Spent the day at the new job, which was bustling with activity in every room. Four days till opening, so we’ve got a lot to sort out. This is a view from the rail line end of the bar. The theaters are upstairs and downstairs.
I shot this last Wednesday on my last trip up the hill for the day. Roadrunner is my favorite run at Ski Santa Fe, and it happens to be the run that claimed my ACL in 2010, the last year I remember there being any decent snow cover. Here, you can see how badly we […]
Yesterday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo was horrible. I don’t understand the mindset of religious extremism, especially the kind that is so sensitive to satire and criticism that it lashes out at innocent people. And yes, they were innocent. No drawing ever took someone’s life. If everyone sought to settle differences with pencils and words, the brain-dead […]
This morning, while browsing Yelp to shake loose some breakfast spot ideas from my memory, I spot this advertisement. I suppose there’s an algorithm that looks for five-star reviews and pairs them up with paying restaurants and slots them above any actually relevant search results. What they haven’t learned to detect, apparently, is sarcasm. I’m […]
I came across another hackneyed dialogue trope today while I was working. This one thudded from the mouth of a character the show, The Originals, which follows the adventures of some old-school vamps, wolves and demons bashing around in the Big Easy. Vampires. Werewolves. Witches. Original. Anyway, among the typical overwrought dialogue was this clunker: […]