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my favorite lawyer joke

Two lawyers were walking along, negotiating a case. “Look,” said one to the other, “let’s be honest with each other.” “Okay, you first.”

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medium Chinese

We finally got three bags of the frozen organic wild mushrooms someone’s been wanting for a week. We had Chinese for lunch–the first we’d had since House of Nan King in San Francisco, with Gavin maybe a year ago, which was so good but so sweet. Anyway, this place we went, Jumbo Seafood down by… Read More »

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expensive watch

Erik’s reading the Popular Science magazine, which comes free, and told me, “Guess how much the most expensive watch is. Just guess!” “I don’t believe it. However much it is.” “One point five million dollars,” he said. “It has sky and moon charts. But for that much, I’d rather have an observatory….” I used all… Read More »

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white brownies, l33t

I have this white brownies recipe which of course I amended–to include half whole wheat flour and half brown sugar. And I put in hazelnuts instead of almonds because I hate hazelnuts, and white brownies is for Erik only. And I always wanted to put in half vanilla extract (the recipe calls for almond extract… Read More »

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#16

Greater than the massacring of bullocks is the sacrifice of self. He who offers up his evil desires will see the uselessness of slaughtering animals at the altar. Blood has no power to cleanse, but the giving up of harmful actions will make the heart whole. Better than worshiping gods is following the ways of… Read More »

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wow

Beer ice cream! http://www.benjerry.com/our_products/flavor_details.cfm?product_id=180

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divorce

Sometimes, when I hear someone’s getting married for the first time, I think, “How cute. A practice marriage.” I feel cynical. The best way to prevent divorce is to not get married. False marriage–a struggle of one person using another, or mutual destruction, with a pain that drags on and on–is the commonest misuse of… Read More »

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domestic violence

Last night I was up late writing and heard a sound outside that gave me a chill. I went through “What’s wrong with that animal?” to “Oh my god, that’s a kid” to “Oh my god, that’s an adult.” Just the most bone-chilling howl, then a slamming door and screaming shouts. I froze and kept… Read More »

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time #15

I Pretty girls are a dime a dozen, but super-intelligent, kind, loving girls are rare as a pearl the size of a grapefruit, rare as pink diamonds, rare as a pure white dragon who lets you ride him in the night. What’s all this concern with outsides anyway? Don’t let your eyes give you a… Read More »

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tomato paste

I got this organic tomato paste which is my new secret ingredient for everything. I love an intense cooked tomato flavor. The nice thing about this tomato paste is how it’s in a cute little jar. I add a spoonful here and there, like to Erik’s eggs, or to some broth I’m simmering ramen noodles… Read More »