Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Things I was thinking while getting the dishes done

I wish James Fenimore Cooper was alive so I could sue him for writing painfully boring books with really exciting titles.

If any boy wants to be able to date my daughter, he's going to have to be able to explain the chemical process of water boiling.

Whenever I see Dan Brown, either in interviews or photos, he always strikes me as a conceited, self-absorbed know-it-all who's not as clever as he thinks. (I could be completely wrong here, and I confess that my perception of him stems in part from reading the DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons.)

I'm going to make Cucumber Kimchi next week - I hope it turns out well. (Note: the Korean word for Cucumber is Owi [oh we]).

If there's a snack better than popcorn, I don't want to know what it is.


Matthew said...

When atoms in liquid form become sufficiently energized, they move rapidly enough that they break the surface and assume gaseous form.

A South Korean company is marketing kimchi extract as a bird flu antidote.

Agreed. I like making homemade kettle corn. Film the bottom of a saucepan over medium-high heat with oil, add a quater-cup of popcorn kernels, cover, shake occasionally until the kernels begin to pop, throw in a few spoonfuls of sugar, and continue shaking until the popping slows to a few seconds between pops.

Cassie said...

Thank you for the concise explanation of how water boils but I think you might be a little old for my niece, I don't know, ask her father.

English Professor said...

Okay, that's weird--I wrote a response about JFC last night, but it doesn't show up. Well, just take my word for it that it was brilliant.