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Here’s some more crap I’ve been meaning to tell you about:
Summer has finally hit here in Nova Scotia. After about 40 days straight of rain, it’s hot and humid. Naturally, the first hot day in ages prompted the ancient boiler at the dance studio to kick in at full tilt, and the radiators blasted heat for several hours. That means the studio was approximately 400°C (1000000°F) last night, and smelled like leg sweat. I burst into flames midway through the first class.
There are spiders everywhere in our yard, which means I’m going to have to stay inside this summer. It’s a shame, really, because our gardens are pretty awesome this year.
I’m obsessed with Candy Crush. I was stuck on Level 29 for freakin’ ever, stonewalled by the son-of-a-bleepin’ Candy Crush Clock (a spirit-squashing system which forces you to wait 30 minutes between rounds). Naturally, I did what any other addict would do, and got 2.0 hooked. Now he’ll say things like, “slow down, that’s why you’re not getting the level,” and I want to kill him dead.
I injured my back buying strawberries at the grocery store. Actually, it happened somewhere between the parking lot and home. Whenever I move the wrong way, I yell, “ouch, my strawberry injury,” really loudly, so people will know how much I’m suffering. It mostly just hurts when I breathe though, so I should be fine.
Twice this week I’ve gone out to fetch laundry from the line and mistaken a neighbour’s tabby cat on our deck for a raccoon. That means that on two separate occasions I’ve screamed as loudly as I did when I completed Level 29 on Candy Crush. Which, incidentally, is loud enough to make the people in my neighbourhood think I’m being bludgeoned to death.
Speaking of cats: do your cats jack your facebook page in the middle of the night? Maybe you need PawSense.
(image via BitBoost)
PawSense will help you cat-proof your computer. It “quickly detects and blocks cat typing,” because “they can enter random commands and data, damage your files, and even crash your computer. This can happen whether you are near the computer or have suddenly been called away from it.” Now, I’m not sure what kind of doofus would stand there watching a cat delete precious family photos from a hard-drive, but man, I’m suddenly getting called away from my computer all the time! This super-sophisticated technology “keeps the cat from entering lots of commands to your programs or operating system.” Cripes, cats are getting smarter every day! According to the FAQ page… well, just go to the FAQ page. It’s pretty awesome.
I’m obsessed with this video. You should watch it. Skip ahead to the 4:50 mark if you’re short on time, but the whole thing is pretty awesome.
This here recipe is for the easiest pasta ever. Perfect for a summer’s day when you’d rather be taking in a
sunset dozen beers than slaving over a stove. Fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil. It’s like your garden got off its arse and made dinner for you. You can make this pasta with any sort of tomatoes, really. I’ve made it with heirloom, cherry, grape, roma, plum, vine… Simple, fresh, delicious.
So easy, a computer-savvy cat could make it.
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Easy Summer Pasta - print and have your cat make this for you
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 5-6 medium sized tomatoes, diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped finely (about 1 tablespoon or more)
- healthy pinch salt and pepper
- 375 gram package of linguine (or other pasta)
- freshly grated parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
Mise en place – begin by getting organized. Measure out all of your ingredients.
In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, tomatoes (seeds, juices and all), garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, and toss with the awaiting ingredients in the bowl.
Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.