Stone Face Blog / Stone Face Vloggers
Being the musings of Your Obedient Servant, Great Stone Face, moose enthusiast.
- Name: Great Stone Face
- Location: Northern Virginia, United States
I'm interested in humor contests, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, University of New Hampshire hockey and football, and Ohio State University football and hockey -- and, of course, moose.
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Seventh Night of Hanukkah Train
Friday, December 30, 2005
Sixth Night of Hanukkah Train
Bottom Union Posts Our Carp Caviar Promo
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Fifth Night of Hanukkah Train
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
4th Night of Hanukkah Train 5766
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
3rd Night of Hanukkah Train 5766
Carp Caviar Promo
Drifting Away Thoughts
January is fast approaching and many of our friends who work for the Federal Government in DC are retiring. Some will go onto post-retirement jobs, maybe as consultants back to the Feds. Others will just enjoy themselves, buy that cottage in Florida with the terra cotta roof and the palm trees, play golf and tennis, and travel.
If you still have "little ones" in college or a few years to go until retirement age, you just wave goodbye, go back to your desk, and sigh.
Virtual 3rd Night Menorah
Monday, December 26, 2005
Hanukkah 5766 - Second Night
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The little Hanukkah train continues on its track around the menorah as we light the candles on the second night of Hanukkah 5766 (2005).
It's traditional to eat food cooked in oil during Hanukkah, to commemorate that the one day's amount of oil used by the Maccabees to rekindle the Eternal Light in the Temple at Jerusalem miraculously lasted instead for eight days. Tonight, instead of potato latkes, our family fried some breaded (matzoh meal) chicken cutlets. In Italy, instead of fried potato pancakes, Jews eat fried chicken on Hanukkah. With some tomato-basil sauce, it goes great with spaghetti.
Hanukkah 5766 - First Night & Day
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Latkes & Football
Redskins 35, Giants 20 - Hooray!
Got up at 7 a.m. this morning and made hamburger patties for our tailgate. We loaded the propane campstove, table, & gear in the van. Seven of us left for FedEx Field at 9:15. Traffic was surprisingly great. Since Hanukkah starts tomorrow night, we feasted on latkes (from a mix I made on site), then on burgers and beer (soda for the -21 kid). I highly recommend making burgers with Rudy's "Sause" from Austin, TX. The weather was outstanding today -- in the 50's and clear. And, of course, the Redskins won. The traffic coming home was horrible -- got back at 6:30 p.m. Long day, but it certainly made for a delightful start to the holiday season.
Friday, December 23, 2005
As promised, in anticipation of Hanukkah starting on Sunday night, here is a little video of our N-scale Hanukkah train traveling around the menorah.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Dec. 25th is Coming!
Click the photo for a close-up of the Hanukkah Express!
Well, Dec. 25th is quickly approaching -- and you know what that means! Movies and Chinese dinner! The Stone Faces are thinking about being nontraditional this year and going to a Japanese buffet. Last year's candle wax is being cleaned off the menorah and the track is being put down for the Hanukkah Express. Then we'll switch from east Asian food to west Asian food -- latkes and sufganiyot!
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Capital Punishment: Washington Routs Dallas, 35-7
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On Sunday, December 18, 2005, the Dallas Cowboys had absolutely no answer for the Washington Redskins. On a day in which Drew Bledsoe was sacked seven times and committed four turnovers, Washington quarterback Mark Brunell fired four touchdown passes in the first half as the Redskins dominated Dallas, 35-7, in pivotal NFC East game at FedExField. Sunday's loss means the Redskins (8-6) are now tied with Dallas (8-6) for second place in the NFC East. Both teams are two games behind the first-place New York Giants (10-4). It also marked the Redskins' first season sweep of the Cowboys since 1995.
Saturday, December 17, 2005
ALCES, ALCES! RAH, RAH, RAH!
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Brake for moose. It could save your life.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Ice Ain't Nice
Savory Palmiers ("Elephant Ears")
Can you believe we were asked for our palmier recipe? Basic recipe's from Barefoot Contessa. Some changes: Use Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. Spread 13"x13" square with half jar of Classico Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto (stir to get oil incorporated). Forget 3/8" slice business. Just keep slicing roll in half down to 16 even slices. Rechill in fridge about 10 mins. Eyeball till brown, flip & eyeball again. Another filling: mix half jar of Peloponnese Kalamata Olive Spread & half cup of grated romano cheese. Olive/cheese spread is drier and pastry puffs up more than pesto.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
North Pole News
Click here to view a video. Yes, Northern Virginia, there is a Vlog Santa. On December 11, 2005, we appeared on his show at Minnesota Stories, when he answered our question about Rocky & Bullwinkle. Cool.
Well, tomorrow is Thursday, the day of our office party. The weather report predicts some snow and lots of freezing rain.
We baked some (96) savory palmiers for the party, some filled with sun-dried tomato pesto and others with black olive tapenade mixed with grated pecorino romano cheese. The recipe comes from the Barefoot Contessa. Mrs. Great Stone Face has her office party on Friday, but she has a lot fewer folks at her office, so she suggested we split the palmiers up 2/3 for me and 1/3 for her.
We hope the weather allows us to have the party. A lot of people worked very hard to make and/or buy food. If it's delayed, we guess we'll try to freeze the pastry. Did you know it's going to be 79 ° and partly cloudy (20% chance of isolated thunderstorms) in Port St. Lucie, Florida, tomorrow? You can learn a lot from Joe's Disco Weather Central. Here in the DC area it'll be 33 ° with ice pellets.
Stay safe and don't fall on the ice -- you might break your fifth metatarsal bone.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Some Moose Just Don't Belong
Please be advised that, while this Blog is operated largely for and by entities of the moose persuasion, we have nothing to do with this woman.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Redskins Beat Cardinals to Stay in Race
Redskins 17, Cardinals 13
Thursday, December 08, 2005
More snow. More yuck. Brrrright signs.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Bad News and Good News
Friday, December 02, 2005
Mr. Six & Dan, Best Friends Forever?
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has been appointed nonexecutive chairman of Six Flags Inc. by a unanimous vote of the board, the company said on Dec. 1st.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Wildcats vs. Panthers - Dec. 3rd
UNH WILDCATS vs. NORTHERN IOWA PANTHERS
SAT., DEC. 3rd - 11:00 a.m. (EST)
This second round game of the NCAA I-AA football playoffs is in Durham, NH. It'll be on ESPN Game Plan (pay per view) and tape delayed on ESPN-U at 9:30 p.m. (EST). Of course, it'll be on radio & TV in New Hampshire -- no good for UNH fans in Northern Virginia. Yahoo! will carry the audio on the Internet starting at 11:00 a.m. (EST) the day of the game.