Made some great slow-cooker pulled pork last night. Goes with the coleslaw I made the day before. It takes a couple of days in the fridge to develop the right crunch. That's more my speed when it comes to gourmet cooking. I can't even remember what we ate when we were in Chicago last time, but it was definitely simple Midwest home cooking.

Do they have some kind of veneer peeler to get the violin wood so thin? My mom was first violin in the Indianapolis Symphony about 80 years ago, and I always was amazed by how thin her violin's wood was.

We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.