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She's asked me to let everyone know that her surgery today went fine and that she's at home, and resting.

She'll update in her own journal when she's up to it.
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She's asked me to let everyone know that her surgery today went fine and that she's at home, and resting.

She'll update in her own journal when she's up to it.
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Grand Chau Chow (not Chau Chow City), 45 Beach Street,Boston.
45minutes from now.

Special appearance by [livejournal.com profile] kimberlogic
Yum.

(My cell is 617-Nice-Zen, if you need to call about something.)
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Grand Chau Chow (not Chau Chow City), 45 Beach Street,Boston.
45minutes from now.

Special appearance by [livejournal.com profile] kimberlogic
Yum.

(My cell is 617-Nice-Zen, if you need to call about something.)
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This is not the full details version... Ok, it's not the full-of-squee version... it is all the food. :)

On the 14th, with many millions of thanks to Kimberly, I (and 9 others) went to Thomas Keller's New York outpost, per se for my birthday.

Oh. My. Gods. Everything (except the salad course) was utterly amazing. I've been trying to respond to the challenge placed before me that night of writing this up without resorting to... shit... was it superlatives? I think so. So far, I've not managed it.

I went in with the express desire - as I've had since my trip to Germany in '99 (See this entry for that write-up.) and even more since my 1st declaration of "Thomas Keller Is My Master Now", following my 4-times-in-2-days Bouchon-fest in Jan. '06 - to eat anything that was put in front of me, no matter what I think I think of it.

I was not sorry.

There was nothing that was not good. The salad course, as I said, was not amazing. It was good, but that's it. Everything else? Wow.

So, for the just-the-facts version, see Johanna's photos with (mostly) my text. The diacritics follow the letter they modify, and are like that because I was just writing in a text editor, rather than composing with html elements. The typos are almost certainly mine.

I have no memory of what the wine was, as I had only about a 1/4 pour of the white, and barely a sip of the red. However the one other thing worth mentioning is that they make their own tonic water! That, combined with some amazing brand of Gin made the best Tonic and Gin (as they put it) that I've ever had. corwin wanted it to have more gin, but I was fine with it as was.

The whole thing took about 4.5 hours, and ended with a tour of the kitchen which, as you might be able to tell from the photos, or maybe not, was SPOTLESS, while they were full in the middle of service. My gods.

Give me enough money and I'd go back there in a heartbeat. Of course, my next real quest is to actually make it to The French Laundry, and maybe a number of the other (numerous) well-respected Bay-and-Napa-area establishments.

I hope to have more on this to say later.

For now... wow.

Thank you again, Kimberly, for making this happen. :) 
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This is not the full details version... Ok, it's not the full-of-squee version... it is all the food. :)

On the 14th, with many millions of thanks to Kimberly, I (and 9 others) went to Thomas Keller's New York outpost, per se for my birthday.

Oh. My. Gods. Everything (except the salad course) was utterly amazing. I've been trying to respond to the challenge placed before me that night of writing this up without resorting to... shit... was it superlatives? I think so. So far, I've not managed it.

I went in with the express desire - as I've had since my trip to Germany in '99 (See this entry for that write-up.) and even more since my 1st declaration of "Thomas Keller Is My Master Now", following my 4-times-in-2-days Bouchon-fest in Jan. '06 - to eat anything that was put in front of me, no matter what I think I think of it.

I was not sorry.

There was nothing that was not good. The salad course, as I said, was not amazing. It was good, but that's it. Everything else? Wow.

So, for the just-the-facts version, see Johanna's photos with (mostly) my text. The diacritics follow the letter they modify, and are like that because I was just writing in a text editor, rather than composing with html elements. The typos are almost certainly mine.

I have no memory of what the wine was, as I had only about a 1/4 pour of the white, and barely a sip of the red. However the one other thing worth mentioning is that they make their own tonic water! That, combined with some amazing brand of Gin made the best Tonic and Gin (as they put it) that I've ever had. corwin wanted it to have more gin, but I was fine with it as was.

