Monday, January 25, 2010



A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take
what you've been taking. ~Earl Wilson

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kit Kat Lounge
Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft. ~Sven Nykvist

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination. ~Edward Hopper

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Da Bus
What a loaded word it is, rife with associations to goons, goofs, bikers, tribal warriors, carnival artists, drunken sailors and floozies. ~Jon Anderson, "Epidermal Dalis," Chicago Tribune, 6 October 1994

The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation. ~James Cook

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Shrimp stock
Save peelings and shells from fresh shrimp. Saute' in olive oil, add chopped onion and garlic, salt and pepper, dash of Worcestershire, deglaze with water (approx 1 cup), simmer, reduce, strain. Use it to deglaze pan after cooking shrimp for a delicious sauce.

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o'clock in the morning. ~John Barrymore

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Caffeine Artists
Asado Coffee Company, Chicago, IL USA

Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised. ~Star Trek: Voyager

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation. ~Friederich Nietzsche

I could smell myself awake with that coffee. ~Jaesse Tyler