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This Open Thread Needs to Get Back on Its Bike

I got myself a bike a few weeks ago. Then, just as my muscles were starting to get used to cycling, the school holidays came upon us. For the last week, I’ve done nothing but eat and hang around like a lazy blob.

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Unf*%& Your Habitat: The Perfection Paradox

If Voltaire were alive, and spoke English, and liked to curse, he might say something like, “Perfectionism gets in the way of unfucking.” Of course, he was French and somewhat classier than that, so his version contains no f-bombs and is far more quotable: “Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.” The perfect is the enemy of […]

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Food

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

I don’t know if it’s spring fever or what, but I’ve gotten way lazier about cooking lately. My motivation has just gone down the drain, and to combat it, I’ve started seeking out ridiculously easy recipes.

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Food

Fake Fried Rice

OK, I’m not saying this dish is particularly healthy, or even remotely authentic, but it tastes delicious and always works in a pinch. The trick is using a frozen packet of vegetables with sauce included. I make this all the time, and Mr. McDoogal and I love it every time.

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Food

Laziest Recipe Ever: Stovetop Mac N’ Cheese

I’m a proponent of cooking at home for financial, nutritional, and self-satisfactory reasons. However, we all have our lazy nights or weeks (or months?) when you just don’t feel up for cooking an elaborate meal. I’ve been sick and working a lot more at my non-superhero day job lately, so there’s been a precipitous drop […]

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Perspectives

Confessions of a Non-Germaphobe

I may be outing myself as kind of gross in this post, but you all only know me in Internet Land, and not in Real Life Land, so I’m gonna just go for it. I’m one of the un-germaphobic people you’ll probably ever meet. I’m not sure how I turned out this way; my mom […]

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Food

Crutches in Cooking

Those of us who consider ourselves to be good cooks may not like to think that we have a crutch when it comes to cooking, but many of us do. What do I mean by crutch? Well, it’s more than just flair or a style”¦a crutch is an ingredient that you use too much. It […]