Thursday, December 22, 2005

I Got Tagged!

Scout Prime
tagged me, so here goes.

Seven Things to Do Before I Die

1. See George Bush impeached, tried and convicted, and the Bush family disgraced from public life forever.
2. Write and solve a new proof.
3. Live in a country that values education and provides universal healthcare.
4. Be able to bake enough holiday treats for all those I know and love, and get them to them.
5. Take my nieces and grandkids to Europe.
6. Provide even more aid than I do now so that all animals will live better lives.
7. Convince Monsieur that I really, really, really do need that 2.5 carat 3-stone diamond ring :)

Seven Things I Cannot Do
1. Quit smoking.
2. Drink more than 3 drinks in one evening.
3. Shout.
4. Wear heels higher than 2"
5. Eat coconut.
6. Stop worrying about my daughter.
7. Draw anything more complex than geometrics.

Seven Things That Attract Me to Blogging
1. Intelligent people on board (trolls excepted)
2. An acceptable place for my anger and frustration.
3. Desire for real news and commentary.
4. Can tell jokes you could never tell at work.
5. Can blog and do other stuff at the same time.
6. Open 24/7, just like 7-11.
7. Kindness, understanding, and friendship.

Seven Things I Say Most Often
1. I must respectfully disagree.
2. Outta there! (to the animals)
3. What can I do for you?
4. Fucking psychotic Bush.
5. I'm not done grading.
6. I need a cigarette.
7. Thank you.

Seven Books That I Love
1. Just Six Numbers
2. Language and Information Systems
3. Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being
4. Extreme Latin
5. With God on Their Side
6. Triggerfish Twist
7. Making Genes, Making Waves

Seven Movies That I Watch Over and Over Again
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Stars Wars Episode IV
3. The Year of Living Dangerously
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Godzilla (the original, thank you)
6. Pi
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Seven People I Want to Join In, Too
1. Mena
2. Sittenpretty
3. Dirk Gently
4. Doug
5. Smarty Jones
6. Flory
7. Agent Orange

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Cooking Liberally was at Eschacon, but maybe you weren't.

No problem! It's now available here at La Poissoniere's!

Copies are $12, and for the month of September, we're throwing in free shipping!

Don't get stuck eating bologna sandwiches on white and Moonpies. Put some taste in your life!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

We're All Brits Today

I'd like to take this space to offer condolences to the residents of London and environs who have been horribly affected by today's bombings of the Underground, and to offer my respect for the patient, dignified and solid manner in which they have all conducted themselves.

For those who would like to join me, I'll forward these messages to the British Consulate.

Wishing peace to all,

Madame Poissoniere

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Place Your Bets, Win Valuable Desserts!

Judith Miller has just been sentenced to 4 months in a DC jail. Place your bets here as to how long it will take her to start yapping.

I'm down for 2.5 days.

Closest estimate gets a free dessert of their choosing, shipped to them overnight!

And, as always, don't forget your recipes!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Barbecue Them All!

The idea that we could have the Republicans roasted on a spit would be tantalizing, although I don't think they'd taste very good. So here's the place to put things that do taste good! Recipes will be included in 'Cooking Liberally,' available at Eschacon, but if you don't want it published, just let me know!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

ImPEACHment Summer Social Recipes

Earl in Toronto suggests that, in honor of Bush's impending impeachment, we have a summer social. It's going to be delicious.

ImPEACHment Crisp with Nuts

In a 9 x 9 baking dish, place the following:

3 c. sliced, ripe peaches
3 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. sugar (you can cut this in half if you choose, and generally, I do)

Top with a mixture of:

1 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. firm butter

Bake at 375 F for ~30 min., until topping is lightly browned and the peaches are tender. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Recipes!

Nearing the end of the semester is always a bear, but I'd love to have more of your recipes! I'll post a featured one every week.