Archive for December, 2006
Happy New Year
Posted on: December 30th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 5 Comments

Well, that was quick. Christmas flew by, and now New Year’s eve and day will go just as quick. Sorry I didn’t take pictures of the Fish Dinner, but things were hectic enough without me stopping every few minutes to snap pictures. On the sourdough front, my first loaf was a failure,. mainly because it […]

If it looks like yeast, and it smells like yeast…
Posted on: December 23rd, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 2 Comments

Okay, day three: I checked on my creations this morning to find that they have developed a particularly alcoholic smell, which is what i was looking for. There also seems to be a hint of cheesy smell…not in a bad way though. Anyway, I fed them both, but I only left the white flour starter […]

We’ve Got Yeast!
Posted on: December 22nd, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

It’s really much better than it sounds. Unable to control myself, I decided to peek in on my starter dough. To my surprise, it had doubled in bulk and had become all bubbly and frothy! Nice. The smell still isn’t too sour or anything, but everything I have read suggests that the flavor is not […]

You can reject me, but don’t reject my sourdough…
Posted on: December 22nd, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 1 Comment

Sorry about the silly title. I was trying to figure out how to combine two seemingly unconnected topics. The first is that I have received a 2 month rejection from Glimmer Train for my story “Enduring at the Edge of the Storm.” I never really expected to break into that market, but I figured it […]

The infamous container
Posted on: December 21st, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 1 Comment

Well, here it is. I had wanted to take a picture of the actual starter dough, but I couldn’t find a memory card that wasn’t full, and it’s my brother’s camera. I started second guessing my placement directly over the fireplace, so I’ve moved it a couple times now, hoping I didn’t already kill whatever […]

The Sourdough Experiment
Posted on: December 21st, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 6 Comments

I took it into my head to start baking sourdough bread. Last night, while watching Alton Brown’s “Good Eats,” and largely due to the fact that he was baking bread, I started to consider creating my own “starter dough.” I am not new to the whole bread baking world, and I have even made a […]

Materialism
Posted on: December 17th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 5 Comments

After my previous two posts, I thought it a good time to talk about the ugliest of all Christmas demons: materialism. Sure, there are a brigade of other Christmas-demons (the I-was-next-in-line demon, the make-a-bad-driver-worse demon, and the deadly food-and-alcohol demon), but I feel that the materialism demon is the worst of them. I recently found […]

Follow up
Posted on: December 17th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 1 Comment

Well, it has only been one day and I already have three referrals out of the twelve I need. Thanks to those who have decided to help. For those on the fence, I offer this interview with the owner of the company: http://www.gearlive.com/index.php/news/article/interview_with_steven_holmes_offercentric_co_owner/ And again, use this link to sign up, so I get your […]

Free Stuff
Posted on: December 16th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 2 Comments

Hey everybody. Okay, this is apparently the real deal, and it is really easy and free. Here’s the deal: there’s this website that you do ONE free offer with, and then all you have to do is convince 12 friends to follow your referral link to do the same thing. I already did the one […]

Merry Christmas!
Posted on: December 15th, 2006 by Anthony Rapino 2 Comments

Hi all. I’ve gotten a few messages (thanks everybody) asking about my whereabouts. Well, I’m still here. I just finished my student teaching experience. Well, actually today is my last-last day. I have a few meetings to attend, and I have to hand in some papers and review my portfolio. But after that, oh yes, […]

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