Just checking in- have a co-worker in working on a project, and now we are cooking a feast- artichoke carbonera, ribeyes, tomatoes with red onion and gorgonzola and balsalmic, and a multiple mushroom, shallot, and parsnip sautee.
Also too, wine and Boz Scaggs.
Damn that sounds good.
Man, I don’t think I would have the strength this woman has shown through all this.
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mom, Releases Mother’s Day Video Regarding Gun Laws
Microwave pizza, miller lite, and AC/DC.
I think I win.
Didn’t know it was a contest, but you do indeed win.
Artichoke carbonara sounds fantastic. Please take photos (also, too, Tunch) and post them later when you’re in the midst of a fine boozy haze.
Snowbilli Snooki may have gone back to the tundra from whence all the FAIL came, but that “also too” tic will remain with us always, also too.
I can’t wait to see HBO’s The Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin’s gonna carve up the FAIL media into little chewable pieces and I hope names get named, also too.
Posted in last thread kinda late so gonna post it again.
Surprising no one, Romney yesterday said on FauxNews that he’s okay with gay adoptions…well surprise, surprise…he takes it back…
Romney Backs Away From Gay Adoptions
Wow, it’s been almost what 24hours????
UGA graduation tonight and then Athens slows way down for a couple of months!
Was getting ready to go home, and then the drain in the office ladies room backed up. Then the mens room. And our operations manager left on vacation. Currently waiting around for the emergency plumber to show up.
his next interview is gonna be great. “(exapserated) okay, fine. i can say that gay people at least should have the right to live. that’s okay (hand taps his shoulder) OH COME ON”
Amanda in the South Bay
“co-worker”? Wow, you rarely acknowledge you have a day job.
Just got around to watching the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.
HOLY SH*T can Flea play the hell out of a bass guitar.
Wait, Bozz Scaggs and you win? WTF?
Amanda in the South Bay
I’m a little burnout out from the Battle of Glenzilla this morning on LGM. Happy hour starts soon though.
@Amanda in the South Bay: Who said it was a day job? They have to step on the stuff before they sell it.
Odie Hugh Manatee
He’s getting slower, must be tired.
Is this co-worker and did she know you happened to have stuff on hand for a feast? Nice set up.
The newest lie to be used as fodder by the extremists over the weekend?
Hmmm, I wonder if all those folk who opposed Obamacare will return those refund checks if they receive one or will they ask for their premiums to increase if it is reduced. I’m guessing no.
Health Care Game Changer?
@NotMax: Even if it were true, it’s not exactly unheard of for political opponents to say disparaging thing about each other. Hillary didn’t run because Bill told her to.
Gin & Tonic
Sounds good. Save me a steak, I’ll be right over.
And then it’s football season!
I am In possession of some brussel sprouts. Any of you foodies have advice on how to cook them? (keep it simple please!)
Now to go download some Boz.
@SiubhanDuinne: It’s always football season at UGA :)
My 20 mo old daughter is doing the early terrible two screaming bit. Some heroically bad acting on her part..the academy is not impressed.
Oh well, since I’m posted comments from older threads, this one needs to be front paged…DougJ where are you?
As if ya’ll horndogs needed more reason to love the hawtness that is Tamron Hall on MSNBC, she goes and does this:
Tamron Hall Shuts Down Conservative Journo For Refusing To Answer Question About Romney Bullying
Found some fresh halibut on sale today. Any recommendations of the best way to cook, grill?
Artichoke carbonara would be a good side.
You forgot the stupid creepy annoying giggle.
Honest to FSM, even if I agreed 100% with his policy positions (yeah, I know) I would leave the country if he were elected just to avoid that horrible laugh-like sound effect every day for four years.
NO! My pearls, I must clutch them! My chaise longue, I must faint upon it!
Say it ain’t so, Joe!!
@lamh35: My hope is that they stay strong and dignified. I want the death of their son to shine a bright light on ALEC and those Stand Your Ground laws. I want to see some accountability from somebody somewhere.
@Raven: Loved Athens in the summer the years I was there.
@waratah: I like to just throw halibut on the grill, maybe drizzle a little olive oil on it and top with a slice of lemon. In the winter when I don’t mind the oven heating the house I do it en papillote a lot.
For a side you should get SIA over with the brussel sprouts, fry up some bacon and cook the sprouts in the drippings before roasting them a bit.
I’m having wild alaskan king salmon, celeriac remoulade, and some roasted corn. And some pinot.
