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Seasonally inappropriate
I've been eating all kinds of light, vegetable-y things lately, in fact up until yesterday I could hardly stand to think of eating anything at all in this weather, and then for some bizarre reason my arm reached out and put a chuck roast into my basket at the store. Yes, US Grade A beef. I must have been starved for protein or something. So I brought it home and cooked it up in the Crock-Pot with red wine and onions and bay leaf and the mushrooms I had bought to put in my nice light frittata with the Swiss chard. It's a seasonal abomination, but oh so deliciously yum. And at three pounds of meat (at least it was to start with) it will be feeding me for a long time, too.

Speaking of seasonally inappropriate, I went and saw An Inconvenient Truth last night with Seema, Jimmy, Ming, and Ellen. I'd heard it was the best boring movie I would ever see, but it wasn't even boring, what with the Matt Groening cartoon, the flashbacks of the hot young Al Gore in Senate hearings [Where has he been all my life??? Oh yeah, in the Senate and the White House and all over the news. Well, I didn't notice him until just now.], and the impressive animations of bodies of water shrinking (the Aral Sea) and expanding (some very vivid images of what will happen to Florida, the Netherlands, Calcutta, and the site of the Ground Zero memorial in Manhattan). To those who say it's just an Al Gore campaign video, I bite my thumb and say we should be so lucky. As a side benefit, it snapped me out of the navelgazing funk I've been in for the past couple of months. I think this will be my new movie obsession--I'm going to see it again tonight and I'll get the Mr. to see it with me in North Carolina this weekend too. Don't miss it, kids.

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melydia From: melydia Date: June 8th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Does An Inconvenient Truth mention anything we as individuals can do about global warming? I don't need to be convinced that it exists.
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: June 8th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
At the end there are some things that individuals can do, although most of the movie is devoted to making a solid case that warming is taking place, and debunking the skeptics. I went in as someone who didn't need convincing either, but I actually found it entertaining in a scary sort of way. The website, in the link above, also gives suggestions for individuals.
inkognitoh From: inkognitoh Date: June 8th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never cooked a pot roast. You have inspired me. I might wait till winter though I think the time has come to invest in a Crock-Pot or slow cooker lol. While the sun beats down over London, I can barely think beyond lettuce.
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: June 8th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the beauty of the Crock-Pot: it heats up while you are away, so no sweltering over a hot stove. When you come home, voila, pot roast, even in summer!
retc From: retc Date: June 8th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Does it say anything about New Orleans?

Are we the next Venice?
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: June 8th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Does it say anything about New Orleans?

There was some Katrina footage with animations of the hurricane, but I don't remember seeing NO in the animations of rising sea level. Probably that's because things there are still so unsettled.
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