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nothing to do with cheese

nothing to do w/cheese but something v. funny i rec’d today (forgive me if this is an urban myth that is all over the web)

Homework Submitted:

when i grow up

Here’s the reply the teacher received the following day:

Dear Mrs. Jones,

I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.


I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn’t show me dancing around a pole. It’s supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.

From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.

2008 renaissance man?

this dude really has it goin’ on……cooking, cats, musician, fit, civic minded and non-drama seeking.  posted 7/27 and still up!

but truly, that opener was just a way to draw you into this post-hiatus post and force you to look at a picture of my new kittens!!!!!

time to buy the cow

as you may know, one can’t legally buy unpasturized milk cheese in the US unless it is more than 60 days old. This presents a serious (well, ok, relatively serious) problem if you are jonesing for some Epoisses. I just read about a pretty ingenious workaround, albeit one for dedicated cheeseheads (who may or may not live in Wisconsin): fractional cow ownership.

This sounds like something a curd-loving lawyer came up with….hmmmm…while i cannot buy said cheese, i can certainly consume it if i happen to already OWN it. it’s just the buying thats the rub here…..

Enter, Guidestone Farm. It’s simple: you buy part of the cow and your dividends = raw milk dairy products. Nothing illegal going on here, officer and while you’re standing there, could you slather some of the Camembert on a cracker and pass it on over?

To wash it all down, consider ordering a few bottles of completely contraband Absinthe
online….guaranteed to arrive safe and sound at your house or your $ back.

Who me, smuggle? Never. I’m too lazy.

Dr. Seuss brings a smile

I got this today from a cherished colleague (who has spent a lot of time with the under 10 set lately) in a (successful) attempt to butter me up and lift me out of my foul mood.

The Cheese is meant to please……….never to tease or to appease. Cheese please! Sam I am. Strong cheese and full bodied cab……..firm fresh grapes and cured Italian ham…….never spam.

farina-a pre review

walking thru the mission tonight, we came across the blaring (safeway-esque) lights of farina. we hoped it was open but alas, not yet. “man, those thingies at the end look like sacramental offerings in a church“, said SA. “Me no likey all the different finishes on the chairs“, said SB….my witty addition was something like: “Is THAT where they’re gonna serve bread??”

Then we remembered, what the…???!! We are all excited to come here and admire anyone with the balls (stupidity/guts/cojones/audacity) to open a restaurant in SF these heady days.

So, I hope we all got that dose of cynicism out of us b/c it would truly suck if this came to pass as a reality: the pre-review.

premature schadenfreude. not a healthy thing.

the end of drama

drama is a prettty powerful word in that it captures a whole ton of emotions and ideas, and everyone seems to be done with it. or at least really want to be, enough to declare it out loud. “She has way too much drama in her life“. “I’m so sick of the drama” or today, at the table next to me, “I am DONE with drama” (who is he trying to convince?).

I think the word encompasses angst, overcomplication, the creation of problems where there really are none, high school tactics and of course, underlying it all, total boredom. It just seems like talking about drama and how over it you are is, by definition, overly-dramatic. I’m so over self-fulfilling prophecies.

pass the cheese please.

fantastic news

i’m trying to be healthier but no way can i give up cheese. so, here’s the compromise: i try to select goat first, sheep second, cow third. that’s why i felt no shame devouring a slab (a melting, gooey slab) of Quatre Feuilles, a French goat that truly thinks its a triple cream brie (maybe it is triple cream goat?).

Here’s what I found out recently (this, plus more, is all on Haystack Mountain’s website – Haystack produces several great goat cheeses.

Compared to cow milk dairy products, goat milk dairy products have:

  • 30% less calories
  • 40% less cholestorol
  • 45% less fat
  • 2x the protein

Goat milk cheese. It’s practically a carrot.