Wow, she wasn’t taking any shit.
wtf you have a job?? i feel i have been misled
@MikeJ: You interest me extremely. Cook them how in the bacon drippings? Sauté them? For how long? Slice them first? Don’t assume I know anything!
Have a great recipe for those, with bacon and maple syrup, but a little complex to prepare.
Easiest method is to peel off the outer leaves, slice the ends off the stems and then cut a shallow ‘X’ in the base of each stem, then drop into salted boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. The longer they are in boiling water, the mushier they get, so do keep an eye on them.
If you are at all bothered about the possible cabbage-y smell which they can sometimes give off while cooking (especially if cooked too long), put a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar in the cooking water before you add the sprouts to eliminate the smell.
So many ways to cook them – boiled, steamed, braise, roasted, etc.
I’m making yogurt and bread. Why I’m choosing to do this when it’s starting to get hot, I just don’t know.
Mary Jane Leach
Do you have early Boz Scaggs – Somebody Loan Me a Dime with Duane Allman playing on it?
@NotMax: The author of a book “the truth about Hillary” expects what exactly from the Clintons?
@SIA: I cut ém in half, trim off the gnarly bits, and just saute them in the bacon drippings, just until they start to get a bit of brown. Then toss ’em in the oven and roast until tender.
If you’ve got a couple tablespoons of bacon fat left, add it to 1/4 cup of olive oil and some white wine vinegar and make a vinegrette to dress the sprouts. a small squirt of dejon and some shallots won’t hurt it either.
The Snarxist Formerly Known As Kryptik
Everytime Rachel reports on Michigan, I die a little more inside.
The way the Silverdome got sold off for a dime by an ‘Emergency Manager’ who now represents the guy who bought it just….ugh.
And throwing out the petition for the font size…Michigan really is essentially a dictatorship now.
@NotMax: BWAH! Well, of COURSE the Toronto Sun would shop that story.
You do win.
You lost me at artichoke.
Homemade pizzas (mostly olive oil, cheese, garlic and spinach), TED talks and Howl’s Moving Castle with the family, wine, and community theatre friends. Boys U15 lax (2 games) in the morning. I call.
Phew — didn’t have to wait around as long as I feared. The night shift supervisor showed up from security, so I was able to go.
ETA: Dinner is pizza, Magner’s, and getting caught up on “Game of Thrones.” I’ve been waiting for a new electronic toy in the mail, and it’s not here yet. Sadness.
@SiubhanDuinne: Ordered tickets this week. The schedule totally sucks.
The did the graduation in the stadium. About 30 minutes ago I heard it thundering like mad but it’s clear as a bell out. They did fireworks!
@JenJen: Puppeh pics plz?
Gin & Tonic
@SIA: Brussels sprouts? Fry up some bacon, slice the sprouts in half, saute them for a few minutes in the bacon drippings, take them out with a slotted spoon, wait for them to cool a bit then throw them in the garbage. Eat the bacon.
You can thank me later.
@Yutsano: I only have this to offer at the moment.
Lord Stanley has impeccable taste, I’ll give him that much. And I didn’t even realize I owned this f’n awful movie!
Brussels sprouts – nutmeg. Great.
@Gin & Tonic: If you steam the Brussels for 5 – 10 mins before putting them in the bacon, you won’t have to throw them out. They’re delicious.
Cole’s co-worker is the kid he hired from down the street to mow his lawn. The project. Horizontal or Vertical striping.
@MikeJ: Thank you Mikej, that sounds great as I like to be able to taste the fish and not have a lot of strong flavors competing.
I love salmon I may come and eat with you.
@Yutsano: How you bean frijole?
Gin & Tonic
@Concerned Citizen: No, that just adds 10 minutes to the time it takes to get them in the garbage where they belong.
Jeebus, John. You write about food like Barry White sings about anthropology.
@Gin & Tonic: @Gin & Tonic: Another Brussel hater. Just like Bush.
Eh, I could believe Klein was telling the truth. Obama beat Ms. Clinton (and by extension Mr. Clinton) in a fairly close and bitter race. The ex-President could still hold a grudge over it. Doesn’t mean that the former horndog-in-chief’s opinions are correct but I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest that he would still be angry about 2008.
Besides, there has to be a bit of petty professional jealousy that his successor could succeed in areas which were failures for the Clinton Administration. Anyways, tempest in a teapot that blows over in a week and gives us the entertainment value of conservatives holding up Clinton as a trusted and respected voice.
