Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Favorite #3: Fresno Famous

With the recent revamping of the local website, Fresno Famous, I thought it would be a perfect time to add it to my Friday Favorites.

I've been reading Famous for quite some time now and it never gets boring or stale. I make sure to check Sour Grapes daily and I always love reading about the weekly Famous Person. I also enjoy listening the Flowing with Famous podcast which just recently started again after a brief hiatus (thank goodness).

As far as the revamping of Fresno Famous is concerned, it's great. The site started out as a way for Fresnans to get local news and gossip through articles and the Sour Grapes blog. Most of the content was written by the site's creator, Jarah, and a few contributing writers. Now Famous has become a one-stop hub of all things Fresno. With the help of Suzi, the "main brain" at Think Inkless, many new features have been added and the look of the entire webite has evolved. Some of the newest changes include a new color scheme, the use of tags to search content, user created blogs, and public forums. Personally, I like the changes but it took me a week or so to get used to them. Overall, I am impressed with the way that Fresno Famous has grown and expanded and I look forward to checking it daily for a long time to come.

P.S. You can also buy a shirt or hoodie:

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Oops...Didn't I Promise?

I apologize for the long absence. I know I vowed not to do it again...and then I did. Now Friday is looming over me and I know that I owe it to anyone who actually reads my small blog to produce a Friday Favorite. Hopefully I will not disappoint.

Anyway, there is finally a new blog entry on The Clerkenwell Kid and it is the most thoughtful, heart wrenching letter to an old "flame" that I have ever read. I honestly empathize with The Kid because I know how hard it is to end a long relationship with such a loyal companion.


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Just a bit behind...

Yesterday I decided it would be a good idea to install some software updates on my computer after ignoring them for months. Now I have the newest versions of QuickTime and iTunes which means that I can subscribe to video podcasts...yay!!

Here are some that I subscribe to:

* Crash Test Kitchen....hilarious!!
* Yogamazing....which is funny because I have NEVER even tried to do yoga...maybe it's time to start. mmmm....
* FrenchPodClass....could be helpful if I stick with it.

There are so many that I want to subscribe to but I didn't want to go overboard. If you have a favorite video podcast please tell us about it.


Recipe: White Turnip Soup

I happen to make a lot of soups at home…they are perfect for warming you up during the Winter. This is a recipe that I tried a couple of months ago. I really liked it but it’s not for people who dislike root vegetables (obviously). Anyway, try it out and tell me what you think.

White Turnip Soup

Yield: 6 servings

4 Medium-sized white turnips
1 lg. Onion
3 tbsp. Butter
Salt and pepper
3 slices of Bread
2 Egg yolks
1/2 cup of Cream

Info: from The Old Farmer's Almanac Colonial Cookbook

Peel, slice and coarsely chop the vegetables and cook
them slowly in the butter for 5 minutes. Add 6 cups
of boiling water, salt and pepper, and bread, which
you have first dried out in a slow oven and crumbled.
Simmer the soup for a half hour and puree' it. Reheat
over low heat. Stir in the egg yolks beaten well with
the cream. Serve at once, garnished with finely
minced parsley.


Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Visions of a New Year

I tried to post this yesterday but I was unable to connect to the internet. Anyway, I hope everyone had a fabulous new year’s eve and new year’s day. I certainly had a nice time. Here are some photos taken at the very small party at my house:

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Some party favors

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Mykal and Paul

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Me and the TV

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Bella (even our cats had fun)

And here are some photos that were taken at the Broadway Studios (we walked there after midnight):

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The door to Josh’s Studio

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Josh and Mykal

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Reza and a nice girl whose name I cannot remember

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Josh’s Studio

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Half of my face and half of Monica’s face

Once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!