You know how often, if you're me, you'll be on the precipice of a Life Changing Event and you'll tell yourself that when that L.C.E. happens you'll never start doing some particular thing that those who have gone through that L.C.E. do.

The thing is, usually there's a reason that the L.C.E.-ers do the things they do, and just because you're self-aware doesn't mean you're immune from the pressures of the L.C.E.

In this case, I'm talking about poop.

Newman Wins

I love me some figs.

This is a pretty recent phenomena, though. I used to be scared of figs in the raw. The chewy skin and the flesh-like texture repulsed me. I'd eat liverwurst before I'd eat a plain fig, which, maybe isn't really that remarkable since I've loved liverwurst and it's more attractively described cousin braunschweiger for most of my life.

But, right, figs.

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I originally posted this in a Metafilter thread, but I figured it probably belonged here as well.

I've been on a macaroni and cheese kick for the past few months, and I've tried out a variety of recipes in my quest for the perfect concoction.

Here's the recipe I use:

1.5 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 lb. macaroni
1 lb. grated cheese (cheddar, colby, jack, etc.)

Feingold, FTW!

I don't know what they've been putting in the water up on Capitol Hill. The entire Democratic party has been showing a lot more spine these days. They've been taking actual positions on things. Opinions have been shown. Lines drawn in the sand.

And no one has been showing more steely resolve than Wisconsin's Russ Feingold. Check out his opening statement from Tuesday.


Let the 2001 Jokes Commence!

Seagate is releasing a new device in the summer called "DAVE" (Digital Audio Video Experience). The concept is deliciously simple: it's a dinky little portable hard drive that you can slip into your pocket. It uses a 1.8 inch drive, so it's bite-sized, and it has a shiny little case, so it's sexy.