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June 7th, 2007

03:48 pm: Single-Size Frozen Pizza Taste Test
Someone on rasff said that frozen pizzas are just as good as those at pizza places. Now, she lives in Ireland, so maybe she's right there, but when I bought one of each single-size frozen pizza at the Giant and tried them over the last week, I definitely didn't find anything close to comparable to the pizza places.

I bought cheese pizzas because I figured they'd be closer than other variations and I cooked them all in my toaster oven.

Red Baron Classic Crust Pepperoni - $4.49 - the pepperoni was loose so I took it off and ate it later. The crust was limp in the middle, although I had to cut part off and put it at the end to make it fit in my toaster oven and that might have affected it. Not enough cheese.

DiGiorno Rising Crust Four Cheeses - $4.39 - too much crust, not enough cheese, cornmeal annoying

McCann's Elio's Pizza Cheese - $1.99 - nice crust, but very bland. Maybe good for kids

Tony's NY Pizza Cheese - $2.39 - nice crust, not enough cheese, but lots of lovely garlic

Mr. P's Cheese - $1.99 - nice crust, rather bland

Freschetta 5 Italian Cheeses - $3.80 - limp crust, good cheese.

Celeste Cheese - $1.99 - good crust, not enough cheese

Of these, the Freschetta had the best taste, but I liked the Tony's crust best. Still, I don't consider any of these good enough to keep in the freezer.

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03:51 pm: Estimating
I took trash out and went to the post office today and just had the next-to-last laminate estimator here. Tomorrow, the last laminate estimator and the moving estimator. Then I get to compare and decide. The estimating for tomorrow turns out to be good planning since there's Code Orange tomorrow and I can't go out anyway.

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05:41 pm: Fundamentally Decent -- A Troubled Person -- Good Catholic
What do these phrases have in common? They've all been used to defend people who did bad things.

The first is from a letter sent to the judge in Lewis Libby's trial. Lots of people wrote, saying he was a good man and shouldn't be punished.

The second is from a columnist writing about a woman who recently ran her car through a festival in DC causing the most pedestrian injuries DC has ever had in one event.

The third is from 2001 here in Manassas. While the mother and oldest of 13 children were away, the 21-month-old was left in the car by her father and died. Impartial report Catholic Article Kevin Kelly was called a "good Catholic" by many people who spoke at his trial. Apparently that was supposed to alleviate his negligence of his child.

It amazes me that people think that just because people are basically good means they shouldn't be punished when they do bad things. Do they believe that only thoroughly bad people do bad things? We have lots of evidence to the contrary. Is the ongoing good that a person does enough to balance something bad? Probably not. You don't build up good points that can be used against a bad event.

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