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Category: grocery

02/17/10 10:10 - 29ºF - ID#51034

Pastele Paper Vs. Parchment Paper

I went hunting for Parchment paper today (and by hunting, I mean wandering about aimlessly through the aisles at Pricerite till I see something vaguely interesting that I can pore over). I didn't exactly find Parchment paper but I found a roll of something called Pastele paper.

Someone had put a produce sticker on the roll of paper so that it was priced by the pound, had an expiration date and had directions for refrigeration. I thought it was curious, and was carrying it around to ask someone what it was.

However, in a moment of absent-mindedness at the checkout queue, I forgot about how weird it was and bought it before I remembered I didn't know what it was. Does anyone know what it is, though? Can it serve as a Parchment paper substitute? Or is it just wax paper in disguise? Should I return it?

Chowhound has a thread on Pasteles - apparently they are a Puerto Rican specialty comfort food. But it doesn't tell me if the paper is inflammable in the oven.

Anyone have a clue about the combustion physics of Pastele paper?

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: office

02/17/10 08:44 - 29ºF - ID#51033

Mr. Deadlier to the rescue.

I was having a particularly dead-wall time at work today with the Roswell network dragging its amoeboid appendages, my reference-manager hanging like a choking seaweed, frequent and unexpected power outages that managed to erase my drafts several times in the morning and none of my literature searches going too well.

The straw that broke the frustrated camel's back could well have been the Inter-Library loan request form that refused to submit.

BUT, like all crazily structured bewildering films with indescribably happy endings, an (e:strip) peep came to the rescue and ironed a long-standing 8-month annoyance out.


It is time for an especially loud round of applause for (e:mrdeadlier) :-)
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: grocery

02/17/10 07:30 - 29ºF - ID#51031

Thank you, Pricerite.

I know some folks view Pricerite as an evil walmartish-variant grocery but I am writing this journal to thank the store for setting up shop in downtown Buffalo and being there for me heavy rain or yucky snow. The employees at the store beat even Wegmans at being super-nice and courteous.

My fridge was completely empty and depressed-looking half an hour back and now I have extremely fresh, large and juicy tomatoes.

For 89c a pound without the pain of waiting for a bus in the cold, without owning a car and without planning the trip for an hour. This is what a perfect daily grocery-shopping experience should feel like. Thank you!

PS: They have more Latin American produce and stuff than any other major grocery. I do wish they had more Chinese greens though. I guess they must have done some intense market research and decided that west and east Buffalo would be their most prominent clientele.
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: simple pliny

02/17/10 04:59 - 29ºF - ID#51028

Update on the Going Bald Experiment

I checked and I am mildly shocked to see that I seem to have raised $475 for cancer research simply by promising to go bald in 2 weeks.

I am experiencing a warm fuzzy feeling despite the treachery of deviant Lake Erie which seems to have unfrozen again.

PS: Apparently, they won't shave my head to the bone and will leave a smattering of hair. I am going to request that they really shave it all off. I have got my department paying for my most expensive hair-cut ever so it better be technically perfect.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: buffalo

02/15/10 07:02 - 27ºF - ID#51021

Erie freezes over: No more snow?

Lake Erie has frozen over.


Hopefully, there will be a lot less (or no more) snow for the rest of the month. *Rubs hands* Hee Hee.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: the odes

02/12/10 04:12 - 23ºF - ID#51002

Search on. and yawn.

The Original.

And the Super-Originals.

Hah, you believed that?

What *really* happened...

Or maybe starting an international mess was not really your cup of tea...

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: simple pliny

02/12/10 12:51 - 21ºF - ID#51001

Thinking of going bald...

for bucks.

But mainly because I want to see if I can tackle a fraction of pain and the serious blow to vanity that the patients I study are going through everyday.

March 3 is the D-day I don't know if I can work up enough guts to go through with this and bear being absolutely bald for the rest of the winter.

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: art

02/04/10 10:17 - 25ºF - ID#50970

Especially for Jacob - Emma 2009

(e:Jacob), this IS the best period Emma-Knightley dance I have ever seen.

I will admit, Emma is probably one of my least favourite works by Austen, but this 2009 adaptation does as much justice to the novel as the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. In fact, it makes it so picturesque that I am almost ready to overlook the fact that I am always uncomfortable with Emma's character in the real book.

Romola Garai is SO not the Emma that Austen wrote about. She has absolutely no pretension, is much too earnest and can't pull off the insularity that is the trademark of Austen's Emma! For a change, I loved the fact that they miscast so far from the truth that I actually liked this Emma.

Oh, the soundtrack is GORGEOUS and I have been listening to it non-stop for days on end!! It has a bunch of lively innovative waltzes


and some heart-breaking cello and flute pieces


and really everything in-between.

(e:Jacob), you MUST see this (especially if you don't like the real Emma too much. heheh)

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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: art

01/15/10 10:18 - 33ºF - ID#50826

What Paul *really* means...


Hee Hee...
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Location: Buffalo, NY

Category: simple pliny

01/13/10 08:50 - 23ºF - ID#50814

Mental note. Really mental.

It was not about badges.
It is never about badges.
It will never be about badges.

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