Gretchen and I went over to Penny and David's place for a completely vegan meal this evening. The cheese melted upon the pre-dinner micro-pizza hors-d'oeuvres had been fabricated somehow from rice, and though nearly flavorless, this rubbery vegan substance was the closest physical approximation to mozzarella I've ever placed in my mouth. The main course was a baked Morrocan combination of peppers, onions, sweet potatos, chick peas, and carrots served over couscous.
Later we sat around on the couch watching YouTube excerpts from recent debates of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton exchanging verbal ripostes. I've been consistently impressed by Obama's ability to rhetorically neutralize attacks. Here is the best recent example: