Pizza for Dinner
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I have now baked gluten-free versions of muffins (chocolate almond berry), biscuits, doughnuts and bread in addition to the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I think everything I made has been tasty, although they're not always exactly like their wheat equivalent. The bread, oddly, was probably closest. The doughnuts need a little adjustment to the recipe, they're airy instead of cakey. The best part is they're all adaptations of regular recipes, so it looks like that is a tactic that will work for me in a lot of cases. Although I should probably pick up a gluten-free baking book at some point.
Also, today is my granpa's 92nd birthday. Or it was Friday. It was a matter of dispute between the doctor and his oldest sister. My granpa's fantastic. He's going to go live with my mom at the end of the summer so I'll miss living near him again but I'm happy he won't be alone so much.
Labels: gluten-free baking
Saturday, June 28, 2008
For some reason I really like it when an actor's name appears on screen with them. Not during the opening credits or anything you'd expect, but say a guest star on a TV show is on air as their name pops up.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Freakonomics guys should hire me
I was showing Max Baby Name Wizard this weekend and we of course looked up a ton of names. Three names included were Xander, Willow, and Anya---familiar enough to any Buffy fan.
We think the patterns and dates are a little too close for coincidence. (Buffy aired from 1997 to 2003.)
Labels: tv and real life
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Weird and proud of it
I just read The Big U by Neal Stephenson and watched Ghost World. Both were excellent and both featured main characters who were not mainstream and didn't want to be mainstream. That's sort of where I'm at with me now. I don't need everyone to like me. I don't care what people in high school would think of me if I went to a reunion. I have friends that I like a lot and I like me and that's a good place to be.
Although I totally feel the frustration Enid has when Steve Buscemi's character changes for the girlfriend. But not as much of her disdain for anyone 'normal'. Mainstream isn't me or my friends but as long as they don't judge me for being different it doesn't matter to me what other people do.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The Trumpet of the Swan
I've been trying to remember the name of this book for years. It was a favorite of mine in childhood and I just couldn't remember the name or many of the details. I think it's a wonderful story, not surprisingly, from author EB White. Who, incidentally, has some fantastic quotes.
Sometimes children's stories are the best stories.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl
Forget about not following the book or being good, in 2 hours of corsets I got zero Johansson cleavage.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
New home tour
I went for a walk today in the borough and took some photos. It's very quaint, there are a lot of shops and galleries and I don't even want to guess at what these houses cost. The borough is a peninsula so there's water from a lot of angles, which must be awesome.
In Plain Sight
She referenced Columbo, I'm sold.
Labels: one-line review
It was a good restaurant
There's the repeating noise I can hear at night when the TV and computer are turned off. It's doesn't bother me, but it's there. At first I thought it was something in my apartment, but ruled that out pretty quickly. Then I thought maybe it was something in my landlord's place. When I heard it outside in the day time that ruled that out.
It wasn't until earlier this week when I had a business dinner downtown at a restaurant on the water---beautiful view---that I realized what it was: it's a foghorn. I guess I'm not used to the coast yet.
Labels: seaside living
Sunday, June 01, 2008
I just made my first gluten-free cookies and they're yummy! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies by adapting my old recipe. Except for burning my fingers it was great.
Labels: gluten-free baking