Bush Legs

How can people prefer white chicken meat to dark? It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard.

And it turns out that the famous Bush legs that were such a godsend to us in the early post-Soviet years came to us because Americans don’t like dark chicken meat. Oh, I’ll never forget those Bush legs and what a life-changing thing they were. Maybe I’ll make some when I get home for old times’ sake.

But seriously, why would anybody prefer the white meat when it’s drier and blander?


I was right to dislike Alexandria. But it’s just as well because I’m making great progress on the article while holed up in my room. It’s been raining buckets (except for when I’m in meetings, which is just my luck), so I’m not missing out on any strolling opportunities.

Lifestyle Trumps Money

An interesting article on how Oklahoma started a 4-day school week, and immediately got a lot more job applications from experienced teachers.

It’s no longer about just pay. Work conditions are a lot more important. Why are people with PhDs from great schools flooding the job position in Northern Arkansas with hundreds of applications when the pay is in the low 40ies and there are much better paying careers in more desirable locales? Because lifestyle trumps money. I wouldn’t accept a job that paid five times what my current job pays if it weren’t in academia. The lifestyle doesn’t have a price on it.

Just looking at how N tries to slice up his three-week holiday allowance makes me love my job. He had to stay at home with Klara for three days, which automatically eliminated his plan to travel to Montreal in May. I stayed with Klara for a week and a half, but my extensive travel plans are unaffected.