The Great Plotnik

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Amour, To Go

Monday, August 18, 2014

Time to Assemble the Photos of Rosie 100

Starting to put a photo book together of Rosie 100. This is one of my favorites -- Scott and Isabella's soft shoe w/canes during "Chatanooga Choo Choo."

If you are reading this and have any photos from the party that ought to be included in the book, please e-mail 'em up to me?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Huge Moon

Sadly, last week's huge full moon coincided exactly with the Perseids meteor shower so, added to a ton of fog even well into the early morning hours, we in Saint Plotniko were completely blanked out, first by incredible natural glare and then by weather.

But what a sight it is. I can't imagine what ancient peoples must have thought about a sight like this -- well, probably the ones up here were still bitching about the fog.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Padrons and Shishitos

August 16 and we can't keep up with the shishito and padron peppers. The shishitos are ripening while still tiny, whereas the padrons become much larger before they turn red.

Eight out of ten padrons are mild, the ninth is pretty hot and the 10th can make you sing soprano. The shishitos are never hot. But nine out of ten times the padrons taste better. 

Sautéed in olive oil with a lot of salt, or even better barbecued while you're grilling up a little carne arrachera...good ol' summertime.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rebecca, Julie and Grunk

The American Girl Incomprehensiblemania has hit both coasts. Blogmaid, you knew that, in fact you may even be responsible for it.

Isabella's Rebecca is on the left. She comes from a New York tenement in 1890. Isabella's SF friend Stella has Julie, the blonde. Julie is apparently a 1960s Haight Ashbury girl. Rebecca and Julie go everywhere with Isabella and Stella. The dolls have life histories, biographies, and of course clothing and accessories. Julie is on the pill.

Plotnik likes to take his mitt to baseball games. He keeps the mitt on between innings, despite the difficulty in grabbing his beer. He loves wearing his mitt. Maybe he should have had a doll when he was growing up.

Plotnik's doll would be Grunk. Grunk would be the world's first drummer. He discovered two, three and four. Before Grunk there was only one.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

More Great Pizza

I've got the cracker crust down, now I have to learn to make a thicker New York style crust.

Meanwhile, tonight we go to SF Jazz Center for the Yemeni dance party. I'm wearing my accordion shirt. We're gonna have fun.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

What Are These Called?

We bought these seedlings and put 'em in a pot and now they are flowering and beautiful amd two feet tall but I can't remember what they are. Does anyone know?