S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Odds and Ends

  • I now have my plane tickets for Kalamazoo. Also, my UHIP receipt, new UHIP card, reconfirmed my student status with my bank... yesterday morning was very productive, errand-wise.
  • Ancient bunny discovered in Britain! (via Mirabilis; for easterbunny)
  • Phat Duck is an interesting new food blog written by a cook whose doing an internship at The Fat Duck, one of the UK's most talked-about restaurants, one which specializes in molecular gastronomy. I find the behind-the-scenes descriptions fascinating.
  • From an article on the newest Splenda product, pseudo-brown sugar: "Sales of both white and brown sugar in the United States have been declining for years. Sales have dropped 10 percent since 1999, Mintel International, a research firm based in Chicago, has reported."
  • In writing implement news, the oldest Iranian stylus thus far has been dug up. It dates from at least 1000 B.C. (via Cronaca)
  • Apartment mates: not for everyone, but an energizing approach to retirement for increasing numbers in Germany.
  • Tori Amos is touring the eastern seaboard of the U.S. - and passing from post to post in the process. She's gone from the lands of gravities to austengirl to irisbleu and jennaria in the last week or so.

  • The night of bad jokes

    My sister tells me that telling jokes to earn one's treat for Halloween is a Des Moines thing. People in the DC area don't do it. Really?

  • Tasting chocolate

    One of the highlights of going to the Chocolate Show today was a panel called "Judging the Judges". The award winners of a raft of major chocolate…

  • Theo Randall at the Intercontinental

    For weeks, I'd been looking forward to eating at Dabbous, but they cancelled at the last minute, thanks to a gas leak. We already had childcare, so I…

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