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Crab-Encrusted Fish

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

One of my favorite foodie blogs, Je Mange la Ville, posted an awesome receipe for crab-encrusted fish today. Ever time I look at her blog, I promise myself that I’m going to cook more.  Like me, MLB is a huge fan of risotto. I tend to do better with that than seafood, so maybe I’ll start with one of her risotto creations first.

How Much Does it Cost to Call for 3 Minutes on a Credit Card?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

$45 fucking bucks, that’s how much.  $45.  That is the most outrageous amount of money.  Three minutes of international long distance for $45.  I’m in shock.  I hate phone companies.  (For those curious, I arrived at the airport to learn my flights had changed and I had to cancel my plans to see family in Minnesota and was running to catch my flight due to my attempts to change said flight to its original ticketed time.)

I hate anything having to do with airports, credit cards and airlines right about now.  ARGH.

Travel Notes from Beyond

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
In the customer service queue at BootsnAll, I found this note today: helo - im lookin to reach Courtney we met on the train from Zurich to Austria - Jeff - where are u now? It's always awesome to reconnect with ... [Continue reading this entry]

Happy President’s Day!

Monday, February 20th, 2006
Hope everyone had a nice President's Day - here's some facts to help you appreciate the day.  20 Things You Didn't Know About US Presidents

World Cup and the Tour de France

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
I've only been back a week, but I already have my sights on the next trip I'd love to take. I don't know if I can make it happen, but I'd love to join up with Sean, Chris, Nick and ... [Continue reading this entry]

Tanzanians Need Food

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Tanzania: Food needed for 3.7 million Just wanted to put that out there...

Yep, I’m a Yeppie

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
Yes, I did mean to say yeppie, not yuppie. To quote from the Guardian, that means "Young Experimenting Perfection Seekers" - aka non-traditional 20-somethings.  Read up on people who 'shop around for an ideal life' and add ... [Continue reading this entry]

Too Sexy for Work?

Monday, February 13th, 2006
I got into a discussion with a friend recently about an article that claimed women who dress too provocatively are in danger of harming their careers. I tend to wear jeans (which I'm sure others would argue is detrimental to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Most Corrupt Countries

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
Forbes has released a list of the most corrupt countries in the world - Kenya is one of them.  Most are war-torn nations with a history of civil rights abuses.  The heaviest concentrations are in Africa and Central Asia. It's ... [Continue reading this entry]

Back in the USSR

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
I'm back, Jack. I made it to through US Customs easily and quickly and despite a one-hour tranfer time, was even able to see my mother for a few brief moments (she got a pass through security and was ... [Continue reading this entry]