Scrabble, IRL.

Back in December, Mr. Interrupted participated in a local Scrabble tourney for newcomers. The night before he challenged to a practice game.

One of the great things about Scrabble is that you can knit while playing!

Unique Pageant Talent

I like to think that if I were “pageant quality” (you know, like Sarah Palin), I would have a mundane, yet mindbogglingly amazing and weird talent like this.

My favorite part is where the audience claps for her holding up her leg.

Thinking of Spring Pasta Bake*

The stars must have been aligned–this dish was a huge hit at our house tonight.

I riffed on this recipe featured on the Rachael Ray show today. All of the ingredients came from Trader Joe’s. Here’s how I did it:

1. Prepare one pound of dried tortellini pasta according to the package directions.

2. While the pasta is cooking, steam one package of frozen asparagus and then puree.

3. Make Rachael’s béchamel sauce (omit garlic by accident and instead use one part vegetable broth and one part fat-free milk). Add pureed asparagus.

4. Toss the now very very green sauce with the pasta to coat.

5. Brown a package of tomato/basil chicken sausages (squeezed from their casings and crumbled) and add to the pasta and sauce, stirring gently.

6. Pour into a baking dish and cover with TJ’s Quattro Formaggio (about 1/2 a package). Bake at 375° for about 15 minutes until the cheese is browned and the sauce is bubbly.

I6 ate all of what he was served. E3 had two servings. Karl snarfed up a huge bowl. Angels sang.

*The Thinking of Spring Pasta Bake is not figure friendly. Next time I’ll have to see if I can lighten this up a little.

Now it’s back to NaNoWriMo for me.

It is done.

Is Obama president?

One of these things is not like the others.

We live in amazing times. (Thanks to Buzzfeed for the image.)

Yup, I’m a communist.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the last couple of weeks. I’ve listened to a lot (and I mean a lot) of NPR and have been reading a lot of wiki pages, et al., and I have come to what I believe is a reasonable conclusion. Seriously people, what the fuck is up with basing the entire world economy on debt? Debt and hedging? Debt, hedging, and speculation? Debt, hedging, speculation, and something called credit default swaps? Who the fuck decided it would be a good idea to run the global economy like it was some sort of sleazy casino? And quite frankly, I am morally offended that a scant handful of arrant idiots are able to affect how much money the rest of us have.

</end rant>

Channel Surfing Tuesday

Because we need a break from “financial Armageddon” here at Chez Interrupted:

Here’s a great video of 24 hours of world wide air traffic. Hypnotic.

Here’s a funny video that asks “What if the Sarah Palin story were a Disney movie?”

Finally, people have started putting music to the Ninja Cat video I shared last week. This is the best one I’ve seen.