January 14, 2010

Yellow-throated Warbler and other stuff

I don't know about you but for me 2010 is off to a good start. Noah and Kailyn got married last weekend. The new album is mastered and sounds pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I'll probably be working on the artwork and website for the next month or so but it's coming along. Also trying to get caught up on booking stuff that's been on hold since Christmas. We've got some fun trips coming up this year but it sure takes a lot of correspondence to make it all happen. Birding has been off to kind of a slow start but yesterday I was treated to excellent looks at my first YELLOW-THROATED WARLBER for New York. I got a couple kind of crappy pics through my bins...That was a fun bird to see. Wish I'd had a nicer camera with me. Anyway, last night Sarah and I had our friends Megan and Andy over for dinner. We tried this awesome recipe for Peanut Tofu stew with Kale out of our new Moosewood Cookbook. And then we played a board game. I've been really enjoying board games lately. We started playing Settlers of Catan a few months ago but there are a lot of different ones that are also fun like Alhambra and Ticket To Ride. I think the one we played last night was called Power Grid and you had to supply a bunch of cities with power using different resources (coal, wind, nuclear, etc). And of course different resources are more or less expensive at different times during the game, different power plants are more or less efficient, certain places have higher transfer costs, etc. It was quite fun! Hey speaking of fun we also just got Chuck: Season 2 on DVD. We're kind of hooked on that show. I guess that's about it for now. I'll try and post again sometime next week.