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Two zombies

Posted by: meaplet on: May 16, 2009

As some of you may know, I recently returned from a trip to visit Ariel in London. We did a whole lot of tourism, but not necessarily the most traditional kind. For instance, while we did go to Buckingham Palace, it was not for the changing of the guards, and while we did go to […]

Swine Flu

Posted by: meaplet on: May 3, 2009

Like most everyone else, I’ve spent the last week fixated on the Swine Flu/H1N1/whatever the cool kids are calling it today. I’ve been reading NPR’s Flu Shots blog, gossiping about #swineflu on Twitter, and speculating with not a little anxiety about that international trip I’ve got planned for next week. But, geeky soul that I […]

A bad week for inalienable rights

Posted by: meaplet on: March 9, 2009

Last week was not so good for inalienable rights, was it? The week started out with Rush Limbaugh at CPAC claiming that “We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, Liberty, Freedom. And the pursuit of […]

Quarter century

Posted by: meaplet on: February 5, 2009

In honor of my twenty-fifth birthday, a few words on adulthood from Also of moderate interest is the fact that I’m celebrating 25 on 2/5.

Good day

Posted by: meaplet on: February 1, 2009

On the topic of the cupcakes, do I have an option of taking good pictures in bad lighting that doesn’t involve purchasing an external flash?

Tea Curry

Posted by: meaplet on: January 25, 2009

This is sort of turning into a food blog, isn’t it? I keep starting posts about other things and not finishing them… But trust me, you want to eat this, so you will forgive me. Tea Curry Serves probably 3-4 (or in my case serves 1, 3-4 times) 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced smallish (about […]

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Holiday cooking

Posted by: meaplet on: December 27, 2008

I’ve been at my parents’ house for several days now, and my primary accomplishment in that time (other than the minimal number of showers and the maximal hours of sleeping I have accomplished) has been holiday cooking. On Wednesday night I made minestrone soup and latkes for a family Chanukah dinner. On Christmas, in addition […]

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Playing Backgammon as the World Burns

Posted by: meaplet on: November 24, 2008

‘I dine, I play a game of backgammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends; and when after three or four hours’ amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strained, and ridiculous, that I cannot find in my heart to enter into them any farther.’ Hume Treatise Book I […]


Posted by: meaplet on: November 3, 2008

As the hours tick down to Election Day, I am getting increasingly nervous. I am considering avoiding my Google Reader account for the entire day; I suspect that instead I will check it compulsively. This is my last chance to remind all those of you who live in CA to VOTE NO ON PROPS 4 […]

Jacobean, Post-Apocalyptic, and Liverpudlian

Posted by: meaplet on: November 1, 2008

Last night I had the best of intentions to go out to one or more Halloween parties. However, it was a long week, and so I went home and slept instead. To make up for it, tonight I did what all the cool Mission-dwellers do on a Saturday night: I baked Theresa Nielsen Hayden’s Sausage, […]