I mistakenly thought I would be working all day, but by this late hour I find myself surfing the net for delectable goodies, fiddling with all things Estella's Revenge in preparation for the upcoming March issue, perusing Craigslist for writing gigs, and posting my next installment on the Dallas blog. I got several pages written on the thesis today, got the reading and planning done for my classes tomorrow, and now I face the daunting task of actually piecing together the paper I'll be presenting at my conference. But enough of that crap....
For those of you who harbor some snark toward The Food Network, do take the time to read this guest post from Anthony Bourdain (quakes with lust) from the Ruhlman website. A little quote for ya:
SANDRA LEE: Pure evil. This frightening Hell Spawn of Kathie Lee and Betty Crocker seems on a mission to kill her fans, one meal at a time.
Amen, Tony. Amen.
As I prepare for my flights to and fro New Mexico, I'm faced with the eternal question. What do I take to read on the plane? I admit, I'm a horrible plane reader. I rarely get anything done on a plane besides sleeping, but I'm going to give it the old college try. With a mere hour or so in the air, I'm planning to take the quick-reading American Born Chinese (Gene Yang). I'm about halfway through and it's fantastically odd and delightful so far.
I had delusions of grandurous reading and thought of packing something serious, but I have a hunch that it'll be iPod all the way.
5 Random Goodies from the iPod:
1. "Hurt"...Johnny Cash
2. "Alison"...Elvis Costello
3. "Falling Down"...Ben Jelen
4. "A Little Less Conversation"...Elvis
5. "Postcard of a Painting"...Maximo Park
With that, I take my leave for the night. I'm itching to post another volume of "Let's Nosh," so look for a tasty recipe or two tomorrow.
Watching: American Pie 2
Edit: My newest post on the Dallas Blog features a new exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art...Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art. It's a collection of modern and postmodern works by such big names as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and others. Check it out HERE.