Sunday, October 31, 2004

A Googly Halloween

googlehalloween
Google's current Doodle is pithy and fits the bill just right.

The first Google doodle was for Burning Man 1999
burning man

The Google Guy who draws the doodles is Dennis Hwang, and he posts on this at the Google blog

My name is Dennis, and I'm the guy who draws the Google doodles. But the doodle tradition started here before I did. The first doodle was produced by (who else?) Larry and Sergey, who, when they attended the Burning Man festival in summer 1999, put a little stick figure on the home page logo in case the site crashed and someone wanted to know why nobody was answering the phone.


The Google guys dressed up for Halloween
google halloween

I set up a CRM system at Google in 2000, it was a great experience with awesome, gourmet-chef food prepared by Charlie Ayers, the erstwhile chef for the Grateful Dead(his recipe for fried chicken a la Elvis is here), a guy who kept a bottle of Viagra and Aspirin on his desk and an overall fun atmosphere. It's good to see some of the business rules I helped set up still going strong - try help@google.com. Oh, and if you've got an idea for a Google Doodle, try doodle@google.com

Sample Google Menu copyright Charlie Ayers

LUNCH

Soups
CHICKEN ~LAMB ~MUSHROOM BARLEY
DREAMY MUSHROOM BISQUE

Salads
GOLDEN BEETS & FRENCH FETA CHEESE
steamed organic golden beets marinated in a champagne
parsley vinaigrette, shallots, cherry tomatoes, French feta
cheese

OLD FASHION POTATO SALAD
organic red potatoes, applewood smoked bacon, Italian parsley
red onions, hard boiled eggs, Dijon mustard mayonnaise, white wine
vinegar

MOROCCAN ROMAINE SALAD
crisp organic romaine lettuce, cherry tomato, toasted walnuts
French feta cheese, sesame seeds, orange zest, lime juice, extra
virgin olive oil, cumin, mint

VIETNAMESE BEEF SALAD
julienne angus beef, lime juice, mint, cilantro, fish sauce, chili paste
sesame oil, seeds, tamari

NINA'S KIM CHEE
marinated organic napa cabbage, cilantro, chili paste, tamari, green
onions, sesame seeds & oil, rice vinegar, lime juice

CATALAN POTATO SALAD
organic fingerling potatoes, brown lentils, marinated red onions, mint
cumin, bluelake green beans, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic tomato
vinaigrette, toasted almonds

TUNA VERA CRUZ
albacore tuna, lime juice, jalapenos, cilantro, English cucumbers
hot house tomato, marinated red onions, olive oil

Entrees
FRIKKADELLE ~ A SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT LOAF
ground Colorado lamb, ground pork, mint, parsley, carrots
eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, cloves, coriander, milk
Served w/ a Mushroom Miso Gravy

TOFU LENTIL LOAF…vegan
a savory organic blend of tofu, brown lentils, basil, roasted
galric,mire poix, Scottish oats, tamari, almonds
Served w/a Mushroom Miso Gravy

Sides
ORGANIC POTATO & TRUFFLE GRATIN
STEAMED ORGANIC BRUSSELS SPROUTS…not vegan

Desserts
Banana Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, German Chocolate Cake
Old Fashion Apple Pie, Chocolate Midnight Cake


All that food and they still get a lot done!

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