A story about "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" — 17 weeks ago
Lost interest— this book seems to belong to a set of novels and stories with dull, simple female characters and a leading male character who has some significant experience about sex or pleasure based on her. While I object to this from a feminist standpoint (the presence of a partially-formed female character whose primary function is to serve a purpose for the male character), that isn’t what stopped me from reading, it’s that this sort of story is boring. I think it may have been more relevant to men of a previous generation with particular concerns around sexuality and pursuing pleasure/ personal satisfaction and rebelling against social expectations about work and being a man. However, I don’t identify at all with this. I’ve encountered a lot of works with this theme (including Hemingway, Roth, and DeLillo) which seem to get a lot of praise for being real or raw or honest. They build a reality that I just don’t find relevant, and the extensive sex scenes these stories seem to always include don’t diminish the dullness.
I dug this movie, but find myself feeling irritated at the pretentious hipsters who work as lot attendants.
Crock pot, easy to make, throw in whatever: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/20/Vegetable_Broth57444.shtml
well, it does have a scene of liza minnelli doing the entire single ladies dance
Recipe (best thing to do w/ tomatillos):
Salsa Verde (Green Salsa)
Eat with tortilla chips or cooked it and used as a topping over broiled salmon or scrambled eggs. 1/2 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, diced
2 green chiles (use canned if you can’t find fresh)
1/2 to 1 jalapeno
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup (firmly packed) fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil Char green chiles and jalapeno directly over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides. Enclose in paper bag; let stand 10 minutes. Peel, seed, and chop chilies. Combine all ingredients in blender. Puree until almost smooth (should be slightly chunky). Season with salt and pepper. Add lime juice, if desired. Can also be cooked before blending for serving on warm dishes (add a scoop of whipping or sour cream to the blender).
Recipe (I used soy milk and Morning Star veggie bacon): http://www.food.com/recipe/bacon-green-chili-quiche-160075
Wild rice, crushed tomatoes, and ground almonds in the filling, some cheddar cheese melted on top.