Thursday, December 31, 2009

blogger ethics!

I've signed the eGullet Ethics code for online writers about food. Good stuff including the right of readers to expect honest disclosure of any compensation or possible conflict of interest in sites that I might review. The full document can be found here:

I feel kind of strongly about this because I tend to write mostly positive reviews, and some might wonder if they are accurate and unbiased. This is my promise to readers that they are that.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's cold. It was about 10 degrees F this morning, and the wind is just howling. I cleaned out the woodstove in the living room, so we have a cozy spot to sit, play Scrabble, watch movies.
We went to dinner in Portland at Street & Co. which was really excellent. The menu is ONLY fish - pretty bold! - done beautifully. Simple and perfect. Nice wine list, too.

Less than two weeks til Christmas. This year, I have a service to play on Christmas Eve as well as one on Christmas morning! I'll need to be better organized than usual in order to avoid uber-stress. Is there anything worse than a frantic holiday? I don't think so.

I'm glad that there's snow on the ground. It doesn't feel festive if there is no snow. It would be wonderful to be able to go cross-country skiing on the 26th, to have a nice, calm day out in nature.