Overeasy Frittata

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Ingredients

2 large eggs
handful of whole leaf spinach
half-handful of shredded carrots
half-handful of sliced, mild onions
your choice of oil and seasoning
garlic clove or two, sliced thinly
fresh grated nutmeg (optional)

As part of a personal initiative to reduce my consumption of meat, I’ve begun observing “no-meat Wednesdays”. Being a meatatarian nothing tastes or feels like flesh, so it’s a challenge finding worthy protein replacements. Bold tastes and pretty colors help dull the pain. Today’s foodie entry succeeds on all fronts. At heart it’s a frittata, however, I use overeasy eggs instead of an omelette. And here’s the super time-saver tip of the day: The spinach, carrots, and onions were purchased from a grocery store salad bar. Pre-prepped and cheap. 
 
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Hawthorne, TNT’s Colorful Primetime Prescription

Last night I watched TNT’s third episode of Hawthorne, Jada Pinkett Smith’s (Exec Producer/Director) and John Masius’ (Exec Producer/Writer) new nursing “dramalet”. Yes, I made that word up. It’s the diminuitive form of drama. That isn’t meant to be demeaning in any way. I really quite like the show and almost blogged the first episode I saw. But while first impressions are lasting, it’s only fair to give a show a couple of episodes before forming concrete opinions (unless the show is Raising the Bar).

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Using The AdSense Preview Tool In Firefox

This post originally appeared in slightly altered form on another blog of mine.

Many of you budding millionaires who use Google AdSense will want a preview of the ads available for (or already showing) on your blog. Authorizing third-party ads on your website is always a crap shoot. Being upset by a link is bad enough, but what worse atrocities lurk at the linked site? 
 
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Iran’s Stolen Election? Been There, Done That

International clamor over Iran’s presidential election has reached deafening proportions. The incendiary struggle is fueled in no small part by Twitter’s dominance as a global “one-to-many” communication tool. Confronted with a media blackout, CNN has relied extensively on tweets and re-tweets (RTs) in the #iranelection and #neda hashtag feed. Even friends of mine who have self-identified as apolitical are showing an interest and lending their supportive voices to the Iranian people. Hooray for Twitter. This historical moment shows technology in its best and brightest light.

But beyond the human struggle, technological triumphs, and media saturation, a nagging familiarity prodded a memory of 2000 and America’s own stolen presidency. 
 
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My Name Is Cancelled

NBC has been my most watched non-cable network for years. That may soon change. E! Online reported earlier this week that NBC had canceled My Name Is Earl and Medium. This move only compounds the loss of Life and Knight Rider. OK, Knight Rider maybe wasn’t such a surprise but one’s lust for muscle car porn must be sated. 
 
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Less Frenzy, More Quiet Storm

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Yep. That’s the plot machine. Friend to the idea-less. It links to Script Frenzy, a site where members try to complete a 100 page script every April. I’m semi-committed and after NaNoWrimo, not ashamed of my ambivalence. The months that followed after I committed to Wrimo were some of the darkest in my life. If I were superstitious I might infer a connection. I’m not superstitious. But I still have to fit every ambition and stretch goal I have into my “real” life. So this is me, sliding cooly into Frenzy. Win or lose, it’s all good.

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And Here We Go Again

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Having been thoroughly trounced by NaNoWriMo I still haven’t learned my lesson. I’m flirting with Script Frenzy this year. Yes, I know it’s already begun and the foreplay should be in the rear view mirror by now. But I’m taking a different, more casual path than I took with Wrimo. I have a couple of ideas and I’m developing them a bit before actually diving into that empty pool (or blank screen… pick your metaphor). Stay tuned.

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