Thursday, July 25

Thanks Guardian

In today's Guardian there was an article about some silly Swiss village that wants to construct a 250 metre bungee jump.

The Guardian supplied this handy graphic.

Thanks for the 'Man not to scale' caption.

I would never have guessed.

Probably should have been person not man.


Monday, July 22

Perk of the Job

Not my job of course, but for the next 24 hours we are taking care of one of Anne's clients cats!

In about an hour the little meow arrives and we get to fawn over her all day and night.

Anne was busy making furniture movements last night so that the little munchkin has observation points for her 1 day stay.

I tell you, it's like a spa day for this cat.

Sunday, July 21


I just tried making restaurant reservations in September for a Saturday night in Boston, and a Sunday night in San Francisco.

Boston we scraped in at 5.45. San Francisco said, 'we are fully committed', which I think is pretentious for full.

Friday, July 12

I give it 6 months

Tonight we visited the first cricket themed restaurant in the US.

That's cricket the sport, not the insect. There's probably a bunch of 'insects as protein' buffets in California.

They've been re-modelling the old Spice n Rice in Inman Sq for 6 months, not that you could tell.

The TVs were playing an international cricket game featuring England.

Of course today was the 3rd day of the amazing 1st Test against Australia.

The restaurant were showing a one-day game against New Zealand.

Descending notes on a tuba play in my head.

The menu is a crazy mis-mash of cuisines from the cricket playing nations.

Anne noticed a heavy emphasis on Indian, "No doubt the chef is Indian" she said.

The menu is sequenced in terms of types of cricket games. So appetizers are 20-20, small dishes one-day, and main courses are test matches.

All the food sounded terrible.

Anne announced she was going to have a cocktail named "A Tickle".

"Make that 2 tickles", I said to the Irish? waitress with her Android tablet. She didn't smile.

Anne got a decent Cauliflower Curry. I had weird Sliders.

10 minutes later a portly Caribbean gentlemen in chef garb walked by.

Anne got that one wrong.

"If this was in England, we would have walked out", I said to Anne.

"If this was in England we wouldn't have bothered coming in", was her reply.

Well bowled darling.

We went to get Ice Cream from Christina's.

Wednesday, July 10

3rd worst spine

I went to visit my back surgeon today. I had scheduled a steroid shot and as I sat in the waiting room an old Jewish couple joined me among the poorly designed chairs and 2 year old People magazines.

Thankfully the old broad started talking to the guy opposite me, but I could do little else but listen as her 100 decibel voice filled the room.

"The doctor saved my spine. He's the reason I can walk. He said I have the 3rd worst spine he has ever seen".

She added, "Of people who can walk."

When the doc isn't handing out rosettes and ribbons for poorly shaped spines he also gives steroid shots. After a very painful minute with a long needle in my spine I asked him, "Why the hospital where I previously had this procedure, gave me a general anesthetic?"

"That's overkill", said the Dr. "And besides, it's good to get the immediate feedback you gave me."

So there you have it. There is nothing better than a painful scream to help a doctor diagnose your problem.

Sunday, July 7

My name is Clint

Don't write my name on a Starbucks container.