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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The Big Day

Jeff dropped Harper off and came back so we could vote together. We walked to the polling place and figured out which line we were supposed to be in to register in our new ward and then voted. The whole thing took about 35 minutes. Keegan came along and was excited about it. I have taken him to vote with me in every election since he was born but this is the first one he seemed to sort of understand. It all started during the primaries where a kid in NH can not ignore the fervor. So now I get to keep myself occupied until it is time to go home and overdose on election day coverage. Ah, the gluttony. I think we're having leftovers and sandwiches so we don't have to miss a thing.

In other news, how come I never get asked to participate in scientific studies involving drinking milkshakes?
Imaging studies uncover risk of weight gain in women with weak 'reward circuitry' In a side note the researcher pictured with the story TOTALLY looks like a psychology researcher. No offense to my friends who are researchers (Holly you've never looked that prim in your life).

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