March 12th, 2009

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Wisdom from a coffee cup

Okay, it feels silly to transcribe my Starbucks cup. But I've been noticing this quote for the past couple of weeks, and it's correct enough to be worth holding onto for the long run:
The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyrrany of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.
-- Anne Morriss
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Castle

Okay, the pilot of Castle shows promise. It's not genius, but the writing is sharp, the chemistry is great, and Nathan Fillion is perfectly cast. (He's getting a tad typecast, but at least he seems to be enjoying it.) Definitely stays on the to-record list, at least for the time being...
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Yes, Alton Brown knows *everything*...

... including how to make Hais, which he's doing on the episode we're looking at right now. And it's really useful, because he deals with the fruit in a meat grinder, which would never have occurred to me. (Mincing the fruit is the hard part of making hais.) We'll have to remember that, next time we make it...