Thursday, March 23, 2006

Welcome Contra Costa Times readers

Ooh look: I’m in the paper.

Here’s a big list of hiking posts; and here’s a few favourites:

…and here’s a few of the other things mentioned in the article:

And now I feel a little guilty for not having posted on hiking for a while: work and a long commute leave little time for writing here, and I have a bit of a backlog.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Best. Correction. Ever.

From the Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine, March 2006:

In our January issue, in our description of Wolfgang Puck, one of our Top 10 TV Chefs, we said, “For [Home Shopping Network], Wolfgang cooks stuff while you buy his junk.” We meant “junk” in the colloquial sense, as “stuff,” and did not mean to imply that the quality of Puck’s line of kitchenware was anything less than stellar. We apologize for our careless word choice, and we regret the error.
Colloquial, yes, that’s the ticket.

Is it just me, or is there still a subtle but delicious hint of snark in that “anything less than stellar”?