Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sherlock and Watson

I always thought Jeremy Brett did the best Sherlock, until Benedict Cumberbatch came along. His sharp tongue, severe impatience, and intellectual insatiability outdoes them all, plus the twist of modernity makes the show such fast paced fun, his quick mind in pace with his gadgets.  But the real beauty of the new series is the friendship between Sherlock and the best Watson ever, (easily,) Martin Freeman.  Their verbal banter is perfectly timed, their affinities and hostilities believable. What a breath of fresh life Freeman brings to the Watson character, turning the sidekick into an equal, just as intense as Sherlock but less obvious.  Excellent show, can't wait for season 3.  

Friday, May 25, 2012


new sneaks!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More more more Black Cab

Black Cab is making more tunes in Melbourne,
and you can help them with Pozible.
Here's my favorite of theirs, "Surrender"

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bloomin Fleurs


Flirty Fleurs


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Diggitty Grub Gets Dressed Up

So Chef Dave said he was coming up to
"chef y'all some diggitty grub"...

...which turned into an excellent feast! Ralph bought a Portuguese green wine, sweet and fizzy, and later we opened the organic cabernet sauvignon.  Dave served up the amuse bouche, tomato and chipotle gouda bruschetta...

...followed by asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a honey dijon sauce, then a baby spinach and garbanzo bean salad with red onion and pepper in a lemon and olive oil sauce. 


Our main course was roasted fingerling potatoes, spaghetti squash, and New York strip steak with a portobello merlot reduction. The first round of dessert was a rhubarb compote and second was a green tea soy milk drink with cookies and cakes from Melanie's bakery at the Fairgrounds Market, Fields and French Hens: Budapest coffee cake with coffee walnut buttercream, almond chocolate chunk cookies, and Mexican chocolate espresso cake with espresso ganache.


Everything was heavenly, and Moe even gave up his semi-vegan diet to enjoy it.  Thanks Chef Dave, Ralph, and Melanie!

Flippin Out

Dave's pics from PinFest 2012 last week in Allentown

Scuffle in the Sprouts

scuba man is ambushed by the masturbating cowboy

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sprightly Sprouts

broccoli sprouts sunning on the sill

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Children's books 51

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak 
June 10, 1928--May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Live long and prosper somewhere else

We tried to hold back our feelings when we said goodbye 
to Spock, but he didn't show any emotion whatsoever. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Children's books 49.50

These two books are very funny and a tiny bit dark.  
The Crocodile and the Dentist, written and illustrated by 
Taro Gomi, is about an appointment both would like to cancel.  
Smile for Auntie, written and illustrated by Diane Paterson, 
is about all the things Auntie does to try to make 
baby smile and the one thing that finally works.