Archive for August, 2011

Cornography and Collaborative Consumption

August 22, 2011


This is a thinly disguised gratuitous declaration of love for my food exchange group. And a case for YOU to start one.

What’s that? You ask. A food exchange group, or co-op, is – in a nutshell – a practice in collaborative consumption. Or economies of scale. Or weekly excuse to get together with people you like, who like food, wine, craft beer and have the most titillating personalities in town. (see, thinly disguised). I also wanted the excuse to use the word “titillating” — but it really can’t be more appropriate given that my broadened vocabulary post-dinner party consisted of cornography, “pack a lunch”, “don’t drop the soap”, underdose, and “sorry, my douchebag leaked on you.” Wait til they all appear in Oxford.

But seriously, these are good folk of the overeducated, slow-food loving, home brewing kind. These people make their own ketchup and mustard. And they look like ordinary people. They live among you. They smell their kind a mile away. And I am forever grateful to Regina for sniffing me out and deeming me worthy to be crew. These people can COOK.

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Fake Bake

August 11, 2011

Apologies if your search engine mistakenly led you here as you were looking to beat George Hamilton at his own game. But, don’t fret, it is a fortunate misdirection. Because now you can enjoy cookies without dealing with a hot oven. A feat you probably never thought possible. Until today.
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Am I Hot or Not?

August 4, 2011

If you are old enough to have lived through Tech Bubble 1.0 (a.k.a. “the dot-com bubble” – who even uses the word dot-com anymore?!), you know what I’m talking about (and you also know what hampsterdance is).

If you are not old enough (or managed to live under a rock during that era), Google it and the wiki will come up. And who would have thought 10 years ago that that sentence would even make sense?

Well, this dish reminded me of that Facebook predecessor. And I thought its quite appropriate because – as gawkers are declaring — we are in the middle of Tech Bubble 2.0. Time to reminisce.

Is it hot nor not?

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