A Happy Accident Dessert

by A.J. Coltrane

Visiting friends and their new lizard baby girl, (congrats!), we stumbled upon a really nice dessert:

Lush, still warm brownie.

Uber ripe strawberries.

Chocolate chip mint ice cream. (The only ice cream in the freezer.)

Consumed while we enjoyed a beautiful summer night on their back deck. I think the ambiance was an important part […]

Beer of the Week: NW Peaks Granite Oat Ale

By Iron Chef Leftovers

When we think of beer brewed with adjuncts, we think of the mass-produced American Lager like Bud – flavorless and lacking any real character. By definition, a beer brewed with anything besides water, yeast, grain and hops is an adjunct beer and most can be delicious if not outstanding. NW Peaks […]

A Strange Move by the Mariners

By Blaidd Drwg

Disclaimer: This is purely speculation on my part.

Somehow I missed this in the daily transaction report on Saturday:

Seattle: Optioned RHP Hector Noesi to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Brandon Maurer from Tacoma.

I thought that was a little strange – replacing a back of the bullpen guy with a guy who […]


By Iron Chef Leftovers

I wish I had thought of this one….

EarthBox Update — July 28, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

More nice weather = happy plants! All of the peppers are now fruiting. I think there’s going to be a deluge of tomatoes soon.

Today’s harvest:

A couple of pounds of regular cucumbers and a pound of patty-pans. Also lemon cucumbers and a few tomatoes.

The zucchini got […]

Beer of the Week: Black Raven Brewing Schwartzeit Black Lager

By Iron Chef Leftovers

There are times that I think Black Raven is one of the best breweries in the state and others that I think “WTH are they doing over in Redmond?” Schwartzeit Black Lager lends itself more to the former than the latter sentiment. In case you are not familiar with Black Lagers, […]

EarthBox Mini Update — July 26, 2013, or, I Ain’t Missing You At All

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

We did a thorough search of the plants last night, looking for anything that might ready. A.S. found these eight perfectly ripe tomotoes all grouped together towards the bottom of the Stupice. I had no idea that they were there.

The cucumbers are about 6″ long. The tomatoes […]

Communication Breakdown

by A.J. Coltrane

It’s early in the morning. The local supermarket is mostly empty. I’m standing in line behind a late middle-aged guy, waiting to check out.

As it turns out, the checkout Cashier has the same very unusual name as the Customer’s son. The Customer gets out his phone to show the Cashier a […]

To Trade or Not To Trade, That is the Question

By Blaidd Drwg

We are just days away from the trading deadline and the question for teams on the fringe of contention is “to sell or not to sell?” Basically, do we trade our fringy marginal veterans to a team in contention for something more than a bag of warm peanuts.

The Mariners are one […]

The Stenographer!

by A.J. Coltrane

The M’s lost last night to end the winning streak, though they’re still 8-2 over the last ten games. They’re threatening to be relevant again!

But really, I’m posting to write about stenographer movies again.

It occured to me that most of the movies fell into one of a few groups:

New […]