July, 2009 Archives

Last night I some how made it onto the short list of invitees for the practice run of my friend Patricia’s planned dinner for 8 for a cooking contest she is participating in this Friday. (Maybe she heard I lived on trailmix for a month straight..) So..my friend Pato..is simply the best cook I know. If I were married to Pato..I would be 300 pounds.

Dinner consisted of Coconut scallop burgers with fennel dusted prosciutto on a focaccia bread with saffron mayo, accompanied by a fennel slaw and coconut grapefruit something. Yes. It was amazing.

I feel so fortunate to have such amazing friends with such amazing talents. Thank you for the super delicious dinner and I can’t wait to see you win on Friday, Pato.

(Note the Rose as my chosen beverage. I’m done with red wine. I am. )

Hands down, the winner.


I love this.

My friend Tane sent this to me today. Her man wrote this to her on “one of those days”. My favorite is “pick up sticks”, though I’m not sure Tane would ever need to be reminded to pickup sticks!

6 bullet points

Sorry..just needed a laugh today. Off to a semi-rough start.

Silly Dog


Maybe I should get a toaster.

Electric Literature presents Jim Shepard’s “Your Fate Hurtles Down at You” (trailer) from Editors Electric Literature on Vimeo. Posted this morning on Boing Boing.

Electric Literature is making their model a digital distribution model..you pick your preferred method. Kindle, iPhone, web. To promote the latest release they tease with some really nice short animated videos. This is the second one I’ve seen. Unfortunately..the whole story isn’t animated.  Oh..and boys with periodic tables over their beds….umm..yeah…those are the ones..


Ok..I’m doing some research for a couple different projects. And came across this alarming fact. In Alabama there are no background checks required to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun..YET..it is ILLEGAL to sell sex toys. So..you can walk into a store and walk out with a handgun..yet you cannot walk into a store and walk out with a vibrator. Huh?!

(I realize that is neither a handgun or a vibrator..but an ACR and an Obama dildo..but you get my point. Right?)

Guns vs. vibrators


Last weekend I got to participate in the gnome project…check it out the rest at 15 Minutes .. here..


My friend Jeff took this photo at a private party at Greystone that he took me to Friday night. The party was in celebration of the release of a movie the owner, Denver gazillionare Richard Bard, was an investor in. The Producer, Bill Papariella was also on hand and was so gracious.  The movie we were celebrating is called “Homecoming”. Which we went to after the party. I’ll get to that in a minute.

But..this house is beyond comprehension. I believe it was recently..or is ..on the market for $24 million. It is stunning. Full house, guest house, another guest house, stables converted to offices and more guest quarters. A ballroom complete with catering kitchen. Playground, 2 tennis courts, golf holes, a pool, pool house, jacuzzi, private stream for fly fishing, vintage cabin, greenhouse. All of this nestled into the most picturesque valley you can imagine with the Rocky Mountains in the distance. It was, is, truly a resort. And the owner, Richard..incredibly humble and giving and friendly. An incredible location for pre-premiere festivities.

So, the movie he was an Executive Producer on..was Homecoming. A movie by Morgan J. Freeman. It was thriller with “Misery” esque tendencies..but with a love triangle instead of just a scary Kathy Bates. I jumped out of my seat several times. Mischa Barton is gorgeous and the cousin cop….umm..super delicious. She should have just forgotten the dumb x-boyfriend and gone for hottie who was way cuter than the x-football jock. Not usually the kind of movie I go to..but I dug it. Go see..and support the efforts of a few Denver’ites.


Homecoming & Greystone


I’m still amazed when I see a fox running around Denver. This one was close to downtown.


I’ll say.