@Raven: Due to massive accommodations of me being gone for six weeks I had to go in early and get off early tonight. Just downed a huge mug of chocolate milk since I can’t decide on dinner. And I was invited to go eat with a Dawg but a sick female kept that from happening (can’t afford to get exposed to anything this close to carving day) so I’m a wee bit miffed about that.
For Studio Ghibli fans in the Los Angeles area, Cinefamily is doing a retrospective through the end of May.
(Cinefamily may be better remembered by LA residents as the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax. It’s changed hands a couple of times since the longtime owner was murdered, but Cinefamily seems to be doing pretty well with it.)
@Yutsano: But I have picked up that you are recovering well?
Gin & Tonic
@Concerned Citizen: He hated broccoli, which I do not. We have nothing in common.
@Yutsano: I’ve picked up that you’re recovering well, too, like Raven. You OK?
@Raven: The Big Chop is Wednesday. Then I’ll most likely disappear unless I can get my mom to smuggle my phone in. Then six weeks of border collie wuv.
@SIA: Do them like these and you will never boil another sprout.
Had a bad day at work. Not complaining. Thrilled to have a job. Dinner is Frangelica. Lots of it. Now to read the thread.
@JenJen: Noted above. And I’d take His Stanleyness to the vet after that. Lord knows what he picked up chewing that hot mess!
Dolphin browser on a transformer prime pad comment to seal cookie in.
When I was a little girl my mom called me Sarah Bernhardt. I didn’t get it. I don’t have kids of my own, but when I see my neices and my friends kids, yeah, I get it. Truthfully, I’m kinda still like that.
Make sure your Boz Scaggs is thoroughly well-done. I once got a case of food poisoning from some undercooked Boz Scaggs that gave me the runs for a week.
Fookin’ Android, how does it work?
I had major surgery (cervical spine) a few years ago. Dunno if you are as nervous in the lead up as I was, but just thought I’d pass along that once I woke up and realized I wasn’t dead, the recovery process was quite enjoyable…..day after day of being zoned out on pleasant drugs with nobody expecting me to do anything.
My husband and kids tell me I recited all the lyrics to The Devil Went Down To Georgia in the hospital room my first night post-op, but this I do not recall.
No, Bush’s bête noire was broccoli. Which I love. Brussels sprouts, on the other hand, are best used as ammunition in a food fight.
@Yutsano: White light out to ya.
eta I had spinal surgery, harrington rods and a fusion in 1975. Shit worked like a charm.
@Gin & Tonic: Oh Please, does Freedom Fighters ring a bell? Pick a side.
@Sophist: that’s called the dirty “Lowdown”.
Thought that was broccoli, but I happen to love them both.
Okay, I love broccoli more than Brussels sprouts.
Okay, a lot more.
Gin & Tonic
@Concerned Citizen: That vague “whoosh” I heard must have been the sound of that comment going way over my head. Or else the fact that I’m nearing the bottom of this bottle of Alsatian riesling.
@NotMax: @MikeJ: @jeffreyw: Thanks!
@Gin & Tonic: Snark-O-Licious, thanks for sharing.
@Yutsano: Can dogs shit out FAIL? Hoping!!
Hey! Get me out of moderation please?
@SiubhanDuinne: It’s clear that the LEFT wants to force vegetables. We must defend ourselves.
LOL my mom called me Sarah Heartburn!!
Sorry, no, not that interesting of an electronic toy. More along the lines of one of these.
Where does a Gorilla shit in the woods?
Any place he wants
@Gin & Tonic: I hope you can understand that clearly I am furious!
It was Poppy Bush who hated broccoli though. Maybe W hated sprouts?
I too am a lifelong broccoli lover. Unfortunately I also like jelly beans, which gave me something in common with Ronnie Raygun.
O/T but why are all the Flickr captions and everything showing up in, I guess it’s Vietnamese, the past few weeks?
(Not that there’s anything wrong with Vietnamese….)
Mike in NC
Even living in boring rural, coastal NC, we have the option of going to an awesome Jamaican restaurant in our area.
Ooh, the revamp still punishes those who have too many links.
I’m trying to think what artichoke carbonara would taste like.
Gin & Tonic
@Concerned Citizen: I hope you can understand that when I finish this bottle of wine, or maybe sooner, I won’t care.
