Thursday, May 26, 2005

Sheff's Special Family

My mom was visiting from the northwest for a few weeks and boy did she suck back some horchata. She loves that sweet rice drink served over ice and available widely at Mexican restaurants and taquerias.

I've made it before and just sort of guessed at what to do. I soaked a bunch of rice and put it in the blender with a bunch of sugar and cinnamon. I didn't measure anything, but just made it to taste. Recipes vary, but try 1 cup of rice (rinsed and white) soaked in to 2 quarts of water for a couple of hours. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar depending on your interest in sweetness, a cinnamon stick, and maybe a little vanilla. Do it up in a blender and strain. Serve chilled and/or over ice. Check this out for even more fun times.

Special Ed finished his coursework in his MPA program at Sonoma State University and says he "will never-ever-ever have to go to class again." For now he plans to "[drink] a lot of beer" and complete his thesis on the disastrous policy implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act/Law. Send him your regards and thoughts about his topic. I'm sure he'd love to hear from you.

Saint Ed. Photo by Yoshi M.

Chuy and Elias also completed Master's coursework recently. This weekend, Ed, Chucho, Elias and I will hang out here in the Southland! So far, plans include eating and heading out to the Inland Empire to see Brother John and the new Star Wars movie.

6 Added Something:

Blogger cloudy quipped...

I was wondering what happened to St. Ed, I miss him. Congrats to all those masters people, yowza. My MPA in television was completed last night with the finale of LOST. Wish I could hang in the southland with y'all, sounds fun.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:21:00 AM  
Anonymous (not feeling so super) mosca quipped...

So Master Chuy, Master Ed, and Master Elija-one-kenobi (I suppose you've earned that name now.)

What can you teach us about the ways of the force. Wow! Kathy you'll have three masters in your home. Will you become a padiwon(sp?)?

Can they teach us how to levitate? Y'all and your big brains scare me but I would like to learn the ways of the force.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:35:00 AM  
Anonymous supermosca quipped...

Oh yeah I forgot -- No Child Left behind SUCKS for many reasons.

One is: High schools are required to forward a childs name to the armed forces unless a parent or guardian requests otheriwse. Do they tell the students and parents that they have to affirmatively request that they don;t give your childs info. to recruiters - of course not. REDICULOUS I KNOW- When did parents lose the right to have to give permission for someone to get there child's information - oh it must of happened after 9/11-
F'N Republic-an Bastards.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:41:00 AM  
Anonymous eli quipped...

horchata is the nectar of the gods. ed is a saint among mortals. he should revel in his divine status by drinking horchata constantly. no child left behind is an idiotic policy motivated by hubris and vainglory. i hope ed visits his saintly wrath upon it and lays it low.

Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:52:00 PM  
Anonymous anna quipped...

all hail the many masters of the sheff universe and jedi knights as well.

my boss refers to NCLB as:
"no child left untested, no teacher left standing."


Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous master sheff quipped...

aah, yesssss. come drink and celebrate with the three masters in the inland empire. there are, in fact, three, but there can be only two... a brawl royal is likely to ensure. we will be celebrating somewhere Beyond Thunderdome, at Brother John's casa.

Friday, May 27, 2005 12:30:00 AM  

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