Friday, December 30, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
In America you can get Chinese food that's somewhat similar to a type of Chinese food found in one particular area of China. And for the most part, that's all you can find.
Forks, of course, are not traditional to China, but then neither is the fortune cookie which is actually of Japanese origin.
Along with being "Chinese" this meal also qualifies as being traditional Jewish food for Christmas Day.
Such a mish-mash of cultures; but that's America for you.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
An album full of sunshine and wide open spaces.
The Raveonettes: Raven In The Grave
Something to listen to while driving empty streets at night.
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
Folk music which could be interpreted as either anti-war or ultra-nationalistic; it's too beautiful to matter.
Lindi Ortega: Little Red Boots
A classic country album. Fun!
Austra: Feel It Break
Eerie, beautiful, and danceable.
Impress your friends with this jazzy French album.
Gotye: Making Mirrors
This album doesn't come out in the US until February of 2012, but I'm too hipster to worry about things like borders. A variety of styles are represented on the album, from Motown to Alt-rock to experimental-electronic, and they're all done well.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Anyway, I liked looking at the people. Lots of sunglasses and flip-flops--casual dress, because we're all fat and casual clothes fit us better. And of course anyone who could was getting around on wheels.
Everything is greasy, but in a good way--makes it feel authentic. Boxes of peanuts (given away free), containers of peanut oil, and bags of potatoes sit prominently on the floor. A sign informs patrons the exact farm where today's potatoes were grown.
The burger is good, but I'd be happy just eating the fries. That's probably the smart thing to do.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Florida has a booming periodical industry, and it's all free, just like the internet!
Let's see what people in Sarasota are reading, aside from tourist guides.
Today's Seniors, which features a coupon for citrus fruit:
Mature Lifestyles, which is excited that a man cooked something:
And Transformation Magazine, which will tell you all about personal development, alternative health, and spiritual growth: