Alright! Today we are gonna roast a beer can chicken on the grill with Yuengling lager. Will concede to the practice of wrapping can with aluminum foil to block off any unwanted properties from migrating out of the paint.

chicken from Boltons. F.R.E.S.H!

feynman lectures

2-d hologram theory

Federer vs Groth. Who is this guy Groth? Holy cow he's immense. He's like an opponent in a Rocky movie. He had given up the game and was playing Australian rules footballl for the last few years. Now he's back. Doubt he'll take Federer in the end, but interesting to watch. He's all power, but it sort of looks like he's never been coached. Like watching an NBA player at a celebrity golf tournament: a ton of athleticism and strength, but the form just doesn't seem quite right.

sailing stones
nurse-log mark dion

last week was all about a 13 year old female little leaguer; this week is more prosaic, a 15 year old female tennis player, cici bellis, who is the youngest american to win a match at the us open since 1986. her next match is supposed to be later today but its scheduled on an outer court and they havent mentioned whether it has lighting. will be a problem unless the match currently underway finishes in short order.


cute little beach house in wa for 299. Bit of a ways from portland, i think in point roberts. 

We have a friend from Switzerland staying with us, so I picked up this swiss wine at my local shop: 2008 Domaine de Beudon Les Vignes le Ciel. It's riesling and sylvaner. Super duper interesting and yummy. A tiny bit sweet, but then all this weird grassy-ness puts it back in balance. Biodynamic. Non filtered. I feel like I'm running through a high mountain meadow singing "The hills are alive...."

I think I'm really good at making stock. I just watched the first two episodes of mind of a chef, featuring David Chang. Holy, fuck, does that guy know stock. Different league.

pickle me this

the sports story of the week is the 13 year old girl who threw a shut out at the little league world series on friday. next week she graces the cover of sports illustrated. tonight at 7:30 she pitches again on espn.

A frequently recurring topic in discussion of Peirce is his view that the object of a sign relates to it as cause of it, which he sometimes expresses in saying that the object "determines" the sign (or is a "determinant" of it). Among other things, this raises the question of how that can be in the case where the object of the sign does not exist prior to the occurrence of the sign. (This is, of course, a stock objection to the use of the conception of final causation in particular.) Peirce addresses that in the passage below, which is from an unpublished manuscript of 1909. I cannot say that I fully understand it and am curious as to what others think of it.
object of a sign CP

the jewiest christmas story since jesus in the manger. thats my tagline for the movie shooting on my block today. the writer/director, producers and primary actors and none of them know the true meaning of christmas. that they didnt choose borough park as a primary location was their only mistake as nothing screams silent night like the sight of round, furry men in round, furry hats wobbling to and fro.

also, note to producers. christmas takes place in winter.

breakfast special

visiting Americas great breakfast joints...
RIP Jay Adams consummate skateboarder
Yeah, you right, it's tomato sandwich season. They don't mention it but you gonna want duke's brand mayo on it.
More than 40 international women’s players have stepped forward and are threatening to take legal action against FIFA and its decision to allow the 2015 Women’s World Cup to be held exclusively on artificial turf in Canada.  

you know its time to diet when....

just watched the first episode of utopia which is a british sci-fi conspiracy thriller mashup. the second season (of six episodes, damn those brits and their short seasons) just wrapped up quite possibly today. it definitely got my attention, and hbos, too, as they are developing an american version with david fincher on board to produce and direct.

you know how to whistle, dont you? just put your lips together and blow.