The Highlight Reel: 18-24 July 2016

I’m terrible at blogging. I figured I should get the God’s-honest truth out of the way, so there you have it.  I am an abysmal blogger.  I find things to write about, and then I forget to actually do so.  Oops, double oops, triple oops, etc. Let’s try to change that. I’m seeking to resume my weekly… Read More »

Why You Need a Crack Pipe

If you don’t already own a crack pipe, stop reading this and go buy one. Hit up your local dealer, or order one from Amazon. Are you back now? Good. A disc wheel adapter, commonly known as a crack pipe for fairly obvious reasons, is something no cyclist should go without. No disc wheel? No… Read More »

Even better (if slightly more complicated) hummus

You may have read (or even made?) my recipe for Easy Homemade Hummus. If you have, you think/know that it’s pretty good. I’m a perfectionist, though, so I haven’t stopped experimenting (a.k.a. fucking around). As a result, I have a new and improved recipe! FYI, this latest/final recipe is still tahini-free, but even tastier. Full disclosure: It… Read More »

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So much for that!

Back in December, I set forth a list of goals for 2016.  The last of them involved writing a blog post every week, and yet my last was about six weeks ago.  Ironically, the next post I had planned involved checking in on my goals, which to that point had been going swimmingly.  Well, so much for… Read More »

My Thoughts: Barrell Bourbon Batch 006

Barrell Craft Spirits is a non-distiller producer (i.e., a bottler) of sourced whiskeys and bourbons.  Their first release, the aptly named Batch 001, didn’t legally qualify as bourbon, but this one does.   Barrell Bourbon Batch 006 | 8 years, 6 months | 122.9 proof | $79.99 The nose is typical bourbon; no particular aroma stands out, but… Read More »

On reviewing whiskey

If you’ve read this blog for a while (there must be one of you, right?), you may have noticed the conspicuous absence of whisk(e)y reviews.  Pretty much every whiskey-oriented blog you’ll come across (see, e.g., here, here, and here) is replete with them.  For some, it’s pretty much all they do.  And yet I’ve held off. My reasoning… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 29 February – 06 March

Screw you, leap year. You have the audacity to add an extra day without making my employer pay me an additional 0.274%?! I declare shenanigans! Booze Apparently, this was DC’s unofficial Whisk(e)y Week, with two whiskey festivals taking place only a few days apart and a spate of events in between to prevent one’s liver from ever recovering. For reasons… Read More »

The Highlight Reel: 22-28 February

A quiet week, and one most welcome. After all the home projects and party prep over the past few weeks, I was ready for some downtime. Is it any wonder I’m now trying to plan a short vacation? Life The Missus and I tried to attend the Capital Remodel + Garden Show on Saturday. She was hoping… Read More »

Easy Homemade Hummus

I love hummus. It’s great with carrots. It’s great with pretzels. It’s great as a sandwich spread. It’s all around wonderful, but it’s also kinda expensive, given the quantities I’m liable to consume in any given sitting. When I think about the amount of money I’ve spent and the number of plastic tubs I’ve thrown in the recycling bin,… Read More »