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1%?! good lord! how about 1 rib!

for those of you who do not know what that title means:


anyway… today’s the last day (in california) to buy stuff at the 7.75% sales tax… in most cities, sales tax will increase by 1% to 8.75% — but some cities will be higher (like LA) — check out the other cities (thanks to the oc register)

so if you’ve been thinking about buying something or other… it’s best to do it now to get the most out of your money…

i was also thinkin’ about it — some people use the outdated method of tipping their waiter/waitress by doubling the tax (that’s kinda crap by the way — that’d only tip the person 15.5%… lookin’ out for you, greg)

so now with a 8.75% tax (and higher), you’ll be doing the slightly better 17.5% tip… food for thought (no pun intended)

pick up the pieces!

is it odd that the highlight of my day is getting my car to sears for an alignment, wheel balance and rotation? my car used to shake like michael j. fox when i would press the brakes at pretty much any speed over 30 mph…

i figured… after 2 years of ownership… i’ll take it in to get it workin’ like new — and it is… runs (and stops) like a dream…

what else happened?

  • got new kicks, pants, and a shirt — i thought to myself… “wwsd” (where s=sarmad)
  • tried out windows mesh — as geoff states, “Windows Live Mesh. Think Remote Desktop meets file share meets file backup/sync. In other words, awesome.” (more about this soon)
  • saw “still waiting” — wasn’t that great… they relied too much on the first movie — too many references back to that one…
  • got a “save the date” postcard for my 10-year high school reunion… jesus christ it’s already 10 friggin years?
  • california burrito and a coke — gotta love san diego

so i noticed that dane cook and jim gaffigan are twittering (or as andy would argue, their publicists are twittering)… either way, they’re not really funny… it’s kind of a letdown — they pretty much use twitter to whore their new cd’s comin’ out.

it’s pretty annoying, they’re on the bubble right now of getting removed from my list unless they bring the funny

what a linkfest…

beer: stone smoked porter

esco's finest
esco's finest

store: bevmo
type: american porter
abv: 5.90%

this bottle’s been hangin’ out (or chillin’ would be more appropriate) in my fridge for quite some time… something about drinking a 22 oz. bottle by myself that makes me feel odd

check out the pic above again… look at that pour… boo-ti-ful… great head and no spillage

as for the taste… superb. i’ve been a fan of porters in general lately… and stone generally has awesome quality — smokey, oakey, roasty… all of the above.

beeradvocate: A-
me: A

on the topic of microbreweries, looks likeĀ  a documentary is comin’ out pretty soon about their battle with the big breweries like anheuser-busch… it’s called beer wars and it’s gonna show in a movie theater near you… looks pretty interesting

i got soul, but i’m not a soldier

i got some catching up to do with tv… i’m all about lists recently, so…

  • lost – haven’t started
  • 24 – haven’t started
  • the office (moroccan christmas)
  • house
  • 30 rock (christmas special)
  • scrubs


  • die hard
  • top secret
  • slumdog millionaires
  • benjamin button
  • *update* fletch (sorry andy)

caught up on:

  • flight of the conchords

i’m sure there are more — damn i’m behind

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