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Friday, October 30, 2009


Of course the hot water heater and the boiler picked the same day to crap out.

The hot water heater is dead, but the boiler is repairable. Leaky pump or something.

I was under the (erroneous it seems) impression that a hot water tank should last longer than 12 years. Goodbye giant jiffy pop:


I can has hot water please?


50 gallons and set to 120° Just about boiled myself with the first shower.

It was the red thing near the topish left that died on the boiler. Something widget garble thingly sprocket derbble technical stuff. Translation from Hubster. "Booster pump fucked":


The Hubster has it covered:


Soon, soon, soon there will be heat again.

But in the interim; Usually a freezer. Today a workbench:


FYI, I'm currently in long ski undergarments. What? TMI?

Well thbbbt to that.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Allen, Allen, Steve, Steve

A friend (thanks MM) sent me this video a while back. I can't even figure out why I think it's funny:

And then I found out via Cute Overload that it's actually from a BBC show Walk on the Wild Side.

I have a feeling that this show would be a guilty pleasure in I lived in the UK. Probably a good thing I don't.
"Hey guys, did you see the new episode of Walk on..."
"Yes Britt, shut up Britt"
"But there was this really funny bit..."
"Gonna smack you now Britt"
"No need to get your knickers in a bunch"

I love me a meerkat:

Much, much more here

Monday, October 05, 2009

Tri-tip of the Day

The Hubster and I just came back from a mini road trip through Oregon and Northern California. Only a week, but very much needed.

The last town in California we visited was Calistoga. We were headed for Napa (the city) along highway 128 (incidentally, one of the most beautiful highways I've ever been on), when we saw billowing smoke on the side of the road:

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery.

The order windows are in the white building, and if you want to eat in, there are tables in the brown building:

This is Buster himself loading up the BBQ:

How much meat does he cook? Oh, just a bit:

The end result. Tri-tip on fresh on site baked buns, baked beans and the most incredible slaw in the world.

I couldn't finish mine. But it wasn't for lack of trying.

Damn, now I'm hungry

The rest of the holiday pics are here.