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2012 Gobbler

When it comes to Thanksgiving leftovers, there are two camps – those that love leftovers, and those that don’t.

I fall squarely into the leftover lovers’ camp, and over the years I’ve tried to perfect the Gobbler sandwich.  There’s something about the traditional Thanksgiving ingredients that make for an exceptional sandwich.  The cranberry and the mashed potato, the stuffing and the turkey, the gravy and the bread.  It’s a sandwich in perfect balance.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, The 2012 Gobbler.

Start by lathering each piece of bread with gravy, lay turkey on one side, stuffing on the other.

whipped mashed potato on one side, cranberry on the turkey.

smash it together and enjoy!


I can’t decide if this is a good idea or not.

We’re seriously considering painting this on the wall of our dining room –

The only way to pull it off will be to find a balance between the canopy and the trunks.  One will have to lift the other or the whole wall will fall through the floor.

It’s not quite there, but we’re gettin’ close.


Photos from Jeff’s installation –

See also Jeff Page’s Hairy Thoughts…

America’s Cup World Series Naples

Good gravy this video is amazing. The World Series event last April was one of many leading up to the America’s Cup Finals, hosted by San Francisco in September of 2013.

Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars. As if an America’s Cup event framed by the Golden Gate Bridge wasn’t good enough, new catamarans and race formats promise to make for thrilling races. I know, they’re still sailboats, how exciting could it be?

San Franciscans are buying second homes (with better views) so they can watch the races, that’s how exciting.

The bow on these new catamarans actually points down, to slice through the waves and keep the boat on course. Fascinating how the boat designs have evolved over the years, I mean, I guess it is if you’re in to that kind of stuff, which apparently I am, cause I’m blogging about it.

Anyways, there’s 2 hours of coverage here so if you’re short on time, fast forward to 14:30, right before the start of the race, and watch the acceleration of the boats. Unbelievable. Then watch as the boats round the second mark, head into the wind and just get pounded!

Those catamarans are a far cry from the steel hull/pine deck of Shamrock I in 1899. What a beauty.

Life Begins at 1340

Press play.

Just a few months ago I caught myself flipping through a paper, hand on forehead, scouring local music venues for upcoming bands I’d heard of.

“Who the hell are all these bands I’ve never heard of?” I wondered.

Four years into parenthood and my ipod had become a stagnant cesspool, a tireless rotation of familiar artists, devoid of new music. I was disconnected, out of touch.

Enter the Open Air at 1340 AM (or stereo online). I had completely lost hope that a radio station like this could ever exist, mixing eclectic gems from the past with new local music, and beyond.  It’s like being hit in the head with a huge musical bat. Except, of course, that when it hits, you feel no pain.

On this station you will not hear “world class pop” or commercials (listener supported, pony up!). So it’s best to go into the Open Air, with an open mind.

Paper Bird – St Louis

Chimney Choir – Ace of Spades

Lumineers – Ho Hey