Archive for March, 2009

eHarmo’mony mo’mony mo’mony

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Ahh….spring. A time of rebirth. A time of rejuvenation. And just like Stella, a time to get your groove back. And what better way to facilitate a spring fling, than through the romantic modern sciences of computer compatibility match. Lucky for all you lovebirds out there, eHarmony (which I am not associated with, nor have any affiliations with) has the following deals available for new members:

  • New 1 year subscription for $208 with code CJSPRINGPROMOLLMM (exp. 3/31)
  • New 6-month subscription for $144 with code CJSPRINGPROMOGGHH and locks you into a renewal rate of $141 per 6-months (exp. 3/31)

Now, I don’t actually expect anyone who reads this to actually go and sign up. So I won’t bore you with posting any of the fine print or disclaimers associated with this deal. But if you do happen to sign up, please read the fine print, because I refuse to be held liable for any of your long-term commitments…whether to eHarmony or your “compatible” match.

Happy hunting

Saturday Night…Day

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The weekends are the best. Saturdays are even better. This Saturday was even better better. Full day of good televised sports. UCLA in the NCAA tournament (though they lost). Then South Korea in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic, which they killed Venezuela 10-2 to advance to the finals. Be the reds!!

On top of all that, we decided to walk over to Delfina Pizzeria on Fillmore and picked up two pies. THEN…we had a little Pinot Noir tasting in our living room. Yes, just the two of us. But we figured, we’re eating Delfina pizza, why the hell not.

First off, we started with my 1999 Domaine Drouhin pinot. I figured, its been 10 years, Pinot are probably well matured by now. (Side note, I bought this bottle like in 2001, and have been saving it since waiting for the right moment/occasion to open it up. I guess a random Saturday night in 2009 was the “right” occasion). We opened the bottle, poured the contents into our decanter and let it breathe. After some time, mmm. mmm. mmm. This isn’t a wine review entry so there will be no descriptions about earthy tones, or sweet blackberries or tobacco and coffee hints, with a taste of chocolate. Whatever the hell all that even means. It tasted like wine and alcohol. It tasted like…good. Well worth the 10 year wait.

Then, we decided, why not open another bottle simultaneously and compare. M likes…nay, loves Duckhorn’s Migration pinot noir; and since we had several bottles of their 2007 as well as their 2006, why not open a bottle of the 2006 and see how Napa Valley pinots compare against Willamette Valley pinots. So off we were, a 2006 Duckhorn Migration pinot against a 1999 Domaine Drouhin pinot. Who would win? Who would emerge the dominant player in the pinot market? Well, there were no winners. Because when it comes to alcohol, the true winner is always the imbiber.

Beisbol spoken here.

Photos

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Okay, so the new photo site went up today. After weeks of putting it together, the new and “improved” photo pages are finally done. At first glance, it probably won’t look that different, since most of the changes were done to the back-end. But I assure you, the new site does provide more functionality and features than the old photo site.

New features:
– Register and change passwords (encrypted) to your desire
– Assign favorites and download the full-resolution pictures
– Comment on individual pictures
– View EXIF data for each picture
– Keyword search

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Yeah, I know it’s not like people were banging down my door or emailing me asking for these features, but what the heck…these features were possible, so I figured why not incorporate them.

Anyway, please check it out, and let me know what you think. And yes, sorry, but you’ll have to register. It’s the only way I know of to keep the random general public from viewing our pictures.

P.S. For those of you who’ve already registered for the old site, I’ve transferred your account over so you can still log in with your usual login and password. If you want, feel free to change your password under ‘Member Profile’

The Ring

Friday, March 13th, 2009

So the new season of South Park just started this past week.  Oh, those little elementary school kids…

Anyway, if you don’t follow it, nor know the characters, the following may not be funny to you, but it was to me…

Butters: “Fellas, hey fellas.  I heard that Kenny is still going out with that slut Tammy Warner.”

Kyle: “Yeah, but it’s okay Butters.  They have purity rings now.”

Butters: “Uh, what’s that?”

Stan: “They’re rings that says they’re not going to have sex or do anything naughty anymore.”

Butters: “Huh…a ring that says that you’ll be together but not have sex…Isn’t that called a wedding ring…”

heh heh heh…oh those kids.