Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mesh Ball Tea Infuser Repurposed

SNAP TEA DIFFUSERA number of you attempted to make a roux (fat+flour sauce base) this weekend. Some of you started to add flour to the warm milk and butter and it clumped up like gummy balls.  Others experienced grittiness.  Most of us have a snap style mesh ball tea infuser rattling around inside a drawer.  Try adding the flour using the mesh ball infuser.  For instance, if you are making mac-n-cheese with a Béchamel (milk+butter+flour)fill the infuser with flour and gently tap the infuser against the side of the pan to disperse a gentle dusting.  No clumps.  Need an even sprinkle of  powdered sugar on cookies?  Try administering the sweet sugarfrost with the infuser.  Sifters can be unwieldy, with an infuser you better control the mess.   Making a meringue or angel food cake?  This is a great technique for adding sugar without collapsing your eggy fluff.  SIFT

sing me a song

PEKING DUK SAY MY NAME

Say My Name ∴ Peking Duk

PSYCHO KILLER TALKING HEADS ACOUSTIC

Psycho Killer (Acoustic) ◊ Talking Heads

MORRISSEY HOLD ON TO YOUR FRIENDS

Hold on to Your Friends ∇ MorrisseyTRENTEMOLLER ANSWER

The Answer ∗ Trentemøller remix UNKLE

FIONA APPLE I KNOW

I Know ⇔ Fiona Apple

only as faithful as his opportunities

DOGS LOVE YOGAAs many of you know, I’m a yoga teacher.  Whatever, roll your eyes.   This one dude has been sporadically coming to my class for a couple years.  He’s nice enough, I guess; albeit a little clingy.  He’s always trying to hug.  (Stop hugging your yoga teacher.  We don’t want to hug everybody.)  Recently, he’s been pressing me to have an “evening tea with him.”  He’s married and his wife is out of the country on the front side of relocating the family.  So the wife takes the kids to Europe to get settled, and the chubby little skeeze of a husband hits on his yoga teacher.  Fucking Gross.  I tried to just dust him off, but he keeps coming back with pressured persistence.  Asshole, I’m not going to participate in your piggish fuckery.  I am not going to carry on with you in a way that disrespects your wife.  I decline to create the appearance of impropriety or compromise my character, dickwad  Do not be naively drawn into these nefarious shenanigans under false pretenses, folks.  He’s really trying to fuck. They’re always trying to fuck. GWEN

“Woman of the Year”

CAITLYN SMOKESHere’s a puzzler: Why is Glamour magazine naming Caitlyn fucking JennerWoman of the Year” when Caitlyn Jenner hasn’t even been living as a woman for a full year?  What does Caitlyn Jenner know about the struggle of womanhood? Has Caitlyn Jenner ever endured menstrual cramps?  Fuck no.  Has Caitlyn Jenner ever been paid less for equal work because of her vagina?  Hell no.  When Caitlyn Jenner walks alone at night is she afraid she’s going to be raped?  I doubt it very seriously. CAITLYN JENNER WALKSTransgender poster girl, maybe.  Woman of the year?  Well that’s just an insult to those of us who haven’t lived with the benefit of affluent, white, male, privilege for the last 65 years.  Eat a dick, Glamour, you traitorous rag!

Demeter Clarc Manners Moment: Cell Phones in Yoga Class; let’s not

CELL PHONES IN YOGAAlright yogis, I know you are busy.  I know you have kids.  I know you are electronically leashed in a variety of ways.  All that notwithstanding, do you really NEED your cell phone in yoga class?  Yoga is a spiritual practice.  Your postures are your body praying.  Would you bring a cell phone into pray?  Leave your electronics, keys, and shoes outside the yoga room.  If you are understandably nervous about your shit getting stolen, lock it up.  Namaste. DICK WITH CELL PHONE IN YOGA CLASS

Flesh and Bone

FLESH AND BONE DANCEFor about the last month, an anticipatory buzz has been building around the Starz miniseries Flesh and Bone.  If you’re thinking all ballet stories are the same, you’re right.  There’s always the Company neophyte, the aging star, the temperamental director and his put-upon assistant.  The archetypes are familiar, but I still ♥♥♥ Flesh and Bone.  Some dance movies skimp on the dance and the ones that don’t often skimp on story.  Flesh and Bone has every ballet company cliché: drugs, fucking, fashion, music, dancing, backstabbing, and broken toenails.   It’s Black Swan + Center Stage + Showgirls.  Give it a twirl.  FLESH AND BONE LINEUP

IKKII, like Uggs, but cute.

IKKII BOOT BLONDEIKKII BOOT EARTHYIKKII BOOT BIKEIKKII GRAYIKKII BOOT BALLERINA