A Digital Food Diary on My Own Website

Food and Drink on my own website

I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, but I’ve finally started making eat and drink posts. The display isn’t exactly what I want yet, but it’s getting there. For myself and those reading, I’ll try to continue tweaking on templates, but with the start of the new year, I wanted to at least start capturing the basic data. Most of the heavy lifting will be done by David Shanske’s excellent Post Kinds Plugin.

I’m hoping that, much like the dieting advice about getting and using a clean plate for every single thing you eat, consciously posting will help me to subconsciously eat better too. I’ve already begun to notice some of the subtle effects, and not just for composing better photographs of my food.

I probably won’t post everything publicly after some time because, really, who really wants to see all this (perhaps aside from others interested in doing the same thing themselves)? Eventually it’ll probably devolve into only the more fabulous looking restaurant meals and specialty cocktails while I’m out.

🍴 Ham sandwich with muenster on rye, strawberries, oatmeal and raisin cookie with Coca-cola zero sugar

Since the ham sandwich post is so vaunted and maligned in the social media space and I can more properly support it, I’ve already made my obligatory first personal ham sandwich post.

Previous Food related posts on Silos

Back in the day, I’d used services like Eat.ly and Foodspotting. The former was bought out by the latter and development and customer acquisition seems to have died altogether. These did a reasonable job of melding eating and checkin post types, but the genre seems to have died out for lack of interest and or development. Since some of what they did was interesting and useful to me, I’m recreating portions of it on my own site.

Courtesy of David’s Simple Location Plugin, I’ll also be able to add location data to my eating-related posts to also make them checkins in a sense much like some of the functionality of these older silos.

I did like some of the health related and calorie data that Eat.ly made possible, and might consider adding some of that into my site in the future as well. I’ll have to take a look at services like WeightWatchers that I would expect might add that type of functionality as well. This also reminds me that Leo Laporte has a wi-fi scale that Tweets out his weight every time he stands on it. That sounds like useful quantified self data, though I don’t think I’d go so far as to post it publicly on my site (or syndicate it) in the future.

Feeds for these posts

I can’t imagine that anyone but potential stalkers would care, but for posterity, here are the feeds associated with these posts:
Eat: http://www.boffosocko.com/kind/eat/feed/
Drink: http://www.boffosocko.com/kind/eat/feed/
Eat & Drink (combined): http://www.boffosocko.com/feed/?kind=eat,drink

If you’re subscribed to my full feed and don’t want these in it, it’s possible to redact these posts from your stream, just drop me a line and I can help you subscribe to just the content you desire. Those subscribed to the “Food” category needn’t worry as I don’t expect to be clogging that category up with these posts.

📺 “Bosch” Clear Shot (S3, E9)

Watched "Bosch" Clear Shot (S3, E9) from Amazon
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. With Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Paola Turbay, Gregory Scott Cummins. The department rallies when a threat hits close to home. There's a pivotal turn in the Holland case. Bosch is forced to face a dark truth. Irving embraces a lifelong goal. There's no honor among thieves.
Second time watching this episode. They’re generally so rich and layered that they stand up to multiple viewings pretty well.

Watched via Amazon Prime on Television with Fire TV stick

📺 “Bosch” The Sea King (S3, E10)

Watched Bosch, The Sea King (S3, E10) from Amazon
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson. With Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Madison Lintz. Bosch's relentless pursuit in the Meadows case reaches a climax. Bosch and Edgar talk about a startling discovery. An unexpected visitor drops in on Bosch and Maddie. Harry learns that his history is far from settled.
The tie up at the end felt a bit too quick and somewhat unsatisfying. They have set us up with some more plot to lead into season 4 however…

Watched via Amazon Prime on Television with Fire TV stick

📺 “Tin Star” Fun and (S)Laughter (S1, E1)

Watched Tin Star: Fun and (S)Laughter (S1, E1) from Amazon
Directed by Rowan Joffe. With Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie. An alcoholic small-town police chief's life is shattered by unspeakable tragedy.
Both an unexpected beginning and a twist for an unexpected ending.

I’m not sure there’s enough character development in the first episode to have a lot of clue where this is going and why I should care. But it is Tim Roth, so we’ll give it a chance, but a slim one because it is psychologically brutal.

Watched via Amazon Prime on Television with Fire TV stick

📺 “Tin Star” The Kid (S1, E2)

Watched Tin Star: The Kid (S1, E2) from Amazon
Directed by Marc Jobst. With Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie. Wracked with guilt, Jim attempts to bury his grief by continuing with the murder investigation of Dr Susan Bouchard. Instinctively believing it's connected to his own tragic loss.
This somehow seems even more brutal than the first episode. I’m still not quite sure where it’s going or what all the characters’ motivations are. I may dip into it again in a week or so, but I may just give up here.

Watched via Amazon Prime on Television with Fire TV stick

Checkin Twohey’s Restaurant

Checked into Twohey's Restaurant

Apparently they’re closing this location on January 31st! Not sure where they’re moving to afterwards.

It was a painful experience tonight as the expected wait time of 20-30 minutes went to over an hour and clocked in at about an hour and a half before we were served. I’ve been a couple of times a year always saying that “maybe it will be as good as it ‘used to'” but every time I’m kidding myself and swear I’ll never return. Sadly after such terrible wait times, the burger I ordered came out lukewarm and had to be sent back. Worse, they apparently threw it into a microwave to fix the problem. I suppose this is to be expected from what is primarily a Sysco sourced operation. I’d have been better off with the In-N-Out next door.

I won’t be returning.

Tonight I had the steakhouse blue burger with sweet potato fries and a diet coke (2 refills) and topped it off with a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae. I blew it and didn’t get a photo of the burger which was at least good looking.

Ate Dinner: Steakhouse blue burger with sweet potato fries and a diet coke (2 refills) and topped off with a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae.
I blew it and didn't get a photo of the burger which was quite beautiful.
Dinner at Twohey’s: Steakhouse blue burger with sweet potato fries and a diet coke (2 refills) and topped off with a chocolate fudge ice cream sundae. I blew it and didn’t get a photo of the burger which was quite beautiful.