The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Spring, finally

The "garden" (one 3x3 raised bed) is yielding fresh basil, the markets have reasonable tomatoes and asparagus -- maybe it's really going to be spring, eventually, before summer gets here.

Caprese with local mozzarella, filleto di manzo, asparagus with smoked paprika mayonnaise, and sauteed summer squash.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Coping with the economy

On Territorial Road, right off M-23, there was a pickup truck pulled off onto the side. He had a homemade sign out: "For sale: Bansai."

The misspelling aside, it seemed more like a Subaru cottage industry than a Dodge Ram one, but everybody's gotta play to their strengths, I guess.