A simple Saturday

We celebrated Valentine’s Day early this year. One day early to be exact. John Paul did not seem to mind. A four-year-old evaluates Halloween and Valentine’s Day based on a similar heuristic. They are both days where candy is provided and that metric rules the day. To that end it was a very successful holiday for John Paul.

My efforts to make waffles were mostly successful. I may have over mixed the batter just a bit. That results in hearty vs. fluffy waffles. My efforts to make coffee were more successful. Earlier this morning my Verismo brewing system produced two shots of Guatemalan origin espresso. They were less sweet and slightly stronger than the normal Starbucks espresso roast.

Today should be an interesting day for the University of Kansas basketball team. The last game against the team from Oklahoma was a true thriller. It included three overtime sessions and was highly competitive. We will see what happens today. I wanted to make some tacos for the game using Penzeys taco seasoning mix. However, it turned out that we do not have any of that spice mixture left in the house. Alas, it was a sad moment, but alternatives exist.

I did a quick search for, “the world’s best taco seasoning.” The results for that search varied widely. Most of the recipes included chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Some of them included other spices. A few of them included more than 10 spices. Engineers at Google have written a pretty decent search algorithm, but in some ways it is lacking. Maybe the wisdom of the crowd cannot guide the Google algorithm to the best taco seasoning. Maybe that distinction is to subjective to evaluate numerically, but I have come to expect greatness from Google.

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