Wednesday, January 29, 2003


I have tested the following brands of coffee: Mauritz espresso blend (Ethiopian Mokka & Old Brown Sulawesi beans purchased @ Mauritz ), Palombini and Kimbo (beans purchased @ Delitalia), Iionia (ground coffee purchased @ Caffe Espresso), and Lavazza (ground coffee purchased @ a local supermarket). I made cappuccino by using a moka coffee-maker and an aerolatte milk frother. I think that Palombini is my favorite so far. I will soon purchase Passalacqua coffee @ Bar Centro.
Check out Mostly Italian Coffee.

I recently had a tasty Dolfin chocolate bar (dark chocolate with grilled almonds). Talking about chocolate and the Good Life, have you seen the great movie, Chocolat?

Here are two new places to the list of great culinary art:

$ Restaurant Little Italy.
$ Caleo - Mediterranean Dining & Drinks.


I have added a section with music. Right now, I am listening to Jazz Samba with Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, and Claudia Acuña's Rhythm of Life.

I have started to read The Bot Story by Casey Fay. Thanks to my friend Christer Sjöback for checking my Wish List at!

I have finished Andrew Bernstein's great novel, Heart of a Pagan. I got inspired to continue with my work-out at a gym after reading Robert Begley's message on the Swoop Troop mailing list, and Scott McConnell's editorial, What Is the Meaning of New Year's? New Year's makes the attainment of happiness more real and possible. Related: I have added the book, High-Intensity Training: The Mike Mentzer Way, by Mike Mentzer and John Little, on my Wish List at

I got in the mood to start playing chess again, after reading about the match between Garry Kasparov versus computer Deep Junior. Check out this chess weblog. [Via InstaPundit.]