Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Almost Miracle Prediction

The 0 - 11 Lions are going to beat the 10-1 Titans.
Arizona (7-4) will crush Philly (5-5-1).
And most importantly the 2- 9 Seahawks will disgrace the 7-4 Cowboys.

Update: So far the Lions have fumbled the kick-off return and the Titans have scored a touchdown. About 30 seconds have gone by.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


When cooked, wild rice smells like a fish tank. We poured it down the toilet.

Nice to Meet You, Foodstuff

One day until the Big Turk. TMT will be spending it alone in our Montana apartment and AP has made his demands known: "I want an obscene amount of dishes." I'm OK with that. If my husband is more concerned with quantity than the quality, there's little pressure to get things perfect like there would be if I were sharing courses with Inlaws.

My favorite thing about a low key Thanksgiving is that I get to try out new recipes. Since I know ahead of time that much of the day will place me over the stove, I embrace the labor. I search for recipes that use unfamiliar ingredients. Get a load of this bizarre trio!

I'd like to introduce to you to...
the sisters Shallot, her ladylegs Wild Rice,
and mr. Delicata Squash

Ok, so you've probably used shallots before, but I haven't. In fact, when I was searching the produce aisle for one, I was looking for something that resembled a green onion or scallion. Way off. I am excited to see what these garlic-onion girls will bring to the table. I expect stink breath.

Just look at that bag of Wild Rice being all wrong and renegade black. But how will she taste? Uncaged.

There are so many kinds of squash. Can you catch them all? TMT is trying. Delicata is supposedly one of the tastiest, comparable to a sweet potato. But maybe he's better. What if he is a classy showstopper? How will the turkey cope?

These are exciting times.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

TMT, Nature Perverts: Chasing Tail in Montana

A new reoccurring TMT segment?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Young Buck on the Town

The logical followup to Drunken Top Chef Commentary: Drunken Cooking

"I don't even remember these steps." - Big Green

Friday, November 21, 2008

Drunken Top Chef Commentary

Big Green: Let's pick names for everyone. She is a dude. Dudebot.
AP: She's is big bird. Big bird could be black, right?
Big Green: Big bird is a bird. He's not black or white. He's a bird.
AP: But he's gay, right?
Big Green: What?
AP: Or is he a woman?
Big motherfucking Green: What are you saying?
AP: So many of the S.S. characters are gay. That's the best thing about it; they are multiracial and multisexual.
Big Green: Birds is birds, man. I don't judge. But that contestant is weird. I think that Australian guy is going to win.
AP: He's not an Aussie.
BG: Well, he seems Australian.
AP: The bald guy or the tatoo guy is who I am rooting for.
BG: You like machos.
AP: I do.

Watching the Fish

from ArchDaily:

Vesper Martini

There's a pretty good chance I'm having one of these in a few hours.
"Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"
-James Bond
Update: I'm drinking this now and it is delicious. It tastes mostly like gin and I love gin. Big Green: "Sweet Firethroat."

Attention friends and family in NJ and NY

One of you needs to join this Mini E trial program. We would do it if we could but it's only available in NY, NJ, and California. If you're thinking about getting a new car or leasing, do this instead. It's basically a year long lease but you get to test the entirely electric Mini Cooper. There are only going to be 500 of them though so get on it now. Let us know if you need help filling out the application. We'll do it in exchange for a test drive when we come home. Due date is December 10, so don't dilly-dally.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You can finally recycle your old Brita filters

A while back TMT signed an online petition geared at trying to get Brita to create a recycling program for used filters. Brita just announced that they are initiating that program now. You can drop your used filters off at select Whole Foods stores or mail them in. The entire filter will be recycled.

Friday, November 14, 2008

AP needs help picking a hat

needs help picking a

I'm indecisive about a lot of things but I really need help picking out which hat to go with. This decision has taken me far too long, so I'm asking for your help. I'm going to try to pick one out by the end of the day or maybe the very beginning of next week. I'm not that big of a baseball fan but I want to get a baseball hat. Because I'm not that big of a fan I don't have that strong of a loyalty to any team. I will say that as a sports fan it's hard for me to imagine wearing a hat of a team that isn't from NY though. Anyway, here are my options:

Atlanta- I kind of like them and I dig the A.
Pittsburg - This is probably one of my favorite logos. I just really digg the old school P.
the Mets - I was a Mets fan growing up
Yankees - although there is a lot not to like about the Yanks (Big Green refers to them as the 'haves') they do still represent NY better than anyone. A Yankees hat is just as much a sign of where you are from as it is of a team you like.

What do you think?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trouble the Water

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CTSH (the Clarence Thomas Scale of Hate)

When I was home, Gus and I went out and discussed life and politics. He came up with an amazing way of scaling thing's that infuriate us. After talking about how much we hated Clarence Thomas, Gus referred to another thing he hated on 'the Clarence Thomas Scale of Hate.' He expanded on it for me via email. Another important thing to remember was that this was at the end of October, about a little over a week before the election.

0 - Corderoys
1 - Bowling being on ESPN
2 - Doing Laundy at the laundromat
3 - Bono
4 - Me when I get into political conversations with strangers while drinking
5 - Good Charlotte
6 - Promise rings
7 - Guys wearing make-up and/or pantyhose under shorts
8 - Every commercial on television (Except Old Spice ones)
9 - Olives/Bill O'Reilly
10 - Justice Thomas (Could just as easily be the Ann Coulter scale)

11 - Undecideds

It's been a while.

Sorry everyone. We took a bit of a break after the election. Now we're back. Posts galore coming. I hope. In the meantime check out this ridiculous rainbow we had the other day. It was seriously the strongest I've ever seen.
I pro
mise the future posts will get better.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Heaven Help Me

For the last seven years, AP's been talking about the 1985 film, "Heaven Help Us," starring a young Andrew McCarthy (also Kevin "Drama" Dillon, and Donald Sutherland). HHU is directed by a man named Michael Dinner, which delights me, if nothing else. My husband loves this movie so much that he snuck it onto our queue when I wasn't looking. So, I guess my night is going to be all about catholic school high jinks.

I didn't attend catholic school, but I did go to CCD, where I was abused by Sister Ruth, who, looking back now, was probably only 4'10'' but had the bite of a big old dog. She told me my parents were absolutely going to hell because they were divorced. I wish, instead of crying, I barraged that hag with some McCartheyesque antics, enough to have brought her rightly to her knees. Oh well. Live and learn.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congratulations President Obama!

Wolf Blitzer is talking to a hologram right now.

WILL.I.AM VIA HOLOGRAM. I took this picture
but didn't get a chance to post it last night. Everyone seemed to love this momement.

Who's got the coolest graphics?

Chuck Todd is in a big virtual room with a giant virtual map next to him. It's actually kind of scary. John King has the 'Magic Board'. Then there's all the crazy interactive maps on line. Which is your fav?

Did McCain really vote?

Why was there no coverage of McCain voting? On almost every channel, we watched the Obamas vote (for about 20 minutes) followed immediately by Biden and his mom. Not much later, Palin voted and even came out and said hi to the press. But when it came time for McCain, no one could get a shot of him. All the shots were of the outside of his polling place and basically just showed a bunch of other cameramen scrambling around. Did he do that on purpose? I thought it was the kind of thing candidates loved. What the heck? Now they have a video of him voting but I'm still skeptical.

TMT Voted!