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23 May, 2009
31 January, 2009
I just took a look at my cell phone bill. I went 254 minutes over . . . which is quite surprising to me because I never use it during the day and I have free nights and weekends. Or so I thought. It turns out I only had 400 night minutes and unlimited weekends. (I was sure I was right, but, of course, we know that human memory is quite fallible.)
So I called up T-Mobile to bitch about them changing my plan on me without me noticing. But it seems they did not. I was just wrong. Nonetheless, they offered to add their "faves" plan or whatever it's called so I could get free calls to my five most frequently called numbers, which, given my bill looks like a power law, will help substantially.) Normally they want a 2-year contract for that plan, but they knocked it down to one AND BACK-DATED IT so it applies to this bill and I get out of the contract sooner.
Major win for T-Mobile. I've always said I liked their customer service. Now I remember why I'm not getting an iPhone: stupid AT&T couldn't even tell me my credit card wasn't processing; they just racked up lots of late fees.
24 January, 2009
MélangeSalad of frisée, radicchio, chive, cucumber, pecans, honey garlic dressing and coconut shavings.
KansoFresh whole wheat pasta, olive oil, fresh cracked black pepper, sea salt. Served with a side bowl of Parmesan snow.
ForteFour ounce flatiron steak with two grilled jumbo shrimp, drizzled in walnut oil.
ConcisionLime sorbet scooped with a melon-baller into a rocks glass.
(needs a name)Bacon and leek consommé.
(also needs a name; austerity?)Trout and asparagus almondine.
IndulgenceDouble chocolate bombe with cappucino ice cream.
DigestiveKrupnik, Limoncello, etc.
I might like to fit in a tempura somewhere. Thoughts? Also, bacon is particularly tough to do consommé with because it has lots of fat and little to no cartilage and tendon (needed for the gelatin) — perhaps there's another interesting meat to be used?