Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Bananas Foster. While I'm at it (in my fantasy of being alone in the store unattended), I'm also going to have a key lime pie, a salted caramel (it could be good) and a mexican hot chocolate (contains habanero peppers!).
Sunday, December 11, 2005
After many failed attempts, some boiling water and more plunging attempts, I finally fixed a clogged toilet myself. This was not any ordinary clog. This was one that I'd tried plunging a dozen times, flushed after the water had gone down (which took an hour or so) and that I let sit over night.
This article actually helped or maybe it's a coincidence. Once I had the idea to get the air out of the plunger first, I was able to get supreme suction going. It occurs to me as I type this, how little interest this is going to hold for the .5 readers of my blog. Please appreciate this blog post as a geeky girl's version of the end zone dance. I am constantly excited when I tackle something that I think falls under the job description of handyman. On to the towel rack that recently fell down.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I think my most recent haircut is a feathered hairdo without all of the right styling to make it that way. I found the Feathered-Back Hair site by trying to determine if people ever shaved pictures into their back hair. I would have kept looking, but too many of the Google responses had the word "pubic" in the summary and I didn't want to be scarred by clicking further.
The Feathered-Back Hair site also has an odd collection of movies with people eating out of containers. Think I'm kidding? Check it out!
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
in a minute. I can't resiste a quote from one of the many success stories. Here is a suggestion on how to stop pulling your hair. I think she means something more spiritual than laying a hairball at God's ankles:
1. Lay trichotillomania down at the feet of the Lord. Leave it there and don't pick it up again.
Here is my favorite affirmation from Millie's story:
"This is my hand, which God created for good." " I am in control of it and I don't have to let it raise to my head, to pull out my hair, just because an urge tells it to do so." "My hand will follow God and not an urge."
Reading the site for three minutes has sufficiently scared me out of touching my eyebrows. Okay, now back to studying... I mean it this time.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
You can buy them online from Cajun Specialty Foods. If you've had one, I'd love to know what you thought.
I'm always up for Andouille sausage. My favorite place to get it (served to you vs. shipped) is Bud's Louisiana Food Shoppe. Although I have stopped drinking coffee myself, their Cafe au Lait is to die for. I also recommend their Po Boys and the bread pudding - which they swear is made with freshly sliced bread.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
I worked on my felt Christmas tree, cleaned up, watched a movie, researched new quick bread recipes, read my e-mail, mostly caught up on blogs, read all my favorite news sites and even my second favorite ones. I suppose any normal person would head to bed about now.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
"The massive security force deployed by Argentina for an Americas-wide presidential summit this week suffered its first glitch on Wednesday -- food poisoning. At least 70 federal police officers guarding the beach resort hotel where U.S. President George W. Bush and others will meet were overcome by diarrhea and vomiting after dining on lasagna at a nearby hotel late on Tuesday, police commissioner Daniel Rodriguez told local radio."
Apparently there is an urban legend about the supposed German myth:
But the biggest problem with the German pickle (saure Gurke) tradition is that no one in Germany has ever heard of it.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
The best part of Spanglish was the DVD extra describing the sandwich Adam Sandler makes as a late night snack in the movie. (Well, to be fair... there were some other good points in the movie.) I skipped the cheese. Here's my version:
Lightly toasted good bread. Small amount of mayo. Fresh tomato and lettuce. Crisp bacon. A fried egg or two. Fried in butter, people!
A BLT or even a BLTA (Avocado) is good already, but not quite filling enough for dinner. The fried egg makes it a more manly BLT. I want to try a BLT with basil instead of lettuce. Don't think that would work well with eggs though.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Zimbabwe in sanitary towels plea
Women trade unionists in Zimbabwe have appealed for international funds to make sanitary towels available at an affordable price.
South African towels are available at black market prices, but one month's supplies can easily cost half a month's wages - much more if a woman has teenaged daughters at home, who also need them.
"One MP within the parliament did raise the issue of the sanitary towels," she told the BBC.
"But society finds it taboo to talk about it, so to them it was just a joke, because everyone laughed when they talked about it.
"And I remember one minister said we should go back to history: somebody's telling us now we should go back and use hides."
But Ms Khumalo says women are now reduced to using rags and old newspapers, which are uncomfortable and unpleasant and increase the risk of infections.
This was not a sophisticated ruse to lose all male readers of my blog ;). I swear. I didn't even bring up tampons, so there.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
"In India it is the eve of Karvachauth, Husband's Day. As well as painting their hands with henna, married women fast and offer prayers for their husbands."
