Archive for January, 2009

Inauguration 2009 Thoughts

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

After watching President Obama’s Inauguration on January 20th, I have been debating on how to word my thoughts about the day. I did manage to watch most of the inaugural events from the comfort of my desk via As an aside, I was amused that my inauguration coverage was brought to me by the […]

I am not surprised…

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

How many of you have found yourself reading the newspaper (people still do this?) or your news website of choice and run across an article that just doesn’t surprise you one bit, no matter how atrocious it may be? Now, I’ll admit, there are news stories worse than the one I am about to mention, […]

Bacon for Dessert

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 has an article spelling out some interesting desserts featuring, the best of all food groups, Bacon! Recipes: Brioche Bread Pudding Simplified Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar Maple Syrup Pudding with Bacon Chocolate Créme with Caramelized Banana, Bacon, and Burnt Milk Ice Cream Chocolate bread pudding with bacon créme anglaise From the looks of it, most […]

Pate LIVE! Book Club: American Gods

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Book Club posting. I have recently received a swatch of new books over the holidays, so we’ll see if we can keep these posts coming on a regular basis. The first book for the club this year is Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. This is my 2nd foray […]

Royal Milk Tea

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I had the pleasure of trying a new drink today. My co-worker, Greg, gave me a packet of Royal Milk Tea. He was raving about the stuff and wanted me to try it. Apparently, he had given it a try when he was in Okinawa and got hooked on it. So I gladly obliged and […]

Maggie sleeps

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Happy New Year

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Happy New Year everyone! I say that with as much optimism as I can muster. The holidays as relaxing as they were hectic. We got to visit with our families, celebrate with friends, and spend some quality time with our daughter. As we closed out 2008, we realized that we ended it on a good […]