Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Game of Triad Anyone?

Did you watch Battlestar Galactica as a kid? I loved that show. Stop snickering. Even as a little girl I knew Starbuck was hot. Anyway, among the many cool (I said stop!) parts of the show was the concept of "cubits." This non-paper/coinage money unit was kept track of on their watches. You could pay for everything that way including your card game losses. I have been waiting all this time for this to become a reality. No luck so far. But I love my debit card, atleast it comes close to the concept. I actually know people who don't own ATM/debit cards. That is so bizarre to me.

Part of my love of the electronic currency is that I am not good with paper money. It burns a hole right through my pocket. I start off with cash and then a few hours later it's gone. Case in point. This morning I had $20. By this afternoon I have $2. Atleast this time I can pinpoint where it went.
Two hand knit chickens (too cute) from a co-worker at $5 a piece.
Lunch $5
Water club dues $3

See gone too quickly. Some people may argue that electronic funds disappear too easily for them. Not me. I use my debits for things I have to buy anyway, ie. groceries, gas, household needs. I am far more likely to spend it if I have that cold hard cash in my paws.

So we might not have realized my scifi dream yet but we're getting closer. And hey I always wanted a daggit (sp?), I guess for now I could get an Aibo.

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