I'm trying to see it in a good light, but it sounds really lame. I will take this back if there is a corollary day called Wives Day. Instead of starving, men should have to clean and do laundry. Then they need to reinact the Kenny Rogers' song "Buy Me a Rose":
Buy me a rose, call me from work
Open a door for me, what would it hurt
Show me you love me by the look in your eyes
Uh oh, mean time between quoting country lyrics is falling.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
To write a blog entry just for the sake of posting an entry, not because you have anything interesting today.
Used in a sentence:
I couldn't really think of anthing good to blog about, so my last post was real blogorrhea.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Career Advice: Just do it
I once asked a group of top executives how many of them consider themselves to be serious procrastinators. Just 25% raised a hand. But when I put that question to groups of unemployed job seekers, 80% of the hands went up. That's consistent with what I've found in my 18 years as a career coach: Too often, procrastination can kill a career.
Many people learn procrastination in school. They wait until the last minute to write a paper or to study for a test, but, thanks to grade inflation, they still end up with a decent grade. That gets them by until they land in higher-level jobs, where there's no such thing as grade inflation to bail them out of their bad habits.
Some people procrastinate to avoid failure.
Baby born to Danish royal couple
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian-born wife, Crown Princess Mary have had a baby boy. The child, tipped to be called Christian in line with royal tradition, becomes second in line to the throne.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
A team of divers armed with $5,000 worth of sonar equipment recently attempted to locate roughly one ton of cheddar cheese dropped into Montreal’s Saguenay River last October. After hours of searching the Baie des Ha! Ha! (honest), the divers still had no luck.
The article talks about how a sailor raved about some cheese he'd found in the lake (something like that). Who eats cheese they find in water. Ew.
has his own brand of biodiesel. You can even buy a custom mousepad and bumper sticker. It's actually pretty cool. I don't know that I would want to deal with the mess and smell, but if gas prices go up much more I'll be thinking about it!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
This week's Time has a great except from Dr. Andrew Weil's book on living better, longer: Healthy Aging:
I hope that you will discover and enjoy the benefits that aging can bring: wisdom, depth of character, the smoothing out of what is rough and harsh, the evaporation of what is inconsequential and the concentration of true worth.
I'm feeling some of those in small amounts. I am wise on some topics... although some issues in particular - I have huge blind spots. If depth of character can be reflected in letting people see how weird I am and being comfortable with that, I think I can count it. I gave some of you the address of the blog :P. I see the smoothing out, but there is a long way to go. It would be nice if you could get personality callous remover. The last area has been very problematic for me lately. Far too many things are falling in the inconsequential category. I don't see many in the true worth column. Things feel out of balance. I don't know if it's life choices or attitude. Speaking of attitude, I am temporarily breaking my moratorium on quoting country lyrics:
I don't buy the lines in magazines
That tell me what I've gotta be
Don't base my life on a movie screen
Don't fit the mold...
I don't need to be 19 years old
Or starve myself for some weight I'm told
Or turn men's heads...
And I no longer justify
Reasons for the way that I behave
I offer no apologies
For the things that I believe and say
And I like it that way
Cause I'm a real live woman
Okay, so don't forget to notice!!!
If you have a subscription to the WSJ, you can read the whole article.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Out of an idyllic blue sky dotted with birds and butterflies come warplanes that carpet-bomb the Smurfs' forest village, killing Smurfette, leaving Baby Smurf wailing in distress and sending Papa Smurf and the others bolting for cover.
The scene from a bizarre commercial featuring Belgium's lovable blue-skinned cartoon characters is so upsetting it can only be shown after 9 p.m. to avoid scaring children.
Smurfette is killed and the others go running. Baby Smurf sits crying at the edge of a bomb crater.
It seems like a strange approach for a very worthy cause.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
"He had previously been part of religious rap group the Holy Ghost Boys." I wonder if Amazon or iTunes has any of their music.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
"Whose Got the Time? – Those who “get it done” are time conscious and will often have a time piece somewhere to help them keep track of the time. “Clock lovers are often meticulous and hardworking.”"
Not going to run out and get some clocks. I have two on my desk (on my computers) and three when you count the phone. Four with my cell phone.
"Motivation Plaques, Posters, etc. – This person is engaged in their job and wants to stay engaged."
I know what they're saying. When I see one of those motivational posters in a conference room it is akin to a bonehead alarm. "Bonehead nearby and/or in charge" :-D :O!
