Sunday, November 29, 2009


I have started putting recipes and other food tips in a shared folder in my Google Documents. A public read-only interface is available here. I would like to give write access to as many people as possible so that they can contribute to the list.

My new headphones

A friend shared via Google Reader Giving Experiences, Not Things, This Holiday Season.

I've wanted a nice pair of headphones for a long time, and decided they might as well be wireless, but was always overwhelmed trying to figure out what to get. Erinne's gift to me for Christmas is a pair of Motorola S805 headphones. Her real gift is the time and effort she spent finding me the ideal headphones at a very nice price.

They have all the controls you need for playing music and making calls. They have an invisible microphone. They work very well with my phone. They sound awesome. You can plug them in and use them in to any device as wired headphones without using the batteries.

They have a significant amount of static and hissing when I pair them with my Macbook Pro or with Erinne's Macbook, but they sound absolutely wonderful when I pair them with Erinne's G1. What's up with that?

Monday, November 23, 2009

More baby pictures

This existing album has been updated with more pictures and videos of Ada.


We have encountered this phenomenon before, and Erinne encountered it again today. Something happens when you combine these three things:
  • Old women
  • Your baby
  • Grocery stores
When Erinne took Ada to the grocery store today, an old woman (see what I am getting at?) approached her and asked "yours or your mom's?" (i.e. is that baby your daughter or your sister). And then, realizing she had offended Erinne, she said, "uh, I like her hat" and walked away.

So, I understand having a baby makes people act strange around you. Also, the grocery store is one of those places that Erinne goes without me a lot, so I can understand that that contributes to questions related to her being alone.

But, why old women? Why?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Frickin' Awesome Barbecue Sauce

I copied and pasted from here:

  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 1 c onion, diced
  • 4 T ketchup
  • 3 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 t molasses
  • ¼ c balsamic vinegar
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ t pepper
Directions Heat the oil over medium heat, add onions, and sauté until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Stir in remaining ingredients and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Eight Ways In-Vitro Meat Will Change Our Lives

A quote from the article: ...a cheaper, healthier, "greener" protein...

As if we don't have this already!?

So, it's actually easier to spend a ton of effort and resources figuring out how to mass produce healthy, economical, green meat than to just convince people to consume other sources of protein?? This follows the trend of technological solutions to problems that should be solved with policy and changes in behavior. This is so stupid. Stupid. And it keeps happening.

It's stupid.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vegetable Juice and Stock

We bought a juicer off craigslist today. $180 brand new, and we got it for $40. Erinne had carrot and apple. I had carrot, apple, beet, celery, and whatever else I could find. It's a centrifugal juicer, which isn't as efficient as the other kinds, so we had a lot of pulp leftover. I decided to learn how to make vegetable stock, and here's what I learned...

When you cut up a vegetable, there are always inedible parts that you throw away. Don't. Save them in the freezer to use for vegetable stock later. Celery leaves, the ends of carrots, onion peels, basically everything is useful (don't use potato peels, they make it starchy)! The ratios are not important. Cook everything for, I don't know, about an hour, then strain. I might not ever throw away vegetable scraps again!

EDIT: Ok, technically I will still be throwing away the scraps, but only after I've used them.