I recently finished the book Jumper, by Steven Gould. I remember watching the movie about a decade ago and mostly enjoying it. But I learned that the book was nothing like the movie, and since I read a breif description of it (I believe it was by Howard Tayler of …read more
denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.
Uber, the most well-known ridesharing service, wants you to believe that it is an outstanding example of a ridesharing service. But it's kind of garbage.read more
I was in the mood for a treat last night after walking around Boston, so I decided to try J.P. Licks. Like most ice cream joints, this one was staffed with a younger generation. It was fairly trendy looking, which makes sense, since it's literally right around the corner …read more
From the outside to my Western eyes, Shaanxi Gourmet in Natick, MA, looks like pretty much any other Asian restaurant - characters from a language that I'm not familiar with, metal-and-glass doors, some Asian statues (copies of terra cotta warriors, in this case), a clean, but not entirely well-kept front.
Walking …read more
Oh myyyyyyy! Zaftig's Delicatessen is a pretty amazing restaurant. It bills itself as "not totally kosher", but definitely traditional Jewish fare. I had some potato pancakes - they came with house-made apple sauce on one side, and sour cream on the other.
All of it was delicious.
The pancakes were a …read more
I'm on my way from FSM to DFW this morning (and from there to BOS). I'm going to Boston for a job interview, and I figured that I'd do a little bit of active entertianment by writing, rather than passive where I'm just watching some shows that I've downloaded on …read more
I just encountered a webinar that I wanted to add to my calendar. Fortunately for me, there was a link: "Add this webcast to your calendar:read more
<link>", it said. "Fantastic!", I thought, as I clicked the link. And as I clicked through the link they wanted to manage my Google …
Yesterday I was out mowing the lawn when my daughter came out of the house with a poopy diaper in a bag. She tried to save herself from having to step off of the concrete one step by throwing the bag over the fence at the garbage cans. In doing …read more
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