Hot Buttered Rum

According to my calendar, today is Hot Buttered Rum Day. Who am I to deny tradition?

I suppose I could have used a smaller mug.

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The Straightening

Lis’s bat mitzvah candle — crooked for the entire 20+ years I’ve known of it — picked this summer to turn into a total U shape. Today we straightened it, using a method I saw online. Thanks Internet! Let’s hope it survives another 35 years.

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Absolute Unit

I installed a couple more wire shelving units back-to-back in the basement today. These two house the pile-o-stuff that had accumulated in this location, and make everything actually accessible and a bit more organized. There’s space between them to hold the folding tables we keep down here. Behind them you see two old wood shelves that are attached to the new dry room; these are properly accessible now too.

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As Predicted

This place will give the food trucks a run for my money.

Their bacon/lettuce/avocado/tomato sandwich was better than The Bacon Truck’s: flavors cleaner and more harmonious, bread (challah) *much* nicer.

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Trouble

This bakery is opening across the street from my office on Monday. I can see them from my desk. That’s Trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with C and that stands for Croissant.

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Pipeline

Preparation for today’s New Years Brunch

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Good Enough

My “dry room” in the basement is now in service. I ran out of time to paint it during this holiday break, then decided nobody cares if a storage room is painted.

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One of these things is not like the others

One of these things does not belong

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Eataly

In what’s  becoming an annual tradition, I went to Eataly today with friends to stock up on imported Italian food items. We each spent an exorbitant amount on our lunches by adding shaved truffles — not something I’ll do again soon, but it was educational.

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Office Bowling

We have a tradition in my office, started years ago while several of us babysat a release build on the eve of Christmas break, of office bowling. The rules are about as flexible as Calvinball, but involve a basketball and a bunch of recycle bins. And beer.

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