Written by Puck on February 10th, 2012
We can’t exchange my Wagamama cookbook from Jamie easily because the other Wagamama book was only published in the UK…
I was wondering how bad a cookbook had to suck to be published in 2006 and already out of print and unavailable.
Now, what are the chances that it’s the same book with a different title?
Written by Puck on February 9th, 2012
I could buy my tickets to San Francisco for $40 less than I did yesterday. Thanks American airlines for the awesome email timing.
This just felt wrong, the email was called “yesterday you were looking for these tickets – look how cheap they are”… yes, I did look yesterday, I also bought.
Written by Puck on February 8th, 2012
PENN CAMERA IS ALIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!! IT’S ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!
Penn Camera was bought by Calumet Photographic – the rental department will stay intact and will likely expand!!!!
Written by Puck on February 7th, 2012
A colleague of mine still has Capitals season tickets and buying them off of him when he can’t use them is about half the price.
PS. Dear CAPS, for these prices. I better see a goddamn Stanley Cup! A view of Machu Picchu from our seats would be nice too.
Also – I ate a snail for the first time ever. It was earthy. This makes sense considering how close they live to… earth.
Written by Puck on February 6th, 2012
Willi’s Ski Shop’s returns policy sucks. Their employees try their best though and we eventually came to a good compromise. While explaining it we heard something about that being the policy “this” season… it’s tough selling snow gear when the weather’s in the 60′s.
Written by Puck on February 5th, 2012
Apparently, Mike’s Hard Lemonade makes a “purple drink” flavor.
Yes. We bought one. Also a Blueberry Lemonade flavor one.
Written by Puck on February 4th, 2012
As warren miller would say “there’s nothing like snowboarding in February, unless it’s like snowboarding in March”.
Sometimes snowboarding in less than ideal spring like conditions when you should be in true winter conditions is more fun than snowboarding in endless powder runs that are so cold your fingers hurt when you come back inside.
Written by Puck on February 3rd, 2012
Today Jamie told me that cows and whales are biologically closely related.
I did not see him flash his “tell”.
That is the only reason I am posting this without research.
Written by Puck on February 2nd, 2012
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (guitarist for the Doobie Brothers & Steely Dan) works as a defense consultant and is sought after by military leaders because of his creative and unconventional thinking… and he’s a DC local!
Jamie and I attended an intelligence community fundraiser event that featured Dan Aykroyd among others…
Written by Puck on February 1st, 2012
My boyfriend and I have a running joke about how bad he is at surprises and pranks. So I decided to show him how easy it is.
Today he arrived for a visit, and I told him I was really sorry, but I had a shoot at the office that couldn’t be changed and an afternoon meeting. I lead him on for days about this, and I think I sensed a little disappointment on his part.
I left an admit slip at my front door and a spare set of keys – the ones he uses when he’s in town, and told him I would buzz him into the building through my cellphone.
In reality, I was telecommuting all day and started early so we could hang out once he arrived.
I had him call me as he hit various points in his journey, so I could gauge how much time I had to wrap my work up and told him I would be able to leave work early after all (I was worried he would decide that if I was at work, he’d go hang out with friends until I got home)…
When he arrived, he called and said “hey honey, I see your car in your parking space… did you get home early?”
I was surprised, normally I play through pranks/surprises so well, not as well as my cousin, who is a master… but I lost my cool “DAMNIT!… I uh… errr… took the metro to work! YEAH!”
so yeah. I guess I’m not as good at pranks as I thought I was.
Mental note: NEXT TIME MOVE THE DAMN CAR!