I’ve been craving a delicious miso soup for a while and this recipe via The Closet Vegan looks absolutely perfect. ….Part of tonight’s dinner? ….I think yes.
Tax Season: The only time people are less concerned about the whereabouts of Chuck Norris…
So apparently I’m a bit behind on this news (since it opened in 2004)…
LOOK AT THESE FREAKIN’ BUILDINGS!
I mean, why shouldn’t buildings look like this?
Behold, the beauty of the Stata Center* at MIT.
(some more fantastic shots)
(*admittedly, I found these when unrelatedly google-image-searching ‘Stata,’ the program)
Official Trailer for “Forks Over Knives”
I hope this film plays somewhere relatively nearby.
Official Site: http://www.forksoverknives.com/
(oh no… two vegan posts in a row! …. perhaps I’m building a fence)
What do vegans eat? Well, when I go to the delicious world of Chipotle, I order the burrito bowl shown on the far left. (ingredients listed at bottom)
Why am I vegan? Health benefits. Vegan diets typically offer very low saturated fats intake and only negligible amounts of dietary cholesterol.
What’s up with saturated fats and dietary cholesterol?
(The short Wikipedia version): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholesterol#Dietary_sources
(The longer more in-depth Harvard Dept. of Health version): http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/fats-full-story/index.html —Explains the differences in types of fats (places more importance on types of fat intake vs cholesterol intake).
Nutrition info via http://www.chipotlefan.com/index.php?id=nutrition_calculator
Have faith in your own cooking…
If you cook something but think it tastes slightly off…perhaps assume it’s a bad ingredient and not that you simply botched the seasoning….
I wonder how long it will be until I can eat tofu again….
I’ll even settle for being able to type the word without stirring up nausea…
Some days I have nerves of steel…. as in, Won’t-Flinch-At-A-Random-Library-Alarm-System-Test nerves of steel.
and then other days…
I jump out of my skin at a stifled sneeze…
So what’s up with that?
(Regardless… how fitting are the ideas of ‘nerves of steel’ and ‘jumping out of your skin’? I mean, they make perfect sense…someone who has nerves of steel isn’t going to jump out of their skin… steel’s just too heavy for such hopping about..
I think crickets would make a great pet. I mean, just think of the benefits:
Although, I suppose…an awkward silence could become even more awkward if the other person had a pet lizard…. that was hungry…
Today’s Question: How strong is a paper clip chain? ….or, better yet…. could such a chain be fashioned strong enough to support a person?
I searched google trying to find the answer (which, I didn’t, so answering this question has been added to the #NearFutureProjectList) But! I did find this bangin’ paper clip chain.
Here’s the website explaining the feat of building This World-Record Paper Clip Chain: http://www.graniteschools.org/jr/eisenhower/record_paper_clip_chain.html
I never want to look back on a day and realize I took its pleasantness for granted.
Like this evening… it holds nothing particularly special, just some tea, unread New Scientist Magazines, and some unfinished laundry… but all truly wonderful nonetheless.