Mar 10 2010
Some of you already know that I think the best piece of classical/jazz ever written is Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Here are two versions: you decide. I love them both.
Pony Party is an Open Thread. Please bring your own thoughts, YTs, or whatever, and join the party.
Feb 25 2010
A drive-by pony party tonight, I’m afraid: I can get the “new” computer next week, but for now this thing is going to overheat in about half an hour. So I’m reposting from elsewhere with apologies.
I went to my friend’s pub today…and thought about their food.
Feb 18 2010
Bell, Book, and Murder is an omnibus edition of three mysteries by Rosemary Edghill (the nom de plume of Eluki Bes Shahar), all with the same narrator: Bast, the goddess-name of Karen Hightower, a witch in NYC who works for a book paste-up operation just off Houston Street.
I’ve been rereading it today, and while nobody would call it “literature” in the same category as Joyce’s Ulysses, the novels are very well-written and a lot of fun to read.
More below the fold; but: what do you read for fun? Please answer in the comments. And if I disappear, it’s b/c I’ve been having major computer problems lately.
Feb 10 2010
Oy vey gevalt.
It’s been coming down for almost 24 hours now as I type this…and the wind has picked up, meaning drifts.
There’s a guy across the street with a snowblower, but from the way it looks right now, you’d have to shovel or snow-blow at least every hour to have any hope of maintaining a semi-clear sidewalk.
The road crews are out, but even the main streets aren’t that great b/c it just keeps coming down.
South-central PA, just above the Mason-Dixon Line, isn’t used to this. Snow, yes, but not this volume of snow.
Jan 21 2010
No, I have no idea what that means. But I do know about ham & hominy! The problem with ham steaks where I am is that they tend to be too wide in diameter & not thick enough. It’s still possible to work with them, though: sear on each side, remove from skillet, put a couple of cans of (drained) whole hominy into the skillet, stir while sauteing, put the ham steak on top, and pop it into a 350-degree oven until the ham is cooked through.
Serve with a side of spinach or a salad or something like that.
That’s comfort food chez Youff. What do you enjoy?