We roast our own green coffee beans around here, so this doesn't have an impact on us really, but as folks who have been in the service industry, Starbucks' view that it's ok to give tips to the shift supervisors is appalling. Save your "bucks" and go buy better (green beans) online. You can roast 'em in a 20 dollar popcorn popper if you don't want to shell out the money for a roaster (the basic home roaster is not that expensive, compared to what you pay at the window). Unite!
D and I are total Top Chef Junkies. We've been watching it since the beginning, and each season, we wind up saying some of the same things. Over and Over. This year, I decided to blog about it (fascinating, I know).
UC Berkeley has been posting podcasts of classes and events for quite some time, and you can listen for free. Offerings range from the history of American Cyberculture to Organic Chemistry. They also have several appearances from Michael Pollan, including talks on his books The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Past, Present, and Future of Food. In addition to his solo events, he also moderates a panel on The Politics of Obesity.
This is an example of an emotional argument where the speaker gives a lot of "facts" but doesn't indicate where they come from. Note the slippery slope fallacies here and the hasty generalizations? Faulty analogy makes an appearance as well.
In case you need a little humor to calm your nerves after watching the first video, you can watch Ellen Degeneres trying to get a response from Kern.
I made some pumpkin muffins this past weekend that were lackluster. They were ok, but they didn't make me want to eat them non-stop, which is something I think a muffin should do. So, I experimented today with the leftover 1/2 can of pumpkin and came up with this:
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 13:36:25 +0500 From: "Carson Hebert" <SonnyinversionOchoa@adobe.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Nominated for a Ph.d