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Finagler.net was a blog dedicated to chronicling the personal experiences of a Canucks fan. 

Past posts: 

Dear Canucks Please Kill the Flames kthanksbye (posted at 21:18 Wednesday, April 7th)
Go Canucks, Go.

the Journey from Corn to crap i've used that title already (posted at 1:21 Wednesday, February 18th)

If you are at all interested in cookin', get this book right now.

I bought the used one and saved a bunch of money. it was the first edition, but its not like it's out of date or anything.

if you've seen "Good Eats" on the food network, you know who Alton Brown is. If you haven't, you must know that one of the few shining beacons of light in the desolation of TV land is the food network, where Iron Chefs do battle and Rachael Ray picks up blistering hot pieces of chicken with her bare hands... a magical place on TV.

Anyway, if that hasn't turned you off yet, definately try this book out, ESPECIALLY if you know NOTHING about COOKING. it teaches you everything from buying a knife, buying a $14 nonstick pan, how to cook a fried egg, all the way to braising a lamb pot roast and making gravy from scratch. this book covers so many things, and it embraces you with a little history, a little food science, and a lot of little ingenous tricks: how to fry in oil without your tempura becoming oily, the easy way to make a medium rare roast beef, it's all in there.

This book divides everything into cooking methods: most cook books i've used split everything into food categories: beef, vegetables, soups, appetizers, etc.. This book actually explains what happens in the food when you sear something, and then you can apply the searing technique from everything from portabello mushrooms to tofu. it encourages you to experiment and alter all the recipes and if you fuck up, it's only food, right?

Lots of humour in the book too... definately goes right up next to my "Joy of Cooking, Revised", and "The Frugal Gourmet" as well as that cookbook by Pierre Burton i got years ago when i helped out a bit on Front Page Challenge (it's got a good quinche recipe!)

fishy says: "buy this book or i kill again!"

No Blood for Vinyl (posted at 21:10 Saturday, February 7th)

wow. Tower Records is bankrupt??? That makes me sad inside. One of the best reasons to go down to Seattle from Vancouver (besides cheap tacos) was going to the huge downtown Tower Records and frolicking in the aisles of cd's, and VINYL. If anyone hasn't been, there's a Tower Records right in the Seattle U district. give it a whirl, it's fun to walk through a music store, not a music/computers/home theatre/book/appliances store.

I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play
And in the streets the children screamed,
The lovers cried,
And the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken....
and they were singin'...


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