Category Archives: Some Things of Interest

Madison, Real Estate, and Killing Roaches.

As a real estate agent I take a Madisonian view of “shall remain” lists. As has been the creeping habit of agents all over the various cities I work in, offers on property are more frequently including demands that refrigerators … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest 12/7/12: Have A Greasy Kind of Christmas

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John are back! Ever since 1978 when they taught a generation of young girls that the only way to get the guy is to stop being yourself and just dress like a tramp, fans have … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest: 10/15/12 New Bond, Hate Week, and There Is a Hot Dog Under There

The new Bond film comes out in less than a month. If you have children, you’ll get to see it when I do: sometime next year once it has been released on DVD. Also due for release soon-ish, The Spy … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest: 9/3/12

Even the casual reader of this blog should know that my love of food would fizzle and die were I not allowed to make my own tomato sauces. In the arena of life, cutting vegetables. browning meats, adding herbs and … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest: Scottish Science Edition

We give credit to the Scots as being great and glorious for the invention of P.O.E.T.S. Day, but we had no idea. In a week of sciencey breakthroughs the Scots have shown themselves more better greater and gloriouser than ever … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest: 100th Post Edition

I’m reading a young adult novel, Fair Coin by E.C. Myers, after reading a review on i09.com that calling it “Pure, Awesome, Crack.” There’s enough in the review that I don’t need to get to touch on the book itself other … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest

Slow down there Chef. We don’t all have a culinary degree. Paula Deen’s English pea recipe is finally revealed in all its splendor. Worth the read if only for the comments. I’m pleading with the blogging community: if you possess an … Continue reading

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An April Fool’s History

For a large part of our recorded history, the new year has been celebrated on March 25, as spring begins, with days of parties and feast culminating on April 1. King Charles IX, being French, regarded anything that everyone else … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest: Road Trip Edition

A recent road trip to Louisiana took us down 20/59 through Mississippi, “The Land of the Seemingly Sick Pine Trees.” The medians are littered with them; tall and wind beaten, all but the topmost branches snapped or stripped. It’s eerie. … Continue reading

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Some Things of Interest

Mario Batali has done pretty well for himself. He had an eleven year run on The Food Network, a stint on Iron Chef, and has  more than a hand full of cookbooks in print, partnership in several restaurants, a James Beard Award, … Continue reading

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