This And That Podcast

Sunday, August 21, 2005

08/20/05 This And That Podcast

08/20/05 Podcast (Show Number 27)

48 minutes | 29.9 MB

Engineering problems and belly dancing are the themes of this show I guess! What you are listening to is our second 'take' of this show as only one mic went to tape during the first one (Engineer George's fault, not mine...). It was very weird going through the same material twice. THEN the second 'take' stopped recording in the middle of it and we had no idea. Just hoping that our equipment is allright as I have no explanation for the second problem. We talk about belly dancing, some pet peeves, Shotgun status, Dallas Restaurant Week, calorie counts and a review of "Fourty Year Old Virgin". Dave from RandomDigressions provides an audio column. The genre of the week was taped (twice) but it will have to wait until next week!

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Show Notes:

Belly Dancing!
Jeff's Pet Peeves
Shotgun Gets Neutered
Dave's Column - My Day As A Dog
Deja Vu
Restaurant Week
     * Smith And Wollensky
     * Iris
     * Del Frisco's
Six Month Anniversary
Pat's 7-11 Update
Jeff's Calorific Mistake
Review: The Fourty Year Old Virgin

     * Yaa Halla Y'all
     * KRLD Restaurant Week
     * Random Digressions
     * Israelisms
     * dconstruction
     * Air Ferg
     * Borderline
     * Radio Filibuster
     * Whole Lot Of Nonsese
     * The Dahl Pod

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  • At August 22, 2005 , Anonymous Michel said...

    Checkbooks? Checkbooks? We don't need no stinkin checkbooks! Here in FInland where I live, there are no checkbooks. All bills are nearly paid online and everyone has a bank card (like your ATM card) that every merchant honors...even the Mom and Pop variety> makes things much easier!

  • At August 22, 2005 , Blogger said... wishes you a happy anniversary! also totally agrees with Jeff's opinions on martinis. So much so, that we had to proselytize last year a bit.

  • At August 22, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Way to go Finland! When did the check book go away (what year)? Was it a bog to do to make happen? How did you get all the old folks to do things online? It took me years of nagging to get my parents to use their credit card to pay for gas. They would both die if they lost their precious little check book.

    And, woe is me! My vodka martini isn't a real martini? Well, fine, call it whatever, just as long as it has no gin in it!


  • At August 22, 2005 , Blogger said...

    Watch out: more soapboxing.

    No, Pat, it is not a martini. It is simply a cocktail in a martini glass. One you are of course welcome to enjoy without guilt or ridicule. It's just not a martini. Putting lutefisk in a corn husk doesn't make a tamale.

    But, my argument is stymied by the absolute lack of an alternate name to the drink "vodka martini." There should be one to differentiate it from an earnest martini. I suggest the "This and That." That way you could order your "This and That" dry, wet, shaken, stirred or even, as I know you like it Pat, dirty.

  • At August 22, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    I like the idea of the "This And That". Maybe in Dallas, we could work that up.

    While I don't like this one bit, I'm going to have to acknowledge, that after a bit of research, Pat is probably more 'normal' than us regarding her choice of a 'martini' drink. From the wikipedia on this matter, it is reported that the 'vodka martini' is indeed much more popular than than the standard gin martini. A real martini IS indeed made from gin. In addition, a splash of vermouth is added or, as Winston Churchill was oft to do, simply bowing in the general direction of France can often suffice for a very dry martini.

    However, the point is, one can go to any bar and order a 'vodka martini' and they will know what you want even though this is not technically correct. At this point, technical correction is sacrificed for popular understanding. And sadly, some bars will assume you want vodka when one simply orders a martini....

    BTW - I've had the martini's at The Library - GREAT martini's. My favorite gin? Tanq 10....

  • At August 22, 2005 , Blogger Owner said...

    I'm with Pat on this one. Bag the gin, bring on the vodka. Call me uncouth, if you must.

    Jeff, the holding the door/three second rule is a part of my daily life at my office. Coming from the parking garage, I try to time it so I won't have to speed up my pace for someone or stand and hold a door for too long as well. Nothing gets the day off on the wrong foot quite like having someone hold a door when you are obviously way beyond the 3 second rule. If only my office mates listened to your show!

