Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Monday, 11 December 2017

Surprised my wife with a cat for an early Christmas present, she cried for an hour

MianBao the Cat (formerly Snow White) got her new home in Seattle yesterday.

My wife has been wanting a cat for many years, ever since being forced to leave her previous cat with her sister to go off to AmeriCorps. I've never owned a cat, and always distrusted them. Having a few family members with allergy issues didn't help.

But this year for Christmas, I finally caved. I snuck away to Portland for the day, and brought back this 5 year old (more mellow!) Bengal (hypoallergenic!) and surprised my wife at the door.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Incredible: This Innovative CPR Dummy Comes With A Second Dummy That Audibly Mourns Its Dead Son

For anyone who has ever taken a CPR class, you know that the training can feel more than a little basic. That may not be the case for much longer, though, because this incredible new CPR dummy is revolutionizing medical education with a totally new and groundbreaking feature: It comes with a second dummy that audibly mourns its dead son.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Cheese Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Cheeses

Epicurious challenged cheese expert and noted author Liz Thorpe to guess which one of two cheeses was more expensive. Liz breaks down cheap vs expensive parmesan cheese, goat cheese, gruyère cheese, feta cheese, and blue cheese. For each round of cheap cheese vs expensive cheese, Liz visually analyzed, smelled, then executed a taste test before guessing which cheese cost more. Once the prices were revealed, Thorpe explained why a specific cheese making process costs more and dives into the specifics of how to make the different cheeses.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Tai Chi Family

I'm living in a Tai Chi school in the Chinese mountains. It feels like I'm on a TV show...