Friday, August 15, 2014

Things I learned this week:

1.) If you don't have the time (or inclination) to make chocolate ganache (the chocolate super-dense "frosting" in cakes and other desserts), nutella will do in a pinch.

2.) Where I see a chocolate candy bought by my husband as a "Get better soon" treat, the cat sees a round ball-shaped object with crinkling foil twists at each end. If I don't keep a sharp eye out, they will get stol... nationalized by a furry little socialist.

3.) The very best note on Robin William's suicide I have read was at Yes, the site with all the lowbrow humor you can cram into a list form. It's the most serious, wrenching note of all, and you can tell the poop jokes thrown in were there by reflex, almost like a nervous tic. It's Of course it's not safe for work. But I'd recommend you go read it anyway, because it's going to be the most raw and honest answer you'll ever get to "why?"


  1. And that chocolate will kill them...

  2. Well, of course. When have you ever seen a socialist make a smart choice?

  3. Commenting on the past... Sorry to be the resurrection commenter, but:

    That's probably the clearest and most sincere piece arising from Robin Williams' death I've seen or heard about. Thanks for the link.

  4. I agree - an awesome piece or reflective, painful, truthful, insightful writing from a very unlikely source.