This past weekend I went up to Harvard and saw my good old pal Nick. He is now at Harvard Law and thus is in a section with a ton of people from Yale and Harvard. They all had a silly e-mail exchange and one thing I saw in there was this article about Yale vs. Harvard. I remembered that I was quoted in it and thought that was funny. Turns out that I also thought that was funny 5 months ago.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The menu from October 28 (bold = my favorites):
Grape with sea urchin
Biscuit with pepper
Chicharron (pork rind)
Fluke with poppy seeds and butter
Daikon and potato soup with lamb belly
Hen egg with caviar
Egg noodles with mushrooms and broth
Monkfish with sea urchin and broth
Shaved foie gras, lychee, Riesling gelee
Venison with sprouts, celeriac purée
Arnold palmer gelato, mint julep crumble
Pretzel ice cream, fried cheddar, yogurt
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It cures everything from arthritis to acid reflux, meaning that Crazy Water is nothing short of a miracle worker (although not the Helen Keller kind). And now you can get it at Whole Foods in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Can Union Square be far behind?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
I find it revolting that I still get these when I buy things like milk. What a waste of paper (and my time)! The default for minor purchases should be no receipt (although you can always ask for one), and the default for bigger purchases that you might actually want to return should be electronic receipts (electronic receipts should be available for all purchases though). These could be e-mailed to each person automatically with an e-mail address that is linked to the person's debit/credit card. If you pay cash, you might have to tell the cashier your e-mail address, but that's still better than having a paper receipt.
If you make a purchase at the Apple Store, they already do this and it's wonderful. How can this not be more widespread? It cuts costs and makes everyone's life easier. In fact, just this past weekend I had to go back to my apartment to get a receipt in order to return something, instead of just being able to show the receipt to someone on my phone.