Monday, February 11, 2013

It's been a while, so here's a poem

The shape of lit windows
It's a technique we've seen since forever
Placid, the blurred whatever outside
Dark-neutral frame for the clarity light brings
The rigid box for bright fights or
Sex, or maybe it's just TV
Quickly painting the faces different colors.
It's a porthole, outside of which are buses
Moving rectangles lit up like anglerfish
Cruising, stopping to swallow you up
And you are glad to be
Away from the ambiguity of night.
Fixed boxes of light float by
And you wouldn't see them in the daytime
And as you're digested in this bus,
Gliding into the dark you think,
I know it differently at night;
I can see you now, your lives,
in these windows.

Monday, June 25, 2012

I missed you too!

I know it's been a while. But I'm back. And I'm sorry, but WTF IS THIS?!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

More stupid food similes

Made potstickers today. This is something I haven't done since I was pretty young. I remember sitting with a giant bowl of pork filling, clumsily stuffing and tearing dumplings and setting them on thin, white serving plates that covered every flat surface within reach. I couldn't remember how they looked when we cooked them back then, but the triangular tips of each potsticker promptly flopped to one side as I set them in the pan. They looked like killer whales that have been kept in captivity, their dorsal fins drooping from - what? A lack of freedom? Not sure. Should probably look it up.

Rule: If potstickers touch while they're in the pan, they are doomed to tear when you separate them.

Rule 2: Eating potstickers while they're too hot is definitely not something you only do once.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Posting random stuff from your chat logs is a great idea

...It totally counts as a valid post. It's CURATION!

Rule: Book/reading lists are like a mixtape, but you have to do more work to enjoy it.

Yes, the blog will start up again soon, and I will attempt to update weekly again. I also have imbibed some gin so that's why this post is like this.

I love you all.

Also you should really check out that podcast about curation from SXSW and David Carr was a salty grandpa with some good points.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holidays 2011.

Rule(s): Love yourself. Love others. Eat some things. Find meaning in your relationships. Renew your passion for life. Make these dark days radiant. Don't worry too much about the reason for the season. Think more about the reason for love.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The "diet" advice I follow.

I talk about eating food and making food a lot. Let's talk about the other side of this coin.

This is possibly the simplest, good argument for the type of eating habits I strive to follow. I'd like to say this is the one thing everyone should strive to follow too, but honestly, everyones' body/mental state/priorities are different. However, it does leave a lot of room for flexibility. I think flexibility is important because somehow as humans we've turned "diet" into a verb, as opposed to a noun, like it used to be.

If you think in a biologist way, and talk about the diet of the pygmy shrew, you're not going to say something like, "The pygmy shrew diets on dew and half a grass blade because she read that on a health site somewhere and she's already lost .5 ounces!" You're going to say that the pygmy shrew has a diet consisting of x, y, and occasionally z when she can find it in these climates. That's because what you're gonna eat is what you're gonna eat. Rigid guidelines that radically change that are always going to be a phase because that's not your diet. That's not what you eat.

Not sure if any of that made sense, so read this by someone who actually gets paid to write, okay?

"If I was smarter when I was young health journalist, I probably would have eaten more cake. It’s tasty, I like it, and the infrequent indulgence could have served as the personal experiment I needed to better understand what it takes to be healthy."

Rule: Eat cake. Eat pie. Read Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Dan Barber, Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver. No, seriously, read them (they have less to do with dieting, but a lot to do with putting good fuel in your body).

Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food

Most anything by Marion Nestle

Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Wendell Berry's essays. Here are some.

Dan Barber writes things and is in a few videos.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I love the way mushroom caps bump and bumble in the pan, like unformed rubber duckies in a tub.

Rule: Making ridiculous similes is fun.