. . . . not to be confused with:
romney, n. 1. One who demonstrates incompetence, lack of social conscience, and general disregard of at least 47% of the American population. 2. One who is affronted by reality checks (see also, palin, n.)
In other news . . . . I am not sure what it means to be a “brainiac cheerleader” — from a breathless introduction by some news announcer, brainiac cheerleaders are “required” to have “advanced science degrees.” And indeed, some do have these advanced science degrees: A dentist! A Ph.D. in cellular molecular medicine! A Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering! But then, there’s the phlebotomist, and the financial analyst . . . . A group of brainiac cheerleaders goes around the country performing cheerleading routines to “encourage” girls to study science. Really? If I were a young girl, I’m not sure what sort of message I am meant to be receiving, but as a woman with one of those “advanced science degrees” and mother of a teenage girl, I know what message I am getting. These women are great examples of very smart women who think being smart and beautiful means also pandering to male fantasies. I suppose that’s why “mommy porn” along the line of Fifty Shades of Grey has been so depressingly popular.
CSA Share Week 15: lettuce, cucumbers, green onion, onions, potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, chard, spinach, parsley (gave away), bell pepper, kohlrabi, broccoli, eggs
Recipes: kohlrabi hash (kohlrabi, potatoes, green onions, onions), broccoli with polenta (from Simplicity from a Monastery Kitchen), spinach with raisins and pine nuts, chard tian (from Simplicity from a Monastery Kitchen)