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Handsome Field Trip: Picking Pinot

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
Clone 777 Pinot Noir Grapes, ready for the bucket

Clone 777 pinot noir, ready for the bucket

Last weekend we went to the Santa Ynez valley in Santa Barbara wine country to pick some of the best pinot noir grapes in the region. Was this part of some wine country tour or easy-street wine tasting? Nope – we were at Clos Pepe Vineyards volunteering for the annual harvest of chardonnay and pinot noir wine grapes. Volunteering for manual labor may sound like a ridiculous thing to do, but on the contrary it’s really quite handsome.

We’re hardly oenephiles, but being slightly knowledgeable about wine has many practical applications, including but not limited to:

  • impressing dates
  • making wine store trips less intimidating
  • adding to our formidable arsenal of smug party conversation topics

(Read on …)

Handsome Party: Happy Days

Sunday, October 12th, 2008
Pretty Handsome and his one Jewish friend

Pretty Handsome celebrates his one Jewish friend

Congratulations to our dear friend who is begining a new kickass job at Marvel. As per usual, the agency world will miss him much more than he misses the agency world.

Handsome Salute – Mrs. Peeps

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Update: Peeps lives! After a harrowing night of animal noises and activity in backyard, Peeps returned shaken and devoid of tail feathers. Per my step-mother’s text: “We feel very blessed to have her back. Life is very short. Each day is a special gift Love, mom.”

May our dear, Handsome friend Mrs. Peeps (nee Mr. Peeps) rest in peace high above in chicken heaven. FACE! After returning home from their evening walk, my father and his lovely bride found a mess of feathers and no Peeps. 30 minutes of searching later turned up nothing but a rogue raccoon sighting.

The story of Mrs. Peeps is a ridiculous one that can’t easily be committed to the likes of a blog like this. In short – (s)he was acquired on a whim, bedded down in my father’s home, and was dutifully ‘trained’ by dad’s lovely wife Pam. No matter how outlandish it was IS that there was STILL TOTALLY IS an actual chicken living in the house with them, the chicken bought BRINGS joy to many both in Baton Rouge and afar through tall tales passed over email, mobile phone pictures, and the like.

We’re incredibly sad HAPPY to see Peeps go RETURN!, particularly having not had the opportunity to meet him/her in person/chicken. Our thoughts go out to the Tremblays on Hood Ave, who are probably more sad than they’ll let on. FEELING BLESSED. Tribute SALUTE gallery after the jump: (Read on …)

Sunset Junction – Updates on the Way

Monday, August 25th, 2008
Suffice to say, it was that type of weekend

Suffice to say, it was this type of weekend

We’re working to get our house back to some semblance of the normal mess we live with as opposed to the expensive rental mess we had over the weekend. Our Sunset Junction roundup is coming, inlcuding:

  • Our review of Broken Social Scene’s performance
  • Other festival reviews and commentary
  • Instructions for frying a turkey
  • Cocktail suggestions for summer parties
  • Of course, some special Junction-themed Handsome Party

What up Lawya? Nicole Parra Loses Her Office

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
From the desk of Nicole Parra (now across the street)

From the desk of Nicole Parra (now across the street)

The state budget of California remains at a standstill, so what are our fair legislators working on? If you said “the 2008 California Budget,” you’re wrong. When a recent draft of the budget went to vote, Nicole Parra (D – Hanford) was kicked out of her office as punishment. And not just downgraded to smaller quarter a la “we’re no longer the majority party” style – Nicole was kicked across the street.

Oh snap! Dismissed from office (literally) – call your lawya: “Best review my contract, barrister. I’m still majority party, lawya! Working on getting it passed to my constituents.” (Read on …)

Observations – a New Category for Big Handsome

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
This is one of at least 5 mistakes I've made

One of at least six mistakes I've made

I saw something humorous on the walk from the 302 bus (yes, public transit in Los Angeles) to the office the other day and was inspired to write about it. Unfortunately, there was no category that encompassed these day to day happenings that I thought deserved attention for whatever reason. I hemmed and hawed for a day or so, then remembered that I could just invent a new category:

  • Observations: Casual observations from our Handsome eyes

The result of the mistake above after the jump… (Read on …)