Sunday, March 16, 2008

Adventures in baking

Bread that is. I've been meaning to try this recipe for awhile and today was nice and slow so I made bread. It's the first time I've tried bread before and I'm not much of a baker but it was basically the same recipe I use for pizza dough so it wasn't much of a stretch, and it tastes fantastic. Next weekend I think I'll try the no-knead recipe I've seen making the rounds on the Intertubes, Coors substituted of course.

Convention time

Yesterday I was at the Jefferson county Democratic convention. There were just over 3000 seated delegates that forced a move to the arena on the School of Mines campus. In addition there were over 1200 alternate delegates who came to campus and waited for one of the delegates to not show so they could be seated. All in all there were roughly 10 times as many people as there were 2 years ago at the convention which made it the largest attended Democratic convention in the history of Jefferson county.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Rant: The war on trans fats

Boston is banning trans fats in restaurants and grocery stores. That's a good thing.

The ban does include a provision that bagged chips and cookies are exempt though. That's a bad thing.

Does the ban mean you won't be able to buy butter or beef since they both have naturally occuring trans fats? The majority of the trans fats that we as Americans eat are from packaged snacks and foods, like chips and cookies. Some studies have contended that the trans fats in these snack goods, man made, differ from the ones found naturally in animal products, beef and dairy products.

Seems like another good reason to eat more real food and fewer Oreos, but that's just me.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Caucusing in Wyoming

I came up to Wyoming yesterday to volunteer for the Obama campaign at the caucus site in Platte County.  I'll have a full account up later tonight once we get home, the results were 89 for Clinton and 84 for Obama, overall it was a great turn out for Platte County who only had 35 democrats come out to caucus 4 years ago!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Heading to Wyoming

This weekend I'm heading back home to help with the caucus/campaign for Obama. Is anyone in the area heading to Laramie on Friday evening to see Barack Obama speak?

Monday, March 03, 2008

Matching Donations

I contributed to my first political campaign today, I don't even feel dirty about it! The Obama campaign has a program where first time donors are paired up and a matching donation is made by someone else around the country. This lets you, the donor, connect with another small amount donor to talk about how the campaign is going in their neck of the woods, how they got involved and why they are helping. If you are in the Obama camp, at least 1 of you who read this blog is I'm sure, you can get into the matching game here; The last time I tried to connect though the servers were busy!