Month: November 2008

Celtic Samurai

Calling Jeffrey Morgenthaler! Was chatting with a friend of mine recently, and he and I came up with an interesting cocktail concept, that he dubbed the "Celtic Samurai": Celtic Samurai 2 measures of scotch 4 measures of warm green tea 1 Tbsp. simple syrup 4-5 mint leaves, muddled Now to suss out how the actual … Read More

Day 23: 50216 of 50,000 – 2008 Nanowrimo

Today's Novel Writing Stats Sunday, November 23, 2008 Word Count: 2588 Total Written: 50216 Total Remaining: 0 Avg. Words Per Day: 2183 Time (minutes): 75 Avg. Time (minutes): 61 Notes & Observations I did it. On Sunday, November 23, 2008, I crossed the 50,000-word finish line, and won Nanowrimo. Not that I really win anything, … Read More

Day 22: 47628 of 50,000 – 2008 Nanowrimo

Today's Novel Writing Stats Saturday, November 22, 2008 Word Count: 1736 Total Written: 47628 Total Remaining: 2372 Avg. Words Per Day: 2165 Time (minutes): 45 Avg. Time (minutes): 60 Notes & Observations Thought this evening would only be around 1100 words, but I hit a good grove and got more than the minimum. No other … Read More

Day 21: 45892 of 50,000 – 2008 Nanowrimo

Today's Novel Writing Stats Friday, November 21, 2008 Word Count: 1794 Total Written: 45892 Total Remaining: 4108 Avg. Words Per Day: 2185 Time (minutes): 50 Avg. Time (minutes): 61 Notes & Observations A mellow night of writing, full of many short sections leading up to the main action of the novel. The sections were short … Read More

Day 20: 44098 of 50,000 – 2008 Nanowrimo

Today's Novel Writing Stats Thursday, November 20, 2008 Word Count: 2035 Total Written: 44098 Total Remaining: 5902 Avg. Words Per Day: 2205 Time (minutes): 80 Avg. Time (minutes): 62 Notes & Observations Tonight was a grueling evening of stalling, false starts, disjointed dead-end ideas, and internal resistance. I wanted to dink around on Facebook. I … Read More

Day 19: 42063 of 50,000 – 2008 Nanowrimo

Today's Novel Writing Stats Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Word Count: 2041 Total Written: 42063 Total Remaining: 7937 Avg. Words Per Day: 2214 Time (minutes): 50 Avg. Time (minutes): 61 Notes & Observations This evening's ride on my sidecar motorcycle did not in any way influence tonight's nano output, I swear. Excerpt "She loved the world … Read More

Heat: The Invisible Ingredient in Every Kitchen

As the old saying goes, "If you have heat, you can cook." But it’s only if you understand heat that you can cook well, and the New York Times has an in-depth cook’s-eye-view article on heat and cooking: Via: Cooking: Improve Your Cooking Chops with the Invisible Ingredient Link: The Invisible Ingredient in Every Kitchen … Read More

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