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living large in the four-oh-eight. wicked large.


how to grill pizza

One of the best parts of living in California is dining alfresco. Nothing is better than the ability to fire up the grill 365 days a year.

I'm a big fan of my grill. And I'm an even bigger fan of wood-fired pizza. So after growing a bit tired of grilling chicken and veggies and salmon, I came up with a way to make pizza...grill-style.

Get started with a fresh handmade dough. Flour, yeast, water, and a bit of oregano and/or basil. While you let the dough rise, prep your ingredients: sauce, toppings, cheese. You'll also need a bit of primo virgin olive oil. The sky's the limit.

Fire up the grill, nice and hot. Oil the grill surface. Roll out your dough and brush with a bit of that tasy olive oil.

Spread the dough across the surface and cover. Let the dough bake for 2-3 minutes, just enough time to get some nice grill marks across the surface.

Remove the dough from the grill and brush the top with oil before flipping over. Add your toppings to the grilled side: sauce, veggies, meat, cheese, whatever. Then slide the pie back onto the surface, crack a beer, and chill for 5-7 minutes.

Bingo. You've got a fresh grilled pizza to enjoy.

I'm in "personal pizza" mode. So everyone can customize their own pie. C'mon over. We'll grill it up.


tivo is the greatest invention of all time

Thank goodness for TiVo. Without it, I would miss the best shows on TV today:

-The Simpsons
- The Daily Show
- Lost
- College Game Day

Go out and buy TiVo. It will change the way you watch TV, forever.


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This guy will keep you safe from those "other" people. What a genius.



on my iPod

Yeah, I admit it. It's cheesy. But this new Jimmy Eat World tune rocks.

And the hot-off-the-press album by The Used is bitchin'.

Go download 'em.



Here we go again. Nearly six months after my brief foray into the world of blogging, I have returned. Call it a fresh start.

After what was shaping up to be a brilliant second half of 2004, 50%+ of my fellow Americans have rained on the parade. On October 29, AAPL is flying high, the Red Sox are the champions of the world, and the autumn California sun warms the cheeks.

Time for a reboot.

Except we didn't ask to restart. Suddenly, our comfortable and brilliant October froze up. We didn't have a choice. Just press the reset button and cross our fingers...

October 31. The sun sets at 5:00p. Immediately begin foraging for dinner at 5:01p.

November 2. The sun sets on democracy. Republicans start crawling out of the woodwork to vote for Dub. It's like "Night of the Living Dead." Iowa goes to bed early.

November 3. It's official. We're screwed. It begins to rain in California.

So it's a week later and Dub's a week dumber. Bummer.

Vote Guvnah Dean for Demo Party Chairman! Yeeahh!!!