@Gin & Tonic:
This. I don’t cook. But I cook this. Also, any people of Irish (prolly British) decent here? Ever had “dip bread?” That would be bread dipped in bacon fat and fried. Kinda of like our “french toast” only a thousand times better.
Young Hillary checking in to the motel
@Mnemosyne: practical, but less fun
@Mike in NC:
Not the sugar shack in OIB?
@wasabi gasp: worst photobomb ever
@murakami: I can believe a conversation took place. But last August? I mean I would not be surprised if at some point their circle met with them to tell them how she would be a better president and should get in. But seriously. He’s run before. She’s run before. She can’t hire Penn and his crew again.
You’re right about the right on Clintons. They spend the last 20 years portraying them as the most craven liars with secret agendas up the wazzus, untrustworthy folks who murder their friends…and now they’ll be talking about his wisdom and understanding. I’m sure that book of Klein’s “Truth About Hilary” was a peon to their virtues.
Klein has been busted making up facts before, wouldn’t be surprised if the same is true here. This new book of his will be a heaping pile of garbage, you can be sure of that.
Not that there wasn’t tension between the Clinton and Obama camps, but coming from Klein (who once claimed he was a “close, personal friend” of Jackie Kennedy Onassis when in truth he only met her once) I find pretty much anything he writes difficult to believe. If it was coming from anyone else, I’d be more inclined to believe it.
Odie Hugh Manatee
@Amanda in the South Bay:
GG writes something stupid, is called on it, makes appearance and says that what he said isn’t what he said, all the while defending what he said, GG fanbois drop in, hilarity ensues.
IOW, nothing new.
I don’t believe a fucking thing Joe Klein says. Because he’s a liar and he’s too fucking stupid to make a cogent argument about anything.
That is all.
@SiubhanDuinne: mea culpa :) how are ya?
@SiubhanDuinne: I don’t know, but I’d bet you have a setting gone awry.
Amanda in the South Bay
Big chop? Vasectomy? Orchiectomy?
Mike in NC
What, no clime acts posts here ???
ummm, is cole really clime acts ?
Romney goes to this guy’s university tomorrow to deliver the commencement:
@Helen: Not Jokeline, Edward Klein.
@SiubhanDuinne: Ah, I see it, very bottom of the Flickr page is a language selection line, Vietnamese is one option. You have thumbed it by mistake, I’ll wager.
I can’t win, but I made pie. Orange cream cheese over andes chips pie. Plus beer and (veggie) bacon biscuits. And puff pastry stuffed with roasted red peppers, cream cheese horseradish sauce and slow roasted brisket soaked in bbq sauce. Making food for the people who are helping me move tomorrow. Now I get to pack most of the night. I figure i’ll be a quivering puddle on the floor by afternoon, then I can be moved into my new room with a damp mop and some sponges.
@Helen: True. But it’s a different Klein. I’d say the same thing about Joel Klein. I’d write off the whole surname, but there’s Ezra and Naiomi.
Hah, my day was similar to Raven’s – graduation at the U of A , then spent some time arranging for my son ‘s basketball and football season tickets for his freshman year. It’s amazing how cheap it still is for students – not that far off from what I paid at Cal 30 years ago.
Too lazy to cook, had carne asada tacos and a carnelo at my favorite Sonoran dive and now I am sittIng here with the Talking Heads blaring, the cats on my feet and about to open my first new digital camera in a long time.
Not too bad a Friday.
And what a surprise that Mittens backed off already. Brave, brave Sir Robin!
Well, the lady who does my nails (thumbs and all) is Vietnamese, so it was probably inevitable.
Thanks, will fix at the next kitteh or food pr0n opportunity.
@Helen: We all still have it. It just has been my girl’s go to move for the past few days. It does remind me to use that power judiciously.
Cheers and have a good night
Will Romney be bringing his severely conservative scissors to Liberty U tomorrow?
Here’s their rule book:
Hair and clothing styles related to a counterculture (as determined by the Student Affairs Deans’ Review Committee) are not acceptable. Hair should be cut in such a way that it will not come over the ears, collar or eyebrows at any time. Ponytails for men are unacceptable.
Mitt is settling down into his level. No more pandering to normal, decent people, like he was forced to do when governing Massachusetts.
@MikeJ: God that’s a trip down memory lane.
@JCT: 30 years ago as a UCLA student; football was free, basketball we had to pay for. Still though even basketball was pretty cheap.
