Monthly Archives: February 2014

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Why yes, you can pay off my old lease 2 months early and give me a way nicer model for the same monthly payment.

2014 Mazda6 Touring

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Hello to my new, far less boring ride.


  • Mmm, rich Corinthian leatherette (other wise known as vinyl) seating.  I actually prefer it to real leather because it wears much better (that is it doesn’t wear at all, ever.)
  • Bluetooth.  Seems silly but super useful in real life.
  • Back up camera.  Seems over the top, until you try it.
  • Blind spot monitoring.  Nice to have an automatic double check when changing lanes.
  • Skyactive efficiency technologies.  Lighter (but stronger) body, more efficient engine (even though more powerful), light weight alloy wheels (even though they’re a ginourmous 19″), etc.  Combined mileage up about 4MPG over the last one.

Bacon Method Revisit

I’m a firm believer in the Bacon Method.  Today, I tried the foil variation:

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I think I like.  Makes things a little crispier in the same amount of time.

But, the bigger win might be clean up.  After everything cooled down, I put the paper towels I used to drain the bacon on the foil, then balled them all up.  The pyrex pan was pretty much clean!