Welcome to the world of the Bine (pronounced bean), an eclectic mix of things of which I am
fond, one of which is obviously
Calvin & Hobbes
(I'm quite Calvinesque in spirit
, although not in appearance). Come in and enjoy. All I ask is that
you try not to drool!
What's on this page?
About me/answer my personality survey
- What is a bine?
- Dessert -- Bine recipe of the month
- Yahoo search form-- for your convenience, but please don't use
it until you've seen all there is to see here!
- Line Around the World-- links to other bine sites; you
can add your site to the line too!
A bit about myself:
I am currently a banker living
in upstate New York who also happens to be a C.P.A. (a long story,
more like a nightmare; please don't ask!). Actually I had been working as a bean counter (how appropriate) for four and a half years; I've just been so tied up with taxes that I haven't had the time or motivation to update this page until now. I am also an ISTJ.
What personality type are you? Use the Keirsey Temperament Sorter
and find out, then let me know (if there are enough responses, I'll post them here).
I will be taking the CPA exam in November 1998; three parts down and one more to go -- care to guess which one? Any others out there in a similar position?
What, you may ask, is a bine?
Well, it's another long story having to do with a drug (nothing illicit, mind you)
and the word "yo." Need I say more? Bine is actually short for yohimbine,
an alkaloid derived from the bark of Corynanthe yohimbi. While its
primary use is as a short-term alpha blocker, it is also said to enhance
virility, a point which is lost on me since I happen to be of the female
persuasion. I became associated with this wonderful drug while attending
dental school, and the name has stuck ever since.
The word "bine" can also be used as an adjective synonymous with "cool" or
"neat," as in "Netscape is a really bine browser."
By the way, this site is best viewed with Netscape Navigator, so Download
Some of my interests
- I love going to museums. My favorite style is surrealism, and my favorite
artist is Giorgio de Chirico, originator
of metaphysical painting. Whenever I'm in New York, I always try to visit
the Museum of Modern Art.
It has a really bine de Chirico collection, as well as Van Gogh's The Starry
For those of you without access to a real museum, take a look at
The Bine Art Gallery. Click on the door to enter.
- I began running two years ago while in dental school. My first race was the
Advil Mini Marathon, sponsored by the New York Road Runners Club. I hope to one day run in the
New York City Marathon. If I can do it, so can you! For now I content myself with the occasional hometown 5K.
Check New Balance Cardio Central
to find a race near you.
- I don't dance myself, but I love to watch. Here is Dance Class at the Opera by
Degas so you can
The New York City Ballet is my
- Business and investing
- My investment philosophy is: if I like the company's product, I buy the
stock. This has worked so far (i.e., I haven't lost any money, at least in stocks.
Now education, that's another story...). Unfortunately, all of the
stocks I want to buy are too high, and the ones I want to sell are too low. To see
how your stocks are doing, visit the Wall Street Research Net.
- I've been to Europe, Asia, and several regions in the good old U.S.A.
Coming soon: my summer travels. For now, click on the map to explore my hometown.
- Lemon tart, napoleon, apple crisp, tiramisu, etc., etc... I can never
get enough! Check out Kerry's Restaurant World
to find out where you can get some of these scrumptious goodies.
For those of you who want to try your own hand at being a pastry chef,
click here for the Bine Recipe of the Month (personally tested by
yours truly, thus earning the bine seal of approval for ease of preparation and excellent
gustatory qualities, i.e., it's easy to make, and it tastes good too!!).
- They're so cute! Just like men in tuxedos, which I also admire. For more
penguin pics, plus all you would ever want to know about these denizens of
the Southern hemisphere, go to The Penguin Page.
Thanks for being visitor number
to my lair.
For your browsing convenience, please feel free to use Yahoo!
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