December 2010

Filmography 2010

14 December 2010 · 1 comment

Via Jason Kottke, here’s a six-minute video that blends bits and pieces from 270 different films produced or distributed in 2010. It’s amazing. My mind boggles at how long it must have taken to put this together. That reminds me that this year’s United States of Pop mash-up should be out soon. Can’t wait to […]

Kris and I had lunch with my cousin Nick today. He wanted to take us to Sushi Kata, a Japanese place in a strip mall not far from our house. But Sushi Kata isn’t open on Sunday, so we scrambled for a replacement. “Let’s go to Ohana,” I said. “I eat there all the time.” […]

Vanilla Extract Recipes

12 December 2010 · 5 comments

This post is from Kris. It’s part of the Christmas package we’re giving to friends this year. Tahitian Vanilla Beans are prized for their traditional vanilla flavor and are perfect for pastries and other sweet treats. These beans that Santa has brought you are from Papua New Guinea, and the resulting extract is smooth and […]

If I’m going to resume writing here regularly, I’ll obviously be writing more and more about my cats. After all, they rule the house, right? Kris and I are merely here to serve them. Besides, they do plenty of silly things worthy of blog posts. For example, all four cats — Toto, Simon, Nemo, and […]

Via Frykitty, here’s a great video of a man interacting with a lioness and her cubs. She seems to trust him completely: My favorite part of this video is how the lioness is so cat-like. Her mannerisms are just like those of a common housecat. In fact, if you watch how the lioness acts in […]

As you’re all well aware, I can be obsessive sometimes, and about the dumbest little things. Lately, for example, I’ve been searching for wool clothes. I’ve decided that I don’t like cotton — it shrinks! it wrinkles! it fades! — and I’d rather wear clothes with more versatility and durability. That means I’ve been buying […]

To Blog or Not to Blog

08 December 2010 · 12 comments

Man, I’m wishy-washy sometimes. “I’m going to re-boot Animal Intelligence!” “Wait, no I’m not!” “I’m going to start a blog about awesome people!” “Wait, no I’m not!” Etcetera. Etcetera. After talking with Kris and Paul Jolstead, however, and after thinking about what my life goals are, I’m coming down on the “No I’m not” side […]

What I Did This Year

01 December 2010 · 11 comments

Allow me to be immodest for a moment. I’ve worked pretty hard this year to get fit, and I’m finally starting to see the result. I like it. By chance, I’ve posed for three photographers in 2010, about four months apart. That means I have visual documentation of my progress, which I’m proudly sharing below. […]