come to Santa Ynez in the winter, so this is filling a need for them rather than exploiting their adorableness.)
So what am I thankful for this Thanksgiving? My wonderful family and friends, living in a beautiful place, being healthy, fit and active, having interesting professional work, and a future full of possibilities and potential. Have a wonderful holiday.
The fantastic Deadly Syndrome will play their annual Ugly Sweater Festival for 2010 on Dec. 11. It’s at the Echoplex.
Link with all the juicy hipster details:
(It’s binary code for the > symbol.. 1,900 points if you knew that.)
And if you don’t click, here’s what you’re missing: “It’s kind of like a Carnival Cruise to Mexico, with more booze, less Spam, and just as much marital tension!”
(Past year’s poster.)
If you’re planning a trip to wine country, be sure to check out this weekend’s Tourist Attraction on Edhat – an insider’s guide to Los Olivos.
The Edhat cooking column is back! Here’s a link to this weekend’s post: http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=42860
Had to go out to Los Olivos for work today and it was really nice because there was just about nobody there. A few fun shots.