I’m good thanks. Getting ready to leave on three-week vacation and have spent the last couple of days running around like a demented person doing chores, paying bills, getting the rental car, packing, etc.
I’m not happy to report this, but I’m going to Phoenix. Normally I wouldn’t think of setting foot in the state of Arizona, let alone Maricopa County, but my dearly beloved great-niece is graduating next week and there will be a Gathering of the Clans, by which I mean my sister and brother, so I’m gritting my teeth and heading for Crazyland West. I do love long solitary road trips, so there’s that.
Heh, just checked the Phx weather forecast. I have temps in the low triple digits to look forward to.
Hope you’re well, SIA. Haven’t seen you for a while.
@Odie Hugh Manatee: Yeah, it was strictly the hits, nothing off the new album. You hate me because I dare to tell the truth about your dear leader, there really isn’t much difference between the parties, all your favorites by the unoriginal artists.
@Amanda in the South Bay: HA! No just a disc decompression. I kinda like my equipment. :)
@BillinGlendaleCA: In my entire college career I never paid for a sporting event. Being a band geek has its perquisites.
@FlipYrWhig: But delicious.
BTW, the word “parsnip” is inherently funny.
@FlipYrWhig: Also too, “kumquat”.
Odie Hugh Manatee
He has a new album? I thought that was only a rumor. Before he starts singing his latest and greatest hits, someone needs to bump his turntable to get him past the skip on his old, worn out album.
Both at the same time?
@Yutsano: This is true the band never pays and gets good seats. While football tickets were free, we did have to pay for the bus trip to the mausoleum.
Good luck with your slice and dice.
@Odie Hugh Manatee: Free
@Alison: You brought this upon yourself.
Room’s slowly spinning as I metabolize three double Martinis, while being used as a backrest by two black and white cat-Americans. Also too a Coast
Guard C130 has been doing low circles for the past hour and it has Sophia cat wigging out.
The prophet Nostradumbass
@Helen: I refer you to the Ulster Fry.
@Yutsano: Sweet Jesus, what the fuck was that?
@Alison: CHERRYCHIMICHANGA!! PICKEBARRELKUMQUATPICKLEBARRELKUMQUAT!
Mike in NC
Meh. I’m on a fourth Martini and the cats tremble in my wake. Granted they’ll wake me up at 3 AM for a snack. Bastards.
Mmm … Furry Salad!
@SiubhanDuinne: Plz not to be eating kittehs, kittehs is frenz not fud.
Saw 1947 Earth by Deepa Mehta. Tomorrow I have my last book club meeting for David Copperfield and I also have the CD for Departed, which I will watch tomorrow.
@SiubhanDuinne: You’ve probably already left, but you need to have a little talk with your kinfolk. Arizona, if it must be so, is for winter gatherings. Why aren’t they having it in Canada?!
I’m well, just really busy. I work, watch teh liberal media, read teh liberal media, and go to bed. as someone said up thread, lucky to have work, but…my world’s pretty small when Rachel and BJ are the high points of my day. lol. Have a great trip!
rachel maddow wipes that stupid laughs of mittbot off the screen.
Asshole. mittbot that is.
@schrodinger’s cat: I meant DVD, time to call it a day, I guess.
For decades brussel sprouts and I were not on any kind of terms. I hated them. Turns out mom overcooked the snot out of them. Tasted bitter and smelled awful. My friend trims the stem, cuts them in half lengthwise, a little grape oil in a bowl with salt, pepper, ground cyan pepper, then grill for about 8 min.
Still not my favorite dish but certainly different/better than mom’s. First brussel sprout I’ve eaten with out a temper tantrum.
@Raven: I always love it when the students go away for the summer. Nothing against the students, just like the town when it’s quieter.
@lamh35: I signed this afternoon. I’ve been impressed with her dignity, compassion, and grace under the terrible circumstances.
@jeffreyw: ::drool:: I have *so* missed your food pron, jeffrey!
@Yutsano: Sorry you missed dinner with the work Dawg. I’ll be thinking of you and sending a white light your way on Wednesday! ::mwah::
dayum, a Greenwald flame war and I missed it?? I’m getting slack in my old age.
Anyone got a linky?
@asiangrrlMN: ‘Sokay hon. I had a puppeh tell me he missed me tonight. So it’s all good.
@Yutsano: Wooooooot! :) Love ya, Yutsy!
@eemom: I haven’t read it, but it’s this thread at Lawyers, Guns, and Money.