Ewan Chills at the Art Beat Festival in Somerville, MA

Originally uploaded by Jay Brewer.

Anya at the Zoo

Originally uploaded by Jay Brewer.

Black Cotton Swabs

I love cleaning out my dirty ears. Hmmm...maybe if I try black I won't go back?

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The reasoning behind these black swabs from Japan is that earwax is more visible against the black. I'm sure earwax stands out more on these but the white of traditional cotton swabs makes guck more visible BEFORE you stick it in your ear. I suppose there are two types of people in this world, those who like taking dirty things out of their orifices and those who like inserting dirty things in. Depending on my mood, which way I swing shifts with the wind.


Chilli Garden - Chili Noodle Paradise

Having just had the most amazing chili wontons, noodles, and also pork ribs in this amazing broth - I can safely say my taste-buds and my soul have never had such amazing flavors pulsing throughout them. Go to Chilli Garden now. GO!!!!

Sichuan has been known as the land of plenty since ancient times. It produces abundant domestic animals, poultry, and freshwater fish and crayfish. Sichuan cuisine is well known for cooking fish. The raw materials are delicacies from land and river, edible wild herbs, and the meat of domestic animals and birds. Beef is more common in Sichuan cuisine than it is in other Chinese cuisines, perhaps due to the widespread use of oxen in the region. Stir-fried beef is often cooked until chewy, while steamed beef is sometimes coated with rice flour to produce rich gravy.

At Chilli Garden