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    Note to self: Do not try to peel a butternut squash with a carrot peeler.

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    Okay so I have some butternut squash in the oven. I had to peel it with my knife after my carrot peeler busted. This is the first time I've cooked butternut squash, I'm not sure what to do with it other than serve it as a vegetable with some steak or something.

    I don't even have a steak planned, maybe I can store it in the fridge and reheat later.

    I had some hard boiled eggs for lunch. The yolks did not come out as creamy and delicious as the last time, but they were much easier to peel. I think I overcooked them slightly this time. The yolks came out so perfectly last time, I hope I can reproduce that. They were like half way between a soft boiled and a medium boiled consistency.

    I think that tumeric root permanently stained my mandolin slicer. We'll see if my dishwasher can get the stain out.

    I recreated an ambrosia fruit salad the Savemart sells. I whip up my own whipped cream and add in liquid stevia and vanilla. Then I fold in some sour cream, just enough to thicken it, but not too much to overpower the sweetness of the whipped cream. Then I fold in my fruits. I like grapes, berries, mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks. Serve chilled as a dessert. Resist if you can.

    The weather is so nice here, I have all my windows wide open. Spring is coming a bit early! I feel like heading outside for a walk which I will probably do once the squash is done cooking.

    I'll probably walk down to the Wal*Mart and pick up a heavy duty vegetable peeler.

    This is one of the oldies but goodies I was listening to yesterday.

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    Andrew Tridgell is the guy who started the samba project and he also developed rsync. This is a great interview where he talks about learning systems programming, that is using system calls to the operating system. He suggests using strace on something like the ls command to see what system calls it makes and to try and write your own version of ls simply by looking at the strace output instead of the code.

    For total geeks only.


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    Giant chocolate bars at $1 each. I picked up three dark chocolates, but it was only 55% cocoa. Sigh, I could not resist.

    Earlier today I was thinking that I was supposed to be on a no snack rule and how impossible that is for me. All my roasted cashews are gone, and no I didn't use them in a recipe.

    I also picked up an acorn squash at the store. I've never had one of these, so I figured I should try it out since I've tried spaghetti and now butternut squash.

    There was also some other kind of squash they had at the store there, but I forgot what it was called. Maybe next time I'll try some of that.

    Now to find a YouTube video on how to cook acorn squashes...

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    Today I got elected as a delegate for the Nevada state convention which will be held in early May. That is where we elect who will go to the national convention to cast their vote for Ron Paul.

    I saw some familiar faces at the county convention. I saw the woman I sat next to at the 2008 convention. It turns out that I later ended up working for the same company as her brother for a few months. It was nice seeing her again. I don't think she remembered who I was right away, I'm sure I'll probably see her again at the state convention.

    The Washoe county platform was pretty good though overall. Some really stupid statists were at the convention including one woman who didn't want to permanently keep the Bush tax cuts, she nearly got booed out of the convention. And there was some other guy who thought that government stimulus was good during recessions. Oh boy.

    Anyway, it will be close, but I'm pretty sure we will get all of the electable national delegates for Nevada as Ron Paul supporters. Those delegates become unbound at the 2nd counting of the delegates at the national convention. In 2008 there was never a first counting of delegates because the corruption inside the GOP is so rampant.
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    I was going to post this rant on the GOTD thread, but I figured most of you probably don't want to hear my rants since they tend to be political in nature:

    Hospital bills. They asked for a $200 deposit for a $8750 bill. That is only 2%. No business in the free market would ever assume that if you can pay 2% of a bill, then you are good for the rest of it. In addition, they made no mention of how much a ct scan would cost, they just went ahead and performed a ct scan on me because they assumed hell, if I can afford $200 I surely can afford a $5,500 procedure. There is no sign saying CT Scan $5,500 in the hospital. They don't tell you how much it will cost before sticking an IV in you, they just do it. I mean, someone will pay for it, right? Fascism stinks.

    The worst part about it is that people think the free market is what is wrong with hospitals in America. And people keep voting for statist morons like John McCain and Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, and Clintons, and Bushes and Obama. I guess it was Lyndon Johnson who started the whole medicare/medicaid socialism.

    His great socialist society? Why are we still living with this bull crap from a bygone era? Not to mention all the socialist bullcrap FDR has imposed upon us.

    I think the American dream must be how hard can one generation screw the next generation.

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