Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
Gravy keeps on inserting itself into my life this week? First a pal was asking about the proportions for veggie gravy, then my friend Jonah wrote up a lengthy paean to the sauce on his excellent food blog today. Tomorrow must be a day for making poutine, the fates have decided.

Is there any way to segue from gravy to Star Trek? Maybe not, but that's what else I'm spending my time on these days. Jeremy and I are watching TNG from the beginning, he's even started a tumblr featuring daily screenshots of everyone's favourite Number One. Ryan linked to it earlier this week and because he is an Important Dude, one of his fans syndicated our friend Commander Riker on Livejournal as well, so you can follow it there!
joey comeau

The We Are Become Pals book is here! You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand. In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend.

It's a hard book to describe, but this is the blurb we came up with:

We are Become Pals is the story of Jane and Helen, and of their friendship. As with all friendships, it is a story filled with cops, lockpicks, astronauts, secret codes, face punching and quiet moments where you realize that you aren't alone in the world.

The hardcover has all the original chapters (which you can still read online for free right here), and all new material that follows their friendship further into their lives, as they get old and crotchety and awesome together.