Archive for the ‘Health and Wine’ Category

Oct 15, 2008

Any Port in a (economic) Storm

I’ve been thinking about THIS POST from Steve Bachmann’s "Wine Collector" blog since it hit. Maybe anyone else with a retirement portfolio or investments should also. Like most folks in their 40s, I’ve got IRAs, savings, investments, etc. The idea is to save up enough for when you retire so that you don’t have to fight for a place on Van Ness Avenue where you can stand all day holding a sign that says, "Former PR Exec Down and Out…Any…

Oct 6, 2008

Wine Handyman Needs Advise

I’m not much of Handyman or Do-it-Yourselfer. I can mow a lawn like nobody’s business and hammer a nail. But taking a space and creating something in it? Not me. I didn’t get the "spacial" or "engineering" genes. So it’s with great trepidation that I have decided to attack the space you see in this post and create a place to store up to 10-15 cases of wine. However, before I begin and potentially dislodge the house from its foundation,…

Sep 17, 2008

It Was So Damned Good It Was Scary

I ate a PopTart today. Specifically, it was a strawberry-filled, glazed PopTart that was toasted. It had been a while, quite a while, since I’d eaten one of these things. It was so God damned good it was scary. I felt felt compelled to drop at least two more in the toaster and gorge myself on a breakfast of..of…well, I don’t really care what they are made of…of PopTarts The key to the PopTart’s amazing goodness, is it’s combination of…

Jul 17, 2008

CATS Strikes Again

News out Sacramento is that the State Legislature has passed a law banning Trans Fats in Restaurants by 2010. I feel blessed to live in a state where someone is watching out that I don’t enjoy my food too much. Oddly, the morning paper somehow missed picking up this other bit of news out of Sacramento: BAN AGAINST SUGAR IN ALCOHOL PASSED (Sacramento, CALIF)—California is posed to become the first state in the union and first political entity in the…

Jul 16, 2008

On Presidents & Wine

I know there are people who determine who to vote for in an election based on a single issue. "Do they or do they not support abortion rights?"…"Do they or do they not support unfettered access to guns?"…."Do they or do they not support gay marriage?"… I don’t think I like single issue voters. They give me the creeps because anyone so single minded probably can’t be trusted think clearly. In my mind, clear thinking is a good thing. That…