Well that was disappointing [gastronomy, review]
20 July 2024 | 12:25 am

I'm laid up mostly in bed, and Mr B is doing all of the cooking and cleaning, so we have been looking into alternatives to give him some respite. Looking for alternatives to cooking that are shelf stable (so I can keep them in my room with me without having to put a fridge up here*) and require little to no preparation, one of the things that crossed our desk was Huel meal replacement drink powder thingy. We got a coupon for it, so we decided to try it, specifically Huel Black variety, which is high protein. It arrived the other day, and today we decided to bust it open and give it our first taste test.

The flavor wasn't bad. The mouth feel was intolerable. And by mouth feel, I mean it is gritty, which I find unpleasant, and also the grit gets caught in my throat in a way that feels amazingly gross.

Mr B: Maybe, if you were caught on a desert island...

Me: I would find someone to kill and eat.

Mr B: "Soylent green is people."

Me: This isn't people. People taste better.**

Mr B just chimed in from the kitchen: "As a final insult, it's really hard to clean." Apparently it anneals to the side of the shaker.

(Local friends, if you're somebody I've entrusted my cell phone number to, you're welcome to hit me up if you want to try it yourself. Happy to get you a sample. "Coffee caramel" flavor.)

* We, in fact, have a mini fridge we could put in my room, but there are a variety of issues with doing so. Might, though.

** I don't actually know that.

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Ask, and Ye Shall Receive [pols, US, Covid]
18 July 2024 | 5:22 am

2024 July 5: NYTimes: "A Defiant Biden Says Only the ‘Lord Almighty’ Could Drive Him From the Race"

2024 July 17, 2:20 p.m.: Politico, reporting on interview in BET News: "Biden says he’d reevaluate campaign if medical condition emerged"

2024 July 17, 6:00 p.m.: CNN: "President Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19"

(h/t u/lurklurklurky here)

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Life insurance? [domesticity]
16 July 2024 | 10:33 pm

Now that Mr B and I have wedded our fortunes together, he would be deeply screwed if something happened to me such that I was no longer around to pay my share of our joint financial commitments. The marketplace has a solution to this: life insurance. I don't know the first thing about the marketplace for life insurance, except that life insurance salespeople have a reputation for being scum, and I have been advertised life insurance, unsolicited, which I am assuming is a scam.

Can anyone advise me on how to find reputable and non-evil life insurance?

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