Wednesday, July 22, 2009

News you can't really use

My computer is dead. Dead dead dead. It's not a surprise really. It was old when I got it 5 years ago. It's been through 3 hard drives and 3 power supplies. It's been blue screening for a couple of weeks now. But this morning it finally gave up.

And since it's summer and there is no paycheck or temp work or money of any sort coming in until the end of October, there is no money to even try to fix it, let alone get a new one.

And Ruth and Bernard are leaving in just a few days. So while I can hijack one of their compys to check email for now, that won't be true for long.

So that's that.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

OMG- this is sooooooooooooo cool!

Pee powered cars!

Seriously- piss like a racehorse is going to become piss in a racecar

Monday, July 20, 2009

RQ Cooks: Wild Rice Salad

Apparently this is the best thing I've ever made, judging by how fast it disappeared last night and how many people came back for seconds and thirds. It's a recipe I pulled out of my ass right before we went to the grocery store to shop for impromptu barb-b-que fixins.

I used a mix of wild and brown rice (cause wild rice is expensive). Just cook it like you normally would either on the stove top or in a rice cooker.

Then in a large bowl add

cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
an entire bunch of green onions, chopped (including the green parts)
a bunch of chopped flat leaf Italian parsley
a couple of large heads of garlic (I was lazy and didn't mince the garlic but just diced it)
juice from 3 or 4 large lemons
crumbled feta cheese

Normally I'd make the dressing from scratch, but I was all ready on my second Moscow Mule so I cheated and used some bottled Italian dressing (Newman's Own).

Add rice to the chopped veggies, drizzle with salad dressing and add salt and pepper to taste.