Crispin Hobnob & the Late Night Bacon

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Exciting Things I Have Made This Year

Coffee cake with mocha glaze (Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything)

Pound cake with warm vanilla soak  (Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything)

Buttermilk roasted chicken (Smitten Kitchen)

What next? I’m thinking something with buttermilk since I have almost a full carton left over from the chicken. Pancakes? Biscuits?

Today is the first day that I actively chose not to eat meat. I had two opportunities to do so, and I chose the veggie option. It was a weird feeling! Usually when there’s food, I go with the familiar and/or whatever is there. But I chose! Exciting. Day 2 of being a veg.


Two paraprofessional library jobs open in the big city about an hour away! Do I go for it and apply, even though both are temporary positions and I’ll take a pay cut, or do I wait and stick it out at my current job until I apply for school for next year? Gah!

To prospective library school students I would say: Do not underestimate the service component of this profession. Don’t become a librarian because you love books. Books are just another (though wonderful) tool in an ever expanding, multi-media world of information. Become a librarian because you love people.

—The quote is by Kate Tkacik and you can find the original here. (via wordshore)

This Year

The next year and change is going to suck hard. Between work, looking for new jobs and applying for grad school, it’s going to be hard. Blegh.

During the floor debate on Tuesday, Del. C. Todd Gilbert announced that “in the vast majority of these cases, these [abortions] are matters of lifestyle convenience.” (He has since apologized.) Virginia Democrat Del. David Englin, who opposes the bill, has said Gilbert’s statement “is in line with previous Republican comments on the issue,” recalling one conversation with a GOP lawmaker who told him that women had already made the decision to be “vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant.” (I confirmed with Englin that this quote was accurate.)

Virginia’s Proposed Ultrasound Law Is an Abomination

[are you fucking kidding me with this bullshit?]

(Source: Slate)

Had a great dinner with my coworkers tonight. Except for the part when the big boss said I should get with one of our interns and then asked about my sexuality in front of everyone.