Auf Wiedersehen

It’s said that all good things come to an end, and so it is with our field trial test of our BMW Active E, Buzz. It’s hard to believe that two years (25 months, if we’re being specific) have already zipped by. Doesn’t seem possible. When we signed up to participate in the Active E…

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Say Cheese!

One of the more intriguing gifts I received this past Christmas was a “Cheesemaking Kit”. We’ve gotten into making stuff from scratch here at The Aerie – fresh bread, fresh pizza, fresh pasta. What better to go on it than a little fresh mozzarella, right? A rare, rainy weekend here in San Diego provided plenty…

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The Politics of Drinking

At The Aerie, we’re both scientists that love to talk politics over happy hour and so it was with great interest this week that the Washington Post published an analysis of consumer data crossed with polling data by Jennifer Dube of National Media Research Planning and Placement. Her analysis shows that certain wines and liquors…

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Tis the Season

We’re the type of people that don’t like to do a lot of Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving. But this year, it seems like we’ve barely worked our way out of our turkey hangover, and blam, it’s December. And so today, we set out on our first decorating — and strangely enough, it wasn’t even technically…

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Halloween Week Happy Hour: The Zombie

Here at The Aerie this week, we had an even more lackluster showing of trick-or-treaters than usual — five kids. Five. That’s it. I don’t know what’s with kids these days not wanting to climb a 600 foot hill and walk to the end of our dark cul-de-sac. Sheesh. Regardless, this past week I was…

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Tree Huggers

I had known the day was coming, and I had avoided it for as long as possible. “It’s time,” the Beloved would say. I’d tell her I knew and then I’d find an excuse not to think about it some more. Finally, I acquiesced. It was time to move the tree. And it was breaking…

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Houses and Homes

Perhaps my favorite quote from any book is towards the end of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: He sat down on a grassy bank and looked at the city that surrounded him, and thought, one day he would have to go home. And one day he would have to make a home to go back to.…

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