Words to remember

"Never doubt in the darkness what you believed in the light."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oh man.... this is just too much

What is perhaps most annoying about the current political situation in the United States, and the absolute dearth of anything like good journalism or even reasoned analysis which it has brought about in most of the mainstream media, is that it has completely killed any chance for parody. Laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, it's a lot harder to laugh if you can't concoct some ridiculous notion or concept, and then reassure yourself "Nah, it'll never get that bad". So I thought for a while we could all be safe in laughing at the "Obama for Pope" kind of thing. Too absurd, innit?



At any rate, this provides the printed evidence that it is sometimes very, very difficult to be charitable to some people.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The English Summer

So this is what things have looked like around here lately:

The flowers are lovely, and everything is green, thanks primarily to weather like this just about once every afternoon:

Grandma and Grandpa's visit went very well. They stayed here for a good while, from before Matt's graduation party, to Sunday morning. So I got the opportunity to cook some more at home, fixing up the lasagne for Matt's party, as well as a good-sized dinner for a belated Father's Day on Thursday, and then ziti for the Independence Day party. Thursday's menu started off with an insalata mista, then for the primi I fixed up tagliatelle alla bolognese, and for secondi, a beef pot roast braised in red wine. For contorni, we had steamed asparagus, and cannoli for dessert. And here's the prep for the sauce:

And the finished sauce:

Also, as you can see, Molly the Kitten has been learning Latin with me.