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
"I proposed via Ask Jeeves. I brought Yisha to my office, ask her to search on her name. While she was doing that I kneeled behind her with the ring and flowers. She typed in her name into Ask Jeeves, full name, and up came a special Smart Answer (thanks to Jim Lanzone and team) with the proposal."
While creative, it is completely dorky. That's right... not nerdy, which is cool - DORKY. Nerdy would be something like hacking into your girlfriend's computer and displaying a message:
I own your box, but you own my heart.
Will you marry me?
Your Windows installation lacks SP2.
Without you in my life, I am < SP1.
Will you marry me?
Except for the viral connotation, the countless dollars in economic damage and the laws broken, the Melissa virus was kind of romantic. An .ico on your web site related to something that reminds you of her, getting into dorkyland, but 98% nerd.
Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans fame appears to have supported Bush in the 2000 presidential election ... If you can trust a site called newsmeat.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Apparently a day can’t go by without news of some sort of German beer innovation... now comes word of German beer maker blending nicotine into their brew.
NicoShot, a 6.3 percent alcohol beer with 3 milligrams of nicotine, could be used as a way to quit smoking, sort of like nicotine gum, says the beer’s producer, Nautilus.
NicoShot could also be useful for smokers faced with smoking bans in pubs.
My verdict - retarded. I suppose for smokers at pubs who are too lazy to get off the stools for cigarrette breaks, this spells genius.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
How can I convince you it's me I don't like
And not be so indifferent to the look in your eyes
When I've always been distant
and I've always told lies for love
I'm bound by these choices so hard to make
I'm bound by the feeling so easy to fake
None of this is real enough to take me from you
Oh I've got reservations
about so many things
but not about you
I know this isn't what you were wanting me to say
How can I get closer and be further away
From the truth that proves it's beautiful to lie
I guess that's just it. I probably want to hear the lies at least some of the time. (Too lazy to do the right characters. Imagine I'm slick).
- Vous etes la femme la plus belle au monde.
- Il n'ya personne comme vous.
- Je mourrais sans vous.
- Vous etes l'amour de la vie.
- Sie sinde die grobe deutsche Frau.
and my favorite (every 6 mos is enough):
- Don't lose any weight. You are perfect as you are.
I am going to quit now before I put Morrissey out of business.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Stewart Smalleyesque quote of the day:
I am my own super hero.
World Stories: The Biggest Desert in Europe
(I am too retarded/lazy to figure out how to provide a link. You can go to the iTunes store --> podcasts and search... easy to find).
Q: What do you do if you get lost in an Icelandic forest?
A: Stand up.
Even though the pictures of Iceland look like tundra, it's technically 1/3 desert. They have a huge soil erosion problem. Circa the Vikings, Iceland was green. One man talked about why he spends his retirement (airline pilot) planting trees for a forest he will never see. Paraphrasing and fixing his use of "mortuary" when he meant "obituary" ;).
Someday when I die, maybe someone will write an obituary about me. They'll say, "he changed the landscape". I'd rather that instead of, "He flew some drunken Icelandic to Majorca".
Assmosis - The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
CROP DUSTING - Surreptitiously farting while passing thru a cube farm, then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust; leads to PRAIRIE DOGGING.....
Ohnosecond - That minuscule fraction of time during which you realize you’ve just made a terrible error.
Seagull Manager - A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, shits over everything and then leaves.
Starter Marriage - A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.
Umfriend - One with whom one has a sexual relationship; as in, “this is Dale, my...um...friend.”
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Live drug taking plan on Dutch TV
A presenter on a new chat show in the Netherlands is planning to take drugs such as heroin live on air, aiming to tackle issues facing young people.
In other segments of the show, Wesselink plans to go on a drinking binge in a series of pubs. He also plans to take the hallucinogenic drug LSD - on his couch under the supervision of his mother.
BNN has courted controversy with its shows in the past, including a sex education programme which featured life-size mannequins with sex organs.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Compare Auto Insurance Premiums
Don't miss the home page. Talk about the ego involved in having a large picture of yourself. He looks like a kinder, gentler Alec Baldwin.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Hickory Farms Donate Snacks For Hurricane Katrina Relief
Wonder if they want fruit cakes too.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I just finished the prequel to "The DaVinci Code": "Angels & Demons". While not a literary keeper, it was a great action/suspense book. All 569 paperback pages of it. I brought it to the gym, read it before bed, over dinner, while waiting in the car, basically every chance I could get. It needed to end sooner. It had the dumbest last lines of all time. You could so tell a man wrote it :P.
