Tag: Travel

I made Marcella Hazan’s Pasta Sauce and lived to write about it

My girlfriend and I have what we call Pasta Fridays.  This traditionally (it’s a tradition even though we’ve only been doing it for the 3 months we’ve lived together) involves making a pasta dish for dinner, lots of wine, and chocolate for dessert while we watch old episodes of Top Chef.  Oh the exciting lives we lead.

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4 Days in Berlin

Back when Facebook was The Facebook and was cool and not evil and was only something people at cool colleges could use and not something used to spy on everyone, it was a trendy thing to play around with the Relationship Status feature.  I was in a fake Facebook relationship for several months.  Girls (it was almost always two girls, likely in a sorority, and likely from ‘Chicago’), would try to be cheeky and say that ‘It’s Complicated’ with one of their other girl friends.  I’m nearly certain that the ‘It’s Complicated’ option has never been used to describe an actual relationship.

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Guns, Guns Everywhere

There’s always a pattern to the news after a mass shooting in America, and I usually tend to just tone it out because it’s become so redundant and predictable: lots of ‘thoughts and prayers’, lots of people calling for gun control laws, lots of people saying its too soon to politicize an event, and after a few days, it all days down because some new shiny object catches our attention.

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WTF is Gaelic Football?

Americans, by now, understand that in Europe, soccer is called football. You’ve undoubtedly heard one of your friends, or acquaintances (not you, of course, you’re too cultured for this) refer to soccer in Europe as football, but when they do, they usually put on an accent that I guess is supposed to be ‘European’ but comes off as sounding more Ecuadoran as they pronounce it fut-bol.

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