Favorite Christmas Song

And this here is one of my favorite Christmas songs ever: [audio:http://www.onblueundercanvas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/whitechristmas_thedrifters.mp3|titles=”White Christmas”|artists=The Drifters]

Mettler Family Cabernet

2006 Mettler Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi I bought a wine tasting gift certificate to Just Grapes – at a steeply discounted rate – from Groupon. When my parents came for a visit to Chicago in September, we cashed in on the good deal. The novelty of Just Grapes’ retail shop is their “automated self-serve […]

Policeman’s Xmas Party

Found this little tune by Five For Fighting by way of Pandora. The lyrics can be read here. [audio:http://www.onblueundercanvas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/08-policemans-xmas-party-1.mp3|titles=”Policeman’s Xmas Party”|artists=Five For Fighting]

Double Superlatives

Ticos are fond of the double superlative. In Costa Rica you’ll see supermarkets like HiperMas (hyper more) and MegaSuper. On TV, they advertise prime time television like this: “Prime Time, Super Prime!” I think that probably qualifies as a triple superlative.