Made some kind of stew today. It had stew mix vegetables (parsnip, turnip, leek, carrots, onions, celery, parsley, dill), Golden Onion soup mix (don't recommend it), a whole lot of mushrooms, cubes of beef (marinated in balsamic vinegar), a bottle of Guinness, and some barley (a late addition). It's all right. Not great. Kind of bland or something. Maybe fresh garlic next time? I don't know. When I realized it was bland, I dumped in some salt, hot pepper flakes, and garlic powder. Nothing.
Did anyone else know Calcutta is now Kolkata? Apparently, this happened in 2001 and may have been nothing more than a correction of a British misspelling. Interesting. Also, the AKC isn't allowed to call Jack Russell Terriers Jack Russell Terriers because of a copyright dispute with an anti-AKC group, so they're now Parson Russell Terriers.