Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's So Easy..., No Diving, -and- Bad Parenting

It's So Easy... - producers: "Cavemen" not racial metaphor
No Diving - thieves steal swimming pool, 1000 gallons of water
Bad Parenting - woman banned for life from Wal-Mart

On this day in history: July 26, 1984 - Serial killer and cannibal Ed Gein dies at the Mendota Mental Health Institute, a home for the criminally insane. Gein inspired the films "Psycho" and "Silence of the Lambs."

Born on this day in history: July 26, 1928 - Stanley Kubrick (1928 - ____) film director, writer His films have a cool, formal visual style, meticulous attention to detail, and often ironic pessimism -- "2001," "Dr Strangelove," and "Lolita."

Today's Video: Flying Steps - We are electric

For dinner last evening, I made a chicken and pasta dish: I simmered sliced white onion, minced garlic, sliced Fresno peppers, sliced Japanese eggplant, diced tomatoes, and shredded (previously grilled) chicken breast in extra-virgin olive oil and Cabernet Sauvignon—seasoned with ground black pepper, sea salt, and Italian seasoning. After this had simmered for two hours, I placed a quantity of fresh basil leaves on top and continued the simmering. An hour later, Laura stirred to incorporate the basil leaves. I cooked a package of Barilla penne for 9 minutes (the box carries a recommendation for 11 minutes), drained, and incorporated into the sauce. I toasted garlic bread under the broiler. It was delightful.

I dreamed of Carmelita, the Frog-faced Girl. I shall tell you of this dream in tomorrow's post.