thinking out loud
all your compliments and your cutting remarks are captured here in the quotation marks
Friday, March 25, 2005
Thursday, March 24, 2005
right to die
all this activity around one woman in florida has made it painfully obvious that everyone needs to have a living will and/or advance directives. admittedly, we have not updated ours since moving to vermont (each state has its own form), but i do have one from ca and i think brian and my family all know that i would not want to be kept alive in a similar situation.
all this involvement by the goverment in this issue just makes me want to puke. a post on moby's website states it very well:
"my note to the far-right would be: you can't have it both ways. if you genuinely believe in the sanctity of life then you cannot support the death penalty and you cannot allow people to buy automatic assault weapons and you cannot support wars that result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
and if you genuinely believe in states rights then you can't pass intrusive federal legislation when the states do things that you arbitrarily disagree with."
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
my new favorite dressing/dip
so I made this dressing the other day and let me tell you it is FABULOUS! If you like avocados, this is where it’s at, baby. it was part of a bigger salad recipe, but this is the only part i made. i'll try the salad at some point in the future, but it's got a lot of expensive greens in it that we have no business spending money on these days..
(I’m typing this from memory, so forgive me if I miss a thing or two…)
1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
½ c mayonnaise
½ c plain yogurt
1 shallot, chopped (i'm sure green onions would suffice in a pinch)
3 T chives, chopped
fresh tarragon (not sure how much, I didn’t have it so I used dried marjoram)
3 T white wine vinegar or white balsamic (I used red wine viniegar without the world collapsing beneath me)
¼ c water
Place all ingredients EXCEPT water in blender or food processor. Pulse to break stuff up. Then turn on the machine and drizzle the water in while it is running until the dressing/dip is smooth.
NOTE: do not be alarmed if you add vanilla yogurt instead of plain and you don't realize it until you've licked the spoon you used to add the yogurt to the ingredients because the plain and vanilla yogurts were really close to one another in the dairy aisle in the supermarket and the packages look practically the same, fer christ's sake. simply scoop out as much of the vanilla yogurt as you can and give it to a nearby three year old. then, if there is not a drop of plain yogurt to be found in the house, add a bit of milk. (i plan to try again with plain yogurt sometime soon...)
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Friday, March 04, 2005
the importance of defining your terms
from mimi smartypants:
A butcher on Devon has a sign proclaiming HISTORIC BABY GOAT SALE. No word on whether this is a mummified Civil War-era baby goat for sale or just a really amazing deal on baby goats, but I plan to head over there as soon as possible to find out.
note: please, please click on the link and read the whole post. it is really, really worth it. esp the stuff about toddlers being loud and inappropriate. i promise promise.
Thursday, March 03, 2005
try to fool the guess the dictator or sit-com character game.
ps: it knows all the friends characters as well and the girls from facts of life, so don't try any of them.