Monday, June 29, 2009


2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup milk

1. Mix dry ingredients ie. flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl that is large enough for your purposes. (when in doubt about bowl size, go bigger.)
2. Add milk, beaten egg, and melted butter. Mix with big spoon.
3. Put mix on greased cookie sheet
4. Bake in oven heated to 425 F (approx. 230 C) for 12 minutes
5. Eat biscuits

Should make about 12 biscuits, unless you are like me and posses no sense of proportion in which case it makes 4.

One difficulty I have is that it's very hard to make this recipe for one person; it's terribly big and somewhat difficult to halve and I don't like refrigerated mix, thus if I want to have biscuits I must invite a friend or two. On the other hand eating is far more enjoyable with company.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Teacher, Classroom, and Student

For the past month I have been attempting to learn Latin American Spanish, via computer program. By 'attempting' I by no means imply a lack of progress; the program is immersion based, and solitary submersion in a single topic is very close to my ideal learning style. I have already completed the second level of the course and moved on to the third (the levels are approx. the same as a semester course).
However, I am beginning to notice a very important draw back to this particular system. I come to realize that while I am learning a language, a code specifically used for communication, my lack of teachers and fellow students greatly inhibits my ability to find someone else who speaks it!
I am aware that a language as common as Spanish will have a purpose at some point in the future, but in the meantime if I wish to practice the only one available for conversation is myself.
Knowledge seems to have little use, when neither applied, nor shared with another. :)

What now, am I?

Oh look, a beginning.