Reuven Rubin and Why Self Writes This Blog

A Fed-Ex package came for self a few days ago, and when she opened it, it turned out to be a book of the art of Read the rest of this entry »

No Time for a Diet

Self feeling restless this morning. Up since 4, she spent the last few hours grading papers. At 7 a.m., she finally decides to give snoring hubby a sharp poke in the ribs: “Let’s eat at The Cheesecake Factory.” Hubby, even when asleep, always responds on cue: “Where’s that?” Self responds: “University Avenue.” Hubby says: “Can’t. Cheese gives me a bad stomach. I’m lactose intolerant.”

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Yesterday, conversing with Dear Cuz in Virginia, self elicited her thoughts on a dish she discovered in Philippine cookbook Galing Galing, by Nora and Mariles Daza (“Pepitoria II”, but since no one read that post self kindly deleted it — instructions involved Read the rest of this entry »

She’s Earned Self’s Respect

. . . because, during the primaries, she did not just roll over for the Obama popularity machine. Now, when self hears the word “tough,” she thinks of this woman.

Speaking of which, there is a great picture of Clinton and Obama on Salon.com today! Check it out here. The accompanying article, written by Joe Conason, is pretty interesting, too.

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