Monthly Archives: February 2007
Already the end of February? I’m not even done with my dissertation yet! (insert maniacal laughter, followed by weeping)
The fuffy white sandwich bread I mentioned last time, before it was baked, turned out great. So I decided to make it again.
I write this before I know how the bread is going to turn out. But I am optimistic. Optimistic.
I turned on the TV just as — in my time zone — the winner for best foreign film was announced, and, lo and behold, the German entry won. I was expecting a win for Pan’s Labyrinth, a truly entertaining … Continue reading
The pumpernickel (see last entry) turned out tasty but not particularly elegant as a loaf of bread. A bit dense and not well-formed as a loaf, I can only call it a noble failure. I’ve had similar problems the other … Continue reading
My new 320GB hard drive arrived today. $110.00 via amazon (sold through them for Office Depot); I ordered it Monday and it arrived Thursday, but I didn’t go in until today. It works fine so far, and will be a … Continue reading
Poem of the Day: “Seenot” Wenn die Kraniche bellen Auf den tanzenden Wellen, Muß das Schifflein zerschellen. Und die tausende Raketen, Die beleuchten das täten, Würden grausam zertreten. Wer das jemals erlebet, An den Zähnen erbebet Und ins Jenseits entschwehöbet! … Continue reading
Tonight’s wine: a 2003 Bulls Blood from Eger. Tasty red that gets much better the longer it sits out. Starts watery and fruity but not sweet. Only later does it linger. It becomes fuller, but doesn’t have the tannins of … Continue reading
Music 1: Almost done with Joe Satriani … that’s a lot of Joe I had. Bread: I made another loaf of the no-knead bread. Similar taste, similar density, etc. I let it sit in a warmer location this time, and … Continue reading