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Cooler Weather

It is getting a bit cooler here in Atlanta. Before long, it will be time to head up to Dillard to get a pumpkin.

First off, yet another reminder that you should add me on Google+.

Leaf looking anyone?

College football is in full swing. The big college football drama has been the conference realignment…and where we end up. The Pac 10 has said it is standing pat. The SEC is adding Texas A&M so far. The ACC has signed up Rutgers and Syracuse. I am sure that more dominoes are going to fall in the coming months, even though Missouri has apparently said they are staying put or not.

We had a dinner at Bocado this week. I had high hopes for the place, but we left pretty disappointed. There was one table seated when we came in. Another came in shortly after we did.  They got their food about 1o minutes before us. There was at least 40 minutes between the apps and the mains, it was totally inexcusable. My steak was good. I ate the entire thing. Lindsey got the sole, and she was less than impressed. The place is he same price point as The Shed. We should have gone there instead.

Added for the obvious reason. Photo from the Local Three site.

I also figure that if I am going to slam Bocado I should also tell you that we had a great lunch at Local Three this week. I had the McDowell Burger – their take on a Big Mac. It was a good meal.

Petit is right around the corner. This will be the first time in years I have not made it. I will not  miss the race as much as I will miss the good friends that I have made there in years past. There will be more cars than spots, so qualifying should be great. You can catch all the action on Radio LeMans. The race will actually be on TV this year.  I will be watching at home while I babysit Sarah Kate.  Lindsey is off to see her mom get married in Myrtle Beach.

My wife is on my ass to pick out a birthday present.  I have no idea what I want.

Quick hits:

  • I think that ESPN has completely given up on afternoon programming.
  • On the positive side of things…My old colleague Pete Davis is doing a kickass job on his sports blog.
  • Owl Jones is a Georgia guy who has an awesome fishing blog.
  • Here is my music post from earlier
  • This new show with Jim Caviezel may not last…but the first episode was great.
  • Spotify is also cool, and free for a while with a new signup.
  • I am working up the list of side dishes for Thanksgiving.  Spinach and parsnips will go for a test run next week.
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A Nice Win at Sebring…But Not by an Audi

Photo from the Last Turn Clubhouse

12 Hours of Racing and a difference of only 44 seconds between the winning Oreca Peugeot and the third place factory Peugot.
A disappointed Audi team finished in 4th and 5th in the old R15++.  It was the last race for the R15, it will be replaced by the R18 in the next LeMans Series event, as the team prepares for the 24 Hours of LeMans.

GT was a real fight as well.  A one-two finish for the BMWs over the two Corvettes. It appears that there are some kinks to work out with the new 458 Italia, and the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is finally starting to show its age.

I would not be doing a good job unless I mentioned just how awful the current P2 prototypes are. Slow and fragile, the top car was 32 laps off the pace…behind nearly all the GT class. God, I miss the Porsche Spyder and Acuras.

I also have to comment on the broadcast package. The quality is not as advertised.  It was obvious to me (on a very fast home network) that the race was not the same as TV quality. I also was not as actively watching as I did in the days of TV coverage.  I am recording the ABC recap today. We will see how well that goes.

On to other Stuff!

Quick Hits
AP finally decides drop the hyphen.  Yay to the death of e-mail
We had a great steak dinner last night – including these, which are awesome.  The steak may have been the best I have ever had.

 

 

Started on Thursday…

Watching a show about the way that Coca-Cola gets bottled. Things sure have changed since the days that I hung out in a bottling plant. That was a long time ago though.  Probably around 1980.

Field and Stream loves the Costa 580s.  I do too. I can’t say enough good things about them. Best glasses I have ever owned.
Making some turbinado simple syrup this weekend. I Saw it on Unique Eats. If you are not watching that…you should be.

The Art of Manliness is always a good blog to read. I seem to get lots of tips and info from it…on a regular basis. This article on rhetoric is one of the best reads I have seen in a long time.

Have a nice group for the NCAA pickem this year, I was in mid-pack as of press time.

Sebring 12 Hour is this weekend.  Last race for the R15+.  New R18 will be the top dog after this.  I am hoping they can pull it out against Peugeot.

Probably will crank out another update before the weekend is done.