Rainier, Bushmills, vodka, lamb steaks, lamb burgers, cheese, avocado, tomatoes, bacon, bottle rockets, Eastern Washington vineyards, an orchard, chips and guacamole, shade, Bill Clegg's Portrait of A Crack Addict as a Young Man (underwhelming), the Rolling Stone article about General McChrystal (I'm with Brendan, it's great), drugs, sunbathing, Keystone Light, the World Cup (good one, Germany), oldies on the radio, horses, an empty highway.