The Girl made an awesome Lentil Stew last night, worth checking out as its healthy, tasty and incredibly cheap (we spent $13 for everything and we have about 4 servings left). It was one of those great winter meals that is warm and simple and didn’t make you feel like a fat kid when you go back for more. We added a lot of feta cheese and ate it with ciabatta bread to round it out. After dinner I realized that we are officially on the one week countdown to Christmas. At this point I have acquired 0 total gifts and am now in the stage where I’m desperately walking through stores trying to come up with ideas. It’s an awesome feeling. The holidays are so relaxing. The Feed:
Team Radioshack’s team manager, Johan Bruyneel, has posted Team Radioshack’s racing schedule on his Facebook page. From the looks of it no Giro for Lance, but they are venturing to the Dauphiné Libéré and Tour of Austria, among others. If I was on the team I would be kind of pissed. The Italian podium girls are super hot. When I win a stage I don’t want a fug Austrian girl handing me flowers. Those chicks look like they could bench press me.
The registration for the RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Race across Iowa) is open. I hear a lot of great stuff about this ride so definitely on my to do list. Although I have an adversion to spending hours on a bike riding through cornfields. It sounds like Team LiveStrong is doing it right, with camping, buses and happy hours. My kind of bike tour.
The Men’s Journal guide to the Perfect Weekend, with things to do in Oregon, Utah and Yellowstone. I like these because they seem pretty accessible and inexpensive. I really want to ride some sand dunes on a board. Sounds majestic.
And while we’re on dork patrol, the new Iron Man 2 trailer is out. I love RDJ and ScarJo so this one is high on my must see list. They even have War Machine in this one.
AccuTerra, a software company that makes GPS maps for various outdoor areas, has a cool GPS app for Vail Mountain. It lets you track your ski routes on the mountain and provides locations for lodges, runs by difficulty, and various other features. Pretty cool. Warning: the link dumps you into iTunes, so if you don’t have it up and running open iTunes first.
And finally, in honor of Christmas and my new found fascination with Jersey Shore culture, a little Christmas story from Jimmy Kimmel live. Happy Friday everyone and enjoy the weekend.