Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Cocktail Competition at Rye Bar

San Francisco’s top mixologists will be competing next Monday to create the best cocktail featuring Gosling’s Rum.

Cocktails will be judged on originality, personality, functionality
(can this drink be made in any well stocked bar?), compatibility of ingredients…and of course, taste!

Judges for the competition include: yours truly (City Dish), Deborah Parker Wong (Patterson’s The Tasting Panel Magazine), Lisa Park (7×7 Magazine online food editor), and other people who know much more about making tasty cocktails than I do.

There is NO COVER CHARGE to attend.
Guests will get to sample all the cocktail entries. Plus, Rye will be offering Gosling’s Rum drink specials all night long. Come watch me drink on the job while alienating some of the city’s best bartenders. I can’t wait!

WHEN: Monday, November 5th.
Contest begins at 7PM

688 Geary St. @ Leavenworth
(415) 786-7803

Friday, October 12, 2007

From Story of THE MAN:

The angel AIX came done and spoke to me he sayeth "Seek out HP_UX is it the greatest of them all and he willed show the way to the true path of enlightenment. For there are many evils out there; devils that shall make you stay from carrying light or the true OS." Those unbelievers and devils helpers like DOS and Widoz may try to turn you away but listen NOT for there works are like poison fraught with GPFs and stack dumps. The are fouls and evil and belong in the land to CP/M and Ti99/4a. Not worthy of the undying lands of memory management true multitasking and real updates.  

Saturday, October 06, 2007

i said yes....

I said yes, when i could have said 'maybe'...The story goes....

I was working late at the office. I am on the ground level, and have floor to ceiling windows that are about 20 ft. high. All day long I am on the other side of the fishbowl, looking out. I normally work with earplugs and a headset on as there is construction going on right next to my window. As a result of the noise and the visual distractions, I prefer to work late. Primarily because after 5 pm the office manager comes around and closes the shades, and by then the construction work has stopped.

I hear a loud "bang, bang, bang" at the window right behind my desk. Normally I ignore it, as it tends to be a random stranger knocking on the glass to see if something happens...(Incidentally I have a newfound respect for goldfish.) But it was repeated after a few seconds. "Oh - kay? this person is being annoying. If I'm lucky, I'll open the curtains to get them to go away." I think to myself that this person is going to be sorry when they see my mean lookin' mug staring them down.

I swipe aside the curtains to see Kenneth, standing at the window holding a little blue box, a hang-dog look on his face ad a sign that says:

Will you marry me? (please check one)

I giggled, came outside and said yes... so now you know the story....

He also proposed to me three months earlier - while I was standing in front of his family homestead. At the time I was covered in bug bites, and sweating my dignity away, and quickly melting onto the asphalt... I said yes then, but the ring didn't fit, due to swolen fingers and a lack of sizing prior to the ring purchase. So this second proposal story is is not the original one - but certainly the cuter of the two proposals I can now say I've had. It was much shorter and doesn't involve me being indecent due to the heat, and wild mosquitoes, and attacking wasps.

No dates yet - this was only about 3+ weeks ago. But we are thinking some time next year. I'll keep everyone posted.

thanks in advance.