Day Before Thanksgiving Ramble

This is my first year ever to really cook a Thanksgiving dinner, which we’re taking to my boyfriend’s parents’ house tomorrow. We were originally going to have them over, but as our apartment building nightmare isn’t quite over yet, I’m still not comfortable with guests at our place. This is the result of one of those awkward “I’m a vegetarian and can’t do that thing you do every year, can we please do something else?” moments with Reed’s parents. They traditionally drive out to Salado to eat at the Stage Coach Inn, which cooks a “traditional” meal that basically consists of meat and chicken stock. Thankfully, they’re very accommodating and sweet. And… Read More

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Lazy Video Post: When is Thanksgiving?

Pulled from John Green’s Crash Course in History series, When Is Thanksgiving is one of my favorite tellings (on Youtube) of the real story of the weird history of starving capitalists and religious zealots invading the northeast coast of North America.  

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My Wurstfest Adventure, or, The Mass Consumption of Animal Flesh

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Blogging 101 Day One

I’ve been trying to kick this blog into life for months now, so I decided to give the WordPress Blogging 101 challenge a try.  I signed up for November, and then an unexpected life event ate up nearly the entire first half of the month (I’ll tell that horror story another time). Now I’m going to play catch up this week and see where it takes me. The first assignment is an introduction post. I’ve always been very bad at those. Here goes. Once upon a time, I was a enthusiastic writer and blogged regularly. I had a small but growing following that appreciated my sense of humor and story telling… Read More

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Review – The Hundred Foot Journey

This is the warm and fuzzy date night movie of the summer.  Grab your person you like to feel happy with and go see The Hundred Foot Journey this weekend. A sweet story about chasing dreams, tough decisions, and making peace from the director of Chocolat, Lasse Halstrom, The Hundred Foot Journey pulls you in so close that you can almost smell the clash of turmeric against subtle French sauces. The Kadam family has run a respected restaurant in Mumbai for years, when one terrible evening politics turn an angry mob onto their neighborhood. They lose everything in a fire. The family lands for a time in England as refugees,… Read More

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