I have been busy editing photos and writing for a big all-encompassing post to document our trip to Europe. I should have it up ASAP. Bob, I thank you for your endless patience. In the meantime here are some mundane things of note:
1. Installing this damnable bathroom ventilation fan has become the bane of my existence and it is testing the mettle of my male "handy" ego.
2. Buying the fancily adorned herb bouquets from Whole Foods is akin to laying 6 bucks on the curb and walking away. It claimed you could put the bouquet in water on the kitchen counter and that they would last. Nonsense. Those things only lasted a day or two at the most. I did find that I like incorporating lemon verbena when cooking. Of course with me being me, I will again purchase this same item because I'd rather have fresh herbs when I need them than go without. I'm just that way when I cook. In fact I spend more to cook a meal for two at home than I would if we were to go out and order the same food. Why is that? It's because I am an ingredient snob. I guess a nicer way to put it is that I don't like to take shortcuts when preparing a dish and I don't like shitty tomatoes.
3. I miss coffee in Italy. Luckily I have Blue Bottle coffee as it's the best here.
4. The latest installment of our radio show will go up on Sun. But here is a sneak peek. http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=7204
Massive posting to come.