Archive for March, 2008

Weeknd Update

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I had a fairly low key weekend. Friday, went to the UW “Med School Prom” with Meagan. It was quite entertaining to see the future medical community in a slightly less than academic or professional setting. It’s funny how, as I grow up, professions for which I had a certain amount of reverence, such as [...]

Panorama: Postlude

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

A few follow-up items to the Panorama trip. Three cool videos, one gory roadkill addendum. First, the videos. Trip organizer/cinematographer JF created three videos celebrating our trip. They are all great – the last one, if you had to choose only one, is probably the best. Day One: Day Two: Day Three: And now, the [...]

Minimalist Shrimp and Black Bean Stirfry

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Gotta try this recipe, courtesy of Mark Bittman of the NYT. Although I am a pretty diverse eater, I am a bit of a late Asian food convert, most at home with “white boy” food. However, dating a Thai food lover and working in the international district of Seattle has changed me. One of my [...]

Fried lobster claw?

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Or the largest piece of fish and chips known to man? The latter, actually, courtesy of Dick’s American Bandstand Bar & Grill in the Salt Lake City Airport. And if you notice in the picture, I’m only holding up half of the prize – there’s two of them. It was pretty tasty, but as you [...]

Powder and Ice

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Today was the last day on the hill in Jackson. In the morning, we did some warmup runs on AV chair, but it was pretty crappy. Freezing level was relatively high, so the lower parts didn’t get much snow and were pretty hard and icy. After lunch, I headed up by myself to the top, [...]

Wildlife Safari in Jackson

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

This morning we went out on a wildlife tour in Teton National Park organized by our hotel, Spring Creek Ranch. Our naturalist guide, Curt, drove us around a few places in the park, and we saw lots of stuff. I highly recommend a wildlife tour if you’re in Jackson – this region is apparently one [...]

Pigs and Dentistry

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

I’m not sure how many people try to rent a pig from the same establishment they get a root canal, but to head off possible confusion among its clientele, Elk Ridge Dental in Jackson (or perhaps their neighboring business Ward + Blake Architects) has made its policy in this regard quite explicit. Apparently it’s a [...]


Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Skiing is hard. Jackson got 2-14″ overnight last night, depending on the elevation and slope, which ordinarily would be fabulous news. There were two caveats: it was pretty thick, wet snow I was on skis. I was skiing by myself most of the day, so I headed for lines that I would ordinarily be stoked [...]

More Jackson Hole Fun

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The Jackson Hole adventures continues. Yesterday was St. Patty’s day, which is always a fun time in a ski town. We saw lots of fine costumes out on the slopes. Here are some of the highlights. The after-ski scene was also a good time. We stopped by the Mangy Moose again, which had an older [...]

Five dollar muffins and other fun Jackson Hole stuff

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Meagan and I arrived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming yesterday morning. We rushed to the airport to catch the 7:20 am flight and I pretty much snoozed on both flights since I was up late the night before finishing up work and packing. We got to Jackson, picked up the rental minivan (prelude to the Lexus?). [...]

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