Austin's Very Own #26 – Dinner Nite with Bourbon Sarah

In this episode – incorrectly introduced as #19 (it’s #26) – we have special guest Bourbon Sarah. We start out talking about door-to-door charity people with clip-boards. Then we move on to Sarah’s impression of the Austin’s Very Own show and other exciting topics.

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Austin's Very Own #25 – Little Bobby Buttons

On the way the way to get some frozen yogurt, among other topics, Kim and I talk about Benjamin buttons, movies that take themselves too seriously, and Coté crying.

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New Faucet


Kim and I put in a new faucet this weekend. The city had come sometime back and put in a new water cut-off thing. They didn’t tell us that we should run our out-door hose for a long time to get all the resulting grit out of our tubes and, we think, some of that got into our kitchen faucet and lowered the water pressure. We’ve been putting up with the crapped-up faucet for a long time, but we finally got a new faucet, seen above.

Pretty snazzy: it’s that modern kind where you can yank the tip off to be a sprayer. As you can probably tell, we took out our old sprayer and put a little, fashionable man-hole cover thing over the hole.

(I think the new faucet is a a Kohler Forté if I have the model right.)

DrunkAndRetired.com # 144 – Ripple

The Urinal Monologues

In this episode, Charles and I go over several key agenda items for the new president. Namely:

As mentioned, Charles will be presenting at the Detroit Java User’s group: February 18, 2009 6:30PM to 8:30PM at ePrize headquarters in Pleasant Ridge.

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Late Check-out

Hotel

Hotels always have check-out times if either 11 AM or noon, mostly 11 AM for my slow moving self. Here’s a tip though: chances are you can just call up and ask for another hour, sometimes two.

I’ve stayed up to 3 hours later, but it’s usually just 1. The core problem is usually around having a work meeting scheduled early and needing time to pack up.

If you’ve been out late the night before and have to get up at, like 7am for a 7:30am meeting (wake-and-work is good skill to pull over from college for business travel) the last thing you want to do is pack your bag. Also, then you have to carry it around and give the bellhop another buck – good luck gettin’ a receipt for that, you cheap bastard.

The last time this happened – while at Lotusphere this year – I called up and asked for a check-out extension and was given it because I was a Starwood Preferred Guest member. That’s the frequent traveler program the hotel had. I don’t have status in it or anything, but it made me think that it can’t help to sign up for all those programs for these little things: stay a few hours later.

Traveling Again


I’m back in the travel saddle again: this time to lovely Orlando for Lotusphere.

I travel on American Airlines, and the people traffic on this Sunday is light. The flight from Austin was waffle empty, as seems this one from DFW to Orlando.

That said, my flights back – on a Wednesday – are full, from looking at the seating.

(from my pocket)

Kettle Cheddar Beer Chips

Kettle Cheddar Beer Chips

Over the weekend, I picked up a bag of these Kettle Cheddar Beer chips. Kim and I actually don’t eat chips very much except as in chips and salsa when we’re out eating Tex-Mex. These caught my eye though, and because we were also shopping for beef stew ingredients, it seemed like a good choice.

Kettle Cheddar Beer Chips

I still don’t know exactly what these cheeps taste like: kind of greasy (if you count that as a flavor) with the sudtle, powdery taste of cheese-flavored chips. I don’t really know where the beer comes in.

That said, they’re good. I’d eat them again, but I’m not sure I’d buy a big old bag of them. Like I said, we don’t really buy chips. When we do buy chips, I like to try a new flavor; this one went well on that account.