Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Making Banana Bread (Tabblo Review)

I'd been looking for an excuse to use Tabblo, a neat new site that lets you storyboard pictures. It is definitely still in beta or maybe just doesn't work great on the Mac. I don't think it works better than a plain blog interspersed with photos (once you add in all the trouble it is to use). It is a fun way to show an online album and I think I'll try a new subject next time. I'd thought it might be a neat instructional tool (new assignment). However, I think it needs to work some kinks out before non-geeks try using it.

Making Banana Bread/Tabblo Take 1.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Liquid Plumber Manicure

Sure it can unclog a sink, but did you know that it gives the most amazing manicure? My kitchen sink is seriously clogged. My guess is that the mini shredded wheats didn't get all the way down the drain this morning :(. They must have spent all day getting super solid in my poor whittle drain. I plunged the drain for a long time, then poured in LP. I plunged so long on the drain that my plunger broke :(. My arms felt like they were burning a little, so I rinsed them with water (in the working sink). The skin around my inner elbow is feeling hot, but my nails are etched like they've been polished and are very white. I also smell very sterile. My hands are soft like they've been exfoliated. Spa treatments that work by eating proteins are probably dangerous. The silver lining is now I can get a fancy plunger guilt free, since mine is broken. I've always wondered just how much better those ribbed black ones work. Stay tuned...

P.S. Why are there so many people who have pictures of plungers?

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


at night
it's awful to be alone.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

P.S. Bagels Are The Enemy

Another bagel successfully stared down.

While I'm talking about carb options... has anyone else ever noticed that Trader Joe's Yogurt O's don't get soggy in milk? Don't get me wrong. I really like the taste, especially the kind with the dried mango. They are like rocks though - even with some soak time. I think I chipped a tooth eating them.

Really Bad News/Baglady Likes Her Butt?

I never assumed that I was the only person using the handle/name/whatever "baglady". That fact was brought home loud and clear to me today when a friend (let's call her Care Bear) shared some new intell with me. Apparently she'd set her IRC client to notify her everytime baglady signed on to the IRC server she uses. This is how she noticed that there was another baglady signing on, but not to the benignly topiced channel Care bear frequents. No friends, the other baglady frequents the channel called "enema-palace".

That honey of a phrase is going to push some funky traffic to my blog - I know it!

What should my new handle be???

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I'm Seduced Already

Check out the EU's new campaign for Europe Day (today):>

That's a campaign that I can get behind!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

You Are What You Eat

I've been hooked on Trader Joe's Monteblue & Populet. That's snob for poppycock with blueberries:

Cute But Wrong

This kitty-shaped iPod Nano case is cute, but so wrong at the same time:

Monday, May 01, 2006

No One At the Table

I've never had a good answer for the cliche, "If you could have five people (living or deceased) to dinner, who would they be?"

I would like to ask my grandma what stitch she used for the half complete afghan I want to finish.

I would ask Clara why she married Charlie the second time.

I asked my grandpa the questions I had. The best advice he gave me was that it takes that real strong feeling for someone to keep a marriage going (both of you). You could get by with almost anything if you had that.

I'd ask my other grandpa how he kept his african violets so nice. I have instructions, but I just can't seem to get them as healthy as his were.

Why I Wax

I'm starting to look like I'm undergoing gender reassignment starting with my eyebrows.