Good Eats

P– called at 6 PM on Thursday saying that Alton Brown is having a book signing at the Union Square B&N for his new book, I’m Just Here for More Food (link to a competing bookseller). My night was free, so I hopped on the next train there. She doesn’t really get the phenomenon that is Good Eats, but then again, she doesn’t get the Food Network. She only gets it when I explain that he knows how to make cream puffs and granitas. As AB puts it, he’s not a chef, but the world’s grooviest home economics teacher. He really is that good. In additional news, Food Network has renewed Iron Chef America with Brown as the host for another 10 episodes. Of course, I bought a book.

[Alton Brown] [Us]

Posting Madness

Gosh, looks like we’re all obsessed lately, posting so much! (good reading otherwise….).

It has been that long since Tiananmen Sq? Ah, demonstrating that I’m much too young compared to the rest of you folks, dearest honored and respected elders! (but, seriously, I wonder if events really are cyclical, and with Hong Kong in a status different than it was so many years ago, would status quo remain or real change occur? The history student in me doesn’t expect change; the naive optimist in me does. Go figure.)


On the side of too-personal-for-my-own-good-info – my dental appointment is actually Sunday, not Saturday (but brushing my teeth this morning, I just know that Dr. X is going to give me the lecture…). So, my reunion events can otherwise continue nicely and, again, thanks to a university that has internet access terminals, I can blog at this moment and check e-mail – yea to universities, the folks who are leading us technologically to the 21st century (may we someday all have free public internet access terminals near us (umm, no, not likely)) – then again, I paid tuition and loans and nominal donations, so why not take advantage of internet access when I can while I’m in campus?

Other update – almost a miracle that I woke up this morning and went uptown to this morning’s events – despite being exhausted from last night. Hallelujah!

Rant of the day: I know subway service sucks during the weekend, but late night service really really sucks (pardon my language, but “sucks” is mild, compared to other word selections). I could have sworn that NYC was a 24-hour town, but MTA takes the whole service-downtime way too seriously, with subway frequency coming every 20 to 30 minutes – making the rush hour frequency of every 3 to 5 minutes that much more treasured, I so do swear – and making my otherwise 1 hour trip into a 2 hour one last night (blech).

Besides Tianamen (I know I’m botching the spelling; I will edit later), there’s also the 60th anniversary of D-Day tomorrow. Interpret the anniversaries any way you like; food for thought is good for you – no calories consumed; mental energy consumed accordingly…