12 Years..

Brasserie Lipp: 20 Years-20 Oysters-20 CHF!

For some weird reason, the Brasserie Lipp is one of my favorite restaurants in Zürich. And I say “weird” because the food isn’t particularly outstanding; in fact, more often than not, I get the impression that each individual components of any particular dish have been carefully weighed to ensure the largest possible gross margin. And the prices are pretty outrageous as well..

But it remains one of the best places to eat fresh seafood in Switzerland’s financial capital, so a regular visit is inevitable (I’m pretty certain Vic would NOT forgive me if we ever cancelled our yearly autumnal Dad+Daughter Shopping Spree cum Plate of Whelks…)!

And as it happens, the Brasserie Lipp is currently celebrating its 20th year of existence and, amongst other special propositions, is offering

20 No 4 Oysters for 20 Swiss Francs


August 31, 2010!

Time to make a quick visit to Zürich, I’d say!

For example Lunch? Today? 8O

Bloggy Friday: Live in Baden!

Now’s your chance, people of western Switzerland!

Meet the stars, humbly shake the hand that types your favorite blog, day-in, day-out.

Bring your kids: we might just let them in if they are cute enough. Otherwise, for a symbolic sum of cash, you’ll be offered the chance to have a souvenir pic taken.

Nuf said: Zürich’s Bloggy Friday comes to Baden, Aargau.

On Friday, August 27 2010 @ 19:00.

Be there!

New Toy..

We travel a lot.

And more often than not, wherever we happen to be, we need would really appreciate having a laptop with us.

Our ThinkPads are great. Great, but BIG. And besides the fact that mine should only be used for business purposes (which, admit it, is rarely the case when you’re on holiday, apart if you just happen to own a corporate-sponsored Blackberry that is) and DBW’s is too “precious” to even be removed from its docking station, an alternative Internet Access/Farmville Player/Pic Uploader device was more than due.

Enter the Acer/eMachines eM250..

  • Intel Atom processor N270 1.6GHz 10.1″ LED LCD
  • 1GB DDR2 Memory / 250GB Hard Drive
  • 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
  • Multi-in-1 card reader
  • Webcam with microphone
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset
  • 1025 x 600 display

A GREAT little machine that covers exactly every expectation I had, including

  1. 3 hours+ battery life
  2. WIFI access even when I happen to be hanging around outside
  3. Decent display
  4. Responsive TouchPad

Currently available at MediaMarkt for CHF 299.00!

Swiss Innovation

Had to come sooner or later!

I mean: how could housewives ever have managed without a GPS Navigation System for their Hoover?

Thank-you, Migros! :hrhr:

This Evening’s Bloggy Friday: Worth the Effort?

bloggyfridaySo what if some evil criminal decided to make a fast buck and kidnap the participants of tonight’s Bloggy Friday in Zürich?

Would it be worth the effort?

Well, one might not be able to retire, but, according to the net worth of each individual site as computed by BizInformation.org, CHF 563’211.60 would sure help financing a couple of end-of-month expenditures.. :ninja:

Net Worth per Site
+ US$ 228’781.20
US$ 130’616.60
CHF 64’411.55
CHF 52’139.88
€ 19’135.59
US$ 12’081.90
CHF 7’415.57
CHF 563’211.60

Please note: you can quite easily ignore the very last entry! xD