ten on tuesday: soup-tastic!

Once again, Carole has posted another lovely 10 on Tuesday topic for consideration: favorite soups. And I see that Sarah has already taken the bait, and now I do - and on the proper day, no less! 1. New England clam chowder. And not just any recipe for this dish,…

beers at 1500: the list

Welcome to post number 1,500. In this post I will discuss an article I found today at Gadling I've deemed "The List". Y'see, the editors at Gadling have cobbled together a list of the top 24 cities for drinking beer. They obviously put a lot of time and thought into…

giving thanks

It's been a great Thanksgiving. Granted, the drive up here was hellish. Traffic in Maryland was very, very slow, and the flow didn't really clear until after the Delaware toll plaza. From there, it was smooth sailing, though we'd lost a lot of time by then. We arrived in Connecticut…

my long weekend, thus far

It's been a lovely Labor Day weekend. The combination of no obligations and perfect weather has added up to good times. Friday evening, sprite and I met up with a bunch of friends for the final installation of Jazz at the Sculpture Garden, down on the Mall. We had a…

workout log: 4 august 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Monterey, VA > Frankklin, WV > Cherry Grove, WV > Hightown, VA > Monterey Distance: 100.6 miles (very hilly) Duration: 6:03 Weather: partly cloudy and very humid, 70-83 degrees Avg HR: 140 (max 174) Type: aerobic The 2007 edition of the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge…

workout log: 22 july 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Rockville, MD > Dupont Circle Distance: 33.6 miles (lightly hilly) Duration: 2:22 Weather: partly cloudy to overcast, 80-82 degrees Avg HR: 126 (max 153) Type: aerobic A wonderful ride in Rock Creek Park with two friends. The pace was slower than my usual,…

kitchen almost done!

I'm very close to having an accessible kitchen ready for mom - yes! And one quick contrast between DC and SLC: SLC has much better independent coffee houses than the District. They are plentiful, hold their own against Starbucks (i.e. they aren't run out of town by them), the prices…