Food For Thought – Carbonara

“I wouldn’t exactly call it ‘cooking’ but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it’s done.” -Devon Werkheiser While watching, I watched Anthony Bourdain eat carbonara and it looked amazing. I realize I couldn’t possibly replicate the dish on the show, but I wanted to … [Read more…]

Laptops In The Classroom

“UNIVAC: a device, which contained 20,000 vacuum tubes, occupied 1,500 square feet and weighed 40 tons; there was also a laptop version weighing 27 tons.” -Dave Barry Freakonomics linked to an article on the Yale Law School website discussing laptops in the classroom and I was reminded why this discussion is so annoying.The argument against … [Read more…]

Misogynists Hiding In The Closet

“Knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.” -Lord Chesterfield I love Manboobz. (Totally safe for work, unless you work for a Men’s Rights organization. If you do, why are you even reading this?) I read the website regularly and I’m amazed by the sheer number … [Read more…]

Book Club Discussion – Dead Until Dark

I was long addicted to True Blood, the TV show based on the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris and I am now addicted to the books themselves. I’m on the eighth book in the series and I only started the first one a month ago.The writing is not particularly impressive, though I feel as … [Read more…]