July 19, 2007

Good Wine

Brian and I visited Cline Cellars when we were in Sonoma/Napa in May of 2005. Since then, we've joined the Cline Wine Club. We get little UPS surprises every few months.

Our local Sam's carries the Ancient Vines Zinfandel, which is a lovely medium-priced wine (about $12) that goes very well with steak. I very highly recommend it; I've had about half a bottle already tonight.

In my opinion, the ultimate Cline Wine, though, is the Small Berry Mourvèdre. Amazing.


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September 08, 2005

Christmas Ideas for Heather

I can't remember where I saw this, but it's just the bomb. Jewelry for geeks!

Unfortunately, the one I like the best is $250.00 (the diode choker). The dual processor necklace is too obnoxious (besides, we could easily make those here).


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The Hummer Laptop

Yes, really.

General Motors is expected to announce a new laptop next week that's styled after its popular Hummer multi-terrain vehicles.

The carmaker has signed an exclusive three-year licensing agreement with Spokane, Wash.-based Itronix to make a portable computer designed for people who work outdoors: police officers, firefighters, claims adjusters and construction workers, for example, as well as people who own a Hummer and are fascinated by anything related to the oversize vehicles.
I think it looks like a scale. Some days I do want to throw my laptop, but I seem to always refrain from doing so. It'd scare the cats, anyway.

Speaking of cats, I'm looking forward to the Hummer Hello Kitty.


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Apple Nano

What to think. What to think...

I'm not sure, really. I like my iPod Shuffle and think it was worth the $149 I paid for it. I use it primarily for exercise, and exercise means sweat. But something in me can't pay more than that for a music storage device, even if it does hold 1/20 or 1/10 of my library. What would I use it for that I can't use the Shuffle, which loads pretty quickly.

This is probably why I wasn't an early adopter in iPod culture. I think the one bonus would be the visual cue of what song's playing. Sometimes you want to load lesser knowns in to give them a whirl. Being able to rate on the iPod - that'd be an attracting feature to me.

Info on the Nano (in case you're like "what's is she talking about.") And the iPhone doesn't strike me - cost again. Maybe in a year.

Speaking of all things Apple, iTunes 5.0 is now available.


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