2018: is it a retrospective or a postmortem?

Another year, another swan song. I grab the long broom with the knotty wood handle to dust off these webbed corners:

I became a proud member of Imperfect Produce only to feel like capitalism’s brightest shill six months in, after certain branches of their funding came to light. But I do still keep it ugly, trust.

And I made danmuji from imperfectly stolen bounty allllll year.

I continued to enjoy room service, most especially in Dallas — which is an unheralded master of the room service game. This was the pumpkin/sumac chowder with pepitas at the Aldolphus.

I reintroduced audiobooks to my personal stack, it wasn’t without consequence but this was the best book I “read” all year, and I immediately bought the fiat version.

I took boring and pseudo-artistic photos in my neighborhood cafe.

I ate a bunch of new art.

Lazy afternoon dim sum at HK Café.

Drinks at Nostrana with Trace. When I write about my man I tend to veer towards strange counter-points, like…”someone told you, so” and…”somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good”….and “every time I drive through the city where you’re from I scream a little louder.”

My colleagues and I approximated Sweden in the java shop and I don’t know how to narrate this picture effectively, we simply hecking nailed it: cardamon buns, herring, for a brief moment we had it ALL.

I took romantic photos of my favorite biodynamic Cabernet with zero intention of posting them anywhere.

My best friend made me yet another beautiful veggie tray when I was Sad In The South.

I made Yo La Tengo’s Spicy Tortilla Soup, after many years of Wanting and made an Instastory of my findings.

The Secret Life of Quakers and a Gun Club Fizz: Normandie before Cat Power at The Roseland.

Duck Fat Madelines: Normandie before Cat Power at The Roseland.

Saying goodbye, see you later, likely never, to the most beloved Woodsman Tavern.


only living vegetables in Las Vegas 

I keep meaning to post something here, maybe a roundup and retrospective of the past year…for it has been quite a year. Presently, I’m attending a software convention in Las Vegas. This morning during an Agile workshop we discussed the concept of antifragility, “systems that increase in capability, resilience, or robustness as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures.” This really set my mind moving at a certain pace and direction that I found extremely pleasurable. I’m actually still thinking it over….what it means to relationships, what it means to software, what it means to the physical human form. 

More soon, or maybe not, but I wanted you all to know that I found vegetables in Las Vegas.

Bellagio Hotel & Casino
In-Room Dining

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Las Vegas, Nevada. 89109