The whole thing took about 4.5 hours, and ended with a tour of the kitchen which, as you might be able to tell from the photos, or maybe not, was SPOTLESS, while they were full in the middle of service. My gods.

Give me enough money and I'd go back there in a heartbeat. Of course, my next real quest is to actually make it to The French Laundry, and maybe a number of the other (numerous) well-respected Bay-and-Napa-area establishments.

I hope to have more on this to say later.

For now... wow.

Thank you again, Kimberly, for making this happen. :) 
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It's utterly stunning to realize, but it was 10 years ago today, with some fair number of you who are reading this now in attendance, that [livejournal.com profile] kimberlogic and I got married.

I can't say it's been the easiest thing ever, but it's all the better for what we've gotten through together.

I love you, bunny. Here's to many 10s more.
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It's utterly stunning to realize, but it was 10 years ago today, with some fair number of you who are reading this now in attendance, that [livejournal.com profile] kimberlogic and I got married.

I can't say it's been the easiest thing ever, but it's all the better for what we've gotten through together.

I love you, bunny. Here's to many 10s more.
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The wedding had wound down and we were back at the hotel, doing what everyone does after their wedding...continuing the party with everyone who was left and who still wanted to hang out.

We'd tried to find out where in the hotel Fleetwood Mac was staying and failed...so we hung out, talked, laughed, and continued to celebrate that which we celebrate to this day, our love and life together.

And where am I right now? Where else would I be at a time like this? At work. Yay.

I love you, Kimberly.
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The wedding had wound down and we were back at the hotel, doing what everyone does after their wedding...continuing the party with everyone who was left and who still wanted to hang out.

We'd tried to find out where in the hotel Fleetwood Mac was staying and failed...so we hung out, talked, laughed, and continued to celebrate that which we celebrate to this day, our love and life together.

And where am I right now? Where else would I be at a time like this? At work. Yay.

I love you, Kimberly.
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I got married. It's not my wedding anniversary, however...that's still 2 days away.

On this day, 5 years ago, a local Justice Of The Peace came to our house and performed the legal ceremony in which Kimberly and I were married. (We had a JP do the ceremony because, as near as we could tell, the Pope couldn't get a license to solemnize a wedding in Virginia because he isn't a VA resident.)

It was a very nice ceremony...she had a small notebook chock full of wedding bits (or maybe it was full of all sorts of JP ceremony bits, but I don't know what else those would be...) and she pulled out a number of very nice sentiments that Kimberly, Wadlow and I would then procede to crib into our public ceremony 2 days later.

The whole thing was very simple and very nice. I remember that Ted, corwin, and Wadlow were there. I don't recall if anyone else was.

It was a little bit odd suddenly _being_ married. It was nice. My love and I, together, married, even if noone else knew it at that time and wouldn't for 2 more days.

5 years. Here's to 20x more than that. (Yeah, I'd like medical technology to step up a couple of increments..)
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I got married. It's not my wedding anniversary, however...that's still 2 days away.

On this day, 5 years ago, a local Justice Of The Peace came to our house and performed the legal ceremony in which Kimberly and I were married. (We had a JP do the ceremony because, as near as we could tell, the Pope couldn't get a license to solemnize a wedding in Virginia because he isn't a VA resident.)

It was a very nice ceremony...she had a small notebook chock full of wedding bits (or maybe it was full of all sorts of JP ceremony bits, but I don't know what else those would be...) and she pulled out a number of very nice sentiments that Kimberly, Wadlow and I would then procede to crib into our public ceremony 2 days later.

The whole thing was very simple and very nice. I remember that Ted, corwin, and Wadlow were there. I don't recall if anyone else was.

It was a little bit odd suddenly _being_ married. It was nice. My love and I, together, married, even if noone else knew it at that time and wouldn't for 2 more days.

5 years. Here's to 20x more than that. (Yeah, I'd like medical technology to step up a couple of increments..)
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