Archive for October, 2006

Mark Your Calendars Now

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

I moved to the P-N-Dubya for the outdoors, Oregon Duck football games and homes with fire sale prices.  But now it has begun to rain and the ducks have lost 2 out of their last three football games.  I know!  I will drink myself happy!

Some of you, must be a Rose City thing, have requested at least “two-weeks” notice.  Well, let it not be said that I do not listen to my peoples.  I do!  This said Puff-N-Sip will commence at exactly 5:01:01 on Thursday November 9, 2006.

Failure to attend will result in Lisa Larpenteur and Rick Ford doing one shot each minute until such time they are removed from the lounge by EMT’s or Jim Dockweiler actually shows up.  Yes, I will begin calling out all those would be puffers and sippers who request notification in advance yet still fail to attend!

Festivities will begin at East China Town Lounge @ 322 NW Everett Street

Regional Puff-N-Sip Manager,

What next? Ban drinking in SF???

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

I never thought I’d see the day–all puffers should morn.

France to Impose Smoking Ban Next Year 

Much Love,

Puff’n'sip — sun sets, sun rises, all is well…

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I got up too early today. Done with coffee. Wired. But picture this… Ornate Victorian porch frames dying day perfectly. Sun’s getting heavy, and electric blue gives way to mellow, comforting purple. Heart slows down to a steady thump… thump… thump… Nutty, with a little spice, cloud of smoke floats around like a down blanket.. Pufffff… Thick liquor bites tongue and spreads in a warm wave throughout the body.. Clink.. clink… Thump. Puff. Clink… I am ready… Somewhere in there, I should have used an article or two. Help me out, Gil.

Puff’n'sip must go on! And it does, believe me — it’s on! Today’s Puff’n'sip will start at

5:13 PM @ Norton’s Vault (Sansome and Sacramento)

and continues @

7:02 PM to Cigar Bar And Grill (850 Montgomery/Jackson)

See you all there!

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip – catching up with the world…

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

It seems like we are so often so behind… Like mobile technology, right, Andy? Or… Oktoberfest! I missed about 172 of them in the past, and just when I got ready to celebrate this year, the 173rd is already over!

So tomorrow, we’ll start getting ready for 174th. Meet to share your past and future Oktoberfest experiences @

5:17 PM @ Schroeder’s, 240 Front (@ Sacramento)

and polka off @

6:52 PM to Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)

And — Happy Birthday, Maharaja AK!

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

This may require a moment of silence during this year’s Super Bowl

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

4% of America’s hops burned.