  • At August 22, 2005 , Blogger Pat said...

    Lindsey, hahaha, I like 'em dirty. Yepper!

    When I go to Jeff's house, I'm always bummed. He never has any good booze there. Crappy beer and gin. Oh, and sake. I mean, really, so lame.

  • At August 22, 2005 , Blogger Jeff said...

    Pat's definition of good beer = Miller Lite. So my finally crafted microbeers are 'crappy' to her.

  • At August 23, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mmmm, Miller Lite!


  • At August 23, 2005 , Blogger Owner said...

    Miller Lite? I'm going to have to go with Jeff on this one.

    But does Jeff have limoncello in his freezer? That is the ultimate test in my book. ;-)

  • At August 23, 2005 , Anonymous Neil said...

    Jeff & Pat - congrats on your six month anniversary! I wonder what constitutes an appropriate gift for a podcast anniversary... new headphones? Pop screens? Where is Miss Manners when you need her? ;)

    It's nice to hear that the podcasts I listen to are all passing milestones like this. Didn't AirFerg pass the 6-month hump a few weeks ago? I think it shows the staying power of podcasting. Personally, I never thought Borderline would last. We always talk about doing things, but they never work out, like our plan to take over the world with hyper-intelligent ice cream sandwiches. But the first week of Sept. it will be 6 months since our first show. Yikes!

    RE the vodka/gin debate, I HATE regular martini's, dry or otherwise. Gin is icky. Give me a Cosmopolitan any day.

  • At August 23, 2005 , Anonymous danni st. bernard said...

    Lynnie loves the dirty martinis. Feel good about that, i think that you have to be one tough mo fo to drink those. Neil tried to drink one...and he cried. True story.

    Great show, glad to see you finished it despite technical difficulties, those are so tough. Your restaurant romps sound delightful! I am going to go eat some mac & cheese, and dream of beautiful risoto. ;) Give Shotgun a hug for me! Poor guy, he was just about to get manly.

  • At August 24, 2005 , Anonymous Neil said...

    D - I seem to recall you were not as tough as you'd like to think when consuming the dirty martini. So don't talk trash 'bout me on other people boards, we can do that at home ;)

  • At August 24, 2005 , Blogger PaulJ said...

    Comforting to know that the 'gold standard' in audio quality podcasts isn't immune from the occasional attack of gremlins....

  • At August 25, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Paul,

    I also think this was the first show that I forgot my duty to ask "are we recording". I think that wouldn't have helped with the channel problem and it sure wouldn't have helped with the mystery problem (and I did ask the second time around). Hmmm, maybe Jeff is using this as a reason to buy more equipment? Hmmmm! : )


  • At August 25, 2005 , Blogger bpende said...

    Maybe the whole "Take 2" thing was really nothing more than Jeff's passive aggressive attempt to justify his new technology purchases. His dramatic cut at the movie review makes us all think that his equipment may need an overhaul... hmmmmm...

    Sparkly bras? Do you think CafePress can make those... sparkly This 'n That bras... hmmm.

    Door openings... Here in NJ, we basically swing the door wide, and if you get it in time, great. Otherwise, frick off. Maybe we could put in yellow lines in front of the door, "If you can see the person behind you over that line, please hold the door... Otherwise, frick 'em."

    Check Books... I agree with Michel from Finland, they suck. I don't even like to use the checkout lines with actual people, just the self-checkout lines. I try to pay for everything with non-imprinted gold... helps keep me off the grid. If I can't use my gold, I use one of the 57 different plastic things in my pocket.

    I'm with Pat, I love Dave. I do like the allegory thing he has going there.

    I think you guys need to chill with Engineer George... you can tell that the more you pick on him, the warmer he makes the room.

    Anal probes... I usually make my doctor take me out to dinner first. That way, our level of intimacy doesn't seem so sudden.

    6 Month anniversary!!!! Oh, man. And I didn't get you guys anything, and you've brought me all these great PodCasts, and fun stories.


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