Friday, June 25, 2010

Raw Cheese

Oregon Rogue Blue - Made from raw cow's milk, this blue is a bit firmer than the creamy blues (i.e., St. Agur, Fourme d'Ambert). It makes eating much easier as you can cut small wedges. It's neither salty, nor creamy at room temperature. There is a slight hint of the Danish blue aftertaste. It's a B/B+ on my blue scale.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Idiots and Imbeciles

To Whomever Took My Bag On Accident But Mysteriously Didn't Leave A Bag On The Shuttle Bus:

Thank you for returning my bag. Please go to the doctor.

Thieves and Liars

To Whomever Stole My Bag At The Airport:

May you descend to Dante's Ninth Circle of Hell!!!!!!!!! Mother F*$ker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup

Our midfield has been incredible. Our forwards have bark, but no bite. Our central defense has been awful. Tim Howard has got to be pissed.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Reading Now

200 pages in, I gave up. It just couldn't keep my attention. And I'm as avid a reader as you're likely to come across. Underworld simply didn't deliver. I'm not sure if I've ever been more bored.

The Food of a Younger Land was incredible. I can't wait to try some of the recipes, especially from the South.

Monday, June 07, 2010

World Cup

Spain beats Brazil in the final.

The U.S. definitely makes it out of its Group. Portugal does not (only if Drogba returns for the Ivory Coast). I still like Ghana even without Essien. England is beaten in the semis. If Argentina didn't have a psycho coke-head coach, they'd win the tournament hands down. Mexico makes it to the quarters and has 4-year bragging rights in CONCACAF (i.e., the U.S.). Speaking of coke-heads, Argentina's loss to Germany in the quarters causes Maradona to set himself on fire.

Can't wait for Saturday!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Not Cheese

Sprout's Soy Cheese - Quite simply the most disgusting thing I've ever touched, smelled, or tasted. It touched my lips and I immediately knew I'd made a bad choice. It hit my tongue and I ran for the sink. Even worse than Birgfichter (a.k.a. Baby's diaper after baby begins eating solid foods), which by the way I did not spit out.

It was a proud moment when we gave it to Zane the first time and he also recognized the foulness and ran for the garbage can. Zane, I hope that this experiment with the GFCF diet does NOT result in you not being able to eat real cheese for the rest of your life.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Stupid Evolution

A small fries (i.e., ~15 french fries)is 220 calories. It only takes a run of 1.7 miles for me to burn those off.

That sucks.

Thursday, June 03, 2010


Saganaki - Flaming Greek sheep's milk feta. Did I tell you that it's flaming? And delicious?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

SB 1070

University of Arizona and Arizona State law and public policy professors have done an excellent job within this paper posted on SSRN of distilling the impact of SB 1070 on Arizona's criminal justice system.

"Our goal is simple: to begin to identify the central issues raised by this legislation. This is, however, no simple task. With all respect to the views of others, in our view those who state that the meaning of the bill is obvious, or that it simply mirrors federal law, either have not read the bill, or do not understand the difficult issues of federalism and criminal law and procedure raised by this text and existing law. The bill creates many new crimes and duties, some of them previously unknown not only in Arizona but in federal or state law. To understand this bill requires the expertise of one half of a law school faculty, since issues arise about both structural and substantive constitutional law, immigration law, criminal law, criminal procedure, state and local government law, and other fields. SB 1070 includes many provisions whose interpretation is open to a range of interpretations."

Click here to download the pdf directly.