Thursday, March 29, 2007


I've managed to cook some of my first meals last weekend. It's actually kind of cool really. And it tastes much better than microwave meals. I don't cook every night, for time constraints. But my plan right now is to cook enough on the weekends to last me through some of the meals throughout the week.

The first thing I made was beer and bratwurst. You need 2 beers, an onion, and a package of bratwurst. Put the bratwurst in the pan, chop up the onion and put that in the pan, pour one beer in the pan and turn the heat to medium until the beer and onions cook down to a syrup. Use the other beer with dinner.

The second thing I made was sausage and peppers (surprisingly good for something so simple). Take an onion, one or two peppers (a green and a colored one), chop them up and put them in the pan. Put a can of tomato paste in the pan. Fill it back up with water and put some water in the pan. Put some italian sausage in the pan. (Put a lid over the pan! A little bit of a lesson learned there) Cook that on medium for an hour and a half or so.

And remember, don't make the mistake I did of putting non-stick cookware in the dishwasher!

New Political Blog your favorite blog author.

I've finally started my own political blog. After 3 or 4 years of contenting myself to lurk and comment on other's websites, I've given in to the urge to bloviate and vent my opinion for all to see.

I've been blogging before this, of course, on, but I've tried to keep that blog low key on the political scale of things. And subjects that do get political, such as energy production, I've tried to back up as much as possible with numbers.

I've done this for a few reasons. One of them is that I was still in college and didn't want to attract attention for political viewpoints.

The other was that I had enough on my plate with engineering school, that I couldn't give my desire to opine on current events full reign. Time constraints prevented it, though the desire manifested as profuse commenting on other's blogs.

A third is that I wanted my other blog to be palatable to people regardless of their politics. There are many people who I respect in terms of their opinion about space travel or science, whose political opinions I find batty. There are people who I agree with on many political issues, who start slinging opinions about science or history, or specific issues that I just stop and find myself on the opposite end of.

So I'll keep up the policy of keeping the two blogs seperate. Those of you who want to enjoy my thoughts on space travel and colonization can still use my old blog, while avoiding wading through my rants. Those who don't mind the fact that I'm a rabid right-winger can peruse both as it suits them.

And I'll welcome any intelligent debate. (Debate by making arguments and submitting information, not by slinging ad-hominems) I know, I know, everyone says this. But I'll try my best to live up to the claim.

The new blog can be found at: