-o- Newt Gingrich wins in South Carolina -o-
Dare I say I still think Romney will end up as the nominee? Both Gingrich and Santorum could still take it away. The Washington Post published a piece on the women who turned out to vote for Newt. Read it here.
The Florida debate is tonight… I wonder who will be ahead tomorrow.
I also read an interesting feature on Callista Gingrich, the potential nominee’s third wife, in The New Yorker this weekend. You can read it here.
-o- The Ravens lose, the Giants win! -o- For me, the Ravens-Patriots game was painful, but extremely fun to watch! Here’s Billy Cundiff, watching the bowl sail past the goalpost.
(photo credit: Robert Deutsch, USA Today)
(Because I love my friend Steve, I’m happy the Giants won.)
-o- Timeline of SOPA’s demise -o- Mashable‘s Alex Fitzpatrick compiled a timeline of SOPA’s ascent and fall over the past week. I joined the WordPress bloggers that blacked out their sites Wednesday, January 18. The people spoke, and Congress heard.
Apparently… Check out the history of the Day and other January 23 food history tidbits on Foodimentary.
-o- What’s the best book you’ve read in one day? -o- I love everything about this question. My answer is, either The Old Man and the Sea or The Pearl by John Steinbeck. I know they are both very short, but still I think the best books I’ve read in a single day.
-o- Supreme Court to rule on Arizona’s immigration law
Over the objections of Obama’s administration, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether or not Arizona can enforce its immigration reform law.
-o- iPhone Apps for the Foodie Mashable collected a list of 9 fun iPhone apps for food-lovers. Find the gallery here. My favorite – Eat St. keeps you updated on the location of food trucks in your neighborhood:
-o- “Magic Mushrooms” are back in the lab It has been almost 40 year since President Nixon termed the former Harvard University psychologist Timothy Leary ”the most dangerous man in America.” His crime? Promoting the use of hallucinogenic substances – such as psilocybin, the main ingredient in the magic mushrooms – for therapeutic benefit. And now, psilocybin is back in view. Check out Bloomberg‘s article here to learn more.
-o- 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer Jocelyn K. Glei collected tips from 25 authors; find them all here at the99percent.com. While I enjoyed reading through it, what I really like is the Hemingway quote Glei grabbed from a 1954 interview published in the Paris Review.
When asked by the interviewer what aspiring writers can do to train themselves, Hemingway answered: “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life. At least he will have the story of the hanging to commence with.”
-o- Holiday Food Festivals Epicurious compiled a list of food festivals happening across the United States this December. Find it here.
-o- FoodGawker’s all-time most-gawked If you love food or just food photography, check out this collection of recipes here.
-o- Exciting football weekend! I wouldn’t dare to pretend I care more about this than I really do, but yesterday was an exciting day to be even a quasi-fan.
the Baltimore Ravens beat the Indianapolis Colts, 24-10
the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns, 14-3
the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-19
the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Miami Dolphins, 26-10 (Whoo hoo!)
the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-14
the New York Jets beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-10
the Detroit Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings, 34-28
the Atlanta Falcons beat the Carolina Panthers, 31-23
the New England Patriots beat the Washington Redskins, 34-27
the New Orleans Saints beat the Tennessee Titans, 22-17
the Denver Broncos beat the Chicago Bears, 13-10
the Arizona Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers, 21-19
the San Diego Chargers beat the Buffalo Bills, 37-10
the Green Bay Packers beat the Oakland Raiders, 46-16
and in probably the most exciting game yesterday, at least on the East Coast…
the New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 37-34