July 2005

Enron. For those of you who have read Stephen Brust, it sounds like the Enron collapse followed the plot of the book Orca. Minus the assassination. I was listening to NPR today…

Christmas in July. Cool. No crowds. No cards. No snow. No turkey. It was a lovely day. I think we’ll do this again. Pictures when I feel like it.

Alison Krauss. I finally got around to listening to Alison Krauss and the Union Station’s New Favorite last night. Wow. Alison Krauss sounds like Dolly Parton without all the bad producers. She was one of the female vocalists from the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack — that’s how I’d heard of her — and …

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Post-Potter. No plot details will be revealed. Please skip if you want no hints. I tell myself from time to time that I should slow down when I’m reading. The problem is, I usually ignore myself. I picked up HP yesterday at Borders (I’ve decided that this is the most constructive place to write; therefore, …

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A good way to say something bad about someone you don’t like: Pindakaashoofd (PIN-da-kaw-show-ft) This is Dutch for “peanut butter head.”

Greek salad. I’ve made greek salad vinagrette before, but I’ve never been happy with it. Last night, I tried a different technique. Very good. First, assemble your salad in a bowl sufficient to hold it, adding ingredients as desired. Next, crush a clove of garlic using a garlic press or smash with the side of …

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Fact or myth? Smoothies are good for you. Myth! Chocolate cherry smoothies: 1 pt. high-quality chocolate ice cream1 c. pitted ripe cherries (slice down the middle, twist open, pick out pit)1 c. milk (or less)6 ice cubeswhipped cream (do not use fake whipped cream) Blenderize. If the smoothie doesn’t turn purple, add more cherries. Top …

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