Archive For August 30, 2019

A bit into the fourth movement of the single greatest piece of music

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A bit into the fourth movement of the single greatest piece of music

A bit into the fourth movement of the single greatest piece of music. Though abbreviated, they start right at my favorite moment: from the pause at 3:02 until the single cello picks up the main theme at 3:06 (times are from my favorite recording, Bernard Haitink conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). Yes, I’ve listened to…

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My wife says I seem cranky

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My wife says I seem cranky. If I offended you, I did not mean to: my apologies. I shall absolve and spend time with family and in contemplation until I am fit to rejoin and converse with you.

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It seems I ought to take some time away from people at large…

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It seems I ought to take some time away from people at large, and spent it wit friends and family.

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Sitting on the taxiway at SFO for “20 to 25 minutes” ..

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Sitting on the taxiway at SFO for “20 to 25 minutes” … I wonder how much of my life I spent inside a plane? I know I am well into four figures’ worth of flights so it’s gotta add up!

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“Said I didn’t like it…

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“Said I didn’t like it, never said I couldn’t do it …”

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Happy-making

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Happy-making

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Final tally for the weekend

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Final tally for the weekend: 17 pounds of finely cut mixed vegetables 12 pounds of stir fry vegetables 5 quarts of cream of broccoli soup 4 pounds of boiled and fried up cabbage for pirogi filling 2 pounds of duxelles 4 bags full of produce cutting to make stock with

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I made cream of broccoli soup

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I made cream of broccoli soup

I made cream of broccoli soup. I love making cream of vegetables soup. I even wrote an illustrated treatise on it once for Colin. We cut florets for stir fry veggies, so I cut up the stems and roasted them in the oven with some olive oil. In the meantime I browned some butter and…

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Belle is firmly convinced she’s a 60 pound Doberman Pinscher

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Belle is firmly convinced she’s a 60 pound Doberman Pinscher

Belle is firmly convinced she’s a 60 pound Doberman Pinscher.

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Irene told me to get a set of metal measuring cups

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Irene told me to get a set of metal measuring cups

Irene told me to get a set of metal measuring cups. I overdid it.

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