Vittoria slipped off her robe. "You've never been to bed with a yoga master, have you?"
What the hell, Dan Brown? You suck me in with a great story about the Illuminati trying to bring down Catholicism and this is how the book ends?!
Kenya's Oldest Pupil Addresses the U.N. General Assembly
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
I've been having some random thoughts on the whole situation. Obviously the most important worries are those for people, especially those who still need rescuing, care and those rebuilding their lives. I suspect in the coming months, as with 9/11, that we will learn about the other things lost. Some horrific, some sad, some strange. I wonder about all of the cemetaries - the ones people would tour or that were in movies set in NO. Did the coffins come loose? I remember when a family member died during El Nino a few years ago. The funeral was delayed twice. We were told the ground was so wet, if you buried someone, they would "pop back up" :O. That was a comforting thought :(. What about people about to be proscecuted for crimes? Crime scenes were completely destroyed, I bet. What about all of the people that don't have a photo of their parents or of their kids? In any city, I bet there are things everyone needs to get rid of. Why can't be those the only things lost? The world could do with a few less Epiladys, Foreman grills and pairs of parachute pants. Maybe the Gulf of Mexico would send us back some of the things we want if we started parachute pant sacrifices?
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Lazy, because only lazy programmers will want to write the kind of tools that might replace them in the end.
Second (and I will elaborate a bit more on this because I find the concept to be less known than the first) a good programmer must be dumb. Why? Because if he’s smart, and he knows he is smart, he will:
a) stop learning
b) stop being critical towards his own work
Friday, August 26, 2005
Tomorrow's question... why does the heat accentuate your fat rolls? Some how the wet and stickiness that heat brings reminds me what a lard ass I am. Gross! Heat is not compatible with self esteem unless you are skinny maybe?
1. How do people in hot climates keep from killing each other? The heat makes me crabby. Really crabby. I remember an apartment complex down the block getting painted a bright orange. I swear it was the same orange proven to incite violence in prisons (baby blue works best for keeping it down). Shortly thereafter, we had a heatwave. The kind of heat where the air is still and it's just too hot to move anywhere but the freezer section at the grocery store. That was the only time in the five years I lived in that neighborhood, that we had a murder on our street. It was some guy in the aggression-orange apartment buildings... he stabbed his wife to death. I'm not making any excuses for an obvious total psycho. However, I couldn't help but wonder at the time if the other factors contributed a little.
2. A friend pointed out that Bush spends his presidential vacation near Waco, Texas - which is REALLY hot in August. I wondered if it affected his decision making abilities, but decided no, because he must be used to the heat. I do wonder however, if any of the staffers he has in tow make different recommendations in heat.
3. This is a completely ignorant, stupid suggestion, but do hot areas have issues they wouldn't have in cold environments? Isn't the Middle East hot? Maybe they need to hold peace talks somewhere a lot more comfortable. "Iceland Peace Accords" isn't taken yet. The domain is still available! You could hold it in winter and let people leave the tables with the understanding that they would have to wait outside until they felt like talking again. Iceland is so cold, they don't have insects (or at least they are scarce).
It's feeling cooler now. Going to get some sleep.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Is Your Boss a Psychopath?
For extra fun, check out the site's list of the Top Ten Bosses from Hell
One mentioned is Armand Hammer, whose name really is heard in my brain as Arm & Hammer, the baking soda brand. He sounds like a major douche bag, yet he was the benefactor of the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum (food poisoning hit me while trying to view the collection... that was no fun). Getty, a far greater patron of the arts, also a douche bag. I read that Getty didn't even return home when his young son died and merely noted it in his journal "a very sad day" along with the stock prices he followed. In my book some cool museums don't make up for either's misdeeds.
Jai guru deva om.
Maybe I'm the last person in the western world to know that it was a shout out to John Lennon's Guru Dev. Is there anything that is not in Wikipedia!? Well, I'm not. There is no entry for 'baglady'.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
The last Moroccan prisoners of war held by a group fighting for independence in Western Sahara have been released.
The 404 men, detained in southern Algeria for almost 20 years, will be reunited with their families in Morocco later on Thursday, the Red Cross says.
I guess there is more to worry about in the world than any one of us could keep track of. However, doesn't it seem wrong that CNN had a front page headline today that Jude Law and his ex-fiance were seen together?!
