18 June 2007

Windy or what? She finds drafts everywhere

Ooer missus. Trawling through unpublished witterings of mine, what do I find but this?


I'm not entirely surprised to read that:

...in North America, where a 2006 survey revealed that atheists rank lower than "Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups...

There seems to be a great deal of deity invocation here (apart from mere cursing). Churches1 too. One on every corner. But no corner shops2.


Freaky or what?

1 There may be churches galore but all with locked doors. Whatever happened to "Sanctuary. Sanctuary."?

2 Something's up with that. More G.O.D. than M.I.L.K.

12 June 2007


[crawling out from under the rock]

So, Tony Blair has been getting his knickers in a twist, has he? A choice quote:

Opinion and fact should be clearly divisible. The truth is a large part of the media today not merely elides the two but does so now as a matter of course. In other words, this is not exceptional. It is routine.
--Outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair, taken from the full speech published by the Indy.

A bit rich coming from the man who convinced Parliament to go to war in Iraq based on no evidence whatsoever of weapons of mass destruction1. I am particularly impressed by the way he has a good whinge about the Hutton inquiry then quickly moves on. And singling the Indy out for criticism? Hmph, I think they'd rather like that. As the leading viewspaper in the UK, it must be nice to know that their words have hit the mark. Own goal, Mr PM. You have indeed said what needed to be said, but perhaps you should now sit down and read it through, paying particular attention to how it also applies to you and your time in government.

1 An over-simplification, but you know the back story. Preach. Choir.

10 June 2007

Catching up

Mexican* chocolate and almond cake

On the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), a spiced orange chocolate and almond cake was produced. Twas tasty but needs further work on texture and serving technique.

Oatmeal cookies

And the very next day, the cookie monster, not satisfied with the chocolate cake, demanded some plain cookies. I complied.

wa wa washoku

A week of washoku

After a certain amount of dithering, the food page has been resurrected. With the advent of tags on bloggers, it seems so unnecessary now. But it's just sitting there doing nothing. I felt sorry for it.

So it starts up again with some unfussy Japanese food we cooked or bought in the first week of May.