And This is Why I Left DC...

The Daily Beast pulled together the "hottest" members of Obama's transition team. No wonder I ran from DC, if this is the best they have to offer. Lord, Almighty.

Do Me Baby?

This new site claims to be able to analyze a blog and spit out what kind of blog it is. Typealyzer says that Holland Tunnel is a Doer:

ESTP - The Doers

The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.





November's Raining Some Good Tunes

It's New Music Monday and I thought I'd share with you some hot new bands. Check out DC's own Middle Distance Runner, CMJ stars the Spinto Band, and some other highly recommended song spinners: the Muslims, Passion Pit, Tobacco and Delta Spirit.


Broccoli Haters No More

How could anyone hate broccoli when prepared like this? Hmmm... yummy. Damn skippy.



Craig Koketsu’s Broccoli & Cheetos

FOR THE BROCCOLI
3 large heads of broccoli, stems peeled and cut into 1/4-inch discs; florets cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red chile flakes
3 tablespoons butter
Salt to taste

FOR THE CHEESE SAUCE
1 quart heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
10 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
2 cups aged Gouda, grated
1 cup Parmesan, grated
Salt to taste
1/2 9-ounce bag of Crunchy Cheetos

FOR THE BROCCOLI: Blanch florets and stems in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Remove and shock in ice water. Cool and drain. Place large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, garlic, and chile flakes and sweat, being careful not to brown garlic. Add butter and melt fully into oil. (1) When the butter and oil begin to bubble, add broccoli and sauté until heated through. Adjust seasoning with salt and reserve broccoli on a paper-towel-lined plate. FOR THE CHEESE SAUCE: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, reduce cream with shallots, garlic, peppercorns, and bay leaf until it thickly coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and whisk in cheeses until fully melted. Adjust seasoning with salt. (2) Strain sauce through fine-mesh strainer and keep warm in a bain-marie. Crush the Cheetos in the bag into pebble-size bits with a rolling pin. to serve: Pour warm sauce into a large serving dish. Arrange broccoli on top of sauce. (3) Top with crushed Cheetos. Serves 6 to 8.

Its.A.New.Day

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, So Get Aware!

November is the annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, so this year, in honor of my father, my family is raising money once again for PanCAN... oh, and running a little Turkey Trot 5K before consuming mass quantities of cooked bird and carbs. You can donate here. Gobble, gobble.

Obsession Overhaul - From Obama to Puppies?

Okay, probably not, but I do think its odd that this live stream of puppies sleeping (at least for the 15 seconds I could manage to watch) has become a sensation.


My Life Is Now Pathetic and Meaningless


Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

The New Blue

Check out NYTime's interactive map of how the country shifted blue in this year's election compared to 2004. (The bluer areas denote a shift to the Democratic side of the ticket, red is a shift right to the Republicans).

Partying in the Streets of San Fran

The San Franciscans were overjoyed on Tuesday night after the election was one by President-Elect Barack Obama. I don't have video of the craziness in the Big Apple, but they were cheering louder than they did when the Giants won the Superbowl!

video

Who Let the Dogs Out?

All's I Gots to Say is....

YES WE DID!!!

You Don't Need to Boo, You Just Have to Vote!

My heart goes out to Barack Obama, and his family, who on the precipice of this great moment in history, has to deal with the loss of his beloved grandmother. God Bless!

Who Knew Palin Was a Star Trek Fan?

At a campaign rally in Ohio today, Sarah Palin commented on Obama and a recently released tape of him speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle about the coal industry:

“And there must be something about San Francisco and he because it’s like I heard on Fox News today, it’s like a truth serum where when he’s there, he seems to be more candid, and remember it was there that he talked about, there you go, the bitter clingers, the cling-ons, all of us, I guess, you know holding on to religion and guns and, um, so something about he being there in San Francisco."