But what exactly is the God Shot? The answer comes naturally to me, so naturally, that I can't actually put it in words with ease, but I do know instinctively what it is. One thing it's not: it is not meant to be a slam against God, or the breaking of one of the Ten Commandments (Thou shalt not...). It is a homage to God in a way because when someone talks about a God Shot, it is something so special, so unique, so perfect, it's almost as if God Himself has blessed it. And since a long ago Pope proclaimed that God blesses and approves of coffee, it is only natural it could extend to the perfect espresso: the God Shot.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
* Not Myself - John Mayer
* The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
* Love Song for No One - John Mayer (more John Mayer, so I'll just not list it... you get the idea ;)
* You And I Both - Jason Mraz
* Debra - Beck
* Guess I'm Doing Fine - Beck
* Yellow - Coldplay
* Easy Way to Cry - David Gray
* Maybe You'll Be There - Diana Krall
* A Case of You - Diana Krall (cover of Joni Mitchell song)
* Alison - Elvis Costello
* As Hard As It Gets - Fine Young Cannibals
* Maybe I - Five for Fighting
* Better Together - Jack Johnson
* Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
* Just Like Honey - Jesus & Mary Chain
* Wherever You Are - Mary Chapin Carpenter
* Meanwhile Rick James - Cake
* Hard Headed Woman - Cat Stevens
* For a While (Jasper Steverlinck's version)
* Haunt You Every Day - Weezer
It's not easy being green
It seems to blend in with so many other much more ordinary things
And sometimes people pass you over
Because you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky
But green's the color of Spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
Green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain
Or tall like a tree
But when green is all there is to be
It kind of makes you wonder why
Why wonder, wonder why?
I have this weird secret agent property where people often forget meeting me. It's not me changing my hair color too much or alternating between masks and mime outfits. I'm just kind of a euphemistic green. It can be really handy when you don't want to talk to someone you're about to run into. Sometimes it causes me to be rude. I assume someone won't remember me and I'll just feel lame when I confirm this, so I won't greet them. Now and then they do remember and I look snobby ;).
... But when she got her August bill from Comcast she had no trouble understanding she'd made somebody mad. It was addressed to "Bitch Dog."
"I was like you got to be freaking kidding me," said Govan, 25. "I was so mad I couldn't even cuss."
In another case, Peoples Energy customer Jefferoy Barnes started getting letters addressed to "Jeffery Scrotum Bag Barnes."
Wikipedia was right when they said that, "they are known to cause emotional distress to bug haters."
Someone please expand the article and let me know how to get rid of them! I am a clean person, honest! It's not my fault.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
As I abruptly got up to head to the restroom for a little post-shart clean up duty, Mr. Nazi Manager Guy stopped the meeting and said "sit back down". I told him I just needed to visit the restroom for a quick second. He said "either sit back down or you can just keep walking!".
or this one (also about poop sorry). Best quote:
"Now son. You can't be dropping Scooby snacks wherever you please..."
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Catching up on Lifehacker today, I read a bunch of compelling things about being organized and productive. The one that most interested me was Dave Pollard's The Nine Reasons We Don't Do What We Should
Looking back through time
You know it's clear that I've been blind
I've been a fool
To open up my heart
To all that jealousy, that bitterness, that ridicule
You know I'm seeing it so clear
I've been afraid
To show you how I really feel
Admit to some of those bad mistakes I've made
If you want it
Come and get it
For crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt
- from Babylon
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
By the fire
The long day is over
The wind is gone
Asleep at dawn
The embers burn on
With no reprise
The sun will rise
The long day is over
(Norah Jones, The Long Day is Over)
If anyone actually reads this, please don't tease me for digging Norah Jones. She's here and you're not. This is also a really cool song (and not one of her singles):
What am I to you
Tell me darling true
To me you are the sea
Vast as you can be
And deep the shade of blue
When you're feeling low
To whom else do you go
See I cry if you hurt
I'd give you my last shirt
Because I love you so
If my sky should fall
Would you even call
I've opened up my heart
I never want to part
I'm giving you the ball
When I look in your eyes
I can feel the butterflies
I will love you when you're blue
Tell me darlin true
What am I to you
Yah well if my sky should fall
Would you even call
I've opened up my heart
Never want to part
I'm giving you the ball
When I look in your eyes
I can feel the butterflies
Could you find a love in me
Could you carve me in a tree
Don't fill my heart with lies
I will you love when you're blue
Tell me darlin true
What am I to you
The first week... was a consolation, a pure relief. The world will give you that once in a while, a brief timeout; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Yoga travel, another interesting one.
