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Thursday, July 9, 2009
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I have been skimming the nation's newspapers this morning looking for information about the situation in California.
So far, The Washington Post has the best collection of photographs.
You can view them here.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Yesterday I ran 6 miles straight without slowing down to walk even once. I ran 6 miles continuously! And, I ran those six miles in 57:09!
In this economic climate, not all employers are able to give raises. What perks would make you happy in lieu of a raise?
A 6-hour work day.
A 4-day work week.
A 2-hour lunch break/ siesta
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
According to mapmyrun.com, I came within 189 calories of burning 11,000 calories during exercise last month.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
6 miles. 58:12. Holla!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I tried to post this last night, but Firefox was being assinine.
Hillary kicked butt! That was an awesome speech. I think she has reignited my interest in the campaign!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I just spent over three hours watering the yard. We need rain bad. I hope that tropical storm comes up and just parks on top of us for a few days. We need nine inches of rain to make up for this year's deficit, which is on top of deficits from 2007 and 2006.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
At the three mile mark: 27:45
At the four mile mark: 37:50
At the 5 mile finish: 47:23
Monday, August 18, 2008
I just had homemade dal for lunch, and it was so good! I ate it on pita. I am so glad I have enough to make several more days' worth!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Adam, Dixie and I went to Foster Falls today. We hiked down to the bottom of the waterfall, and we also walked along the scenic trail at the top of the crater. We had a really good time! I found out about this TVA recreation area from a blurb in the paper called "One Tank Wonders".
Here is the top of the crater that has been carved by the waerfall.
( More of us at the fallsCollapse )
Saturday, August 16, 2008
The Omnivore's Hundred is a list of foods the gastronomic Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.
The rules of the meme: bold those you have tried, strikethrough those you wouldn't eat on a bet (I decided not to strike all the meat because you know I might someday try it):
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (ew)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (this is more or less just caramel sauce)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (I've had these things seperately...)
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel (unagi!)
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut (overrated)
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong (its a tea)
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Molé poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
Thursday, August 14, 2008
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'
'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.
'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.
'Of course, Sir. Come right in, and I'll have some iced water brought right up.'
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveller asked.
'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'
'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.'
'How about my friend here?' the traveller gestured to the dog.
'There should be a bowl by the pump.'
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveller filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
'What do you call this place?' the traveller asked.
'This is Heaven,' he answered.
'Well, that's confusing,' the traveller said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'
'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'
'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'
'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'
Monday, August 11, 2008
OK, this is really of note, and I completely forgot to post about it.
Adam and I got 100% on the Sunday crossword puzzle!
I hate it when the wives of successful professionals act snotty. They themselves are not doctors or lawyers or engineers. Instead, they're just spoiled bitches, who happened to marry well and have to put out periodically to make sure they stay around.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
A few minutes ago, every living thing in our house was asleep. There's something funny to me about that...
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I ran 5 miles in 48 minutes and 30 seconds. I don't know if that is a personal best or not..
I had two horrible gas attacks during the run. I feel sorry for the people around me on the other treadmills 'cause it was bad. Oh well...
Monday, August 4, 2008
How hot is it?
It's so hot that I drove to the Post Office.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Brown rice + chick peas + Karee Yellow Curry Paste + cashews = Yum!
hot 'n spicy!
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