The Joy of Cooking

I love to cook. Also, I’m pretty good at it. And I love when people acknowledge when I’m good at it.

Which is why I took a picture of the mayonnaise I made from scratch.

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Isn’t it pretty? Aren’t you a little amazed that I did this with an egg, some lemon juice, and an obscene amount of olive oil?

Of course, I cannot replicate that amazing feat. What I end up with now is a white, oily, soupy mess. It’s part of my love-hate relationship with my blender, which bares the brunt of all my cooking frustrations.

The point is, I made mayonnaise from scratch.

I have an entire bookshelf comprised of cookbooks with bookmarks and notes peppered throughout. Anyone who sits down in my living room is met with this colorful collection of culinary accomplishments.

Except one.

It’s my culinary shame. In all my perusals of various bookstores, I have neglected the classics.

I, Michelle, do not own The Joy of Cooking.

Or The Art of French Cooking.

Judge away, but please feel free to leave comments telling me how I’m still a good person.

NPR, You Failed Me

I started listening to NPR one day because I felt compelled to take steps to ensure that I could always participate in cocktail party conversations.

I never go to cocktail parties, and conversations with my friends generally require an unhealthy appreciation for Britney Spears or a genuine love for dogs and every thing they do.

NPR, you failed me.

But I still appreciate Planet Money, because it gives me the street cred to maintain my status as an economics nerd.

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From the funny folks at Runner’s World.

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Yay for skinny-fat runners! This week’s running meme comes from Bust A Gut Running, who posts a new running meme every Monday. Now you can start and end your week with some well-deserved running humor!

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Just a reminder of why you really run.

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