Monday, January 23, 2017

Knitting makes me feel better about DT. I'm making a pair of slippers for Zoe.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I read an article in the Washington Post about Trump's comments as he signed his cabinet nomination papers. When he got to Betsy DeVos, he said, "Ah. Betsy. Education, right?" Did he forget what he nominated her for? He reminds me of that boss who delegates everything and has no idea what's going on (but pretends he does).
Aimee Mann's new song "Goose Snow Cone" is really good.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My new favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes: slice them about an inch thick, boil them for 20-25 minutes, let them drain. Then mix 4 cloves of garlic with 3 tbsp melted butter. Drizzle over the sweet potatoes, then sprinkle a little salt over. (I like coarse salt.) Then broil for a few minutes, add some parmesan, and broil a little more.

Friday, January 20, 2017

I found this brief speech very soothing.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I finished reading Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld. I would definitely recommend it to other New Yorkers (and other people as well, though its appeal may be specific). It was a satire about race, class and education in NYC, and many of the details were pitch-perfect. She went over the top occasionally (mostly in mother-to-mother confrontations that were slightly unbelievable; in my experience, women tend to be more passive-aggressive), but other parts were more realistic than most books. I really enjoyed it.

I still can't believe Trump will be inaugurated on Friday! I'm reminded of a thoroughly stupid comment that one of my cousins wrote on Facebook: "Even if the next four years are not great, it will be worth it for the message that was sent." What message?? That you hated job growth, Obamacare and the Paris Agreement? The only consolation is, he lives in Massachusetts, so his vote had zero influence (Hillary won  the state).

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Eric's crazy cooking continues. Tonight he made tofu/vegetable curry AND butternut squash ravioli (he made the filling and put it inside wonton wrappers), then he made a browned butter/sage/hazelnut sauce for the ravioli.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A friend is dating & one of her prospects recommended a musician...Agnes Obel. I almost never like music recommendations - but this was fantastic. Reminds me a bit of The Piano. Also a great Victorian album cover.