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Simply Saturday
Sunday, October 21, 2012      0 comments

It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone ...' I prefer to ignore the rest. We awoke earlier than usual for a Saturday. I never skip breakfast, but I broke this fast quickly and briefly. To Kentuck we drove. I. Observing ... Read more
Fall Friday
Friday, October 19, 2012      0 comments

It feels earlier than it really is (9am). Food, friction, and philosophy. 1. Food The problem with making a pie is then needing to eat it. The actual eating is, of course, a pleasure. But there's always a little guilt, except, per... Read more
Thundering Thursday
Thursday, October 18, 2012      1 comments

Wednesday I rewatched 'Thor,' Ms. S. and I tried to watch 'Anonymous,' and today the ceiling thunders above us. 1. Ms. S. and I watched 'Thor,' along with other recent Marvel fare (except the most recent Spider-Man reboot), together in... Read more
Wonderful Wednesday
Wednesday, October 17, 2012      0 comments

The 'girls' refuse to sleep in, reflections on Laoco÷n, chores and more, and using up ingredients. 1. Ms. S. and I turned in early Tuesday evening after a long day about town, but it was hard to get a good, solid eight hours of sleep w... Read more
Tortilla Tuesday
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      0 comments

In summary: maintenance, movies, motivation, and Tex-Mex. A spoiler or two alluded to but not explicit. 1. Last week the maintenance dude showed up because, evidently, a water heater was leaking (outside?) and after checking ours (insi... Read more
Motivational Monday
Monday, October 15, 2012      1 comments

1. The (poll) question was, "What is (was) your biggest challenge when trying to eat healthy in college?" The options were: - A small budget - Lack of time - Relying on dining hall options - Lack of cooking facilities - I ... Read more
"Be the thermostat, not the thermometer."
Sunday, October 14, 2012      0 comments

This -- a line from a BYU defensive player -- a sportscaster reported to her play-by-play colleagues during the Oregon State / BYU game midway through the 4th quarter. "Turn up the heat?" one replied; the other wasn't sure that as a catchphrase ... Read more
Saturday Simulacra
Saturday, October 13, 2012      0 comments

Today it's a reflection on Friday, in particular burgers and entertainment. I wanted to write, briefly but introspectively, about Feynman, inspiration, and a dynamic between learning and doing, but I got distracted by 'bad' 90s movies. 1. ... Read more
Friday Frolicking: Cinnamon Rolls
Friday, October 12, 2012      0 comments

In order to boost someone's mood I tried an obvious baked good that I've often enjoyed but never made. I. I grew up in a split-level three story house with a living room on the main level and family room with a wood stove in the bas... Read more
Bean-counting ...
Thursday, October 11, 2012      3 comments

A pet-peeve of sorts is accuracy in food labels. Today's target? Lentils. I. Lentils My first encounter with lentils came back around 1993 or 1994. One of my math professors was Iranian and cooked a mean rice, chicken, and lentil dish ... Read more
10.10. ... more pudding
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      1 comments

When I made pumpkin pudding last week I *liked* but did not *love* it ... it wasn't quite sweet enough. But today I realized that I still had part of a can of pumpkin in the fridge (a few days ago I mixed some of it with oats for breakfast)... Read more
We splurged ...
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      3 comments

... to 'Buffet City' we went. Ms. S. came home from rehearsals, all tired and worn out, and came into the office, where she said she felt like going out for dinner. Where? That was yet to be decided. "I'm buying," she offered. How could I t... Read more
Cleaning the cupboard, or:
Monday, October 08, 2012      0 comments

From somewhere we gathered a 16oz can of 'Bush's Vegetarian Baked Beans,' a can that has sat quite a while in a cupboard waiting to be used. 1. Convenience I like canned goods, all in all. I like goods that are nonperishable, economica... Read more
Starting the Week Right
Sunday, October 07, 2012      0 comments

1. On Food and Cooking Yes, I stole the section heading from Harold McGee's famous book ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On
_Food_and_Cooking ), my print copy of which is probably mildewing in a northwestern garage. Last night ... Read more
Cluttered desk, cluttered mind?
Saturday, October 06, 2012      0 comments

... empty desk, empty mind? 1. Ms. S. blames -- *explains,* please ... -- her need to organize, put things in their place, and maintain order on being a Virgo. This may be a rationalization, but it's an entertaining, intriguing, and oc... Read more

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