Hypnotherapy podcast... can I trust it?
Save driving for adults... just talking to someone today about that! It's what your dad needs!
and my all time fav title: The Funeral X-Perience
Monday, August 01, 2005
Gourds for Home Decor
Mystic Mushrooms - I'm such a nerd... that one looks pretty good. "How do mushrooms produce?"
Kansas and Eddie Money at Rincon - Dude, just dust in the wind.
Bobby McFerrin - I have known a lot of guys who loved to do McFerrin impersonations. It's kind of scary when you're driving with them because it involves lots of slapping yourself and dual hand moves... aside from just the sheer terror it already evokes!
Judy Collins - You have not fully appreciated Judy Collins until you have read Anthony Bourdain's passage about going through the endless Moroccan desert with only a Judy Collins tape to listen to. They used Bon Jovi to lure Noriego out. They are missing the boat and could seriously be crushing insurgents with some good ol' western folk music.
Sorry, Michael McDonald has been sold out. Even the description describes him as the "Former Steely Dan keyboardist and Doobie Brothers vocalist (it's his Mighty-Mouse-on-steroids soulful huskiness we remember from their songs)..."
Life is perilous. At any time it could be too late. When you love another person, you must tell her, but you must also show her. You must do the thing that says to the world that you love that person. And this must never be put off, never.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
I made a summer fruit pie from white peaches and blueberries. I used the recipe from "Best Recipes" with my own slights changes. Other ingredients included tapioca, candied ginger and of course, butter. Cooks Illustrated asserted that tapioca was the best thickener for the pie. The peaches weren't very ripe and I could have gotten away with only 3 Tbsp instead of 4. A friend had given me candied ginger for my last Thanksgiving turkey brine and I used the rest up in the pie. The only mistake I made was forgetting an egg wash. Pies look so much nicer a big more golden and shiny. I used a sea shell for the scalloped edging.
When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love
I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love
The storms are raging on the rollin' sea
And on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing like me yet
I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind again. I love that movie. One of the coolest scenes is when Joel remembers talking in bed with Clementine and they are so close and honest, he decides he wants to save at least that memory. It's when he decides to try and fight erasing Clementine from his memory. It got me wondering what memory of me would make someone not erase me.
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Included here for those too lazy to click the link. You can make it out just right of the post titles. The pic is too big for my template.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Today I needed to get some materials for an upcoming conference out of the bathroom storeroom. When I first unlocked the door, my key became stuck in the lock. The light over the door is out and there isn't a light inside; it was dark and the room is really dusty. With the door open, I saw that what I needed was out of reach. Kevin was able to help me get my key out of the lock and I went and found a ladder. The second time the door opened much easier and I quickly set up the ladder. While I was coming into the bathroom, I could hear a lot of loud farting from the only person in there. For men reading, it's not typical for women to be so loud when other's are around. I understand men let it rip, but not women usually unless it is a gastic necessity. I was put off a little, but figured the poor creature better release all of that air rather than worry about what I would think.
I got to the second to last step on the ladder and reached for the box I needed. Almost exactly at the same time, the woman farted again (really loudly) and my cell phone rang. I exclaimed, "You've got to be kidding me!", over my dismay at the inopportunely timed cell phone call. The woman must have though that I was at my whit's end with her gas, because she then started saying "Excuse me" after each big gasser from that point on. It was echoey in the bathroom/storeroom and I was also worried the person on the call would think I was farting while talking. I'm glad I only need to go into the storeroom a few times a year. Hanging out in public restrooms is not my idea of entertainment. If the person was one of my coworkers and ever reads this, 1,000 apologies for blogging about your "business".
In the past I was known as a freak.
Had no friends, picked on 'cause I was weak.
Save my ass, I got into this band.
I've never, ever seen something like this at the end of a song:
What the fuck?! (x12)
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Luke, I would have used up one of my birthday hours on this!
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Blogdigger uses a number of methods to identify a site’s location. The best way is to support the ICBM or geoPosition meta data specification which defines your site’s latitude/longitude as an HTML metatag. More information can be found at GeoURL, and information on finding your latitude/longitude can be found here.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
where I've been in the U.S. I guess I could have counted Texas, but I only flew into the airport and then out again.
visited countries map is less impressive. I've been into Victoria to the north and just TJ to the south.