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My MOO cards came today! They are almost exactly what I had envisioned. Nice, heavy stock, good quality printing. A little darker, and a little less saturated than I'd hoped for. It could just be the reds and yellows that aren't what I expect; maybe my monitor isn't quite calibrated, or maybe it's just they way they print. They also seemed to have gotten the wrong copy of the bear flag logo I uploaded; it has a white border, and I'd specifically made a version with the correct (well, documented) bleed area. They don't seem to offer flickr 10-packs, so I'm unlikely to get it corrected. It's just a minor flaw. A solid B+ overall.

Yesterday was dead-guy-onna-stick day, which means that today is Peeps Discount Day! Yes, you too can get your Peeps fix at (typically) half-off. Stock up! (I know I did.) The next Peeps season isn't until Halloween!

Got my annual physical blood test results back. Almost all of my numbers are still very very good. HDL is a bit higher than we'd like, but overall cholesterol is still well below 200. BP is still being managed well on my current (low dose, low side-effect) medication. So, good news.

The Utilikilts party was good, but not great. The best part was this group of 4 *hot* young boys called Nanda. They did this kung-fu inspired dance with live-action fast/slow/fast fighting, swordplay, and juggling. Very impressive. Sadly, they were all wearing underwear beneath their kilts. There was also free food (the BBQ chicken and brownies were very good), and other entertainment including a trash fashion show and a number of burlesque dancers (the promised boylesque dancer never showed). The rest was kinda meh. No one I knew showed up, which was part of that. Still, I was glad I went.

A while back, cow and I had an astoundingly good dinner at six seven during the 25 for $25 promotion. I had the sweet corn bisque with dungeness crab fritter, seared halibut with artichokes, capers, and palm hearts, and coconut custard tart with coconut sorbet for desert. Every dish was superb. Definitely worth a repeat trip during the November prix fixe season.

In other foodie news, Saturday say ctseawa's birthday celebration at the Barking Frog. I'd not gotten to go there previously, but that will not be my last visit. We had the 6 course tasting menu -- 3 hours of exquisitely prepared food. Sorbet, fresh vegetables with (I think) crème fraîche, tomato bisque, sea bass with mushrooms and bacon, veal with whipped potatoes and balsamic vinegar, and frozen passionfruit mousse sandwich, coated with dark chocolate and peanuts. Mmmmmm. I'm sure I'm missing something there. Oddly, the most memorable dish was the pear sorbet. Intense pear taste, but still palette cleansing. Will eventually have to try and replicate. Again, not somewhere I can afford to go that often, but will most assuredly be heading back to.

2006 photo progress: 599/1704 (35.2%) complete. At this rate, I won't be done until July. Harumph.
Tags: food, life, photos, utilikilt
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