Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cheeseburger in a Can

Just in case you weren't into the bread in a can, now you can get a cheeseburger in a can:

Cheesburger in a can

The company also makes powdered red wine. Sounds like a good camping meal to me.

*edit: Here's the link to the burger page.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Electronic address books

I'm looking for recommendations on an electronic address book. Right now, I'm considering putting all my contact information into an Outlook address book, but I'd prefer something that's more accessible remotely and less proprietary. (Although, Outlook is prevalent enough that I'm sure most other applications can import its address book.) Google would be my first choice, but I don't like how it adds all sorts of address automatically that I don't want. Say, for example, I email a company to get some information. That email address automatically gets put into my contact list. Last time I checked, there was no way to prevent this from happening.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bridgestone Winter Driving School

So what else could I possibly do in Steamboat besides ski?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Toilet Art

I wonder if Christine will let me put this on our toilet:

(You can get your very own toilet decal at

Monday, January 14, 2008


The powder in Steamboat is sweet. Christine and I left Fort Collins on Thursday night for a long weekend in Steamboat and we were treated to a bunch of new snow. The resort had gotten quite a bit of snow on Wednesday and Thursday, and there was plenty of it left for us on Friday. I hadn't done a double black in a while, but I had a helluva time ripping down the Christmas Tree Bowl thigh deep in powder.

After soaking up as much powder as we could, we went up to Strawberry Hot Springs and soaked in the warm water. The warm water was just what our sore muscles needed and it was pretty cool hanging out in the hot springs as some more snow gently fell.

Instead of staying at the resort, we stayed in downtown Steamboat Springs at the Hotel Bristol. Our room had 3 or 4 windows that looked out on main street, which was pretty nice until a squadron of snow clearing machines started doing their thing out there at 1AM. Wow those things were loud.

I only skied on Friday. More on that when I get the chance to write up what I did with the rest of my time. :)

Steamboat dining rundown:
  • Riggio's Fine Italian was really good. They were full the night we went there so we just ate at the bar and chatted it up with the bartender (who also happened to be the manager).

  • We had bagels from Bagel Works (1117 Lincoln) every morning. Good bagels if you're into that sort of thing in the morning (and I am). The owner is a CSU grad and used to run a bagel shop in Fort Collins

  • Tugboat Grill & Pub was okay for apres ski, but I think next time I'll check out the Slopeside Grill. Their food looked better, but I don't know if it tasted any better.

  • The one brewpub in Steamboat, the Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill, has terrible beer. It tastes watered down, and I was pretty turned off that they poured into a plastic cup.

  • Brooklynn's sells good pizza by the slice, but leave your credit card at home because they only accept cash or check.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


I'm unemployed. Until Monday. I think with all this new free time I'll for ride my bike for a couple hours in 30 MPH winds. Ouch.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fire on the Mountain

I just got done watching a documentary about the 10th Mountain Division called Fire on the Mountain. All I knew about the 10th Mountain Division was that their name was on a bunch of huts in Colorado. I had no idea they had such an impact on ski industry, like creating the first snowmobiles and snowcats and designing ski resorts. Not to mention, some 10th Mountaind Division alum went on to found Nike. Oh yeah, in WWII they also kicked the Germans of Riva Ridge.

If you're into skiing, and you are as clueless as I was about the 10th's place in history, check out this film. It's available for streaming on Netflix.

Green Wine

The New York Times had an op-ed piece about wine and the environment: Red, White or Green?

Apparently Ohio is the "break even" point for the carbon impact of shipping wine from California or Bordeux. "East of Ohio, a bottle from Bordeaux creates less carbon dioxide emission; to the west, California wine has the edge." Mom and Dad, I guess that means you can drink from either and still be environmentally sound. Or you could choose some delicious Ohio wine.

(Yeah, I posted something about the carbon footprint of wine earlier. I suspect Jason is still trying to figure out why anyone cares about Ohioans drinking wine.)

Millionaires getting back to their roots

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres are playing an NHL game outdoors pond hockey style at the Buffalo Bill's stadium right now. I love the idea. The only problem is that they kept the fans too far from the ice.

They put a hockey rink in the center of a football field, but they didn't move the fans onto the field. What's a hockey game without fans right up against the glass? Still, it's an awesome idea and I hope they do it again.

(Frankly, I'm surprised there's enough people awake at 1PM on New Years Day in Buffalo to fill a stadium. I mean, have you been to Buffalo in the winter? There's not much going on but drinking. Throw in New Years celebrations and that's one hung over city.)