I gotta be less lazy…

15 rea­sons why you should go by bicy­cle. I’m inspired, and am deter­mined to get over my dread of rid­ing up the hills to and from school (and must, addi­tion­al­ly, get over the anger I feel when dri­vers beep at me because I dare to incon­ve­nience them by legit­i­mate­ly rid­ing my bike on the road. I will sim­ply wave my tiny fist at them, and get move on).

monkey toe

monkey toeI just bought a pair of mon­key toe-socks at Tar­get today. It was the high­light of my day, and I think they are now the most favorite thing I own. I think I’m devel­op­ing a bit of a sock fetish. (Do I sound like I’m almost thirty?)

random obsession

Marsh­mal­low fluff. I’m enam­oured by its strange dichoto­my: white child­ish inno­cence and naughty smooshy gooey­ness (I want to sink my fin­gers in it, or bet­ter yet, dive into a pool of it…reminiscent of play­ing in the mud as a child). It also pos­sess­es an intense sythet­ic sweet­ness, wicked­ly indul­gent not because it is espe­cial­ly good, but because it is absolute­ly devoid of any nutri­tion­al val­ue (I feel like I’m gorg­ing myself on Twinkie guts).

As of yet untapped but (I’m think­ing) mar­ketable idea: marsh­mal­low fluff wrestling.

sloppy joe

Kick­ass slop­py joe recipe from my friend, Jason:

1 lb ground chuck
1 onion
1 can chick­en gum­bo soup
34 c ketchup

Brown ground chuck and onion. Drain. Add soup and ketchup.

How can some­thing so sim­ple be so good?

geeky

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sweetness

Hap­py post-Valen­tine’s Day! I hope your day was less lone­ly than mine. As if Valen­tine’s day was­n’t depress­ing enough, I recent­ly came two sto­ries (one in Veg­e­tar­i­an Times, one on NPR) about the child labor and child slav­ery involved in choco­late mak­ing. Occur­ring in the Ivory Coast of West Africa, cocoa har­vest­ed under heart­break­ing con­di­tions is used in choco­late man­u­fac­tured by Her­shey’s and M&M/Mars. So, next year when you by choco­late for your sweet, you may want to con­sid­er buy­ing fair trade choco­late, ensur­ing that your delec­table treat was made under just con­di­tions. You can read (and hear) more about the issue here:

And you can buy fair trade choco­late here: