What a way to start the day!
OK, maybe 11 a.m. isn't exactly the start of the day, but it was Sunday and we decided to skip breakfast at home and go to Lucky's in Tremont for brunch. The food was great, and as happened before, I wasn't hungry again until suppertime. And Joanne & I ended up splitting the last waffle and taking half of her meal home!
In the foreground you see sweet corn waffles topped with blueberries, lemon sauce and whipped cream. Behind it is the Shipwreck: potatoes, green and red peppers, onions, bacon and cheddar cheese. Probably a little better for you, but every bit as filling.
Besides great food, the coffee was excellent, the servers helpful and friendly, and the bits of overheard conversation intriguing. Behind me I caught the words "graphic designer" and "Photoshop", but never quite got the story. Next to me people were discussing the merits of buying a condo in downtown Cleveland vs. Richmond Heights or some such place.
Between eating, eavesdropping, reading the morning paper and arguing about smokers' rights with Joanne, it made for an interesting visit to one of my favorite Tremont spots.
TED on the cheap
The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference is huge, and hugely expensive. To attend the conference you have to become a Conference Member for $6,000 a year. Limited to 1,000 attendees, it's already sold out for 2008.
Why all the fuss? Well, TED speakers include a long list of people like Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Bono, and Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com). The list also includes a lot of vey interesting people whose names aren't household words.
For those of us who won't be attending this year (or any year), TED Talks is a pretty good alternative. This growing collection of online videos lets us see and hear Bezos, Goodall, Frank Gehry, Stefan Sagmeister, and a whole bunch of very interesting folks talking about what they know best. Which could be nearly anything. All in all, a pretty good deal.
Sign up for free TED membership.