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Good Eats

I made some awesome Granola today. I got the recipe from a show on Food Network. Seriously, I dont think people need to buy cookbooks anymore... FoodNetwork.com has all kinds of recipes, it's great. Now you can even set up a person recipe box on their website (which means I dont have to print out the recipes and throw them into my "random recipes" drawer.)

I love Food Network, I wish other people watched it as often as I do. Then when I see one of my friends I could be like "hey did you see Rachel Ray last night? Wasn't that an amazing feast she prepared in only 30 minutes? I didnt think she'd be able to pull it off." and they'd be like "Of course I watched it, I never miss Rachel Ray, you know that." Alas, I am alone in my excitement.

But if anyone is interested, here are the good shows to watch: Iron Chef (NOT Iron Chef America... especially if Bobby Flay is cooking-- I dont like him after the stunt he pulled on the real Iron Chef several …

Whoa Black Betty

My husband corrected my post from yesterday... I got a couple facts wrong concerning the song Black Betty (but I still like it)

1. Mark Belhorn doesnt use it, Mike Timlin does.
2. Spiderbait isnt the original band, somone else is. Though I still like the Spiderbait version.

What can I say? I'm not perfect. Bam ba-lam

Cleaning the House Playlist

I cleaned most of the house today. I didn't really plan on doing it, but I made a really good PlayList on my iPod and it kept me in a "cleaning mood" for a long time (I think I listened to it at least 3 times today, so far). Typically I like to listen to Elvis Costello when I clean (I cant explain why), but I think it was time for a change. Here's my new Cleaning the House Playlist:

1. Black Betty Spiderbait
The real version, not the crappy remake for the Dukes of Hazard. I include this because Mark Belhorn is currently on the Red Sox injured list, but I still want to hear the song (I'd actually prefer to hear it on my iPod over hearing it announce that Mark Belhorn is about to bat... with the exception of the time he hit a home run in the game we went to).
2. Undo Me Jennifer Knapp
Just fun to sing along to (I think the whole song is actually in my range)
3. Yeah! Usher
Never did I think I'd enjoy a song that repeats one word so much.
4. It's All Over Now Baby …

Word of the Moment

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Magazines

More often than not, I read magazines from back to front. I find the articles in the back are usually more intersting and shorter. And if they are good, I might read the really long articles in the front. But if I start in the front, I always skip over the really long articles at the beginning because I dont expect them to be that interesting.

A Few Reviews

Some of my thoughts on things lately:
Batman Begins. I saw this last weekend. On the way to the theater my husband and I chatted briefly about how bad movies were lately. And even though I had heard that the new Batman was good, I was still expecting it to suck by my standards. It just seems as though all the movie-makers seems interested in lately is making the movie look good. Who cares about content; people dont think much now adays anyway. And that's what I expected from this movie. Yet I went anyway. Turns out, I was wrong. I really enjoyed the movie (even though I dont care for any of the other Batman movies). It had a good story line, and the visual effects appeared more realistic than the current trend creates them. I actually found myself thinking about half way through "wow, this is good, I'm actually enjoying it." Not something I think very often, especially with action movies. One negative... all the close-ups during the action scenes, it just makes me nau…

More artsy quotes

I wish I had heard more of this stuff earlier.

Picasso~
Why should I try to imitate nature? I might just as well try to trace the perfect circle.

Mondrian~
If objective vision were possible, it would give us a true image of reality.

Leger~
The feat of superbly imitating a muscle, as Michelangelo did, or a face, as Raphael did, created neither progress nor heirarchy in art. Because these artists of the 16th century imitated human forms, they were not superior to the artists of the high periods of Egyptian, Chaldean, Indochinese, Roman, and Gothic art who interpreted and stylized form but did not imitate it.On the contrary, art consists of inventing and not copying.Art must be free in its inventiveness, it must raise us above too much reality.

Duchamp~
I was aware at that time that, for the spectator more than for the artist, art is a habit forming drug

Francis Bacon~
Any work that I like does the same to me-- it makes me see other things. It makes me aware of reality, although it may not be ver…

Happy Fourth

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Art

I'm becoming obsessed with art books... and loving it.

Picasso

"Braque has always said that the only thing that counts, in painting, is the intention, and it's true."-Pablo PicassoA teacher once told me the same thing about music and it completely changed the way I listen to, perform, and think about music. And I agree with Picasso... it is true.