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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · December
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On Bacon · You buy it shrink-wrapped in the su­per­mar­ket, right? And it’s not bad; per­haps a slight­ly guilty plea­sure and cer­tain­ly best en­joyed in mod­er­a­tion. But you know, that’s not re­al ba­con; some­how, de­spite hav­ing grown up part­ly on a far­m, un­til a few weeks ago I’d nev­er tast­ed the re­al thing. On Main Street in Van­cou­ver (which is not and has nev­er been the main street) at the cor­ner of 20th Ave you’ll find Con­ti­nen­tal Sausage Co., which I guess sup­plies restau­rants and has an un­pre­ten­tious lit­tle deli that we’ve start­ed pa­tron­iz­ing. The meats are in the Ger­man style and the am­biance and pace are def­i­nite­ly of an­oth­er er­a. Any­how, on im­pulse one Fri­day I or­dered six slices of ba­con for Sun­day break­fast, and she pulled out a big brown slab and sliced them on the spot. Oh my good­ness gra­cious, it’s noth­ing at all like what the su­per­mar­ket has. Now what I do re­mem­ber from the farm is fresh eggs, laid in the last day or so. I won­der where I can find those in Van­cou­ver?
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On Email · For years, I’ve had two email ad­dress­es; the cur­rent job and the long-term per­son­al one. The lat­ter is un­for­tu­nate­ly one of the world’s most pub­lic, ap­pear­ing among oth­er places on the front of the XML spec­i­fi­ca­tion, and thus gets a lot of spam. I mean re­al­ly a lot. Which was caus­ing some pret­ty se­vere pain, but I’m us­ing the Gmail dodge, and that helps quite a bit ...
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