My improv friend Amanda has a new website, so I thought I’d send some link love her way. And while I was at it, I added a boatload of links to my blogroll (on the right on the main page). If you have some free time, take a look — there’s a pretty broad mix of stuff there, so you just might find something you like.
Am I the only person in the world who thinks Amy Winehouse sucks?
A few weeks ago, we took a short trip to Arizona to celebrate our third anniversary and see some slightly better weather. When you live in Seattle, it’s easy to forget that the sun actually does still exist in winter — it seems like we go months without seeing it.
The trip was great. We stayed at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, and we got a top floor room looking out over the golf course. Every night, a bagpipe player walked out on the course and played some songs while people sat around the fire pit.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a TIBTIL post, but this gadget really earns it. It’s the Chef’n GarlicZoom. Chef’n is a local company and they make a lot of cool stuff, but this is my favorite thing of theirs so far. I generally try to follow the Alton Brown philosophy of avoiding unitaskers, and this thing does fall into that category (at least, I haven’t found a second use for it). But mincing garlic is a chore I’ve always hated, and even with the great garlic press I have, pressed garlic isn’t quite the same. The GarlicZoom makes mincing garlic quick, easy and clean. You just open the door in the top, put in the (peeled) garlic cloves, and roll it around. The blades inside chop the garlic perfectly. Then you pop it open, dump out the garlic and put the machine in the dishwasher. Call me a wimp, but I think this is awesome.
It’s a pretty simple gadget, so there’s not much more to say than: I love this thing!