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Archive for October 19th, 2018


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Just a little news:

Sockeye salmon fillet roasted at 300ºF for 15 minutes for dinner (extra-virgin olive oil on it, then Maldon salt and pepper, then very thin lemon slices which I also salted and peppered).

For a drink, a sort-of Manhattan which I am calling a Victoria:

Instead of sweet vermouth, Pomona.

Rye, of course, which is the original spirit used in a Manhattan (or an Old Fashioned, for that matter—if you want a Bourbon Manhattan, you have to say “Bourbon Manhattan,” just as you have to say “Brandy Alexander” if you do not want a (gin) Alexander.  I used Canadian Club 12-year-old rye, and its very fine indeed.

A dash of Angostura.

All on the rocks.

My knee is feeling fine. I think the damage was not severe, but taking it easy as I resume walking is doubtless a good idea. I’m walking at modest speed over flat terrain, goal of 5000 steps/day. This is effortless. By the end of November I plan to be back to my regular route at ~66 minutes/day.

It was really a good idea to get Nordic walking poles, suggested by The Eldest. Even now I walk with the poles because they make walking enjoyable.

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19 October 2018 at 6:45 pm

The misleading Mercator projection

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Take a look.

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19 October 2018 at 11:45 am

Posted in Daily life, Math, Memes

The Drunken Goat meets the Italian Stallion

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From the archives: Mickey Lee’s old label design. The Drunken Goat is a very nice soap with a terrific fragrance (assuming you like Guinness Stout, as who doesn’t?) and a fine lather, made with morning with Phoenix Artisan’s Green Ray synthetic.

RazoRock’s Old Type is a wonderful razor, and I appreciated it again this morning. I don’t know how it’s able to do such a terrific job while being so comfortable, but I like that about it.

A splash of Mickey Lee’s Italian Stallion aftershave milk finished the job. This is one aftershave I would never have tried except I got a sample and loved it. Not in the current lineup, I believe. Too bad.

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19 October 2018 at 7:18 am

Posted in Shaving

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