DON'T SWEAT YOUR COMMUTE
If your job is across a river or bay from your home (I'm looking at you San Francisco, New York, and D.C. workers!), there may just be a new option for your commute: water biking. Pontoon-like floats turn any bicycle into a water-cycle.
The only drawback... Getting sweaty on the way in to the office is one thing, taking a spill and getting drenched is another.
LIAR. LIAR. PANTS ON FIRE.
Today... in things I don't understand...
According to a survey in the U.K., nearly two thirds of adults lie about reading classic books. The most lie-inducing books, in order of percent of people who lie about reading 'em:
- "1984” by George Orwell
- “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
- “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
- “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
- “A Passage to India” by E.M. Forster
- “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
- “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
- “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
- “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte at tenth
I tried reading Great Expectations, got about 50 pages in, and realized Dickens is better on screen or in a theater than in print. I quit. Big deal.
It's that time of year again... time for dress-up dashes and haunted 5k races! If you're planning to race in full Halloween regalia, check out my gallery of runner-friendly costume ideas. (And please suggest your own - with links - I'd love to add more ideas to the list!)
IN MY KITCHEN...
Given the change in the weather, this week has been all about soup. One of my favorites is a "creamy" asparagus soup that uses no cream. The broth is thickened with rice, pureed using an immersion blender. (I use brown rice and cook it longer than called for in the recipe.) I make the soup with chicken broth, but the soup can easily be made vegan by substituting vegetable stock for chicken.
|Source: Food & Wine Magazine|
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read."
HAPPY FRIDAY, FRIENDS!