My random thoughts…brought to you once a week!

  • Have you ever seen a Restoration Hardware catalog? It’s the size of my 11th grade Chemistry book.
  • My 2-year-old calls me Kevin…at least 80% of the time. Weird.
  • I mentioned this on Twitter, but damn did I have a freaky hibachi restaurant experience the other night. The chef got a little R-rated with things. Let’s just say I’ll never look at eggs the same way.
  • I’m sick of writing negative things about the Texans, so I’ll just leave it at that.
  • Is half the female population named Jennifer or Katherine? And they’re all spelled differently: Jen, Jenn, Jennie, Jenny, Jennifer, Cathy, Catherine, Cat, Kathy, Katherine, Katharine.
  • What’s the appeal with Angie Harmon?
  • Boardwalk Empire sucked last week. And please stop with all the old actors from the Sopranos!
  • Newport, Rhode Island is a beautiful place. If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend touring The Breakers.
  • I don’t miss the NBA. At. All.
  • I fell asleep writing this Unique Randomness. Lucky me, I was awoken at midnight by one daughter screaming at me that the other daughter was crying. It’s gonna be Green Mountain Double Black Diamond kinda day. (That almost sounds like a commercial.)
  • “Gonna” and “kinda” and “ya’ll” are great words.
  • Happy birthday to my wonderful cousin Melissa! She’s the kind soul who keeps this web site running and looking pretty. And a quick plug for her business…Positive Force Consulting.
  • Another happy birthday (in a couple days) to Carrie. She’s a great friend, great writer, and the proud owner of a new dog (who I call BEAST).
  • Where was this picture taken? Hint: beer.


Sarah @ Sarah’s Modern Bites October 12, 2011 at 8:17 am

This gave me a good laugh this morning!

Your son calls you Kevin? hahaha cute/weird/interesting

Yes, I do believe the world is being taken over by Jens.

Newport is gorgeous… so glad you all had such a wonderful time!

    The Mighty Rib October 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I need to keep a list of all the Jens in my world. And my daughter calls me Kevin…no sons in the Shalin household:)

    We really lucked out with the weather last weekend for Newport.

Sarah @ Sarah’s Modern Bites October 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

Ha! Woops!

I used to wait tables at Legal seafood after I graduated college… it was my first ‘real’ serving job.. I remember being overwhelmed with all the Jens I met on the first day and since then have learned that you can petty much bet money that at there will be at least 2-3 servers named Jen at any given restaurant. guaranteed haha

Kristina @ spabettie October 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

that photo looks like it could be from one of our McMenamins pubs – they are filled with art of the quirky and whimsical style.

I recently received the same Restoration catalog – it’s heavy and commanded much real estate in the mailbox!

as a previous black diamond fiend, I may have to try that coffee…

    The Mighty Rib October 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Excellent guess Kristina…but not it! Hint #2…it’s located inside a NE brewery. What brewery is it?

SirRon October 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

Magic Hat… Burlington, VT

    The Mighty Rib October 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I was waiting on the master to get it!

      SirRon October 13, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Been there, I believe, 3 times. It used to be a great place. Now it’s a good place. Have you done the Ben and Jerry’s tour? Off-the-line ice cream was life altering. I never knew it was supposed to taste like that.

        The Mighty Rib October 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

        We went to Ben and Jerry’s but it was on a Saturday and packed. Didn’t feel like screwing with the tour. Got the kids a cone and took off.

        Side note, been working on a Magic Hat growler of Oktoberfest Hex. Very good beer!

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